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Description An Undocumented Alien working in the US, income and FED Tax free, and sending all earned income back to the country of origin. I thank all your super left-wing liberals for all their support and I look forward to getting my driver's licience soon.
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Signed On Sep 8, 2005, 15:13
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
56. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 16:35 Undocumented Alien
 
In truth, I would contend that the things they have changed make it less Diablo than a perspective change would. But maybe that's just me.

Yes, I LIKE Diablo in an isometric 3/4 view style, that's what it is.

Some of the "What the?!?!" moments for me playing the open beta weekend were:

  • Health Potion Cool-down... wtf?

  • No more "mana" ball (in regards to a potion for it), now a kill "charge up" to fill... wtf?


  • Didn't like these two "features" at all, especially the cool-down shite, very much NOT Diablo.

    Hellgate turned out to be a disaster because of Bill Roper's greed and incompetence, but the fundamental mechanics were actually pretty sound.

    At least Roper gave us a true OFFLINE mode, even with his asinine Adverts and Subscription model.

    I did one play-through (offline) with Hellgate London as a "Sniper". Wasn't to bad, did seem like a good mix of Diablo item hunting and FPS. After that had no interest in playing again though.

    This comment was edited on May 7, 2012, 16:40.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Interview
    46. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 15:03 Undocumented Alien
     
    I'm only hoping that Runic hasn't ruined the Torchlight series by changing the game play to cartoon graphics as shown in the game's opening trailer.

    In regards to Torchlight 2, the actual game play footage I have seen looks very similar to T1, doesn't look any more cartoon'ish.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Interview
    33. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 13:30 Undocumented Alien
     
    LoL.. nin, absolutely is from Mugatu.  
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    News Comments > Diablo III Interview
    31. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 13:20 Undocumented Alien
     
    Verno, On the offline mode, I would have to say that I think this all falls back to how duping was out of control and Blizz is needing to put an end to that because of the real world AH they implemented now.

    Duping has ZERO effects from a complete OFFLINE mode. I feel like I'm on crazy pills when I see people saying there is no OFFLINE mode because of duping.

    No OFFLINE mode is because Acti-Blizz will be making $$$ on the AH. I believe between D1 and D2 Blizz sold around 17-18 million units, I don't think piracy was a huge issue.

    Yes, I will be passing on D3, not supporting this insanity. T2 will be the successor to D2. D3 is an MMO lite.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Auctions Detailed
    117. Re: Diablo III Auctions Detailed May 3, 2012, 16:00 Undocumented Alien
     
    So for those passing on D3 it looks like you'll still have a really solid alternative.

    100%. We got GW2 for the "online" itch, and T2 for the OFFLINE SP mode and LAN/IP Coop MP mode. After the D3 beta, I know I'm not really missing much, and I don't want support this online only model for Diablo (and Blizz).
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Auctions Detailed
    78. Re: Diablo III Auctions Detailed May 2, 2012, 15:49 Undocumented Alien
     
    Torchlight 2 could be several orders of magnitude better than Diablo 3 and it would still only sell a fraction of a fraction as well due simply to brand awareness and customer loyalty. They are wise to ensure a wide berth between release dates.

    Exactly, like a Kennedy running for office in MA. Would virtually win an election on name alone.

    This is the only reason why Blizz is getting away with the online DRM (unlike Ubi). We get, "I don't support online DRM... but... but... this is Diablo man... Diablo".
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Launch Events
    80. Re: Diablo III Launch Events May 2, 2012, 14:54 Undocumented Alien
     
    Just FYI BNet has had queuing since as long as I can remember.

    And since a customer can't play D3 "offline" the queue will be exponentially worse.
     
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    News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed
    31. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed May 1, 2012, 20:40 Undocumented Alien
     
    This is followed by a blurb saying "Coming this summer to Xbox 360. More details at E3." Presumably it is coming to the Windows and PS3 editions of the game as well. E3 2012 begins June 5th.

    It would be OK if Blizz did it...
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Launch Events
    70. Re: Diablo III Launch Events Apr 27, 2012, 08:38 Undocumented Alien
     
    I also don't generally support Ubi's DRM games, but am happily going to play D3

    What others have been saying, hypocritical thinking. You don't "generally" support Ubi's persistent online connection DRM but you are OK with Blizzards...

     
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    News Comments > On Guild Wars 2 Worlds
    36. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Worlds Apr 25, 2012, 16:55 Undocumented Alien
     
    The REAL QUESTION IS Is it going to be another shitty grind again?

    I don't remember grinding in GW(1), at all. Level 20 was extremely simply to hit. GW2 will have up to level 80, but from what I have read the level curve is nearly flat. So it should be similar to GW1.

    Opps, Yifes beat me to it.

     
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    News Comments > On Guild Wars 2 Worlds
    26. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Worlds Apr 25, 2012, 14:31 Undocumented Alien
     
    Seems like there is smoke billowing up from behind the wall...otherwise why not let people play it risk free?

