An illusion of customization is exactly what a video game is. It's a make believe land we go to to have fun. Agreed, viability is key, and to counter your point, it's abundantly obvious that this DIII lacks a variety of viable builds, it more or less lacks a variety of playable characters.
I never suggested that the system couldn't be improved upon, but you're still not providing a reason why stat points had a downside.
Again, no downside here. The illusion of control still better than not at all. Moreover, synergies didn't do the game any good, they assured that nobody would experiment and just pick their main skill and beef its synergies, which I thought was lame. But you could make synergies by way of passive skills, like a passive skill that improves range abilities, regen, or whatever.
Respeccing is one of the biggest problems in the game. It's not only too available, it's encouraged. They say it's to encourage experimentation, and it does that to the extant a player tries a skill that nobody uses and discovers why nobody uses it, and changes back. Great job!
1. Rerolling is a lot of fun to people. A game that has depth requires learning about it. A simple game like D3 requires no learning and look how boring people find it to be.
This. Times a million, or about 14% of the people that bought Diablo III expecting something like it.
01/01/2013 09:10 PMPosted by XohInstead of improving on D2s system (which was, admittedly a simple case of enough str to wear your best gear, dex for block cap if you wanted it and the rest into vit) Blizzard chose to remove it. It's not an "illusion of choice", as you and Jay seem to believe. Every bit of customization adds personality to your character - it's yours, not some premade that everyone else has.
Well said. I would add that many illusion of customization actually equate to customization.
01/02/2013 03:05 AMPosted by JoeMaorianI think people like skill tress and stat points, because they are autistic. Diablo games and d3 are games for autistic people who like to repeat the same process over and over and keep improving it any way they can, that way d2 was actually better, because it forced you to reroll chars, rethink skills etc satisfying the autism more. The thing is - its all really pointless.
I like how you edited this post but didn't remove the offensive, ignorant, and moronic part. I don't know if you know anything about autism, but I can tell you from plenty of experience that it has no relevance in the context you put it. You could be more general and use a word like "retard" but for some reason you choose to single out autistic kids. Ironically, autism is a social disorder, maybe you should get yourself evaluated for it.