The folks at Blizzard are having a really bad week. First they announced that there would be a ‘cash - (cold, hard,) for- items- meaketplace. This
was the end for me and I just decided to option out of my 5$ deposit at the local Game Stop.
But now, after already getting sick all over us at the end of last week, they are hurpin’ up some more in a game marketing disaster that will surely
become known as, Diablo 3: The Sickening.
Now, on top of the cash for items system, it turns out one will have to be connected to the internet in order to play Diablo 3. Here is a snippet from
MultiplayerBlog entitled, Blizzard VP 'Surprised' Over Fan Reaction To 'Diablo 3' Online Requirements by Russ Frushtick…
Earlier this week, details about the upcoming "Diablo 3" beta were released to the public. One of revelations that got the most attention was the fact
that both the beta and the final version of "Diablo 3" would require a constant internet connection to play.
During an interview at last week's press event, Alex Mayberry, senior producer on "Diablo 3," discussed the required connection. "You can play by
yourself but your character is going to be saved on our servers. You have to authenticate through our servers to be able to play the game. I think
it's not just 'Diablo 3' but with our games as a whole we're tying everything into Battle.net these days...We can provide a much a much more stable,
connected, safer experience than we could if we let people play off-line."
This was before the internet went berserk over the news that they'd need an internet connection. This posting on Reddit, for example, has more than
2,700 comments, most of them pretty sour on the idea of being forced to play online.
A constant internet connection to play? Screw that!
I had decided not to play at the ‘cash for item’ point but this is reduculous and I thought ATS gamers would like an update.
So there won’t be any solo, single player adventure. They are going to force us to pay for the game and then also provide an internet connection so
that it can be played. Doubtless, there will also be some social networking element and Google and Facebook buttons to be pushed. Who knows?
I do know that I don’t want that in my SOLO Diablo 3 game. Especially after I have already purchased the game; the way they have worked in the
hidden costs and the cash machine is deplorable. What the hell are these guys thinking?
Fact is they aren’t even the folks that developed Diablo or Diablo LOD.
Diablo LOD Designers
Diablo 3 Designers
Jay Wilson (lead)
Leonard Boyarsky (world design)
So that is a good reason to have little faith in the game and to not buy it in the first place.
Deny Blizzard’s ignorance. Don’t buy it.
On the day it is released we should just play some D1 or D2 in protest. And then get back to Elder Scrolls.
Also see Vandalour's Thread
edit on 5-8-2011 by Frater210 because: Good God!