03/13/2012 03:32 PMPosted by Kaivax
True...but name ONE Blizzard game that was tuned to perfection from day 1.....that would be ZERO.
Everyone of Blizzards games could be tuned, re-tuned, and then tuned again, the point being, the game needs to be released sometime.
I have NO DOUBT in my mind, that "tuning" will continue all the way through Diablo 3's life cycle....it is not going to end with release.
OVER tuning can also be a bad thing...
Look at WOW, many people, including myself, would say that game is now a "broken shell" of its former self due to "over tuning".
I didn't say anything about perfection. Nor did I say that there wouldn't be adjustments to any aspect of the game post-release.
The OP in this thread was about inferno difficulty - a very broad subject in terms of tuning. How difficult the game plays and how difficult we want the game to play in inferno difficulty are things that don't have to wait until release to be determined and adjusted.
I think people are just worried about Blizzard taking the WoW route and nerfing things to the ground so everyone can "experience it".
However, I don't think people need to worry. This game has 4 different difficulties. Everyone will at least get to experience the entire game on normal which is what Blizzard wants. That way they can challenge us the rest of the way. The only time I'd be willing to accept a noticeable nerf to content, is right as a new expansion is released with newer and more challenging content available. Only if the expansion provides a lot of new content as I'm talking more than Act 5 in LoD.
The best way to balance Inferno is around needing the best gear you can obtain before heading into early Inferno. Then mid-Inferno should need some gear from early Inferno and the end of Inferno should need gear obtained from most of Inferno. Now I'm not saying that you should have to have all the best gear to get through Inferno. If you lack some gear, you should be able to make it up with a lot of skill/knowledge and/or great teamwork with friends. But if you don't have those things, then being decked out in gear should be a must to get through it.