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Date: 06/01/12 12:33 PM

29 Responses to Blizzard`s Difficulty Issues On Diablo 3…

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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    Link: Blizzard`s Difficulty Issues On Diablo 3... - Is anyone else having this problem?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    June 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    so it just like Diablo
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Sounds about right.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    I didn`t understand anything he was talking about. Frickin nerds.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    I`ve never understood the mass appeal of it. I`m a gamer. I love RPGs. Diablo just... It isn`t fun! It`s the same poo the ENTIRE game.
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    Apexs Male 30-39
    355 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    Some very good points.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    @Thdot--and you watched this, why?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    I watched this earlier today. Agree with a lot with what he said.
    @Swoop408
    It`s called "GENRE"
    That`s like complaining about playing a racing game were all you do is race.
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    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    I don`t play Diablo 3, but I have played a large number of video games in the past and am an investment partner in a small studio.

    If what this person is saying - essentially, that the game`s difficulty spectrum is based solely on stat scaling rather than requiring a change in the mechanics - that`s very disappointing and a failure on Blizzard/partner`s part IMO... especially after a 10+-year sequel lag.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    I think he was speaking Greek.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    This is why i hate d3. Loved d2 a game doesn`t have to be impossible to play to make it fun. The item grind and making that perfect runeword after finding the runes what was fun in d2. Now in d3 its just a bash your head till you get the gear or log and reset a zone to get ride of some mobs that are almost impossible to kill.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    I think this was pretty well spoken.. my plan: Sell poo on the RMAH and get my money back, then duck out.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    379 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Thing is, the devs made inferno to be so hard that even their best testers were struggling with it. That`s what they wanted from it. People are acting like it was some big conspiracy to push the auction house, but in reality they assumed that even their best testers would only be half as good as large portions of the player base.

    This guy seems to be trying to go toe to toe with everything he sees, as well. I assume he`s doing it for effect so we can see how much he`s getting hit for, but no way did he get to act 4 using a `block it with my face` approach as a ranged class.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Demon`s Souls and Dark Souls are the best RPGs I`ve played in a decade. Fantastic.
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    I haven`t played nearly as a long as most people, but that seems to me that they made Inferno to be a lot like old school WoW grinding for loot and raids.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Thing is, the devs made inferno to be so hard that even their best testers were struggling with it. That`s what they wanted from it. People are acting like it was some big conspiracy to push the auction house, but in reality they assumed that even their best testers would only be half as good as large portions of the player base.

    They made it so the devs couldn`t clear it. It never hit beta; beta was a joke, nothing more than a demo. Second, the community manager, Bashiok, has stated outright that it is their intention to make people have to use the action house so I`m not entirely sure where the `conspiracy` comes in.
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    Profworm Male 30-39
    379 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    Fair enough, Pink. I wasn`t aware of that statement.

    But still, for all the problems I have with it, the `too hard` argument isn`t cutting it for me. Sure they could have made it easier, but then I`d be done with it already. Most people would. I`m on act 2 inferno on my Wizard, and I`ve only bought a few items off the AH so far with in game gold that would have little purpose otherwise. There`s not really any more farming involved in that than there was in D2.

    Watching it again, it bugs me when people refer D2 through a nostalgia filter. I loved it, but this was a game where Alt-F4 was an acceptable survival tip for dealing with extra strong/multi-shot/lighting enchanted.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    June 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    I havent played it yet but I for one thoroughly appreciate a difficulty that is just about impossible. I mean what is the fun in just grinding the last boss over and over.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 12:02 am
    It`s a GAAAAAAMEEEE. Stop wasting your time complaining about a game. If you don`t like it, don`t play it. There are many other games as well as many other things to do IRL.
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    Asino Male 18-29
    137 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 1:24 am
    I sometimes play mario kart on my superNES. No issues there!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 4:24 am
    So wait, Blizz`s customers complain about WoW becoming "too easy", and now when they have been given an alternative it is "too hard"?

    I never got the appeal of the "grind so that you can do more grinding" genre of games either.
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    Arkenoid Male 18-29
    43 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 4:39 am
    As has been stated a lot, there is a difference between "stupid hard" and "challenging hard". Diablo 3 is stupid hard.

    It`s like someone giving your opponent in a game of checkers all kings and telling you that you can get all kings too, if you work in a coal mine for 50 years.
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 7:47 am
    it`s Blizz... wtf do ya want?
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
    231 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    I`m not really sure what kind of trip everyone is on, but Diablo 2 never introduced new game mechanics in the harder difficulties. It was all about gear, the only difference is the mechanic of the Runes, and a majority of the players didn`t want runes in the game, because it made player builds too required. Blizzard is aware of the issues in the game, and they are working on refining it. It`s not a perfect system, and the "DRM" sucks hard, however, this is a huge leap better then d2 + LoD was. Haters just trippin on nostalgia.
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    Izaq Male 30-39
    173 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    @Tiredofnicks
    Well "grind so that you can do more grinding" is another way of saying that there is a guaranteed progression in the game. The alternative to this is luck/random based progression. True - grinding gets boring. But random progression (random drops for instance) makes you feel that you can get stuck forever... which it can, but is not likely.

    For some reason Blizz felt that taking the player skill completely out of the equation will make D3 a better game. The logic eludes me...
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    Izaq Male 30-39
    173 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    @SnoopyBG
    Yes it`s a game. I can stop playing it, but can I have my money back? ;)
    It`s not really what I hoped for or waited many long years for. I thought "Blizz wont disappoint me". Well...
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
    231 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    Also at 3:10 he goes full retard, apparently the guy doesn`t know the meaning of inept.

    "Instead we`ve been given an incredibly shallow WoW like stat system that even the most inept person would have trouble following."

    Yes, inept people do have trouble following things. I`m glad you could point that out for me. I needed to be reminded that people without skill typically have trouble with things. Thank you...
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    b0sanac1 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    June 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    diablo is and always was a grind fest, live with it.
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    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    June 14, 2012 at 6:38 am
    You waa waa 1st world Mo@#$ F@#$er... ...put your critiquing efforts into public policy, engineering, medicine or something more useful than a God@!#$ video game......geeeeeesh

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