WoW goes Pokemon - Page 8 - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
Video Games & Software For the discussion of P.C, Console and Hand Held video games.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #71 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-28-11, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
TheSpore's Avatar
TheSpore's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: VA
Posts: 2,479
Reputation: 1


Quote:
Originally Posted by WoRLoKKeD View Post
The first matter is no problem whatsoever. All four people who actually played Diablo single player will be outraged, I'm sure, but as they weren't playing the good version of the game nothing of value is really lost here.

As for your second point, I'm assuming you're talking despite doing no research or actually knowing what you're saying. Don't worry, though, for this is the internet and such attitudes are common. You're in good com-Well, you're in company, at least.

Blizzard are not selling items at all through Diablo's new system. PLAYERS are.
You may want to think about that for one moment.
Diablo 2 had a massive loot table, all randomized on a drop. As such, many people will have to spend a LOT of time to find the item they need to complete a certain build or set. Diablo 3 has been confirmed to have more items than the predecessor by a large margin. That means even more time spent.
Back in the days of Diablo 2, if people didn't want to spend all this time farming in the hope of a random drop giving them what they needed, they could go onto certain websites and simply buy the item they wanted for a small amount of money. Was this condoned by Blizzard? No. But they couldn't stop it, so it continued and players were at risk of being scammed or ripped off with real money. I never did it as I was never all that seriously into the game, but some people clearly didn't want to spend time farming up 'good enough' items when they could pay a small amount for something that would sort them better. Just think of it like Valve's TF2 Mann-Co store.

With the new game, Blizzard have decided to incorporate that system directly into the game. Using the in-game auction system, people can now buy items with gold OR real money, depending on how it's listed in game. Every player will get a certain amount of free real-money auction slots per week according to the Blizzcon feature panel, meaning that nobody's missing out, and their system will allow a person to keep money in Diablo to pay auction fees for additional ones, OR drop it out to a Paypal account.

It's not really unfair, either, as everyone has the same odds of any specific item dropping. They're not selling an advantage. They're just allowing people to sell convenience. I can't see myself buying anything with real money, instead sticking with gold, but if I can make a little bit of cash playing a game that I was going to anyway, I can't really complain, can I?
First I want you to know I mean no animosity towards you one bit.

Secondly I have done research in to all this, thus I was once an anlyst so I don't just make stuff up, sorry if I did not provide research to back my claim, Im no exactly on the job here.

It may only start with players selling items away, but what makes you think that Blizzard isn't going to be gettin a small percentage of that money. The other point I have is that as I said that is how it os all going to start and then a little while further down the road it will branch into DLC and you will be paying for new items in the game or for already existing items that Blizzard will then sell directly form them. I gaurentee that when the game finally comes out it will be a half finished product that will be patched and patched and patched to completeion in what was intended to be released.

As I stated before as well the online gaming comunnity is ruining gaming in general, developers no longer want to make a good game anymore and instead just focus on the online side more than any other thing and for those reasons you beginning to see a decline in a good quality product.

TheSpore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-28-11, 04:33 PM
Senior Member
 
WoRLoKKeD's Avatar
WoRLoKKeD's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Training Stage
Posts: 1,251
Reputation: 1


I trust Blizzard's balancing and polish. As it is they've missed two intended release dates for the newest iteration of D3, and constantly push Starcraft patches back just to add a little bit more polish.

Remember, WoW is their cash cow. Diablo, however, is not subscription based. As such, players have much less invested in the game and as such are naturally going to have less retention if it's poor, buggy or imbalanced.

As for patching, that's a good thing. A frequently patched game doesn't necessarily mean the game is half-finished. It allows developers to constantly tweak and balance anything they didn't intend to happen and couldn't test for in development. Remember, developers set the constraints for a game, but in any circumstance, players can and will find a way to push them to their absolute reasonable limits.

As for their releasing 'DLC' and the like, I can't personally see it happening. Diablo is a VERY precariously balanced edge, and Blizzard know this. Hell, they've never done it before either and I don't think they're stupid enough to try it now. They've had a million chances with WoW but have always instead opted for large content-adding expansions instead, and they've always done the same with Starcraft games and the WC games behind that.

Finally, if they're offering a free multiplayer portal, servers, and an externally-contracted full scale auction system in the game, they're fully entitled to a small portion of what people make on the auctions (as auction fees). Hell, technically, they don't have to allow players to get anything at all from them as everything in the game is owned wholly by Blizzard anyway.

Blizzard and Valve are the two companies I feel I can get away with saying 'Just trust them. They know what they're doing.'

WoRLoKKeD is offline  
post #73 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-28-11, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Words_of_Truth's Avatar
Words_of_Truth's Flag is: United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Birmingham, England
Posts: 7,006
Reputation: 30


On another note how much is a months subscriptions for WoW it's so hard to find on their site now.
Words_of_Truth is offline  
post #74 of 74 (permalink) Old 01-06-12, 11:37 PM
Member
 
acheron187's Avatar
acheron187's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 67
Reputation: 1
WOW is going kind of kidish, but with Guildwars 2 on the way as well as the new starwars MMO being out its adult market is probably being spread.
acheron187 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > HO Off Topic > Video Games & Software

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome