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General Discussion  » Blizzard removes cash shop from Diablo III. Says it undermines gameplay.

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  Clypto75

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9/18/13 11:11:09 AM#41

Was extremely excited for this game - until I played it. 

AH was the first issue, yuck. What a joke.

Second was the horrible story, you guys freaking killed Cain... what?! Not even a good death either.

Third, exit game to go to a new act.. yay. What a waste of time. 

Fourth is the worst for me - loot was WAY off for each level/act. I couldnt even have fun at higher levels due to loot that DID drop had the worst stats and the damage was almost always way lower then what I had.

Fifth No PVP. Okay, it will be here in a few months.. kidding! So they had PVP in the game when showing it off at some CON but not on launch nor way after launch. This isnt the Diablo series I remember, this is some extremely dumbed down, less gore version. Actually, in my mind, this game shouldnt of been called Diablo - because it isnt Diablo at all. 

LIke a user said above me, it is all about their bottom line. I havent paid for this game and do not intend too. The hatred for this game is justified, glad somebody else let me play their game so I didnt waste the money.

  Nadia

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9/18/13 11:17:35 AM#42

I had no intentions of buying the D3 expansion

but now I will, after March 18 2014, because I fully support this change

  coretex666

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9/18/13 1:38:49 PM#43

I was going to purchase D3 expansion anyway, but now I am more excited about it.

It is a good move by Blizzard, in my opinion.

Playing: Chronicle 1
Waiting for: None of the games already announced

My game concept thread: http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/369707 (any feedback appreciated)

  chaintm

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"Shutting down threads sense 2004"

9/18/13 1:44:34 PM#44
Originally posted by RebelScum99
Originally posted by TheHavok
Originally posted by RebelScum99

Blizzard obviously is a smart company.   They generally know what's going on, and, for the most part, make the right decisions involving their games.  My question is, how did they not anticipate the RL cash shop would have this exact effect on their game?  The Diablo series has ALWAYS been about killing monsters and amassing loot.  Lots and lots of loot.  How could they think allowing players to use real money to buy that loot online would do anything other than degrading the Diablo experience? 

Rookie mistake by a company that should know better.

They added the AH because of all the third party sites that were used in Diablo 2. They decided that if you can't get rid of them, you should incorporate what they do well and thus take that type of business out of third party sites' hands, at the very least, making it safer for their Playerbase.

Did it have adverse effects on the game? Yes, but it was still a good idea in many respects.

Oh, I know WHY they did it.  I get that.  I'm just wondering how they couldn't have anticipated that it would have this exact effect.

Artificially inflating the prices made me quit, it had nothing to do with the AH being there in the first place. I don't know anyone that plays this game anymore because of it.

"The monster created isn't by the company that makes the game, it's by the fans that make it something it never was"

  Swedish_Chef

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Joined: 8/26/13
Posts: 225

Bort bort bort!

9/18/13 2:22:39 PM#45
Originally posted by JeroKane
Originally posted by Grahor

The AH was undermining gameplay in D3 only to the extent that in order to force people towards is, Blizzard fixed ridiculous loot drop rates. If they didn't, there would be very little problem with AH.

 

*shrug* whatever. D3 is dead; no point beating it.

It was more like hurting their bottom line.

The RMAH didn´t had the cash cow effect they would like it to be. As within a month after release RMT sweatshops had already totally deflated the entire RMAH to the point that you could buy everything for a couple bucks.

Add to this fact, that the entire game was designed around it, making loot drops in the game idiotic and frustration at best. Completely ruining the gameplay this genre was all about.

The AH didn't ruin the gameplay for people who didn't abuse it. Also, Blizzard has stated again and again that drop rates were NOT modified because of the AH. Furthermore I've never once even looked at the AH, so when you say it 'ruined gameplay' I quite honestly don't know what the fuck you're talking about. I've never had any problem finding decent loot; but then again I don't just grind for an hour, give up, then go bitch on the forums about perceived shitty drop rates.

