how can someone play d3 w/o +24% speed?
on the rest, what jaetch said.
- 6/7/2013 1:50:16 PM Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
2/4/2013 11:22:46 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Ghost_SanguisTo start, I'm fully aware of the fact that this topic has been discussed several times. I have hope that I won't get several replies stating the obvious and how I need to go QQ back to Diablo 2, but there is the chance that someone might entirely decide to reply to me based solely off the thread title itself. To everyone who decided to read first, I thank you. With that out of the way, let's continue.
Well.. I mean, I guess, but that seems more like a bow of defeat to me than anything. Sure, it worked, but it still ruined the game for me in a way.
I stopped reading your post and you know why?
If you want to discuss about a feature of the game which you don't find good, such as the AH, do not take it personally because it really does seem like QQ. You try to write objectively but at the end you reflect it back to you, making it personal and it's a fact that when someone is QQing to much, people will tell him to suck it up. In every damn thing, not just video games. I realized that when I was back at school.
Nonetheless, I don't really like the AH but I can understand the reasons behind. Yes, those hysteric reasons for blizzard earning billions too.
1/3/2013 11:04:05 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from SyronicusIf I were to visit the forums for every game I fell out of love with and post my thoughts I would have spent countless hours of my life posting. It's a game; you're bored with it... So play something else. What is the point of threads like this? I ask because I am legitimately interested in what compels somebody to post threads like this rather than spending their time playing a new game they might be happy with...
It's like watching ur crush (which became ur gf) getting very fat / ugly or u got bored of her. You know she has the potential, u are still kinda have feelings about her but u are getting fed up/ bored and u don't want to blame yourself so u wanna share your thoughts with other ppl who will give u that friendly bump and say "it's not your fault man, not your fault...".
1/1/2013 11:44:36 AM
path of exile is still in beta AND it is not a big hype as diablo.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
If PoE had so many ppl interested as diablo, you would have the same results (a lot of people whining)
Also in PoE, people are willing to compromise a bit and give it "some time" cause it's a new game and a promising effort after all while blizzard did not have that luxury since it's a huge company and the bar was set way too high.
ALSO (and most important) PoE is a completely new game, it doesn't have to follow a certain path in order to be called a worthy sequel of a previous game as diablo did. That means there is A LOT more room for experimentation and changes to the a-rpg subgenre, things that could never ever happen in a diablo game because a lot of people / critics etc who have played the previous would jump wild on blizzard saying that "this game is not diablo".
Personally, I'd rather see blizzard experimenting and change a lot of basic elements of previous diablo games (btw attribute points is NOT one of them, imho) and evolve the genre even further.
I believe that they didn't do that cause they were afraid of the above mentioned outrage.
(ps. I am not saying diablo is perfect and / or PoE is bad, just stating how i see things in both cases, since it was brought up here and I am pretty sure that once PoE is released, i'll definitely give it a try)
1/1/2013 10:25:12 AM
Although I enjoy streamings / videos from various ppl, I don't want a game to be based on kripparian or athene or any other dude out there as they don't represent the majority of gamers.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
12/30/2012 5:56:10 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from FuraQuote from ZeelI dont know why ppl are all acting as if spending some extra money on a game beyond buying it is the deadliest sin known to man with how many other games are doing it. Personally I have both made money of the RMAH and spent money on it and the way the game is now there is no way you would need to pay to play in any sense of the word.
Thanks! I hoped somebody would respond with that.
Thing is, i have no problem with that, heck i bought a SLR camera for ~500 bucks, i rarely use. I buy a lot of "trinkets" i don't even need, like Neocube and etc.
The problem I have is Blizzards attitude. And not Blizzards, but a lot of companies have this "cancer".
Imagine buying a car for 100k $, and the manufacturer says, "Sorry we forgot to add brakes and tires, it will take about 2 months for us to fix this issue". After 5 months, they are like "Yeah... remember those tires?.. Turns out, we forgot to add engine... No worries, we will fix it in 5 months". After two years "Hello! Your car is prepared for use! By the way, are you interested in Steering Wheel for just 25k $?".
Being charged full price for half assed application, that takes another 3 years to finish... yeah right.
But as i said, Blizzard is not the only company that follows this "Business model".
