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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
24. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 02:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 25, 2012, 02:28:
Wow. You may need to re-evaluate your standards if you're considering quitting a game because the minimap is slightly larger than you'd usually like... Nevermind that it's transparent and doesn't impede clicking in that corner of the screen.

No, you don't understand. You're asking him to act rationally, but he may not be able to do that, as the minimap has already driven him literally insane.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
69. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 25, 2012, 02:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:41:
Prez wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:39:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 24, 2012, 19:43:
The more I hear about this game, the happier I am that I didn't buy it...

Agreed.

I find it funny that those who are the loudest haven't even played the game....
I played the beta. It definitely didn't convince me to buy the game. If I had, I'd be just another one of those disgruntled D3 owners, hence my happiness that I did not pay $60 to find out it has a lot of problems. I have those who did pay to tell me about the problems. Maybe they'll eventually fix the game. If so, maybe I'll pick it up then.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again
18. Re: Diablo III Patch Next Week; Real Money Auctions Postponed Again May 25, 2012, 00:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Teddy wrote on May 24, 2012, 22:09:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 21:46:
We also wanted to let you know that we're still looking into the best way to address the achievements that some players lost in the hours following the game’s release.

ummm...replay Act 1? heh.

Not that simple.

Two of the achievements that I lost are related to "Acquiring the blacksmith" and "Leveling up the blacksmith".

The latter only seems to count for the achievement the very first time you level up the blacksmith, not any subsequent levels. So leveling him from 8 to 9 doesn't count, only 1 to 2.

That's made a problem by the fact that the blacksmith is account-wide, not per character. As in, I can NEVER 'acquire' the blacksmith again on my account, because it's already been done. I can also never level him up from 1 to 2 again because he's well past that point now.

So yes, it needs a fix from Blizzard itself, not just a replaying of Act 1.
Stupid simple progress achievements like that are retarded anyway. Who the hell cares that you unlocked the blacksmith? Like there's a single player out there that doesn't get that one? I just don't get achievements like this I guess...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
57. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 19:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The more I hear about this game, the happier I am that I didn't buy it...  
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
98. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 19:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Optional nickname wrote on May 23, 2012, 17:38:
Blizzard is deleting all my posts in tech support, and here too.

I wrote stuff about how their game has melted some of my hardware components, due to the repeated shut downs that tens of thousands of players are also experiencing, (but have no alternate system to post on)

all my comments deleted, and here at blues too, the Nvidia driver update story, GONE.

good riddance failed sequel attempt that is Diablo 3, totally believed my gut feeling that this was going to be a disastrous dumbed down sequel, waiting all this time, for what, lol

COMON GRIM DAWN!!! TAKE US OUTTA HERE.
No idea what you're talking about. Your post in the NVidia thread here is still there, as is the story itself. I don't doubt that Blizzard deleted your post. You seem to offer no evidence of anything, and just pulled some random statistic out of your ass about how many people are experiencing the problem. Of course they'd probably delete your post even quicker if you had evidence, but I find it terribly difficult to work up any sympathy for anyone that bought D3 anyway.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
4. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 11:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Creating more PC gamers is a good thing. I still find it funny that people were buying new vid cards for this game though. I just couldn't get into the game though. Of course I tried the TL2 beta, and despite my hopes, I wasn't really getting into that either Still find Path of Exile to be more interesting than either of those, and it still needs a lot of work too.

 
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News Comments > Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week
6. Re: Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week May 22, 2012, 23:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cool, been waiting for this forever now. Hope I get a key, or someone takes pity on me and tosses me one. The mech drought has been so long...  
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News Comments > DmC Runs to PCs Next Year
8. Re: DmC Runs to PCs Next Year May 21, 2012, 22:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jivaro wrote on May 21, 2012, 21:01:
Fantaz wrote on May 21, 2012, 20:49:
We don't want to play this trash... keep it on consoles where all the DmC kiddies can have fun.

PC Gaming Master Race?
Hey, they made a choice to be dirty console gaming peasants.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
144. Re: I played about 1.5 hours of Torchlight 2 beta by myself. May 20, 2012, 22:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ant wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:50:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:41:
Ant wrote on May 20, 2012, 19:57:
\[gets slimed]

HA! Love it!
I wonder how many people will get catch that joke.

