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Originally posted by Souldrainer Originally posted by Z3R01 Originally posted by Sebber Originally posted by BizkitNL Originally posted by Sebber Originally posted by zymurgeist Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
The game launched with minium content, no PvP, major server issues and a P2W AH. how was that not a failure?
Can you please tell me what a failure is then?
Game launched with plenty of content. More than Diablo 2 had actually with more on the way. Server issues lasted all of a week. The auction house has no effect unless you choose to use it. How can a single player game be pay to win? For a single player game a failure is a game that does not sell or does not work. Failures of single player games are pretty rare.
This have nothing to do with how bad this game was, why do you think the game have a rating of 4.1 on metacritic from the playerbase?
Because Metacritic is filled with trolls, as is every other "user review" site .
So people hate portal since the score is 9.5, and the only reason is because the "trolls" are upvoting it?
People dont Hate valve like they hate blizzard.
Valve is considered the PC gaming savior.
Since when is Valve considered the PC gaming savior and not Blizzard? Blizzard's games outsell theirs.
Originally posted by Gorelik Blizzard won't fail. They always have succeed in making dumb people give them money. The cycle will continues since there is no shortage of dumb people in the world.
Diablo 3 Expansion - Players will be cautious but may flock to it in the hopes of getting something out of Diablo 3 or be bitterly disappointed again. They can't afford to make the expansion bad. Also they have to fix the current game first.
Heart of the Swarm - People are familiar with Starcraft already and its engine is fully developed. The production costs of this game can be shifted to making everything a little better. People will buy this. I know I will but it may be after the price goes down. The story of the cast are still memorable and I know I still love the Starcraft storyline. I hope this goes well
Mists of Pandaria - Although WoW is bleeding subs it still retains a massive playerbase. It may make less money now but it certainly still makes money. The majority of players already invested in the game WILL buy the expansion because everyone else is. Peer pressure is powerful.
I can't say Blizzard is as innovative as it used to be. While they can boast about the superior graphics of their games they have lost touch with what makes a game worth playing. They really need to take a look at themselves as developers and try to re-establish their identity in the gaming community. It's turned into an ugly money hungry beast that's all about profit and not the game. Even if it wasn't their intention this is what players are starting to feel. They used to be great storytellers with snippet of lore that drew you ever deeper into their imagined worlds. Warcraft 2 wasn't about the graphics. It was about imagining the struggle in Azeroth and turning the tides of battle in your favor.
Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?
Originally posted by Skuall Originally posted by Gorelik Blizzard won't fail. They always have succeed in making dumb people give them money. The cycle will continues since there is no shortage of dumb people in the world.
Name your preferred game in a genre of theirs and I will describe to you how blizzards rendition isbetter.
Originally posted by Magnetia Mists of Pandaria - Although WoW is bleeding subs
WoW subs have been steady for 6 (or is it 9?) months now, and will obviously get a boost with MoP, at least initially. If its good, WoW may even grow a little again. If its bad, theyll drop down down to 8 million worldwide/2.5 mill NA/EU and still be the #1 MMORPG.
An end? No..
A steady and permanent decline yes, actiblizz is not the blizz of yesteryear and the coattails they have rode to fame have worn down and now they are left with a bunch of talentless corporate croonies that will struggle to change and adapt..
They stole the glory from $OE only to become hardheaded and entrenched like SOE themselves were for years and now its their turn to sit and watch while the gaming world slowly passes actiblizz by..
With vivendi wanting out of actiblizz it tells me all i need to know about the titan project..
Originally posted by Sebber Originally posted by darkness2468 This aint a troll post but in reality do you think there time is over?
Well if you look at the games they have made.
Starcraft was the most watched esport game, but now League of Legends have taken that titel.
World of Warcraft is in decline and i don't anything OMG stuff coming anytime soon.
Diablo 3 sold alot of copies, but the game was a failure in the eyes of the players.
Speak for yourself.
Anyway, what exactly do you all think will happen? All of a sudden Blizzard is not the company they once were and just like that, people stop playing their games? You think that will happen over night?
And you all do understand just how much 10 million is, don't you?
