Diablo® III

Public Games Matchmaking Clarification

07/10/2012 10:21 AMPosted by Rockatansky
Hey I have an idea? Why doesn't Blizzard record the numbers of people online for a week and then let the public know? Oh wait... everyone else would quit then too. You guys are funny, keep trying to tip toe around you're failing endeavors.

Wouldnt be accurate anyhow, gold farmers etc have hundred+ accounts per person anyhow so the numbers would never be accurate about legitimate players on.

Thank you for the update, at least its something. Can we get a blue response perhaps about what ideas/threads have been looked at and what MAY be in the discussion room?
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BS, the text says "players on this quest"....

The low numbers are because no one is playing not because of the way games are setup.


Agreed.
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Well now that we've used up our bi-weekly blue post I guess it's back to logging in and out to see if the Real Money Auction House is up.
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How pathetic.

This thread is only to proove to people that the game is not dead. The fact that the game sucks, and the reason for its death, isn't anything the blues are willing to discuss.

May Diablo 3 fall to oblivion, then.
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The systems is ok BUT allow also players to search,create & name games FOR THE GOD SAKE.

I want to give free low lvl stuff to players --------------------------------------> cant
I want to trade without AH (10 item limit & forums suck)--------------------> cant
I want to chat, meet people, show off my awesome gear or banner ------> cant
Edited by Rom#2558 on 7/10/2012 10:48 AM PDT
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07/10/2012 10:24 AMPosted by Dusk
Complete forum CM silence for days


It was holiday time for the 4th of July.

Such jerks on this forums it's getting annoying.
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07/10/2012 09:59 AMPosted by Lylirra
We've recently seen a lot of questions from players regarding the number displayed in the Public Games window -- specifically, what the number represents and why it's changed so drastically since patch 1.0.3 released.


Nice.. I can rest easily tonight knowing I made the right decision in posting my stuff on the RMAH.

Thanks Lylrillia... I dont care to look up the actual spelling (giving you the same respect you give us)
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Oh my god!

The reactions of the so-called "players" to this topic are the ULTIMATE proof that... most people on these forums are trolls. Big fat lousy trolls...

They've been using the "in game number" as a "proof" that the game wasn't played by anybody anymore. Now they are proven wrong, they are proven that this is not a proof at all, and that actually now you can play more easily with 4 people...

And...

...the trolls keep yelling louder! Amaaaazing!
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07/10/2012 09:59 AMPosted by Lylirra
We understand that labeling this number as "In Games" in the Public Games window can be confusing, so we're currently looking into ways to make the number and what it represents more clear.


Lylirra, instead of calling it "Players On This Quest: x" call it something like "Open Public Game(s) Available Near You: x" or something. Would also be nice to see the number beside the quest's title so you don't have to click each quest one by one to see that number (could switch red to gray quest title for the one empty).

In a perfect world I'd also would love to have listed all the game's leader/creator name and the title of their game in that window after the quest description, but I'm asking much i know.
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OMG thank you, thank you, Now tell me why every Tuesday on a patch i cant launch????? I canceled my wow subscription last night. If by tonight when i get off work this game don't launch again its going back to Walmart where it belongs.
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it doesn't matter if the number is 0, just click different quest, and you shall frequently see 0.

0 means no games are available, means no one is playing...

it just tells you one things, there is no one playing, although many are forced to farm solo on either pots (for 10 g ?), goblins ... etc.
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We've recently seen a lot of questions from players regarding the number displayed in the Public Games window -- specifically, what the number represents and why it's changed so drastically since patch 1.0.3 released.

Here's the skinny:

1) What does the number displayed in the Public Games window actually represent?
The number that displays in the Public Games window represents the total number of games currently available to your hero, based on your game region and mode (Hardcore heroes qualify for a different set of Public Games). The number does not represent private games or Public Games that already have four players. Players hanging out in the character menus or using the auction house are not considered here either.

2) Why did that number suddenly change so much after patch 1.0.3?
Prior to patch 1.0.3, the in-game matchmaking system would often create new Public Games instead of filling existing games to their maximum capacity of four players. That configuration was to help reduce server load within individual games (fewer players, less load); however, it caused situations where players were rarely being placed into full games, and our goal has always been to promote the four player cooperative experience in Diablo III.

In patch 1.0.3 we made some changes so that the matchmaking system would attempt to fill Public Games instead of creating new ones whenever possible. As a result, we're seeing more filled Public Games than ever before (you may have noticed this yourself while playing), but it also means that the number displayed in the Public Games window generally isn't as high as it was prior to patch 1.0.3. As explained above, this is due to the fact that the value only reflects Public Games which aren't yet full.

We understand that labeling this number as "In Games" in the Public Games window can be confusing, so we're currently looking into ways to make the number and what it represents more clear. In the meantime, we continue to closely monitor both the state of the game service and your questions and comments about Diablo III.


There are plans to encourage players to join Co-ops?
because in the current stage unless your party have a great synergy the game is much harder than solo play.
Edited by Ytmndead#1869 on 7/10/2012 10:51 AM PDT
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How about "Available Games"?.... Pretty clear if you understand the language.
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Hey Blizzard you'r telling me for this long you haven't been able to fix the Battlefield report lore bug? Cool story !@#$%turd, I mean Blizzard
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