Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Auction House Online: The Game (Diablo 3) is a MASSIVE decline

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G Discussion' started by MetalCraze, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Nostradumbass Scholar

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    ^ shit videos are shit.

    the only thing worse than skyway faggotry is the little bitches he spawns trying to emulate him. fucking edgy try-hard newfags.
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  2. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Butthurt blizztard detected.
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    Just finished the beta and it is pretty dumbed down.
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    Downloading just because there's nothing else to download this weekend.
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  6. Multi-headed Cow Arcane

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    I actually agree with this. Item identification is useless in an action RPG when there's no meaningful resource impact in doing it (Within an hour or less of playing D2 you have more than enough money to have all the ID scrolls you could want, not counting Cain's free IDing) and if there are no cursed items. Since you can't use items until they're identified and there are no cursed items, there's not really any goddamn point to it apart from a hair more busywork and inventory management.

    The biggest decline that I could detect was the lack of character customization, though there is some of that. Skyway saying that each new skill you learn is better than the previous is patently false, at least for demon hunter. I found the initial alternate skill of throw dagger better than the rapid fire attack, and caltrops were more useful to me than ninja vanish or whatever the fuck it was called. The only character customization you get is the ability to slot skills to different categories and change their "Runes" which tweak them. This could lead to different character builds later in the game, but doesn't really require strategy or planning since you can adjust everything on the fly. It also means your options are extremely limited while leveling.
    Metro Brofists this.
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    PICK A SKILL BRO

    But there is one skill.

    SO YOU DONT LIKE CHOICE?

    But there is no choice.

    YOU CAN PICK IT . OR YOU DON'T.

    Jesus.

    YOU SMASHED BARREL +3 EXP.

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    Metro Brofists this.
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    I've been told that the skills choice in the beta used to be better, in that you could choose whatever skill for whatever slot (a la GW). But they dumbed it down.
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  9. Multi-headed Cow Arcane

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    You do choose whatever skill for whatever slot, it's just that you don't have multiple whatever skills available until you get some levels, and each slot (LMB, RMB, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 3 passive slots) seems to have 5 unique skills available to it, and each skill seems to have 5 runes which change the nature of the skill. So there IS a lot of room for customization, it's just not available initially.
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    Massive decline of a series where gameplay consists of mashing LMB for hours on end... lol. But then a chunk of the Codex considers D2 to be one of the greatest RPGs of all time, so what do I know.

    Will play through once for the story, if/when it's cracked some day.
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  11. joeydohn Learned

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    You can also turn off super hand-holding mode in the options somewhere so each slot isn't locked to a specific type of spell. Groping Zombies+Poison Dart rocked for the Skeleton King.
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    What's with the achievements? Who the fuck cares about random achievements. They are just annoyances when they pop up at the screen like big glowing shitboxes.
    And the graphic style is really bland and boring. It doesn't look especially sinister or interesting, and the models look like crap imo.
    And the music so far sounds like versions from the other Diablo titles, but made much worse.
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    Oh shit, really? I thought each button was locked to a certain category of skill. Guess that frees up your options a bit more. Didn't notice that.
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  14. LizardKing Learned

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    I already knew this ain't gonna be a good one, but it was way worse than I expected.
    Atmosphere was bland, no stat allocation, no skilltree, annoying pop-ups ("You destroyed 7 barrels, yeah!").
    They dumbed down D3 so much that I actually felt stupid while playing it.
    bonescraper Brofists this.
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  15. joeydohn Learned

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    Pretty much every game has them now, sadly. I guess it feeds the instant gratification mentality or something.

    http://imgur.com/bAN7j

    I was a bit worried when they grouped up all the abilities on the calculator and thought they forgot to make the groups fixed but nope you're really allowed a build like this http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#YTRXPZ :)
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  16. kingcomrade22 Educated

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    How can you decline from Diablo 2? Diablo 2 was bad as well. Lawn mowing simulator. People are talking about massive decline like the series hasn't been bad since the first expansion of the first game.
    What's hilarious is that even though he's right that D3 sucks, his reasoning is completely retarded. That's classic skyway. I especially like how he complains about the lack of difficulty as if Diablo 2 had any difficulty. The only thing I've ever died to ever in all the time I played Diablo 2, back when I had skyway level taste, was 1-2 second instagibs from stuff I didn't resist enough.
    He complains about the skill tree, as if it's really that different from picking one of the three or four optimal builds from a guide online and doing that, like EVERYONE did in Diablo 2. Don't bullshit me about this experimental build you did that was really awesome, I know you're lying.

    One thing that bothers me about the game is that despite looking like a game that came out a decade ago, it runs pretty poorly.

    What did you guys really expect? Go back and play Diablo 2 without nostalgia and it's a pretty boring game. Diablo 3 isn't a big deviation, it's just more honest about its mechanics.
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    Ah, derp, I actually clicked that option but forgot that you could switch pages in the skill choice menu. That being said... Why not just have all the skills on one page if you have "Elective Mode" on instead of this Skyrim-like faggotry of switching pages and pages and shit.
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    Can't fit all the Duplo sized icons on one page? They used to be grouped different, by according to spell school or rage generator/rage consumer/ultimate.
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  19. Morgoth Arcane

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    Meh. Game was actually more fun than I anticipated, and the lack of stats didn't really make it any worse.

    It's merely fun, but certainly no day 1 purchase, especially not at that Joo price.

    Gonna wait for a price drop. Oh wait, Bobby does not make price drops, so never then.
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    When did we start talking about the Witcher series?
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    Its like the decline now has its own setting and genre, pretty much everything about the game made me wonder why the fuck i am even playing it.

    I tried to be rational and bring up valid points but i simply couldn't, there's nothing worth redeeming and nothing that's worth arguing about, its dull, bland, boring, pointless, annoying and aggravating.


    My inner skyway wants out.


    BANAL SHIT BORING
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  22. waywardOne Augur

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    I tried this a few months ago to get my reflexes back in order, but it bored the fuck out of me. Also, I don't get high anymore and that was a big component of enjoying D2.
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    What do you mean? Idk how is it abroad, but in Poland SC2's price at release date was 159 PLN. Now it's 99 PLN. It dropped quite fast for Blizzard's game, for comparison Diablo II/Starcraft/Warcraft III prices dropped only after many years ( remember Diablo II's price was still as high in 2004 as during release date).
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  24. Morgoth Arcane

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    Starcraft 2 around here is still ~45€. 2 years after release.

    Compare that to many other games, that you can get for ~10-15€ just after a single year.
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    Shitholes gonna shithole :M
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