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    posted a message on Patch 1.0.9 Dungeons, a dream... [[ FANMADE ]]
    OP could make it clearer that these are his ideas and not from Blizzard, calling his patch 1.0.9 ideas a '1.0.9 patch preview' in the first paragraph is particularly disingenuous!
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    posted a message on observation of a demo (starter) edition player... for improvement!
    Half your ideas seem to be "change D3 from an ARPG to a puzzle game".
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    posted a message on Another PTR..... Really
    If nobody played them they would become useless in terms of feedback and Blizzard would stop doing them, people clearly are playing them and providing useful feedback in sufficient numbers.

    It's the same with DLC, people bitch and moan about how it's overpriced and taking the piss, then buy it anyway.

    If you want changes, stop playing the PTR, frankly Blizzard are in a loose loose situation no PTR people will complain that it was untested and broken, provide a PTR people will complain about being free beta testers and delayed content.

    The way patches are released has changed hugely across the industry in only a few years, it was only a few years ago that if you wanted a patch you had to go on the games website and download, then install, (hell I used to have to go down the local library to download patches etc) so patches were less frequent and bigger, now people expect patches ASAP, games are pushed out teh door before they are ready and day 1 patches sort out any issues that came up after the game goes gold etc.
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    posted a message on About that last blue post...
    The main issue is that the AH makes items much more readily available than P2P trading, so people spend gold/money in the AH/RMAH to buy nearly BiS items, then wonder why they aren't finding any upgrades, thus completely missing the 'reward' part of the games.
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    posted a message on About that last blue post...
    Lets imagine for a moment Blizzard become more transparent and lets the players know exactly what they are working on...

    Blizzard: Hey guys we're working on implementing 'awesome feature X/guaranteed itemisation fix Y' in Diablo 3
    Players: Awesome, can't wait!

    3 months later still no word on 'awesome feature X/guaranteed itemisation fix Y'

    Players: Hey Blizzard, where is 'awesome feature X/guaranteed itemisation fix Y'?
    Blizzard: During testing we encountered some fundamental issues with implementing 'awesome feature X/guaranteed itemisation fix Y' so it has been put on hold indefinitely.
    Players: But you promised! I'm gonna sue you! I demand a refund! <employee name> is a ****tard! I'll come round you house and murder your cat! I'm gonna set the CIA on you!

    As others have said the vocal minority of the D3 playerbase is appalling, if people want transparency they need to be able to deal with features that are being worked on getting dropped/delayed without acting like spoiled children, at the moment Blizzard gain nothing by pre-announcing features/fixes until they are 100% certain they will be in the game.

    Transparency works well for small indie developers where there is a small loyal following for the game, it doesn't work so well when you have a large company and a large playerbase, some of who will use any excuse to hurl insults and twist the words of company representatives.
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    posted a message on Athene kills Azmodan in 25 sec
    Say what you want about Athene but he isn't stupid, he knows how to manipulate and drive people to his streams, either using charity or claiming hes been hacked or whatever, and that's how he makes money.

    That said he is about as relevent and exciting as this years elections in Papua New Guinea as far as I'm concerned.
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