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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    They also insulted their fanbase

    "DO YOU NOT HAVE PHONES?"


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  • celtwulfceltwulf Member UncommonPosts: 61
    edited November 2018
    The fact they want to break into the mobile market isn't the main reason for people being angry as some keep trying to point out. It's because Blizzard themselves created this huge hype train for Diablo, & used that hype train to sell tickets, & then the closer it got to Blizzcon they out of nowhere started saying people were having unreal expectations. To make matters worse they are deleting comments from the youtube page. I could understand if it was full of hate speech but the majority are people just saying they're disappointed & that's all. 

    There are some already screaming that this is a hate train or whatever, but if someone saying they're disappointed is a hate train then I guess I'm part of it. The gaming community isn't what it was 10-15 years ago. If you insult it, it will fight back. Sometimes it gets way too carried away & needs to learn how to fight back in a constructive manner, but the fact still remains that most gamers will not tolerate being lied to or insulted. Hell, almost no consumer will.
    Post edited by celtwulf on
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    Gutlard
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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,358
    And how many times has nerd outrage like this ever translated into a product failing?

    Whoo, its got a lot of dislikes on Youtube.
    Justin Beiber's Baby video is almost to 10 million dislikes so obviously that means Beiber's career failed and he's living on the streets right? Oh, wait, nope, he's a huge star with lots of money.
  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member EpicPosts: 1,838
    They also insulted their fanbase

    "DO YOU NOT HAVE PHONES?"


    I think people are trying too hard with that one. It's not an insult, you just want it to be so you can complain about it.
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  • celtwulfceltwulf Member UncommonPosts: 61
    Xiaoki said:
    And how many times has nerd outrage like this ever translated into a product failing?

    Whoo, its got a lot of dislikes on Youtube.
    Justin Beiber's Baby video is almost to 10 million dislikes so obviously that means Beiber's career failed and he's living on the streets right? Oh, wait, nope, he's a huge star with lots of money.
    I think nerd outrage is a bit much & it isn't about the product failing. Most everyone knows it will not fail but people not accepting something can be constructive if handled correctly was the point. It has happened & can very much happen again.
  • IsilithTehrothIsilithTehroth Member UncommonPosts: 548
    edited November 2018
    I called this prior to the announcement and it makes sense, Blizzard have yet to leave a mark on the Mobile platform, now they will.

    I'm incredibly disappointed and glad I didn't buy a ticket, because Diablo news was all I was interested in.
    What is this game called hearthstone... It will never be popular on mobile! Anyways blizzard wtf. We've been clamouring for a diablo 4 or diablo mmorpg for years now and this mobile title is just a slap in the dick.

    Also its basically diablo 3 with some new abilities...wtf. Same classes and everything god...talk about milking a game to death.

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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    Xiaoki said:
    And how many times has nerd outrage like this ever translated into a product failing?

    Whoo, its got a lot of dislikes on Youtube.
    Justin Beiber's Baby video is almost to 10 million dislikes so obviously that means Beiber's career failed and he's living on the streets right? Oh, wait, nope, he's a huge star with lots of money.
    What I personally think this will do is cause them to get some Diablo 4 news out quicker than they would have done if this hadn't happened.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,216
    147k downvotes, keep it up guys.
  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,245
    MensurNyctelios

  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,245
    5players?  :D :'( :*

  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    edited November 2018
    The official forums are where it's at. There's a new negative topic appearing at 'least' every minute.. and I'm only looking at the EU one.

    Also, they've uploaded 2 new unlisted trailers, for US and EU, that are identical to the original one so there's a fresh one without negative ratings linked through BNet and helps spread the negative ratings and comments over multiple videos. Scummy.

    https://youtu.be/5iajnrdSj1o

    https://youtu.be/XfW3n1rpbdE

    They are not handling this well.. deleting comments and trying to hide the outrage. It's just going to make it worse.
    kjempff
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  • DragnelusDragnelus Member EpicPosts: 3,245
    Tbh I will still try it  :#

  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    DMKano said:
    Nyctelios said:
    Well, nobody here is saying their move does not make sense @DMKano
    We are saying we dislike it.

