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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 May 15th
53. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 13:19 Undocumented Alien
 
Also the 50 million people who will end up buying this whether I do or not will lead to Blizzard not missing that many sales at all. Sigh

Your 100% correct, people are only "OK" with this because it is a Diablo game, this has been proven by Assassins Creed which got HAMMERED for having an always on, persistent connection to play SP.

Believe me, I'm feeling the peer-pressure myself from my friends.

There definitely holding the Diablo brand over our head and will get away with it. We'll see how the next game goes that tries to imitate this.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
50. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 12:54 Undocumented Alien
 
If this were any game but D3(and it IS good, unfortunately, from beta experience) I would bypass it because of the DRM

I total understand that for sure. Being a HUGE D1 & D2 fan, this is very difficult as I don't want to support this behavior by a game company (and most didn't let Assassins Creed get away with it).

Rewarding bad behavior is always a struggle, especially when your a parent and you know you shouldn't, but sometimes it's just easier.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
47. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 12:47 Undocumented Alien
 
My internet has been down for a total of about an hour in the last 5 years. This is a just a whiney bitch point that isn't a realistic concern.

Some people don't sit in Mom's house in the basement all day so they can play games. Some people travel, whether military, jobs, etc, it's crap that you can't play offline SP.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
46. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 12:45 Undocumented Alien
 
Well, like a true old man, I pay cash at any brick and mortar store.

Since this game requires a persistent online connection to play, you are basically RENTING the game so digital download is the way to go for D3.

Even if Blizzard and B.NET went belly up I can still play D1 and D2, won't be so with D3. No need to own a physical copy of it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
11. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 10:40 Undocumented Alien
 
Isn't it beautiful when 66% of a games press release is about RMT and DRM bullshit instead of the actual game?

Well, since they ripped offline SP away, they need to make it look shiny and awesome to HAVE TO play online with B.NET.

The game "should be" called "World of Diablo", it's technically a different game if you are removing a whole mode.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death
25. Re: Blizzard Promises Diablo III Players Death Feb 10, 2012, 14:51 Undocumented Alien
 
As I am a SP gamer Diablo 3 is entirely off my list, heck boycotting this game would be a joke, I never intend to buy it.

Amen, I don't support SP (that's SINGLE PLAYER) that require online connections (i.e. Assassins Creed, D3, etc) or games with Adverts. Just out of principal, I don't want that drivel in a HOBBY.
 
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News Comments > RIFT Patch and RIFT Lite Plans
9. Re: RIFT Patch and RIFT Lite Plans Feb 1, 2012, 17:05 Undocumented Alien
 
You need to give SWTOR a little more time, it's been out for only ~ 30 days... lol. Within that 30 days they just added another Flashpoint already (plus more). They will expand the space battles. In one year SWTOR may exceed RIFT's content at the equivalent maturity of the product.

Were comparing an 8 y/o product verse a 1 y/o product verse a 1 m/o product. Apples v Oranges v Bananas

I'm loving my Sith Inquistor class story right now, SO VERY different from my Smugglers tale. Also enjoying the free WoW access too, BOTH great games. I'll probably also try RIFT since it also has the free to 20 game play.

 
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News Comments > RIFT Patch and RIFT Lite Plans
3. Re: RIFT Patch and RIFT Lite Plans Feb 1, 2012, 11:57 Undocumented Alien
 
WoW did this play up to level 20 for free (for an unlimited time) and it got me to check it out (of which I was very impressed with the game).

Maybe once I am done with SWTOR or WoW I will give this a try.

It's a VERY good idea.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed
31. Re: The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed Jan 17, 2012, 20:12 Undocumented Alien
 
Powerleveling is also optional.

Right on!

Level 19 Gunslinger, /played 1 Day, 4 Hours, 8 Minutes... enjoying the ride.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed
23. Re: The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed Jan 17, 2012, 17:01 Undocumented Alien
 
I get DC'd a lot... And it's infuriating..

To be honest, I haven't DC'd once with SWTOR, and I have a level 19 Gunslinger. Maybe it's your ISP? I use Version FIOS, usually a very good connection.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed
19. Re: The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls Delayed Jan 17, 2012, 15:55 Undocumented Alien
 
Need to go back to the EQ days. You'd be level 15 by now. Maybe

No thanks! I quit EQ because I never felt ANY sense of progression once I hit level 20.

I'd rather see an MMO use UO's Skill progression so you didn't worry about leveling, you just adventured and as you used something you would gain skill in it. Sure, there were things you couldn't hit if you had low skill in it, but that is actually realistic.


Ok, to those playing, give an honest review. Is the game the WoW beater it was claimed? Will you renew the sub?

I don't think it is a WoW beater, it's an MMO set in a Star Wars universe. I'm also hard pressed to call it an MMO in the traditional sense (like UO, EQ). It's closer to GW (1) where everything is an instance (even towns/space centers). Because it's so equivalent to GW in look and feel I do feel a bit jipped to have to pay a sub to play it. But, I'm a SW sucker and I'll probably play one Republic and one Empire storyline and move on (hopefully to GW 2). It is nice to be able to play solo a lot as I usually only have a little time to put into the game. But when I do have time, playing coop with some other peeps is actually very fun.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
213. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 17:00 Undocumented Alien
 
Damn; if I'd known the aim of the game was to quote-mine and declare victory, I'd have beaten you to it

You lost when you typed your first letter a long while back, because even with your last novel of a post, you still don't show ANY real reason my D3 should not support offline SP mode.

