Feedback -- Diablo 3 Beta & Evolution 2011 Impressions

Posted: August 3, 2011
Feedback -- Diablo 3 Beta & Evolution 2011 Impressions
In this edition of Feedback, Adam Sessler and the G4tv discuss about the recent Diablo 3 beta gameplay and the new audition house mechanics. Also, our own Ernie Moreno shares his thoughts on the biggest fighting tournament, EVO 2011.

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  • QuackAttack79

    Where did Leah go? I'm pretty sure she would have had to walk through the view of one of the cameras to leave. This means one of two things. Leah has mastered the teleportation abilities that she has honed over her many hours of playing WoW... or she's hiding under the desk. I'm gonna go with the first one. Seems more logical.

    Posted: August 16, 2011 9:37 PM
  • MDB3

    audition house....really? whats the ponit even playing it. this will ruin the hole game. this is a dumb idea Blizzard.

    Posted: August 14, 2011 10:56 PM
  • Hellborne

    I wonder, have other people perhaps noticed, that blizzard might accidentally be legalizing child labour? In theory, I can see 10 year olds staying at home in order to grind items in Diablo 3 so that they can afford to buy that video game, gift, or well, anything. I can see this leading to kids choosing to skip school so they can earn money in Diablo 3...

    So my question, is Diablo 3 accidentally providing a space for kids to work themselves like slaves for piddles of money?

    Posted: August 10, 2011 6:36 AM
  • Ashley_Si

    why'd you give bad information, you made it sound like we were only getting 5 nes games on the 3ds when we're really getting 10 nes games, that I care nothing about, and 10 gba games, that I mostly already own.

    Posted: August 9, 2011 5:19 AM
  • DerkMan

    Wooden sword magnate. Gold Mr. Sessler, Gold.

    Posted: August 7, 2011 5:12 PM
  • business_casual_gamer

    This isn't the best political forum, but I'm glad I at least agree with Adam's political diatribes. Kudos.

    Posted: August 6, 2011 4:23 PM
  • metallaw

    C'mon, "non-magic" missiles? That's an arrow, or a throwing axe, or, as you said, rock, spear or (depending on the time and game), bullet!

    Posted: August 6, 2011 3:03 PM
  • estaples

    Blair Herter is a welcomed edition to feedback.

    Posted: August 5, 2011 10:35 PM
  • Mr.McScrubby

    Come on Adam!!! I'm very disappointed in you and the feedback crew!!!
    The quality of Luigi's mansion is a matter of opinion but the gamecube did have a killer app in super smash bros melee which came out a month after launch. It is the best selling game on gamecube and it was the "Halo" for the gamecube when it come to multiplayer. Ask any gamecube owner and they will tell you smashbros was the game to own and it was worth every penny if you had friends to play with.

    Posted: August 5, 2011 10:42 AM
  • InnerRise

    Blizzard's Slogan: Now YOU can be a gold farmer!

    For the lulz of god!

    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:46 PM
  • InnerRise

    Blizzard on gold farmers: If you can't beat 'em join 'em.


    Never played Diablo. No idea what it is. Not interested. Never will.


    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:44 PM
  • Flipz15

    I'm no hardcore Tekken 6 player, and I missed the tourney fights, but is Bob the most broken character in the game? I saw the finals roster, and there are so many Bobs being played. No wonder you guys were put to sleep watching those matches.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:44 PM
  • darkmatterfusion

    In the coming years, I anticipate a continued merger of real and virtual economies. This could be good if you're a pro with virtual wares! ;)

    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:44 PM
  • InnerRise

    Blizzard on gold farmers: If you can't beat 'em join 'em.


    Never played Diablo. No idea what it is. Not interested. Never will.


    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:42 PM
  • Watchman

    Where did Leah go?