BTW most people who think drop rates suck are the ones who go buy awesome gear on the AH, then complain they're not getting upgrades. Of course you're not getting upgrades often, you already bought the best gear!

I should also clarify that I'm not saying the loot system was perfect; adjustments were needed. But it certainly wasn't the big game-breaking issue the vocal minority made it out to be.

People were just leaving in droves since short after release.

Not true at all. There's a very vocal minority on the forums who claim everyone left, when in fact the game has millions of active accounts & over a million unique log-ins per day. More people are playing D3 then ever played D2; the game is by all accounts a success.

And now they announced the first expansion, and it not receiving the excitement among fans they hoped it to be, because of all the above.

There was plenty of excitement. Once again, you're confusing the vocal minority for the majority.

They came to the conclusion to remove the AH and RMAH, change the loot system to the same Level as the console Version and then hope to increase the excitement for the expansion and increase it´s potential sales numbers.

So really.... it always comes down to their bottom line.

Correct, but for all the wrong reasons. They realized that the gold / item farming industry controlled prices to such an extent that any attempt to stabilize the economy would require a large & constant time investment. Given that simply shutting it down would have the effect of placating a good chunk of the whinier element of the fanbase while taking a huge burden off their shoulders, I'm not surprised they went with that option.

Can't wait to see what nearly nonexistent problem people are going to blow out of proportion once the AH is gone.

  chaintm

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"Shutting down threads sense 2004"

9/18/13 2:28:07 PM#46

Swedish_Chef, JeroKane,

 

I get some of your points, but others are assumptions. If the game was doing great this move would have never happened. So alas it might have a million log in's a day but that's like saying a million log in's a day for WoW is great, that would be horrible in the eyes of blizzard.

Compairing blizzard numbers to other games from other companies... yeah they are doing great, but blizzard to blizzard numbers, they are not happy. 10mil sold 1mil play 9 mil quit. you do the math. That is of course if these numbers are even close to accurate. point is , can't argue that there is an issue as this is a huge change the game, no matter how you spin it.

"The monster created isn't by the company that makes the game, it's by the fans that make it something it never was"

  Swedish_Chef

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Joined: 8/26/13
Posts: 225

Bort bort bort!

9/18/13 2:35:39 PM#47
Originally posted by Clypto75

Was extremely excited for this game - until I played it. 

AH was the first issue, yuck. What a joke.

Then don't use it. Problem solved.

Second was the horrible story, you guys freaking killed Cain... what?! Not even a good death either.

Story was a bit lackluster, agreed.

But Cain? You DO realize that the guy was what, a thousand years old? What the heck was he going to do after D3, find that 900 year old vixen of his dreams and go open an antique shop in Westmarch? While the cheesy nature of his death (magic butterflies) irked me, the fact that he was killed didn't bother me at all. People who spend their lives fighting against things such as the Prime Evils don't die of old age.

Third, exit game to go to a new act.. yay. What a waste of time. 

What? No you didn't...

Fourth is the worst for me - loot was WAY off for each level/act. I couldnt even have fun at higher levels due to loot that DID drop had the worst stats and the damage was almost always way lower then what I had.

Loot was slightly off, but nowhere nearly as bad as you're making it out to be.

Fifth No PVP. Okay, it will be here in a few months.. kidding! So they had PVP in the game when showing it off at some CON but not on launch nor way after launch. This isnt the Diablo series I remember, this is some extremely dumbed down, less gore version. Actually, in my mind, this game shouldnt of been called Diablo - because it isnt Diablo at all. 

Less gore? Bodies exploding, baskets of heads spewing their contents about when struck (with an oddly satisfying sound), prominent displays of torture victims bodies' strewn about or still attached to nightmarish devices, enemy dismemberment... this game is FAR gorier than D2 ever was. Open your eyes... although I'm beginning to suspect you never even played the game.

