I voted loot 1.5.
I want to see if Blizzard really pulled off a loot curve that's fun and doesn't need an AH to play on higher difficulties.
PS3 if I were selected!
- 10/18/2013 9:45:30 AM Posted in: News & Announcements
9/20/2013 8:35:23 PM
Not quite sure what to think of the conclusions, they seem completely in the wrong direction...Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
The main problem with the AH is that the gear evolution that a regular player would get over time is accelerated to an exponential degree. If you don't understand this statement, it is a bit at the root to why devs say the AH affected itemization. Say you are looking for some really good upgrade shoulders, but the game RNG is giving you none, well someone else in the game is obviously getting slightly different luck. The AH facilitates you finding that person and trading. Eventually you are both churning thru items looking for that 1 in a billion drop. This translates over time and eventually a new player who jumps in can skip a whole lot of the searching you first did because what was once rare is now trash.
Now without the AH, my problem is we go back a decade. People who were very successful in D2 or other similar games didn't find the loot they needed, they traded for it... Trading using painful or third party ways. 99.9...% of loot was still trash. Heck you fighted for it or cheated using pick up mods. To me just removing the AHs and doing nothing is far worst since it's ok to sometimes feel rewarded for being good at trading, it's not okay if you feel you need to trade using archaic late 90's techniques.
To me, if with loot 2.0 they can properly do away with the 1 in a billion items and get the game to a point where you might want to trade for incredibly specific things but for the most part you can get to whatever is the highest tier of gear within a reasonable time frame without trading... I'm all for eliminating the AHs since it would mean the game isn't flooded 6months down the line with items for the next guy to buy the game and instantly gear up.
On the other hand, if loot 2.0 is a bit of a bust and they still have items that range from "Mp 10 is easy brah" to "You won't kill the first inferno mob with this legendary man" then taking away the AH is just going to get players to migrate to some other forum, with likely a mad dash by web devs to recreate an AH.
9/18/2013 7:25:56 PM
If they end up running with ladders, it may very well be that almost nothing you are doing now is very productive or likely to give you a leg up.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
They've said ladders are coming, which likely implies more or less hitting a big reset. Now it won't technically reset your paragon or stop you from saving 500000000000000000 radiant gems but all of that is useless if you want to play on whatever shiny ladder they make.
Now if they run with short ladder seasons that are treated more like events, kinda like what POE is doing, then there might be some dead time between events or a reason to play outside the ladders... However if it's closer to D2 type ladders in the months and years, then most of your attempts to save stuff for the future may very well be in vain and just cashing out before it gets announced is the only reasonable call for those with ludicrous amounts of in game wealth.
My 2 cents and food for though.
9/18/2013 11:10:56 AM
To be honest, my best wish with all this, is some form of Bind to friends only deal. Wasn't in your game or on your friend list when the item dropped? Tough luck.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Trade to win using third parties isn't any more fun than the AH is now, heck to me it's worst just because at least the AH is convenient and doesn't pull me out of the game hunting buyers. However if I'm playing with a small group of friends, I'd still like to be able to trade drops to some extent. If they can come up with a method of binding items to me and a reasonably small amount of friends I wouldn't feel the need to go on sites like jsp (and god forbid get forum gold) but still have fun showing off items to friends.
9/17/2013 4:32:30 PM
I can understand how you are likely right in that they have some aces up their sleeves, but the prospect of going back to the 90's to trade gear sounds stupid and extreme to say the least. At this very moment, with nothing else proposed or shown, I almost have to take a stance in how ridiculous this proposition alone is... It's stupid shallow dev thinking that associate how much we appreciate or enjoy a game based on a mechanic and not on actual content or gameplay.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
9/17/2013 4:17:17 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from tanis0
I haven't posted here in quite some time, but I can't stay away with this news. I'm not thrilled with the AHs going away (I think they could have handled this in a better manner, search my old posts for examples of how if you care), but I can live with it IF they do away with all inter-account trading. Otherwise, I don't see wasting my time playing a game where I'm at a severe disadvantage vs. people who use forums such as d2jsp to trade, and I'm NOT going back to forum gold...
I can see how it's interesting, but if they aren't going to bind much of anything to your account it feels like going back a decade to forum and trade chat spamming. Personally I'm not even sure sites like jsp could actually support the entire user base migrating to it.
I'm very much on the fence on this, but would rather see the new content with the AHs first then jump on this bandwagon.
9/9/2013 3:37:47 PM
I can foresee a lot of angry barbs at getting mostly loot only for themselves.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
More seriously though, the idea of actually getting loot that will boost your character in a reasonable amount of time is millions of times better than right now where you can go days or months without an upgrade for your main... and means gearing up alts can be done on said alt. You can also still collect crafting materials for alts (like you can now with Demonic essences)
9/3/2013 6:21:07 PM
Well Loot 2.0 from what I can see was used on Console. Makes sense since managing the loot from 1.0 with a controller sounds about as much fun as getting an enema.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
My guess is that they are using it as a testing platform of sorts for testing loot progression to tweak it for the future PC version. I'm guessing they don't want to announce anything early till maybe the week before because it would cause a mass selling spree of old loot.
My only fear is that soon doesn't really mean all that much if they want to bundle in other features that aren't out yet.
It's September now... If we have to wait till november or worst longer... Faith will be lost for me.
4/21/2013 2:23:37 PM
I'll play the dick for a while, but ya...Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
You end your playing session and have a bunch of items you feel you want to sell. You open your trading post and put up a Sword.
Another player logs on and does a search for swords and finds 15000 other swords. He puts an offer on the "best" ones he sees.
Say the top 100 all get offers, well the bottom 14900 log on the next day and have no offers.
The top 100 log on and get litterally thousands of offers because they had "BIS" or really good stuff and can only really accept one.
Thousands of players who would have traded something with the AH, now basically trade nothing and get frustrated or desperate. You can tweak the system, but every change that makes it better likely just makes it closer to being what the AH currently is... Anything you take away from it will just make it feel worst.
The AH and RMAH aren't perfect. Like many have been eager to point out, over time, it has slowly eroded the length of the game. Although Blizzard has put in mechanics to try and smooth that out a little, they obviously will need to do more, but at this point the big swings are likely only going to come from expansions. The RMAH and the AH is still something you opt in. I know some people take great pride in considering that they are the best at something, but it is still just a game, you choose what shortcuts you want to use.
So ya... Just please no.
2/22/2013 11:42:53 PM
Wow the amount of fear mongering in here is staggering.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I don't know how many people here were old enough to have played Diablo on console... Sure it wasn't a big blockbuster hit, but it literally changed nothing with the PC version of the game, and it was actually some decent fun especially if you could get a friend to play 2player.
As for UI changes and such (IE the skyrym fear), it's an action RPG, not some bloody MMO. There isn't really any huge feature you can add that absolutely demands a mouse and keyboard, and you'd think you could at least give them the credit to not do something stupid with the other systems which all work fine.
Take it easy people... If you are reading this here, the game is not for you and won't affect you.
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