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2012-05-15 03:24:25 PM

StrangeQ: All the suckers that preordered have already paid in full. And received zero of what they have paid for. It's a beautiful system, if you're Blizzard.


Haven't received anything? I guess I just hallucinated playing the game for 7 hours this morning. I was pretty out of it when I went to bed so that wouldn't be impossible.
 
2012-05-15 03:24:46 PM
I never understood why people just don't wait two days after launch. You've waited this long, let then iron out the kinks that you know will be present. Should they be present? No, but they'll be there. Guaranteed.
 
2012-05-15 03:25:15 PM
Who the hell DIDN'T think this was going to happen, especially since all modes require a server connection? I think it's funny that people are biatching about it.

Stop giving these assholes your money!
 
2012-05-15 03:25:15 PM
Waiting on a video card to arrive in the mail. Error 37 concerns me not.
 
2012-05-15 03:25:17 PM

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Yeah, if you're going to require people to login to your servers for the single player experience, the least you could do is be ready for the event. Then again, this biatching will die down in a few days and no one will even remember it.

My question is, how long is the story portion of the game? I've been hearing 4 to 8 hours which is...really short considering it is a $60 game. Random dungeons aside, that isn't much game.


And, you succinctly summed up all the reasons I decided to stop buying Blizzard and EA games.
 
2012-05-15 03:25:25 PM
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net
 
2012-05-15 03:26:48 PM
Reading all the forum outrage and but hurt is far more entertainment than the game could ever provide.
 
2012-05-15 03:26:54 PM
oi46.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-15 03:27:04 PM
This is hilarious, so much fail
 
2012-05-15 03:27:19 PM
EXCLUSIVE: SCREENSHOT FROM THE NEW EXPANSION PACK.

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/problem?
 
2012-05-15 03:27:22 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: Every time I look at, or even think of that dog I start chortling, I don't even know why.


Probably because it's funny Tim.
 
2012-05-15 03:29:14 PM
I have to admit...as much as I want to empathize with you Diablo fans, I can't. I can only point a finger and laugh as I'm sure you've done with Origin or Steam issues in the past.
 
2012-05-15 03:29:46 PM

StrangeQ: xtragrind: So i'm assuming making a connection to bnet necessary to play the game is already paying dividends...

All the suckers that preordered have already paid in full. And received zero of what they have paid for. It's a beautiful system, if you're Blizzard.

/no sympathy for the morons that keep buying into this shiat


You beat me to it by 5 minutes, which was the time I took to read the thread and post.

The only winning move is not to play.
 
2012-05-15 03:31:38 PM

Detinwolf: I never understood why people just don't wait two days after launch. You've waited this long, let then iron out the kinks that you know will be present. Should they be present? No, but they'll be there. Guaranteed.


there's 2 guys in my group who are out today and they both woke up at 3am EST to play it. Since the games entire reward model is basically just a skinner box, its pretty obvious they get joy from the reward schedule that a skinner box provides. Why wait when those sweet randomly dropped sugar pellets are just sitting there, waiting for you to push the bar?
 
2012-05-15 03:31:40 PM
Played the D3 and GW2 betas. Wasn't impressed with either. Can't they just remake D2 and GW with better graphics?
 
2012-05-15 03:33:49 PM
Holy crap. Time for all the eye rolls from Lady Beluga Heights for all my D3 excitement.

It'll be like Skyrim 2: Rise of the Machines.
 
2012-05-15 03:35:14 PM
Picture is shopped. A real gamer would have Mountain Dew, not Naked Juice OJ.
 
2012-05-15 03:35:46 PM
Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.
 
2012-05-15 03:36:08 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: Hah. On the plus side, this whole mess is making me feel a lot better about Skyrim's bugs.

/I swear, it crashes more often with very farking patch.
//Damn near unplayable at this point.


I have only had to make minor adjustments to skyrim's preferences to overcome my game ruining bugs and crashes.

just try to find out exactly what your problem is, and then search the hell out of it on the forums. I've been able to solve all my problems (and even boost performance a little... although, at the cost of all shadows... since the last patch, my shadows went crazy. they dance all across the screen with every movement. have yet to find a real fix for the problem, but the game without shadows is absolutely playable).
 
2012-05-15 03:36:52 PM

Labrat407: Off to play SWTOR, it is at least up and running ... mostly :-)


That's because my office network has more concurrent users than SWTOR.
 
2012-05-15 03:37:20 PM

Cymbal: Played the D3 and GW2 betas. Wasn't impressed with either. Can't they just remake D2 and GW with better graphics?


What was the problem(s) with GW2? I've been optimistic about that one after everything I've read. I had pinned my hopes on SWTOR, but apparently BioWare didn't get the memo that you have to do more then just story in your MMO. That game did one thing well and nothing else, so I'm back looking for something to play. I'm certainly not going back to WoW, so that left GW2 as my hope for this summer.
 
2012-05-15 03:37:23 PM
haha, the Error 37 thread on battle.net is up to 634 pages of epic meltdowns
 
2012-05-15 03:38:10 PM
He has a lot of Tostitos in the fridge.
 
