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Signed On Apr 22, 2006, 05:10
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
359. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 17:37 Cram
 
The public outcry to RealID was enough to get Blizzard to change their plans. Granted, RealID was a serious privacy issue and one I personally believe is much larger then this consistent internet connection requirement issue. I think it is still possible that, perhaps not at launch but maybe through a patch in the future, enough outcry can change this in some way. I hope as much for those that want it anyway.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
356. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 16:29 Cram
 
Dev wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 14:39:
Cram wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:28:
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:17:
So if I can install the game and activate it, then "go offline" and never need a net connection again, I will buy the game. Let's hope they confirm that.

Nice to see a blue post about this, and hope it is confirmed. Bash has always been a bit...odd(?) about providing information and I definitely want a confirmation before I completely believe it. Diablo has always been a franchise I love and want everyone else to enjoy, so if this news is confirmed (Bash's post just isn't enough of a confirmation for me) and it is enough to help a few bluesnewsers here reconsider buying it, then awesome.

Obviously if a blizzard dev is complaining about not being able to play diablo on a plane trip on his laptop... its confirmed to NOT be the case.

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Diablo 3 will also require a persistent Internet connection, and Blizzard's Rob Pardo agrees that it's kind of a pain in the butt. "I want to play Diablo 3 on my laptop in a plane, but, well, there are other games to play for times like that,"

Yep. I acknowledged it was not the case a couple posts above the one you quoted there. Unfortunate it is.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
312. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 03:54 Cram
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:47:
See my edit, ends up that post is almost a year old. That will teach me to follow people's links without looking at dates.

Just had a good laugh; lessons learned all around. I hope something like what's said in that old post does actually happen (again) pretty soon.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
309. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 03:28 Cram
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:17:
So if I can install the game and activate it, then "go offline" and never need a net connection again, I will buy the game. Let's hope they confirm that.

Nice to see a blue post about this, and hope it is confirmed. Bash has always been a bit...odd(?) about providing information and I definitely want a confirmation before I completely believe it. Diablo has always been a franchise I love and want everyone else to enjoy, so if this news is confirmed (Bash's post just isn't enough of a confirmation for me) and it is enough to help a few bluesnewsers here reconsider buying it, then awesome.
 
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News Comments > Hellgate Easing Beta Access
2. Re: Hellgate Easing Beta Access Aug 1, 2011, 15:51 Cram
 
Hump wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 15:46:
has anyone tried this? Is it better than the original?

It requires a persistent online connection, so naturally no one at Bluesnews has tried it out of principle. jk

It's basically exactly the same as the previous release, with most of the bugs gone. Textures a little worse for some reason, but everything else is about the same. I'm sure they made some small improvements here and there as well, better balancing etc.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
121. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 15:24 Cram
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 15:14:
Guild Wars however can be played both single-player or multiplayer co-op. Which is EXACTLY the same as the Diablo games. Guild Wars requires an internet connection, even if you are playing solo with bots. This is no different than what is being bitched about here for D3.

While I am not bothered by persistent connection, I think it is different and can see others points of view.

Diablo 1, 2 and LOD were all playable and supported 100% offline. There is no reason to have not expected that for Diablo 3, and they announce this right before the beta and short to release. Guild Wars, right from its announcement, was understood to be 100% online only. There was absolutely no reason to bitch about that (Guild Wars persistent connection requirement), because right off announcement we were told exactly what Guild Wars was going to be (100% online). They announced D3 years ago, and with a franchise that has had single player offline support for 15 years, it was entirely fair to expect offline play in Diablo 3.

GW and Diablo are also different genres (not so much now I guess with D3). Two different genres with quite separate expectations and gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
32. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 12:12 Cram
 
Having only ever played the Diablo franchise online over the last 15 years, I won't make any noise about constant online connection required. That's how I've always played anyway, and if this change helps filter out some of sh*t that plagued D1 and D2 online, great.

I will hold off final judgement on the AH situations until a little after release, though admittedly I'm not very excited about it at this time. Would have been nice if they left it a Gold-Only AH, and found another way to combat the third party websites selling stuff.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 28, 2011, 21:17 Cram
 
After Nintendo's response to Operation Rainfall, I can't say I care whatsoever about what happens to them anymore.  
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News Comments > John Carmack Excited About Gaming and RAGE 2
10. Re: John Carmack Excited About Gaming and RAGE 2 Jul 27, 2011, 20:20 Cram
 
Doom 4 info please.  
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News Comments > Bill Roper Joins Disney/Marvel
14. Re: Bill Roper Joins Disney/Marvel Jul 23, 2011, 16:06 Cram
 
Why was this article posted? This isn't interesting, important or newsworthy. Stop giving Roper attention.  
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News Comments > Hellgate Open Beta Next Week
5. Re: Hellgate Open Beta Next Week Jun 24, 2011, 15:33 Cram
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 24, 2011, 14:16:
Soo... did they make this game actually fun to play, or is it still boring as Hell(gate)?

