The Half Elf wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 00:19:
GL1zdA wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 17:45:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 13:32:I don't think they designed the loot system around the AH. If you remember loot from D2 or LoD, it was similar to what we have got in D3. It was hard to have nice items in D2/LoD without trading, and before 1.10, after several trades, you could have a character who would slay everything on Hell in any location. The same worked in D3, except for insane champions/unique monsters (Invincible-Molter-Jailer and similar), but they simply adjusted the difficulty.
Blizzard president Mike Morhaime on razing Diablo 3's auction house, rebuilding Titan
"I think our players recognized that. We were really looking to see what would happen with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, because they don't have an auction house. The response to the console versions was extremely positive, and most people cited the lack of an auction house."
Well, that and the offline mode.
They created the auction house to undercut or compete with black market gold farmers. I get that. The problem is that they took the additional step of designing the loot system so that it forced you to the auction house. That's where they screwed the pooch. Had they made a complete game that stood alone, THEN added in the auction house, I don't think you would have seen nearly the same number of complaints.
I don't get why people want offline mode in Diablo 3 - a game where you know the story after 10 hours and after that you only look for loot so your character can be more leet than others and you play with others to socialize. Diablo single player is like drinking alone, it's the last step before the border between being a nerd and a lunatic.
Because when I didn't have internet for the last 2 weeks I really would have liked to play Diablo 3, but couldn't due to lack of internet connection.
This is my opinion as someone that really doesn't care for D3 in it's current state and DESPISES online DRM; God knows what you've gone through in the last two weeks, but if you haven't had the internet for the last 2 weeks in 2013 you have other people you need to be mad at that aren't (probably) Blizzard. Army regulations, Comcast/At&T/whoever not providing internet to your farm, you're on f**kin vacation in the amazon Rainforest so you shouldn't really give a f*ck about games in the first place anyway, Africa being developmentally behind a century, whatever. Stop with the lack of internet access excuse that apparently only effects Diablo 3 as a negative but no other game in existence. Seriously, Diablo 3 is the only game that gets this shit (....except Sim City...ya well at least Blizzard fixed their launch problems almost immediately), $60 battlefields/CoD yearly releases that far more people buy don't despite being 99% designed for online play. So was Diablo 3, whether you agree with it or not. Get over it. We've been bitching about this for years now and still Diablo 3 has sold over 10 millions units. Find something else to be pissed about, the game was a success. Derp to us all.
Now can Blizzard please f*ck off and implement Loot 2.0 and the Adventure mode into Vanilla Diablo 3 as a patch/fix. This garbage shouldn't be features of an expansion.This comment was edited on Nov 11, 2013, 01:03.