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Diablo 3 Forum » General Discussion » Is the Diablo franchise pretty much defunct now?

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  DancingQueen

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OP  10/23/12 9:54:49 AM#1
I have been following the debate on the official forum for some time now and I wonder what you guys think and also what you think about future patches and expansions of the game.
  Greymantle4

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10/23/12 10:01:56 AM#2

I came back for 1.5 patch to try out monster power. I have to say I'm having fun again leveling up a Monk. The biggest issue I had at launch was it was to easy for most of the game. This is not a issue anymore. 

The second issue was item drops and so far this seems to have been fixed. Only time wil tell for I have not played enough to decide on this. My Monk is level 18. 

  Zekiah

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2. exaggerated publicity; hoopla.
3. swindle, deception, or trick.

10/23/12 10:03:53 AM#3
I won't be buying any expansions or any Blizzard games for that matter. D3 is a borefest and I simply don't trust them to deliver quality product anymore.

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  BTrayaL

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10/23/12 10:04:23 AM#4

A game is more than just a name.

The first two games were made by a team of people, that invested something in their enterprise. They were called Blizzard North.

So yeah, I believe the francise is dead and burried, for me it is actually.

  revy66

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10/23/12 10:08:53 AM#5
No, if the recent patches and the diablo 2 history is of any resemblance, d3 will just get better and better especially around the time of the 1st expansion. I have very high expectations for the future of this game.
  adam_nox

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10/23/12 8:22:56 PM#6
The game is horrible in multiplayer.   It's like an afterthought.  Gameplay is too slow, deaths too frequent, and players get separated constantly.  Whenever there's elites, everyone just goes crazy and runs around without direction.   Game needs agro management, and to stop being just a dps'fest.
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10/23/12 8:25:51 PM#7
D3 = Godfather 3
  Einherjar_LC

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10/23/12 8:32:41 PM#8

I don't know about defunct, but I feel it has taken a serious hit with D3.

 

It seems as though their main focus was the RMT aspect, and everything else was designed around that rather than gameplay and drops as in the D1/2.  Couple that with the lack of offline play and it was a disaster in the making for the title.

 

I'm sure it will get better with time as the others did, but you only have one chance to make a first impression and D3 failed to do that for me.

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  zymurgeist

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10/24/12 10:14:35 PM#9
Nope. They're still churning out content. The game is still selling reasonably well in stores and online. The first of two D3 expansions is still on the schedule. Lord only knows when they're going to add PvP, maybe never.

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  thinktank001

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10/25/12 12:23:41 AM#10

I wouldn't count it out, but D3 has been a massive failure so far.  I still like it as is, but it has not even come close to the expectations I had before launch.

  Mothanos

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10/25/12 12:27:08 AM#11

Diablo 3 hurted dungeons crawling games alot.
Blizzard worked a DECADE on Diablo 3 and look what a failure it is.
Its a real time auction house scooping for gear....
Game is so short that i realy feel sorry Blizzard and their dev team who created 10 hours of contend in 10 years of programming + not even all features included at launch.

So yeah iam done with it :(

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  FrodoFragins

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10/25/12 12:38:29 AM#12
I don't think so.  They've been making some good changes in my opinion.  They still have a ways to go to get it in a state like D2 was though.  They need better items and the addition of runes, runewords and charms in my opinion.  It's too bad so much time has to be devoted to putting the game in a condition it should have veeb at release.  I think a well done expansion with several interesting new classes could breath new life into the game.
  Asm0deus

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10/25/12 12:39:10 AM#13
They pretty much took a boat ride with Dexter as far as I'm concerned.

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  Loke666

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10/25/12 12:55:58 AM#14

I think D4 and any D3 expansions will sell a lot less than what D3 did.

Many people assumed that Blizzard made the first 2 games even though it was Blizzard North and thought D3 would be D2 with better graphics. Even more people probably didnt even play D1 & 2 but got hyped because others thought great of it.

D3 is not really a bad game even if some things are annoying like the online singleplayermode, but it isnt nearly as good as most people assumed it would be before launch. I dont even know anyone still playing it. Therefore I think it have permanently dropped the hype of the IP.

  expresso

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10/25/12 1:11:24 AM#15
 

Lets not get into this Blizzard North crap, Blizzard North or what ever they were known at before Blizard took them under their wing approched blizzard with a claymation turn based isometric dungeon game - that is not what we got with D1 and 2.  Not to say Blizzard North were no good just that the Diablo 1 & 2 we know today only came about because of Blizzards involvement.

I got over 100 hours game time out of D3 - thats worth $50 of any ones, I'll come back when they finanly add PvP (come on blizz stop dragging ya feet).

  • For the 1,000,000th time YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE THE REAL MONEY AUCTION HOUSE. 
  • D1 & 2 were not official moddable, mods that appeared were just hacked game files, there were no modding tools and blizzard never sanctioned modding though they let it happen.
  • Complaining about having to be online to play is laughable when you're doing it on an MMO forum.

There... spoken like a true blizz fan boy.

Now is D3 defunct, no ofc not.

  fivoroth

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10/28/12 7:02:03 PM#16
Originally posted by FrodoFragins
I don't think so.  They've been making some good changes in my opinion.  They still have a ways to go to get it in a state like D2 was though.  They need better items and the addition of runes, runewords and charms in my opinion.  It's too bad so much time has to be devoted to putting the game in a condition it should have veeb at release.  I think a well done expansion with several interesting new classes could breath new life into the game.

I really would HATE it if they brought charms back. That was a horrible mechanic. Trading off your inventory in exchange for stats is just ridiculous. I still remember in D2 I sometimes would not even carry a tome of TP just so I can squeeze in yet another skill charm. Blizzard got this right with D3. Trading inventory space for stats is WRONG. 

@OP, D3 is doing great. Game's great. D2 wasn't very long either.

The RMT argument is stupid. I don't know/haven't met a single person who has used it to buy stuff. Why? Because there is 0 need to. And after they buffed the drops and nerfed Inferno there is 0 incentive to pay real money for gear.

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  UNH0LYEV1L

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10/31/12 11:34:20 PM#17
After the monster power patch (1.0.5) its actually kinda fun now.


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  User Deleted
10/31/12 11:57:54 PM#18
Originally posted by BTrayaL

A game is more than just a name.

The first two games were made by a team of people, that invested something in their enterprise. They were called Blizzard North.

So yeah, I believe the francise is dead and burried, for me it is actually.

Blizzard North is like the old Bioware team, pre-2006/2007.  I miss those times.

  Xasapis

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11/01/12 3:26:45 AM#19

Noone prevents the reinvigoration of the IP. It happened already (games like Fallout and X-com), although it's kind of rare. Most of the times, the fresh developers fail to capture the feeling of the games of old.

 

In the case of Diablo III, the game was doomed from the start, simply because it was used not as an invigoration of the Diablos of old, but as a test plaftorm for the RL auction house.

  DancingQueen

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OP  12/10/12 6:22:37 AM#20

Hmm... seems like this thread died off pretty quickly.

Will you buy the expansion to Diablo III?

I think that I read on some website that there will be at least two expansions, one each year or so.

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