Additional features are not bad. If they plan for a pay-to-get-certain-things, I hope they make it so that you can buy it via something like a WoW game card. This is one reason why I hated HellGate, you had to pay online, which makes things a lot more difficult for those who lived outside of North America.
Perhaps they'll allow additional areas, similar to Hellgate. Maybe a more in-depth customization of character. I like to see weapon/armor customization, meaning altering the weapon's/armor's look only.
As for SC2, Blizzard is following the footsteps of my other favourite game producer, Valve. Like Half Life 2 episodes, they didn't want the hardcore fans (like me) to wait too long, so they released an episode every 1-2 years. They maybe short in length, but I rather continue Half Life for about 4-7 hours every 1-2 years than wait 5-6 years for the complete game.
My opinions are subjective though, some people here aren't willing to pay that much, which is certainly understandable.
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Oct 13, 2008Let's look at it this way.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
What are the reasons to join a room?
1) Cooperation/Missions. You need help with specific things, or you want to help. (I think Blizzard is going to add a description option, so you could describe what your room is made for. E.g. leveling, farming, quests.)
2) Exp. You want to level up faster by fighting against higher level monsters that you cannot solo against. Or you just want to be in party to earn faster exp fighting against stronger creatures (more people in a room, stronger the monster) Remember the level 70 hell baal runs? Or the cow runs?
3) PKing. You joined a room to kill other players, most likely when they least expect it.
4) Solo leveling. You joined a room because you needed more xp (more people, more xp per monster). Regardless of what the room was there for, you joined just to do a solo baal run or solo cow run. If there are people doing it already, you join them, if they aren't, you solo.
5) To be a Jerk. You joined to be jerk, not only pking other people, but killing cow king etc.
6) Company. You joined just for the sake of company. You might want to chat, you might want to do your own stuff but know that you're not alone in the room, or you might join whatever the people in the room are currently doing.
7) Leeching/Stealing. Similar to XP gaining, except you went to pick up left over loots that you're lacking, such as potions. A lot of items are left behind during a cow run.
These are the most common reasons for joining a room. If you think about it, most of these won't make much of a difference whether you're in a party or not. If somebody entered your room and soloed the bosses that you need to kill for a mission, that is selfish of that person. Since you and your party will have to make a new room in order to accomplish the mission. So if you were automatically partied, they might add a system so that your party gains a portion of everything (like all rpgs) you gain regardless of your location. A nice punishment to prevent situation 4).
Otherwise, what difference is there if you were in a party? Especially if you made an open room or decided to join a room.
Oct 12, 2008Well the ability to configure the amount of people available in your room is nice. I forgot whether this feature was in D2.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
What I do remember is that the more players in the game the harder it gets. Blizzard should implement a settign which allows you to configurate how many people are allowed in your room, like 3-4, 4-5, 6-7 etc. Once you have these settings and started the game. There will be increased number of mobs, as well as their strengths. If you're a very powerful player, you might be able to solo them, otherwise you'll want to get in a large party.
When you do party with everyone, in say a baal run or cow run. You gotta love all those spells in action. The game is just entirely different when you're on a 8 man party completing a tough mission.
Oct 12, 2008I actually like this. I can see where Blizzard is going with this. I think they're changing the "childish" or "literal" terms back to what they really were back in the days. Basically, the gore versions of cartoon network heroes IMO. Wizards only sound lame because people used this term for a lot of childhood story. The true meaning of "cute" is ugly but interesting, but nowadays people use it for a good looking person.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I think Blizzard is trying to bring out the true meaning and nature of these classes.
And those who complains about the names, modern media has changed everything's meaning. Don't get fooled.
Sep 6, 2008So as far as I know, and from the things said in this thread and title, we strongly believe there is a Pay2Play because there is no Lan?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I think we are missing out the fact that D3 is going to run on a new connection system that has yet to be released and tried out yet. Blizzard obviously wants to encourage the use of this new B.Net, which obviously will be better than the last and will have a better protection system. Not to mention, they can also remove as much piracy as possible.
To be honest, I don't think Blizzard is stupid enough to make a P2P on a HackNSlash game, but I also don't think they're stupid enough to disappoint a large number of their fan base. So, my bet is that B.Net 2.0 has new types of connection system, or something with a new name which is similar to Lan except requires internet connection.
Sep 2, 2008Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "Num3n" »qft on that man, i wont even buy the fucking game if they pull out some gay shit like that
How did the pay-to-pay idea emerge? I thought it was only the possible absense of lan in D3. In no way does this mean its a Pay2Play. Not to mention, Hellgate: London had an optional pay2play and the game was a 3rd person hack n slash. That failed miserably. I highly doubt they'll implement pay2play, the system is just tooo... different compared to MMORPG.
