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Nothing, but some of you are voicing doom & gloom over a game that is far away from release. Its kinda dumb. Rant about it when its released and we see if its a pile of shit or not.

The more years away it is, the more time Blizzard has to keep getting shittier and shittier as a company.
 

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Nothing, but some of you are voicing doom & gloom over a game that is far away from release. Its kinda dumb. Rant about it when its released and we see if its a pile of shit or not.

Problem is Blizzard these days, due to a huge loss of their talent pool and management failures as of late, has been reduced to just above Bioware. Reforged was a disaster. Shadowlands is a debacle. Anyone who made Blizzard what they are have pretty much left to go work for Metzen. While I agree with you, the pessimism isn't unwarranted.
 

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I’m more excited for a 20 year old game with updated graphics and some QoL improvements than anything that was featured at this years Blizzcon.

don't worry, they will find a way to fuck up D2 Res just like they did with W3 re-whatever. The thing is that people have short memories, and they know that. People are already hyping D2 Res up like it's the second coming of jesus. Any doubters will be smacked down with "they learned from the W3 disaster. They won't make the same mistake again". Shiiiiiiit. Blizzard has been chanting "we're listening, we've learned" mantra for almost a decade when it comes to WoW and they keep spewing out more shit than the night after Taco Bell.
 
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don't worry, they will find a way to fuck up D2 Res just like they did with W3 re-whatever. The thing is that people have short memories, and they know that. People are already hyping D2 Res up like it's the second coming of jesus. Any doubters will be smacked down with "they learned from the W3 disaster. They won't make the same mistake again". Shiiiiiiit. Blizzard has been chanting "we're listening, we've learned" mantra for almost a decade when it comes to WoW and they keep spewing out more shit than the night after Taco Bell.
It's Vicarious Visions making it who specialise in these sorts of remakes - they did a great job on the Crash Bandicoot remake. Looking at the gameplay trailer it's going to be a great 1:1 adaptation, looks like they are pretty far along. Only fuckup potential is gutting multiplayer lobbies.

Warcraft 3 remake was a different studio and suffered from the promises of better integrating it into WoW Lore and modern cinematics. The gameplay trailer for that had weird models because it wasn't a 1:1 remake, it was WoWified.

If it were me, I'd be remaking D2 first to a very high quality then using the same engine for D4, learning lessons about what people liked/disliked.

What are the odds they will learn from D2? They didn't appear to learn from WoW Classic.
 

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It's Vicarious Visions making it who specialise in these sorts of remakes - they did a great job on the Crash Bandicoot remake. Looking at the gameplay trailer it's going to be a great 1:1 adaptation, looks like they are pretty far along. Only fuckup potential is gutting multiplayer lobbies.

Warcraft 3 remake was a different studio and suffered from the promises of better integrating it into WoW Lore and modern cinematics. The gameplay trailer for that had weird models because it wasn't a 1:1 remake, it was WoWified.

If it were me, I'd be remaking D2 first to a very high quality then using the same engine for D4, learning lessons about what people liked/disliked.

What are the odds they will learn from D2? They didn't appear to learn from WoW Classic.

Based on that one faggot directors view in Blizzcon a few years ago, no one wants (wanted) Classic WoW, trust him. Remember? Basically the lessons they took from wow classic or any other classic games the masters of Blizzard made in the past, is they all suck, our new shit is better, except in reality its not and will never be better. Because all their new stuff sucks ass.
 
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Wrong thread. Moved post to the D2:R one.
 
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That video looked like a MK fatality with worse/low res graphics.

After playing PoE and experiencing what is essentially a nearly infinite amount of skill combinations and complete fuckery you can do to entertain yourself, I expect this will be too similar to d3's "You can pick one flavor skill out of 6 with the other 5 required for your 3 sets" and turns me off from the gameplay. Hopefully they continue to flesh it out and/or continue to rip off PoE updates, and if not won't really be sad to skip it
 

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That video looked like a MK fatality with worse/low res graphics.

After playing PoE and experiencing what is essentially a nearly infinite amount of skill combinations and complete fuckery you can do to entertain yourself, I expect this will be too similar to d3's "You can pick one flavor skill out of 6 with the other 5 required for your 3 sets" and turns me off from the gameplay. Hopefully they continue to flesh it out and/or continue to rip off PoE updates, and if not won't really be sad to skip it
Why would you want D4 to rip off PoE? Just keep playing the zoom zoom boom boom game.
 
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Poe only has the facade of having infinite builds. And I guess you can try them all and play through story. But once you get to POEs end game shit starts to fall apart. The game still has the meta builds like all of these types of games have. Shit even the huge tree with hundreds of nodes they have, the pathing all starts to look the same per class once you play it enough.

Not to mention the study and pre planning you have to do to even get a build going in POE. Unless you just want to wing it and fail. Or just copy some build on forums or YouTube and hope it works out.
 

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it doesn't matter AT ALL what your build is in poe, the only thing that matters is your gear level. You can make *flame dash totems* work if you have enough gear for it. Simultaneously, you will die over and over with the top meta build if you only have 4k life.
 

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Man. You can tell Blizz has really shit the bed lately.

nobody, not even our resident Blizzard cockholsters bumped the thread with the June update.


I can honestly say it looks fantastic…but I still wouldn’t give these hacks a dime.
 

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Man. You can tell Blizz has really shit the bed lately.

nobody, not even our resident Blizzard cockholsters bumped the thread with the June update.


I can honestly say it looks fantastic…but I still wouldn’t give these hacks a dime.
Diablo 3 had dyes and the enemies can be as visually scary as you like, but if all their voice lines are "You'll NEVER beat X" and "You beat X!? No matter, you'll never beat Y!!", then it's pointless.
 
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Bubbles

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I bet the game will look good, run good but will be shallow, void of meaningful choices and fall short of any real challenge (build and mechanic wise). It will be watered down to cater to the masses and end up with a couple of cookiecutter builds for each class, easily and quickly obtainable bis gear and most importantly no end game to speak of (when compared to PoE for example).