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Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM

There's an interview on IncGamers with Runic Games' Max Schaefer focusing on the recent revelation that Diablo III will have an auction house with real-money transactions and will require a persistent internet connection to play. These topics are relevant since Schaefer has previously worked on the Diablo series, and Runic's Torchlight 2 is widely regarded as the main competition for Diablo III. He explains how Torchlight 2 will feature neither RMTs nor always-on DRM, but that he understands what Blizzard is trying to accomplish: "Whatever you do, you have to make sacrifices. We sacrifice a cheat-free environment to give players the most options, they are sacrificing options and flexibility for security of the economy like you would in an MMO. I understand their approach and sympathize with the technical difficulties of what they are trying to do." He also says he does think that there are circumstances where always-on DRM can be considered ethical in a non-MMOG, but also notes that he's actually always considered Diablo II and III to be MMORPGs of a sort anyway: "I think that there really is no meaningful distinction between Diablo 3 (or Diablo 2) and an MMORPG. By my reckoning, it is one, but that's been my position for a long, long time."

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49. Re: Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM Aug 11, 2011, 16:25 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 14:46:
I look at it as an either or thing. Generally though I try to "do the singleplayer" first then move onto multiplayer as the storyline stuff is usually more enjoyable without someone yakking at you in voice/text chat. I think it's kind of a hard sell to say that those games no have singleplayer though. It looks like a duck, it quacks like a duck...

I used to do this... I like reading all the quests, experiencing all the 'story', even in those games 'you people' complain don't have it, like WoW... The problem however, is that I'll generally have someone to run through the content with RIGHT AWAY...

Which usually leads to people saying, I'll lvl to max really fast, then go through the quests later...

I don't do that; I force my playing partners to wait while I read all the quests through the first time, because I know I'm going to breeze through them later.

Although, I guess I'll end up with a hybrid... I obsess over games more than most of the people I know... And will likely (with D3, T2, GW2, etc) start 2 chars at launch... 1 to play with the wife, and 1 to play solo, and maybe another to play with friends that are at a different point than the char linked with the wife... In Rift, I got my first char to max, with the wife, then the second to max the same day, becuase I had effectively played twice as much as her.

-Alamar
 
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