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Why are people happy it plays more like diablo 2 where you had to run to town more? Makes no sense, you want progression, not these sidegrades and incredibly incremental improvements. The only good changes were the stat changes. The ID scroll removal sure doesnt make it similar to Diablo 2. Make it more similar if it makes sense, not to pander to nostalgia.

Making it more like D2 is a good thing...because D2 was freaking amazing. I don't think ID scrolls will be missed, at least the lack of inventory space won't be.
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Making it more like D2 is a good thing...because D2 was freaking amazing. I don't think ID scrolls will be missed, at least the lack of inventory space won't be.

well if they would of added a tome to put those id scrolls in like d2 had, i would of been happy with that too. but imo, i think the right click method is better overall.
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well if they would of added a tome to put those id scrolls in like d2 had, i would of been happy with that too. but imo, i think the right click method is better overall.

I agree. The method is better, the only issue (most) people have with it is the fact that it detracts from the "role-playing" aspect of the game. Which I can see, but I also don't really care.
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Thought I would update this thread with a recent post on the Battle.net forums.
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Originally Posted by Nethaera via Battle.net forums 
A few more changes have made their way in to Diablo III beta patch 10, including the removal of Scrolls of Companion and Scrolls of Reforging, and we’ll be updating the patch notes to reflect that.

In both cases these are features we felt were underdeveloped and just not quite good enough for the game in their current state. The companion pets felt like they were mandatory to maximize play efficiency and some of the pets were too cutesy for the gritty, dark world of Sanctuary. Neither of those are issues we felt like we could solve without a lot of additional work, and we’re trying to close in on a solid release date for the game, not move further away. When weighing these systems against releasing the game, we decided to cut these scrolls and stay on track for the game’s release.

We think we can make companion pets into a much cooler system (both mechanically and visually), and evolve the reforging scrolls into a more meaningful system at some point in the future. For the time being, they will not be in the initial release of the game.

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Glad to hear that they are again trying to save time by not reworking certain things entirely and instead just removing them for now. The companions didn't appeal that much to me in the beta anyhow. Also interesting that he said they are trying to "stay on track for the game's release." Ohhh how I would like to know some details about that track.
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I really really like it that they are taking their time to polish this instead of rushing it out like most developers do these days.

I agree, yes the wait has been painfull at times, but when I see the new features they have been adding and tweaking, I can only smile! Blizzard seems to be the only company (other then Valve) that listens to what the fans want.
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inb4 release date announcement in next 2 weeks.
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inb4 release date announcement in next 2 weeks.

Heh, we'll see about that.
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inb4 release date announcement in next 2 weeks.

quiet you. tongue.gif

i say around july-ish. just in time for my birthday. wheee.gif
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Heh, we'll see about that.

Hold me to it. As of right now I'm 80% sure of it smile.gif
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I don't think it will come out anytime soon.


Thanks god I can play beta. thumb.gifbiggrin.gif
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