Diablo III Hands On

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Never mind that my mind had just been reeling with the news of the real money auction house, not to mention the issues of the game's always-on Internet requirement and lack of support for mods.

Well I think all the salient information that any gamer with an ounce of sense needs about the game is right there.

This is a game where the developer/publisher (I don't care which) is brazenly bending you over a barrel and pounding your ass.. and asking you to pay though the nose for the privilege.

Only a child or an utter moron would buy into this. IMO.

Continuity:

Only a child or an utter moron would buy into this. IMO.

Or someone who doesn't care one bit about the single player mode of a game that's been described by the developers as a co-op game :p

Odlus:

Or someone who doesn't care one bit about the single player mode of a game that's been described by the developers as a co-op game :p

And what bearing exactly does that have on the always on internet requirement, no mods, and a real currency auction house?

I could live with all the rest, I was going to buy it and a shiny new gaming PC to play it on, until the whole RMAH business. Now not only am I not going to buy it, but wouldn't even play it if it was free, since any minute spent playing a pay to win game is a minute wasted.

Continuity:

Odlus:

Or someone who doesn't care one bit about the single player mode of a game that's been described by the developers as a co-op game :p

And what bearing exactly does that have on the always on internet requirement, no mods, and a real currency auction house?

Really? You're really asking why someone planning on playing the online from the beginning has any bearing on how they'd feel about a constant internet requirement to play and a lack of mods? You're really asking this after calling other people morons?

Here, let me help:

Someone who was going to play online anyway already expected to have an internet connection while playing. If they had any experience with the Diablo series, they'd also expect mods to not work on closed Battlenet anyway.

The only people these two things affect are people who wanted to play offline (not even necessarily "single player" because you can easily play alone on Bnet while still having the option to play with others available at any time) or people who wanted to play over lan which is something I really don't care about at all.

And the auction house isn't going to provide anything that third party sources weren't going to provide anyway. There's no practical reason to be upset over that one unless Blizzard forces people to provide credit card info to play the game even if they have no intention of using the real money auction house.

Kahunaburger:

Kurokami:

Kahunaburger:
Sweet. This isn't my thing, but it makes me very happy about the near future for RPGs.

Why?

Sorta like saying that playing soccer on concrete made out of spikes isn't your thing cause you don't like soccer but are happy for its direction.

I mean, his general message was "Diablo was great, therefore I don't care about the system flaws" (or whatever you want to call DRM and such), you're saying that Diablo isn't your thing. Which is understandable, but I don't get your perspective if you say it makes you happy for the near future of RPGs, unless you're stocked for the DRM and micro transactions maybe?

(I'm sincerely confused. Not just being a dick)

Because I like other RPGs. Diablo III being a good game and doing well means two things to me:

A) Inspiration for other RPG devs in terms of mechanics and gameplay*,

B) The suits see RPGs making money and are more likely to okay RPGs in the future, especially if other RPGs coming out this year are also successful.

So even if it isn't my thing and I have absolutely no intention of playing it, I can still root for it because a year from now if successful it will be part of a "RPGs sell" narrative being aimed at developers.

*Edit: and I don't see the concept of micro-transactions being that workable for someone who isn't Blizzard and doesn't already have the infrastructure to handle it.

I see, that makes a lot more sense but to be honest, in my mind it would play out in the opposite direction. Yes, companies might be more keen on RPGs, but more specifically they will be drawn to Diablo-esque RPGs, which we've established don't particularly interest you. It's possible that some developer will start to think of a twist to the series that will reinvent it slightly, but somehow I doubt it would be so dramatic as to still attract you if you aren't particularly interested in its close cousins. Then again, who'm I to make these predictions?

Anyway thanks for clarifying.

snu snu? Why not just go full monkey and call her sex =P

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