And i don't even want to go over Mass Effect 3 shit :X
The car example is epic fail
The car can't actually *run* w/o engine // tyres // brakes. Diablo on the other hand is a game running smoothly.
The absence of pvp is not essential for the game. it is a feature that SHOULD be there (and I say *should* because it was advertised - I don't give a s**t about pvp personally) and it is not.
If you want to to do an example with a car, let's say your new car is missing ... uhm ... a sound system. Not essential for running but i would be slightly pissed if there wasn't one.
12/29/2012 7:47:18 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from overneatheQuote from whippingstarThis would be great, except that Diablo I or II didn't ship with such fundamental itemization flaws and a resulting lack of gameplay depth. D3 is over-simplified to the extreme. Waiting three years for PvP is fine, but waiting for changes that make a game about item farming about item farming and not farming for gold is too long.
I'm glad to see them step back from PvP in the hopes that they start working on the underlying issues that are currently plaguing the game.
It is completely normal for a game company to casualize their game in order to bring in better profits. ...................................
p.s. the majority of this wasn't targeted at you Nymrael. Mainly just things plaguing me for a while. I suspect I'll have to make a few more of these posts in the near future of course but this seems like a good start.
But I completely agree with you! And although I criticize the story / voiceover and the RMAH (which I used both for selling and buying tbh and as a feature worked flawlessly tbf ) I am still enjoying D3 on a daily basis with friends or alone! I really like the gameplay and I think it's innovating although many will disagree with that. In fact, speaking about myself, I didn't want an -up-to-date- D2 or D1. I wanted a new game and D3, despite some issues and what I mentioned above is offering me what I kinda expected from diablo game made by blizzard.
I mentioned story/voice over and RMAH and itemization because I think those parts of the game could have been better, that's all (let me go and play and get that lvl 70 paragon before family meal now )
12/29/2012 4:29:43 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from AzidonisQuote from TheDemokinThere will always be 2 types of gamers:
The actual D2 players:
The gamers from that era are no longer 18 or 19 years old, we're more like late 20s even 30s - we know how the world works, we've lived with absolute rubbish games back in the day and we appreciate the up and downsides of D3. We also know that Blizzard generally still provides the best quality and content when compared to any other game developer out there.
I think to this layer of gamers the game is ok. It's not brilliant yet, but it's definitely not something to cry about every day before sleep. 40-50 bucks is not something to cry about either, hell - beer for one night could cost way more than that. D3 is a potentially fantastic platform, give it some time and it will possibly develop into superb game, just like D2 did with LOD release - because lets face it original D2 was pretty damn boring.
I'm an "actual D2 player" - played D1 and D2 for many since their releases, and am in my 30s...
...and I think that D3 is technologically a step up from both games. But gameplay, no. It might beat D1 but doesn't come close to D2, in my opinion. D2 wasn't boring to me either, even before LoD.
And the story of D3 is just total shit. I could have written a better story putting a marker in-between my toes and spinning around on a large roll of wax paper completely drunk off my ass... and that's if you read it with the vomit still on the pages. The story is absolute trash.
And Diablo's voiceover is just completely terrible. People may say, "Oh, it' just a voiceover," but when you spent over a decade opening the seals of Chaos Sanctuary to hear the chilling, "Not even death can save you from me," the Diablo voiceover from D3 just doesn't cut it.
Let me not fail to at least mention the disaster that is itemization in D3.
I will agree that voiceover / story were pretty bad (for me at least) but gameplay is miles away from d2 and d1. They kept the Diablo feeling while improving A LOT the gameplay.
Btw with "gameplay" we mean the actual way the game is played. D3 is fast paced, has good learning curve, has action, the way skills work is really nice etc.
Why would u don't like the gameplay of d3?
On the other hand, story and voiceover are bad. Esp. story. So mainstream, so childish, so hollywood-ish, and I still do not understand why Diablo and the rest are talking SO f...ing MUCH?! Really annoying. Although the atmosphere was pretty good in d3 (A LOT BETTER THAN D2, really) the story ruined it all. It could have been so much better w/o making the game too long or feeling "non-diablo", because let's face it, diablo couldn't have a story of 200 hours playtime to finish cause then it wouldn't be diablo.
