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    posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    To me, it's clear that Quin and MrLlama don't know anything more about the future of Diablo than just your average player. In hightsight, Quin and MrLlama were flown out there to make up for the lack of Diablo content. Not to hype the supposedly amazing Diablo content.


    Until theres an official page on the Blizzard website, I wouldn't hold my breath for D2HD. Project Titan and Starcraft Ghost were widely known "secrets" and much development went into them. Only to have Starcraft Ghost cancelled and the project Titan MMO morph into Overwatch.

    Nothing is real to me until there's an open beta.

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    posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?
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    I don't even see the point of D2 HD. I don't want to play a game where I have a crapload of potions in my inventory. I don't want a game without a shared stash. I don't want to gear up by doing endless Baal runs. D2 is a dinosaur by modern gaming standards. If they update the graphics without updating the game play, it will be a novelty. If they update the gameplay, then it's a whole new game. (And if they were successful with such a gameplay update, they'd just be cannibalizing the Diablo 3 player base, which is currently their marque Diablo game.)


    The longer D3 goes without another expansion pack, the more I believe they are working on D4. But I can't figure what they'd do in D4, that they couldn't just do in a D3 expansion. Moving to D4 would allow them to a) eliminate all the legacy of people with thousands of non-season paragon levels, B) allow them to reintroduce characters like necromancer without stepping on the novelty of existing characters, and c) ???. I'm drawing a blank here.

    I'm just not certain what would be "different" enough to warrant a whole new game. Sure, new classes and new story and new items. But those could be done in an expansion, right? Would the gameplay be different? Could they make it truly open world rather than 4-man (or 8-man) instances?


    u have answered to your own question :) exactly paragons ,d3 dont have trading what is huge part of diablo specialy it would be for hc players and if u read ur thread u get more answers :P
    It doesn't take D4 to remove paragon and re-enable trading. That was D3 vanilla. :D

    None of stuff that came in RoS is perfect, but it feels like Blizzard was trying to add more stuff to do without getting to far away spiritually from the diablo feel and play style. Maybe they weren't totally successful, but on the whole, I'm having more fun in RoS than D3 Vanilla.

    I guess I'm just guessing that D4 would need to be a big shakeup. Maybe it would be fun. Maybe it would feel less and less like D2 and D3. And maybe that's ok.
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    posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    I don't even see the point of D2 HD. I don't want to play a game where I have a crapload of potions in my inventory. I don't want a game without a shared stash. I don't want to gear up by doing endless Baal runs. D2 is a dinosaur by modern gaming standards. If they update the graphics without updating the game play, it will be a novelty. If they update the gameplay, then it's a whole new game. (And if they were successful with such a gameplay update, they'd just be cannibalizing the Diablo 3 player base, which is currently their marque Diablo game.)


    The longer D3 goes without another expansion pack, the more I believe they are working on D4. But I can't figure what they'd do in D4, that they couldn't just do in a D3 expansion. Moving to D4 would allow them to a) eliminate all the legacy of people with thousands of non-season paragon levels, B) allow them to reintroduce characters like necromancer without stepping on the novelty of existing characters, and c) ???. I'm drawing a blank here.

    I'm just not certain what would be "different" enough to warrant a whole new game. Sure, new classes and new story and new items. But those could be done in an expansion, right? Would the gameplay be different? Could they make it truly open world rather than 4-man (or 8-man) instances?

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    posted a message on Just the typ...

    First of all, thanks to all responders for the feedback - this is good info. I was using $300 as an example of what machine i would expect to outperform my 8 year old MacBook Pro... My budget will more likely end up nearer the $1k range. I spent a lot more than that on the MBP when it was new. I don't think I will stick with Mac because the engineered obsolescence is killing me. I understand that PC has made some strides and would be easier to do hardware upgrades in the future. I just really need a place from which to start looking without necessarily having to start my research from scratch. I hope to continue to get more great feedback like this as my odyssey continues

    The upgradability of the laptop will be very manufacturer and model dependent. Apple has definitely leaned towards the "Ultrabook" model meaning that their laptops have very little upgradability. But, for example, comparable Dell Ultrabooks also have very limited upgradability (mostly due to the formfactor).

    My basic $1300 13" MBP w/ Retina Display runs Diablo 3 ok. Not at super high settings, but more than satisfactory when I'm traveling. It's a solid machine if you're going to do other things beyond gaming. But if you're just looking for gaming, you can likely get more graphics horsepower for less money with a Windows laptop. (Not that I'd be thrilled with getting Windows 8 but that's a personal preference.)

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    posted a message on 3 hours farming T3 Rifts + Kadala = 0 legendaries
    Quote from Polrayne

    What amazes me is the standpoint that because I can't prove something, means that it doesn't exist. I wish there were a little more room for diplomacy in some of these discussions. That last sentence was not directed at Shaggy - just a general observation of many standpoints from posters about issues they don't believe in.
    There is an invisible flying spaghetti monster that lives above your house. All your bad RNG fortune is due to him. You can't see him or interact with him but he's there. I can't prove that he's there but that doesn't mean he doesn't exist. Now please discuss my theory but I expect you to be only diplomatic.
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    posted a message on Heavenly Strength tip
    I spend all my paragon points on plus movement speed. (I'm only paragon 167). I suppose if I was doing UBERS I might spec to all +str, but for doing bounties, it's pretty nice to move as quick as possible. Also as Heavendenies said, shield bash is a great gap closer if you have an enemy to target.

    Isn't there a legendary that removes the movement penalty? Granted, leg drops are RNG. But I never thought I'd find a thunderfury and yet I found one before the expansion even went live. (Unfortunately I was lvl 47 at the time.)
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    posted a message on Paragon 500!
    Quote from Knowah

    How does one kill that which has no life?
    The Sword of 1000 truths! It was for foretold by Salzman, from accounting.
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    posted a message on Is this Diablo anymore?
    Quote from IamDiablo
    Quote from KwShinigami
    Quote from Zero(pS)

    by most players


    It may be since the really really 'most players' have been banned from D3's forums for voicing their displeasure since launch.. so best to say 'most players that are left who do not bother Blizz too much'
    Quote from Hjelpen

    I dont like the fact that Blizzard really feels that they need to tell us how we should play the game. As soon as someone on twitch/reddi/diablofans finds something it will instantly get nerfed because that is not how Blizzard want us to play. D3 have none of the freedom that D2 had.
    I concur with both of these statements. I was perma banned from Diablo 3 forums because I expressed my freedom of speech telling them what they are doing wrong and how they are ruining the game. The first silenced me then they perma banned me 2 offences perma ban pretty sad really but I don't care they cant silence the mass's that are flooding their forums as we speak about their ignorance.
    Freedom of Speech prevents government censure of speech given in a public forum. Nothing more.
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