Now just imagined if they put Pandas in Diablo III in a future patch. LOL
01/21/2013 07:21 PMPosted by Zerj23Since they are apparently not going to lock or delete this, I guess I'll offer my opinion.
I bet you my blarg gear that this post is getting either deleted or locked by tomorrow
after the TBC expansion is when i felt that blizzard as a company has started to decline.
01/21/2013 11:40 PMPosted by KenzaIn addiiton you cannot take 8 to 10 years to develop a game anymore! Game development and release cycles are shorter than it used to be.
01/21/2013 09:10 AMPosted by Technoviking
Dude, you seem to know the truth but are in denial. Are you employed in a salary position at any job in a first world country? If so, you have to at least have a concept of Lean business practices and the near-impossible balance of deadlines, corporate mechanisms, and user experience. I don't advocate golden parachutes or nine digit CEO salaries, but you have to make difficult decisions to compete, and you don't have to tell the public a damned thing about your internal functions.
Give the name of a company still in existence that serves a million plus people on a daily basis that hasn't automated a huge portion of their workflow in order to reduce cost and lead time. A person is not stuffing each Hot Pocket individually by hand. Hell, even regional public utilities have automated systems for billing and customer service. Sorry man, but you are not special. You gotta wait in line like me.
If you want handcrafted, customer-driven experiences, you are simply looking in the wrong place. I don't mean to be rude, but this is capitalism.
I understand and appreciate everything you said. To compare video games to every other capitalistic company in existance is wrong though. When has it become common practice to simply accept these poor customer relations and mass marketed poorly developed release cycles? Stand up for yourselves. question authority. This generation is too passive man. Maybe it's just me, maybe I am a dying breed. I find it offensive to let companies take advantage and prey off their consumers like this. You seem to accept it as everyday way of the world common practice. Where is this world going if this aggressive, slimy, mass profit-centric mentality dominates the marketplace? this cannot be sustainable. Can others not see this???
Blizzard is still one of the best developers out there. Have they made mistakes with DiabloIII? We all know the answer to that. But they do care enough to keep working at it. I don't know any other company that continues to support their games for as long as Blizzard does.
Valve would be the closest, but still fall short of Blizzard in that respect. I really think revamping the skill system in D3 would fix the game for the most part.
Allow us a skill tree that lets us invest points into skills to make them more powerful (ala. D2)
and redo the Skill Runes, then allow 2 runes on each skill... so we can customize our builds more.
The people who adamantly cry these points do so out of concern. Growing up I myself have seen countless series perish because they prioritized profit over quality and innovation (Mind simplification by removal of core systems in no way constitutes innovating.)
The community WANTS this game to be another staple PC titan, but... It a pain in the !@# to be optimistic when things that NEED to change keep being swept under the rug or ignored wholesale
The carrot on the stick routine will end eventually, even the most dedicated lap dog will get tired of endlessly running and either bite the man with the carrot or find a new owner. Is there a light at the end of this tunnel or are going to be kept in the dark trying to find some damned clue by ourselves?
Everyone wants to know were this game is headed, PvP and petty class issues be damned, there are drastically more pressing issues at hand.
*Whats the deal with removing magic find? Is that still the plan?
*If not do you intend to make magic find useful by making them effect the affix roll instead of item class?
*Will you guys ever implement a new game mode system instead of just the stagnant story mode?
*Do you guys ever intend on actually making more then a tiny handful of 58-63 legendaries or are we stuck with the current lot until an expansion.
*It was said that patch 1.1 would be the first class balance patch and not just a slew of tiny tweaks, what on earth does this entail?!
There are easily 1000 questions to be asked about this game but the real one is this
Do you intend to keep with this cliffhanger silence which I bet my "soul" that 90% of the active community dread more so then getting slapped on christmas morning with a fiery log from the chimney, or can we get some long term insights for the direction of the game.
We don't give a damn if its makes the final cut, passes QA or end up not meeting the teams vision, we wan't hope be it false or otherwise!
Edit: Cryo your words are akin to a profit, what you wrote just now needs to be passed around to EVERY SINGLE employee at blizzard because you just described their fate if this path continues. If no other advice is EVER heeded again from these forums this would be the one they NEED to analyze the most and absorb 120% of its implications.
01/22/2013 06:44 AMPosted by KezmaefeleHonestly, Blizzard games are still good to me. But I don't get caught up in the anti-corporate hate train that seems to be rampant amongst the gaming community. I think a lot of gamers are just sad little unhappy people in general and need something to pin their angst on.
01/22/2013 06:50 AMPosted by TechnovikingHonestly, Blizzard games are still good to me. But I don't get caught up in the anti-corporate hate train that seems to be rampant amongst the gaming community. I think a lot of gamers are just sad little unhappy people in general and need something to pin their angst on.
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