Good riddance. Pretty worthless feature. I don't think I've ever gotten a single message that was remotely entertaining or useful through that broadcast. I hope it doesn't make it back in.
The friend's list interface is not intrusive in Diablo 3 and it should be kept that way. No pop-ups or notification ftw. Also you dont see friend's requests until you view the page. That's excellent. Having broadcasts pop up would ruin things and not seeing them pop-up defeats the purpose of having them in the first place.
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May 14, 2012You should read this post if you ordered from Amazon:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I ordered my CE from Amazon in November with the Book of Cain. I got the book.
They never let me select release day shipping... also on my amazon page it says "shipping soon" today. Since November the estimated shipping date was the 20th-23rd for standard shipping. I'm starting to have a funny feeling that Amazon fell into the same trap though. I also have a funny feeling that there was some sort of disconnect between people that ordered earlier than others who ordered later on. I'm also starting to wonder if Blizzard dicked all of these retailers over by not giving them an exact number or coming up short on them. It's easy to blame the retailers for "being greedy" by letting customers over-reserve an item, but I've never had problems with places like Amazon before, even when dealing with Amazon sellers.
I talked to Amazon customer service today and we took a good look at whatever she was allowed to look at. She made it a point to tell me to "check my email frequently" because "they have more orders than they have CE's in stock." She asked me to check my email frequently this week because "in situations like these with Collector's Editions, Amazon may send you an email asking if you are still interested in getting this item." If you don't respond to that email in that sort of situation, they may automatically opt you out of getting a CE and refund you. They do this in hopes of seeing if some people want it more than others and they can free up stock.
So yeah. I'm starting to lose faith in me getting this stupid CE just because I bothered to order it so early in advance. I'm getting this vibe that copies might not even be handed out on a chronological basis. But in all honestly, if I get refunded and not get this thing, I'll probably be happier. Paying $100 was a really stupid idea in the first place and the last truely great Blizzard CE was Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Vanilla WoW's was also pretty damn good... but not as amazing as WC3's.
May 14, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from specialk2
Downtown Honolulu, literally walking distance from the airport & ports. I'd get a thursday delivery on maui or any of the other islands, sure, but I'm in the middle of it all. I've done overnights several times before, no issues.
Yeah. Well if it's any consolation I'm in Jersey and I wasn't given the option to click "Release Date" Shipping. Even called them about it once. It's making me realize that order who ordered early like us were screwed over on a few levels. It's a big joke.
And also, I've been ordering parts and things over Amazon the past two weeks. No problems. But I look at my Amazon page right now and it says "Shipping Soon" with no shipping date change option. I guess I'll see what happens.
May 14, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from specialk2
Last time I deal with Amazon, my 2 CE's are still not shipped, and delivery date is now THURSDAY!
I'd just goto gamestop / BB, but the whole island is sold out of CE's already.
This kind of crap from amazon just lost my loyalty, did anyone else encounter a SNAFU with them?
Before you troll, I've done my homework:
No release date delivery offerred: paid for overnight shipping
First come, First served? : I ordered during blizzcon, and others who ordered in feb are getting theres.
But you live in Hawaii? : I've overnighted from NY to HI in 16 hours, ez pz.
You live on Maui or...?
May 13, 2012I personally think each of the three skills are balanced for the most part. Bash is single target damage with defensive bonuses, Cleave helps your AoE damage and Frenzy is single target damage that gives extra fury generation. There's a lot of room for mixing and matching... plus you can pick and use one you enjoy the most.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
May 13, 2012If you're willing to save it for several years, sure. If i made my own guess, i'd think that it might not gain as much value as, let's say, the vanilla WoW or BC CE's, but it will be better than the SC2 ones.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
May 13, 2012asfastasican posted a message on What Is Diablo III, Character Profiles ,EU Install Client Update, Jay on Items, Blue Posts, Soundtrack----Posted in: News & Announcements
May 13, 2012asfastasican posted a message on What Is Diablo III, Character Profiles ,EU Install Client Update, Jay on Items, Blue Posts, SoundtrackFinally! A Diablo 3 video that has good in-game footage of finalized zones! I am satisfied in that regard.Posted in: News & Announcements
That Eternal Conflict track was alright. The intro was alittle meh and almost sounded like a below-average ocremix.org remix with the instrumental... but it got better towards the end.
