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    posted a message on Remember Diablo 3 in 2010?
    Jesus......so much potential.

    What the hell happened???????
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    posted a message on New patch, major let down.
    Quote from overneathe

    Quote from Zero(pS)

    It scares the shit out of me seeing all these people behaving this way on the internet - because that's what they really are deep down (when nobody's looking and when they're protected by anonymity): full of hatred and extremely ignorant and tunnel visioned.

    I'm afraid that's no longer the case, sadly. Worse than fan forums, far worse than battle.net... is Facebook. Where people have the worst language, the lowest kind of argumentation and the biggest sheep-like behavior. I'm afraid the past theories of anonymity have failed now that everyone uses their real name but the behavior is x10 worse.

    Yah, and I'm really not sure comments made by most people really represent what they think, wether it's anonymous or not. A lot of it is attention seeking, attempts at wit/humour, or emotionally driven nonsense seeking pity or a some other reaction.

    I think that bothers me more than knowing some people are really as dumb and angry as they sound on the internet.....the fact people say things they don't mean at all, have no facts, or just try for a reaction. They can't be reasoned with, and pretty much destroy any real chance of meaningful conversation on the internet.....which is a damn shame because there is no better way to gets groups of people from around the world talking about a topic.

    And when you try to moderate them.....they scream freedom of speach, and further derail the topic.
    With the news so full of politics and skewed views on how they deliver any story, I just want someone to invent a new form of media that isnt full of crap.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on New patch, major let down.
    Quote from TheDemokin

    This is why i still respect Blizzard - they are the only game creator out there that actively listens to the community and actually makes improvements, albeit not the fastest and not everything at once, but they do.

    Well, I strongly disagree.I think Blizzard is quite out-of-tune with what the community wants. They continually show this by some of the remarks they make in their forum posts, and social outlets. The notorious "some people like to get items from killing monsters" Just seemed really strange coming from a company who is supposedly listening to the community.

    Then the recent dueling change, Only beig able to access it from Act 1. This is such an obvious design flaw, the community has voiced loudly that they want to duel from anywhere.....they also said they want to duel while grouped with friends, to give them somethig to do while they wait for friends etc. This has been a request of much of the community since before the game even launched......

    The response? Saying they realize this is a good idea and want to implement it......eventually. The fact they needed us to tell them an act 1 portal is a bad idea to begin with, then to say they may fix it......eventually?

    I'm sorry, but that is a perfect example of why I think Jay and his team have vey different views on the game than I do.....and much of the community. I'm not jut saying it is so, I have given examples here, and in multiple threads on this and the official forum. I understand they have made changes, and they did help o improve the game, but each time (other than paragon levels) it was so poorly designed, and so far off of what the community asked for, it seems like they are almost making changes to be orignal, intentionally avoiding using any ideas the community suggests. Stubborn, or not willing to take ideas from other people/games, or maybe they just don't agree with the community.......but something doesnt feel right, when each time they make a change it is so far removed from anything the community is suggesting, and it does not address core issues stated all over the forums.
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    posted a message on New patch, major let down.
    Quote from overneathe

    Ok, Blizzard made billions from the RMAH, they're rolling in cash and laughing at the community. 1.0.7 sux. Carry on. :)

    Don't need to be a smartass.

    Make your point (what everit is) about the actual sales Blizzard is making, and we'll talk about it.
    You're flame-baiting by asking a question you know we don't have any way of knowing the answer, then trolling/flaming us when we give you an answer. If you want to make a point about revenue, make your point. Don't ask a baited question, than be snide about the answer you know is impossible to give.

    Not sure what you were tring to accomplish with your question, but it didnt work.
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    posted a message on Path of Exile lightyears ahead of D3??
    While I agree POE looks really good, and seems to be in-line with my views on what an ARPG should be, They are not killing Blizzard.

    Nothing is killing Blizzard, at least not any time soon. They have a massive fanbase, they make incredible games, they have some of the best talent in the industry. They will continue to be a great company, and D3 will continue to be a powerhouse. Making a post about XX game killing Blizzard has been made for every major MMO, ARPG and Strat game ever made since WOW launched, none have succeeded.

    You make yourself look real silly suggesting anything is going to kill any of Blizzards games.
    But I do agree so far that POE is putting a lot of effort into pleasing Diablo/ARPG fans, making it the game a lot of us want. I know I am going to be playing it, and it's doubtful I will ever return to D3 with the changes they are making not fixing core issues.
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    posted a message on Patch 1.0.7 Preview
    Quote from KalikooJack

    Quote from sssdrawr

    Why are D3 patches always so small ?

    LOL, you serious? A lots of changes and new content for free. Diablo 3 patches beats every patch in any game if you ask me.

    From the release, this game has improved a lot, and I have no doupts it will improve even more in the future. Thanks Bliz! :)
    Its not perfect yet, sure. But what game is perfect from the start? Especially a game like D3, which requires a lot of balancing, you cant know for sure is some feature gonna work as intented.

    Anyway, looking forward to the patch! :)

    You must not play a lot of other CP games.......

