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I don't want to keep harping on this but as I read the story just more and more it feels like they have been sitting around brainstorming ways to extract more cash from our wallets instead of designing a compelling game.

Being acquired by Activision may have something do with this, I don't know, I do know I haven't bought a Blizzard game since the early 2000's.

well you dont have to buy anything its just like those pesky spambots for websites who sell stuff, its there but you dont need to use it, i know i wont i will be trading alot though.
tbh i think some of the websites where u can buy items is secretly run by blizz after they seen how much ppl use em tbh
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Awesome idea. Boost magic find skill on your char and sit on the AH selling rare items.
You dumb?! You won't be able to, because before late Chinese our South Korean prisoners are forced to goldfarm and sell those rare items for a dollar each.

You'll see this go down... quickly.
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The auction house will be entirely player driven: everything you see there was found by someone, and most of the money spent to buy it goes to the player who found or crafted it.

Just wow!
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The other thing that is given only one sentence in the article but I think is worth an article or two all to itself is that it uses the same DRM Ubisoft is so fond of, you MUST be online and connected to Blizzard's servers to play.

I was going to buy this game but now I will not. Just as I do not touch any Ubisoft games, even the ones without the always on DRM. To me that is the height of hating your customer, the only real reason to not allow even single player to be played offline is to stop pirates. Not that it will of course. But in the meantime if my network goes down, if my ISP has an outage, if I go on vacation somewhere with my laptop and I don't have Internet access, hell, if Blizzard in 8 years decides that there is not enough interest in the game and pulls the servers, boom, that $60 game doesn't work anymore.

We need to get educated enough as gamers about this form of DRM and angry enough that we DON'T buy these games. We review bomb. We comment in articles, we sign online reviews, we e-mail Ubisoft and Blizzard and Activision. Its these largest actors of all in this business who are pushing the most customer unfriendly business decisions. That is exactly what they are, they aren't game design decisions, they aren't developer decisions, these are purely business decisions, the decision to inconvenience you in the so far un-winnable war on pirates.
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Sigh...

There goes this game for me. If I wanted to play a game that uses a system that allows me to "pay" to be "good," I would've played one of the many micro transaction based "free-to-play" MMOs.
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i hope jsp and gamersvault intend to use a trading system like d2
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
I don't want to keep harping on this but as I read the story just more and more it feels like they have been sitting around brainstorming ways to extract more cash from our wallets instead of designing a compelling game.

Being acquired by Activision may have something do with this, I don't know, I do know I haven't bought a Blizzard game since the early 2000's.
Vivendi bought blizzard a month before starcraft 1 came out. Vivendi just merged the 2 companies earlier in the last decade.
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Ugh...............just ugh. So many people told me how good Diablo II was, I however never got into it. Was thinking about this game, no way I will buy it.
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Ugh...............just ugh. So many people told me how good Diablo II was, I however never got into it. Was thinking about this game, no way I will buy it.
there is still time to start games still going heck i just started back up while my 560 is off getting RMA'd
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I wonder if the government will find a way to tax this. Either way, this could be a very strong incentive for many people to not only buy the game but play it for years to come as well.
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