I think there is a lot we don't know well enough yet to really have a good idea of how long it will take. There are also of course large luck factors as far as getting really good or really horrible items when you are leveling at any given point.
As far as Diablo 2 being extremely easy in normal and nightmare, it certainly wasn't if you were only using gear you found yourself while leveling. Yes, if you twinked your character out massively then you could just walk through everything, but if you were only able to use items you found while playing you were not going to just effortlessly breeze past all the mobs.
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May 13, 2012As has been pointed out, there is of course a chance you can get banned for anything that modifies Diablo 3 in any way because of the fact that the ToS have to be extremely broad. They have to make black and white statements to include anything including things that they may have not even imagined as possible problems as of yet. As a result, anything you ask Blizzard about that modifies the game, they are going to tell you that you 'might' or 'could' get banned for it, and suggest you not use it. They are never going to encourage you to use 3rd party things of any nature, because they are against the ToS even if they are benign.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
May 13, 2012I'm not really laughing, since I'm sure some people will buy this crap. I reported both videos as scams. I really hope that people with blatant lies in their advertisements at the very least will not profit this early. The game isn't even out yet.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
May 11, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Diablo 3 the "Most preordered PC game in history" for Amazon.Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Odin
If stating facts is trolling then I don't know.
Did you do the same in Diablo 2? Yes but the fun came from trying out exotic builds and play around with some uncommon stats. I know Blizzard fanboys will overhype everything they offer but lets see in 2 months from now.
They should have just updated the graphics with a deeper customization tree and be done with it yet they decided to create a totally different game. Don't care if you agree or not but a successor should stay true to its predecessor.
Diablo 2 was a horrible successor to Diablo, if that's the criteria.
May 11, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Diablo 3 the "Most preordered PC game in history" for Amazon.Let's hope this isn't like the time that Left 4 Dead was the highest selling Valve game... and then the franchise died a year later because of the way they handled it!Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
In all honesty though, Blizzard has had a large number of the best selling games, going back to the first Starcraft and Diablo games.. Not sure if the first Warcraft is up there or not.
May 6, 2012Though it wasn't planned ahead of time, I found Friday that Safeway (grocery chain here) was selling Pepsi Max.. buy two get THREE free. Needless to say, I now have 5 packs of 12 cans for Diablo. While not my favorite thing, it does have extra caffeine as well as ginseng (may or may not help..).Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I am also planning on getting vegetables that are very easy to eat (baby carrots/broccoli) and hummus.
Most likely I'll have some kind of cheap fast food as well (maybe McDoubles at only $1 each)
Finally some kind of healthier liquid, most likely V8 or V8 Fusion. V8 Energy variants don't seem to be in any stores around here as of now.
Apr 14, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Logic
Isn't part of the crux of Diablo on consensual dueling in town? Why do they separate it into arena now like how WoW does it? Bring back the 1v1 dueling!
Confucius says: Man going through turnstile sideways is going to Bangkok.
Mar 26, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Xebu
My biggest fear is that I wouldn't be able to play on release for some reason, like internet down or PC problems..
*knocks on wood*
This happened to me with Left 4 Dead. I was really unhappy. Motherboard died.
Mar 24, 2012Two of the 10 reasons were basically the same thing about PvP.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Also, then the ending where they say "See you at launch" makes the video almost comical, because they are saying it sucks and then that they'll be playing it... so even they don't believe their own argument. Pretty funny.
Mar 24, 2012Posted in: PvP DiscussionQuote from Omega329
This thread will be updated, just post and I will add VALID arguments to the tables, yes this is biased, yes this is the PvP discussion. This will be used to strengthen the PvP argument.
Plaintiff - PvP'ers
Customizable Arena options for private matches - Game types (FFA, Teams, 2 v 3, ect) - Changing the time limit - custom respawn times (instant, XX seconds, none) - other options I can't think of right now.
World PvP option (D2 Style) - Allow world PvP as a game option during creation.
Group/Party vs Group/Party - Able to selectively choose if you want to take XXX to the arena/dual/game.
Statistics (toggleable or personal only) - Kills, deaths, highest burst damage, most players killed in a life, ect.
Guild/Clan Flags - Ability to show your guild/clan name on your flag.
Wagers - A safe way to bet on duels (it is going to happen either way right? Cough Cough RMAH logic).
