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Our famous Larian shill WolfheartFPS has a new video about this game.

My Diablo "Immoral" Rant (Major Blow To The Industry)

Good one. I recommend watching it.

Yes, I share his feelings, and me too I fear that in a few years time most games if not all will push a player into microtransactions. :puke:

I do hope most of us will (keep on) support(ing) games that offer a finished product at a fixed price, or at a reduced rate later on, and ignore any game that just adds to this unwanted development of being tempted to pay every time/week/month an x sum (and then after twelve months realizing you could have gotten x number of games for that same amount of money spent).
It is depressing.
 

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The term "Whale" is borrowed from the casino industry, where it is used to describe a rich gambler who bets extraordinarily large amounts of money. Just like in the game industry, casinos want to "catch" the most high-betting whales, because they provide a lot of income for comparably little expense.

I'm seeing that in the MMO's in-game "auction houses" as well : Some people post items at ridiculous prices - they're just waiting to catch a whale. Everyone else is not of interest foor them.
They often even take items which are readily available and try to sell them at high prices, too.
I even suspect some to buy away all lower priced items of a certain category only o try to resell them at their highly inflated prices.
To put this cynically, it's like taking a children's doll away and try to resell it for thousands of currency to collectors.
SWTOR has such a thing - and it is really bad.
 
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Yes, I share his feelings, and me too I fear that in a few years time most games if not all will push a player into microtransactions. :puke:

Sure that shit sucks, but there has been countless crappy monetising attempts on the mobile front in the past. The only difference is that this time the publisher is a super-major studio and they call it "an RPG". I wouldn't worry about this bullshit. People will keep on making good single-player games. Enough gamers will keep on supporting them, don't you worry. The mainstream has a poor taste anyway ;)
 
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Pay 2 win only a slice of the problem. It's anything that is F2P that has servers and/or a team maintaining it.

It costs money, somebody has to pay for it. Why should a small portion of the player base have to subsidise a game that everyone should be able to enjoy equally.

When you buy a normal game you can use it however you see fit. When you play a F2P game you have two options - spend more money or cheap it out. Both options give different unequal outcomes!

That is not what gaming is about. It doesn't cost the developers/publishers anything different. It just means the person who pays a load of cash has a bunch of 1's in there account vs the person who didn't having a bunch of 0's.

It's about gaming equality. These alternative monetisation schemes have been fucking up gaming since day 1 and what is sad is a lot of people actually defend it!!! Oh, I paid for my golden tiara with fruit loops on the top, aren't I wonderful, marvel at me everyone.
 
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Nothing about this makes me worry about the game industry any more than I already did. Microtransactions have always been a plague on app store games, and if anything I feel like things may have been getting slightly better (though I have no evidence to back that up so maybe it's just optimism). Blizzard descending into that is a bit disappointing, but only a bit, because they have been going that way for awhile now.

Anyway I've been known to get some enjoyment from these types of games while stubbornly refusing to spend money on them. But there's nothing about this that appealed to me. Blizzard had made another attempt at gacha gaming with Hearthstone Mercenaries, but I felt it was worse then comparable app store games, which made me suspect that they have somewhat lost their touch.
 
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Blizzard lost their touch over ten years ago.

The decline started with the release of the Warcraft MMO, and the acquisition by Activision. After that it was Online games, Battle.net, and Microtransactions.

You will never see another offline game and I've accepted that years ago.
 
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I actually have good hopes for Diablo 4 to be a good ARPG. The problem with Immortal is that is a mobile product outsourced to a Chinese money milk factory, and for some reason, Blizzard is fine with it. Hopefully, they will realise their mistake and dissociate from it asap.
 

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I actually have good hopes for Diablo 4 to be a good ARPG. The problem with Immortal is that is a mobile product outsourced to a Chinese money milk factory, and for some reason, Blizzard is fine with it. Hopefully, they will realise their mistake and dissociate from it asap.

I also like pretty much everything they've shown of D4. It seems to try to get back to an idea of what D2 was. And I'm really curious how the paragon board system has evolved. I just hope they haven't dropped it. It seemed like an interesting middleground to the enormous passive skill tree of Path of Exile.
 
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You may have seen this going around, as I did on Twitter. All of this…Genshin, Diablo Immortal…ultimately sounds like this guy to me. It's a future of gaming that I want no part of.
 
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#NotMyGamingFuture and #NFT'sSuck that's my response to that shill.:sarcasticclap:

It's obvious he has money invested in NFT's and Blockchain in gaming by that post.
 
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You may have seen this going around, as I did on Twitter. All of this…Genshin, Diablo Immortal…ultimately sounds like this guy to me. It's a future of gaming that I want no part of.
Hahaha, wow what a bunch of nonsense!

I've heard claims that "NFT:s and crypto will change everything" for many years, but no one yet managed to explain how that would work in practice.

I enjoyed reading Moxies take on Web3 a few days ago and can recommend it: https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html
 
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That almost sounds like a dystopian parody of what future gaming could be like, it's hard to believe that someone could actually write that and think it sounded in anyway appealing.
 
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That almost sounds like a dystopian parody of what future gaming could be like, it's hard to believe that someone could actually write that and think it sounded in anyway appealing.

Yeah, exactly. More and more that's been my experience in several areas of life. Like those conservative "is this the future you want" posts where they list a bunch of things most humans would consider positives but they're posting them like they're signs of a dystopian hellscape.
 
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WolfheartFPS shared another video in response to comments on his last video.

 
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The good news is that some Governments are actually legislating against it. Too slowly in my opinion but at least some people get it!
 
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One comment I read on bluesnews said this game is more of an idler, than an action rpg. I agree with that, and since I dislike idlers, it's not for me.
 
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One comment I read on bluesnews said this game is more of an idler, than an action rpg. I agree with that, and since I dislike idlers, it's not for me.

Never heard that term before. What exactly is an idler?
 
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