Of all the issues last time around, the biggest one was that the game simply bored people to tears.

The one 'new' trailer I saw for the game was mostly recycled footage; it didn't exactly inspire confidence.

It's nearly exactly the same as before, except for two things I've noticed. One, it's stable. Somehow, but it is. Two, they reduced the texture quality and I'm not sure why (stability issues maybe?).

Beyond that, it's exactly the same. In other words, it is still boring as Hell(gate) due to every single same reason it was before (graphics, gameplay, recycled environments etc.)
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 23, 2011, 04:14 Cram
 
To echo a youtube comment; what's with the random noises/grunts Carmack makes at the end of some of his comments?  
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News Comments > The Old Republic Doesn't Require Origin
18. Re: The Old Republic Doesn't Require Origin Jun 17, 2011, 02:16 Cram
 
"As he lay there, dying in the sun, the sand of desert all around him, Petaris spoke to the rock, not with his lips, but with his mind, and the rock wept tears of fresh water and his thirst was quenched."

Hallowed are the Ori
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Features Trailer
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Features Trailer Jun 11, 2011, 00:07 Cram
 
Would be wise to hit before another WoW expansion or Guild Wars 2.  
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News Comments > Hellgate Closed Beta Tomorrow
16. Re: Hellgate Closed Beta Tomorrow Jun 4, 2011, 04:28 Cram
 
Nullouno wrote on Jun 4, 2011, 04:18:
Guess what - 09:18 gmt and still can't log on! Way to go people!

Flagshipped!
 
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News Comments > Hellgate Closed Beta Tomorrow
14. Re: Hellgate Closed Beta Tomorrow Jun 3, 2011, 20:59 Cram
 
Go figure, Servers are not open yet...go figure.. I swear tards on bluesnews...

Actually, they are according to this: http://hellgate.t3fun.com/News/Notice_View.aspx?post_key=6

Anyways, downloaded the client and did all the registration stuff. I'm curious to see what, if anything, has changed.

So, the launcher starts. It converts my entire Windows 7 scheme to "basic" and doesn't change it back when I quit. That's nice. I hit the "options" button, and the launcher crashes, so far so good my confidence is rising. I'll report any noticeable changes later once I get the game running.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3 BFE Trailer
1. Re: Serious Sam 3 BFE Trailer Jun 1, 2011, 22:52 Cram
 
Like many here at Bluesnews, I was not a huge fan of SS2.

I really like how the game looked in that trailer. Add decent level design, awesome coop and an excellent (as all previous SS games have had) soundtrack and it is a day one purchase for me.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 1, 2011, 22:44 Cram
 
Easily the greatest human being in all of history.

Hero.

GO CANUCKS!
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Announced
24. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Announced Jun 1, 2011, 15:00 Cram
 
I would argue in many cases, CoD & Halo included, that depth isn't necessary for sales but a massive marketing budget is.

I don't think what appears to be a publisher-less Stainless Games can compete with CoD in that respect. $$Millions put into various forms of ads telling kids "this is the hawtness" works as CoD has proved.
 
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News Comments > Sound Core3D Announced
23. Re: Sound Core3D Announced May 31, 2011, 15:27 Cram
 
Bhruic wrote on May 31, 2011, 15:02:
Wow, are they really claiming that X-Fi can make an mp3 sound better than studio quality?

I don't own a X-FI soundcard, but I have experienced music on it. I am a bit of an audiophile, definitely not to the extreme, and have fiddled around with X-FI.

The X-FI "Crystalizer" is a fairly decent Equalizer. You can manipulate a range of things (obviously, as it's an equalizer) to make music sound a lot better, and I'm sure in some peoples opinions far better than studio quality.

THAT SAID, you don't need a soundcard to do this (again, obviously). A plug-in for Winamp/Windows Media Player and other players called "DFX" does, imo, the exact same thing and can vastly improve sound quality in a variety of ways.

The purpose of my post was to state that Creative can claim X-FI makes music sound a lot better, but they're leaving out that it's not the card that's doing it but the software. And saying Creative has software that can actually do something semi-decent almost makes my stomach turn. It's just that you can get similar software for far less and/or free without handing out cash for a new card.

If I were to ever buy a new soundcard, it would be from Auzentech.
 
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