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Diablo 3. Wishful thinking?

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When Battle.net lets me know, i'll let you know. LOL.

Seriously tho, Head to MMO Champion.com and when they know, we all will know. I don't take any stores release date over an Official annaouncement from Blizzard. Reading Annual Pass info for WoW, it states that I get Free D3 when it goes live "Early 2012" so take that for what its worth.
 
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D3 is winding me up now.

It's getting to the point of over-hyped. If this continues to well into next year i feel like the game will end up just been a disappointment.

What really bugs me is i suspect it's activision building up hype to try increase sales. They should have a flat release date this close to completion, even if it means holding the title in blocks for a month before it goes live just so they can do a proper advertising campaign and get people to actually be ready on release day to fill the servers to the brim.

Atm i get the impression we will be told 2 weeks in advance and the advertising will start to go out in the middle of the Jan dry spending season. LOL If they try to hit the end of Jan it may well get reduced sales due to the 5 week month and people lack of funding with upcoming valentines day blitz.

Gah rant over!
 

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It's getting to the point of over-hyped. If this continues to well into next year i feel like the game will end up just been a disappointment.
Don't pay attention to it then. The amount of hype a game gets should not effect how the gameplay is to you, don't be so attached to what media says.
 
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I have to assume there will be more than a 2 week window for the announcement of this game. Gamestop will want to cash in on idiots and pre-orders ($5 to pre-order a game, honestly? jackasses).
 
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I have to assume there will be more than a 2 week window for the announcement of this game. Gamestop will want to cash in on idiots and pre-orders ($5 to pre-order a game, honestly? jackasses).
Well, it's not like your paying an extra $5 to get the game on launch day, it just guarantees you a copy which you must purchase or if you have a change of heart, that $5 now belongs to Gamestop, much like putting a deposit down on a house. And honestly, anyone pre-ordering a game better damn well go into it KNOWING they will buy the game and more often than not, enjoy the hell out of it. Case and point, Skyrim...nuff said :laugh:

Back on topic, I'm pretty sure Diablo 3's release isn't too far off now. I've been playing the beta and it seems to be pretty polished at the moment. Beta tests shouldn't last more than 9 months (extreme cases). So a January - April release seems fitting(the latest) and D3 should see the light of day finally and I for one can't wait for it to surprise all the naysayers. They can take all the time they want, just as long as it gets to retail by March or April. I like my games polished the old fashioned Blizzard way thank you very much!
 
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Don't pay attention to it then. The amount of hype a game gets should not effect how the gameplay is to you, don't be so attached to what media says.
Sadly thats the price you pay for listening to everyone talk about the game constantly. You hear all these great things, expectations are set high, and then when you finally get it, its a disappointment.

Best case scenario is to only find out about something that catches your interest and never look into it again until it is released. That way everything seems new, innovative, and keeps you playing/listening/watching. (whatever the case may be)
 

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Sadly thats the price you pay for listening to everyone talk about the game constantly. You hear all these great things, expectations are set high, and then when you finally get it, its a disappointment.

Best case scenario is to only find out about something that catches your interest and never look into it again until it is released. That way everything seems new, innovative, and keeps you playing/listening/watching. (whatever the case may be)
Not sure for everyone. I hold my own opinions of titles. Everyone heard talk of DNF for years (techincaly for decades, lol). But the talk was mostly negative as people said they figured it would be bad if it was made since it took so long. Then when it came out people said it didn't live up to the hype... what hype? The hype of everyone saying it was going to be bad? I personally didn't care what anyone said (including media), I knew the gameplay mechanics would be aged, and the graphics would be about early 36-/ps3 titles quality, but that I would laugh my ass off, and have fun. And I was right, had a ton of fun, was the game overall good? No. Did I enjoy the hell out of it? Yes.

I check back on D3 now and then, but I won't be able to support this game till I actually play, simply because Kotick can suck it, I just hope he hasn't managed to ruin Blizzard too much yet.
 

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you poor bastards. its nice being in the future.


 
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Since i am Blizzard slave for a year, ammount what will be paid for WoW will make those 139$ or something similar. :D
 
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I've been reading this QUOTE quite a lot as of late.
Controls and interface aren't tailored properly for the PC.
Thank goodness Diablo III is purely based on the PC. I am getting sick of the lazy Console Ports. At the very least ensure the bloody controls are tailored for the keyboard and mouse when releasing it on PC.
 

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that was collectors edition, btw guys. comes with a soulstone USB drive with D2 + LOD preinstalled.
 

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Since i am Blizzard slave for a year, ammount what will be paid for WoW will make those 139$ or something similar. :D
I'm sorry you bought that :p
 
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I've been in beta and though I was never a huge Diablo fan and only played D2 about a year ago; I have to say D3 is pretty decent. Might not be my cup of tea but I've been having fun. It reminds me of Torchlight tbh but it's like Torchlight+++
 
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I've been reading this QUOTE quite a lot as of late.

Thank goodness Diablo III is purely based on the PC. I am getting sick of the lazy Console Ports. At the very least ensure the bloody controls are tailored for the keyboard and mouse when releasing it on PC.
Actually, to be honest, the controls are somewhat similar to Diablo 2 albeit with a few extra hotkeys and different buttons for different things. But you can edit the buttons to your liking if you want a feel like D2 had regarding the controls, its up to the user. Like I said before, everything seems to be quite polished at the moment. It's just a matter of time before they finish up tinkering with a few more things to make it as perfect as possible for us long time Diablo fans :toast: