Diablo® III

Proof that POE is for hipsters

https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game
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We are dealing with 18 people company from new zealond who just released open beta of a completely free game. they dont have the rights and the budget to make a *diablo* game and hype it for 6 years with blizzcon, trailers and gameplay videos.

Sales mean nothing anyway, what means is how many people play the game and what they think about it. if you looked at forums you should realize that people aren't too positive about d3 and the actual players are basically gone.
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I really do not think D3 has much more than 70k online user at any given moment any more. Not half bad for a free to play, indie game in BETA.
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https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game


The question that begs to be asked is: why are you following a game on twitter that you apparently care nothing for?

And how can your compare a free game to a paid one.

If you want to look at numbers, you can say that they made 2.2 million in donations during their closed beta phase...how much money has diablo 3 raised by donations? I think Blizzard should be giving it's fans money.
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01/27/2013 01:24 PMPosted by Hampter9831
The question that begs to be asked is: why are you following a game on twitter that you apparently care nothing for?

this.

01/27/2013 01:24 PMPosted by Hampter9831
And how can your compare a free game to a paid one.

and this.

If you want to look at numbers, you can say that they made 2.2 million in donations during their closed beta phase...how much money has diablo 3 raised by donations? I think Blizzard should be giving it's fans money.

and this.

01/27/2013 11:30 AMPosted by nicobella
if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game

they're also an indie company of 19 people with no marketing budget or advertisements and not WoW to feed it 6million gold and more over 7 years of hype. to release a flop of a simplified game like d3 from d2 being its predecessor.

01/27/2013 11:30 AMPosted by nicobella
"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

better than error 37 for a whole week, it says will be done in an hour, let's see how long we'll actualyl have to wait which im sure is only 1 hour. oh wait and it's free so what are you complaining about? ungrateful git.
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People who use "hipster" as an argument or negative quality are mentally disabled children.

Then again, you play Diablo 3 still, so we could have easily guessed that anyway.
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https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game


And Diablo 3 still managed to be the biggest letdown ever. Don't forget that part.
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poe for hipsters?

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/16358579.jpg

/gg no re/thread
Edited by KradisZ#1651 on 1/27/2013 11:49 PM PST
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https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game


0. You're comparing an international, multi-million dollar company with a huge monetary backer to an indie team from NZ with ~23 employees?
1. You're comparing Diablo III's launch with the start of Open Beta of PoE?
2. I remember Diablo III's 'Public Stress Test'. The servers weren't even up for half the weekend, and there was little feedback from the devs what had happened or how soon that would be remedied.
2a. And the real release wasn't any better: You couldn't log into the game for days at a time, and for THAT game, I paid €60. In PoE I can actually play 95% of the time without a hitch, and that game is free.
3. Blizzard had their sales figures, they knew roughly how much server capacity they would need. GGG had no means of figuring out how many people would try to log in.

Seems like your entire comparison is grasping at straws to somehow shine a brighter light on the disaster D3 was and is.
Edited by Muesli#2215 on 1/28/2013 1:10 AM PST
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Nicobella is a hipster. You've probably never heard of them, because they only have a charecter in normal. See I can use the term wrong too.
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01/28/2013 02:46 AMPosted by kastermaster
PoE has over 400 million people playing it worldwide. According to some dev post on PoE forums.


When their "All time record" is under 70k, no, no there aren't 400 million people playing.
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01/28/2013 02:17 PMPosted by TemptedNZ
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/?l=english


Looking at the steam stats always makes me think 2 thing:

1. Wow...Dota 2 sure is popular.

2. Those Central/South Americans and Europeans sure love that Football simulator. At least that's what I assume since several of my gaming buddies from around the world play it but I don't know a single person in the U.S. that plays it. :P
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01/27/2013 01:02 PMPosted by Vladis
I really do not think D3 has much more than 70k online user at any given moment any more. Not half bad for a free to play, indie game in BETA.


PoE is currently ranked higher than D3 on Xfire
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https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game


Cept D3 probably has less than 70k playing right now, despite breaking sales records simply because of the TITLE of the game.
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D3 has less active players than PoE.
PoE is not even localized.
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https://twitter.com/pathofexile/status/295610485775159296

"The realm crashed as we hit a new record of 69850 players online. We're working on fixing the problem!"

if thats the games record then thats small talk compared to diablo 3 launch numbers and record breaking selling game


You realize that thats 69850 players in a beta made by a small team. Hipsters play D3 ironically, because depth in game mechanics and character customization with an emphasis on having your choices carry more weight with permanence is too mainstream. Not even a good try bro.
Edited by RUNE#1559 on 1/29/2013 5:58 PM PST
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