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Diablo 3: Blizzard to remove PvP from launch

MephsterMephster Tyria, NJPosts: 1,188Member

I think the game has been in developement for about oh say 50 years now and they still can't get it right. What have they been doing ?

 

Article - http://www.rpgreporter.com/2012/03/10/blizzard-remove-diablo-3-pvp-for-launch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rpgreporter+%28RPG%3A+IncGamers%29 

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  • KhrymsonKhrymson Eorzea, MOPosts: 3,090Member

    Sounds good to me.  I'll never touch the PvP anyway, so the sooner they get the 1P/Co-op experience on shelves for me to play, the better!

  • AdalwulffAdalwulff Sacramento, CAPosts: 1,152Member

    I would never trust Blizzard to create balanced PvP, they should stick with PvE and raiding.

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  • CorehavenCorehaven Colorado Springs, COPosts: 1,538Member

    I stopped being interested in the game when they revealed you had to have a net connection to play it at all.   Now no PVP either.   Game just seems worse and worse to me all the time. 

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAPosts: 6,068Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Mephster

    I think the game has been in developement for about oh say 50 years now and they still can't get it right.  What have they been doing ? 

    Well it sure wasn't on the chat feature.

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  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Mephster

    I think the game has been in developement for about oh say 50 years now and they still can't get it right. What have they been doing ?

     

    Article - http://www.rpgreporter.com/2012/03/10/blizzard-remove-diablo-3-pvp-for-launch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rpgreporter+%28RPG%3A+IncGamers%29 

    More like 10 or so years but ya sarcasm is great. The game has been redone 2-3 times now, the original version was by blizzard north btw so obviously they're long gone so it was changed.

    Either way, blizzard is telling us its not ready and providing us with the pve aspect. You can CHOOSE to purchase it KNOWING the PvP is not yet available or you can wait.. still KNOWING the PvP is not yet available.

    I don't see the issue, they aren't hiding that it isn't ready and are giving you the choice.

  • Angier2758Angier2758 Mt. Prospect, ILPosts: 1,011Member

    Originally posted by Aori

    Originally posted by Mephster

    I think the game has been in developement for about oh say 50 years now and they still can't get it right. What have they been doing ?

     

    Article - http://www.rpgreporter.com/2012/03/10/blizzard-remove-diablo-3-pvp-for-launch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rpgreporter+%28RPG%3A+IncGamers%29 

    More like 10 or so years but ya sarcasm is great. The game has been redone 2-3 times now, the original version was by blizzard north btw so obviously they're long gone so it was changed.

    Either way, blizzard is telling us its not ready and providing us with the pve aspect. You can CHOOSE to purchase it KNOWING the PvP is not yet available or you can wait.. still KNOWING the PvP is not yet available.

    I don't see the issue, they aren't hiding that it isn't ready and are giving you the choice.

    I think it's more about the game being in development for so long yet they cut pvp.....  I swear this needs to be a case study for IT students.

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,035Member Uncommon

    They've only been working on it a few years, I really don't think anyone there gave a crap about diablo 3 after LoD.  They only cared about WoW really.

     

    I worry about this game after seeing all these changes, and the way you could plan a character and do funky builds and interesting combos in D2 is completely absent here.  It was probably what kept me playing D2 for so long.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Angier2758

    Originally posted by Aori


    Originally posted by Mephster

    I think the game has been in developement for about oh say 50 years now and they still can't get it right. What have they been doing ?

     

    Article - http://www.rpgreporter.com/2012/03/10/blizzard-remove-diablo-3-pvp-for-launch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rpgreporter+%28RPG%3A+IncGamers%29 

    More like 10 or so years but ya sarcasm is great. The game has been redone 2-3 times now, the original version was by blizzard north btw so obviously they're long gone so it was changed.

    Either way, blizzard is telling us its not ready and providing us with the pve aspect. You can CHOOSE to purchase it KNOWING the PvP is not yet available or you can wait.. still KNOWING the PvP is not yet available.

    I don't see the issue, they aren't hiding that it isn't ready and are giving you the choice.

    I think it's more about the game being in development for so long yet they cut pvp.....  I swear this needs to be a case study for IT students.

    After blizzard north was scrapped in 05, D3 was restarted from the ground up. PvP was a late addition and a mild after thought when announced. Though i'm pretty sure PvP will be awesome when added as it will get full attention now that the core game is done.. dungeon crawling and loot.

  • ScypherothScypheroth P.A, SKPosts: 264Member

    D3 is going to take up alot of my time...have a feeling immma be losing my job when this game releases lolz. Games epic.

  • unclemounclemo parker, COPosts: 396Member Uncommon

    With the recent managment shake-ups you gotta wonder what is going on over there at Blizzard.

  • 69Cuda69Cuda none of your fucking bussinesPosts: 251Member

    The PvP portion will be released as a subscription service called...D3Elite.

  • wrightstufwrightstuf Carlsbad, CAPosts: 655Member Uncommon

    Hmm, I can see it now..."Expansion announced for Diablo 3 featuring many new features, including PvP!...only 59.99"

    Blizz kinda made me gun shy after their decision to split Starcraft into 3 games.

    Oh well, PvP isnt a big draw for me anyway, and I love the game, so they'll get me anyway.

     

    Dunno, Blizz sure seems to be the money grubbers lately. Werent they the 1st ones to intrduce the 60 dollar PC game?

