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    posted a message on Blizzard is gonna get stamped as maker of casual easy games.



    If you think that is nothing, you clearly have an issue, comparing to THEE top dog to determine success is a complete joke, and in essence, one of the other problems in many of these discussions.

    Dude, I mentionned CCP Games to you (the guys that make EvE Online) and even them generate more revenue.

    There is nothing wrong with being a niche company in itself, only you will remain niche as long as you don't cater to the crowds. Which makes sense - people don't purchase products they don't like.


    I won't even mention the fact that the Japanese video games market is worth in the tune of 500 BILLION yen. I think you can divide 5 by 500 yourself, and see what the approximate market share of that amazing company is, even in its own homeland.

    EvE online is a completely different genre, that is what I meant. You are grabbing A and B and saying they are the same. When in reality, they are not.


    When comparing straight up sales intervals of From Software to ALL major competitors, they fall in the middle of the pack. Also, why stick solely to foreign sales? Domestic sales of Dark Souls and Bloodborne have been high as well.

    It is different in gameplay, but not in its market positioning - it is a niche game geared towards a limited community of players. Quite logically that means a very limited revenue.


    "Middle of the pack"? They are not in top 25 for sure, and probably not even in top 100. Sure, if you include all the steam-selling companies, they'll be in the middle of the pack, but let's remain serious for a bit.


    "Also, why stick solely to foreign sales?" --> I'm not. 5 billion is their global sales volume according to their own website.

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    posted a message on Blizzard is gonna get stamped as maker of casual easy games.

    If you think that is nothing, you clearly have an issue, comparing to THEE top dog to determine success is a complete joke, and in essence, one of the other problems in many of these discussions.

    Dude, I mentionned CCP Games to you (the guys that make EvE Online) and even them generate more revenue.

    There is nothing wrong with being a niche company in itself, only you will remain niche as long as you don't cater to the crowds. Which makes sense - people don't purchase products they don't like.


    I won't even mention the fact that the Japanese video games market is worth in the tune of 500 BILLION yen. I think you can divide 5 by 500 yourself, and see what the approximate market share of that amazing company is, even in its own homeland.

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    posted a message on Blizzard is gonna get stamped as maker of casual easy games.
    Quote from Demonmonger

    I would study From Software, they are a big time developer that takes your theory and beats it with a kendo stick!!!!!



    Sales volume of that imba (bwahahahahahaha) studio is, in 2014, of 5 billion yen. (http://www.fromsoftware.jp/pc_en/company_about.html)

    At today's rate, that's a whooping 38 million euros. That's nothing for a game company (even CCP games, which is a pretty niche game maker, has nearly double the revenue)


    Sorry, but if that's your counter-example, it failed miserably.

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    posted a message on Will Blizz add a new system to support trading after the Auction Houses are removed?
    EvE-like contract system could be a start, but it would need more search options and a better interface to work in D3.
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    posted a message on Blizzard Not Worried About Duping on Consoles, Josh Mosqueira Gathering Trading Feedback, The Art of István Dányi
    Quote from Bagstone

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.

    Right, because thinking about it before was too easy. Makes sense too :P
    And if AH is anti-social, then trading chans are 100x times worse than that.
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    posted a message on Blizzard Not Worried About Duping on Consoles, Josh Mosqueira Gathering Trading Feedback, The Art of István Dányi
    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!
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    posted a message on New Datamined Patch - Class Changes, Passive Effects, Character slots, Stat caps, Quests, and MUCH more
    Quote from Bagstone

    Gems can't be enchanted.

    Oh, I read it as, "can't reroll affixes on an item if it already has a socket". :facepalm:
    I need more coffee!
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    posted a message on New Datamined Patch - Class Changes, Passive Effects, Character slots, Stat caps, Quests, and MUCH more
    "ItemCannotBeEnchantedSocketable - The mystic cannot enchant socketable items."
    What exactly is that about? -_-
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    posted a message on Consol has spoilt me.

    Alas, as the author of the article points out, it is not a complete view:
    "We won't know the total console Diablo III sales figures until Blizzard decides to release that info."
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    posted a message on Consol has spoilt me.
    What I would really like to see are some figures on D3 console sales. Because I fear they're not as good as some people expected them to be :(
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    posted a message on Gold Auction House and Real Money Auction House SHUTTING DOWN!
    Quote from miles_dryden

    Well, we're just arguing semantics now. The point is that getting items too easily from killing monsters (i.e. playing the game) is still better than getting them too easily from trading.

    It is not that simple. Because to get items from trading (or AH, rather) you have to at least farm the gold. It still keeps a resemblance of a treadmill from one MP to another.
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    posted a message on Gold Auction House and Real Money Auction House SHUTTING DOWN!
    Quote from miles_dryden

    But seriously, I admit it's a valid concern. Let me put it this way: which is worse, making the game too easy because everyone can just buy exactly what they want from the AH, or making the game too easy because great items drop when you kill monsters?

    Your comparison is not quite accurate. A better choice of words would be "everyone can just buy exactly what they want from the AH" vs "making the game too easy because great items drop all over the placewhen you kill monsters".

    That's the bolded part I'm afraid about.
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    posted a message on Gold Auction House and Real Money Auction House SHUTTING DOWN!
    Quote from miles_dryden

    That's been a common concern since the console release: instead of finding exactly what you want on the AH and then buying it, everything is just handed to you. However, I'm confident Blizz will have the time to fine-tune that kind of stuff before release

    You mean like they "fine-tuned" inferno? ;)
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    posted a message on No, they won't replace the AH. Trade needs to be painful.
    Quote from MaddogBG012788

    All in all I hope blizzard at lest give back trading channels and good ways to make trade games otherwise there will be a lot of scamming going on which will just make them do work they don't want to do.

    There will be a lot of scamming regardless. Unless they come up with a bullet-proof solution (which I highly doubt).
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    posted a message on Diablo III Auction House is Shutting Down on March 18, 2014
    Quote from asfastasican

    If Jay Wilson was less of a yes man and less of an inferior designer then maybe this nonsense would have never happened. Forget the whole not having a proper beta test.
    Because if there was a full beta test, everyone would QQ about the whole game being spoiled before release.
    It was a very tough choice, but frankly, totally understandable. What they messed up is rebalancing inferno on a much shorter notice.

    Quote from asfastasican

    Just the whole fact that they thought they could have an AH system WITHOUT bind on equip items just blows my mind.
    What blows my mind is how those two parts of the sentence have absolutely no relationship with each other.
    Having an AH is fine, as long as there is a way to take items out of the economy, which can be accomplished by many other way (and yes, BoE is one of them, but only one).

    Quote from asfastasican

    It's hard to believe that some of you thought trading in D2 was bad. It wasn't. Hell, even if you wanted to buy an item from a 3rd party site it was quick, easy and secure.
    And completely illegal, unlike D3. And no, it wasn't secure, there were scams all over the place, with or without third party sites. AH is miles better in comparison, since it is a double-blind system.

    Quote from asfastasican

    Plus trading with other players or banks was a fun and interesting experience.
    Yes, but it took time during which you actually didn't play the game. AH is more straightforward, unless you play the AH just to play AH, which is another question entirely.

    Quote from asfastasican

    An entire player driven economy was created on its own with D2 and the game lasted for a decade, and here some of you are upset that they aborted this disaster they call an AH. Some of you are not true Diablo fans. For shame.
    Aaannd here comes the true Scotsman fallacy. Congratulations.
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