I played a bit last night and I have mixed feelings about this game. It looks good visually, it’s the same hack & slash monster killing fun it always was and it has some amazing cinematic scenes. It’s Diablo all right.
My biggest issue is with the fact that it requires an internet connection every step of the way. Don’t get me wrong, I understand why they did it this way as it is the only way to make the auction house work without cheating. And it’s a good way to keep content fresh and all that. It’s great really. If you live in a first world country where the internet is super fast and cheap. I lagged in a single player game folks. That’s absurd. But it’s a personal gripe and I’m hoping the lagging was just temporary. Still, what happens when they do maintenance on those servers? Then it’s no Diablo.
But apart from the negative effect I do believe the real money auction house system will add a whole new addiction to mindless monster killing. Everyone will be hunting for that rare one in a million item that’s going to make him a fortune. They’ve turned it into a virtual fortune hunting game. It’s crazy but it might just work!
The real-money auction house is one of the reasons I am worried. Sure, I’d like to find the Sword Of Whonking Great Pain but there are people out there that will be finding seven every time I find one, so the chances of me making anything out of it is slim at best. But I don’t really care about that so much. The other reason I didn’t like it is the same as you, the persistent internet connection.
But it’s Diablo 3 and it has to be tried, even if it’s costing me more than I can afford and will irritate the pants of me, it’s got to be tried!
Yeah and the worst part is now you have to worry that some kid will hack into your account and steal your Sword Of Whonking Great Pain. Reminds me of WoW. Which mean I’ll be downloading the authenticator app for my cellphone to stop sneaky thieves from hacking mah stuffs. I got hacked in WoW twice. It was not cool.
I played some more today and I will admit the game does grow on you. No lag this morning after I restarted my PC and killed some background services that uses network resources. I’m also slowly getting over my annoyance at the fixed camera angle. You’d think in this day and age being able to rotate the camera would be a standard function but not in Diablo world apparently. Yes I know you couldn’t rotate the camera in Diablo 2 either but that was 2.5D and 10 years ago. They could have modernised it a bit. But yeah, being a fan of the franchise does make it a bit more tolerable.
I started this when Wendy and I were thinking of holding M5 hostage until the forums were back up. I chopped off Mike’s left foot to show them we meant business. Why is this big skin flap left and what do I do with it?
is he an obj hacked in Hex or a transmapped figure?
if the latter
stick a flattened sphere primitive in the hole with a cylinder sticking out, texture the cylinder like a bone with bump and add a marrow ring in the middle using the uv map as a guide, use a meat texture with bump and some displacement on the sphere (photograph your uncooked dinner) Fisty’s liquids if you can find the link on the old forum might make a good blood pool.
I was just going to mail them the unneeded geografted bit!
(bought pro bundle for the clothes!!!)