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Diablo Creator on Diablo III

An interview on IncGamers talks with David Brevik of Gazillion Entertainment about Diablo III, getting the co-founder of Blizzard North's impressions of the latest version of the series he helped originate. He offers a perspective on how the game was impacted by the loss of the company's action/RPG knowledgebase with the closure of Blizzard North and how the third game in the series more reflects the tastes and experiences of Blizzard South, and verges on schadenfreude in describing part of his mixed feelings about how it ultimately turned out: "I am also a little happy, which I hate to say, it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was. I am hoping that, as this happens very often in the industry, you see it with Call of Duty and things like that, when the people leave the game changes and it shows how critical people are in this industry."

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18. Re: Diablo Creator on Diablo III Aug 19, 2012, 20:47 PropheT
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 14:45:
Building the game around the auction house was a bad idea. The earlier games were built around loot. In this game the loot you really want is in the auction house. The stuff you get in the game is largely trash that you need to turn into gold then go buy what you'd hope to see dropped in your game.

It's no fun to stop playing the game all the time to go browse the auction house for hours. And the whole multi day auction ala ebay...that is just laughably stupid.

That's probably the biggest problem but it's not the only one. I haven't touched Diablo 3 in months mostly because the random levels aren't, and the story in the game is so ridiculously bad that I have no interest in revisiting it (repeatedly) to play through all the difficulty levels. For a game that's intended to play all the way through multiple times right from the get-go, I just never felt compelled to replay it once normal was done.

The loot and auction house is terrible and I hate that probably most of all, but the game has a lot more wrong with it than just that issue, to the point where I'm not sure I'd bother going back to it again even if they corrected that somehow.
 
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