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Single player had a community, too. There was trade between SP players but it was again a territory infested by hacks.
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I like the auction house
like alot of people I personally haven't found any really really really good items
so instead just farm up the gold and BUY someone else's hard work, just like how it's done day in and day out in real life (assuming you have the funds to do so...) rolleyes.gif
both auction houses is a great reality check and reflection how today's really society is
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both auction houses is a great reality check and reflection how today's really society is

This is exactly what I want to do when I am playing Diablo. Hopefully they focus more on this theme in the expansion. Maybe even add more auction houses and longer queues to log in, because in today's really society you have to wait in line a lot.

Thank you for this insight.
    
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Pretty much ZealotKiller. Last time I logged on, my friends list was a Ghost Town. Most of them had not logged on in 150-200 days ect. And most of my buddies are huge Diablo fans. Blizzard really screwed up


I must be on your friends list hehe thumb.gif
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We made a mistake, that let us make a lot of money, and cash in on our customers faith in us, we are sorry we didnt make more money.



HotS campaign story was pretty horrendously bad too, and they basically added wow/d3 into sc2 campaign which was stupid. Still a good game for multi but a joke for single player story. Blizzard you have become EA. Belial in sc2 rofl..... hey lets remind people of d3 to troll them.
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all those problems are a bigger issue in dII, besides the always on requirement on d3

Except the always on requirement doesn't work to prevent anything in DIII. Also in DII you are impacted far less by these things in my opinion. I dunno, for some reason it just seems plain wrong for them to exist in DIII which came out just last year as compared to DII which came out in 2000 or whenever it was.

Being as I hardly played the game (tried the starter for a few mins) - did the always on not reduce piracy? I heard (not sure if true) that some levels were randomly generated and streamed from the server to you
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The auction house is the sole reason I quit playing the game. I played Diablo 1 and 2 till my eyes fell out. I just hated the whole process of researching and saving dropped items because they might be worth something in the auction house. .

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I pretty much stopped playing as well. Played Diablo 2 off and on for years. Loved starting a fresh ladder when enigmas were not flying all over the place. Loved trying various builds based on the items my blizz sorc would find. Even when Diablo 2 first launched it was very fun and rares could mean having a great item.

Taking the skill tree out and a bad item system killed Diablo 3. Also miss going hostile in games.
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Being as I hardly played the game (tried the starter for a few mins) - did the always on not reduce piracy? I heard (not sure if true) that some levels were randomly generated and streamed from the server to you
Pretty sure D2 was the most pirated game of all time, which is why (According to Blizzard) they made the game online only. I'm sure urging people to use the auction houses was the primary underlying concern.

The dungeons consisted of pieces, that would be randomly put together like a puzzle, but I'd never actually consider it "random". All of the outdoor areas and boss battles were the same layout.
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Pretty sure D2 was the most pirated game of all time, which is why (According to Blizzard) they made the game online only. I'm sure urging people to use the auction houses was the primary underlying concern.

The dungeons consisted of pieces, that would be randomly put together like a puzzle, but I'd never actually consider it "random". All of the outdoor areas and boss battles were the same layout.

Eh, that's part of it.

I'm also in agreement, I'd never consider D2's layouts to be random however, they did add some spice to the game.

I don't think the AH destroyed the game either because it mainstreamed a feature the vast majority of D2 used anyway which was/is buying their items online.

Did it take some of the fun away? Yes but...In the same token you can't fault them for trying to corner that market; a market that the vast majority of us were using. I used to see newbies with pre 2.0 VG's all the time...GF's...Ahm's...I mean, come on.

Most people are also using the AH as an excuse to quite -- Easy solution, don't use it...Use the chat like everyone else does /problem solved.
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