    Your statement is true, for the 80-90s. But today, there are a ton of CP games that constant improvements and patches. Even when there is no real-money involved. Blizzard is making revenue every month from this game with the RMAH, and as such, should be putting in the time and effort that is expected with any game made in todays market with a real-money feature.

    You're right though, their content pacthes are a lot better than.....Mario Brothers ever had!
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on New patch, major let down.
    Quote from gran0ls

    Well i impressed by the patch in way, that they still working on the game. I mean, right now it feels like subscription based mmo, since in about every patch blizz add some content. I wonder how long will this going.

    You must not play too many games with real-money store/commodity sales. Their are plenty of games that continue to provide content when they include some form of real-money transactions. Even PS3/Xbox games get steady content updates with map packs, cosmetic items, etc.

    I'm not sure why people are acting like D3 should recieve no changes when we are steadily giving them money through the RMAH. It is very, very common in todays industry to continually improve games, and provide content.....many times even without a commodity store. But when a game includes any sort of real-money investment, even when it is only cosmetic, I think it is expected to get steady patches and content.

    Especially when the intitial product fell so short of gamers expectations.
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    posted a message on New patch, major let down.
    Not sure about anybody else, but I feel completely let down by the new patch.

    Dueling:
    They added dueling, cool. Only issue I have with this is you can't just turn it on in a public game. They could have easily just made a hostile flag for your character, so when your waiting for your friends, or at the end of the run you just turn it on and fight each other. If you don't turn your flag on, you dont die, so not sure why we need a whole new zone to keep characters safe. New zone does look pretty fun though......

    Craft Recipes:
    Again they added a very short-sighted answer to adding new content. Farming recipes is a reason to farm bosses, great! But once you get that recipe, that content dies. And you will never return, just like the A4 recipe, it was easy to get, you got it, and never returned to A4. This will give a month or 2 of farming bosses, then everyone will be back in A3.

    Crafting mats: More incentive to farm A3 at max efficiency.

    New Gems: More incentive to farm A3, 20 million gold plus the gold you spent on your 3 RS gems.

    New gear effects: The high price and time investment means this only increases the need for only 1 high-powered character to run A3 with to further improve that character. It gives no incentive at all to have more then 1 character. Especially since they gave no reason to make gear with vitality (it's still all about super-farming with high-dps mains). So this amounts to running A3 endlessly and along the way having a chance for a new item. If its anything like Hellfires, they will just end up sitting in your bank unused. Especially for high-end characters with good items in those slots already.

    Things that the developers made no attempt to change:
    99% of rare drops are vendor trash (actually made this worse w/ the crafted recipes in the few slots rares still had potential)
    Way too many rares overall, meaning only legendaries and recipes are worth picking up for high-tier players
    AH is still the best way to gear alts and even your main until you get lucky with a recipe.
    No incentive whatsoever for more than 1 charcter.
    No reason to farm anything but A3. (Other than to get your recipes, once you get it, no reason to do it again)
    Still favors MP0-2 farming meaning less diversity in gear choices, we will continue to just increase DPS stats.
    No end-game content, End-game = A3.
    No items are leaving the economy.

    At the end of the day, the only change they made (outside of duels) is along your perpetual A3 runs, you will get some mats you can use to forge a new item. Most of these will end up in your bank rotting.

    So far, I see no reason for me to come back at this time.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Patch 1.0.7 Preview
    Are my the only one that doesnt think these changes are what the game needs?

    Added dueling.....OK, finally.

    Gave a reason to craft, but further promotes 1 main character farming. No incentive for more than 1 charcter, and once you find the recipes the reason to farm bosses ends, and its back to farming act 3. Plus once you farm more ingredients for another crafted item, you will want to craft it for your main until you get perfect stats, again no incentive to play alts, and more resons to farm A3.

    The new gem will require 20 million gold and 3 of your RS gems, plus a craft mat that shares use with craft gear. So again this completely discourages any more than 1 ultra-farm character, and adds more reasons to farm A3.

    I don't think these changes are good at all, and other than giving a reason to farm bosses for recipes, only perpetuates the problem.
    Everyone will still be farming A3 at max efficiency and dumping everything they have into 1 character with no other point than to increase that 1 charcters DPS.

    Things this patch did nothing to change:
    99% of rare drops are vendor trash (actually made this worse w/ the crafted recipes in the few slots rares still had potential)
    way too many rares meaning only legendaries and recipes are worth picking up for high-tier players
    AH is still the best way to gear alts and even your main until you get lucky with a recipe.
    No incentive whatsoever for more than 1 charcter.
    No reason to farm anything but A3. (Other than to get your recipes, once you get it, no reason to do it again)
    Still favors MP0-2 farming meaning less diversity in gear choices, we will continue to just increase DPS stats.
    No end-game content, End-game = A3.
    No items are leaving the economy.

    Major issues with the game left completely ignored again, and the developers still don't seem to get what makes a good ARPG, which is really disheartening to see.

    At the end of the day, the only change they made (outside of duels) is along your perpetual A3 runs, you will get some mats you can use to forge a new item. If it's anything like the Hellfire ring, most of these will end up in your bank rotting.

    So far, I see no reason for me to come back at this time.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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