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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:02PM Nearly Departed said

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This better not be one of the things holding up launch. Yank it and implement something else in a patch. Game is already way overdue.

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:09PM chrisredfield31 said

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@Nearly Departed Overdue? I don't think so. We don't want another rushed release like SWTOR. We all know how that went down.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:15PM Deadalon said

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@chrisredfield31

So.. lets see... D3 is just D2 with very few new systems other than money grabbing ones like RMAH. It is a game that was supposed to launch 2011. Blizzard might well be forced to delay the release expansions of their other games simply because of this.

D3 is already a huge disaster. Its litterally unplayable for many cause of lag issues based on forced server connection. And how is Blizzard gonna fix that ? Yes.. by cutting PC version features to make more money on consoles.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:21PM DoctorSmart said

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@Nearly Departed Clearly you don't know how Blizzard works. We'll get the game when they think it's good an ready. Only once have they ever rushed a game/expansion, and they learned their lesson that time. Took months before things like runewords were properly implemented in Lord of Destruction, and I recall there being a lot of outrage about it. So yeah, let them take their time and get it right.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:22PM rhorle said

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@Nearly Departed

"When weighing these systems against releasing the game, we decided to cut these scrolls and stay on track for the game’s release."

It usually helps to read the article/post/info being talked about.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:27PM Traptz said

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@Deadalon

I dunno where you get your information...but you need to find a new source. Or maybe stop doing drugs?

I'm not exaggerating at all when I say..nothing in your comment is even remotely true.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 6:12PM (Unverified) said

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@Deadalon : "litterally unplayable for many cause of lag issues based on forced server connection"

Absolute 100% rolled-gold unblemished NONSENSE.

Anyone who managed to play Diablo II online 10 years ago can play Diablo III. The bandwidth demands are mild (being, as it is, non-massively multiplayer), and the network code is top-notch, like all of Blizzard's games.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 6:46PM Clemalum07 said

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@Traptz so his comment is very similar to the garbage you spew about SWTOR?
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 6:52PM NeverDeath said

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@DoctorSmart

If you think Blizzard has only ever rushed one game/expansion then you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 7:00PM drunkingamebar said

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See how well it plays with no net connection at all. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot of people have no net, or worse than 28.8 where they live.

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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 7:08PM DoctorSmart said

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@NeverDeath Only Lord of Destruction that I can think of. I don't count anything released post Activision.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:13PM rhorle said

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@DoctorSmart

Activision or Vivendi, blizzard has always had a parent company. They call their own shots. Stop trolling and face the facts that blizzard can be in it for the money or do "bad" things. Its not always activision.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 8:29PM DoctorSmart said

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@rhorle Of course they do things for money. Never said they didn't. What comments are you reading?
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:05PM (Unverified) said

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@rhorle
Sorry, they don't call their own shots. Bobby Kotick is the CEO of Activision Blizzard. He is their boss. If youthink there has been no changes since the merger, either your head has been in the sand or you weren't familiar with pre merger Blizz.

Yes, they have had bosses. No, they never had bosses in the gaming division.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:10PM (Unverified) said

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@Traptz
Actually Deadalon was right, it was supposed to be a holiday 2011 release.

http://techland.time.com/2011/05/10/yes-you%E2%80%99ll-be-able-to-play-diablo-iii-this-summer/
"The leaked Blizzard timeline from December last year (dated April 2010) put Diablo III’s goal-launch in fourth quarter 2011."

They also want the SC2 HoS campaign out this year. They need to do D3 and SC2 before MoP so there won't be conflict with releasing D3 or SC2 at a time they are releasing new content for MoP.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:21PM rhorle said

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During the merger all of Vivendi Games except for Blizzard was given to Activision to run. Blizzard remain separate and run by the same people that have been calling the shots. Blizzard is Autonomous http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activision_Blizzard

Acitvision and Blizzard are two separate companies under one name Activision Blizzard. Bobby Kotic is the head of every other division of Activision Blizzard except for Blizzard..

The only ones to blame for Blizzard's recent decisions is Blizzard. Blizzard can do wrong, stop wearing the tin foil hat and remove Blizzard from the pedestal.

http://wow.joystiq.com/2009/04/12/activision-blizzard-is-not-blizzard-part-2/
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:25PM DoctorSmart said

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@rhorle lol at using an almost 3 year old article to prove a point. If you can't find a more recent reference, then you're talking out of your ass.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:30PM DoctorSmart said

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@rhorle If you're going to argue a point, find a more recent article to reference. A lot can change in 3 years.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:31PM rhorle said

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Fourth quarter 2011 is the current quarter we are in. While they likely aren't going to meet that launch it isn't looking like it will be by that much. The Q4 Conference call is on feb 9 2012.

Also SC2 came out around the same time as WoW content. So they have no problems with doing multi-game content/launches around each other.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 9:33PM rhorle said

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@DoctorSmart

The merger and rules for the corporation happened over 3 years ago now. Why would I need an article from 2011 or 2012 to prove a point that has existed since the merger?

Perhaps instead of talking out of your ass actually refute the cold hard facts.
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