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They keep internet connection to secure the auction house because of the real money, and they make profits on the transactions, so.. no more single player for prof$ts...
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I've played a decent amount of Diablo II and I'm still not aware of any mods existing for the game, unless people are talking about hacks which are quite different than mods (And not something people should be proud of using).
Eastern Sun is pretty huge as far as D2 mods go. There are plenty of them.
    
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Blizzard wants to become eBay in Diablo 3. Take a percentage of every micro-transaction that occurs. Charge for listings, charge for sales, and charge for withdraws into PayPal/banks. Of course charge $60 for the game too.

This is a money making scheme for Blizzactivision. If you want to be naive sheep, be my guest.

Very nice social experiment by Blizzard. How far can you push people to willingly go?
Edited by Riou - 8/5/11 at 6:17pm
post #114 of 200
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Blizzard wants to become eBay in Diablo 3. Take a percentage of every micro-transaction that occurs. Charge for listings, charge for sales, and charge for withdraws into PayPal/banks. Of course charge $60 for the game too.

This is a money making scheme for Blizzactivision. If you want to be naive sheep, be my guest.

Very nice social experiment by Blizzard. How far can you push people to willingly go?
+1 well said sir
post #115 of 200
I won't buy the game if they do this....... I don't need the game that desperately.
Why should i , so that other companies can do the same thing and Blizzard can have an excuse to do it more frequently for more games ?!! forget that.
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it really is just the nature of how things are going, the nature of the industry.
This quote is a BS marketing psychological tactic that makes the reader believe "it is the way things are suppose to be" so that people will accept it and lead to more micro-sales.


screw that ^_-

I don't need a game bad enough to Willingly ACCEPT business practices that bleed over into the rest of the industry.

What if my internet is down, or i can't afford it for some period of time ?

This is a reason for people to NOT BUY the retail copy who normally would and pirate the game with an offline workaround.
Thats what i can see happening.. ( not trying to get in to that can of worms though)

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Blizzard wants to become eBay in Diablo 3. Take a percentage of every micro-transaction that occurs. Charge for listings, charge for sales, and charge for withdraws into PayPal/banks. Of course charge $60 for the game too.

This is a money making scheme for Blizzactivision. If you want to be naive sheep, be my guest.

Very nice social experiment by Blizzard. How far can you push people to willingly go?

nicely said ... People will unfortunately just accept it without thinking...
I would hope not though......
Edited by OptimusPrime - 8/5/11 at 7:52pm
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There is no PERCENTAGE of every transaction. It's a flat fee. So even if you find the rarest item in the world and sell it for 1000$ (lol), it won't cost more than selling an item for 1$. It's not quite the massive cash hog for Blizz as you might think it is.

The 3rd party converting it into real cash, however, might do percentage. We don't know the exact details yet.
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I'm in favor of this DRM !

Less cheaters/hackers, more pleasure to play a fair game !
Uh.... have you even played d2?

Because Singleplayer and Open Bnet =/= Closed Bnet ( Multiplayer without Singleplayer characters allowed / )

Open Bnet allows Singleplayer characters ( and possibly other modifications and cheats / You can play LAN on this if you wanted )

You could play D2 and most other games even if the company dies ( but without multiplayer )... just that you'd be left with SP only...
it's like that for SC2...
Edited by czin125 - 8/5/11 at 7:55pm
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The university I went to had most online gaming blocked from their campus network. Stuff like Diablo 3 can't be played if you lived in the dorms. Made me mad when the Orange Box required Steam because Steam was blocked. I had those games for a good four months before I finally got my PC off-campus to install it all.

I know they're assuming everyone has decent always-connected unblocked broadband, but that's just not the case in the US yet.
good...
too many kids are screwing around, especially on facebook and youtube let alone video games
i "used" to see this happen way too much
they didn't really block youtube, they just didn't have flash installed on the machines
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Try a 18-20 hour load. What you have done is something the a normal college student would do double of in a single semester. Yet, still be able to balance in free time, study time, and social life.



Stuff like this is why, instead of my money going to blizzard, my money will go to Runic Games.
What are you talking about? Those weren't hours, those were amounts, and again, you don't have a single idea what you're talking about by commenting on my life.
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Stuff like this is why, instead of my money going to blizzard, my money will go to Runic Games.
Blizzard shrugs and continues counting their money after hearing of your comment.
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