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Diablo 3 sells over 12 million, WoW has over 9.6 million subscribers

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,661Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Aeonblades
    Who cares. They haven't had anything worth playing really since the first few months of WoW and D2. 12 million copies or not, D3 is completely dead for online play. And WoW...well let's just say things haven't worked out for people who actually want a game to play.

    LOL .. so much hate.

    D3 is still top 10 on xfire, and certainly way more people are playing it, than something like Eve. Want to be the expansion is going to sell millions?

    You do realize online play doesnt mean being logged into xfire while you are solo farming act 3 inferno right? If that is your definition of online play I really feel sorry for you. Who uses xfire anymore anyway? It's like bragging about having a nice set of sneakers, no one cares about your shoes.

    Every game they make will sell millions. That doesn't mean its worth playing or even a good product. I was one of the biggest Blizzard fanboys in the world back during D2 and WC2/3 days, but I feel like they have completely lost track of what made them great.

    I will say this, despite my utter disappointment in Blizzard, if the D3 xpac looks good, I'll buy it if not just to get my money's worth out of the original. The D2 xpac greatly improved D2 imo, even though the original was pretty damn good too.

    Twist it however way you want but you said online was dead which is clearly not the case. I have never had any problems finding parties to play with and there are tons of people online. This is something I cant say for a lot of other games. The original D2 was kind crappy. LoD made that game great.

    Mission in life: Vanquish all MMORPG.com trolls - especially TESO, WOW and GW2 trolls.

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Some things can be popular and good like say skyrim.

    But yeah stick me in the hipster camp. As you get older you start to realise most people are morons, hence the popularity of plastic manufactured pop music, low iq required reality television, books "penned" by z list "celebrities" and "sod plot add more explosions and t&a" movies.

    So anyone who has different taste in music, movies or games is a moron? could you be any more full of yourself? i am also getting old and i have friends who are in their 40's but none of them is arrogant like you. So is it really about getting older or that is who you are as a person?

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by fivoroth
     

    Twist it however way you want but you said online was dead which is clearly not the case. I have never had any problems finding parties to play with and there are tons of people online. This is something I cant say for a lot of other games. The original D2 was kind crappy. LoD made that game great.

    Plus, it is still top 11 on xfire when i checked 5 min ago. That is "less dead" than many games and miles ahead of games like Eve.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.
  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or someone with a very refined taste and better than everyone else, But in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or something and better than everyone else, but in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    I believe the correct Internet meme for this is "Cool story Brah"

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or something and better than everyone else, but in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    I believe the correct Internet meme for this is "Cool story Brah"

    yes brah!! cool true story!

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

    image

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or someone with a very refined taste and better than everyone else, But in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    I would give my right arm to stop being invited to family functions.  Is this how I go about it?

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    You know who's more annoying my "brother in law" he turns up at the pub and puts on an hours worth of Robbie Williams on the Juke box leaving me to negotiate him not getting battered by the regulars.
  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or something and better than everyone else, but in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    I believe the correct Internet meme for this is "Cool story Brah"

    yes brah!! cool true story!

    Cool, good to know its ok to ostracise a family member for his highbrow taste in films and music.

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,498Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Atleast you are honest. I used to have a cousin like you. Always nagging and making fun of friends and family. trying to make them feel bad for what they wear, music they listen to, movies they watch etc etc.

    Its been 6 years now and no one invites him to family get together anymore. Last time i heard his girlfriend also got fed up of him because he constantly made her feel like crap. He is 45 year old and single.

    He is by far  the most annoying person i have met. Someone you wouldn't want in your company when you go out. Although, in his mind he thinks he is Bond or something and better than everyone else, but in reality no one gives a crap about him.

    I believe the correct Internet meme for this is "Cool story Brah"

    yes brah!! cool true story!

    Cool, good to know its ok to ostracise a family member for his highbrow taste in films and music.

    He didn't say they ostracised him for his taste. He said they ostracised him for making other people feel like shit for their tastes. People that attack others on their tastes because they believe their own to be superior reap what they sow. Taste is also often not as exclusive as "high brow" internet wannabes would like others to believe.

  • XiaokiXiaoki White Pigeon, MIPosts: 2,601Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by dimnikar
    Hilarous how people start with conspiracy theories about fake numbers with the sub definition disclaimer right there in the first post.

     

    I am simply FORCED to conclude the vast majority of you here are incapable of comprehending text.

     

    It's not even legalese, for Pete's sake.


    Oh, most people dont think Blizzard is lying they just think that Asian subscribers shouldnt count because "Asian" automatically means Chinese and Chinese players pay "pennies on the hour".


