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  Bobbie203

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OP  5/23/12 1:42:39 PM#1

So there is no stopping blizzard's diablo 3 from making so much money? NO competion at all?

 

its sad really, i heard negative reviews but wtf is going on why is blizzard swimming in an ocean of money for diablo 3.

there is no stopping blizzard from taking over the world?

  Gabby-air

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5/23/12 1:45:36 PM#2

Plenty of other ARPG's coming out actually, ie Torchlight 2 and Path of exile. 

  WhiteLantern

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5/23/12 1:48:18 PM#3
Originally posted by Bobbie203

So there is no stopping blizzard's diablo 3 from making so much money? NO competion at all?

 

its sad really, i heard negative reviews but wtf is going on why is blizzard swimming in an ocean of money for diablo 3.

there is no stopping blizzard from taking over the world?

Stick with the professionals rather than the emos at Metacritic and Amazon. It is actually receiving pretty good reviews.

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  lizardbones

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5/23/12 2:43:23 PM#4


Originally posted by Gabby-air
Plenty of other ARPG's coming out actually, ie Torchlight 2 and Path of exile. 


Both of those games are good games, but neither is really direct competition for D3. I will say that I'm much more likely to buy TL2 than D3, just because of the price difference between them. I'm not sure D3 will bring $40 more game to the table. It's a wait and see game for me though. A couple people I know are playing right now, and I want to see how it works out for them.

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  Chrome1980

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5/23/12 2:44:03 PM#5

Yes Torchlight..

/sarcasm

  apocoluster

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5/23/12 2:46:11 PM#6

  Not going to buy it didnt like 1 or 2.  Not knocking those who do like it...just sharing  :)

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  jdnewell

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5/23/12 2:46:50 PM#7

There is nothing on the market currently that is competition for D3 ( ARPGs). But several are releasing this year.

Blizzard has always had superior marketing and planned releases. Release D3 months before any other ARPGs release and market the hell out of it. Sound business strategy that has paid off. Not to mention D3 is a good fun game that me and my friends are playing daily.

  Fargol

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5/23/12 2:50:17 PM#8
Originally posted by apocoluster

  Not going to buy it didnt like 1 or 2.  Not knocking those who do like it...just sharing  :)

I got bored fairly quickly with Torch 1, but I played the Torch 2 beta this weekend and I like it.

Much better than Torch 1.

  Foncl

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5/23/12 2:54:54 PM#9

Gaming is moving more and more towards being like Hollywood. The biggest factor for how much you sell is how famous you are and how big marketing campaign you can afford, not how good the actual game is.

It's the same with most products in real life aswell. Quality is difficult to sell, people in general buy what's cheapest or coolest.

 

  Snoepie

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5/23/12 2:54:58 PM#10
Originally posted by lizardbones

 


Originally posted by Gabby-air
Plenty of other ARPG's coming out actually, ie Torchlight 2 and Path of exile. 



Both of those games are good games, but neither is really direct competition for D3. I will say that I'm much more likely to buy TL2 than D3, just because of the price difference between them. I'm not sure D3 will bring $40 more game to the table. It's a wait and see game for me though. A couple people I know are playing right now, and I want to see how it works out for them.

 

not sure what you trying the say here..

 

Path of exile is basicly the same.. only problem is with this it just ain't diablo..

 

some people go like OW WTF new diablo i need to have that..

path of exile... prolly most people say.. is that  a board game?

 

 

  AZHokie54

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5/23/12 2:57:04 PM#11

Competition for what exactly? There are no subs, and any game in the same genre is going to time their release to maximize profits anyway. That means they won't be released within several weeks of  another similar game.

 

  Resiakraw

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5/23/12 2:57:32 PM#12
Originally posted by Snoepie
Originally posted by lizardbones

 


Originally posted by Gabby-air
Plenty of other ARPG's coming out actually, ie Torchlight 2 and Path of exile. 



Both of those games are good games, but neither is really direct competition for D3. I will say that I'm much more likely to buy TL2 than D3, just because of the price difference between them. I'm not sure D3 will bring $40 more game to the table. It's a wait and see game for me though. A couple people I know are playing right now, and I want to see how it works out for them.

 

not sure what you trying the say here..

 

Path of exile is basicly the same.. only problem is with this it just ain't diablo..

 

some people go like OW WTF new diablo i need to have that..

path of exile... prolly most people say.. is that  a board game?

 

 

Funny thing is, a lot of people feel PoE is more of a true succesor to Diablo 1 & 2 than Diablo 3 is. Ive got to say it is a pretty damn good game, F2P or not. And the skill and passives system and customization with builds is great.

  Unlight

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5/23/12 2:59:07 PM#13

D3 is a mindless retail juggernaut.  Nothing in the foreseeable future is going to be competing with it in terms of sales numbers, quality of experience, notwithstanding.