  • infamouswhoisinfamouswhois Omega CityPosts: 185Member

    Originally posted by wrightstuf

    Dunno, Blizz sure seems to be the money grubbers lately. Werent they the 1st ones to intrduce the 60 dollar PC game?

     

    I have no idea but I was wondering what was up when i went to check the price of it. I though PC games were usually $50, even the digitial one was $60

  • MMOarQQMMOarQQ BoogalululuPosts: 636Member

    I'd rather give my 60 bucks to a sect of baby eating satanists at this point.

    I've already purchased SWTOR. I won't make a steady habit of supporting incompetence and mediocrity.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by yutty

    Originally posted by wrightstuf

    Dunno, Blizz sure seems to be the money grubbers lately. Werent they the 1st ones to intrduce the 60 dollar PC game?

     

    I have no idea but I was wondering what was up when i went to check the price of it. I though PC games were usually $50, even the digitial one was $60

    Blizzard was not the first to do the 59.99 PC game. It was a tie between their daddy actifail and EA. Both handle console games which are usually 59.99 so they figured why stop there.

    Alot of AAA pc games are going the 59.99 route now, its annoying.

  • ChrisboxChrisbox Monroe, NJPosts: 1,707Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by MMOarQQ

    I'd rather give my 60 bucks to a sect of baby eating satanists at this point.

    I've already purchased SWTOR. I won't make a steady habit of supporting incompetence and mediocrity.

    1.7 million will support it though..so you mean???  Same thing with diablo.  I'd wait for pvp if I liked the game enough

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  • MMOarQQMMOarQQ BoogalululuPosts: 636Member

    Originally posted by Chrisbox

    Originally posted by MMOarQQ

    I'd rather give my 60 bucks to a sect of baby eating satanists at this point.

    I've already purchased SWTOR. I won't make a steady habit of supporting incompetence and mediocrity.

    1.7 million will support it though..so you mean???  Same thing with diablo.  I'd wait for pvp if I liked the game enough

     

    1.7 million people can all go jump off the proverbial bridge for all I care.

    Just because 10 million people buy a 50 Cent album, it doesn't make his music any less trashy.

  • CelciusCelcius Franklin, TNPosts: 1,000Member Uncommon

    I could wait 6 months for PvP if it means getting the game faster. Its gonna be good, haters gonna hate. The game will speak for itself when it comes out and sells a few million copies out of the gate as well as have stellar reviews.

  • majimaji ColognePosts: 1,995Member Uncommon

    Diablo has always been a PvE focused game.

    I'm sure people can get the PvP later as  a DLC.

    Let's play Fallen Earth (blind, 300 episodes)

    Let's play Guild Wars 2 (blind, 45 episodes)

  • NetspookNetspook OsloPosts: 1,503Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Corehaven

    I stopped being interested in the game when they revealed you had to have a net connection to play it at all.   Now no PVP either.   Game just seems worse and worse to me all the time. 

     

    Sounds like you expected PvP and no internet requirement. Lol...

  • uohaloranuohaloran ., GAPosts: 811Member

    As if it matters at all.  Serious waste of developer allocation.

    Wonder how much of the game they were balancing around it, because it's clear they gave less of a shit about the rest of WoW's balance when arenas came along.

    They need to seriously create a roadmap of things they can accomplish.

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by uohaloran

    As if it matters at all.  Serious waste of developer allocation.

    Wonder how much of the game they were balancing around it, because it's clear they gave less of a shit about the rest of WoW's balance when arenas came along.

    They need to seriously create a roadmap of things they can accomplish.

    Considering WoW was mainly balanced around PvE first and PvP second.. i doubt D3 was balanced around PvP.

  • IsometrixIsometrix LoginAutoPosts: 256Member

    First Blizzcon gets cancelled, then they lay off 600 staff members, then they tell us to manage our expectations on Diablo 3 and not to expect too much from it, now they're removing one of the main reasons many buy the game in the first place to patch it in later, when they haven't even announced a release date yet. Meanwhile, they still get 10 million * $15 a month from WoW. 

    I guess Blizzard isn't what is used to be anymore :(

  • uohaloranuohaloran ., GAPosts: 811Member

    Originally posted by Aori

    Originally posted by uohaloran

    As if it matters at all.  Serious waste of developer allocation.

    Wonder how much of the game they were balancing around it, because it's clear they gave less of a shit about the rest of WoW's balance when arenas came along.

    They need to seriously create a roadmap of things they can accomplish.

    Considering WoW was mainly balanced around PvE first and PvP second.. i doubt D3 was balanced around PvP.

    From the time I last played, which granted has been a long time (near-end of WotLK), they were making class balance decisions based around the arena that affected all aspects of the game in attempt to salvage their ever-boring box PvP design.

    I think the fact that they wanted to expand Diablo's already primitive PvP system despite it being the absolute last type of game where PvP could competitively flourish shows they still hold some bits of that mentality.

    Luckily, though, they scrapped it.  Unfortunately, scrapping it this close to release and far into design probably means very little other than it's another facet of the game that they've wasted time on that could have been better spent elsewhere.

  • warmaster670warmaster670 Simcoe, ONPosts: 1,384Member

    Originally posted by Isometrix

     

    I guess Blizzard isn't what is used to be anymore :(

    You're just figuring this out now? welcome to 5 years ago.

    Apparently stating the truth in my sig is "trolling"
    Sig typo fixed thanks to an observant stragen001.

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