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News First Diablo IV gameplay (PC, PS4, X1). Come share your opinions.

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Ugh fucking online only?

So if I want to play a single player game during downtime on their end I can't? I don't understand. They specifically say dungeons, campaign, etc can all be played solo and private so why in the hell is it online only?
Literally the exact same questions we were asking about D3 when it was revealed and yep, the launch had an absolutely SHITLOAD of server downtime.
 

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Literally the exact same questions we were asking about D3 when it was revealed and yep, the launch had an absolutely SHITLOAD of server downtime.
I know. I was just hoping this shit wouldn't come up again is all. I should expect no less though really. Blizzard is not what they used to be.

I guess they have to do it so they can make sure they push ads for dlcs or for some in game content every time you turn on the game.

So I guess I'll be waiting a while before I buy it since I don't want to suffer for their online growing pains. Actually on 2nd thought, I'll wait a while and buy it for ps4 used off Ebay because I don't want to support them for this shit by buying it new.
 
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People thinking it would be a offline game are living in dreamland.

Pretty sure its going the path of exile way. I could even see this being locked into a subscription.
 
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Spukc

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it's online only because of cheaters

there's no way to bridge that gap, even the d2 team knew this
Amazing people are that fucking dumb they want offline for diablo.

Cheating on consoles ruined diablo 3 om consoles.

I refuse to play online with strangers at all.
 

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Amazing people are that fucking dumb they want offline for diablo.

Cheating on consoles ruined diablo 3 om consoles.

I refuse to play online with strangers at all.
Considering we received the option to play locally with friends is a fair tradeoff, IMO. Next time I come over to your house please roll up an extra chair to your PC so that we can play same-screen Diablo 3 together, if you don't mind.
 
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Amazing people are that fucking dumb they want offline for diablo.

Cheating on consoles ruined diablo 3 om consoles.

I refuse to play online with strangers at all.
Ah yes, fuck the people who may not want to be tethered to an internet connection and want to play a fantastic local co-op title. Stuck in an airport with shitty wi-fi? Well, fuck you! On a bus or train and want to kill some demons? Blizzard says that you should piss off! Diablo is only for those online!
 
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I think PC gamers (of which I am one) saw the online only coming from a mile off. It's console crowd that got surprised. We've already gone through the 7 stages :(

Anyone getting a Division/Destiny vibe from the approach they're taking? open world roaming, world events, grouping for dungeons, social hubs...?
 
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I think PC gamers (of which I am one) saw the online only coming from a mile off. It's console crowd that got surprised. We've already gone through the 7 stages :(

Anyone getting a Division/Destiny vibe from the approach they're taking? open world roaming, world events, grouping for dungeons, social hubs...?
Yes. It sucks. Day none.
 

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Ah yes, fuck the people who may not want to be tethered to an internet connection and want to play a fantastic local co-op title. Stuck in an airport with shitty wi-fi? Well, fuck you! On a bus or train and want to kill some demons? Blizzard says that you should piss off! Diablo is only for those online!
Yes play diablo 3 on consoles then
 

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it's online only because of cheaters

there's no way to bridge that gap, even the d2 team knew this
literally nothing is stopping them from allowing local sessions offline or on lan, Battle.net online sessions would still be server side

real reason is monetisation, nonstop data gathering in a live service to tailor their monetisation, limiting the player's ability to go outside their monetisation scheme, ie, the same as D3 and RMAH

so no good reason that benefits anyone playing the game really, but "muh cheatorz" is a nice copout, not like D2 had closed B.net or anything, and it totally stopped people from cheating in D3 too
imagine getting banned from playing SP in D2
 

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literally nothing is stopping them from allowing local sessions offline or on lan, Battle.net online sessions would still be server side

real reason is monetisation, nonstop data gathering in a live service to tailor their monetisation, limiting the player's ability to go outside their monetisation scheme, ie, the same as D3 and RMAH

so no good reason that benefits anyone playing the game really, but "muh cheatorz" is a nice copout, not like D2 had closed B.net or anything, and it totally stopped people from cheating in D3 too
imagine getting banned from playing SP in D2
it's not perfect but it's something, i think they just wanna run as much data through the server as possible
 

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it's not perfect but it's something, i think they just wanna run as much data through the server as possible
only thing that would be ok is offline only mode with no possibilities to play online ever.
so local only. Clearly the complete fuckery that is online diablo 3 on consoles is enough proof blizzard is right. Damn shame too
 

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only thing that would be ok is offline only mode with no possibilities to play online ever.
so local only. Clearly the complete fuckery that is online diablo 3 on consoles is enough proof blizzard is right. Damn shame too
There is nothing "fuckery" about the Diablo 3 Online on consoles. But hey, keep pushing for regressive ideas like mandating players always being connected to the internet.
 

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There is nothing "fuckery" about the Diablo 3 Online on consoles. But hey, keep pushing for regressive ideas like mandating players always being connected to the internet.
keep spewing bullshit
i went online on with the ps4 version. and suddenly my paragon went up 400 ? when some rando did some weird stuff in a grift
 

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keep spewing bullshit
i went online on with the ps4 version. and suddenly my paragon went up 400 ? when some rando did some weird stuff in a grift
What level was the Grift and what level was your paragon prior to the boost?

It is possible to power-level someone through Grifts, no hacking required.
 

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What level was the Grift and what level was your paragon prior to the boost?

It is possible to power-level someone through Grifts, no hacking required.
It was when i was oviously new in diablo. And my guess i went in a grift that was impossible to reach for non hacked players.
Anyway to make my point clear just check the leaders boards,

3 gems on a weapon or ring .. uhuh
 
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It was when i was oviously new in diablo. And my guess i went in a grift that was impossible to reach for non hacked players.
Anyway to make my point clear just check the leaders boards,

3 gems on a weapon or ring .. uhuh
The last time I played diablo 3 was when the necro launched. My brother and I were playing online coop. I boosted on of his lev 1 chars to level 100 in about fifteen minutes on level (7?) Difficulty.

Dropping in to an end game top tier rift as a level 1 character would easily boost you up in levels before youthe knew what happened
 

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It was when i was oviously new in diablo. And my guess i went in a grift that was impossible to reach for non hacked players.
Anyway to make my point clear just check the leaders boards,

3 gems on a weapon or ring .. uhuh
Yeah 3 gems on a ring is lol

I was just curious. I've never checked out the leaderboards to see what kind of gear those players are using.
 

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Diablo 4 looks really sweet. Much better than D3.
 

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And who the fuck thought a 'treasure goblin' was a good thing?! Sure, in an arcade game like Golden Axe it's fine, but it's completely immersion breaking when it just pops up in a game like this.
 
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I'm cautiously optimistic. I need my necromancer though, as I don't find any of these classes particularly interesting.

Lookin at Diablo 4 i ask myself how could they fuckup Diablo 3 in so many ways?
Jay Wilson. His visions for the franchise were shit.

why all the hate for d3? I think its fun af
If you'd played Diablo 2 you'd know what fun is. This isn't.
 
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