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Diablo III May 15th

Blizzard announces a May 15th release date for Diablo III, saying this is when the action/RPG sequel will be available at retail in many territories, and digitally in others. They have kicked off presales of the game on this page, offering the game in either form, as well as in a USD $99.99 alabaster-white retail Collector's Edition. They also offer a reminder that a free copy of the game is to be had for those who sign up for a World of Warcraft annual pass. Here's word:

In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic characters -- barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter -- and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways.

Diablo III was built from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of the Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing adventurers to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play. Battle.net also provides a secure infrastructure for the Diablo III auction house, a feature-rich marketplace that Sanctuary’s heroes can use to trade their hard-earned treasures. Players will be able to buy and sell weapons, armor, and other valuable items in the auction house in exchange for in-game gold. Players will also have the option to receive real-world currency for auction house sales, which they can apply to their Battle.net Balance for the purchase of a variety of digital products through Battle.net, including Diablo III auction house items, or cash out through a third-party payment service such as PayPal™ in most regions. Further details related to the auction house will be announced in the coming weeks.

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93. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:19 nin
 
The pain is not caused by using a mouse, the human body is much more resilient than that
It's caused by emotional issues.


Woody?!?


 
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92. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:16 gilgalad75
 
Creston wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 14:46:
Hoop wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 14:42:
My head loves the whole idea of this game but the tendons in my hand scream NO!

Yeah, Diablo 2 definitely caused some pretty serious RSI for me.

Creston

Hi Creston,

Long time lurker on Bluesnews. I can't remember how many years, but I just created an account to answer your post - and to pass on important knowledge about RSI that I acquired the hard way.

I had RSI for 2 years, and last year it got so bad that I could no longer brush my teeth or shave. I was about to lose my job. Saw a bunch of doctors, had MRI and EMG tests done on my forearms, which showed nothing.

I found this guy's website which recommends a book by Dr. Sarno. The premise of the book is that RSI and other chronic injuries are psychosomatic. It's been 5 months, and the pain is completely gone.

I do 30 minutes of meditation twice a day now. The pain is not caused by using a mouse, the human body is much more resilient than that
It's caused by emotional issues. The mind simply latches on to minor injuries or soreness.

http://aaroniba.net/articles/tmp/how-i-cured-my-rsi-pain.html

This may sound far fetched at first, but if you really consider it with an open mind, you realize that it explains a lot of things.
Play Diablo 3 24x7 if you want, cheers
 
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91. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:16 Undocumented Alien
 
God, it's like Krowen is talking to a fucking wall. I'm surprised he hasn't given up yet.

Same here, it's like an SP mode will fuck up MP somehow. Maybe you can explain how that might happen.
 
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90. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:14 Verno
 
I agree that the third iteration of a trilogy isn't the time to be upending fans and customers but it is what it is and no one can change it at this point, we're long past the point of no return there.

If you change your mind I'll be on battle.net, if not then hopefully seeya in TL2
 
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89. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:11 Undocumented Alien
 
Well to be fair to him there's some truth to that (anti-cheat in particular) but there's also many ways it doesn't make sense.

If this was a brand new franchise I would agree 100%, however, this is a franchise that has made millions because of SP as well MP modes. As a poster stated below, back in the mid 90's, the internet wasn't as available so most people played D1 Offline. Those sales based on D1 "Offline" helped get us D2, then the internet became more prevalent and I'm sure millions still played D2 offline and helped generate $$$ for D3, and now they tell those customers, "Thanks, but fuck off", much like Krowen does. We "possibly" wouldn't even have D2 or D3 without millions of customers buying D1 (most likely playing OFFLINE).

As far as D3 MP, I have ZERO issue with it being online only, I can appreciate Bliz "trying" to keep it clean.

But... as the song goes, "It's all about the money, money, money".
 
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88. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:09 Trevellian
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:53:
Sure but there's nothing wrong with that, they facilitate most aspects of it after all. I do sympathize with it affecting people who don't care about that stuff, don't get me wrong.

