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Blizzard has completely shifted towards its online service, forcing its entire player base to experience connectivity and shun single player campaigns. Diablo 3 is essentially an MMO without the subscription costs.
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Oh well, good bye Diablo III.
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post #23 of 115
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Everyone who is complaining has never played Diablo II.


Yeah, I thought online-only was crap for Assassin's Creed, but for anyone who enjoyed Diablo 2 multiplayer, it looks to be a great update to the old way of doing things.

Just think of it as an MMO with no subscription fee.

The Diablo 2 servers are still up after 11 years (even though 95%-99% of the activity on them is macros). If you could play WoW for 11 years for $60, would you eventually complain about losing your initial investment when the server goes off-line?
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Torchlight 2 engage
Yes, this.

I'm sort of tempted by Grim Dawn too, except that it's made by ex-Iron Lore developers, the people who made Titan Quest. That when I had a legit copy (bought the day before) that wouldn't stop crashing, they told me I had pirated it...

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Your gran plays diablo?
It's not impossible - mine used to play Driver and even had a go at Quake 2 once!

...

I'm not thrilled by this, but given that Blizzard is Activision, and I've been boycotting them for the last couple of years, it makes no nevermind. It's rather like the big publishers/developers are trying to push me toward indie devs... something I find myself not too bothered about.
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No thanks.
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whats the big deal...

most people are connected to the net 24/7 especially if it's your desktop.

can't wait to buy this game!
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So apparently its "okay" because it's Diablo III?
Yes, the hypocrisy on OCN is ridiculous
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post #28 of 115
Small things like these will not matter a lot to me in the end. What matters is if Blizzard has managed to breed yet another highly addictive game that you can spend countless hours on, just like with D2 or Classic WoW. I'm hoping that either D3 or GW2 will be the next big RPG for me.
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I'm still excited for the game itself, however the constant online feature and the real money AH (I know it's optional, but still, I'm not a fan....) have really been a turn off. If I didn't enjoy D1 & D2/D2X I'd probably ignore it entirely... but I figure I'll at least get one copy of it for my wife & I to share, and just stick with WoW as our "play together" game. Overall though I'm just saddened with the way Blizzard has been going the last few years since the Activision takeover.
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post #30 of 115
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Everyone who is complaining has never played Diablo II.
Not to mention... how can you NOT have an internet connection today? Like Starcraft, you're still able to host a game locally (single player), but just to stay online and connected to Battle.net is going to marginal at best.

If you're going to boycott the game because of this, then I am afraid you're not going to be very successful at making a point.
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