01/20/2013 09:40 PMPosted by CyberGoatYou've been posting driven since last year about how Blizzard is shoving D3 down your throat and how the game is flawed and on and on and on... and yet here you are: posting on a forum dedicated to a game you seem to hate! And you also continue to play! Hm. Interesting. I think you are the true troll here. You lurk and post how you hate the game, how it's flawed, and yet continue to play. I think you should take your own advice:
I've been posting not because I hate the game but because I hate the horrendous direction the series has taken. I love the Diablo series and I find it sickening that trolls like you care more about pissing people off and distracting us from improvements that *do* *need* to be implemented in the game. I think you confuse the words *have to* with *need to* or *should*...
Blizzard does *need to* listen more than they used to in the past if they wish to continue to have customers in the future and not just the present. They claim they have been, but with all the signs pointing to the contrary, it makes it difficult to see that they actually are (which they are, not very well in my opinion, but they are listening). This simply means they need to do a better job of it and make it more clear that they are indeed doing a better job and do care.
Blizzard does not *have to* care about their fans or the quality of their product, but they *should* as it is in the best interests to do so. I am certain that many members of the team care, but this doesn't mean that the business as a whole cares about anything other than profits.
I get sick of reading posts from people like you who pretty much treat this like a big joke. And you see Blizzard as this dog-eat-dog business in a dog-eat-dog world and Blizzard doesn't care and doesn't have to care etc etc, they don't *need* to care according to you. They're done more than enough according to your inferences.
If that's true, why are they in the entertainment/software industry? Why aren't they dealing in arms, oil or pharmaceuticals, or anything more profitable? That's the problem when, in an effort to stay successful and stay alive, a business cares so much about profit that they forget why they went into business in the first place. I assure you, while they do wish to make money, and deserve to, it isn't the only reason they went into this field. There are so many other things that they could be doing with their lives. They want to be a part of making games just like I wish to play them (heck, even I would love to test or help design small parts of games).
For example: As a teen and young adult, I played Diablo/Diablo 2 and expansion for many years off and on, sometimes casually, at other times almost religiously. It was a significant chunk of the later half of my youth. Not everyone falls into this boat, but I'm certain a lot of people do.
I'm not a hater like you weakly portray me as, I'm a lover of the game. But, someone can love something without liking its current behavior. I love the concept of a Diablo game in general...I like the dark, gothic-like atmosphere with the allusions to warfare between angels and demons and humanity stuck in the middle.
What I dislike is how Diablo 3 took steps backwards in many ways. I waited several years for Blizzard to say either (a) we're not going to develop Diablo 3, move on - or - (b) We're going to develop it and it is going to be the best Diablo ever and it's going to be super fun. But several years went by and neither case occurred.
The true hater is the person who jumps on a comment made by someone without any valid criticism or superior ideas of his/her own just to get a laugh or two from fellow trolls on the boards.
While I would move on in life and live just fine if Diablo never existed, within the realm of my gaming life, it is very important to me, and after waiting several years to play this game, I'm very disappointed in the product I paid for and after waiting so long and paying so much for it, I find it insensitive of people like you to suggest that I should leave the game entirely simply because I'm disappointed in how it turned out. That is my choice, and I might leave the game as many others have. I asked you to simply leave the thread because you were not contributing to it.
I sense that you know all of this (as made evident with your comment on my elite kills) and you simply delight in mocking me for loving the game so much. You, on the other hand, just like the drama your mockery causes. Are you trying to improve the game by attacking me? At least someone else came on and explained his/her perspective as a programmer. This perspective disagreed with mine but I like it because it added useful information to this discussion. You, on the other hand, just wish to cause pointless drama to get laughs. You really don't belong in the forums if that's all your going to do. Again, I don't waste time reading every single post that other posters make, so I'll just hope that you're more positively contributing in a different thread. You really should leave this thread though if you just are here for laughs and don't wish to add a genuinely helpful perspective.