    They then have a "well thought out and researched" reason as to why Chinese subscribers comprise "80% to 90%" of total WoW subscribers.


    And if you point out something like "wait, then how can WoW make $1 billion a year in revenue if 90% of the player base subscribes for pennies?" well theres a perfectly "logical" answer for that too. Its because Blizzard "steals" from its players by charging for services like server transfers and race changes or selling mounts.

    Because as we all know selling mounts or pets once a year that generates a couple million in cash adds up to a billion every year.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    Me and my WoW kiddie friends went to a fine dining restaraunt and ordered an exquisit meal with some wonderful wine.

     

    We were appaled by the classical music being piped in and we all complaind that it didn't taste like a MicDonalds Happy Meal. Very sad.

     

    I guess ShackyMo is right about us.

     

    The good thing is, after eating the disappointing meal, we asked for a refund...because that's what people do. right?

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Is it arrogance or hypocracy? Tell me, do you ever enjoy low brow mass appeal entertainment like the Avengers?

    In fact, if you are so high brow, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be going to your next art exhibit, or poetry appreciation meeting?

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    In fact, if you are so high brow, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be going to your next art exhibit, or poetry appreciation meeting?

    Everyone who is anyone knows that's on Thursdays

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    If not liking low brow shite makes me arrogant, so be it.

    Is it arrogance or hypocracy? Tell me, do you ever enjoy low brow mass appeal entertainment like the Avengers?

    In fact, if you are so high brow, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be going to your next art exhibit, or poetry appreciation meeting?

     

    Maybe he and his Mensa friends are having a group experiment? Mingle with the lower species...

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Psychow

    Me and my WoW kiddie friends went to a fine dining restaraunt and ordered an exquisit meal with some wonderful wine.

     

    We were appaled by the classical music being piped in and we all complaind that it didn't taste like a MicDonalds Happy Meal. Very sad.

     

    I guess ShackyMo is right about us.

     

    The good thing is, after eating the disappointing meal, we asked for a refund...because that's what people do. right?

    LOL ..i wish i can ask for a refund. Actually i do like go michilin star restaurant hunting with my wife, and we are going up to NAPA this weekend. Certainly i can spew "oh this wine has big bright fruit up front, less oak, and a good staying power" (BTW, i drink a huge pinot noir fan) but at the same time, it is no better or worse than enjoying a good milk shake or soda.

    I think ShackyMo is just pretentious. Entertainment is entertainment.

     

     

  • dotdotdashdotdotdash Llandrindod WellsPosts: 364Member
    Because as we all know selling mounts or pets once a year that generates a couple million in cash adds up to a billion every year.

    Try $2 million in 24 hours.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Well I wouldn't call avengers low brow really, its not a bad piece of escapism, the people behind it wanted to make a good film, not just make lots of money.

    It's like music, I don't particularly like heavy metal or opera, but I appreciate the people who do make it have a passion for it and want to make good art. But I hate with a passion plastic manufactured pop music, I had it as a kid when Pete waterman inflicted his ear wasps upon the nation, I have it now with Simon cowell and his collection of karaoke singers pumping out songs written by middle aged old farts. There's no art involved with that. It's all about the moolah.
  • supertouchmesupertouchme corpus christi, TXPosts: 68Member
    what's the purpose of this thread? to inform people that a company with an illustrious history was able to use popular IP to sell millions of games?
  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    Don't see how this is humanly possible. The game isn't very good in my opinion. Both auction houses ruined the entire Diablo experience.
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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by supertouchme
    what's the purpose of this thread? to inform people that a company with an illustrious history was able to use popular IP to sell millions of games?

    And shows that hate on a website matters very little in the market place?

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Cod_Eye

    And over 11 million are dissapointed and vow to never buy a Blizzard product again.

     

     

     

     

    Before ranting at me, I jest.

    Want to bet millions will buy Heart of the Swarm, and the D3 expansion?

    I am one of those millions.

    One simply can't argue against quality games.

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  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member
    Why does this matter every year for anyone? Most people actually don't care what the WOW numbers are and will not buy D4 because they scammed everyone with D3.
  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by BizkitNL
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Cod_Eye

    And over 11 million are dissapointed and vow to never buy a Blizzard product again.

     

     

     

     

    Before ranting at me, I jest.

    Want to bet millions will buy Heart of the Swarm, and the D3 expansion?

    I am one of those millions.

    One simply can't argue against quality games.

    I bet there are quite a few like you here. Just that they are not as vocal as the haters.

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