In Game Clock

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I believe this was touched upon a couple of months ago. However, Is there going to be an In Game Clock much like the one in World of Warcraft? Including Alarm Clocks and Parental Controls? I mean, if this is supposed to be like Vegas where you can't find any clocks while on the gambling floor, then can you guys provide us those lovely, half-nekkid ladies serving those "free" drinks in lieu of that clock?
Boycotting the watch and alarm clock?
No, I'm in favor of the clock and those functions ..... Although, the half-nekkid ladies with drinks to serve me ..... Choices... Hmmm
I think that this game really needs one.

I remember Diablo 2 sessions that continued until I realized that the sky outside was getting lighter and that I had school in 3 hours...
I agree that there should be a clock added to the game (at the very least). A nice timer would be sweet as well.
This ain't WoW, we aren't meeting for raids at 19:00. Didn't have a clock for D2 and it'll take up vital screen real estate. Diablo isn't a game that you lose track of time as much as in WoW.
If it really matters get your mobile, a wall clock, a desk clock, a watch or a Logitech G19.

You could also alt tab????

There's more important things seriously, I don't need a clock nor do I want to look at one all the time. If it was a new mmo then yes I would like a clock. You could probably also find a directx clock overlay if you seriously wanted a clock, they may exist.
I wholly agree that there should be a clock in-game. I've been playing the game and suddenly wondered to myself 'uhm... what IS the time?' It's like a freaking Casino or something. "There is no time here. Keep playing."
This ain't WoW, we aren't meeting for raids at 19:00. Didn't have a clock for D2 and it'll take up vital screen real estate. Diablo isn't a game that you lose track of time as much as in WoW.
If it really matters get your mobile, a wall clock, a desk clock, a watch or a Logitech G19.

You could also alt tab????

There's more important things seriously, I don't need a clock nor do I want to look at one all the time. If it was a new mmo then yes I would like a clock. You could probably also find a directx clock overlay if you seriously wanted a clock, they may exist.

You don't seem to be in the beta. From this, I can hazard that you couldn't estimate how much screen space a clock would take, or how engrossing the game is.

Fine. I want a clock in-game, with an option to 'hide clock'. There. Now isn't that more sensible than 'Don't put a clock in. I don't want a clock in there. There doesn't need to be a clock in there.'
This ain't WoW, we aren't meeting for raids at 19:00. Didn't have a clock for D2 and it'll take up vital screen real estate. Diablo isn't a game that you lose track of time as much as in WoW.
If it really matters get your mobile, a wall clock, a desk clock, a watch or a Logitech G19.

You could also alt tab????

There's more important things seriously, I don't need a clock nor do I want to look at one all the time. If it was a new mmo then yes I would like a clock. You could probably also find a directx clock overlay if you seriously wanted a clock, they may exist.

You don't seem to be in the beta. From this, I can hazard that you couldn't estimate how much screen space a clock would take, or how engrossing the game is.

Fine. I want a clock in-game, with an option to 'hide clock'. There. Now isn't that more sensible than 'Don't put a clock in. I don't want a clock in there. There doesn't need to be a clock in there.'


Don't mock me because I'm not in the Beta you don't know my experience. Also don't says things I never said.

I said there's better things to focus on and I don't want to look at a clock while playing. Sure they can put in a option to turn it off, but so can you get a watch.

Blizzard will do what they want, we don't need to demand stuff. If you're sharing your opinion you want a clock I'm sharing mine than I don't want to look at a clock while playing.
I agree that there should be an in-game clock. I find it quite handy when playing SC2.

As for "This ain't WoW", SC2 also features an in-game clock. In case you haven't noticed yet, you can check the current local time simply by placing the mouse cursor over the menu button.

I don't think anyone should be worried about the developers spending so much time on little things like this. I mean, they've done it before and have the experience, I don't see how it would significantly distract their focus from other stuffs.
I agree that there should be an in-game clock. I find it quite handy when playing SC2.

As for "This ain't WoW", SC2 also features an in-game clock. In case you haven't noticed yet, you can check the current local time simply by placing the mouse cursor over the menu button.

I don't think anyone should be worried about the developers spending so much time on little things like this. I mean, they've done it before and have the experience, I don't see how it would significantly distract their focus from other stuffs.


If they do put a clock in it's all well and good, I'm sure they wouldn't make it obtrusive if they did. I like the idea of the SC2 hover over idea. My point is if they do they do, if they don't it's no biggy. What would be more important is a ping meter or maybe fps, I don't know if they have them or not. A hover over idea would take a lot less time on the design and approval front and be simpler to program. If they haven't got one already I'd be surprised they'd add one at this point in time, unless there was a strong requirement for it. But a hover over for stats would be good, I'm sure ping is there some where that's usually a requirement.
It doesn't matter at all...you will be playing it till morning no matter the time huahuahuaua
When u look at the clock you will be like:
"OMG its 5:45am yet!!" "time flies..."
watches cost money in game clocks are free
11/10/2011 09:21 PMPosted by ZiN
Don't mock me because I'm not in the Beta you don't know my experience. Also don't says things I never said.


He wasn't mocking you dude calm down. He was saying you don't have first hand experience with the game (which is true if you aren't in beta).

He was giving an additional option to the argument, a compromise would be the perfect word.

ZiN:

That's completely false. You will lose time in this game much worse than WoW. This is the Beta and I found myself passing 3 hours without ever realizing it. The only thing that clued me in was my body wanted to go outside for a smoke. If I didn't smoke, it'd be insanely easy to lose 6-8 hours in this game without knowledge.

An in-game clock would be nice but not necessary. I've learned from my Diablo 2, FFXI, and WoW days to keep my phone beside me at all times. Or to use set time play lists so when my music stops I go "Oh...it's been 4 hours. Time to stretch or go to sleep."

With release, I have no doubts in my mind, that for us hardcore Diablo players (not the game mode) we will burn 10-15 hours in the first sitting. Easy. It's understandable some of them will want an in-game clock because checking your phone or alt-tabbing will most likely set you behind your group by a smidgen. Which, isn't fun.
I think that this game really needs one.

I remember Diablo 2 sessions that continued until I realized that the sky outside was getting lighter and that I had school in 3 hours...


This sums up the entirety of my High school career (until wow was released)

then again, the same thing happened with wow...except there was a clock, so I knew the sun was coming up
It shouldn't be a problem for them to add a clock in the menu or something, or at least have a reminder like Guild Wars every hour saying "You have been playing for X hours, go get some sun". It isn't that much trouble to add a clock, so I wouldn't see why not.
11/10/2011 05:38 PMPosted by Zyxeon
No, I'm in favor of the clock and those functions ..... Although, the half-nekkid ladies with drinks to serve me ..... Choices... Hmmm


That's what the wife is for.

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