posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 05:28 AM
I feel Blizzard is doing a great job with Diablo 3.
Diablo 2 was absolutely ruined by the rampant duping of items, as well as D2JSP's black market of items. People were already paying "real cash"
for items. it's unavoidable, With Blizzard now Officially sanctioning it, this shuts down the black market "profiteers" At least with
Blizzards auction house, I can personally list my items, and sell them for a profit. Yes there is a "Listing Fee" for each item, but Blizzard has
said that they will be providing a certain amount of "free Listings" per Month (or Week). I can totally get on board the Auction System for
absolutely no financial investment. Good for me, Bad for lamers like D2JSP.
Plus the "real cash" Auction house is entirely voluntary, as there is still the normal Auction house that uses "Gold" as currency. I don't see
how ANYBODY has a problem with the Auction System, it simply HAD TO HAPPEN. The Black market has ruined D2, and has a foothold on World of Warcraft.
Forcing Blizzards hand, and putting the Black Market out of business.
About the Always online bit. If you have a computer Capable of running Diablo 3, I would sure hope you have better internet than dial up. I' don't
see the problem here either, How are you posting here? You have internet.
About the Single player, there is no Single player, D3 is (last I checked) Battle.net only. There will be no Piracy. Maybe 2 or 3 guys will be smart
enough to start their own servers, but look how that worked on World of Warcraft, only 2000 or so people were smart enough to even figure out how to
log onto those. Battle.net effectively ends Piracy. (period). there's no reason to Pirate D3.