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#90519 23-Sep-2011 07:30
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In Single player yes single player if you stand around for to long doing nothing your get kicked out of the game, why would you stand around doing nothing well something caught your eye on the tv so you pause oh wait there is no pause button.  MMOs standing around doing nothing your get kicked from the server 15min or so later, Diablo III SP is not a mmo.

I can't understand why they made it so in SP game anyone shed some light on why they would?  Is this all to stop the pirates from cracking their game pirates bypass that windows live we see in games they will just do the same for this.

This is madness!

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/09/22/how-diablo-iiis-drm-will-affect-you/




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  #524867 23-Sep-2011 08:14
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Will just end up like settlers 7 where even people that buy it will crack it to bypass the drm

I remember with the release of settlers 7 that the servers went down so noone could play unless cracked

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  #525021 23-Sep-2011 14:03
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I will be seriously considering Torchlight II by Runic games, it's looking better and better, ie:

- LAN.
- Peer to Peer multiplayer. 
- Mod support. 
- Offline single player. 
- Retail price of $19.95 USD.
- Will be able to buy on Steam. 
- No buying power with $$, no item sales/real money/auction house crap.
- Traditional RPG class skill trees (unlike the new Diablo III skill system).
- Runic games has many ex Diablo II team members, including Max Schaefer who is one of the original "big 4" at Blizzard.  He was an executive producer on Diablo I, II and the expansions.

 
 
 
 


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  #525035 23-Sep-2011 14:30
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Shouldn't have purchased the game in the first place. The only time they will remove the DRM is when a vast majority of the people stop buying it in the first place but the vast majority of you all will still buy it! Thus, you get what you deserve...

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  #525051 23-Sep-2011 14:48
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It won?t affect me since I am not going to buy it.

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  #525092 23-Sep-2011 16:11
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NonprayingMantis: It won?t affect me since I am not going to buy it.


I'm in the same boat.
Torchlight 2 I'll highly likely pick up for the reasons already given and having played and enjoyed Torchlight, it made for a fun casual rpg that I could jump in and do a level or two at a time.

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  #525102 23-Sep-2011 16:28
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MMO's might kick you after 15 mins, but i've slept through hours of an evening while logged into the Beta for D3 and it hasn't bothered to kick me out at all.

Blizzard is intergrating battle.net for things, people who saw SC2 released shoud have realised then where they were going with everything.

Having said that, i'm having a blast in the game, more than I thought it would. It's not exactly revolutionary, but it is fun.



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  #525131 23-Sep-2011 17:41
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D1 D2 and LOD were fun, now that battlenet is the core for d3 dont think it appeals anymore.

 
 
 
 


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  #525848 26-Sep-2011 15:31
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The only use I have for online features in games is for downloading updates, any game that is multiplayer only, or that requires an "always-on" connection to play, I won't be playing (yes I'm an anti-social bastard and proud of it). Might have to have a nosy at TL2.




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  #525870 26-Sep-2011 15:55
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Here's another two upcoming alternatives...

Grim Dawn
http://www.grimdawn.com/

Path of Exile
http://www.pathofexile.com/



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  #525894 26-Sep-2011 16:43
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this looks ok as well

http://www.ea.com/reckoning




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  #526624 28-Sep-2011 09:23
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Ragnor: Here's another two upcoming alternatives...

Grim Dawn
http://www.grimdawn.com/

Path of Exile
http://www.pathofexile.com/




Not bad. They both look pretty good.

Wow! Path of Exile is being made by NZ game developers? An MMO where I will get 20ms instead of 200. I will support this game and if they put out an ingame gear shop I'll even buy some!




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  #526951 28-Sep-2011 21:16
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Yep Path of Exile is free to play, developed by Kiwi's....

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  #529624 5-Oct-2011 15:31
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not buying it




gz ftw


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  #531802 11-Oct-2011 09:38
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I thought Diablo 3 was still in Beta?



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  #531812 11-Oct-2011 09:49
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xiequfei: I thought Diablo 3 was still in Beta?


Yes still in beta.  Wish it was an open beta.




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