Good job on reporting all of this information every day up until launch guys.
May 13, 2012asfastasican posted a message on Sicne When did Diablo Lore turn into Starwars/DBZ/SPAWNResponding to the OP's concerns, you can basically blame Chris Metzen. Mail him some poop in the mail as a prank if you feel so strongly about it.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
If i'm not mistaken, Metzen and another guy did the dialogue for the animated short Diablo 3:Wrath. So yeah, great director, great studio, sub-par dialogue and writing....
I don't have anything against the guy really. Him and Samwize (along with a handful of others) did a great job when it came to help crafting the original three Blizzard universes, but Metzen as of late comes off as a big sellout. If you are pro-Metzen, you could chalk it all up to having him slave over WoW the past several years. If you're anti-Metzen, you can blame him for being into blondes, seeing as that he felt it was more important to have Tricia Helfer as Kerrigan instead of Glynnis Talken. I mean really? Just because Metzen wanted to hit that after watching a few BSG episodes, he gave the original Queen of Blades the boot? FFS, even Glynnis' daughter has an amazing voice. They couldn't hire her? She voiced Kerrigan in this fan-made cinematic for SC2.
Anyways, yeah... you can't really change what they will do with the story. The way Blizzard makes great lore and great cinematics and then ruins it with some awful dialogue and story-arcs lately is pretty underwhelming to me. It's a classic case of shit on spaghetti if you ask me. A case-and-point example is the Wrath animated short, like I mentioned above.
"You are Azeroth's true guardians... and the future of this world... is in your hands... for the dawning of the age of mortals... has begun..."
Two words: Pretty corny! I mean, you can make a brief few words pretty epic without having them come off as cheesy. It's not like Blizzard hasn't done that before right?
"From that moment... we traveled together... East. Always... into the east."
Two words: Friggen' Epic! Where's Marius when we need him!? 1st person perspective from a supporting character ftw!
May 13, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
This has been confirmed from the data right? i have been avoiding the spoiler stuff.
May 13, 2012I think your averages are pretty well-thought out and I would agree with your 7 level rule. The fact of the matter is that we're dealing with a "progression" based system in D3 and not a "waypoint" system that we tackled in D2 when it came to power-leveling. This isn't a Baal-run central anymore...Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
if you give a crap about your friends, stay within 7 levels then make alts if you pull ahead. If you want to race to Inferno content, ditch them at lv 2!
May 13, 2012You'll be fine, even though you would probably have more fun playing at your own houses tbh.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Diablo 3 isn't a lan game! Go frag each other or something... even if you go retro and play some CS 1.6 you'll get brownie points from me! Geesh!
May 13, 2012See? Even the average joe can work at Blizzard and contribute something of worth at this point. I'm sure a handful of you would have railed him for being stupid, whether you currently like the idea of Inferno or not.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
May 13, 2012A few points that need to be mentioned:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
- No matter how poor the game is, no reviewer will give Diablo 3 below a 80 unless they are looking for some desperate attention. Giving it an 80-100 won't be an untruthful review though. I think even the biggest D3 haters will give it at least an 80, due to a number of factors. It won't be a bias thing.
- Every single reviewer will grade the game based on the solo experience (mostly the presentation of the single player playthrough.) Even if they say that they have played co-op and that they included it in their score, they are lying. This mostly means that reviewers don't even try to assume a game's replayability, let alone have the wherewithal to even guess a game's replayability.
- Game reviews are "released" based on agreements between them and the company (Blizzard.) Example: Metal Gear Solid 4. Konami agreed to let reviewers come play the game in its entirety much earlier than release and allowed them to release their reviews before release as well. The reviewers had to agree to a long list of "Do No Talk About These Things" to be given that right to post the review early. One thing they couldnt comment on was "The Length of In-Game Cinematics." Some reviewers went off and commented on the length of the cinematics anyways, while some others alluded to their opinion on it. Diablo 3 reviews will probably be released on the 14th as far as I know.