    They have their right to opt to pull some candy crush fiscal year carnival move...

    And we have the right to dislike it because as fans of their IPs it does not take our desires in consideration.

    I don't get your point in trying to see their side. We know their side: Money. Edit to add: We just expected more from them. Because we like them. Such cheap move is something below them.

    I am saying that us disliking it has zero impact on Blizzards bottom line in case of Diablo mobile.

    This is literally none of Blizzards concern - they knew that Diablo mobile would have zero appeal to your average Blizzcon patron - these are not your mobile players.

    They still chose to announce it at Blizzcon because they lose nothing if the crowd was disappointed, so might as well do it.

    Mobile players are often unaware of upcoming games because every day there's a huge number of them released. The ones that bubble to the top have huge marketing campaigns behind them - Blizzard can do that no problem.

    People have every right to be upset about whatever they want - it's a bit delusional to think that Blizzard has any obligations to live up to everyone's expectations as far as what products they release.

    The core issue is - unmet expectations create disappointment,  and that is not Blizzards problem, people have to manage their own expectations 


    You think no one at Blizzard cares that this is happening?

    I'm sorry but you're wrong. They are busting their balls right now trying to keep it quiet and minimize the damage. They would not be doing that if it didn't matter.
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  • IsilithTehrothIsilithTehroth Member UncommonPosts: 548
    Gutlard said:
    I don't like mobile games even on the can.... If gaming goes totally mobile that's when I'll know it's time to hang up the joystick, and then put down the controller after leaving the can.  :o

    Gut Out!
    Not a mobile gaming fan either but think for a minute on how many people world wide have gaming PCs, or Consoles, compared to how many own mobile devices.
    Pc is the most popular gaming device in other countries too. Its just Asian is such a huge population they skew the market in favor of mobile phones. 

    MurderHerd

  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,312
    DMKano said:

    I am telling you that Blizzard knew about the backlash and was ready to do damage control months ago. None of this is surprising to them - again because they know that 95% of Blizzcon crowd are not mobile players.

    Blizzard cares greatly about things that would impact their bottom line - upset forum posters and blizzcon crowd - they weren't gonna blow money on a mobile game anyways - so Blizzard is like - Fuck it  - we'll manage the fallout but Diablo Immortal can still be a major cash cow for us.
    Which is precisely why Blizzcon is a weird place to make the announcement. They could have generated the same buzz with 1/100th of the negative fan reaction if they had chosen to do the reveal anywhere other than Blizzcon.

    Expected or not the shitstorm of negativity they're getting is something you generally want to avoid.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    DMKano said:
    DMKano said:
    Nyctelios said:
    Well, nobody here is saying their move does not make sense @DMKano
    We are saying we dislike it.

    They have their right to opt to pull some candy crush fiscal year carnival move...

    And we have the right to dislike it because as fans of their IPs it does not take our desires in consideration.

    I don't get your point in trying to see their side. We know their side: Money. Edit to add: We just expected more from them. Because we like them. Such cheap move is something below them.

    I am saying that us disliking it has zero impact on Blizzards bottom line in case of Diablo mobile.

    This is literally none of Blizzards concern - they knew that Diablo mobile would have zero appeal to your average Blizzcon patron - these are not your mobile players.

    They still chose to announce it at Blizzcon because they lose nothing if the crowd was disappointed, so might as well do it.

    Mobile players are often unaware of upcoming games because every day there's a huge number of them released. The ones that bubble to the top have huge marketing campaigns behind them - Blizzard can do that no problem.

    People have every right to be upset about whatever they want - it's a bit delusional to think that Blizzard has any obligations to live up to everyone's expectations as far as what products they release.

    The core issue is - unmet expectations create disappointment,  and that is not Blizzards problem, people have to manage their own expectations 


    You think no one at Blizzard cares that this is happening?

    I'm sorry but you're wrong. They are busting their balls right now trying to keep it quiet and minimize the damage. They would not be doing that if it didn't matter.

    I am telling you that Blizzard knew about the backlash and was ready to do damage control months ago. None of this is surprising to them - again because they know that 95% of Blizzcon crowd are not mobile players.

