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Kaon

Diablo 3.  *sigh*

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I've just read up on the RMAH (real money auction house) for Diablo 3 and the way it works.

Whilst I expected blizzard to take a 'cut' from transactions, I didn't expect it to be 30%. If you dump funds into blizzards own service , you only pay 15% on transactions, but if you need to use a third party service like PayPal you are fucked for double that amount.

I was almost tempted to use the RMAH with paypal to buy items, but there's no point now other than to give vast amounts of cash away to Blizzard for nothing. Not only that, you need a blizzard authenticator to use it (more monies for Blizz) and they want to know your name, address and phone number.

No you don't , fuckfaces. That's private info you do NOT get to distribute to your advertising buddies.

Which brings up my next question. Since i'm now definitely never going to use the RMAH and I'd rather castrate myself with a rusty spoon than play public games , nor do I know any friends getting D3, then why does the game need a pointless, constant online connection when all I want is offline singleplayer?

Why don't they simply ask you if you want to use the online components of the game and if you say 'No' your game is permanently locked out from their servers? Simple, no mess, no fuss. I'd be happy.

I already know that I'll stop playing D3 the instant Guild Wars 2 is released. In the meantime, I have League of Legends to keep me occupied. In fact, I even told a friend of mine that "I probably won't even play this until I get sick of Guild wars 2 and LoL."

This brings me to my final question, why am I even bothering with this game? Yes, it's Diablo 3. Yes, I love it. But guess what? I loath and detest virtually every other aspect about how this game has been produced and developed.

I think there's an expensive, collectors edition on order that needs to be cancelled.
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 6 months ago
Agreed. I loved D2. Was waiting for D3 eagerly.
Then they say 'full online, even single-playing'. Fuck this.
Then, real money into the equation. Fuck this sideways.
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
Pretty much this.  I'd still buy it up in a heartbeat if they added an offline singleplayer mode.
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 6 months ago
Same!
Then you people wouldn't hear from me again for a couple years @.@
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
Same.  xD
PlaneshifterLair
6 years, 6 months ago
Hopefully someone finds out how to make a home-server, like they did in the past for Ragnarok and stuff like that =P
KevinSnowpaw
6 years, 6 months ago
If you can play the game without useing there stupid auction house maybe consider it otherwise, fuck blizzard, I don't like them much anyway, play torch light 2.
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
I might just look at Torchlight 2 now.
Ryushusupercat
6 years, 6 months ago
If you like horror games, you should buy Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It's published by an indie company called Frictional Games, and the game itself is only $20.
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
I have heard about that.  Though I watched a play through of part of it on youtube and it didn't seem scary. It was more like the protagonist was drunk or high or something.  Probably both.
Ryushusupercat
6 years, 6 months ago
He's not drunk or high, but he is an amnesiac. I'm not going to spoil just WHY he wanted to lose his memory, though.
KrishnaKarnak
6 years, 6 months ago
Yeah Blizz's bs is starting to get to me to. Shame, I enjoyed the beta weekend of D3 so goddamn much, too. I'll still be getting the game (everyone I know online and at work are all hopping on it, of course), but I sure wish Blizz would fuck off. They don't need another tier to their Cash Mountain.
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
They are first an foremost a business company out to make a profit.  Whilst I can't fault them for doing so, that doesn't mean I have to like their methods.
KW
KW
6 years, 6 months ago
Computer gaming is dead. I don't buy any computer games from big budget developers anymore, my most recent non-indie title is from 2001 I think. I still buy from small devs like Spiderweb Software, but mainstream PC games these days are just an endless barrage of punish-paying-customers-for-piracy bullshit. The constant internet connection is to make sure you're using a legit copy of the game. People who steal their entire game collections eventually get around all of that shit, even if they have to re-code half the game to do so, and then post the hacked version online. These anti-piracy measures hurt no one except those who actually paid for the game. I'm primarily a console gamer, the only computer games I play anymore are old big budget titles like Diablo 2 or indie titles like Avernum. Also Cave Story.
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
Don't get me started on crap like unlock codes and on disk DLC.    You are right though.   These measures are nothing but a kick to the balls for legitimate gamers.
Ryushusupercat
6 years, 6 months ago
Verily! I have happened upon another irate PC gamer!

You should try out Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It's published by an indie company called Frictional Games, and the full game itself is only $20. The demo is free, and you don't have to be online to play the game (demo or full).
Gothica
6 years, 6 months ago
i seen this coming dood in a vision i'd say cancle it put the munny on BORDERLANDS 2 :3
Kaon
6 years, 6 months ago
Oh, i'm canceling it alright.
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