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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
Just like with SC2?

Ie : Release base game and start making 2 expansions immediately to milk it.
Umm... that's always how it works... Brood War came out less than 10 months after SC1 (pretty much the same with Lord of Destruction, and most other developers like Bethesda or Bioware or anyone).. every studio leaves a small team to make patches and the rest start working on an expansion and get it out preferably before the year is over so that more people still have the game on their hard drives.

edit: the only difference is that Blizzard announced the expansions immediately. But don't think that other developers sit idle for 6 months and then start thinking "hum we should do an expansion" and finish it in 2 months.
Edited by thiru - 2/13/11 at 11:02pm
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post #52 of 77
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The word "fanboy" has become overused on this forum.

I, for one, don't like that Blizzard takes a long ass time to release their games. I sometimes wonder if they take their time to make a point: that no matter how long they take to release a game, they will still make lots of money. Of course the argument can be made that they release games later, rather than sooner, so that there are less bugs upon release (blah blah blah). What proof is there to show that Blizzard couldn't have released SC2 at an earlier date? I didn't see any difference between SC2 beta and the final product.
You didn't see any difference because for most people, the beta was just early access to the game. The game was balanced and rebalanced constantly during Beta. I mean, they'd bring in a change and overnight people were running completely new build orders and strats. For the average player, the beta didn't appear to change because minor tweaks in class balance don't have an impact at low level play. If you suck, you'll still suck despite the fact that your chosen race is OP. Get it? It would be a nightmare if everyone played one class in a game meant to use 3.

Blizzard had more to worry about than just letting SC2 hit store shelves. There's a huge professional gaming circuit in Asia that competes using SC. If they wanted the buy-in for their new title, it had to be a "AAA" title with class balance. It's not trivial for these outfits to move to the new iteration of a game that has proven to be competitive and balanced.
post #53 of 77
Diablo 3 is going to take as long as duke nukem forever to release.
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I doubt it will be this year.. This is Blizzard we are talking about. But they make great games. Period
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Blizzard DOES make great games, however I would have enjoyed SC2 more back in say 2002-03 when I wasn't married and could sit in front of the comp all day.

They take way too long and people lose interest. I will still buy it when it comes out but will not enjoy it as much.
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Blizzard is scared they will lose a big part of their WoW player base who will switch over to Diablo 3 and cancel WoW accounts. It's more profitable for Blizzard to keep making endless expansions for the same game which brings $15/mo as opposed to selling a game with 1 time fee.
Edited by Heret|c - 2/14/11 at 10:20am
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No dude, you are fanboyism at it's most obvious. Anti-Activision Fanboyism.

The company doesn't owe you a game you child. Stop being so impatient. There are plenty of games I'm fans of, but I don't get pissed there isn't a sequel... do you get pissed when your favorite band isn't making an album?

I mean seriously, stop trying to call people out because they don't rage over a freaking video game not being released. That doesn't make someone a fanboy...

P.S. nice touch just randomly throwing out some garbage about a price hike that you have 0 proof(or really any reason to believe) to back up at the end.
I never said the company owes me anything...lol child...I am very patient in fact I was so patient I forgot this game was coming out then I thought wow I don't even care anymore because there are other games coming out to fill the void with that are just as good maybe even better.
Hell diablo does not even make my top 10 anymore, and that is the reason I stopped looking forward to it,I have 0 expectations for this game to be better or even a proper successor to diablo and diablo 2.
What makes someone a fanboy is their willingness to speak on the behalf of a company That gives them nothing more than the chance to grow their (company) shares.
You say I have no proof about games increasing in price, I won't deny that but there is already a buzz about it and you know what comes after the buzz? That's right the increase. Here in Canada we have seen $69.99 games for year and years now, your dollar is actually worth less than ours with no signs of ever returning to the way it was, so you really think this won't ever happen? You really think there is another video games company that will be anymore willing to make this happen than activision?
Edited by Maxxa - 2/14/11 at 10:49am
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Maybe I would care more about when the game is released if it wasn't a PoS,
with cartoony textures, outdated graphics, oversized polygon shoulderpads, cheesy health orbs, no loot grab, characters that look like a carbon copy of WoW(demon hunter), stupid WoW - style arenas, no PK, no necro, no pentagramms, rumors of crapsole release dumbed down inventory, cheesy crapsole slasher moves, that make it look like some crapsole dumbed down game like God of War. The graphics also suck so bad the game doesn't look graphically better than God of War 1. (yes the on PS2) and has a crappy WoW art style that has nothing to do with Diablo 1 and 2 gothic athmosphere.

It looks they dumbed down the game designed to play by 5 year olds, so their mommies wouldn't get too scared by pentagrams and added a lot of purply cartoony colours, because that's what they like in kindergarden.
Edited by Heret|c - 2/14/11 at 10:31am
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post #59 of 77
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I never said the company owes me anything...lol child...I am very patient in fact I was so patient I forgot this game was coming out then I thought wow I don't even care anymore because there are other games coming out to fill the void with that are just as good maybe even better.
Hell diablo does not even make my top 10 anymore, and that is the reason I stopped looking forward to it,I have 0 expectations for this game to be better or even a proper successor to diablo and diablo 2.
What makes someone a fanboy is their willingness to speak on the behalf of a company That gives them nothing more than the chance to grow their (company) shares.
You say I have no proof about games increasing in price, I won't deny that but there is already a buzz about it and you know what comes after the buzz? That's right the increase. Here in Canada we have seen $69.99 games for year and years now, your dollar is actually worth less than ours with no signs of ever returning to the way it was, so you really think this won't ever happen? You really think there is another video games company that will be anymore willing to make this happen than activision?
I was saying you hated on that guy just because he defended blizz's right to take however long they want to make a game. You on the other hand, have gotten angry and think the game will suck now. I don't even care about that. I care about people dissing everything from some company, and then calling anyone with an opposing viewpoint a fanboy, when they are doing the same exact thing, but instead of blindly loving a company, they blindly hate one.


P.S. I never said games won't ever increase to $70 some day, I just said you have no reason to say it will start with Diablo, again blind hate...
post #60 of 77
Fast forward to Christmas 2012......maybe it'll be out.

I feel bad for all these people pre-ordering the thing. That $5 they put down is only going to be worth $3.17 by the time the game actually comes out.
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