    They might (and they should) have a stress test weekend towards the end of the beta period and let as many people as possible in.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    223. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 25, 2012, 12:12 Undocumented Alien
     
    Am I missing something? Last I saw, Blizzard was not going to make anything on AH transactions... Are you assuming this or was it stated somewhere?

    http://www.diablowiki.net/Auction_House

    I'm not saying this wiki is "bible", but I believe they are correct (you can find this in many different sites with a Google search) -

    "This entire subject is rather a moral and ethical, not to mention ‘’legal’’, quagmire. Yet, Blizzard has always opposed these transactions for the reasons listed above, and others. Their reasoning for finally allowing it, in their own game no less, is twofold: they are able to control the transaction, and they are also able to profit from it. A player will no longer feel the need to go to unreputable websites which may contain malicious software that steals their personal or account information. All of these transactions now take place within the game’s client."
     
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    News Comments > On Guild Wars 2 Worlds
    19. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Worlds Apr 25, 2012, 12:04 Undocumented Alien
     
    Its always fun to watch the predominantly ANTI BLIZZARD Blues News crowd

    HUGE fan of Blizz, have basically purchased every game they have released to date. I'm extremely disappointed with D3 (one product), I don't think that makes me (or most people here) "anti-blizzard".



     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    218. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 25, 2012, 10:51 Undocumented Alien
     
    The online requirement doesn't affect the nature of gameplay. The singleplayer component is no different in D3 than it is in D2.

    Sure it does, if my ISP or the Blizz servers go down, or Blizz Servers have performance issues, I can't play or my playing experience sucks. That's a HUGE difference.

    D1 and D2 BOTH had dedicated OFFLINE Single Player modes (as well LAN and B.NET). The ONLY reason why D3 is online only is because of this stupid AH that Blizz will make money on.
     
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    News Comments > On Guild Wars 2 Worlds
    5. Re: On Guild Wars 2 Worlds Apr 25, 2012, 10:46 Undocumented Alien
     
    This game gets dumber every day

    An MMO, that doesn't even charge a monthly subscription, offers ways of transferring your character to another place, and it's dumb? Jeez, one of the major complaints of most MMO players is that they can't transfer a character and GW2 will have it at/near launch, sounds "smart" to me.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    206. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 23, 2012, 20:19 Undocumented Alien
     
    With GW2, you get what, 1 beta weekend a month from now until release, which could be the end of the year for all we know. Not a good plan.

    Ahhh... well... there are other games that I plan to play as well. Like the awesome OFFLINE SP game Skyrim, which I have many more hours to go. Fills the D3 OFFLINE experience for the time being. I can also play Torchlight OFFLINE to fill a Diablo style itch (I still haven't finished that yet).

    I'm sure that the GW2 beta periods will come and go, and when they are around we will play the game, report bugs, and have fun. But, as far as online coop, GW2 is the next game we will be jamming in.

    I won't go as far as saying I'll never buy D3, but, definitively not anytime soon. A bunch of people I game with feel the same way after the stress test weekend.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    200. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 23, 2012, 17:06 Undocumented Alien
     
    I'd be willing to bet they have server que's day one for people just wanting to play single player.

    Playing a single player mode in an online only format is just an illusion of playing a single player mode.

    I remember D2 starting off a little rough, but once you got the game activated you could go OFFLINE and not worry about the internets.

    This game will definitely have queues the first week or so. Every new MMO (which D3 is technically architected as) has queues for a while. I won't be waiting for any queue to play a SP mode of a game.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    189. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 23, 2012, 10:31 Undocumented Alien
     
    For D3, nope! I will wait!

    Yep, totally agree. My buds and I will be purchasing GW2 today and play the Beta this weekend and start heading down that path. By the time we are done with that, Torchlight 2 should be ready.

    None of us are really very impressed by D3.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    182. Re: Runes Apr 23, 2012, 08:37 Undocumented Alien
     
    What seems weird to me is that as a wizard, I was using axes, swords, bows, shields, etc. Seemed like I could use pretty much any weapon I picked up. That was just odd.

    Yeah, same for the Monk. "Generally" a Monk would use Hand2Hand (or a hand weapon) or a Bow Staff and that's about it as well light armor. With D3 I just gave my Monk "whatever". It makes having different classes seem... useless?

    As "Krowen" said, "Skill trees are an illusion of choice, always have been.", then maybe classes and spells/skills are just illusions of differentiation.
     
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    News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
    140. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 21, 2012, 15:47 Undocumented Alien
     
    Sorry Ma'am, but that is one UGLY baby.

    Besides the horrible graphics and horrible online only DRM...

    I can't scroll in to look at my character in a 3D game? Jeez, even Torchlight had this with 1/200th of the budget.

    My character felt separated from the background, like it was done by two different artists, just felt "detached". Felt wierd and looked wierd.

    I appreciate Blizz having an Open Beta Weekend to conduct a stress test. They have a LOT of work to do. Logging in felt very MMO'ish to me, I believe this game will have a lot of queues the first month or so, going to irritate a lot of people, especially those who just want to dungeon crawl by themselves. I remember D2 having a tough start, but at least with D2 you had a large segment playing offline to lighten the load, now it's all B.NET, won't be pretty for a while. Enjoy that AH...

    On the 'positive side' - It brought back some fond memories of playing a Diablo game, seems like it's been an enternity.

    *If* I actually ever do buy this game, it won't be for a long while. Seeing the game in person makes it easier for me to skip it with games like T2/GW2 and others coming out. Still enjoying Skyrim until those come along. I think another poster mentioned GW2 beta next weekend.

    Thanks for the memories Diablo, but you lost me at 3. Maybe someday you'll patch in a true offline SP, but based on what I heard (we "renters" just get a game client, not the engine), I'm not sure if it is even possible.





     
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