Probably only us old people
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
68. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2012, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Pigeon wrote on May 20, 2012, 12:44:
For a successful offline mode that doesn't doesn't increase the risk of item duping they'd probably have to have completely different coding for single player item dropping.
For the millionth time, that's just complete garbage. There is no risk of duping from offline play if those characters are never allowed to go online.

Verno wrote on May 20, 2012, 12:35:
Diablo is all about collecting crazy items and without those I might as well be playing WoW. This is a good example of what people are talking about on the forums.
This already annoyed me during the beta. The fact that any class could use almost any item just made the game less interesting. That it goes deeper than that and the whole loot system needs some kind of major adjustment is not surprising.

Edit: Oh and I also fit Creston's consistent profile. No Ubi, no BF3, no D3 for me. No Origin either. I don't want their shady crap on my system.

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News Comments > Op Ed
49. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2012, 03:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 19, 2012, 19:50:
Cutter wrote on May 19, 2012, 18:41:
Edit: Just checked Amazon to see if they state anything about online connection required and they don't. So fair enough, maybe some people didn't know, but I still find it hard to believe it's the volume it apparently is.

I just checked my box and it says at the bottom, just above the system requirements, "INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. PLAYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL APPLICABLE INTERNET FEES. BATTLE.NET REGISTRATION REQUIRED." And it says on page 3 of the manual, "Diablo III is a completely integrated online experience..."

So, it's not for lack of Blizzard getting the information out there, but who actually reads the system requirements and manual anyway?
Still doesn't come out and say that you need to be connected constantly, and any little hiccup on their end or yours will boot you from the game. Why don't they just come out and say it?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
48. Re: Op Ed May 20, 2012, 03:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
briktal wrote on May 19, 2012, 19:36:
Why didn't everyone flip out about Guild Wars not having offline single player? Aside from everyone being too busy arguing if it should be called an MMORPG or not. There's no real reason why GW couldn't have a separate offline mode, but it didn't and everyone was fine with that.
Actually, that was the main reason I never played it, so not everybody was fine with it.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
135. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 19, 2012, 21:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 19, 2012, 20:35:
ASeven wrote on May 19, 2012, 20:18:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 19, 2012, 19:37:
ASeven wrote on May 19, 2012, 17:12:
Dades wrote on May 19, 2012, 16:34:
All things considered, the game to me is not better than Diablo 3. It's not even better than Torchlight 1, it's just the same with a larger game area. But what do I know? I'm just a Blizzard shill who can't see how amazingly brilliant Runic is for using 16 year old game design choices. At the very least they have the decency to not charge more than $20 for it.

Anyone who disagrees with your take on the game is obviously accusing you of being a shill, that's totally the same thing Rolleyes

And most of the downsides he mentions for T2 can be easily assigned to D3 as well.
Yeah, had to remind myself he was talking about TL2 rather than D3 once I got past the Alchemist point.

To be honest, Path of Exile has the best implementation of potion using IMO. You only get 5 flasks, period, which can be used for healing or mana or special powers but you only get 5 of them. You can drink them anytime but are only replenished by killing enemies. At least this way potions are limited to 5 slots only and it adds quite an edge to the gameplay.

I know I mentioned earlier that I hated Path of Exile when I played it, but the potion system I actually really liked... I also liked that the entire economy was based on a barter system rather than gold.

Now, if only someone could make a game with Diablo's story and art style, Path of Exile's potion system and economy, and Torchlight's pets... and an abilities/skill system that is both varied and meaningful... well that would be the pinnacle of ARPGs.
I'm wondering if PoE might eventually have pets anyway. They already give you those Kiwi things that follow you around, they just don't do anything yet. Seems like they could make them useful at some point.

I like PoE's skill system better than either D3 or TL2 as well. I'm curious what it will be like by the time we get to open beta, which will probably be early July. The game has been getting better by the week lately. Fun to see it evolving.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
131. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 19, 2012, 19:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ASeven wrote on May 19, 2012, 17:12:
Dades wrote on May 19, 2012, 16:34:
All things considered, the game to me is not better than Diablo 3. It's not even better than Torchlight 1, it's just the same with a larger game area. But what do I know? I'm just a Blizzard shill who can't see how amazingly brilliant Runic is for using 16 year old game design choices. At the very least they have the decency to not charge more than $20 for it.