Diablo was never about PvP for the majority of people. While I'd like to see it implemented in a manner satisfactory to people who want it, it wasn't and never will be a major part of the game.

LIke a user said above me, it is all about their bottom line. I havent paid for this game and do not intend too. The hatred for this game is justified, glad somebody else let me play their game so I didnt waste the money.

No, the hate isn't justified at all. D3 is a worthy successor to, and in many ways even surpasses, D3 by a long shot. And it's only going to keep getting better.

Edit: ChainTM, there are almost 6 million active players. 1 million is the number of unique logins per day.

  nariusseldon

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Joined: 12/21/07
Posts: 17953

9/18/13 5:54:56 PM#48
Originally posted by Anthur

My point is, that there actually is no difference whether you pay with real money for items in the D3 RMAH or with real money for items in a MMO cash shop. Either way you are paying money to NOT play the game. I really have my issues comprehending that game concept though.

 

Yes. But in one case, someone has to play the game FIRST, before you can pay for his labor. In the case of cashshop, no one has to play the game.

 

  nariusseldon

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9/18/13 5:56:29 PM#49
Originally posted by chaintm
 

Artificially inflating the prices made me quit, it had nothing to do with the AH being there in the first place. I don't know anyone that plays this game anymore because of it.

What inflated prices?

Things on AH is dirt cheap. THAT is the problem. You can gear up without playing the game much. It make the game too easy. Nothing is expensive until the end game, MP10 beating, gear.

 

  noncley

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Joined: 1/16/12
Posts: 603

9/18/13 5:57:51 PM#50
Originally posted by TheHavok
Originally posted by Waterlily

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/17/diablo-3-closing-auction-house-in-2014/

Blizzard Production Director John Hight:

"It ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.

With that in mind, we want to let everyone know that we've decided to remove the gold and real-money auction house system from Diablo 3."

 

Wow, this is very surprising. Kudos for Blizzard on having the balls to make drastic changes to their game that sold over 10 million copies. I'm glad they still care about their reputation so much.

I agree. This little piece of news may be one of the most important developments in MMORPG modelling over the last few years.

  Gardavsshade

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9/18/13 6:54:35 PM#51
Originally posted by Zaradoom

Simply put: o m g.

 

That is some drastic changes coming and a major cut in their profit as well. We might get the old Blizzard back, you know... the guys doing great games for games and not for investors.

I would laugh at that, but the truth hurts. MMO Publishers are just in it for the money. Almost all MMOs are made for Investors, not Gamers.

At least years ago they sucked so bad at the business side of things that we *thought* they cared about us Gamers. Sometimes innocence is bliss.


Nothing to see here... just another MMO Ghost....

  Talonsin

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Posts: 1005

9/18/13 7:04:38 PM#52
I'm on the fence with this one.  It will all boil down to the loot 2.0 system.  The current loot system sucks, I very rarely find anything I can use and when I do get a drop for my class it has a stat totally irrelevant to my class.  I have had to use the AH to upgrade on several occasions due to being so far behind on the gear for my level.  If loot 2.0 doesn't fix this, removing the AH will make the game suck even more for me.  I know they are saying the new loot system will fix everything but I no longer believe everything that comes out of Blizzard. 

  monkey_crusher

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Posts: 41

9/18/13 7:31:28 PM#53

Blizzard flip-flopping on their own shit policies, another shameless cash-grab in the name of 'user experience'. Oh dear.

  zymurgeist

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9/18/13 7:42:32 PM#54
Originally posted by monkey_crusher

Blizzard flip-flopping on their own shit policies, another shameless cash-grab in the name of 'user experience'. Oh dear.

Okay. How is Blizzard removing the auction house a cash grab?

"Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice." ~Greys Law

  dave6660

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9/19/13 8:09:22 AM#55
I think this has more to do with problems porting the game to consoles than "undermining game play".  This is what they're feeding the fans because it's what they want to hear.

