Double XP/MF Weekend
Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:28 PM
This would be a interesting concept to add to Diablo 3. I don't even know how I truly feel about it but it is just an idea that came to mind after thinking about how many more players would probably play on that weekend. If you take two weekends out of the month and say make one a double MF weekend and the other a double XP weekend how many more players would play during those weekends compared to the other non-benefit weekends. Someone like me who basically has a 9-5 would be on that whole weekend. The weekend is also the least time players raid so it would entice WoW players to hop over to Diablo on the weekends.
Another idea that came to mind with WoW was how there is Call to Arms where every weekend a different battleground gives double the experience then what it normally would. You could do something similar to this with Diablo where one weekend Act 1 gives double experience and then the following weekend Act 2 does. If you increase the monster density in the other acts like its been discussed this would give us even more of a reason to play in these other acts instead of going to our normal Act 3 run. During the weekend we would run Act 2 since it was double XP and get a lot of keys from Act 2 then during the week work on the other acts to slowly get the other keys.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:58 AM
I doubt double MF week ends could ever make their way into the game because of the obvious impact on an already fragile economy.
As for double XP... it's still a long way to the final parangon lvl. Players who play all week long would still play. Those who play only on week ends; well, they could feel a bit less bad for not playing all day long... but not much more
In the end; Diablo 3 isn't a MMORPG. In my humble opinion, everything that's wrong with this game comes from the bluring of line between rogue like inspired Hack n Slash the firsts diablo were, and the mmo.
This feature could'nt really harm the game, but I would find it a bit stupid. I don't see myself calling my friend to say " Hey guys! Double xp weekend on D3! Let's go! Good times!"
Sorry. I wish I could be more enthusiastic, but anyways... if it ever came to be, it's not like it would bother me or anything. Maybe others will support you and think it's a cool idea
Edited by Slayardarklaws, 28 January 2013 - 01:01 AM.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:38 AM
And the deal with Diablo 3 is to take the time to reach Paragon 100. Once we hit 100, its time for 4 other classes to go all the way there.
I think people might stop playing if they rush and just think the game is about hitting Paragon 100.
It's about good loot and kill demons so you feel satisfied.. Grindfest, no thank you.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:17 AM
"Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:04 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:26 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:58 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:37 AM
But seriously, that's an awesome idea. It works great on CoD, I think it could work even better on D3. It would be a great way to get Public Games with MP on Patch 1.0.7 rolling
I'm pretty sure quite a few of my friends would play D3 on these weekends if they ever happened. One of them bought CoD BO2, played for 2 days and stopped - he only plays on double xp weekends.
It's the whole "you can't miss this deal" idea that people like, I'd guess.
Then again, the devs have to be careful. Some people might only play then in these events, as they might feel playing any other time is a "waste of time" (as one of my friends said about CoD).
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:23 AM
1. It would encourage poop-socking in a game that's already capable of eating arbitrary amounts of time.
2. It's annoying as hell when event like this happen when you have to be out of town, or at your mother-in-law's birthday or some other equally horrific event.
3. It doesn't really solve anything.
God forbid yet another WoW-ism makes it into the game, but 'rested XP' might work (I cannot overstate how much I'd like that for my alts)... but I think by far the best way to get more people playing D3 is simply to keep improving the game. Hopefully we'll get a glimpse of what's coming in the dev Q&A.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:16 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users