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Op Ed

Blend Gaming - Diablo 3's Launch Fiasco Proves Video Game Journalism Fails.
These journalists should be informing readers as to why consumers are angry, why gamers are peeved and why those 0/10 review scores are the way they are. Reading through most comments give you a clear picture that first-adopters don't mind that there's a delay, they don't even mind that servers are down, however they do mind that the game boasts a single-player mode you can't play without constantly being connected to the internet. It's no different than being forced to watch a DVD or Blu-Ray from your player while always being online. Yes, most people are connected online one way or another, but if you want to watch a movie at your own leisure then that's what you paid for. This is not the case with Diablo III, you cannot play the game whenever you want; you can only play the game when Blizzard allows you to.

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19. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2012, 17:15 Bhruic
 
Every single MMO can be played alone, solo, and never "interact" with groups or other people, but you have to be online. It is required. Get over it man!

How many times do I have to debunk that claim before it sinks in?

It's not possible to not be impacted by other players in an MMO. Even if you never group with them, you are still the same game world. They are still affecting it, and therefore your experience. It's a persistent world in which you are only a single person. It's impossible to have a singleplayer experience there.

The same is not true in D3. If you make a private game, and set it to be completely private, no one else can impact your game world. It's a completely separate instance, and can only be affected by you and what you choose to do in it. It is completely a singleplayer experience.

If you bought the boxed version of D3, it says "online connection required". If you bought it online, YOU ARE FUCKING ONLINE! And the EULA states it is an ONLINE game.

So what? I bought a chair online, does that mean I should expect to constnatly have an internet connect to use my chair? And seriously, you are well aware that less than 1% of people ever bother to read the EULA for any game.

It isn't even an argument, it is just self entitled asshats that THINK they shuold get what ever they want.

So not liking and complaining about a game feature makes you a "self entitled asshat" now? So what exactly does that make someone who decides they need to go online and bitch about the people who are complaining?
 
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