"Why so serious?"
-- The Joker

  ray12k

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9/19/13 8:26:38 AM#56
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by monkey_crusher

Blizzard flip-flopping on their own shit policies, another shameless cash-grab in the name of 'user experience'. Oh dear.

Okay. How is Blizzard removing the auction house a cash grab?

Easy they want people to buy the new expansion. Alot of people quit this game.

  Ariknok

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9/19/13 9:11:29 AM#57

God DAMN people are naive and gullible. Blizzard is a joke. I used to love the company/games they made but now after the cataclysmic fuck up that is D3 i'm done.

First they come out with D3 and their RMAH stating that it was "to provide a convenient and secure system for trades."

BS

Then after making their initial money off of the RMAH, they see the potential for boosting initial sales on the console ports because it has the new "loot 2.0" which the comp version does not. So they see the amount of people that hated the RMAH and wanted thier own loot so they strip the RMAH from the console versions and get waaaay higher sales. They make their initial sales money and time to move on.

BS

Now, after what, couple weeks? They come out and say they're removing the RMAH from the comp version because "it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot." So the people that bought the console version just for the new loot mechanics and no AH are insta fucked. LOL My fucking GOD. The company is not stupid, they're playing you all like a fiddle. They made their decisions on making the most amount of money in each step of the process, mission accomplished.

BS

And not only that, but they still have soooo many star eyed fan boys that think Blizzard "messed up but are at least correcting their wrongs". LOLOL

 

Can I have whatever you guys are smokin, cause D A MN that's gotta be some GOOOOD shit!

  nariusseldon

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9/19/13 12:51:31 PM#58
Originally posted by Gardavsshade
Originally posted by Zaradoom

Simply put: o m g.

 

That is some drastic changes coming and a major cut in their profit as well. We might get the old Blizzard back, you know... the guys doing great games for games and not for investors.

I would laugh at that, but the truth hurts. MMO Publishers are just in it for the money. Almost all MMOs are made for Investors, not Gamers.

At least years ago they sucked so bad at the business side of things that we *thought* they cared about us Gamers. Sometimes innocence is bliss.

And i am in it for the fun. If a game is entertaining, why would i care if the devs are making it to make money, or whether they are making it to promote world peace?

  fivoroth

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9/19/13 4:51:09 PM#59
Originally posted by Ariknok

God DAMN people are naive and gullible. Blizzard is a joke. I used to love the company/games they made but now after the cataclysmic fuck up that is D3 i'm done.

First they come out with D3 and their RMAH stating that it was "to provide a convenient and secure system for trades."

BS

Then after making their initial money off of the RMAH, they see the potential for boosting initial sales on the console ports because it has the new "loot 2.0" which the comp version does not. So they see the amount of people that hated the RMAH and wanted thier own loot so they strip the RMAH from the console versions and get waaaay higher sales. They make their initial sales money and time to move on.

BS

Now, after what, couple weeks? They come out and say they're removing the RMAH from the comp version because "it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot." So the people that bought the console version just for the new loot mechanics and no AH are insta fucked. LOL My fucking GOD. The company is not stupid, they're playing you all like a fiddle. They made their decisions on making the most amount of money in each step of the process, mission accomplished.

BS

And not only that, but they still have soooo many star eyed fan boys that think Blizzard "messed up but are at least correcting their wrongs". LOLOL

 

Can I have whatever you guys are smokin, cause D A MN that's gotta be some GOOOOD shit!

I wanna have whatever YOU are smoking cause that some dope shit!

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  Darknessguy64

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9/19/13 5:23:05 PM#60
Originally posted by ray12k
Originally posted by zymurgeist
Originally posted by monkey_crusher

Blizzard flip-flopping on their own shit policies, another shameless cash-grab in the name of 'user experience'. Oh dear.

Okay. How is Blizzard removing the auction house a cash grab?

Easy they want people to buy the new expansion. Alot of people quit this game.

 

So wanting customers to buy your product is considered a "cash grab" now? /facepalm

 

 

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