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Diablo III Hotfixes

The Diablo III Website has a list of hotfixes implemented over the past couple of days in Blizzard's MMORPG sequel. There is just one fix listed from yesterday, but there is a longer list of changes from the day before, but these carry a warning saying: "If you have not yet completed Diablo III on Normal, some hotfixes described in this list may include spoilers."

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40. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 15:49 Wolfox
 
Alamar wrote on May 24, 2012, 15:30:
I was going to make a point about how GW does things, but passed on it... But since you mention it...

GW has content 'patches' very often... sometimes multiple times a day... It definitely works well for the way they have things organized, and I don't think players complain 'too much' about the multiple restarts required at times...

However, this is an early design type of thing... So late in the development stage, it's a pain to fix, and we're very long past that stage... Blizzard could change it; they've made early design style changes in the past, but from a cost-benefit rating, I'd say it's pretty damn low.

My point is exactly that - if ArenaNet is able to do it, then it's technically possible/viable, and if Blizzard doesn't do the same, it's because they chose not to. And while the current design may make it difficult to fix, I don't think cost-benefit is that much of an issue for a company that sold 6.5 million copies of Diablo 3 (priced at $60 at launch almost everywhere) in the first two weeks of release.

In fact, I'd argue that the "always online" requirement makes that kind of fix easier than harder, but that's beyond the point. The thing is that that kind of thing is sloppy fixing (and arguably design), and shows a notable lack of care for the customer. That's troubling to say the least.
 
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