More Diablo III Cuts

The Diablo III Forums have word that the Scrolls of Companion and Scrolls of Reforging have been dropped from the Diablo III beta among the recently announced systems changes for Blizzard's action/RPG sequel (thanks VG247). Here's word:
Nethaera Community Manager A few more changes have made their way in to Diablo III beta patch 10, including the removal of Scrolls of Companion and Scrolls of Reforging, and we’ll be updating the patch notes to reflect that.

In both cases these are features we felt were underdeveloped and just not quite good enough for the game in their current state. The companion pets felt like they were mandatory to maximize play efficiency and some of the pets were too cutesy for the gritty, dark world of Sanctuary. Neither of those are issues we felt like we could solve without a lot of additional work, and we’re trying to close in on a solid release date for the game, not move further away. When weighing these systems against releasing the game, we decided to cut these scrolls and stay on track for the game’s release.

We think we can make companion pets into a much cooler system (both mechanically and visually), and evolve the reforging scrolls into a more meaningful system at some point in the future. For the time being, they will not be in the initial release of the game.
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Jan 27, 2012, 21:08
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Yep. They're all out to get you. The Beta participants made it clear that they refuse to play the game as it is: they'd rather pay extra to gain access to features in DLC form only.
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Jan 27, 2012, 20:59
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Jan 27, 2012, 20:59
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2012, 20:56:
Translation: 'We realized we can monetize the shit out of these so we'll add them in later to the cash shop along with everything else.'

Perhaps. There is a gear stat in the game that increases gold pickup radius, I don't wonder if they got rid of the cool scroll so people would use gold pickup radius gear.. which is all but useless as it stands now compared to virtually all other gear lol.

I can see where your coming from. I'm waiting for the post release 'get your scroll pack DLC with the scroll of companion! Only $29.99!'

To reply to Jerusahat, the companion scroll system has been in game for ages and working fine. It was a fun little mechanic that was also very handy.

This comment was edited on Jan 27, 2012, 21:07.
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Translation: 'We realized we can monetize the shit out of these so we'll add them in later to the cash shop along with everything else.'


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Jan 27, 2012, 20:53
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Beelzebud wrote on Jan 27, 2012, 20:45:
What is going on over there? Starting to smell like a train wreck.

Cutting stuff to make a release date doesn't seem too unusual. The cynic in me expects them to be added back as micro-transactions though.
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Jan 27, 2012, 20:53
 
Q4 2015!

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Jan 27, 2012, 20:49
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I have no fucking clue anymore. Wasn't Blizzard's credo 'When it's done'?
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What is going on over there? Starting to smell like a train wreck.
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