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I'm guessing that Diablo 3 WILL be pay to play.

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  1. Nick89

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    Will Diablo 3 be pay to play?


    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=14697600550&sid=3000
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    Napalm Death song says : "Can't play, won't pay"

    i think i'll stick to this :cool:
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    I agree with that I understand they do have to make cash. When you pay for the game and most internet companies are raising their prices as well its a bummer to have to pay for game time.
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    I refuse to pay for multiplayer. There's no excuse for this. I'm fine now, I'll be fine long after D3 is released. I feel bad for all of the people who will pay. :/
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    D3 is now officially off my buying list.
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    How did that age old quote go...

    "What the heck? I put three skill points in Improved Blizzard, but the company still sucks !"
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    Stupid game companies all starting to charge us to play. I'm never buying a Pay to Play game ever. I don't care what it is they won't take my money like that. Hope no one buys their games.

    At least I know Valve will be there for me. I LOVE U VALVE <3
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    I had very little interest in Diablo 3 and now I have none. Congrats Activision Blizzard, you achived the impossible.


    First subscription services to play online, then deliverying half-assed games with "DLCs to come", then "internet connection required" to play single player games, and since that wasn't enough, now you have to pay to play your single player game? Is the gaming industry completely shameless now? I'm a devout PC gamer and all this stupidity is making me buy games from as much as 12 years ago (StarCraft Battle Chest--supposed to ship soon) rather than new games. That's how much of a turn-off this shit is.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I do that to, mostly because old games are better. :(

    Anyway, the only cost is for online so I'm not really affected, but it still is kinda sucky.

    Just you wait, they will probably fall in line with it too. -_-

    I can kinda see why they do it though. Pretty much all Blizzard games are more about online play than single player (except maybe Lost Vikings :p). Will it be worth it though? That depends. They need to add a LOT of goodies for that.
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    I'll get Diablo 3 for the single player ... when it's about $9 in the bargain bin.
    I'm in no hurry.

    @Ford : Silver level is opt-out (no monthly fee) for SP only. Just the one-time purchase price.
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    my question is why would i want do play it online anyway?hasnt diablo always been single player looting game,and by online what do they mean? co-op looting? diablo for me has always been that when you have finished the story and you have free time on your hands you can go and loot to find better guns and armor(just like borderlands and torchlight)
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    Pay to play huh? Who exactly do they expect is gonna pay $15 a month to play a $60 new game? I honestly can't think of anyone but die hard WoW fans and we all know they aren't actually people.

    Screw it. I'll be sticking to Torchlight 2.
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    Wow, this is just a kick in the balls. I'm so disappointed at Blizzard.

    The ONLY way I am going to even think of getting this game is if they lower the monthly subscription fee to $10 per month. Even that sounds a little steep. Freakin Xbox Live only costs a measly $50 a YEAR! D3 will cost $180 a year.

    Blizzard, you are despicable. I am with you Kreij, but unfortunately I don't think that a game of this calibur will ever go below $30, even $40. Take a look at how much D2 and LOD still cost.
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    It's coming. It is inevitable. Remember, they already nicked LAN support from StarCraft II. Give the people the ability to host their own multiplayer servers and all this nonsense goes away (as it was for the past 2 and a half decades). But no, they are control freaks. It is disgusting.
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    Here's how I pay for my games these day (I don't use Mp so that irrelevant).

    Fantastic Game, one of the best -> When it hits $29
    Great game, top tier -> When it hits $19
    Decent game -> When it hit's $9
    A Developer I want to suppport -> I'll pay full price when it comes out. (I just got Elemental : War of Magic at full price becuase I support Stardock and what they are doing. Heck, I bought 2 copies of GalCiv 2 becuse it has no DRM)

    Anything else that looks interesting ... $1.99 (or less) on Steam.

    If eveyone starts charging a monthly fee to play SP games I will simply stop buying games and play the ones I have.
    I have enough games to last me the rest of my life if I start pulling mods for them.
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    Because we all know Blizzard doesnt make enuff already off WoW subscriptions
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    Blizzard is just some money greeding bastards :banghead:
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    @Altec : Co-op dungeon crawling and looting is a lot of fun when you are playing with people you know.

    @Ford : How about me and you write a generic game server that allows plug-ins so you can play any game you want on your lan? We won't get rich, but we'll get LOTS of attention. :roll:

    @Alien : Yeah .. With the slowdown in the economy Blizzard has fallen on hard times. They've dropped from obscene profits back down to gross profits. I can feel their pain. :rolleyes:
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    I'm going blind at an early age... where is this confirmation annoucement?
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    I'm sure there is a crapload of encrypted authentication BS that prevents that very thing from happening. Additionally, most games are configured to use one master server and without modifying the game to use an alternate master server, alternates might as well not exist. Basically, it would be fruitless and the greedy bastards would simply constantly patch or otherwise modify their service in order to render such a service useless. They will do that because "bypassing" their "services" are in violation of their EULA.

    Conclusion: Just don't touch it with a 10'+ pole, ever. They'll make your life hell either way. That's the way the business works these days.


    I'm going to start work on a game concept I've been thinking about for years (I mentioned it in another thread) once Microsoft gets XNA 4.0 out. You're welcome to help on that. ;)
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    the thread you linked has nothing about D3 being subscription based. its a thread arguing about the percieved benefits or negatives or of a subscription service. and no where in the link was the quote in the original post
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    not a big deal single play is still for free(after buying game) so this news didnt changed my mind at all.I will still get game and play it.And when i'm done with all modes in singleplayer i will start multiplayer or whatever there is.
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    you right i didnt see any words stated in first post in that link.So it looks like he made this own fantasies
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    I read nothing of the OP's statement in his source link.
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    Where's the link to this announcement? I'm pretty sure it would be easier to find than in the middle of a fanboy forum thread.

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