Reliable Source: Marion Cox Sr. Reveals The Secret Fifth Class in Diablo 3

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Goronmon:
[quote="ihatekotaku" post="6.159593.4025181"]Paying for items from a credit card....in a game....something untangible....is for lack of a better description is retarded.

Well, many people paying for the video game itself, something intangible (especially in the case of digital downloads), use a credit card and therefore must be retarded as well?

No! Drink the bleach. i still have a copy of D2 and occasionally run through it. When it was still real big and b-net was packed i would create accounts, build them up, and sell them to aquaintances...i still have the game i can reinstall at anytime, but they dont have the things i sold them. Know a guy who paid $300 for 10k gold in WoW. People go to great lengths somtimes to be noticed or to feel important if only for a short time and will pay any price for it...I HOPE TO GOD THESE PEOLE STAY IN GAMES AND AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC.
In the case of a digi dl you can move the data around, copy and paste it, and use it over and over again, you can even make it physically tangible by putting it on a disk and storing it away. Or you can re-dl it anytime you want if you purchased it off steam. I wouldnt call that intangible. Im not saying pouring your money into a black hole is a bad thing just that its not the optimal thing you could do... and any attack percieved is aimed at Blizzard not at any specific person no matter how insecure they may be.

(ie) Borderlands is a badass game(should be the real Fallout 3) and you dont have to keep paying to play it. You also cant just jump ahead of respectable gamers by buying your way to the top.

WISE UP NERDS! BLIZZARD WILL MILK YOU FOR EVERTHING YOU OWN! THAT INCLUDES THE KITCHEN SINK!

BehattedWanderer:
"Some Mexican game" was possibly the funniest line in the whole article. I do try to like your article, I just...no matter how much I want to, or how hard you try, you're just...not funny.

So...stop reading it. We have a wealth of content on this site. Some will click with you, some won't. Nothing wrong with that. But just showing up to say "yeah, I still don't like you" is pretty crappy, don't you think?

Susan Arendt:

BehattedWanderer:
"Some Mexican game" was possibly the funniest line in the whole article. I do try to like your article, I just...no matter how much I want to, or how hard you try, you're just...not funny.

So...stop reading it. We have a wealth of content on this site. Some will click with you, some won't. Nothing wrong with that. But just showing up to say "yeah, I still don't like you" is pretty crappy, don't you think?

I want to though, is the thing. I like the information behind the articles, so that's why I'm still reading, but it's a bit pesky to see someone trying to be funny too hard. I get what he wants to do, and I would laugh at the punchline, but the delivery is just...off. I want to laugh, but it's almost like reading one of those "Oh, you had to have been there" jokes--the topic there might be funny, but if you weren't there (or in this case the delivery needs work), then you might nervously laugh, just to go along with it, but it won't be anywhere near as fun if you weren't there. I apologize found sounding like a jackass in this, but I do so only because I like the column's content but want to see improvement in the way it's delivered, the way it's presented. It's almost like hearing a really well told joke that gets the whole room in rib-hurting belly laughs, and then hearing the same joke told by someone who was there listening, and watching them laugh as they tell their portion of the joke--the joke is still as good as it was in literature, but the way its told is whats keeping it back from telling to telling. And really, that's what I get out of the article--good content, but it's like hearing someone else's joke.

BehattedWanderer:

Susan Arendt:

BehattedWanderer:
"Some Mexican game" was possibly the funniest line in the whole article. I do try to like your article, I just...no matter how much I want to, or how hard you try, you're just...not funny.

So...stop reading it. We have a wealth of content on this site. Some will click with you, some won't. Nothing wrong with that. But just showing up to say "yeah, I still don't like you" is pretty crappy, don't you think?

I want to though, is the thing. I like the information behind the articles, so that's why I'm still reading, but it's a bit pesky to see someone trying to be funny too hard. I get what he wants to do, and I would laugh at the punchline, but the delivery is just...off. I want to laugh, but it's almost like reading one of those "Oh, you had to have been there" jokes--the topic there might be funny, but if you weren't there (or in this case the delivery needs work), then you might nervously laugh, just to go along with it, but it won't be anywhere near as fun if you weren't there. I apologize found sounding like a jackass in this, but I do so only because I like the column's content but want to see improvement in the way it's delivered, the way it's presented. It's almost like hearing a really well told joke that gets the whole room in rib-hurting belly laughs, and then hearing the same joke told by someone who was there listening, and watching them laugh as they tell their portion of the joke--the joke is still as good as it was in literature, but the way its told is whats keeping it back from telling to telling. And really, that's what I get out of the article--good content, but it's like hearing someone else's joke.

