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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:08PM (Unverified) said

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Correction: Not so obviously sarcastic.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 8:17PM Fabius Bile said

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it was actually obvious, but he should have realized he was talking to Blizzard fanbois...

quotes, italics and ending his post with /sarcasm would have failed just the same, he is dealing with the lowest common denominator this modern society has ever produced...
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 8:28PM Faction 3 said

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@Fabius Bile

"he is dealing with the lowest common denominator this modern society has ever produced..."

Probably the truest statement I've read on this site in months.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 10:04PM Utakata said

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@Fabius Bile

One that *I called inpart, but you decided to trash talk me instead. Wih friends like these...

*Note: I believe Irem called it first.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 10:07PM Utakata said

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@Faction 3

"Probably the truest statement I've read on this site in months."

...and usually anytime Fabius Bile openly disagrees with anyone. Just saying.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 5:14AM Snichy said

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@Fabius Bile. Arbitrary Blizzard hatred is just as bad as Blizzard fanboyism, as is negatively generalising thousands of people into one ridiculous category based on a certain they game they like.

You probably think you're being smart but just come across as foolish (not aimed at anyone in particular, just makes me laugh how people come up with what they think is a cutting remark against WoW/Blizzard players when in fact contrary to rising themselves above those people, they are just contributing to the madness).
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:10PM Tedstery said

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Still, Bashiok is correct in what he is saying...

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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@Tedstery

Agreed, I tried beta out: very boring, lacks story elements, needed video clips. The only people that will like this game is long time diablo fans, it won't be a great experience to other players.
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 12:25AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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It "needed video clips"?!?
W..T..F man. It's Diablo, it might need many things, but video clips?
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 8:07AM KvanCetre said

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@SgtBaker1234556
He must be joking. The beta has plenty of story.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:18PM StClair said

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"lol j/k"? Really? That's what you're gonna go with?

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:30PM edgecrusherO0 said

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Damage control mode: Engage.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:42PM Dril said

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@edgecrusherO0

If by damage control, you mean "make sure thick people and people who listened to poor reporting actually understand the context of the post and thus realise it wasn't, as certain websites made it out to be, a super serious announcement", then, yes, it is damage control.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:47PM edgecrusherO0 said

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@Dril

Actually, yeah. In context it's pretty obvious that it's sarcasm. However a lot of sites (like Massively) reported on it out of context, and people took it at face value. You can't make those kinds of statements as an official because of the potential for them to be taken out of context. You damage control mistakes, whether it was your mistake or a perceived mistake.
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 9:26AM (Unverified) said

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@edgecrusherO0 .... then, yes, it is damage control.

You damage control mistakes, whether it was your mistake or a perceived mistake.

so you have to "make sure thick people and people who listened to poor reporting actually understand the context of the post and thus realise it wasn't, as certain websites made it out to be, a super serious announcement".
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 3:27PM Utakata said

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The mistake in this is the media picking it up as a serious news story. If Blues where to write about seeing pigs who fly, is it the obligation of media outlets to report as fact?
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Posted: Feb 25th 2012 3:52PM ShivanSwordsman said

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@Utakata

Honestly, I read this story as trying to ground people and let them know it's a quality product, but not the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Y'know, being humble, rather than being "OMG OMG WE ARE SO AWESOME THE ENTIRE WORLD WANTS TO WEAR OUR JOCK STRAP ON THEIR FACE", like the same company's Activision side does with it's yearly re-release of Call of Duty.

It looks fun, but I don't expect mind blowing crazy stuff like I got with Diablo 2. We'll see... I'll be waiting on the sales, or if I get into the beta and it wows me. Or they finally stick the offline back in.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:32PM xBludx said

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@Miffy

We're simple folk, Miffy.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:43PM LordSkyline said

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Ye sure, he is known to troll, but to troll on something like this? Really? Human being and all but, be a bit more professional for christ sake.

Posted: Feb 24th 2012 7:54PM DevilSei said

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You know, I got the feeling that "curb your enthusiasm" bit was a joke...

Yet they can't blame people, and neither do I. Thinking back, the past few announcements specifically for Diablo 3 were all "cuts" of features, or downright dismissals of interesting features. For people to assume the game might be heading down a bad road, it's not a far jump putting that into context with said news.

The whole thing though hasn't really swayed my opinion of D3 though. I prefer being able to take my non-online games where I like, desktop or laptop, internet or internet-free. Diablo 3 wiped that out with the internet-required single player, same reason why I don't play any Ubisoft games on my computer, and most likely why I'll not play Dragon Quest 10 when (and if) it comes stateside.

The Real-$ Auction House, the Death Animations being faked, the rune items being turned into talent-tree-skills then to just basic unlocks, and everything else? Pales in comparison to that for me.

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