Defendant - PvM'ers
Balance - Not many are expecting this, actually nobody is except the PvMers useing it as a counter aurgument. - And no you don't need to be inside of an arena for skills to be balanced, even in D2 they had ways of balancing skills on players.
Ladders - PvM'ers do not want ranks/ladders.
Esport - PvM'ers don't want an "esport".
Butthurt - Don't want to deal with elitism.
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Also everything we are asking for we had in Diablo 2, not WoW. Just proves how ignorant you kids are.
One of the six requested features in this thread was in Diablo 2. So hostile and insulting, but then you don't even have your own story straight. This really is the reason that people don't like these threads.
Mar 23, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on [PvP] Blizzard neglecting a major part of what made Diablo, Diablo.I'm pretty certain that like all things, PvP was major and THE thing to do only to the people that enjoyed it. It's not about PvPers being the 'in' club and everyone that doesn't like PvP is just some casual player. PvP was a horrendously imbalanced and unsupported aspect of Diablo 1 and 2 other than that you COULD kill people. The continual pretense that it should be a major part of Diablo 3 will never cease to baffle me, and I'd be just as happy with Diablo 3, as I have been with Diablo 1 and 2 if it was never added at all.Posted in: PvP Discussion
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Mar 6, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Wizard Spells, Enemies Will Do Double Damage, Twitter, ERROR_315300, GDC and CeBITEven if he's being 100% honest, he's just talking about not announcing anything today. Some of their Diablo panels are also Wednesday. There's also the possibility that Jay might not be the one that will announce the date.Posted in: News
Feb 24, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Message from Jay, Skill Runes and Choices, Changes, Login Issues, EU PayPal, Item CustomizationPosted in: NewsQuote from SFJake
No, they most certainly are not. This day and age of gaming is dark exactly because even the very people buying the games actually look at it this way. No wonder the gaming world is such garbage.
What I meant was logical and understandable was that Blizzard chooses to cater to whatever will make them the most money. Logical, understandable. Certainly not artistic, but I think that people that live in a capitalistic society trying to make money is certainly understandable.
I didn't say it was 'good', 'right' or even 'moral', but those are separate issues.
Feb 24, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Message from Jay, Skill Runes and Choices, Changes, Login Issues, EU PayPal, Item CustomizationPosted in: NewsQuote from Tenhi
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Tenhi if you posted this on the US forum, Bashiok will certainly say to you that your wrong because the way it is now you have billions and billions of more builds and they are reinventing the RPG elements with this new revolutionary system, how naive can you be to eat this bs..
Not sure what you are talking about... but sounds like general QQ. First thing... what BS am I buying? Also my post isnt about "billions and billions of builds" or "RPG elements" its about the fact that having the ability to choose our runes ourselves would be way better than the way they have it right now. So if you didnt understand my Post... I'm AGAINST the auto-rune-asignment...
Edit: Just glanced through your other posts... well you are a troll. So this post is a waste and now I feel bad "Diablo 3 isnt Diablo 2 with better graphics... BLIZZ SUCKS"... yeah right.
You wasted a point, better re-roll your forum career!
On a more serious note, I understand the reason they are making these choices. Almost all of the things they are changing are to make the game more accessible and enjoyable to more people. Sadly, this sometimes means that experienced or even average gamers like the game less as a result. Yes, they want to sell as many copies as they can, get as many people to like the game as they can. Those are their reasons, they're logical and understandable, but being one of the people that actually likes thinking and games, we're the ones that have to be left unsatisfied.
Feb 23, 2012ZombieMuse posted a message on Message from Jay, Skill Runes and Choices, Changes, Login Issues, EU PayPal, Item CustomizationI have to agree. The new systems are fine with me, but the new skill UI is extremely horrible. Yes, in the long run it makes very little impact on the enjoyment of the game (unless you, say, really like basic attack), but it doesn't make any sense to me that they took out the much better skill UI that was already in the game to replace it with a much worse one. Why isn't elective mode just... the old UI?Posted in: News
Aug 5, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from CherubDown
I hope to pay off the Collector's Edition eventually using my mad AH skillz.
BTW, I can't find any pics online, but I remember the Grandfather use to go on Ebay for like $1400. Can anyone confirm this with evidence because I'm having a hard time finding facts to back it up.
