Blizzard probably already learned its lesson

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Think about it

They are trolled straight to their faces at their own event, laughed at and basically hated

They just had a 7% drop in the stock value, which is huge for a single day. Shareholders are going to be very angry.

The videos for Diablo : Immortal are getting thumbs down by the hundreds of thousands and the comments are nothing but negative feedback.

Their forum are filled with angry fans

Their twitter pages are flooded with angry fans

D3 graphics being critized to hell and people demanding something like D2 or nothing at all

This is bad enough as it is and it's more than enough to make them rethink a lot of what they planned. I strongly believe that this was a necessary step to put Blizzard back on track.
11/05/2018 11:12 AMPosted by Imperius
Think about it

They are trolled straight to their faces at their own event, laughed at and basically hated

They just had a 7% drop in the stock value, which is huge for a single day. Shareholders are going to be very angry.

The videos for Diablo : Immortal are getting thumbs down by the hundreds of thousands and the comments are nothing but negative feedback.

Their forum are filled with angry fans

Their twitter pages are flooded with angry fans

D3 graphics being critized to hell and people demanding something like D2 or nothing at all

This is bad enough as it is and it's more than enough to make them rethink a lot of what they planned. I strongly believe that this was a necessary step to put Blizzard back on track.


When bad news feels like good news.
That's how bad this situation is put in full spectrum
Do you know the concept: Too far to go back?

That is where Blizzard will be coming next weekend, unless they do something un-Blizzard like - and I doubt they will.

They will have to ride out the storm, and hope that the chinese adventure will bear fruit.
They don't care. They will push the mobile content for sure.

Gaming industries don't care about hardcore players that build their reputation and games, they care only about one thing --> $$$$$$$

They will make a ton of money with the game. They will get a brand new audience and fans. We will be forgotten. The only thing they will have left for us is our good memories with the best selling RPGs in its time.

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Eh, I'll give it a couple of days, before they come back and tell us the same old "we're listening to you" spiel.
11/05/2018 11:15 AMPosted by Karma
Do you know the concept: Too far to go back?

That is where Blizzard will be coming next weekend, unless they do something un-Blizzard like - and I doubt they will.

They will have to ride out the storm, and hope that the chinese adventure will bear fruit.


It's never too far to go back when it's about games, especially when you still didn't explicitely announced the next big project for PC. This could be something that will make them change a lot of features in Diablo 4 ans thus making more like what we actually want
Been playing Blizzard games long? They don't learn. They make the same mistakes over and over again. Just look at this mistake. They been porting Diablo to every game system in existence. Each and every time PC players are saying yeah that's great for console players but what about us? They still thought that their great big news for Blizzcon should be a mobile game! Not sure what made them think that was a good idea unless they do not learn from player feedback.
11/05/2018 11:12 AMPosted by Imperius
Think about it

They are trolled straight to their faces at their own event, laughed at and basically hated

They just had a 7% drop in the stock value, which is huge for a single day. Shareholders are going to be very angry.

The videos for Diablo : Immortal are getting thumbs down by the hundreds of thousands and the comments are nothing but negative feedback.

Their forum are filled with angry fans

Their twitter pages are flooded with angry fans

D3 graphics being critized to hell and people demanding something like D2 or nothing at all

This is bad enough as it is and it's more than enough to make them rethink a lot of what they planned. I strongly believe that this was a necessary step to put Blizzard back on track.


While I sincerely hope that they will recognize how they failed ... I very much feel like it will not actually materialize.

This is IT man, this here is the sequel and the future.
11/05/2018 11:17 AMPosted by Oblivion
Eh, I'll give it a couple of days, before they come back and tell us the same old "we're listening to you" spiel.
That's why have to keep going and voicing our opinions.
You don't get the point. And no "Blizzard" didn't learn their lesson.
1) Because the people responsible weren't on that stage.
2) they make millions of dollars.
3) DI will make them money.

