Lord Bacon posted...Kiyosuki_Mk2 posted...I agree. Thing is that a lot of people screaming "entitlement!" at this problem I think are using overencompassing logic, "if it's a problem, complaiing about it is always wrong" sort of deal.
Like he said, in this particular case it's not wrong to be a little miffed about this. This isn't an mmorpg, nor is this a matter of "artistic integrity" or some junk...it's a simple matter of having spent 60 dollars or more for a game we can only play when Blizzard feels like it. I know they'll fix it, but really this crap shouldn't have even been a problem to begin with.
It's not an mmo, online only just doesn't work.
1. Not being an mmo doesnt change the fact that D3 is coded like one for the security enhancements provided by having important code only on the server. It wasn't just some arbitrary choice.
2. It isn't when Blizzard feels like it, its when it is necessary. The fact of the matter is, the maintenance was necessary. You can't change files while they are in use. It is the only way to fix problems on the server. You either have the maintenance, or maybe the game will crash while you are in the middle of playing. Which would result in far, far, far more complaints.
3. It is not ok to be miffed about this. It says the game needs an internet connection to play on the box. This means it will be connecting to a server in order to play. This means that if the server goes down, so does the game. Nobody has been wronged by this.
And as I said, its fine to want an offline mode, but Blizzard isn't acting incompetently or negatively in any way by not having one. Those who don't want to deal with the online only do not have to buy.
1. That's Blizzard's problem, not ours. Blizzard should stop shoving their problems onto their customers.
2. Yes, but it wouldn't be nearly as much of a problem if we had offline.
3. So you knew about it ahead of time...that means the problem is suddenly okay? No it doesn't, we want to see good games get better. We want terrible ideas like this not to spread to other potentially good games.
I think you mean for #3, hopefully good game developers don't get bought out by $$$ loving mega-game companies.
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