That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!
No. Their next Starcraft expansion will sell a ton. Their next mmo will sell a ton.
My theme song.
Unless their new upcomng mmo is fantastic, I think it is over but they always seem to find a way to wiggle their way out of bad situations. We'll see.
Grim Dawn, the next great action rpg!
If they at some point decide to stop going from one massive success to the other they might come to an end.
I hate people like you.
Because I play Blizzard games I'm "dumb?"
You sir, are an idiot.
The word "dumb" alone is the most useless and pathetic word in existence.
I guess you play really smart games yeah? No wait, you don't. You play clones of Blizzard games.
I play Blizzard games because I enjoy them, how would you feel if I called you "dumb" for playing a game you like?
Complete and utter idiot.
Not when every game they've released has been massive success. While MoP is questionable but they still have one game in development up their sleeve... well two. First is the mysterious "Titan" project that has their most talented Devs and the SC2 trilogy which 2 more expansions are to released. I don't see Blizz coming to an end for a vey very VERY long time.
I think their reputation is tarnished now, and I won't support them blindly anymore as I used to, Activision has ruined them.
Originally posted by darkness2468 This aint a troll post but in reality do you think there time is over?
I'm not sure how you think "their time is over" when they're making alot of ridiculous cash.
As a gamer, personally, their last good game was also the last one of theirs that I ever purchased. Diablo 2. They changed quite a bit from the company that I religously and without question followed from the 1990's. Diablo 1 & 2, Starcraft 1, Warcraft 2, and their associated expansions. That was the timeframe when I was a big fan of Blizzard.
The Blizzard that exists now is nothing at all like the Blizzard in the 1990s and very, very early 2000s. But I do acknowledge that they rake in alot of money. But as a game developer, I think they're rotten in their core.
"I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)
Originally posted by Kothoses"Some" people hate that game.
Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.- FARGIN_WAR
Originally posted by DiSpLiFFreally dumb thread to have on this website... If Blizzard is coming to an end then the gaming industry is in trouble. There is no better video game developer period.
Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 sold alot of copies, but the game was a failure in the eyes of the posters I've seen on the mmorpg.com forums, the bastion site for all who hate everything blizzard.
Outside of this site, it is considered pretty successful and fun. This is the worst site to come to for level-headed opinions when it comes to anything Blizzard.
You've come to the right place if looking for more than a few to say "yes". Their games are still strong. Diablo 3 might be a miss in the eyes of a few, but there are plenty who are content with the purchase. Personally, I've found Cata to be their strongest x-pack, even though I preferred vanilla wow.
Judging by the amount of attention Blizzard is getting for Pandas, MoP might be thier highest selling xpack ever -- even if alot of that attention is negative. There are websites basically stalking the Titan Project.
Blizzard has a reputation of making quality games, and I think that reputation is still largely intact. If it appears to you that Blizzard is falling, I would suggest holding onto your seat.
Originally posted by Zorgo Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 sold alot of copies, but the game was a failure in the eyes of the posters I've seen on the mmorpg.com forums, the bastion site for all who hate everything blizzard.
Outside of this site, it is considered pretty successful and fun. This is the worst site to come to for level-headed opinions when it comes to anything at all.
To OP...do you think my head will grow back if I cut it off?
When any competing MMO can come close to WoW's subscriber numbers, then I'll start taking posts like this serious.
Originally posted by bookworm438 Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
Yes it's a shame people will pay for garbage because of the Blizzard name. People are sheep.
Originally posted by qombi Originally posted by bookworm438 Originally posted by Sebber Diablo 3 wasn't a failure by any means. Don't think your represent "the players." It has two more expansions in the works.
So to not be a sheep, I need to agree with you? Makes sense to me....BAAAAAAAH
Of course it's dying. but as we know here ,free to play fully would be the last resort, but blizzards see's it flagship cashcow failing it will be fully free to play. and it would work and the rest of the industry would follow.
The production on Titan has increased so they might be worried. but not that much. you have no competiton when everyone keeps cloning your design and you are the top dog.
Wow will outlive many of it's players. and this is from a guy who hates Wow.