2012-05-15 03:38:26 PM

Raug the Dwarf: Om my god, I love the dog's face at the end. Priceless.


That made me literally LOL. Animals-with-supposed-facial-expressions are way overdone, but that was perfect.
 
2012-05-15 03:38:34 PM
This is all I have to say about Diablo 3:

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2012-05-15 03:38:38 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.


The moment someone figures out a way to translate mods into console games, the PC Master Race will die, or migrate.
 
2012-05-15 03:39:15 PM

Weidbrewer: Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Yeah, if you're going to require people to login to your servers for the single player experience, the least you could do is be ready for the event. Then again, this biatching will die down in a few days and no one will even remember it.

My question is, how long is the story portion of the game? I've been hearing 4 to 8 hours which is...really short considering it is a $60 game. Random dungeons aside, that isn't much game.

And, you succinctly summed up all the reasons I decided to stop buying Blizzard and EA games.


It is not 4 to 8 hours. People are retarded who say that. Diablo veteran here, played the beta, and unless you found an exploit, no way in living hell you can run through the game that fast on normal. I got 8 hours in today, am in mid to late act 2. So then the other acts, then nightmare, then hell, then inferno.

I heard it takes almost 20,000 of the highest level dropped gems to make a single top level gem. That is crazy.
 
2012-05-15 03:39:19 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.


Ohhh christ....

/grabs popcorn
 
2012-05-15 03:41:37 PM
Ok I'm satisfied now. I saw someone mustering up threats of a lolsuit.. I bet petition online is getting some good click counts today too.
 
2012-05-15 03:41:42 PM

StrangeQ: PinkoLeftist: I expected this server crash type nonsense and I wish I hadn't buckled and bought the game. Starcraft2 was bad enough with the login requirement and play online for achievements to count but at least you could play it offline for single player.

You're a farking addict. You know how to get them to stop putting this bullshiat in their games? Stop buying their games.


Sure, except that it won't work. They aren't ubisoft. They're going to have to destroy their reputation rather well before they change their minds due to low sales. Toss in the whole DLC/Real money auction house ideas and its even less likely.

It will be interesting to see if the SC2 expansion is priced at $60 like they've hinted at. I have few friends who play it to warrant getting suckered into that mess again though.
 
2012-05-15 03:41:59 PM

CygnusDarius: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

The moment someone figures out a way to translate mods into console games, the PC Master Race will die, or migrate.


and when consoles get up to speed on....
texture resolutions
controller/peripherals flexibility
publisher bullshiat
proper multiplayer support
reliance on physical media
etc.
 
2012-05-15 03:42:19 PM

tlchwi02: Detinwolf: I never understood why people just don't wait two days after launch. You've waited this long, let then iron out the kinks that you know will be present. Should they be present? No, but they'll be there. Guaranteed.

there's 2 guys in my group who are out today and they both woke up at 3am EST to play it. Since the games entire reward model is basically just a skinner box, its pretty obvious they get joy from the reward schedule that a skinner box provides. Why wait when those sweet randomly dropped sugar pellets are just sitting there, waiting for you to push the bar?


Im sorry, what? Seriously, what?
 
2012-05-15 03:42:49 PM

CygnusDarius: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

The moment someone figures out a way to translate mods into console games, the PC Master Race will die, or migrate.


Nah. Consoles will never, ever come close to the graphics of a PC. Unless consoles embrace the mouse/keyboard, control will never be as precise either. TV technology simply does not keep up with PC video output. 2560x1600 on a TV? Nope. 30 inch monitor? Amazing. Consoles can barely make 1920x1080 games play smoothly and there are high load times, crappy textures as it is.
 
2012-05-15 03:43:28 PM

Thunderpipes:
I heard it takes almost 20,000 of the highest level dropped gems to make a single top level gem. That is crazy.


Jesus christ, that sounds more like work than fun.
 
2012-05-15 03:45:28 PM

scottydoesntknow: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

Ohhh christ....

/grabs popcorn


You want some of this Baconpop? I swear it's better :).

This should be entertaining.
 
2012-05-15 03:48:12 PM

styckx: haha, the Error 37 thread on battle.net is up to 634 pages of epic meltdowns


My favorites are the demands for blizzard to repay vacation days. Then you look at their profile and see they are a very experienced wow player. I guess after seven years they never learned that taking a vacation day to play a stupid game on launch day and major patch days is in their terms..."epic stupidity".

Tomorrow this will all be forgotten and the loudest mouths will be back to slobbering on Blizzards knob. Sadly they make the sane and rational players look bad.
 
2012-05-15 03:49:14 PM

BronyMedic: World of Warcraft's still up and running, though. And the weekly reset occured with NO MAINTENCE TODAY!

Just sayin'.....


Now I am leaving Earth forever, for no raisin!
 
2012-05-15 03:49:16 PM

Halstread: Im sorry, what? Seriously, what?


yeah that was really poorly worded...

he's wondering why people can't wait 2 days for this game to come out... i'm pointing out that the entire purpose of these games is to be as addicting as possible. They're basically just a giant skinner box. People who's entire enjoyment of these games is tied into getting into the reward schedule that the skinner box provides (which is a nice way of saying the addictive side of the kill/loot trade off) can't even wait an hour past release, let alone 2 days.

you might as well ask a crack addict to wait a few days before he starts using his crack.
 
