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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:23AM (Unverified) said

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I want this game to do well just to spite Blizzards D3 pay to win, cant beat them so join them, greedfest!!

Ill spend the money I was going to use on D3 to support my cause :D

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:00PM Comrade Domovoi said

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Pay to win what exactly? Hm? Oh, you mean buying stuff from the Auction House with real money *THAT OTHER PLAYERS FOUND AND ARE SELLING TO YOU*? How is that different from any MMO out there where you can buy stuff from the Auction House? Yes, its real money trading, but it is all between players. You can also go to any MMO, buy gold from gold farmers, then use that gold to buy stuff on an auction house to "pay to win". Not to mention this already happens in Diablo 2 from third party websites, Blizzard just greatly eased the process and allows anyone to profit from it.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:25PM (Unverified) said

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@Comrade Domovoi

"You can also go to any MMO, buy gold from gold farmers, then use that gold to buy stuff on an auction house to "pay to win". Not to mention this already happens in Diablo 2 from third party websites"

My point exactly. So instead stopping this they decided to join in. I think you're in for a big surprise if you think this will be better for the game. I expect this to become a gold farmers dream come true at your expense and Blizzards gains. Have fun with that :D
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:40PM Dumac said

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Blizzard "legalized" a black market which is going to change the game for everyone whether they want to participate in real money trading or not, not just a few that used ebay.

I also hope for success for Torchlight 2, mostly because it's just funny to think of how these games will probably be on the same level in terms of quality, but D3 probably cost a hundred times more to develop.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 1:16PM Deadalon said

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Ye - Torchlight 2 is my Dungeon crawler of chose now. Will destroy my Battlenet account if Diablo 3 launches with the real life money AH. Its that simple. 6 years of WOW and SC account does not matter. I value gaming more than I do changing it to the same junk Im trying to avoid when I play games... real life stuff - including the worst of it... money.

BLizzard obviously lost rack of what gaming means. I thin most gamers are horrified with whats going on atm. Few ppl see themselfs make money out of this... but rest can't belive their own eyes and ears.

What has become of gaming? It defenetly has nothing to do with fun anymore.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 1:28PM Borick said

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@Deadalon Yep. There's a lot of backlash against the big studios right now, and with good reason. I'd rather give my money to the indie guys and feel a sense of investment in the next MMO, rather than waiting on the ivory tower AAA guys to iterate the genre into absolute crap.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 2:30PM Blyn said

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you either die a hero or live long enough to become the bad guy
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 5:01PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) It's not a gold farmer's dream, it's gonna be a gold farmer's nightmare.

it's a small percentage of the player base who uses RMT's and it will be an extremely big percentage who posts for the $AH, so there will be a LOT of undercutting, you'll probably see the sword of awesome for 10 - 25 cents so I doubt farming will be worth it anymore.

but who knows, if prices go that low may be it will increase sales, and people will be able to make something over minimal wage (in places where 40 dollars a week is minimal wage)
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 5:58PM thud said

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Torchlight MMO will be just as "pay to win" as Diablo III or any other game by your own admittance.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:26AM Bhima said

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I'm much more excited about Torchlight 2 then I am D3.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:39AM DevilSei said

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I think its safe to say they don't need to worry about Torchlight 2 sales. Even without this Diablo 3 thing occurring, people would buy it. Torchlight was a great game, so there is a good install base there. But with this crap, people who would of put out the $60 for D3, will put it towards other things. Diablo isn't the king of its genre anymore, as several other games and MMOs have moved in to grab a piece of its pie.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:39AM Alluvian EstEndrati said

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Loved the original Torchlight. Most likely I will enjoy the heck out of Torchlight II. An instant sale for me when that comes out. I hope it sells well when it is ready and that the development of the MMO progresses well after that.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:49AM (Unverified) said

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And yet another WoW-clone/cookie cutter MMO. How many of theese do we need?

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 10:58AM Dril said

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You do know what Torchlight is, right?

I'll let you go look it up.

Come back when you've decided to use your brain.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 11:04AM Boojum said

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I don't imagine we're talking about a WoW-clone here - I expect they'll do something similar to Mythos.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:17PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Mythos, Torchlight....call it what ever you want. Maybe you see small diferences in theese games but to me it is all the same WoW-looking crap.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:34PM Greyhame said

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I think you're confusing WoW with Diablo. Like a number of other people are.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 2:19PM Gaugamela said

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Wow, what original trolling skills.
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Posted: Aug 5th 2011 11:03AM j1083 said

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I'm really excited for Torchlight II due to the promise of additional "customized cosmetic features," which as some other posters may recognize by now, is sort of my thing when it comes to video games.

I can't for the life of me understand why we are pretty much literally handed a Barbie doll in the form of our character avatar and then *not* expected to care about how it looks. Part of building a character, for me, is about hairstyle, outfit, and personality (and how those three can itnerrelate and influence each other) not just where the stat points go.

I think it's really sad that a sign of progress for D3 is finally being able to select a gender. That's beyond baby steps, it's in the Stone Age.

Posted: Aug 5th 2011 12:49PM Tinkus said

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@j1083 I couldn't agree more. Sure, game like the Witcher have a specific character given to you, but Torchlight? To me, they should adopt the policy of CUSTOMIZE ALL THE THINGS!
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