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16. Re: etc., etc. Jun 1, 2012, 12:14 UnderDown
 
Orogogus wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 11:50:
UnderDown wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 11:25:
I would bet that the majority of Diablo 3 players really only want to play single player & LAN/friend style co-op

I think it massively undermines your point that you think LAN co-op outnumbers people who want online co-op. People don't just want online co-op to play with random strangers, they use it to play with people they know, because it's, you know, 2012. I use online to paly games with my relatives, coworkers, other friends and their friends. LAN play hasn't been relevant for me since I graduated from college, in 1997. People who "don't spend their time on gaming news sites and forums" have probably never laid eyes on a LAN game in their life.

If a co-op game is online only, I could see it as an inconvenience; point against. If it were LAN only with no online, it would be a bizarre throwback from the turn of the century.

Maybe you missed my point or it needed more clarity, but saying LAN/friend I meant LAN-style/friends-over-internet style ... ie any kind of networked connection not involving a random player-matchmaking like service.

With this clarification I will stand behind my thoughts: the majority of people who have bought Diablo 3 did not buy it because of the ease of random co-op OR the auction house. They bought it to play single player or co-op with friends/people they know. I am further willing to bet that the lack of these "features"

This comment was edited on Jun 1, 2012, 18:55.
 
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