Sure, but Krowen wants you to believe that Blizz is making D3 an online only game because the game itself should only be MP (which is a pile of crap).

I'm just saying, let's move past the /facepalm stuff and get right to it, it's about making MORE $$$, not because SP is no longer "the thing", it's more about you having to be online so you have to use their service and possibly buy some dudes Cod Piece +10.

Actually nobody is forcing you to buy anybodies shit. Period. No one says you even have to access their Auctionhouse. You can happily play the game, auction house free. And move on with life. But the bottom line is for that auction house to exist, the game HAS TO HAVE PERSISTANT ONLINE, so they can counter Duping and other problems that ran rampant in Diablo 2. Why is this so hard for some of you to comprehend? It has nothing to do with taking your favorite game and fucking you in the ass, it has to do with making sure people don't break the system (AND THEY WILL) because it's been proven in the last game that people will do fuck all to get ahead by a few +STR points.

God, it's like Krowen is talking to a fucking wall. I'm surprised he hasn't given up yet.
 
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87. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:08 briktal
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:42:
General gameplay has not changed in D3 from the previous games.

Can't play it without an internet connection, game play change. Period.

Oh yeah, forgot the cool "/facepalm" thing...

Ok fine it's now Diablo Online and there will never be a Diablo 3. What does this fix?
 
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86. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:57 Verno
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:53:
Sure, but Krowen wants you to believe that Blizz is making D3 an online only game because the game itself should only be MP (which is a pile of crap).

Well to be fair to him there's some truth to that (anti-cheat in particular) but there's also many ways it doesn't make sense. It's more accurate to say that it's to both make money and protect the game. It doesn't really matter which was stronger in their minds, the end result is the same.

I think if you give the beta a chance then you might change your mind but I totally get it if you want to skip the game. I was really frustrated with how they handled connection interruptions early in the beta but there have been some improvements in fault tolerance for the odd blips. There will be many other great games to play, D3 is far from the only big one being released this year.
 
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85. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:54 Prez
 
It has an arbitrary online requirement (for whatever reason none of us will agree on) but it's not really designed like most MMOs in how players interact with it.

The online requirement aside, I was speaking more to the online cash shop and similar MMO concessions I've been reading about in previews. The cash shop alone smacks of MMO; I HATE that shit. You can say "just don't use it!", and I myself used to be of that opinion; the problem is that the inclusion of such a feature necessitates arbitrary limitations and regressions in other aspects of the design to make its use more desirable which invariably makes for a weaker game imo.
 
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84. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:53 Undocumented Alien
 
Sure but there's nothing wrong with that, they facilitate most aspects of it after all. I do sympathize with it affecting people who don't care about that stuff, don't get me wrong.

Sure, but Krowen wants you to believe that Blizz is making D3 an online only game because the game itself should only be MP (which is a pile of crap).

I'm just saying, let's move past the /facepalm stuff and get right to it, it's about making MORE $$$, not because SP is no longer "the thing", it's more about you having to be online so you have to use their service and possibly buy some dudes Cod Piece +10.
 
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83. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:48 Verno
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:46:
Won't they be making some % of $$$ based on sales of items etc online?

Sure but there's nothing wrong with that, they facilitate most aspects of it after all. I do sympathize with it affecting people who don't care about that stuff, don't get me wrong.

The bottom line is that they didn't want to dedicate resources to a dedicated offline client and wanted to protect their ongoing revenue stream. It sucks and I totally see why it upsets people but its not going to change at this point. You can either make peace with it or spend your money somewhere else. The good news is that this isn't 10 years ago, there are a shitload of great games released all the time and everyone still has options.

Just an aside but I hate DotA games with passion but surprisingly I am loving DotA2. The meta-game stuff is insanely good and its surprisingly well built for newbs and casuals as well as rageout pro gamers.
 
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82. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:46 Undocumented Alien
 
It has an arbitrary online requirement (for whatever reason none of us will agree on) but it's not really designed like most MMOs in how players interact with it

Won't they be making some % of $$$ based on sales of items etc online?
 
