Originally posted by kalinis
anyone trying to convince these people of anythig good with diablo 3 are wasting there time. I have learned this with tor haters.
they use lies and downright misinformation to try to prove there poinjts because the facts dont support them. if ive learned one thing about mmorpg users its there penchance for lies to support and unsupportable opinion and nothing will stop them from yelling its true even when its not.
i dont anything about lineage and i know almost nothing about diablo 3. but i do know tellign people diablo 3 is its own game and not what they say it is will just make them tell more lies that have no real support.
this ive learned from tor haters. and wow haters. and since diablo 3 is made by activision blizzard they will yell it sucks till they die just cause they hate activision/blizzard.
D3 looks pretty good. I don't have anything negative to say about the game itself and I've been planning on playing it since LoD. The reason I won't be now are issues that are external to the game such as the embracing of a real money auction house and the locking down of mods. These are Blizzard/Activision decisions. That may have made me a hater, but of the company, not the game.
I won't go into debating the merits of those issues because it won't lead anywhere and I've already had my say on the subject. But I disagree with those decisions and I think it will start the industry down a road that will ultimately be harmful for all gamers. This is why I won't be buying it and won't be supporting it. However, if L3 pulls similar crap with their game, I'll also refuse to buy it. To me, it's important that I don't contribute to making the industry worse, even though that contribution is infinitesimally small.
Lastly, it's only recently that I've grown to dislike Blizzard/Activision. This is not the same company that I came to respect over the years. The way they are choosing to monetize D3 just proves to me that they aren't the type of company that I want to see leading the game industry anymore. Also, actively preventing modding instead of supporting it is also a step in the wrong direction. I know the rationale they use to support it, but I also recognize its just spin to cover the fact that they don't want their future DLC in competition with user generated content. Valve took the opposite approach and it seemed to work out pretty well for them.
Blizz/Act's vision is frankly, something that really worries me. If they were some small hole-in-the-wall operation doing this, I wouldn't really care. But these guys are capable of changing the direction of the industry as a whole and I don't want it to go where they seem to want to take it. That's why I'm vocal about Blizz/Act. That may be hate, but it's also genuine concern.