Do you think that Jay Wilson still goes home to play Diablo 3 for fun? I mean, I am in general a strong advocate of it, even if I have my gripes about the storyline and so forth, but even I have been on a playing hiatus for about five days.
How many people on the Diablo 3 staff do you think are still playing for fun?
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Blizzard's one of those 'by gamers, for gamers' companies. I'd honestly be very surprised if he didn't play D3 himself. I mean sure, I doubt he's one of the uber hardcore types, but I bet he's enjoying the game at his own pace.
To put so much effort and dedication into creating something, you have to enjoy what you're doing. You have to truly believe in it and want to spend that much time on it. He has to be a gamer, and the only way to know if you're making a good game is if you make the game you'd want to play. It'd just be bizarre to think otherwise.
Well he probably played hundreds of hours of it before it was released, for testing purposes. Even if the game was in a different state at the time, I'm not sure if he'd be still super interested in it.
Jay Wilson is waiting for Torchlight II like the rest of us. The rest is just for show.
Marking my calendar for the day you chronic pessimists migrate to the Torchlight forums to bathe in tears of unrealistic disappointment based on utopian daydreams of what could have been.
I know the joke that is trying to be made here, albeit poorly but let's take this literally for a second. Maybe he is waiting for Torchlight II. Maybe he does plan to play it. What would that prove if it were true. He is admittedly a fan of the Diablo series so it would make sense that he is also a fan of the developers who worked on the previous titles. Since some of those people are the people responsible for Torchlight II then it would make sense that he wants to play it.
But making the joke that "oh man Jay Wilson is going to play Torchlight because he wants to see how a real 'Diablo-game' should play" (I am paraphrasing the jokes intent) is like saying George Romero watches (reads is how it should be) the Walking Dead so he knows how a real zombie story should go. There is room in the world for both.
Somewhat related, I enjoyed the original TL as a time waster but the TLII beta felt bad. It just missed the mark for me especially after playing Diablo 3.