Anyone who disagrees with your take on the game is obviously accusing you of being a shill, that's totally the same thing Rolleyes

And most of the downsides he mentions for T2 can be easily assigned to D3 as well.
Yeah, had to remind myself he was talking about TL2 rather than D3 once I got past the Alchemist point.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
118. Re: Got it! May 19, 2012, 10:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The only key I've gotten is the one for the beta weekend event. I assume I won't be able to play again after that. Would like to get a full beta key so I could have some time to play around with the other classes. Unfortunately this weekend is a busy one for me.  
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News Comments > Project Copernicus World Trailer
10. Re: Project Copernicus World Trailer May 19, 2012, 10:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2012, 23:27:
shinchan0s wrote on May 18, 2012, 19:44:
Well, it looks like they definitely had talent working for them.

It's funny, it just hit me, but I think WoW marked the end of the MMORPG golden age. I can't see any of these games being successful post-WoW. Before? Yes. The genre felt so wide-open. After? No. I can't get excited for any new MMO nowadays.

The MMO market has become stagnant because everybody is just copying the WoW formula. For the genre to be revived, developers need to try new things. Things that emphasize the whole "multiplayer" part of MMO. Players need to be able to make more meaningful choices and have more complex interactions with other players. Grinding and farming need to go away entirely. DayZ is a really good example of what MMOs should aspire to be. Player-driven experiences that explore the human condition and engage players with more than just loot and leveling.

Sounds kind of like EVE. One of the few MMOs that's broken from the formula. Unfortunately it broke from it in a way that made it far too much of a time-sink for me, but maybe that's inevitable. At least they did something different.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
112. Re: Signed up! May 19, 2012, 02:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 19, 2012, 01:26:
I didn't know that, and that is good to know, but overall it seemed like a much more shallow gameplay experience than Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2. I honestly can't fathom what anyone sees in that game, other than the skill web, which while a decent enough replacement for a skill tree still seems convoluted and superfluous.

They've been adding stuff and making a lot of changes lately. Game got a lot harder after the last major patch too. Was funny watching the stress test weekend people freak out when they got their asses handed to them constantly. Still has a ways to go in terms of balancing things and adding more skills and such, but the devs have been very responsive to the issues that have been pointed out in the forums, and have made a lot of good changes.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
110. Re: Signed up! May 19, 2012, 01:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 18, 2012, 21:51:
That is why I hated Path of Exile so much when I tried the beta. It was everything that was terrible about Diablo 2 without anything new. It was like the developers saw how "different" Diablo 3 was and decided to make a re-imagined Diablo 2, but without the good story and interesting classes, abilities, and enemies. All you're left with is a Skinner box without any veneer to hide the fact that it's a Skinner box (as Diablo [all three of them] has done).

Not that you don't have a point about the D1/2 devs not guaranteeing a good game, but Path of Exile hasn't even introduced the story elements into the game yet. They're still in closed beta and have deliberately left a lot of stuff out so as not to ruin the story for everyone. So passing judgement on that at this point is just nonsensical. Right now it's just basic quests and mechanics in the game.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
85. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 18, 2012, 18:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eunichron wrote on May 18, 2012, 17:46:
ASeven wrote on May 18, 2012, 17:13:
(Coincidence or maybe not?)

Yes, it is. Now, if they had suddenly met all of their stretch goals (though they are close to meeting all of their goals) and jumped to 30k+ backers, then I'd call it a correlation.
Well they did meet all their stretch goals. They had to add new goals for beyond $500K (actually i don't think they even had goals near $500K originally).

On the subject of TL2, I'm having fun so far as an Outlander. Funny thing (spoiler-ish):

I found Chester Copperpot!

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News Comments > Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend
65. Re: Torchlight II Stress Test This Weekend May 18, 2012, 14:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Apparently the TL2 login servers are stressed out at the moment :-/

Mission accomplished!
 
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