I understand what you're saying, but showing up to say "I still don't find you funny" achieves nothing. If you have constructive criticism or a concrete suggestion, by all means, please offer it, but "be funny in a way I like" doesn't really help much.

Susan Arendt:

I understand what you're saying, but showing up to say "I still don't find you funny" achieves nothing. If you have constructive criticism or a concrete suggestion, by all means, please offer it, but "be funny in a way I like" doesn't really help much.

Alright, let me try this, then;
How about instead of blatantly giving us the punchline, why not let it stew a bit, give us a little bit more time to appreciate the material, what the joke involves, what the joke required as setup, as opposed to just rushing straight towards it like a hormone-engorged teen? Maybe it's a late night thing, maybe it's a quick throw-together, I don't know, but it feels rushed, and that's killing part of it. Let us immerse ourselves into the content of the joke, enjoying the subtle and the obvious, but, most importatly, enjoying the lead up. The punchline is delivered almost as soon as the opening thought has jumped over the gums and into the ears (or from text to eyes, as the case may be), and that's not enough to really lay it up. Subtle humor is one thing, and blatant is another, but worked with timing they mesh together for a stacked effect--a well placed balls joke can easily fit amongst a complicated pun about new marketing strategies that completely missed their intended audience, but when the line is done by quickly tripping over your entire material, you short-come yourself.

But, when the delivery is right, which it occasionally is, it tends to ruin itself by being more of a personal attack against something personal to the writer than by being a generalization that applies to all of its audience. Personal humor is fine, but only for those that know the individual (and in cases like this where the most we get to know of the person is what he writes for us to read, and little more than that) and in this form, that kind of humor just gets in the way. But, beyond that, the personal humor is a bit too personal, with jokes that the author might chuckle at (and this mainly seems to be the undercurrent of hyper-patriotic-anti-anything-foreign that shows up repeatedly, and often without any cause), but that kind of presentation just make things akward when delivered wrong (like being casually thrown into a serious bit).

Actually, I'll elaborate a bit, for constructive reasons, on that bit; off hand racial or foreign jokes are alright as long as we know you're being ironic about it, but when you flick back and forth between straightface irony and truthful irony, it starts to feel like the offhand jokes aren't as ironic as we might like them to be, which just makes them come off not as sarcastic humor but as grumpy and suppressed intolerance. Yes, you can play either, but you have to stick to it--going back and forth like and ADHD kid stuck between two shiny nickels on opposite sides of the room only begets confusion. Not every line needs to be humorous, and not all kinds of humor need to be pushed in just to pack in more. Take a little time, let the jokes that work with it do what they do to enhance the article, instead of dragging it down and leading to dissatisfaction.

wow this was a great article !!!
rainbowmancer is totally my class.
and ill blissfuly take care of every baddie

ihatekotaku:
WISE UP NERDS! BLIZZARD WILL MILK YOU FOR EVERTHING YOU OWN! THAT INCLUDES THE KITCHEN SINK!

Things I never want to experience: Having a sink pass through my udders.

Maybe the Rainbowmancer can summon a sunshine ray to increase crop growth.
IN REAL TIME!!!!!!1!!!

InvisibleMilk:
Maybe the Rainbowmancer can summon a sunshine ray to increase crop growth.
IN REAL TIME!!!!!!1!!!

Any class that allows you to perform the Care Bear Stare is fine by me!

oranger:
it annoys me that the necromancer isn't in it, seeing as how it was one of the top classes way back in D2, and my personal favorite. But blizz sure as hell has their barbarian and sorceress in there, and their rip off of hellgates' summoner too. (yes, the witch doctor looks to play almost identically to hellgate londons summoner). god the barbarian was boring.
that other guy in this thread is probably right, the paladin is one of blizz's signature classes, and has appeared in most of their games.

The necromancer was always a favorite of mine. I'd start every ladder with one because, but the most popular characters were the "Infinity sorceress" and the hammerdin once high runes could be produced by unrestricted botting.

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