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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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43. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2012, 05:36 Jerykk
 
If Diablo 3 had a smooth launch I doubt anyone would care about the requirement other than weirdos like me who care about game preservation.

The majority of people, sure. But players who don't have reliable access to the net or have very limited bandwidth would still care about being forced to play their single-player game online.
 
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