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On to your next point, I have indeed read all of the source articles posted here on OCN and realize that as of now, D3 does not yet require a monthly payment (I think Bli$$ard is saving that for D4. Oh snap did you see what I did there?). However, none of what you said had even the remotest connection to my original point, except for the word money. Pay2Win has nothing to do with monthly subscriptions my unlearned friend.
Except it's not pay2win. You do not have to pay anything to 'win'. ANYONE can sell their items for e-money which can then be used to buy e-items. You could do the normal trading for items like in D2, or you could spend money if you have it. It's an option.

Obviously if you don't want to spend money, it will take awhile for you to trade for the e-money in order to get an item you want, but really we have no idea what the economy will be like in the game.

We have no idea how exactly crafting and item drops will work. We have no idea how prices will be since the economy will be PLAYER DRIVEN.

If you've ever played WoW, you would know that there is A LOT of competition to make gold off of it. This means there will be undercutters which are one of the main driving forces of stabilizing an items price.

Again, let's wait until the game releases before criticizing it. Until we know drop/crafting rates, and how exactly salvaging items work, there really is no reason to be so up in arms about it. Items could sell for dimes for all we know.
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Aside from when I moved i cannot think of a point in the last 5 years in which I connect to the internet. I have no intentions on playing this game single player and even if I did I will be connected to the internet anyway so it is really not a big deal. To the people who claim the majority of the country does not have access to reliable internet I call BS on that. Sure if you live out in the middle of nowhere kansas or something I understand but the majority of the country has access to reliable internet, some people are just not willing to pay for it. Ill take this drm and smile cause I hate pirates and find stealing to be despicable.
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I'll prolly still buy it, but then I'll crack the bastid for offline SP and run through it a few times before I reinstall and put up with the headaches associated with MP.
Plus, it will let all the day one MP players sort out the kinks and let me know if MP is even worth the effort.
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Doesn't surprise me,it's the same thing with starcraft II(Which I own) it was obvious that they were going to do this.

I'm only worried about the system wow has,that thing that you have to pay each month to play,that's bull**** and it sucks.
I just hope that DIablo III isn't like that.
 
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post #85 of 115
I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but I read " [1UP] Diablo 3 Will Require Players to be Online When Playing" and the first thing I can think of is: So?

I virtually never use my computer offline, surely I'm not the only one.
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post #86 of 115
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I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but I read " [1UP] Diablo 3 Will Require Players to be Online When Playing" and the first thing I can think of is: So?

I virtually never use my computer offline, surely I'm not the only one.
As covered above. Connections and servers crash. There were long periods when Ubisoft's servers were taken out and no one could play AC thanks to always-on-DRM. My DSL likes to crash when there are t-storms passing through the area.

Not being connected to the internet is usually not a choice people make.
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Please maintain some level of civility in this thread please .

Cheers
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Meh, who cares. I think I played D2 offline maybe a total of 4-5 weeks out of 5 years of game time... It's just not the same unless you're bashing mobs with your friends.

Some people are saying they aren't going to buy it for the lack of offline play. Well I wouldn't buy it if it didn't have the online play.
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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...


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.
THANKS for that post. I had no idea the guys who did Titan Quest were making another. In my humble opinion the only action rpg that beats Titan Quest was the first Diablo. I absolutely loved that game.
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You can't actually make money from D3 Auction House. The RL cash that you collect from selling items never leaves Activision coffers - you can't withdraw it or spend it on anything but D3 items and Activision games.
This is flat-out WRONG. I suggest you read up on the subject at hand.
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