    Blizzard cares greatly about things that would impact their bottom line - upset forum posters and blizzcon crowd - they weren't gonna blow money on a mobile game anyways - so Blizzard is like - Fuck it  - we'll manage the fallout but Diablo Immortal can still be a major cash cow for us.
    I think it's worse than they would have anticipated. People said similar things to what you're saying about Battlefront II at first. Social media can get out of control in ways marketing teams can't predict these days.

    It's already getting near the point where it won't only be gaming sites talking about it. Big fish like UniLad will be all over it soon, they probably have it on the agenda already, and then it won't just be the Blizzcon crowd and forums lurkers complaining about it.
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  • Erinak1Erinak1 Member UncommonPosts: 169
    edited November 2018
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:

    I am telling you that Blizzard knew about the backlash and was ready to do damage control months ago. None of this is surprising to them - again because they know that 95% of Blizzcon crowd are not mobile players.

    Blizzard cares greatly about things that would impact their bottom line - upset forum posters and blizzcon crowd - they weren't gonna blow money on a mobile game anyways - so Blizzard is like - Fuck it  - we'll manage the fallout but Diablo Immortal can still be a major cash cow for us.
    Which is precisely why Blizzcon is a weird place to make the announcement. They could have generated the same buzz with 1/100th of the negative fan reaction if they had chosen to do the reveal anywhere other than Blizzcon.

    Expected or not the shitstorm of negativity they're getting is something you generally want to avoid.

    Not necessarily - it might help Diablo Immortal catch the ear of mobile players - could be the ripple that Blizzard can magnify into a tidal wave with marketing dollars and get the game to the top of mobile charts.

    A product announcement that upsets those who were never gonna buy it  - not really a bad thing. Creating a ripple in the news that will bubble up said product to the attention of  actual intended consumers - not bad either.

    But the flip-side is annoying the fans that already, you know, give them money. I agree with Iselin that if they had intended this, they would have just released it as news instead of hyping it up so much about a new Diablo game if they honestly knew that this would be the backlash. Caching in on your existing playerbase to create a wave of discussion is definitely a viable and popular way to make money, but I just don't see Blizzard honestly being ok with it tainting the whole Blizzcon because that is what it has done. This will now be the Blizzcon where they announced the Diablo game everyone hated. So maybe they counted on some negativity but I doubt they expected this.

    Edit: Especially after the problems with BfA
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,312
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:

    I am telling you that Blizzard knew about the backlash and was ready to do damage control months ago. None of this is surprising to them - again because they know that 95% of Blizzcon crowd are not mobile players.

    Blizzard cares greatly about things that would impact their bottom line - upset forum posters and blizzcon crowd - they weren't gonna blow money on a mobile game anyways - so Blizzard is like - Fuck it  - we'll manage the fallout but Diablo Immortal can still be a major cash cow for us.
    Which is precisely why Blizzcon is a weird place to make the announcement. They could have generated the same buzz with 1/100th of the negative fan reaction if they had chosen to do the reveal anywhere other than Blizzcon.

    Expected or not the shitstorm of negativity they're getting is something you generally want to avoid.

    Not necessarily - it might help Diablo Immortal catch the ear of mobile players - could be the ripple that Blizzard can magnify into a tidal wave with marketing dollars and get the game to the top of mobile charts.

    A product announcement that upsets those who were never gonna buy it  - not really a bad thing. Creating a ripple in the news that will bubble up said product to the attention of  actual intended consumers - not bad either.

    The mobile market being as shitty as it is, Diablo WILL be at the top even if they did nothing but a whisper campaign lol.


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  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 909
    Dragnelus said:
    Prvoking content again!! :pensive: 
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  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,867
    DMKano said:
    Iselin said:
    DMKano said:

    I am telling you that Blizzard knew about the backlash and was ready to do damage control months ago. None of this is surprising to them - again because they know that 95% of Blizzcon crowd are not mobile players.

