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post #51 of 702
Thanks for enlivening my day, Minsky and Martin. Good show.
post #52 of 702
Thank you. Minsky and I will perform again tonight at 8, and the opening act will be the classic Dark Elf Midget vs the Castrated By A Chimp Minotaur.
post #53 of 702
I have a question, what is it about this game that looks good?

Pardon my ignorance. I was probably playing Syndicate while you guys were on this.

Is lots of clicking involved?
post #54 of 702
You had to click to hack with the weapon. While Syndicate had you holding the click to shoot the minigun. Slight difference.
post #55 of 702
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bees?! View Post
I have a question, what is it about this game that looks good?

Pardon my ignorance. I was probably playing Syndicate while you guys were on this.

And probably reading Proust and smoking those cool, cool cigarettes.
post #56 of 702
Oh, and speaking of Syndicate:

post #57 of 702
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
And probably reading Proust and smoking those cool, cool cigarettes.
I was almost definitely not old enough to smoke.
post #58 of 702
post #59 of 702
It's been a while, but this might be coming to consoles.
post #60 of 702
Whoa. Well, the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance games were actually a lot of fun on the PS2, but those were very streamlined Diablo clones. I would assume this isn't really going to be "Diablo III on consoles". I know they ported Diablo to the original PlayStation but I can't imagine that turned out so hot.
post #61 of 702
Aside from people liking to hotkey EVERYTHING I've never been able to understand why most folks don't think a point and click loot 'em up could work on a console.
post #62 of 702
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Originally Posted by Count Floyd View Post
Whoa. Well, the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance games were actually a lot of fun on the PS2, but those were very streamlined Diablo clones. I would assume this isn't really going to be "Diablo III on consoles". I know they ported Diablo to the original PlayStation but I can't imagine that turned out so hot.
If this were any other developer, I'd agree, but with Blizzard's decade-long development cycles... I just don't think they're doing any console stuff from scratch. Especially after Ghost.
post #63 of 702
It's probably going to be, as was already said a Dark Alliance style game. As in a offshoot of the main game.

And Spike, Diablo style point and clickclickclick gameplay would be horrible with a gamepad. Even if they managed to somehow approximate the speed and accuracy you can get with a mouse, your hands would be horribly cramped after a few minutes. A control scheme like the one in the new Tomb Raider would work great, though.
post #64 of 702
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post
It's probably going to be, as was already said a Dark Alliance style game. As in a offshoot of the main game.

And Spike, Diablo style point and clickclickclick gameplay would be horrible with a gamepad. Even if they managed to somehow approximate the speed and accuracy you can get with a mouse, your hands would be horribly cramped after a few minutes. A control scheme like the one in the new Tomb Raider would work great, though.
Maybe you'll be playing it with Kinect or Move.
post #65 of 702
Diablo III with Kinect. That honestly sounds like the greatest weight loss plan for our generation.
post #66 of 702

Great, they posted the the skill calculator http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian. Fat chance that I'll get anything done at work today. Thanks Blizzard...

 

 

post #67 of 702

If you account for both the skills and the runes, the amount of possible builds is insane. It's easily an order of magnitude more complex than D2 and WOW. I love it.

 

And I love how exaggerated everything is. Gone are the "+1% to damage" and "+2% to dodge" of WOW and D2. Instead "With this skill you make the enemy explode. And if you add this rune, Tyrael goes back in time and neuters their parents." I HAVE to get into the beta.

post #68 of 702

If you have an active World of Warcraft account you can get Diablo 3 for free. All you have to do sign up for an Annual Pass with your wow account. It just says you will keep your wow account active for 1 year, Do that and you get to download Diablo 3 for free the day it comes out. You also get an in-game mount in WOW and guaranteed access to the beta of the next WOW expansion.

post #69 of 702

That's a decent deal if you're still playing WoW, but it's more interesting in that it seems to show the first admitted weakness for WoW.  Are they losing that many players?  They really don't offer big incentives like this for subscriptions do they?  I haven't played in a couple of years but that sounds pretty dramatic.  Does SWTOR have them worried or something?

post #70 of 702

As far as I know it's still above 10 million. There isn't a single executive in the gaming industry who wouldn't eat the still beating heart of his child if it meant having a game like WOW. The only thing that can fight WOW is the next Blizzard MMO. And even that is debatable.

