InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 04:38:
durandal wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 03:59:
...and here's the responses from Diablo 3 devs to David.
"Fuck that loser" comment is from the Game Director.
Oh and Senior Technical Artist Harrington would like to *LIKE* that comment more than once...
I cant read the interview as incgamers is down at the moment but that comment from Jay is uncalled for, its also very honest as it shows how arrogant that asshat really is and how greatly he cares about the legacy of the series.
Basically the article said that Blizzard lost a lot of ARPG experience and knowledge when it canned Blizzard North, and that the Irvine/Blizzard South people had different priorities and ideas of what would make D3 fun and that came through in all the bitching and complaining hardcore series fans are going on about.
He also said D3 was very different than what the original plan for D3 was, and that he feels sad that people are frustrated and that Blizzard is on the slow boat to "we can't hear you!" ville, hurt a little that they didn't care much about what made the first two Diablo games so much fun, and just a little vindicated that players seem to be backing his idea of what made ARPGs fun.
So yeah, the reactions are a little over the top and I would say very much so uncalled for.