I could not get past the terrible camera looking down on hollow looking characters with some line drawn around our character,i guess we need to know what player is our character...sigh.
If this was 1990,i could see some interest but in 2017 it just looks like a cheap game.It looks more like a arpg setting and all the models look small to puny,barely visible overhead looks.
To me this is something that belongs in the archives,an old game perhaps some play time if nothing better out there but luckily we have tons better out there.
Makes me wonder why Kaplan actually thinks he is popular enough that we want to listen to him try to be smart?
As to the OW game,Epic already did this whole idea 20 years ago "a little late there blizz" only OW is like the half assed effort.Difference being NO TOOLS,NO modding community,NO game engine editor,NO single player game,yeah a half assed effort.
So they added heroes, a way over used theme by Blizzard but it supports a cash shop nicely.
NOBODY at Blizzard seems to know how to generate really good pvp maps,like pro rated maps nor do they have the proper ful array in the design to support the best possible pvp,just heroes and average maps.
IF OW allowed all skills to be available to each player,it would have improved the game 25% but you can't support a cash shop that way,,good job Blizzard,marketing 101,hope you pay your marketing team big dollars to do the obvious lol, but your game is sub par.
Bottom line,good thing they pay you the big bucks Kaplan because w/o the Blizzard brand behind you,you would be seeking employment elsewhere.
Geesh i had a brain cramp for about 15 seconds,forgot what the term ARPG stood for ,then as i was loading up some you tube vids i remembered "oh yeah SPAM gaming" and quickly turned it off.
This type of game imo is just super cheap crap gaming and has NO EXCUSE for not adding more to it's game.There is no reason they can't change up the spammy combat,no reason they can't add new types of content rather than just a BUILD game full of spam.
It is like this genre took FFX's sphere grid and removed the entire rest of the game for a few maps of meaningless wandering just looking for things to spam kill.
The "interest" which is the build,also gets old rather fast,at least for me,i can't imagine how people can play this over and over or for more than say a few weeks.It is also unlike the mmorpg genre a genre that is basically locked into it's simple design,not likely to see anyone else do anyting different,so EVERY single game becomes same old new skin,the same complaint we have for Wow clones.
Blizzard's marketing team is EASILY summed up in one sentence... Tell them about our numbers,tell them they should play because millions of others are playing. It is very weak marketing to take this approach,like you could hire a kid out of college to perform the marketing lead role for Blizzard and likely do a better job.
There is ONLY ONE thing that matters to me and it is not weather Joe Blow is playing,i only care about the game itself,what it offers,how much EFFORT went into it and the quality of the result.
You could tell me Obama,Wayne Gretzky,Trump,Lebron James are all playing and it would not do a single thing for me.I only care about the game,NOT the numbers.
As to the question above poster asked...I have no idea if they said that because this has ALWAYS been their tactic,so i highly doubt they said anything of the sort.
This SHOULD be part of the content EXPECTED right now in a purchase price.Let's cut the bull,this game is FOR SALE,they want your money to play it,simple as that. Selling a game and claiming unfinished and announcing content being worked on should be part of the same finished package and NOT an added sale.
This garbage marketing schemes need to stop,people need to stop supporting them,i have already decided Blizzard/Activision is a low ball scammy operation,they are not getting my money even if i think D2 is a good enough game to play and it is.
This is how giant corporations who have millionaire's like Kotick treat their customers,let's try and grind and rip them off as much as we can,screw them for making us rich. You as a developer/publisher do NOT deserve good media/press when you try to scam your customers who make you rich,you deserve the opposite,to be black balled,stop giving their entire operation money.
Let them rot for awhile,when they start feeling the pinch.let them come back begging for customers,drop the prices,support your customers properly with a proper amount of content warranted from a purchase price.
Terrible idea,Diablo is not a good game ...period,it is a simple map generator with simplistic spam killing,i hate these mindless games.However this is typical of Blizzard ,they like to rehash the same products,they know they will sell no matter how good the game is people will buy it.I played Diablo,i know i won't be buying it as a mmo,it will be a lazy production,likely 1 year and already in the market.
"EARLY ACCESS" is NOT the day people are waiting for,they are waiting for a finished product ,a game we can see and decide if it is worth investing time and money into.
This is nothing more than a cash grab,free money without having a finished product and by claiming EARLY access ,TRIES to escape criticism.
Well it doesn't work that way,you don't get to have your cake and eat it too.If you are asking money to play your game,it is a SALE,IDC that two words "Early access" allows you to circumvent the law.
What SHOULD be happening and what promotion/endorsement sites like mmorpg SHOULD be doing is forcing these lame ass devs/publishers to stand up and tell us exactly what is missing and when that content is coming.If it is EA as claimed,then you should have a long list of development features to come and SHOULD know when "within reason"they can be expected in the game.
I will tel you why it won't ever happen,they don't have the money to invest anymore in the game,they want your money so they can further invest "wing it"as money arrives and get rich off of half assed efforts.They will put in VERY little effort as proven over the years,their investors just want the money to roll and that is all they care about.
There has ONLY been ONE up front game developer EVER that has come right out with the long term development and timeline and that is Square Enix.I did notice one other recently but only after it was forced out,they did not come out on their own and it was only a very small to do list.Everything else in the industry is a secret,you know why,because they don't know wtf the yare doing moving forward,most devs sit and think about cheaper ways to make money with as little effort as possible,they do NOT want any guaranteed long term investments.
When players play games like it is some race then content runs out very quickly.When devs do not treat levels properly ,similar to aging then naturally players won't care about levels either,so a lazy design feeds bad players and bad gaming.
Look around at the top mmorpg's ,nothing but grinds,end game grinds and why i don't play any of them.I grew up loving level grinds and i don't mind that because levels should not fly by as if meaningless they should last similar to a year of aging.
I feel gamer's do NOT want to immerse themselves in a role playing world,they want to instead make every excuse to call slowish ideas grind and to rush through everything as fast as possible.So yeah i blame both gamer and dev,neither understand much about immersion in a mmorpg.
His act is very old,he uses the same persona in every single video.It is like a comedian using the same jokes at every venue,it gets old.
Obviously we all have our preferences,he obviously wants a simpleton Moba or ARPG where you only need to focus on one idea,personally more menus means more depth,means more effort done by the developer.it does not mean a guarantee to a better game,but doing far less does mean no chance at a great game.
One other idea i can't stand in games>>>points/trees,it is a really bad FAKE idea.People think points are actually doing something,the developer will NEVER allow you to do anything that breaks the game or makes you OP.
One very big misconception....WILL BE F2P,,,it will be CASH SHOP pushed not FREE.When someone mentions free to play,the intention is to play the game as intended and not some scaled down FREE version.it will NEVER be a free game where everyone can play for free with no cash shop.
Well i am glad he at least he had a well thought out argument,however i am not sold what so ever.
First of all comparing a terrible idea and justifying it based on other bad ideas does not sell the idea to me at all.
Yes i look at the problem from the straight vanilla fact that it is p2w and i am ok with that because anything excuse is just trying to detract from the fact it is p2w.
Even if it were not p2w i still would never condone loot boxes...period for ANY reason.I said from the very first day,devs will test the waters and slowly make them more intrusive over the years.
"paying more"well let them try and charge more,the market determines the price,if it is worth more,people will pay ,if not they won't simple really.This loot box idea was MEANT to be deceptive,meant to force more money out of gamer's.
Imo the players have full right to full refunds,even above that nonsense Steam tries to pull with the 2 hours played so no refund,that alone is bullshit because it can sometimes take more than 2 hours before you see when a developer is locking out gameplay/content/abilities behind another hidden paywall.