 

Judging from the changes made in the last expansion they're priming it to focus on the Asian markets, probably as a free-to-play game and getting Titan ready to take over as their premium MMO.

post #71 of 702



 

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Originally Posted by A-Pathetic View Post

That's a decent deal if you're still playing WoW, but it's more interesting in that it seems to show the first admitted weakness for WoW.  Are they losing that many players?  They really don't offer big incentives like this for subscriptions do they?  I haven't played in a couple of years but that sounds pretty dramatic.  Does SWTOR have them worried or something?



I've been a WoW player off and on for the last few years.  I always swear that I am quitting, never to return...only to return a couple months later.  It's still the best thing going if you like these types of games but I am ready for something new.  I will be getting SWTOR when it comes out.  I will also be getting Diablo 3 when they decide to release that, which means I will have no time for WoW.  So Blizzard will still be getting my money one way or another and I would guess they have to be a little concerned about SWTOR.  If there was one game that could knock WoW off its pedistal you would think it would be a Star Wars themed MMORPG.

 

I think Blizzard sees WoW losing steam (although they will always have die-hards) which is why the D3 engine has started to crank up.  And when D3 starts dying down in 2017 we will see WoW2. 

 

post #72 of 702

Take this with a Worldstone sized grain of salt but there's been a date leaked:

 

 

APRIL 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

 

Just four days before my birthday!

 

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post #73 of 702

Oh man.................................................................................

post #74 of 702

So is this date as rock solid as that "Feburary" 1st date?

post #75 of 702

Of course.

 

A boy can dream though.

post #76 of 702

My son downloaded the Beta for Diablo III. I know it's a Beta but I'm not liking it right now. It's graphics remind me of Guild Wars and characters aren't very customizable at this point. The Barbarian female looks fat and not in a good way. I'm sure it'll improve.

post #77 of 702

If the female barbarian looks like Pam from Archer THEY SHOULD LEAVE HER THAT WAY.

post #78 of 702
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

Take this with a Worldstone sized grain of salt but there's been a date leaked:

 

 

APRIL 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

 

Just four days before my birthday!

 

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You're right about the date.  April 17th...2015.

 


Edited by bob loblaw - 3/10/12 at 11:15am
post #79 of 702
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

Take this with a Worldstone sized grain of salt but there's been a date leaked:

 

 

APRIL 17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

 

Just four days before my birthday!

 

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Close enough. I'll allow it.

 

 

post #80 of 702
Wife's birthday, that's pretty awesome. Do not let that date slip any further.
post #81 of 702

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post #82 of 702

Hey, Blizzard's doing a free beta weekend starting at noon PST.


Edited by elsnakeo - 4/20/12 at 5:17am
post #83 of 702

I'm not going to do it. Delayed gratification will make the first day feel even better.

post #84 of 702

One of my biggest dirty secrets in gaming? I've never played Diablo. Think I'll be grabbing this starter pack and remedying that.

post #85 of 702

Ugh, forgot I'd added the Android authenticator to my Battle.net account last time I played WoW, then deleted the app when I quit.  Which deleted the verification for my game account, so if I re-install the app, it won't recognize the account.  And I really don't feel like spending the 45 minutes on hold it'll take to get through to support to take care of it.

post #86 of 702

The hours I've played Diablo II go well into the triple digits. My meleemancer even ranked once for a day.

post #87 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

Ugh, forgot I'd added the Android authenticator to my Battle.net account last time I played WoW, then deleted the app when I quit.  Which deleted the verification for my game account, so if I re-install the app, it won't recognize the account.  And I really don't feel like spending the 45 minutes on hold it'll take to get through to support to take care of it.

