Diablo® III

D3 is "like" WoW because WoW was "like" D2

Why is this constantly a point of debate, yes the games are "like" each other, why does this matter? WoW was an MMO made to be "like" Diablo 2, in that it was more of a fast paced action MMO, where the traditional model made you grind for 10 hours per level in order to "prolong" the game because reaching max level was basically the "end" So obviously Diablo 3 is going to be "like" WoW. Doesn't mean the are the SAME thing.
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WoW was not made like Diablo 2. WoW is an amalgam of other great MMOs before it, mostly Asherons Call, Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. This was very evident during the alpha and beta tests when many beta testers drew the parallel to WoW and Dark Age of Camelot, which is what WoW basically is, Dark Age of Camelot light.
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WoW was made to be like diablo in the speed of killing stuff, this was one of blizzards own comparisons when wow was in development to convey how different it was to the standard "takes 5 minutes to kill one mob" routine.
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WoW was not made like Diablo 2. WoW is an amalgam of other great MMOs before it, mostly Asherons Call, Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. This was very evident during the alpha and beta tests when many beta testers drew the parallel to WoW and Dark Age of Camelot, which is what WoW basically is, EverQuest made simplified


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06/08/2012 10:29 AMPosted by Nethekurse
WoW was not made like Diablo 2. WoW is an amalgam of other great MMOs before it, mostly Asherons Call, Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. This was very evident during the alpha and beta tests when many beta testers drew the parallel to WoW and Dark Age of Camelot, which is what WoW basically is, EverQuest made simplified


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Asheron's Call, and Dark Age of Camelot I can't quite say were Great MMOs.

The only two great MMOs before WoW were and forever always be Everquest and Ultima Online.
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06/08/2012 09:24 AMPosted by Iconoclast
WoW was not made like Diablo 2. WoW is an amalgam of other great MMOs before it, mostly Asherons Call, Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. This was very evident during the alpha and beta tests when many beta testers drew the parallel to WoW and Dark Age of Camelot, which is what WoW basically is, Dark Age of Camelot light.


It is true that Blizzard's games are basically stitched-together collections of components of other, successful games, with a lot of pop-culture references, and a bit of "polish." However, they also iterate pretty heavily on their own development. WoW was no exception, and in fact, it was like D2 in one very prominent way: tiered skill trees. Character advancement and customization was practically a carbon copy of D2. Itemization shows its roots there as well, though obviously, some things had to change in order to adapt it to an MMO. Tons of similarities can be drawn between both games. And why not?... Their development was influenced by the same general group of people.

So basically, you're *both* pretty, so stop arguing. Blizzard grabs whatever from wherever, including themselves.
Edited by kyte#1176 on 6/8/2012 3:27 PM PDT
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Dude stop comparing games. If you don't like the game then it is !@#$ and I agree. If you do like the game, well good for you. I hope you don't get bored though like EVERY %^-*ING BODY ELSE.
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06/08/2012 09:24 AMPosted by Iconoclast
WoW was not made like Diablo 2. WoW is an amalgam of other great MMOs before it, mostly Asherons Call, Everquest and Dark Age of Camelot. This was very evident during the alpha and beta tests when many beta testers drew the parallel to WoW and Dark Age of Camelot, which is what WoW basically is, Dark Age of Camelot light.


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