- A good handful of reviewers are "noobs" or have unwarranted opinions on a frequent basis. Some of them are just bad at games. Some are just, quite frankly, idiots. Some go around looking for attention. If you don't agree with me, you are naive. But still, some are not all of the above and are just limited in such a way where they simply don't have enough time to play a game and give it a confident, honest and heart-felt review. With that beind said, nobody on this forum will give two shits about what they say in their reviews. Blizzard can basically look at this forum's user count and multiply that by $60 and count us up-front as profits.
- I personally do not think Diablo 3 will be "a game for reviewers," but they will probably give it favorable reviews anyways. With Diablo 3 being the 3rd in the series, the fans will really have to decide for themselves, simply because reviewers WiLL EASILY give this game a 100 if the single player is well-done and well presentated (example. Starcraft 2's single player campaign was well-presented and got a respectable metacritic rating.) It won't matter if the game is shit or not, only if the SP is presented well.
EDIT - Times have changed btw. Back when Diablo 2 was released, retards from websites like Gamespot.com gave Diablo 2 a score of no higher than 86 percent and rated other shit games during that time in the 90s. Things are a lot different now, but you should avoid a few sites like the plague, because they are just completely incompetant. Giving a game like Diablo 2 a comparatively low score of 86, when people still play the game a decade later, was a major facepalm at the time! A site like IGN is tough to judge though, because 15 years ago they were the best bar none, but now they are just waaaay too big so it's hard to identify them as :"great" or "awful." They do do some good work, but at the same time, you have situations outlined by this comic where Gabe and Tycho ripped Gamespy a new one
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Nov 30, 2011I'm really wondering what the devs are really thinking when they consider MF as a "problem." They shouldn't even be seeing MF as a factor in "doing harm to co op." There's a very simple solution to any MF issues.Posted in: News
Make the monsters do more overall damage.
Why is that? Well, because smart players will see MF guys on their team as an asset to their team, by being the guy that increases the chance of better loot dropping. Smart players will also see them as deadweight in damage dealing potential. So... if they make monsters more dangerous, risk and reward will be maintain. You wouldn't consider having a full team of MF equipped players in a difficult area. You may opt to only bring one or two instead.
MMO players don't see healers or CC classes as a "problem". They see them as utility and as tools that benefit the team, while also holding back a raid's damage. If the raid boss poses a significant threat, a team decides on hoe many healers they should bring to a fight, while making sure the raid can bring the deeps!
Oct 8, 2009I'm not going to comment on the whole aura situation, but I am very concerned with a blue response stating how their basic game philosophy won't be compromised when it comes to rescricting classes from wearing specific armor types. They say that they don't want to restrict classes from wearing all kinds of armor, but isn't it true that they are restricting what weapons each class can use? If they consider Diablo to be an item driven game, why would they contradict themselves like that?Posted in: News
In Diablo 2, a necromancer could use an axe if he wanted to. Will this be the case with the Sorceress? Or will she only be able to use orbs, book and other hand-held caster items?
Jul 14, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from name="Drake Tristan" »Blizzard fan-boys amuse me.
Immature, ignorant, clueless Blizzard fan-boys amuse me to no end.
I hate to be the guy to defend the fanbois that supposedly are immature, ignorant, and clueless, but have you ever played that POS game? You can't possibly tell me it's any good. Even after the big bug-fixing patch they threw in recently, people still fall through the world and it's only made it slightly more playable for the few that still play it. The game is definately not fit for new players.
The entire Flagship company got pink-slipped, and here you are ragging on so-called "fanbois"? lol.
Jun 27, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Medievaldragon" »When we settled to refill our mana pool, and some food --- great ... no McDonald's anywhere. And all the food menu is in French in every restaurant around us. Amazing adventure for a Paris noob.
There's a McDonalds on Champs Elysees for goodness sakes! lol. You know!? That long road that goes straight down from the Arc!? One of the most famous streets in the world!? Go get a big mac for me, will yah?
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