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[GS] Blizzard Admits: Diablo 3 May Not Meet The Fans’ Expectations.

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http://www.geeksailor.com/blizzard-diablo-3-expectations/
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Blizzard has once again spoke about the imminent release of Diablo III through the voice of its community manager who said that the fans should “lower their expectations.” Bashiok said that the game will be amazing, but the biggest fans must have certainly build up even greater expectations, and Blizzard might not be able to meet their demands.

“Part of my job is managing people’s expectations, so… eh… stop it. Stop thinking about how awesome this game could be. Just imagine it’s a new M. Night Shyamalan movie. Sure Sixth Sense was amazing and Unbreakable had it’s moments, but this right here is the sequel to The Village … or The Happening … or Signs … or any of the movies besides the two I first mentioned. So just like, lower those expectations, but still definitely buy the game please, and everything will be just fine. K?

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But it'll probably meet theirs! $$$
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heh? blinksmiley.gif
    
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Basically the game sucks compared to D2, but Blizzard does not want that to keep you from buying D3. frown.gif
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Fans always have unrealistic expectations, very rarely are people happy with sequels these days.
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Makes sense to me.

But then again, if Blizzard released Big Rigs Over the Road Racing, I would probably crown it as a diamond.

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Basically the game sucks compared to D2, but Blizzard does not want that to keep you from buying D3. frown.gif

It's different than D2, just like D2 was different from D1. It's still a damn good game.
 
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post #7 of 186
Wouldn't be surprised if that guy wasn't canned for making a comment like that.
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post #8 of 186
They have a real point about expectations. The other edge to the sequel sword.

Also, very real:
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Well, we must say that it’s definitely Blizzard’s fault that we built up some high expectations because Bashiok repeatedly said that Diablo III will be released when it will be “perfect” and the developers will decide when is that.

You can't have it both ways.
    
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I think I know what he is trying to say because internet hype can be WILD... but he sure did a pretty terrible job saying it. There has to be a slightly more tactful way to make that statement.
    
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Yeah, the hype and expectations will always be larger than life with these types of releases.
Definitely not the smoothest comment to make to the community however.
I dont care how bad my game is, I don't want it to be compared to a m. night shyamalan movie :-)
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