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Diablo 3: 6.3 Million and Rising

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  • HurricanePipHurricanePip Sommerille, MAPosts: 167Member
    Originally posted by Coolit

    It's really no surprise considering they gave a free copy away with a wow subscription if you signed up for 12 months gametime.

    My fiends still play wow and were saying just the other night on vent that most of the people on their in-game friends list are playing Diablo as in 90% of them. I'd be interested to see the wow figures over the same period as I expect most of them will have migrated from wow to diablo and will stay there until MOP launches.

    I forgot about that.  It would be interesting to know.

    Personally, I don't get the D3 hype.  It's looks like the same isometric action-RPG from 10 years ago with slightly better graphics.  Diablo looks like a clone of itself and with F2P and $20 action-RPG alternatives ... seems kind silly to buy D2.5 for $60.

    If you don't worry about it, it's not a problem.

  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COPosts: 2,225Member
    Originally posted by HurricanePip
    Originally posted by Coolit

    It's really no surprise considering they gave a free copy away with a wow subscription if you signed up for 12 months gametime.

    My fiends still play wow and were saying just the other night on vent that most of the people on their in-game friends list are playing Diablo as in 90% of them. I'd be interested to see the wow figures over the same period as I expect most of them will have migrated from wow to diablo and will stay there until MOP launches.

    I forgot about that.  It would be interesting to know.

    Personally, I don't get the D3 hype.  It's looks like the same isometric action-RPG from 10 years ago with slightly better graphics.  Diablo looks like a clone of itself and with F2P and $20 action-RPG alternatives ... seems kind silly to buy D2.5 for $60.

    i guess maybe most people don't care about graphic styles as much as posters here do?  look how popular minecraft is.

    ive never had a problem with the isometric view i actually really like it,  i can barely stand all the first person view games..gives me headaches.

    i personally like more stylized graphics then realistic...although i do love skyrims graphics..but too many games that go for realism end up making it look bad and i can't stand it lol.

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAPosts: 1,704Member

    I'm not surprised...  I have very few friends who are gamers yet I know several people playing Diablo 3, which is several more than I have ever known to play pretty much anything.

    I have been playing and it is a good game, very similar to D2, and high quality for what it is.  In my opinion, the high #'s reflect its marketing more than its quality, but Blizzard still 'has it'.

    I don't like what WoW has done to the MMO genre but I am a fan of Blizzard and have played all their games (aside from WoW expansions).

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  • clankyaspclankyasp sydneyPosts: 213Member

    lol@haters........take this.

  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common
    Originally posted by dronfwar

    ahh pffffffff

     

    FarmVille Surpasses 80 Million Users

    lolz....farmwhat?? must be some facebook "game" i presume?

    Facebook games aint even games....

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  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common
    Originally posted by clankyasp

    lol@haters........take this.

     

    idd.....^^this^^

     

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  • Chrome1980Chrome1980 LondonPosts: 511Member
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    Originally posted by Vutar

    More interesting would be to see the number of people who continued playing it after the first hour of play. Everyone I know except one person uninstalled the game very quickly. The one guy who kept playing it is a diehard diablo fan who was still playing D2 on and off before D3's release.

    I don't believe you for a second.

     

    If random guy on the internet doesn't believe me then I must be lying.

    And you are not a random guy? what makes you so epcial that we should believe you?

  • StarIStarI Mount EverestPosts: 925Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yuui

    Bought reviews have been factually proven by more than one incident.

    Blizz fanbois and apologists also have a factual evidence of existing. 

    The fact that D3 was not made by same developer team is also not something the general public knows or ha da way of knowing, as proven by both their reactions to Torchlight and comments on Diablo 3.

    Please try to argue over the obvious truth that D3 is biggest target of gold sellers and hackers in last few years. Please do. The Account Hacking incident this week that was a huge fiasco on Blizz's part just reinforces it. 

    The last point is pretty much supported by marketing theory.

     

    So yeah. Facts.

     

     

    D3 is pure fun. Fact. :)

  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 tampa, FLPosts: 300Member

    i had writen this really cool paragraph describing my monk but shitty firefox crashed on me im so switching to chrome -__-

     

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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    Some of the most fun and addicting experience I've had in awhile.  Just hit 60 tonight and I can't wait to mess around with more builds and gear combinations on my Witch Doctor.  Great game.  I never played D1 or D2 so hack and slash is a little new to me but I must say, D3 has got a lot going for it.  Its super casual, but has super hardcore elements as well.  It doesn't require long gaming sessions.  Its easy to jump in and play with people that are different levels. 

