I really like that Blizzard is putting a lot more thought and effort into the story of D3. It's really nice to see Diablo become more than just a hack'n'slash RPG, while still managing to maintain its core, addictive gameplay.
Wow!!! We been waiting for ever to get our hands on this and I had it pre-ordered for three years and still waiting... When are they going to realize it will never be perfect but a great game to play and release it because it looks amazing!!! if they don't release it this year I will be canceling it.
If online gameplay only, is the way to keep hackers and other people who cheat in any way out of this game i can only cheer out loud. I didnt wait for so long to play, and then see a guy whit highest lvl and full gear on day one. And all that complain about it, do have internet, or do you send it here on this forum whit youre mind? Give me one good reason why youre against it ? Playing at work maybe? Having a bad connection? Scared you lose youre carracter at hard-mode? Im just trying to understand why so many people are against it.
people who whine about constant online are dumb (sorry but it is true) I GUARANTEE YOU within 1 week this game will be cracked and playable offline just like EVERY OTHER game that has tried this before, for crying out loud there are even illegal wow servers running Cataclysm so please just knock it off
A petition has been started for those of you that dislike the decision to exclude the offline single player mode. Please sign if you want offline play included in the final release of the game. Blizzard has yielded to petitions before. Besides, all this would take is less than a day of simple programming/tweaking. Please spread this link around to anyone interested. We are quickly getting more and more signatures, but every signature helps. Lets makes this happen. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/diablo-3-offline-single-player-petition.html
Laocedric16 who said that there's no OFFLINE? if that is true. NO buy for blizzard then. :3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I imagine it working like sc2 when the servers are down. You log in, it tells you that the servers are down and you can play offline. Pretty sure it's just to check that you have a valid copy. BTW why is this a big deal? It's not like you don't have internet since you are posting here...only people I know that would wish for an offline component are people w/ absolutely no internet (really small percentage of people, let alone gamers) and people who ruin the game by using mods/cheat tactics.
@Hevion I'm guessing because of the time period (Medieval) people didn't live very long because of disease and war, just like in the less developed regions of today's world. It just might be more extreme.
Meh..I still say..Tyreal becomes corrupted..and manifests into Diablo himself.. And for the love of god...kill cain already..ya got leah now..and release the beta..and fix the systemcheck program on battle.net..lmao
i really love this game and its story and stuff. but just deciding that people dont remember what it was like 20 years ago doesnt make sense. i mean the barbarian looks 40 and the witch guy looks 100.
hopefully story in D3 will be at least a bit better than in previous two... and more quests... like at least 40 times more quests!!!!!!
@ill7ven Be very very quiet Blizz Brother will hear and is going to charge you. No seriously I'm not going to pay extra for every year (and they usualy are 5+) that a blizzard game is in development. And on top of it be constricted when I'm trying to play the game. There is no good reason for that. Hell legal players are watched closely while pirates play with freedom and no obligation.
I don't know what it is, but I've always enjoyed Mr. Boyarsky speaking about the story of the franchise. Can't wait till blizzcon to hear some more!
When Ubisoft did the mandatory internet connection thing, i stopped playing their games, but this is Blizzard, we love Blizzard (shh they can hear EVERYTHING!). Besides, they seem to have several good reasons for this decision.
If there's no offline, I should find a way to faster internet... The only solution for me would be to migrate to some other nation with faster internet... BLIZZARD should come up with special BLIZ-visas for people like me ;) With special BLIZ-visa I would be on killing spree playing Diablo III... Waiting desperately for it, even if there is no offline play... still wating... been 3 years since announcement, but still waiting...
It is the way blizz is going to do their games from now on so I would say eaither get yourself some internet or skip on the blizz games and might I add its not that you are playing online but rather you just need to have a connection so that blizzard can verify you bought the game insted of you know stealing it.
@Laocedric16- You heard right. There is no offline play. http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/01/diablo-3-cannot-be-played-offline/ There will also be no "official" mod support. http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/08/01/diablo-3-mods-expressly-prohibited-by-blizzard/
Just listen to that incredible soundtrack !!! Probably the best piece of music ever heard in a videogame...!!! Oh , and by the way , yes , Diablo's universe is not as rich as Starcraft's or WOW's , but still its story is very interesting and compelling...!!!