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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.

Totally false, my group of friends have been playing D2 since release and none of us has ever purchased an item... Bad generalization is BAD thumb.gif
 
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There was enough people still on to buy my demon hunter gear lol, I logged on to sell the gear a few weeks ago and used the money towards HotS (think it ended up taking about $12 off)
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Totally false, my group of friends have been playing D2 since release and none of us has ever purchased an item... Bad generalization is BAD thumb.gif


No actually he was right... If you wanted to compete in PVP you pretty much had to buy items on websites either for money or virtual gold... There were items that were simply impossible to get without doing so.
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@ Desired Diplay name: Nice job reading the actual context of the post. Referring to D2 items being purchased


Edit* obviously they weren't impossible to get, since someone definitely got them. Logic fail
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@ Desired Diplay name: Nice job reading the actual context of the post. Referring to D2 items being purchased


Edit* obviously they weren't impossible to get, since someone definitely got them. Logic fail




No crap Sherlock of course items were not impossible to get but actually some items WERE indeed impossible to get. Like 08 items, items like pelts that have nearly no chance on finding a same one that has the same stats, I can keep going on of the items that were in fact "impossible" to get.
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Bring back the original Diablo team. Pay them and pay them well to come back. You will more than make up for it by saving the Diablo franchise. Diablo 3 did a lot of short-term good (in terms of sales--although this success rode on the strength of Diablo I and II) while doing some serious, really harmful long-term damage.
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Bring back the original Diablo team. Pay them and pay them well to come back. You will more than make up for it by saving the Diablo franchise. Diablo 3 did a lot of short-term good (in terms of sales--although this success rode on the strength of Diablo I and II) while doing some serious, really harmful long-term damage.

yeah bring back all the annoying required role play timewasters (sure it's more immersive in some ways, but at the same time i just want to do my quest and be done with it) from the 90s and bring back all the unbalanced gameplay and easy to abuse mechanics.
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yeah bring back all the annoying required role play timewasters (sure it's more immersive in some ways, but at the same time i just want to do my quest and be done with it) from the 90s and bring back all the unbalanced gameplay and easy to abuse mechanics.

Wow, we are pretty short sighted, aren't we?

The reason for bringing back the original team is for the story, and overall design.....combined with current knowledge and technology. A lot of the issues you describe above are due to technology limitations, and flaws in the systems available at the time.

The minds behind Diablo and Diablo II, with current tech and the funding D3 had, would make an amazing game.
    
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No actually he was right... If you wanted to compete in PVP

Most people who purchased Diablo 2 didn't want to compete in PvP.

It was a substantial part of the community, but still a small fraction of the total player base.
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