The itemization is a serious issue because the itemization was made with the RMAH on mind and the idea of "instead of having X drinks this week, I will have X-1 drinks so I can buy a D3 item" which didn't really work that way so far and I think that it will change as well in the near future.
12/28/2012 7:49:25 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from EazyDuels?... O-kaaay.
I hope they're working on something epic. If there will be only duel + 4 arenas I'm going to stop playing this game. This is no "QQ post". I just can't stand that they're working for 7 months to add just duels + 4 arenas. :-/
EDIT: 7 Months? I wanted to say ~9 YEARS.
Just what do u actually expect?
WoW like pvp with bgs / arenas etc?
Some tournament pvp?
What else pvp activity do u imagine?
12/28/2012 5:35:42 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Gohei27Quote from NymraelI bet that if you take 100 D3 players (who also played D2 and D1) and have them describe how they would want D3 to be, you will get 100 different answers and if those people try to cooperate, compromise their "wants" and make an "up-to-date" diablo game, you will have D3 as it is now, more or less, minus the auction house, maybe.
Three things were certain about D3, even before it's release:
1. It would sell well and a lot of people will like it.
2. A lot of people would whine and compare it with D2 (yup, I did that a bit when D2 was released and compared it with D1 but then I got over it quickly! )
3. People would whine and cry about pvp for a) it wasn't released on time and when it is released there will be a massive rage because a certain build from a certain class will be slightly better.
(ps. PvP was never a main focus for blizzard in diablo games. it was ALWAYS a treat, an extra feature, a bonus, a way to say thank you. Instead, atm with all the whining taking place and the massive criticism around the corner, they will have to focus even more on that)
One, what exactly were you crying about D2 compared to D1, D2 was an upgrade in every way.
Two, the auction house ruining Diablo is a huge misconception. If you wanted to spend hours in the trade channels for gear in D2 you could, you weren't forced into it. No one would be complaining about the auction house if we could find gear in game, that is the issue with the auction house, it's the only place to find gear. The auction house is a huge improvement to trading.
To be honest, I didn't like D2 as much as I liked D1. For me it didn't FEEL the same. Some examples:
It wasn't dark enough, not as much as D1.
- I REALLY didn't like the open-doors areas, they felt so "no-diablo" back then.
- I didn't like the sewers part too in act2. (tbh, I don't like sewers in d3 either) I mean... srsly... SEWERS? Where pee and shit go? - - - Diablo's army and sewers?! I MEAN WTF?! It's as if Diablo has no class man and after all he is the LORD of terror... ffs you can't put shit + lord of terror at the same game ...
- I REALLY didn't like the talent trees. I know I know... a lot of ppl liked them but I didn't! You know why? Because D1 did not have talent trees, it had only spells and as a sequel I wanted to follow the same steps of D1. I hated talent trees and I hated even more the fact that at the beginning and up to the point I was playing (ye i stopped quite early - when wc3 was released) you couldn't respec.
- I didn't like some of the classes: amazon? srsly? AMAZON? legendary greek female warrior tribe in a diablo game? WTF?! Rogue was much more awesome as a concept.... also on the exp. DRUID?! SRSLY DRUID?! WTF x 10. Felt completely out of place. What a druid has to do with diablo lore?
- I didn't like that you couldn't choose between male / female and I had to always go (for example) male for barb.
- I didn't like that (up to the point I was playing) the only meaningful thing I had to do was to farm the cow level. ULTRA F****ING SUPER BORING.
- I didn't like acts 2-3-4. Yes. They didn't feel enough *diablo* back then. I mean, desert? Jungles? Hell / heaven being quite shinny compared to the hell of D1 which felt really *deep under the ground*.
I am not saying D2 was a bad game but for those who played a lot D1, D2 was not such a good sequel to be honest. It didn't felt like a Diablo game to me back then because I was comparing it with D1 and I didn't know what I wanted exactly from a sequel. Maybe I was expecting a D1 with better graphics and some new lore.
But now, with my current gaming experience and perception of the world, economics, marketing, companies, innovation etc I look from the other *side* and I realize that there were A LOT of good things about D2 (which now I won't list).
It's what it is, it's evolution. I am not saying that D2 or D3, or hell even D1 were perfect but as a complete product it satisfies me as a customer. Could they be better? Yes, they could be better and that's where patching comes.
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