    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:05 PM
  • estaples

    The 3DS wouldn't have done better if they released it with Zelda OoT. Nintendo needs new IP. Which they can't get. There are already Zelda games on the DS, do I really want to spend a few hundred dollars to upgrade to the 3DS for one more Zelda game, let alone a 13 year old Zelda game that has been ported half a dozen times already? No thanks.

    As for Diablo 3, people should come to expect that Blizzard will only release big news come Blizzcon. And Blizzard isn't greedy for saying, "Hey, if you're going to sell our licensed product for real money, then we want a slice of it." I'm also just personally tired of whiners pretending that they HAVE to pay real money in the auction house now.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 9:03 PM
  • filchingfeline

    3ds is awesome.

    Can't wait to use my hack item generator to sell idiots items in D3.

    Why's feedback gotta pander to the elitist trolls?

    Posted: August 4, 2011 6:18 PM
  • Phazor

    Adam, your gay marriage analogy is just ridiculous. Two LBGT individuals getting married indeed does not affect other people. But people buying items in a competitive game (the Diablo 2 community is almost all about PvP...or at least the part of the community that has kept the game going for the past 11 years; I see no reason why Diablo 3 wouldn't be the same way) quite simply makes for a broken game. If a bunch of people grind for a long period of time to get the gear that they want, and then some other guy buys even better gear from the cash shop (giving him the advantage over all these other people), playing the game ceases to have any value. So when the players who grinded for gear attempt to duel the other guy, they're going to lose despite the time that they invested into the game. Going back to my original point, one player buying items from the cash shop affects the players around them, unlike gay marriage.

    As for the comment saying that those who are against buying the items with real world currency should just play Hardcore Mode instead, that simply won't work. Again, dueling is a major part of Diablo. If you died permanently after losing one duel, it would be pretty pointless. There are some insane enough to do it, as evidenced by Diablo 2, but that group represents a tiny portion of even the most "hardcore" players (hardcore here being different from Hardcore Mode).

    I'm also confused as to how you can be excited about the game because of the allure of getting good loot, yet at the same time justify the ability to buy that same loot from a cash shop with little to no effort. The cash shop intrinsically devalues a large portion of your reason for playing the game!

    As for Blizzard's excuse of creating the cash shop because they would exist elsewhere regardless, Blizzard must not understand how the cash shop websites functioned. In Diablo 2, there was Open Battle.net. People hacked Open Bnet and created high level items that were extremely desirable for duelers. They then further hacked the game, allowing them to import the items from Open Bnet into the actual game servers. People then paid for these items (and still pay for these items) at exorbitant prices. By making Diablo 3 online only, Blizzard actually fixed that problem (yet they don't seem to understand that). The non-cash auction house also makes d2jsp (the community created auction site) useless, furthering Blizzard's correct response to the issue of third party websites. However, the implementation of an in-game cash shop only perpetuates the issue that broke Diablo 2's in-game economy. While it's likely that players will only buy high-end gear (as they did in the past), that same high-end gear will be what breaks PvP.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 6:03 PM
  • drangel_jam

    I hope EVO doesn't because a fake even with golf claps and dressed audience.
    G4, thx for exposing EVO, evne though you only talked about it for 5 mins or so.
    And Adam, we love you, just stay off the commentator chair. We want you there next year, we want you there every year. There's a reason why TV commentator are experts in thier respective sports...

    The 3DS failed at its biggest premise: 3D. The 3D actually sucks, and it's hard to keep it in place. Not to mention that it makes a lot of people dizzy, including me, and I don't get morning sickness for playing FPS games. Also, the games are a bunch of remakes, and there's yet to come a new title that's truly a phenomenon like Nintendogs, Wii Sports, etc...

    As for Diablo, Blizzard just found a way to get a piece of the pie. Live with it.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 1:28 PM
  • HoeBag

    I also have concerns about money bought items tiping the scale of balance.

    Diablo and D2 were great games so I have high hopes...Hopefully this game is released soon so it doesnt feel old and outdated.

    Posted: August 4, 2011 10:14 AM