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01-08-2011, 10:18 AM #1
If You Buy Diablo 3, You're Contributing to the Worsening of PC GamingJust read this...
That's what you're getting if you buy Diablo 3. You're contributing to the slow and painful corruption of gaming into something that can only be described as a horrible greed machine.
Do NOT buy this game. Buy Torchlight 2 instead. Buy anything that isn't an Activision product.
Do you really want this happening to more game series?
P.S. Don't talk crap here about how it's a business' job to make money. Hell, it might be. You know what your job as a consumer is? To tell the business to go fuck themselves. NOT defend them.
EDIT: Read this, on why Blizzard is making their games online.
EDIT2: You're going to buy a game off these guys?
Last edited by R-F; 05-08-2011 at 05:55 PM.
01-08-2011, 10:21 AM #2
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But yeah, probably won't buy it. Wasn't ever planning to, though; can't possibly be even half as good as the predecessor. I practically grew up with that game.
01-08-2011, 10:31 AM #3
I was really pumped for this after seeing some game play a while ago. Now. I really can't be arsed with it. Why can't they go back to what they used to be...Official RPS Thread argument catalyst.
01-08-2011, 10:40 AM #4
01-08-2011, 10:34 AM #5
Very dramatic. Are we so shocked about this? The signs were all there months, perhaps even years in advance. I won’t be buying it, but neither will I start a campaign and rub elbows with people whose threats mysteriously evaporate when their friends get the game.
01-08-2011, 10:36 AM #6
I agree. Too bad that won't stop 2-3 million people from buying the game.
01-08-2011, 10:43 AM #7
I don't like Torchlight. I can't stand the nondescript semi-steampunk-setting-with-guns. I don't like the cartoony World-of-Warcraft-monsters. Not enough classes, skilltrees, playability.
I didn't really like Diablo 2 very much. The setting and story were really cool, and I enjoyed the skill-trees, but the game itself lacked the atmosphere of the first part (which I played way too long, way too much).
And then I learned about the simplified skilltrees for the classes. :(My games-related Twitter: VexingVision
Currently playing: Puzzle Pirates; Blood Bowl; XCOM: Enemy Within; Dominions 4
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01-08-2011, 10:57 AM #8
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I havn't and will not buy an activision game since the MW2 no dedis debacle, and I won't be pirating it either.
01-08-2011, 10:49 AM #9
Yeah the skilltree simplification/change is probably the thing I'm personally miffed about the most.Give me steam and how you feel to make it real.
01-08-2011, 10:53 AM #10
Do you have to call it 'rape'? Is it just me, or is that just a little bit crass?
01-08-2011, 11:01 AM #11
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01-08-2011, 11:11 AM #15
Would I be allowed to retcon my reason for not wanting to buy Diablo III to this because it sounds much more exciting and radical than saying it was because I first heard of Grim Dawn a few hours after first hearing about Diablo III.
01-08-2011, 11:22 AM #16
Taking aside the fact that rape is clearly now most often used in one major, evocative way the title of the thread is still overblown. Even with "rape" used in the way you say you're using it.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
01-08-2011, 11:25 AM #17
01-08-2011, 12:46 PM #18
I agree to some extent, even if the title is properly dramatic.
To me the issue isn't with people who consider the issue and decide they just don't care enough about the changes. Everybody's got a right to decide what suits them best.
If there is an issue it's people buying games just because of the name. And this extends beyond doing something bad for PC gaming.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
01-08-2011, 12:49 PM #19
Anyway, let's get back on topic...
And, yeah, the issue is people going "I LOVE BLIZZARD!" and eating the games up. It's the same with BioWare. People defend Dragon Age 2's flaws with great fury, but would they even be doing that if it wasn't a BioWare game? If it was made by some little Ukrainian developer? I seriously doubt it.
01-08-2011, 02:32 PM #20
I'd be interested to know how many people simply don't/won't keep up with game news before release and are then disappointed when they discover.... something (not being able to play offline, for example) but because they're not going on forums, etc. don't voice their opinion. And probably make the same mistake again in future.
My point is that if it was announced that Modern Warfare 3 was announced to be a very different kind of game it'd probably still sell shitloads purely because some people wouldn't have been paying any attention and are buying a name not a game. It happens everywhere, and in gaming it's no different. And it arguably has detrimental effects on what games get made. How many times do we see one series get continually worse purely because they know it'll sell? They've got mortgages to pay and food to buy, and if they're in it for the business reasons fair play to them. But it still bugs me that people keep throwing money at them and giving them no reason to care about making a better game. Not flecking-the-screen-with-spittle-while-I-rage, just annoyed.
I'm not concerned by the motivations of a developer (within reason).A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.