 

I had the same problem. I sent them an email with ID and they did the job within the day.

 

post #88 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

 

 

I had the same problem. I sent them an email with ID and they did the job within the day.

 

 

Same here, much easier this way.

post #89 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

I'm not going to do it. Delayed gratification will make the first day feel even better.

 

 

I am weak. I bring shame to my ancestors. As if I wouldn't play Diablo III at the first chance.

post #90 of 702

Anybody else have the open beta down for them right now?

post #91 of 702

Yah, says that the Servers Are Busy (US). 

 

 

post #92 of 702

So can any of you explain why this man is so angry? I've listened to this a couple of times and I'm still not getting it. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYjljdje-g

post #93 of 702

He's fat, white, and nerdy.

 

There is no good way to explain his anger.

post #94 of 702
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Of course initial impressions, oh man, looks graphically tasty. Wife's heart is all broken now, whatever stock videocard is in her computer can barely run it...(omg I can has give her my card and buy one of the new Nvidia cards)

What is the deal with the auto upgrading on level ups? One of the joys of old diablo was fine tuning your points into whatever build you wanted to make...so now this is just automated. Is that geared so everyone is the same, with equipment being the differentiating factor...leading folk to seek out the auction house for their 21 pieces of flair.

God damn inlaws, leave me be I want to go play some more.
Edited by mongycore - 4/20/12 at 7:58pm
post #95 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega View Post

He's fat, white, and nerdy.

 

There is no good way to explain his anger.

 

Francis is awesome. His Mass Effect 3 rant is gold.

 

Trying to download the beta just to if I can even run the game at all. To say the servers are sluggish would be an understatement.

post #96 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by mongycore View Post

What is the deal with the auto upgrading on level ups? One of the joys of old diablo was fine tuning your points into whatever build you wanted to make...so now this is just automated. Is that geared so everyone is the same, with equipment being the differentiating factor...leading folk to seek out the auction house for their 21 pieces of flair.

God damn inlaws, leave me be I want to go play some more.

 

 

Check elective skill progression under options if you want it to not be as automated. But yeah, the skill progression is the biggest difference between this and the older Diablos. And while you don't have as much control over your character until you have all the skills and runes unlocked you also can't break him 30 or 40 hours in. My poor poor werewolf druid.

 

As for that Francis guy, he's mostly joking. That's his shtick. He pretends to rage.

 

And me? I'm doomed. I got hooked again within five minutes.

post #97 of 702

 

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Originally Posted by Angry Badger View Post

 

 

Francis is awesome. His Mass Effect 3 rant is gold.

 

Trying to download the beta just to if I can even run the game at all. To say the servers are sluggish would be an understatement.

 


I had the whole thing downloaded and was logged in after about 30 minutes.  I haven't grouped at all as I wanted to figure out the controls again but I haven't had any issues.

post #98 of 702

My ping is anywhere from 250 to 400 ms which does tend to make the game feel a bit choppy. But it is par for the course considering it only plays on US serves. But the login procedure has been fine so far.

 

Oh, by the way, let's add some friends. My Battletag is Xenist#2992.

post #99 of 702

Managed to give this a bash earlier on: liking it so far, enough to see myself grabbing it on release. It'll be interesting to see if this holds my attention longer than Torchlight, which lost me when I got a few levels into the infinite dungeon and the loot started seriously petering out quality-wise. Servers are being 'difficult' at the moment, but planning to jump back on this as soon as it lets me.

 

And am up for some Battletag swapping: Mine's MechaStatham#6287

post #100 of 702

I wouldn't worry about loot quality in a Blizzard game. There are zero companies in the industry that do it as well as them. Since Diablo 2 came out the only other game with equally good loot was WOW.

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