When you can think of a good reason, let us know.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
206. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 13:15 Undocumented Alien
 
Blizzard is doing this so that Blizzard can own you, and they think you'll buy into it because they know you love them and love Diablo.

This is probably the ONLY proper answer to the question. Just simply comes down to greed.

Pirates will just take this as a challenge, and you'll see cracked D3 flying around the web in no time.

I won't pirate D3, but if there existed a way to play offline via a legit Blizz patch down the road, or an "external" source, I'd probably end up buying D3 then.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
203. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 12:16 Undocumented Alien
 
And mouse/keyboard controls were until then an INHERENT part of FPS games
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ON A PC. Has THAT been taken away? NO. Consoles have never used a mouse, never. You can certainly buy a 3rd party mouse for the PS3, it's available. You see, OPTIONS, OH MY!

So... we should keep doing things the way they've always been done because it was popular at the time - a time at which the 'new' way of doing things wouldn't have been remotely practical. I see.

Are you actually saying SP games are not popular NOW?

Number 1 on the Steam Top 10 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

happy with the archaic separation of online and offline progress

And I repeat, the Diablo fan base that has been playing Diablo for years and years and have used the SP offline OPTION, don't care about "online", what is it that your missing about this? As far as it being archaic, well, thanks for your "opinion".

I can't give you one

Of course you can't, because there IS NO REASON for it.

Thanks for playing though, good times.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
200. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 11:50 Undocumented Alien
 
It's not unreasonable to envision people wanting a lot of things.

Yes, it's mind-boggling that loyal fans of the Diablo franchise would expect a feature such as SP offline mode when it was included in both Diablo and Diablo 2. Oh, the humanity!

For every person you make happy, you'll make another miserable because they chose the wrong option on creation and find they can't drop their established character into a friend's game, or sell that fantastic Barbarian loot their Monk picked up on the AH.

Right, because this was a huge issue with Diablo and Diablo 2?

Sorry "Peeling", still waiting for a legit reason for this legacy feature to be dropped.

All I see is Bill Roper like answers here.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
198. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 11:30 Undocumented Alien
 
This is not a new phenomenon. If I want to play a game on the XBox, I have to use a controller, even though playing a FPS with one feels like driving a forklift after a bottle of tequila. I'm not allowed to use a mouse and keyboard.

Thanks for this, it actually proves our point. Consoles have ALWAYS used a controller regardless of the type of game being played on that console. They haven't made console folks move to the keyboard and mouse layout because controllers are an INHERENT part of consoles. LIKEWISE, the Diablo franchise has always provided a true offline SP mode.

Because people have been playing SP mode games now for decades they generally understand that the character can't be transferred to the online experience. You know what, THEY DON'T CARE, that's WHY they went the SP route to begin with! For some reason D2 thrived with this idealogy, amazing.

Neither is requiring a connection

Still waiting for a VALID reason for requiring this connection for a game that has always provided a pure offline SP mode.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
186. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 10, 2012, 08:35 Undocumented Alien
 
Could it have been that I wanted to discuss something on this discussion forum? I can't remember...

It's hard to have a good debate when the two of the main protagonists against a pure offline SP mode think that A) Diablo is a MP game similar to GW, and B) Diablo is a 3rd Person Perspective game.

Obviously not subject matter experts. Maybe they mistook this discussion for another game?

 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
179. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 9, 2012, 22:01 Undocumented Alien
 
It is a pretty sad day in PC gaming when people need to defend their right to play a singleplayer game offline.

This.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
169. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 9, 2012, 20:11 Undocumented Alien
 
Either way you still haven't explained how they are so vastly different that it's acceptable for GW and unacceptable for D3.

From Guild Wars Wiki: "Guild Wars is a CORPG, or Competitive/Cooperative Online Role Playing Game", "The game was designed from the ground up to be a competitive multi-player experience, focusing on high-level combat between two or more parties focusing more on player skill and innovative play rather than equipment"

D3 Wiki: "Diablo III is an upcoming dark fantasy/horror-themed action role-playing game in development by Blizzard, making it the third installment in the Diablo franchise. The game, which features elements of the hack and slash and dungeon crawl genres"

Seems pretty different to me.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in February?
168. Re: Diablo III in February? Jan 9, 2012, 20:01 Undocumented Alien
 
Clearly none of you works as a software developer. You can agree all you want, but the lot of you is wrong.

Besides the fact that I've been programming for over 15 years, it's completely IRRELEVANT because PLENTY of games have handled SP + MP for YEARS, including DIABLO. You are wrong based on existing FACTS.

On another note, Guild Wars and Diablo are about as close to the same game genre as two games can be. Both are third-person perspective action RPGs with customized heroes, AI helpers, random loot systems, and small-team online cooperate play with online avatar-only match-making rooms. That one of them allows for offline solo play hardly differentiates them on anything but a technical caveat (important to some people, but hardly relevant to the actual game).

Diablo isn't a 3rd person perspective game Mr. Awesome programmer. It's an ISOMETRIC 3/4 view game. 3rd person games are generally behind and over the shoulder of the avatar, but I'm sure you know that already. The difference between a SP mode and a MP mode is HUGE, I can't even comprehend how you think that the difference is "hardly relevant". It's the whole dam reason for this SP online debate....

NEXT!
 
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