2012-05-15 03:49:47 PM

FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.


Can't say I've ever had my Xbox360 say "Error you can't login to this game servers too busy" just to play single player. How's that PC working out for you guys now?
 
2012-05-15 03:51:39 PM

TNel: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

Can't say I've ever had my Xbox360 say "Error you can't login to this game servers too busy" just to play single player. How's that PC working out for you guys now?


When the login servers come up you still won't be able to play Diablo 3 on your 360
 
2012-05-15 03:52:03 PM

PinkoLeftist: StrangeQ: PinkoLeftist: I expected this server crash type nonsense and I wish I hadn't buckled and bought the game. Starcraft2 was bad enough with the login requirement and play online for achievements to count but at least you could play it offline for single player.

You're a farking addict. You know how to get them to stop putting this bullshiat in their games? Stop buying their games.

Sure, except that it won't work. They aren't ubisoft. They're going to have to destroy their reputation rather well before they change their minds due to low sales. Toss in the whole DLC/Real money auction house ideas and its even less likely.

It will be interesting to see if the SC2 expansion is priced at $60 like they've hinted at. I have few friends who play it to warrant getting suckered into that mess again though.


Count me out of the sc2 expansions. The base game wasn't worth $60. I don't understand why blizzard has married itself to gameplay that simply isn't fun.
 
2012-05-15 03:52:16 PM

TNel: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

Can't say I've ever had my Xbox360 say "Error you can't login to this game servers too busy" just to play single player. How's that PC working out for you guys now?


yalibnan.com

/And yes, Strategeryz0r, I will take some of that baconpop :)
 
2012-05-15 03:52:22 PM

TNel: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

Can't say I've ever had my Xbox360 say "Error you can't login to this game servers too busy" just to play single player. How's that PC working out for you guys now?


My PC has only one game! What do I do?!

/sads
 
2012-05-15 03:52:34 PM

abfalter: This is all I have to say about Diablo 3:

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And all they have to say is "We have your money, now shut up."
 
2012-05-15 03:53:05 PM

pute kisses like a man: just try to find out exactly what your problem is, and then search the hell out of it on the forums.


1. Random freezes in outdoor areas (sometimes fixable through the task manager but usually requiring a restart); 2. Errorless CTDs upon entering dungeons (every single time - this is the big one that I need an answer to); 3. Most enemies don't respawn anymore (I haven't seen a giant since March).

Google comes up with jack shiat and I don't have an account on the forums. If you have any ideas, I'll owe you forever, because I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms.
 
2012-05-15 03:53:29 PM
I forced myself not to take the day off to play this (working from home is a biatch when it comes to being responsible). That said, when I do go install it, if I have problems connecting I'm just gonna go back to finishing Skyrim, since I've got like 10 hours left on the main quest I think.
 
2012-05-15 03:55:15 PM

abfalter: This is all I have to say about Diablo 3:

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Don't worry about them taking your money, they're not having any errors doing that.
 
2012-05-15 03:56:25 PM

tlchwi02: Halstread: Im sorry, what? Seriously, what?

yeah that was really poorly worded...

he's wondering why people can't wait 2 days for this game to come out... i'm pointing out that the entire purpose of these games is to be as addicting as possible. They're basically just a giant skinner box. People who's entire enjoyment of these games is tied into getting into the reward schedule that the skinner box provides (which is a nice way of saying the addictive side of the kill/loot trade off) can't even wait an hour past release, let alone 2 days.

you might as well ask a crack addict to wait a few days before he starts using his crack.


Gotcha. Is there any advantage to getting the crack early? Better loot early on?
 
2012-05-15 03:56:59 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: pute kisses like a man: just try to find out exactly what your problem is, and then search the hell out of it on the forums.

1. Random freezes in outdoor areas (sometimes fixable through the task manager but usually requiring a restart); 2. Errorless CTDs upon entering dungeons (every single time - this is the big one that I need an answer to); 3. Most enemies don't respawn anymore (I haven't seen a giant since March).

Google comes up with jack shiat and I don't have an account on the forums. If you have any ideas, I'll owe you forever, because I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms.


Do you have mods installed? Disable all the mods and try running the game vanilla. If it works ok, then one of your mods is causing the problem. If that's not the problem you may wanna keep your latest save and re-install everything. And some enemies (like giants) don't respawn in certain areas (or at all, it was a biatch finding giant's toes after I hit all their camps, it was usually random encounters).
 
2012-05-15 03:58:05 PM

TNel: FuryOfFirestorm: Looks like the "PC Master Race" got taken down a few pegs.

Can't say I've ever had my Xbox360 say "Error you can't login to this game servers too busy" just to play single player. How's that PC working out for you guys now?


You must not have been playing Battlefield 3 single player over the weekend. Everytime I got to a checkpoint it'd crash to the menu and let me know EA servers were down at that moment. Single player. On the 360. Which I only tried out because they farked up the multiplayer servers.
 
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