More in video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nF-_FdN7o
11/05/2018 11:12 AMPosted by Imperius
Think about it

They are trolled straight to their faces at their own event, laughed at and basically hated

They just had a 7% drop in the stock value, which is huge for a single day. Shareholders are going to be very angry.

The videos for Diablo : Immortal are getting thumbs down by the hundreds of thousands and the comments are nothing but negative feedback.

Their forum are filled with angry fans

Their twitter pages are flooded with angry fans

D3 graphics being critized to hell and people demanding something like D2 or nothing at all

This is bad enough as it is and it's more than enough to make them rethink a lot of what they planned. I strongly believe that this was a necessary step to put Blizzard back on track.


no, they did not, they donte give a fck and keep pushing mobile games
11/05/2018 11:19 AMPosted by stfd
This is IT man, this here is the sequel and the future.
Yeah. It's pretty obvious that Immortal is D4 and that Blizzard put out that blog post before Blizzcon because they knew how much worse everything would be if they made a full release Diablo sequel mobile exclusive.
11/05/2018 11:12 AMPosted by Imperius
Think about it

They are trolled straight to their faces at their own event, laughed at and basically hated

They just had a 7% drop in the stock value, which is huge for a single day. Shareholders are going to be very angry.

The videos for Diablo : Immortal are getting thumbs down by the hundreds of thousands and the comments are nothing but negative feedback.

Their forum are filled with angry fans

Their twitter pages are flooded with angry fans

D3 graphics being critized to hell and people demanding something like D2 or nothing at all

This is bad enough as it is and it's more than enough to make them rethink a lot of what they planned. I strongly believe that this was a necessary step to put Blizzard back on track.


I don't think I'd believe that. The moment we believe it we'll have "D4 hypetrain" threads, or "are you buying Blizzcon ticket this year?" videos.
Need more to strike on their money. It's their most big weakness.
11/05/2018 11:17 AMPosted by Oblivion
Eh, I'll give it a couple of days, before they come back and tell us the same old "we're listening to you" spiel.


Difference is, I don't care, it is to late. Not to put out about the Diablo Immoral, but the censorship? Yeah FOOKDAT!!!

I am no longer listening.
Lessons are only learned when you display the fact that you've learned from them.

Thus far, they are doing PR spin and shifting the blame away.
It will only be a lesson learned if the "whales" don't come to Immortal, hence making the game a failure.

Sadly, I do not see this happening :(
11/05/2018 11:19 AMPosted by Imperius
11/05/2018 11:15 AMPosted by Karma
Do you know the concept: Too far to go back?

That is where Blizzard will be coming next weekend, unless they do something un-Blizzard like - and I doubt they will.

They will have to ride out the storm, and hope that the chinese adventure will bear fruit.


It's never too far to go back when it's about games, especially when you still didn't explicitely announced the next big project for PC. This could be something that will make them change a lot of features in Diablo 4 ans thus making more like what we actually want


Yeah... Good luck with that lol.

If you look at WoW, Diablo etc., Blizzard has been doing whatever Blizzard wants for a long time.

You have zero value to them. They live off of the goodwill the guys in the studio before them created however. The only way to teach them a lesson, is to not buy or play anything from them.
Many people said they have learned from D3 and they will not repeat the same mistakes.

If they would have learned, they would have fired half of staff. I personnaly believe Blizzard must focus on a coherent creative direction in regards to asceticism.

They need to close down their Zbrush and Photoshop for a while and look into history of architecture, history of medieval art, history of weaponry, history of religions, and history of music. Blizzard need to hire specialists that will question their design choices. D2 is a good example that gather these qualities.

Blizzard has to stop hiring 3d artist nerds who only show interest in japanese animation, building up their muscles or eating candies at lunch.
No, they did not learn the lesson.

They did not take the blame for the distancing between developers and players, and they did not assume they ignored us.

They blame the community for the fiasco, they have to feel in the wallet, 7% they can recover easily, have to fall more, they have to apologize and they have to CORRECT their mistakes.

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