  Z3R01

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5/23/12 2:59:46 PM#14

No one could compete with Blizzard.

Wow has over ten million subs while every other mmo struggles to keep 1 million.

Starcraft 2 dominates the eSport scene, can you name the second most popular RTS? oh its Starcraft 1.

Diablo 3 sells 6 million copies in the first week... while other ARpg developers need to beg on kickstarter, go Free to play or offer their game at a pathetic indie discount.

 

 

 

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  User Deleted
5/23/12 2:59:48 PM#15

I think Guantlet from 1985 gives it a pretty good run for its money. Same game basically minus the storyline. Coop bash bash bash.

  jdnewell

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5/23/12 3:03:14 PM#16

If TL2 would have released, say 6 weeks ago, I personally would have played that awhile longer and waited on my D3 purchase. I cant speak for anyone else but many others might have done the same.

Would it have had a huge impact on sales of D3? probably not, but it would have been competition for that market. As it is right now D3 is the only recently developed ARPG on the market.

I have been following and waiting for TL2, if nothing else to buy it for support of the devs. If they would have released prior to D3 then their sales would have been better I think. As it stands now many people will probably pass on TL2 and just play D3 where they have time and developed characters.

IMO Runic games should have kicked TL2 development into overdrive to beat D3 for release.

All this is just my opinion tho.

  NeoZcar2

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5/23/12 3:16:05 PM#17

I dont think it really matters... Truth is Blizzard is broke. They overstretched and their parent company is in financial trouble. They are laying off thousands of workers just to keep current projects afloat... Meanwhile you have tons of new indie developers sprinign up with amazing products that are bringing in pure profits and growing these companies. Wether any other ARPG can sell 6 million is irrelevant in teh grand scheme of things. 

 

On a side note having played both D3 and PoE and waiting to check out TL2 I ahve to say there is nothing in D3 that makes it a ebtter game then PoE. I used ot think D3 had the better graphics but PoE has better graphics the further into the game you get and I now consider that game to be superior in even teh graphical department. PoE also has alot tougher content. Plus PoE skills system is superior to D3. Where I think D3 takes teh cake is in storyline and lore, and also the gold AH. I dont like the trading and bartering systems in PoE. I would rather have gold drops then have to pick up whites and sell them for barter items.

  FrodoFragins

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5/23/12 3:34:12 PM#18
Originally posted by jdnewell

Blizzard has always had superior marketing and planned releases. Release D3 months before any other ARPGs release and market the hell out of it. Sound business strategy that has paid off. Not to mention D3 is a good fun game that me and my friends are playing daily.

Their strategy was never to come out before other ARPGs.  It was in development forever.  ARPGs have always been pretty scarce and hard to make a profit with.  Titan Quest was a decent game with zero marketing and the developer went under.  Dungeon Siege 3 was developed by a different team, came out with horrible controls on the PC and was largely ignored.  TL came out but was a short term game.  TL2 should have been released last year and they've probably lost a ton of sales by taking so long.

  Nadia

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5/23/12 3:42:05 PM#19
Originally posted by FrodoFragins

Their strategy was never to come out before other ARPGs.  It was in development forever.  ARPGs have always been pretty scarce and hard to make a profit with.  Titan Quest was a decent game with zero marketing and the developer went under.  Dungeon Siege 3 was developed by a different team, came out with horrible controls on the PC and was largely ignored.  TL came out but was a short term game.  TL2 should have been released last year and they've probably lost a ton of sales by taking so long.

i doubt TL2 lost much sales in being slow to release

 

in the last 4 years,

seems like there has been only *two* fantasy action RPGs (D3 and DS3) on the PC -- plenty room for more

  zymurgeist

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5/23/12 3:44:32 PM#20
Originally posted by NeoZcar2

I dont think it really matters... Truth is Blizzard is broke. They overstretched and their parent company is in financial trouble. They are laying off thousands of workers just to keep current projects afloat... Meanwhile you have tons of new indie developers sprinign up with amazing products that are bringing in pure profits and growing these companies. Wether any other ARPG can sell 6 million is irrelevant in teh grand scheme of things. 

 

On a side note having played both D3 and PoE and waiting to check out TL2 I ahve to say there is nothing in D3 that makes it a ebtter game then PoE. I used ot think D3 had the better graphics but PoE has better graphics the further into the game you get and I now consider that game to be superior in even teh graphical department. PoE also has alot tougher content. Plus PoE skills system is superior to D3. Where I think D3 takes teh cake is in storyline and lore, and also the gold AH. I dont like the trading and bartering systems in PoE. I would rather have gold drops then have to pick up whites and sell them for barter items.

 Nonsense. Vivendi may be vulnerable. Blizzard is raking in the cash with drag nets. The possible outcome is Kotick puts together another investment group and buys the whole shebang like he did Activision. The sale price would be in the billions. D3 will outsell every other arpg combined by millions for years to come.

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