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Originally Posted by Telimektar View Post

That's exactly what Blizzard want, frustrate you to the point that you feel compelled to use the AH. If instead you just quit playing they don't care, you already bought the game and aren't a source of revenue for them anymore.

That's why I returned the game. The jump from Hell to Inferno was insane. I would die in one to two hits, and I wasn't going to fall for their AH scam.
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maybe they should have everything boa. but then there would be no meaningful trading and only hermits would have the best items

Item trading along with custom named helped forms a community build relationships between Diablo players. The AH makes interactions between players impersonal and anonymous. This along with lack of custom named public games and a community torn between Diablo 1-2 fans and D3 fanboys who feel like the dev team can do no wrong.
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i don't really see how it was a mistake. people sell items in diablo games, now they don't have to worry about getting conned by people. yeah you can make money by manipulating the system, but that's true for any market like this (look at the real life stock market, all those short term investors who make millions and contribute nothing to the overall economy). saying it shouldn't exist is like arguing for Prohibition, you won't stop the "problem" you'll just make it go underground and shady
The issue at hand is you can log into D3, play for HOURS and not have to speak to a single person ever.
 
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The only way I will come back to D3 is if the following becomes true:

- Complete itemization overhaul
- Complete skills overhaul
- Ladder system (preferably with no AH)
- Complete overhaul of multiplayer and multiplayer communication

I have completely given up on things like "class balance" and "balanced PvP" as the dev team have proven time and time again that they are wholly incompetent in balancing anything at all.
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The issue at hand is you can log into D3, play for HOURS and not have to speak to a single person ever.

how is that an issue? if you want to run with a group you can, if you don't you don't have. if you want to trade on a community site you can, if you don't want to get scammed you don't have to frown.gif)
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The only way I will come back to D3 is if the following becomes true:

- Complete itemization overhaul
- Complete skills overhaul
- Ladder system (preferably with no AH)
- Complete overhaul of multiplayer and multiplayer communication

I have completely given up on things like "class balance" and "balanced PvP" as the dev team have proven time and time again that they are wholly incompetent in balancing anything at all.

So you mean .. a new game.
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how is that an issue? if you want to run with a group you can, if you don't you don't have. if you want to trade on a community site you can, if you don't want to get scammed you don't have to frown.gif)

This is a HUGE issue because D2 at heart was a multiplayer game for a ton of people, either through LAN or BNet. D3 had always been a single player online game because there are no real benefits in the game to play with other people. For the vast majority of D3's lifespan, it was actually much harder to play with other people and you got no real benefits from doing so. That on top of the fact that D3 offers no easy way to find strangers doing similar things as you and a faceless "trading" system in the AH, multiplayer was more of a novelty gimmick between friends you meet on forums or personal friends. In D2, player with other people was fun and finding strangers who play like you do or run what you do was easy because you can just make a public game with the custom name telling people what you are doing. Given their statements, they finally realized this and are only now starting to try and fix that. Unfortunately, this is a case of too little too late and the ship has long sailed.
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So you mean .. a new game.

Basically. I personally think this game is beyond saving from patches. D3 is not a real Diablo game. It is a pure money grab by Blizzard and has no place in the Diablo franchise. I suppose compared to garbage AAA games nowadays, one can consider D3 "pretty good" but compared to the Diablo franchise, this game was garbage and a black eye for Blizzard as far as I am concerned.
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post #59 of 189
The AH was one of the things that kept "Popping me Out" of the Diablo 3 Game's atmosphere and into eBay thinking. Ruined it, and I quit the game after halfway through.
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d3 is awesome as an addictive arcadey isometric fighter but fail as an rpg imo. and the cause of it's failure is definitely the itemization. i hope they can fix the itemization without getting rid of the item house though, because i don't want to have to buy items from forums, that's too much hassle. but as it is every weapon feels the same, more or less (only difference being attack speed)
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