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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.15 6:01 pm

They screwed the pooch on this one. Considering they've been managing a game like World of Warcraft for years now you'd think they would have been ready for another major release.

One thing's for certain; the millions they made off Diablo 3 prebuys most certainly didn't go towards more servers.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.15 9:05 pm

Servers went back up at 5:30 ran really nice for me. Red it's fucking wonderful your going to love it, the barb is insanely badass!
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.16 5:47 am

Good to hear. According to the website I should have it tomorrow or Friday.

The reviews are still scathing, although it mostly relates to the constant internet connection required. On the plus side the geek community might eventually find a way to hack the game and play single player offline. They did it with Starcraft 2 so anything is possible.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.16 4:35 pm

One thing I fucking hate is that you can't use health potions over and over there's like a 30 second gap that you can't use it. Makes things pretty fucking hard when your facing a boss.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.17 5:45 am

They're taking a lot of elements from WoW, apparently. The potion cooldown worked in WoW but doesn't really apply to Diablo. They're trying to make the games work the same way but it's comparing apples and oranges. What a letdown. 11 years in the making and Diablo 2 might still turn out to be the better game.

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jeff » 2012.05.17 9:27 am

I really don't like how the new prevailing trend in gaming is an intent focus on multiplayer experiences that cheapens the single player experience. Online requirements. Achievements. Leaderboards. What if I don't care? What if I just want to get absorbed by a narrative or lost in the ambiance a developer has created for me? It's hard to feel part of a game's atmosphere when ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED and T1tt13L1ckR_69 IS ONLINE keep popping up. And I could really give a fuck about who's topping the UNO leaderboards.

I get multiplayer experiences. But they're wholly separate things and rightfully so. Stay out of my single-player game. From an outsider's perspective, it looks like Blizzard is taking a weird approach to their game in general to cater to those who'd match up rather than play on their own. If you're going to craft it after an MMORPG, just do it. Don't wreck a single-player experience just to make co-op work.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.17 12:28 pm

Amen, brother. One of the reviews I read said it right - why didn't they just name it of 'World of Diablo'?
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.17 8:25 pm

Got it and installed it today. So far it looks good but I do have a gripe - they made leveling up even simpler? Not too crazy about that. I liked being able to distribute points into strength, dexterity, etc.

I didn't have much time to play so I can't say much about gameplay just yet. Sure looks purdy though.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.18 5:09 am

Update - had enough time to play to size it up. Gameplay is great. I haven't had the server problems so I'm hoping I missed the worst of it. It's the same lovable hack and slash fun that I've enjoyed in the first two games.

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.18 2:38 pm

Mine is wruck14 only thing is i need a better computer I'm using my laptop and it's pretty shaky, freezes when I start to fight and shit like that so I don't know how much I'll be playing until I get a better computer.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.18 2:51 pm

Are the graphics settings at their lowest? That's the first thing you'll want to do if you don't have a whole lot of firepower in your PC. Diablo 3 isn't terribly demanding, at least compared to most newer games. But if your PC is already old you'll probably struggle with it.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.20 9:41 am

Runge and a handful of folks had a Diablo 3 party this weekend and beat it. And I'm level 10 yet. Jesus Christ.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.20 3:07 pm

Props to runge that's pretty god damn impressive!
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.21 5:18 pm

Red I got my internet hooked up today let's kill some shit
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.21 5:30 pm

What's yer email or full gamer name? I tried Wrucke14 but there must be more to it.

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.21 5:34 pm

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.21 5:35 pm

I won't be able to get on till about 8
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.22 8:09 am

You should get a friend request from me.

Tried to play this morning and the servers are down for 8 hours for 'scheduled' maintenance. So even single player is unavailable because of the constant internet connection requirement. Epic fail.

8 hours? This better be to shake out the kinks and not a weekly thing. The game shouldn't require weekly server maintenance like WoW does and any fixes should come in a patch.

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jeff » 2012.05.22 11:42 am

Tuesday AM server outages? Sounds like Blizzard to me. That's just like WoW. I'll bet it will be every week, too.

But... this is a (mostly) single-player game. In that it's not in an interactive world and that player match-ups are optional. They should take multi-player elements down and still allow the lonely approach. This is like Nintendo not letting me play Mario Kart unless I invite a few friends over. Horseshit.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.22 12:12 pm

If this were any other game it would have bombed. Diablo 3 sold well because of the hype from the previous 2 games. If they were starting a brand new game and it had this kind of problems it would have completely tanked.

168 hours in a week, 8 of which are unplayable. That's 4.7% of the week I can't play. I paid $60 for my game. I want $3 back for the hours I can't play. Cough that shit up, Blizzard. I can use that money and buy myself 3 beers in a Wisconsin bar.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jordan » 2012.05.22 12:44 pm

I'm to the skeleton king that's how far behind I am and still no Internet, going to dedicate this weekend to diablo 3 I guess.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Red » 2012.05.22 1:01 pm

Could always come out to the Greenhead. We're camping/fishing out there all weekend.
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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jeff » 2012.05.22 1:41 pm

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Re: Diablo 3

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Re: Diablo 3

Postby Jeff » 2012.05.22 3:08 pm

For the briefest moment, I thought I was the first person to think of crossing memes:
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I was wrong.

Then I thought I was the first person to think of crossing the memes as a meme itself.
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Also wrong.

But it was easier finding pictures than making them. So I'm happy.
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