01/19/2013 08:39 PMtheir game sucks. not playing the game is the best thing the community can do. being polite on the forums is stupid. i call them out for a horrible game. we do not have to be nice. this is a free market. we can say your game sucks. we can not play your game. we can not buy your expansions. that is the most functional a community can be. then the company will build a game the community actually wants. a dysfunctional community praises a steaming pile of turd and then the company will keep producing the same turds.
Posted by RonPaul
And your attitude does nothing to actually promote better communication, and thus a better game. A fully functional (and sane) community would find ways to convey their grievances and back up what they're talking about. Conversely the same could be said about the developers. Unfortunately we had a breakdown on both sides of the fence and here we are: As a community we rip each other apart and anybody being "nice" becomes an outcast while we deride every person we can in order to make ourselves feel better.
Surely you don't expect good things to come out of that
kind of environment, do you?
01/19/2013 08:46 PMRonPaul is right. It IS a fact. Most people who defend this game and still continue to defend this game will take anything Blizzard give to them. This game is several steps back from D2. I'm not a fan boy of D2 it was just clearly the superior game. Their were dupes, bots, ect. in D2. Yes. It really didn't affect me directly because there wasn't a system in place that had an influence on what I found when I played. D3 their is.
Posted by st4cks
As you may or may not have noticed, Drothvader actually left
Diablo 3, including the forums, for quite some time because of his distaste for the state of the game and lack of any communication from the developers. In fact, as recently as last week he continually called them out to be more forthcoming with the players, especially regarding game mechanics.
I myself no longer play World of Warcraft for the very same reasons that players here in the Diablo 3 forums are angry about this game - the developers, one in particular (which could simply be because he is the "voice" for the team), come off as arrogant and out of touch, providing nothing but circular arguments to players that give any kind of feedback on why they dislike the current state of that game.
Blizzard's development teams as a whole have become rigid and inflexible, and have repeatedly mocked the players and belittled their concerns, and believe me, we do speak up about it. Unfortunately we're not always...nice about it, but of course, neither are they. That's the problem we're having now. A tit-for-tat doesn't solve anything and results in the worst possible outcome.
Don't assume that just because some of us can see the good parts of D3 that we are simply "taking what we're given" - we aren't, and if you do a search of those that post constructively (or at least try
to), you'll find there's plenty of dissent to go around from even the most staunch supporters.
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