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5/13/12 2:07:16 PM#241
Originally posted by ArEf
You are so incredibly biased that you can't even mention one positive aspect about D3 and one negative about T2. Which, I believe, ruins any credability you could have had. Your no better than those people your hating all over. Your just on the other side of the fence.
I've played D3 and its nothing as you describe, for one. T1 barely held my interest for three days and T2 has shown me nothing to change my mind. The abilities are lackluster and boring. The environments seem boring. It just doesn't interest me in the least. Is it awful? no. I'll probably get it down the road because of its price. Now I'll get into your 'post' which, again, served no purpose accept to place your opinion on a pedestool.
1. I had no latency issues, that doesn't mean you didn't though. Latency is a key part of betas which is all you've possibly played up until tuesday. Much of beta was spent over-taxing servers to find out capacity limits. Its called beta for a reason. Latency is part of every beta unless its not really a beta and the game is already optomized and finished.
2. That's what gives the system depth. I'll explain it to you as well. Skill tree's are pointless and archaic. Nobody wants to be locked into one and there are at most two or three viable builds in any skill tree. Offering a respec makes them completely pointless to have at all. Anyone who's a "true fan" (see what I did there?) knows that in D2 there was generally only a couple ways to effectively build anyone. The skills are available for you to USE but you don't actually have them unless its on your bar.
Logically you have the skills anyways once you are of level in skill tree's. Just go back and respec if you want to change your loadout. By the end of D2 you have about 10 skills to choose from. By the end of D3 you have over 3 times that.
All they did was take out the unnecessary tedium that was traveling back to town to pay an arbituary 15g to respec when all you wanted to do was change a few skills. Do you really need to be forced into a choice to make yourself feel like it has meaning because the guy next to you has to pay 15g to copy you?
If you play D3 you will have plenty of choice. If you look at the skill tree's by level 20 they are piling skills on you groups at a time. You will have to decide which ones are on your bar BEFORE battle, thus keeping the meaning in your choice. If gamers are too lame to understand the superiority of this system then god help the gaming industry in the future.
In relation to what you wrote in red up there what he meant went way over your head. It is smart because you have to think about it in advance. Which skills do I want to bring into battle? I have limited slots so I must choose wisely. It keeps the meaning in your choices. If you could just switch on the fly all the time then there would be no builds. Everyone would just be generic 'monk' or 'barbarian'.
In D3 there was said to be over 50 different builds just for the barbarian that people used avidely in the beta. That is incredible and far surmounts the three or four variations you would see in D2 if that. (two of those weren't even that good).
How would you know if it doesn't work? you made it through the tutorial. Even there, however, it worked. So I'm unsure how it "doesn't work" when it clearly does. Instead of chugging potions constantly you can make a decision whether or not you want to try to keep pushing on and slay more enemies for the orbs or use the limited health potions in your arsenal at the cost of money and a cooldown.
The diablo is everywhere in this game. Diablo is more then a skill tree, which is what I suspect this is really about because everything else you said was almost completely irrelevent. (Latency issues before launch, graphics, etc). Once again, I point out that the new system is far superior than the grindy, limited old one. You literally have to make the same choices without the tedium.
In a skill tree you decide which skill you want. You put points into it. Here, you decide which skills you want and put runes into them to further customize them completely. Difference? One I have to trek back to town every ten minutes to pay 15g to respec two skills OR I'm locked into it forever, the other I can try out multiple builds without investing 200 hours to get to the same spot I'm at now to see if it even works.
I'm normally not quite as aggressive. It does get under my skin though how dense some people are.
In T2 I see fewer build options, boring game-play, lakcluster skills (as they always have). Its hidiously hilarious that you even compare the graphics of the two.
Again, though, its not awful. You are just such a biased eyesore that its hard to get around.
5/13/12 2:25:01 PM#242
Originally posted by Leodious
I usually tend to ignore ridiculous posts or cheap one liners. Also this thread was from the end of march, it is very hard to remember everything in it. That would also fall into the last couple months category if it was earlier in the thread.