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81. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:45 Beelzebud
 
During my high school days I spent countless hours playing Diablo, and Diablo 2, and back then my home town didn't even have internet. So no, Diablo was not a multiplayer game for everyone in those days. You have to remember that in the mid 90's, the internet was something a vast majority of people didn't have access to.

For them to now require always-online DRM, is just lame. I have great internet now, but I fail to see how linking a single player portion of a game to an online service makes any sense at all. It was stupid when Ubi does it, and it's stupid when Blizzard does it.

 
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80. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:44 Verno
 

They can call it Diablo 3, but it's designed as an MMO. So no sale here.

Well I have to side with Krovven on this point, I don't think that's necessarily a fair assessment. It has an arbitrary online requirement (for whatever reason none of us will agree on) but it's not really designed like most MMOs in how players interact with it. I do agree with you in the sense that I'm not convinced the change will have their desired effects on anti-piracy and cheating in the long term. I think their biggest goal is protecting the RMAH integrity as opposed to anything else. I get that from a business perspective but from a players point of view it's just a reduction in functionality.
 
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79. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:42 Undocumented Alien
 
General gameplay has not changed in D3 from the previous games.

Can't play it without an internet connection, game play change. Period.

Oh yeah, forgot the cool "/facepalm" thing...
 
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78. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:38 Prez
 
They can call it Diablo 3, but it's designed as an MMO. So no sale here.

I just don't understand why they couldn't leave the Diablo formula alone and design a separate "World of Diablo"; both it and D3 would have sold millions. This is one game I can actually see myself downloading the torrent for, assuming there ever is one; ideally all of the online bullshit I despise would be removed anyway.

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77. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:38 Verno
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:23:
Certainly is, but only to those it effects. Considering this is an issue that these individuals would have with literally hundreds, if not thousands of online only games....I could care less about their internet stability woes when it comes to one game, Diablo 3.

I don't really see anyone asking you to care on their behalf. Many people don't agree with the premise that Diablo 3 is actually an online game, it has an online requirement but that's a different matter. Besides, it's Diablo 3, maybe they were big fans of the original games and don't really care about thousands of other games. I don't see how being pissy with big fans of Blizzard and the original games helps the matter any.

It's a big release, people are saying why they are/aren't getting Diablo 3, chillax. Certainly not going to change any minds that way, you catch more bees with honey.
 
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76. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:37 Krovven
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:32:
orked pretty well for WarCraft... went from a SP/MP to an online only model... and they changed it to... wait for it.... here it comes... WORLD OF WARCRAFT. /facepalm? Yeah... have some.

Warcraft is an RTS. WoW is a 1st/3rd person action RPG. Diablo is an isometric action point and click game, and guess what...DIABLO 3 STILL IS! Removing offline mode does not warrant a name change. General gameplay has not changed in D3 from the previous games.


 
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75. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:32 Undocumented Alien
 
It's not a substantial change.

Right, taking away an entire mode is not a substantial change... Dammit Gump, your a genius!

Thanks for making my point that peoples issue with this is almost entirely due to their own mindset of how things should be and their resistance to change

Yeah... their own mindset... right...

How would changing the name to "World of Diablo" would change sweet fuck all other than your narrow minded perception? Name change and suddenly all the features make sense to you? /facepalm

Hmmm.. lets see Gump, worked pretty well for WarCraft... went from a SP/MP to an online only model... and they changed it to... wait for it.... here it comes... WORLD OF WARCRAFT. /facepalm? Yeah... have some.

 
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74. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 15:23 Dev
 
Bhruic wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 15:22:
Try this guy:

I see stuff like this a lot, which for me is weird. My problems are always with my left (ie, wasd) hand. My mouse hand never has any problems.

I just edited one of my recent replies to explain what I've successfully tried for the keyboard wrist. I've tried a few things (I've not tried the more extreme ones such as mounting shelf on a chair, but I know they exist)
 
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