    Also, its so fun to theorycraft.  Seriously.  Everybody I talk to loves the fact that you can change your abilities at any time.  I think its fantastic.  One moment I will be soloing and need a strong CC/kite build and the next moment I'll be with some friends and can switch to a super strongmnuking/aoe build.  Awesome.  Can't wait to see whats in store for pvp.

  • NetspookNetspook OsloPosts: 1,503Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Puremallace

    Next step sub fee for content patches

     

    Not sure if anyone has said this yet, but:

    With the exception of PvP, there will not be any content patches at all for D3. Only balancing and bug fixes. There's a Blizzard comment about this on the EU D3 forums. Sorry, too lazy to dig up a link now, but search for yourself if you need proof.

  • Dreamysher28Dreamysher28 Sebringville, ONPosts: 3Member Uncommon

    6.3 mil? thats more players than WoW....lol

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,406Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yuui
    Originally posted by DarkPony

    Crazy numbers and I didn't even buy it yet.

    I wonder what Diablo 4 will do when it launches in 2036.

     

    Chances are, with how much Blizzard has fallen and how far away from its roots Diablocraft 3 is, that Diablo 4 will be just a facebook game or console-only fps. 

    Diablo 4 will be out in 10 years. By that time, you will either just be having kids or buying Depends.

  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member
    Originally posted by Dreamysher28

    6.3 mil? thats more players than WoW....lol

    How many COPIES of WoW have sold over it's lifetime? A few more than 6.3 million i'll wager.

     

    Remember, WoW numbers are ACTIVE SUBSCRIBERS, D3 has no subs fee so it's impossible to know how many people are actually playing form the info provided, be careful comparing apples and oranges.

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  • zinger71zinger71 Fort St John, BCPosts: 57Member
    I wasn't immediately sold...even though the game was part of my WoW annual pass. As I've put more time into the game, I have come to appreciate it for what it is. It's Diablo 2 on steroids and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Blizzard had to likely make some tough decisions. Stick with the D2 formula and have the gaming community rip them a new one for playing it safe and not being innovative or changing the game enough after 1.2 decades. Or make so many radical changes that the Diablo purists were storming the Blizzard gates. They were fanned either way. Twelve years is a long wait and both anticipation and expectations were very high. I do not envy Blizzard for having to live up to either of them. It's a good game, a great escape and a nice change from the typical MMO fare. Not gonna lie, the always online DRM of the whole thingy is kinda...meh. Latency on a single player game? What? That aside, it doesn't completely take away from another fine addition to the Diablo family. Well worth the 60 bucks and the ridiculous sales...to date.
  • zinger71zinger71 Fort St John, BCPosts: 57Member
    Meant to say "damned" either way. Darn autocorrect.
  • loulakiloulaki PatrasPosts: 918Member

    hype for ever...

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  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAPosts: 819Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    Originally posted by Coolit

    It's really no surprise considering they gave a free copy away with a wow subscription if you signed up for 12 months gametime.

    My fiends still play wow and were saying just the other night on vent that most of the people on their in-game friends list are playing Diablo as in 90% of them. I'd be interested to see the wow figures over the same period as I expect most of them will have migrated from wow to diablo and will stay there until MOP launches.

     Actually, the 6.3 numbers DO NOT include WoW Annual Pass (1.2 million more) or the people in Asian territories playing it via cafes. Insane, I know.

    @Nadia - On the right track, but read the press release again. That 6.3 is JUST people who bought it through traditional means. I mean, holy CRAP. Even analysts undershot this one's pull. It's no wonder the servers crapped out.

    Wow... that's not even taking into account the internet cafes?!?  I'd love to know how many more players that would account for, on top of the 6.3 million.

  • wrightstufwrightstuf Carlsbad, CAPosts: 655Member Uncommon

    Looks like all the doomsayers here didn't try hard enough.

  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAPosts: 819Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by wrightstuf

    Looks like all the doomsayers here didn't try hard enough.

    I get the feeling a lot of them had no intention of playing it beyond the limited "Skeleton King" beta anyway.

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