PS: My previous post was deleted, I must have done something wrong:evil: (I guess quoting also equals to traces of someone's flame heheheh).
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Sep 2, 2008Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "JoelTarnabene" »Can't really believe what i'm seeing in this threat.
I say this,
Hopefully Blizzard will use monthly fees to boost the maintenance, patching and especially monitoring (cheaters, dupers).
And let's be honest here. The only reason people want lan games to be around is because they wanna download it from piratebay. The depths of Blizzards coffers is a sign of a healthy and creative company; not of greed.
You bunch of cheapskates. They were doing this way before most of you were born so show some respect.
And please those who say you are not gonna buy the game - Dont. Might as well delete your account at Diablofans since you are not gonna play it. The gaming experience will be so much greater without you.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions, there is really no need for this. If they say they are not going to play the games, they say it to express their feelings, which is understandable in my book.
Lan has been around for a long long time, although I honestly don't care if Blizzard removes it (I never lan, except in internet cafe), I don't see why they'll remove it.
However, I'm still skeptical since I have yet found a proper article with an interview regarding this topic, so I have no idea why we're getting worked up over this.
Sep 2, 2008Lol, I got that poster.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Its actually self made, but the quality is the same. My old man runs a printing company, so I got him to lend me a nice giant printer, made for printing on poster like texture cards. I have no idea the cost though, can't be more than 2 dollars US, and when I say 2 dollars I'm exaggerating a lot to suit the shop prices.
Sep 2, 2008Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "Sargeant_Warden" »Did you look at the link in my first post? Jay says he has no intention of adding LAN.
I have :D.
But the link you post only shows a blue post. I want more confirmations, such as an official website and article. Lanning taken away is HUGE, so I have my doubts if there is yet to be a proper article regarding this situation, with blizzard employees discussing on these issues.
Sep 1, 2008Has this been confirmed yet? If not, I have no idea why we're concluding, if it has been confirmed, so be it. If it doesn't mess the game up, and if the new B.NET works nice, I'm fine with this. I can understand if they're trying to prevent piracy and hackers.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Sep 1, 2008Flamingdts posted a message on Specific Rank required before Users can create Threads.Posted in: Site FeedbackQuote from ""Spartan[nK »;332232'']This entails too much work for the admins to track every user, and what if the new users don't get recognized?
Ehh, since you bumped this, might as well bump it again (someone might drop in a good idea or two). The whole point is not to have new users recognized early..... Most of the pointless/duplicate/troll threads are by users with less than 50 posts. So if you want to be recognized, post smart, post mature and contribute.
I have seen a few forums with this type of setting, but like you said it does require a lot of work from the mods. So basically, what elfen lied said.
Aug 31, 2008This could potentially play a big part in D3. Blizzard constantly pick up loose ends from their games and fill them in with a sequel. SC and Brood wars took an astounding 7 years before they decided to make SC2 (I believe they started SC2 in 2005). So in any case, Blizzard will bleed their lore dry, and pick up every loose end.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Aug 31, 2008I say one, but will not be two or none. All the games released by Blizzard since Starcraft had expansions. These expansions were all high acclaimed and respected. Broodwars, LOD, Frozen Throne and Burning Crusade, all considered the best expansions ever released.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
D3 expansion will probably fill in holes like SC (Kerrigan's Status), Frozen Throne (King Arthas's Status) and D2 (Baal's status). So I say an unexpected expected enemy which we encounter somewhere in D3 will somehow be involved in D3. Hell, maybe even the Death or Corruption of Deckard Cain.
Aug 29, 2008I'm sure they have thought of these factors (for the 50th time......:rolleyes:). We have only seen one gameplay trailer, that is it. Sure there are some factors that need reconsidering, but anymore talks on graphics now is ancient. The fact that those with low end comps overwhelm those with high end comps is enough for blizzard to aim their game towards the low end comps.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I myself have quite a high end comp, and played games like Crysis. Well, the game was horrible, rubbish and waste of my life. Games with good graphics mean nothing, if the gameplay is good, then the fun never ends.
Some factors cannot be configurated, such as corpse disappearing. Since the corpses are probably gonig to be of some use in battle.
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Jun 27, 2008Is it the area that you watch it from? I'm currently watching it from Hong Kong, and all I see is the WWI logo, is that right?Posted in: News
They said something about a test signal to see if it works. So am I suppose to see something move or just the logo?
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