08/24/2011 01:55 PMPosted by Nicohow important is ping in single player? Because mobile broadband has bad ping.
08/24/2011 02:28 PMPosted by TofuI really don't understand the argument, if you are on the forums you obviously have internet access. Just play in a game with a password by yourself if that's your thing, I did it all the time in D2.
08/24/2011 01:49 PMPosted by AeoxOh man, I really was hoping this thread would stay where it was... my escape celebration was premature I think.
Sorry to disapoint
After all this time, I can almost believe that Aeox is serious instead of trolling. But there's just one easy answer. It's been clearly stated by blizzard, it's widely supported among the community, and fortunately, while there are some dissenters, blizzard has gone ahead and made their mind up in favor of security.
Security, cheating, hacking, etc.. were absolutely rampant in D1 and D2. Even on the realms and ladders, the game was absolutely hacked to pieces by cheaters, and blizzard was running around trying to patch things up. Having an offline single player mode would mean that blizzard has to provide the user with 100% of the game content, mechanics, and code. That is everything they need to reverse engineer the game and figure out how to exploit things. What is so hard to believe about that? If blizzard said you can only play this game with one hand tied behind your back, because that's the only way we can keep cheating out of it, then I'd be first in line at the handcuff store!
If everyone was honest, making offline play available would be win, win! In fact, I EXCLUSIVELY played offline in D2 because of the lag on battle.net. But I can feel good about the decision not to provide offline play because:
1. I'm confident the network code will be MUCH better than D2 was.
2. I'm confident that this time (thanks to this decision), Blizzard will finally be able to limit cheating and hacking to an acceptable level.
The only reason I quit playing Diablo 2 was because of the multitude of hacks. PvP became impossible as anyone could hack items and just own everyone else. Not to mention all the fake SOJ's and all that crap. Online only is probably the best way to combat hacking the game.
The thing is, people who want to play offline and single player don't seem to understand this because they didn't have to deal with all the hacks and crap because they weren't online.
Hacks RUIN this game.
This will likely be like any other whiny complaint that goes against blizzard, when the game comes out it'll be a forgotten issue, most people are just blowing smoke anyway and are gonna buy the game cause well, they love diablo.
08/24/2011 03:18 PMPosted by LomakIm getting pissed off with people saying this day an age everyone is connected etc. etc. etc. We don't all live in first world countries or close to the servers...around 30% of Diablo II fans are going to suffer because of this implementation. Either suffer from poor gameplay due to latency issues or no gameplay at all...I am trying to voice mine and their problems. I cant play a game I have been avidly waiting for for 12 years...I will try my best to be able to play it...
You have a problem with it that's fine. Sure, there are probably like minded people out there, but keep in mind that the only person YOU speak for is YOURSELF.
Thank you, and good luck with your futile complaints.
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