    Blizzard cares greatly about things that would impact their bottom line - upset forum posters and blizzcon crowd - they weren't gonna blow money on a mobile game anyways - so Blizzard is like - Fuck it  - we'll manage the fallout but Diablo Immortal can still be a major cash cow for us.
    Which is precisely why Blizzcon is a weird place to make the announcement. They could have generated the same buzz with 1/100th of the negative fan reaction if they had chosen to do the reveal anywhere other than Blizzcon.

    Expected or not the shitstorm of negativity they're getting is something you generally want to avoid.

    Not necessarily - it might help Diablo Immortal catch the ear of mobile players - could be the ripple that Blizzard can magnify into a tidal wave with marketing dollars and get the game to the top of mobile charts.

    A product announcement that upsets those who were never gonna buy it  - not really a bad thing. Creating a ripple in the news that will bubble up said product to the attention of  actual intended consumers - not bad either.

    Ah dear DM Kano. I logged into account after year not posting just to answer this.

    Mobile gaming market is made up of bored woman on the commute , 8-12 year old kids and people that have 2-3 minutes to burn.

    None of them dont know or give a damn about Diablo in any way or form.


    Entering mobile game with property like Diablo is huge gamble. Where Blizzard has much more to lose than to gain.

    Up to now Blizzard was known for their quality. Their word was their bond.
    People bought their games in millions on launch just because it was known that Bilzzard knew exactly what players want and how to make it.

    To be booed on live stage , during your own convention, that people payed lot of money to attend.
    Thats bad, even unheared of.

    There is no price for spinning that. And surely not marketing something to unexisting populus.

    Now that only leave us with China. It is a big question mark. Some say mobile gaming is the gaming in China, and Blizzard basically made this for them.

    Again. As people said. They could just left that announcement for ChinaJoy. And Spin Diablo Mobile as side project in western media, and as exclusive focus in chinese media. And none would be the wiser.

    Huge fail fail fail. That sounds like EAfication ,corruption of the marketing suits to the highest degree in Blizzard.

    Basically people in charge know nothing about the games , but pretend they know all.

    You Kano know what I am talking about very well

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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,823
    Unfortunately while we on this site might dislike it, the overall numbers are going to prove that this is a lucrative decision for them. Mobile gaming is big money =/
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  • CazrielCazriel Member UncommonPosts: 419
    Erinak1 said:But the flip-side is annoying the fans that already, you know, give them money. I agree with Iselin that if they had intended this, they would have just released it as news instead of hyping it up so much about a new Diablo game if they honestly knew that this would be the backlash. Caching in on your existing playerbase to create a wave of discussion is definitely a viable and popular way to make money, but I just don't see Blizzard honestly being ok with it tainting the whole Blizzcon because that is what it has done. This will now be the Blizzcon where they announced the Diablo game everyone hated. So maybe they counted on some negativity but I doubt they expected this.

    Edit: Especially after the problems with BfA

    Based on Wyatt Cheng's reaction, I'd say they were stunned at how badly this went over. 

    China is about 25% of the mobile market, but, according to Chinese players on Diablo forums, they hate NetEase. 

    Nonetheless, even if they thought it would be poorly received, they don't care, because the mobile market in China is so huge, it undoubtedly will make up for the pissed-off PC crowd. 

    The insulting part about this is not that it's a mobile game.  Or that it's a notorious P2W developer.  Or that it's a reskin of half a dozen existing games.   It's that a major piece of Diablo lore has been exclusively developed for mobile and then announced like it was the greatest thing in the world to hardcore PC fans.  

    It's giving Blizzard too much credit to imagine they thought this all the way through.  This was very damaging to them and unexpectedly so. 
  • BananableBananable Member UncommonPosts: 194
    Yay!



    Whod thought that big company like this (that recently made only silly card game, f2p moba, fan service F2P! pvp game with price tag) gonna fall even deeper...

    LOLZ


    P.S. Destiny 2 is free.  ^_^
  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,829
    Masses will get something to play on their phones, so they will be happy.

    Profit will be made, so shareholders will be happy.

    Bonuses will be paid, so management will be happy.

    Everybody wins.


    Meanwhile, I am disgusted by what they continue to do with a once great franchise.
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