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thats my point tho i dont think this per say, what i mean is how is a game that was good 10 years ago doing better then EVERYTHING else. diablo 3 is going to KILL it. there are no games that can compete with blizzard games and imo blizzard games are not very good
sc2 lacks the skill cap BW had which lead to more sales but a more harsh and volatile pro scene
wow lacks true dynamic content as well as a harder raid setting for even the top guilds (raids are rather simple for the top 5 percent of players)
diablo is really the same game as d2 with modernized systems. bit of crafting new skills/more skills. its fun but it is the same game
other games that are popular=---=--=-=-=-=-=-=
new CoD is reskinned versions of prev CoDs
BF3 was a nice change but for some reason it wasnt as popular as CoD. i dont have enough personal expertise on this game to comment but i read things which make sense to me...
the replay-ability of games is linked towards achievements and worthless updates rather then dynamic content. ALL games are getting easier and easier to be good at/play since easy sells

You know how long it took the top .1% (notice the dot) to down Deathwing in heroic mode in the last WoW patch? Months. Sure if you sit in normal mode, the top 5% generally clear it in a week, but those are designed for casual people. I raided in Enigma, which is 4th in the US right now, and I can tell you raids were not easy. Most of the guilds this high up were raiding 12 hours a day, every day, for a couple months before Deathwing died. I've been raiding in the top 25(ish) US since Molten Core, and the game's heroic raids are still too hard for ~98% of the population. I quit recently because it was just time to move on to different things.

I agree with some of your statements, but disagree with some also. I felt the need to comment on the WoW one because it's simply far from the truth. I feel blizzard games are great, i've never been disappointed by one. Yes, WoW is pretty meh now because many have been playing it for 5+ years, but I greatly enjoyed it for the first few years. IMO, SC2, is one of the best competitive RTS ever made, on par, if not slightly better than SC1. Warcraft 2 and 3 were easily some of the best non-competitive RTS ever made, and are still great casual fun. Even the single player campaigns are a blast. D2 is still arguably the best hack and slash RPG ever made, still popular over a decade later, and D3 is looking to take it's crown (I put about 50 hours into the beta the last few weeks).

I'm not a Blizzard fanboy, but I do believe they make some of the best games. If they made a bad game, I wouldn't be afraid to say it.. but honestly they haven't came close in my eyes. In many peoples eye's they own the crown in MMO, RTS, and ARPG genres and have for quite some time. They are definitely one of the best developers out there. I'm not sure how someone can state Blizzard games aren't very good, but that's your opinion. I'm just saying most would highly disagree. tongue.gif
Edited by Murlocke - 5/3/12 at 11:38pm
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The outer box is looking great, but I wish that he had cracked it open. thumb.gif

I ordered through Amazon so I have to wait for UPS/Laser Ship to get it here on the 15th. That won't be till 11AM - 2PM that day, so I'll be 8 - 10 hours after the servers go live. frown.gif

However, I guess that it just gives me more time on the 15th to get ready for a Diablo 3 party, and any kinks with the server should be worked out by then.


I'm just glad that I have a copy coming. Right now it looks like every major story has sold out of it, and I doubt that you will find this box just sitting on the shelf after release.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 5/4/12 at 12:26am
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game comes out on the 15th, going to see blink 182 later that night, it's gonna be a sweet day.
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take a look at the box very carefully, it looks like two pillars coming down, not 3 lines. They could've made them a tad thicker to emphasize that.

You must have poor eye-sight.

It's incredibly visable to me.
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i got mine straight off blizz sight still downloading going so slow 3gb in so far tongue.gif
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That looks amazing... drool.gif

I'll need to wait for my CE until the afternoon of the 15th for Amazon to deliver...which is fine, since i'll be working a half day at work that day, and then taking the 16th off. thumb.gif

Waited years and years for this game, no way was I NOT going to get the CE...and the bonus items that come with it, especially the in-game items, are well worth the little bit of extra $$$. Besides, I see myself making that money back (and hopefully a LOT more) at some point via the RMAH. tongue.gif

Also, for anyone who wants to, you can already download the installer and full game directly from Blizzard, even if you didn't pre-order the digital version (official Blizzard link):

http://us.media.battle.net.edgesuite.net/downloads/d3-installers/589acdb4-c660-318a-b993-01528fad7da6/Diablo-III-8370-enUS-Installer-downloader.exe

It's 7.60 GB total. So on release night/day, you'll just need your key, and whatever day one patch is out, and you'll be ready to play. thumb.gif
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Feel free to flame me, but is there any chance in hell of finding somewhere I can pre-order the CE from ? I see them going for upwards of $250 on Ebay, so I'd like to say there's no way in hell I'm going to find one for a normal price, but I figured I'd ask thumb.gif
 
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And they never pushed it back. Blizzard has never missed a release date.

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You must only mean, the original game release dates. That is because they let the game go whether it is ready or not. They have pushed back plenty of expansions (which are the same price as whole games).
 
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Feel free to flame me, but is there any chance in hell of finding somewhere I can pre-order the CE from ? I see them going for upwards of $250 on Ebay, so I'd like to say there's no way in hell I'm going to find one for a normal price, but I figured I'd ask thumb.gif

At this point, it might be beyond too late. This past weekend was the last time I saw any e-tailer or legit mom-and-pop shop have any in-stock. Your best bet is running into one by walking into a store physically...if lady luck is on your side.
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game comes out on the 15th, going to see blink 182 later that night, it's gonna be a sweet day.

I had a pair of 4 day VIP tickets for Rockfest, 3rd row, which is July 19-22th. Cost me $1150 after tax/fees. I sold them for the same price because I knew I wouldn't want to go because i'd still be obsessing in D3.

If I had a concert to go to on the day D3 releases, I would totally not go to it. I've seen 90% of the bands I enjoy, front row (Iowa FTW), so I would much rather play D3 than see a band for a 2nd or 3rd time. tongue.gif
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Feel free to flame me, but is there any chance in hell of finding somewhere I can pre-order the CE from ? I see them going for upwards of $250 on Ebay, so I'd like to say there's no way in hell I'm going to find one for a normal price, but I figured I'd ask thumb.gif

All pre-order retailers are sold out, according to Bashiok (Blizzard Community Manager) your best options are:
Walmart at midnight.
Target in the morning when they open.

Neither of these stores allow preorders, so it's first come first serve. Expect some nerd to buy out every copy and resell them for profit, so if you want one, make sure you go early.
Edited by Murlocke - 5/4/12 at 8:12am
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