Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:23:14 AM
While he sounds like a tard talking about this, he does make a good point. There is no point in having a game (especially a game franchise with such a strong following as Diablo) that is strictly multi player driven that makes actual playtime and effort so easy to circumvent. What happens is you get some complete noob who knows jack about the game but can twink themselves to high heaven with gear and then ruin the experience for the rest of us by acting like lazy jerks.
Monday, September 26, 2011 9:38:54 PM
The next step, of course, is to balance the game to make it close to impossible to play without continually paying extra money to buy additional items.
So not only do you have to pay to rent the game (if it has always-on DRM, you are renting it, not buying it), but you will have to continually pay to play it and the extra costs will be far more than the original rental cost of the game. Since they will be repeated small payments, people will not see the true cost.
There are no end of "free to play" games that do this already, and they're of far lower quality.
Viden: when it`s impossible for you to buy (as opposed to rent) a game, there aren`t any single-player games and every game costs you hundreds per year, you might reconsider your views.
Monday, September 26, 2011 5:25:29 AM
lol, obvious troll, but unfortunatly there are some people out there who don't like the DRM and the auction house. Let me remind you of a few things. You don`t like DRM, don`t play. D2 was only fun offline when you cheated and made impossible items and characters. The best part of D2 was playing online and trading items. Secondly, people are upset that you can spend real money to purchase in game items. You can already do that with D2 and WoW, it just isn`t sanctioned by blizzard. Again, if you don`t like the auction house DONT USE IT. Thirdly... It`s a game, you will get over it, life will go on, and one day you will get laid. That is all.