I posed a thread on here a while ago about how I was really happy that I made a few bucks from selling a virtual item on Diablo 3, but since then
things have taken a dark turn of events. It is kind of embarrassing, because I really like Diablo 3... but there have been some very bad policy
decisions lately. So here is the thread that I posted in their forums:
Are Corporate Goons Ruining Blizzard?
It has come to my attention that Blizzard, in this incarnation of Diablo, are completely messing things up. It seems to me that some people, not game
designers, but greedy corporate goons are trying to profit off of this franchise without even thinking about their customers.
The problem is, these corporate goons are going to run Blizzard straight into the ground with their policies. By trying to suck the money out of their
customers instead of serving them, these people completely miss the point of gaming, and by doing so, are going to ruin their company.
Of course, they will get away with this and earn loads of cash while a perfectly noble group of game designers and visionaries go down with their
A video game should reward its players for playing - the more time you spend, the better your character gets. But in Diablo, many of my friends are
playing to the point where repair costs are driving them down to zero gold. They can't play anymore unless I let them borrow some, which I do for
Do you remember that old arcade game from the 80's, Gauntlet? Do you remember how it constantly drained your life even if you weren't damaged to force
you to insert more coins? That is what is going on here, except with the RMAH.
The real question is, who is behind this? Think about the M.O. Does this sound like the game designers at Blizzard, or the visionaries behind Diablo,
Starcraft and World of Warcraft? No, in my opinion, the M.O. is the same one used by the same greedy, middle-aged white men who ruined Wall Street and
America. Corporate goons with completely no respect for anything, not even the country or game company they serve.
Halfway through posting this thread, my internet browser Firefox stopped working then restarted. But the post was intact, so I kept on writing, and
then posted it. However, within ten seconds of making the post, my computer had massive hard drive failures and was not able to read its ram or
anything. Over the next ten minutes, my desktop icons started disappearing and programs began being deleted off my computer.
This was the most massive, extensive and fast attack on a computer I have ever heard of. At the moment, I am only able to open Chrome and am using it
to post in this forum.
Even if this has nothing to do with Blizzard, whatever happened to my computer was insane. I took a screen shot of it that I will try to upload if I
can get Microsoft Paint to work.
Since then, I have deleted the post off the Blizzard forums and I am going to take my laptop in to get reformatted tomorrow. So this is two
conspiracies in one, right? The real-money auction house / Diablo 3 and some kind of new massive hacker/virus.
edit on 3-7-2012 by darkbake
because: (no reason given)