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Op Ed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Why The Problem With Diablo Isn’t Diablo.
We have to demand a standard of quality and dedication from these things. If we try to paint complaints about Diablo III’s loudly reverberating server-side-down bellyflop as entirely immature, wrong, and entitled, we’re basically saying, “Look, everyone else! We’re totally OK with this.” I mean, Diablo III’s almost assuredly sold millions of units by this point. If widespread rage then proves relatively short-lived, I have to imagine that looks like pretty much all upside to, say, Tim Willits or even devs/pubs whose intentions aren’t quite so benevolent or design-focused. Piggy banks are happy, and customers are happy. What more do you need?

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37. Re: Op Ed May 18, 2012, 21:16 Flatline
 
panbient wrote on May 18, 2012, 20:20:
Flatline wrote on May 18, 2012, 19:03:
I dunno what the hell was up but even the gold drops felt anemic. It took half an hour of playing at the end of act 1 to get a thousand gold. I would have expected drops around 20-50 gold by the end of act one, but I was still getting mostly 1-5 gold per drop. As I said, fucking MMO drop rates.

I'm assuming you play solo because in a group you most definitely get the kind of gold drops you expect (magic items is still spotty). I've played through most of Act1 three times now (I like testing out the classes) and I've made around 50k in gold.

And now I start up character #4

Actually my friend was watching me play and was boggled. He's playing as a demon hunter and was getting drastically better drop rates. Like, an order of magnitude better.
 
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