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D3 was such a flop for pc market so they had to relaunch the same rubbish and milk the sheeple console market
If selling 8million copies is considered a flop i bet a lot of developers/pubishers want more of those flops.
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If selling 8million copies is considered a flop i bet a lot of developers/pubishers want more of those flops.

Pretty sure most of those sales came from fans hoping for the best before getting shut down.
    
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Dude.. your computer.. Did you really need to list every fan grill, filter, sleeving, cable, etc. That's crazy. wth.gif

laughing at loud! Yeah it is a little absurd. I have no idea what i was thinking when i was redoing it. I just never got around to actually changing it, because i haven't been on the forums in awhile. But i did get myself some new toys including Dell U3011. So i will have to update it once i get around to adding the new stuff.
    
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Pretty sure most of those sales came from fans hoping for the best before getting shut down.
Maybe but that doesn't change the fact that it was not a flop like the other person suggested.
Personally it was my first Diablo game and i enjoyed it a lot for a couple months so i might be biassed.
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If selling 8million copies is considered a flop i bet a lot of developers/pubishers want more of those flops.

There is hardly anyone that doesn't know Diablo 2. With seeing how successful D2 was, people were overhyped about D3. People bought D3 without thinking and were expecting something completely amazing. It also received good reviews. D3 was my first Diablo and I was expecting the game to be great. Every one of my friends who had played D2 dropped D3 after a month.

If a Single Player Xbox / Playstation game made 8 millions sales, that is phenomenal. But if you create a game that is meant to be played often and for years like D3 or Dota but you're losing much of your player base, I see it in a different perspective. To the developer the sales number is not a flop but to the consumer the quality of the game makes it so.
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How about give us offline mode.

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^ I have two friends who were insanely hard-core D2 players - like top 100 ladder players.

We played D3 as a 3-man group, and basically quit around Act 3 inferno, simply because it was dumb. The game doesn't scale well into late-game/end-game (this was pre-nerf). Some patches came out... and it didn't help. The game isn't "fun" to play; you just grind the same mobs over and over again; and most of them have some insanely dumb attack (Act 2 swarmers, Act 3 turbo-frogs, etc.). The game DOESN'T work without the auction house. Have you tried beating inferno WITHOUT the AH? You'll have to grind Act 1/2 for DAYS to get good enough gear just to get to act 3; and then more in act 3.

Path of Exile is much, MUCH better. The mobs are unique, challenging, but not broken. Gear scales well, and you really don't ever need to trade, unless you want to be the best-of-the-best.

I've got one D3 character at level 60+5. In Path, I've got a level 41 ranger (original character), a level 40 marauder (solo tank), a level 72 witch (group play summoner) and now i'm working on a Shadow in the new 'anarchy' league (solo+group).


Also, it's free. And it's patched literally weekly.
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I got tired of the lack luster drops so I field goal kicked my copy. I guess that was the way Blizzard got people to use the AH. Tons of trash drops just for the sake of loot.
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^ I have two friends who were insanely hard-core D2 players - like top 100 ladder players.

We played D3 as a 3-man group, and basically quit around Act 3 inferno, simply because it was dumb. The game doesn't scale well into late-game/end-game (this was pre-nerf). Some patches came out... and it didn't help. The game isn't "fun" to play; you just grind the same mobs over and over again; and most of them have some insanely dumb attack (Act 2 swarmers, Act 3 turbo-frogs, etc.). The game DOESN'T work without the auction house. Have you tried beating inferno WITHOUT the AH? You'll have to grind Act 1/2 for DAYS to get good enough gear just to get to act 3; and then more in act 3.

Path of Exile is much, MUCH better. The mobs are unique, challenging, but not broken. Gear scales well, and you really don't ever need to trade, unless you want to be the best-of-the-best.

I've got one D3 character at level 60+5. In Path, I've got a level 41 ranger (original character), a level 40 marauder (solo tank), a level 72 witch (group play summoner) and now i'm working on a Shadow in the new 'anarchy' league (solo+group).


Also, it's free. And it's patched literally weekly.

I played my first 2 play throughs without the AH. I didn't start using it until my 3rd char was in Inferno and that was only out of choice, and not necessity. Grinding and Farming is basically all Diablo has ever been about. After you played through Diablo 2 once you already knew the story, and the levels didn't change that much, yes there were a few different ones but once you knew them you could tell exactly which way you were going with little difficulty and if you didn't then teleporting the whole level using an Enigma in 5 seconds you'd have the entire layout. After you got to Nightmare it was basically farm Diablo, Baal, Ubers until you were 99. Gear pretty much always sucked outside of rune words and a sets, and even most sets weren't worth it with good enough rolls on the runeword stats, call me spoiled I never played with regular drops after my first few play throughs of Diablo 2. The only thing I can really complain about in Diablo 3 is the skill system, I much preferred the tree from Diablo 2, but other than that it truly isn't all that different in my eyes. And I've played Diablo 2 since release and still play it to this day.

And POE may be free, but Diablo 3 has made me money, more than enough to pay back the game and some of my computer upgrades. I've also been apart of the POE beta for a long time and have enjoyed it just as much too. I've given away 20'ish beta keys to friends and random people on several forums. It's a good game and no one is trying to take that away from it. But bringing it up in every Diablo 3 thread is a bit pointless. I've enjoyed my time with POE, but I and many other diablo fans still prefer Diablo.
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