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Out of the Blue

Got to play a bit more Diablo III last night with my pal MrKawfy, as we dueled both the monsters of hell and the server outages from hell. The game is loads of fun, but the connectivity woes did nothing to discourage the idea that requiring a persistent connection for a single-player game is an absolutely terrible idea from the player's perspective. I guess the only surprise is that so many people were saying just that long before the game's release that it's hard to believe Activision Blizzard would not have been more prepared for the launch in an attempt to prove the skeptics wrong. Well, whatever they did failed. Score one for the skeptics. Here's hoping they straighten this mess up soon.

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49. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2012, 20:54 HorrorScope
 
Sepharo wrote on May 16, 2012, 20:33:
HorrorScope wrote on May 16, 2012, 20:29:
Simple note:
If a game has a real money auction house, it is a mmo in technical design. It will always require to be online. Otherwise people would be hacking in items to sell for cash. IMO you can't have it any other way.

How does this brand of comment still come up? Just take both the AH and RMAH out of SP and don't allow characters to cross over *gasp* problem solved.

Well if my aunt had a unit...

Sure if they did that, but they didn't.

But the point wasn't really even about SP, but the choice when deciding on a RMAH, it changes security on the whole game.
 
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