StingingVelvet wrote on May 2, 2012, 03:31:Well, I'll be damned... you were right.Slippy wrote on May 1, 2012, 22:57:
I've bought different items for Portal 2 just because it makes my little robot look different...
Then you're the person we're making fun of, not the person we need to hear "it's okay" from.
"There's introverts in gaming, just like in other things."
^Drag0n^ wrote on May 2, 2012, 01:03:
deqer wrote on May 2, 2012, 00:35:OK... but I didn't say the AH justified the 'always online requirements'. I understand the concerns with the DRM (or whatever the hell it's acronym is)... but it is what it is. My opinion is, if it bothers someone that much... don't buy the game. Personally, I plan to buy it. If Blizzard goes belly up in two years and there are no servers to play on... who cares, I'll move on to the next thing. I've spent more at a bar in one night than $60.00 and I didn't get to own anything from that little spending spree either... LOL.Slippy wrote on May 1, 2012, 22:57:but that's still not a good enough reason for the entire game to be "online required" for Single Player mode.
Also, do you guys really think all the D2 sites that sold items purchased them off of players with all the duping going on??? NO. Yes, Bliz saw an opportunity to make money... but they are also allowing us to participate and reap some of the 'profits' from it.
We truely do not own what we buy anymore; in this case, a video game called Diablo 3 we do not own.
The "online requirement" is to track/own you.
The "for security reasons" is just the positive bullshit we're being fed.
peteham wrote on Apr 28, 2012, 07:52:MrBone wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 21:13:Which demo would that be?
D3 is pretty much the worst game Blizzard has produced thus far. The demo was so boring I was shocked. At least we will have Torchlight 2.
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 01:18:Couldn't agree with you more Batman... and I'll be damn happy if I run into you on bnet when D3 goes live (hell, I might even see you in single-player mode LMAO)!
meh, don't need to RATIONALIZE anything. I have a sizeable group of friends that are getting it that I enjoy playing with. I don't want to play later pubbin'. I already said I hvae 3 days off. Should be able to get through it at least once and then go from there. What I don't need to do is stand around for 250 posts and argue why people SHOULDN"T buy it. Why the F are those who are against a game so argumentative against it for such detailed and BS posts. Let it go. Geez.
Even if I don't play it again for a while, I can pick it up like I do D2 and play later. Who cares.
Its as though you can say it is your birthday around here, and 5 people will jump on you and argue that it isn't.
Flatline wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 17:10:
Wait... you're a dipshit who can't use a proper analogy and you're calling me anal?
And also... *what* old days? I've been gaming since fucking pong and people have *always* been critical of some aspect of games or another.
So just... stop.
Flatline wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 00:28:LMFAO! You didn't...
Bad analogy because there's an Olympic committee who picks what city the Olympics will be going to, and if there's a two lane road going to the olympic grounds when there needs to be 8, the committee says "you only get to host the olympics if you do X, Y, and Z".
It's not unusual for a city to lose their asses getting ready for the Olympics.
To translate this into video games, the D3 launch would have to fizzle because everyone was pissed that Blizzard couldn't handle the load and thus went elsewhere to game.
Which is about as likely to happen as the sun rising in the west.
Alamar wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 22:47:
There's a widely known belief, and even a famous saying, about how you can't always just throw money at a problem to get a solution...
Plus, there's the reality of money... As one person put it; it's not worth it for Blizzard to handle the full influx... They know people are going to put up with it... There will be complaints, raging, etc... Then the demand will settle down, and all the money they saved on hardware/bandwidth they no longer need, will instead go to the CEO : )
Bhruic wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 14:04:And as I originally compared it, you can also solo all the time in WoW and in effect play it as a singleplayer game, but it still isn't that. D3 was designed as multiplayer only, the developers even said so when the internet thing came out. I believe the quote was something like "playing this by yourself is playing it wrong."
Sure, and why your analogy is wrong has already been pointed out to you repeatedly. On the off-chance you'll actually read it this time, I'll point it out again:
You can try and play WoW solo, but you can't actually do it. You're in an open, persistent world, with other people running around impacting the world. Sure, you can avoid interacting with them, but they are interacting with the same world you are, meaning that even with avoidance, you are still in a multiplayer environment.
The same is not true of D3. If you make a private game, it's private. No other player can join you. You aren't sharing a world with anyone else. It is, in all sense of the word, a purely singleplayer experience.
As for developers saying things, I'd simply point out that the developers of Mass Effect 3 told us how the ending was going to be based on the choices that players had made in the game. In other words, developers can be wrong.
Undocumented Alien wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 10:51:The online requirement doesn't affect the nature of gameplay. The singleplayer component is no different in D3 than it is in D2.
Sure it does, if my ISP or the Blizz servers go down, or Blizz Servers have performance issues, I can't play or my playing experience sucks. That's a HUGE difference.
D1 and D2 BOTH had dedicated OFFLINE Single Player modes (as well LAN and B.NET). The ONLY reason why D3 is online only is because of this stupid AH that Blizz will make money on.
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 23, 2012, 14:18:
Not to defend this game because I dislike the genre (click click loot) and hate the online requirement, but...
1) Moderators know nothing.
2) What is in the box is completely irrelevant now-a-days, especially for a game like this.
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 21, 2012, 21:52:Right you are... default is key 'Z' (for ZOOM!).I can't scroll in to look at my character in a 3D game? Jeez, even Torchlight had this with 1/200th of the budget.
It is a button push....don't remember what it was. I was doing the button mash test on the game to see what everything does....
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 21:22:
Yeah, but we won't be buying the game because of the online DRM but we still wanted to try it out.