I'm not sure of exact item values, but I am certain that some items sold for very large amounts early on in their lives in Diablo 2. Things like the ballista also sold for large amounts when they first came out. Sort of funny and also sad that later on, you basically couldn't even give them away to people.
Aug 5, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from kjolnir
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Sure, it requires a second copy of the game - probably $50-60, but that's a one-time cost, and if you've got a couple of grand in e-balance, what difference does it really make?Quote from Akuma Seijin
I probably won't really buy things from the RMAH....But I will definitely sell my ass off.
I doubt you will make a couple of grand playing this game. Probably some light weekend money at best.
There's a guy on the Blizz forum that used $3k he got selling items from D2 at 13 to buy his first car at 16.
I think "light weekend money" is probably a lowball.
The large difference is now anyone can sell their items for money. Not only the people that have setup sites to do so. While it's possible some people will make a very large amount of money, it's not going to be effortless and there is really no way to tell as of yet.
Yes, if you devote 8+ hours a day to gaming a market, you can make money no matter what market you are in.
Aug 5, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from CrusaderGT
As always your podcast is appreciated but it seems that you guys forget the most important thing, your gameplay experience. I know you guys said something but it's too general and not much specific on it. It's too much topic oriented. Give us some deep preview of your experience. With all the bashing, rages etc. give us something new to hear. Because some of us actually cares about how the game plays
From everything they have said, there is little that is different in terms of gameplay from the Blizzcon 2010 build. There really isn't much for them to tell about other than what has changed, which is what they are focusing on.
Aug 5, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from KanedaSyndrome
Will use both.
I hope there wont be problems with people only selling on the RMAH and only buying on the gold AH.. Then noone will be buying from the RMAH
Well, that wouldn't work for anyone since then nothing would be for sell to buy with gold, and nothing would be purchased for money. The system pretty much requires people to use both or neither as far as providing buyers and sellers.
Aug 4, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from boomstick08
They will probably release about 1000-5000 at first then give out more once they get an idea of how their servers run initially. I hope...
This his how almost all online games work for their betas. They will add more users in waves and then right before the beta closes they will have a stress test where they invite a very large number of people compared to past waves. (At least that's the general model.)
Aug 4, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from BoyC
Not if you're a game server. Also, as an MMO developer I can assure you that 1000 testers on a game architecture of this scale are only a drop in the ocean
I would imagine they are also expecting a million or more players at release, so testing their servers with only 1000 or even 5000 players wouldn't be a very good test for them.
As a point of reference, Starcraft II sold just shy of 2 million copies in it's first month out. While Diablo 3 may not reach the same mark, it wouldn't be in their best interest to plan for a tiny amount of people to be on the severs and just assume everything will work fine.
Aug 1, 2011It's nice that they attempted to put people's fears to rest, but clearly a large number of people are completely willing to make up a bunch of "facts" and numbers to justify their own points of view. For the majority of people that are extremely upset about this, a logical argument won't satisfy them.Posted in: News
For anyone else who is worried about real money driving things in-game, speak with your dollars then by not purchasing the game. The only real way for customers to sway company's business practices is by purchasing things vs not purchasing things.
Jul 25, 2011They can has a taste? That's great!Posted in: News
I'm really looking forward to seeing if the 'life' of the monsters lives up to it's descriptions so far. It really sounds like the game is going to be a lot more 'lively' and seem like a real living place if it meets or even comes close to what they have described. In most games, it feels like every since area is frozen in time until you arrive.
Jul 13, 2011Posted in: NewsQuote from Jackzor
Wait what? Correct me what I'm wrong but doesn't 'classic' control allow you to turn item names on/off at will, and you just need to hold down the key. Then toggle does the same thing, just without holding down the key. So why is there a dispute over which one gives more control? It clearly comes down to preference, not to mention that you'll see the item name whenever you scroll over it (I guess thats a bit of an assumption, but I feel like its safe to say) so its not like failing to utilize the Alt key will lead to a lack of control over what you pick up.
There really isn't any difference. As far as I can tell, a lot of people just want to hold down alt constantly because that's how it was in D2. I don't see any real benefit to it, or complaint with the other systems, so no, I don't think you're wrong. It's just taste, but still fighting over it.
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