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Offline single player back in??

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by MoneyMike, Aug 3, 2011. | Replies: 193 | Views: 13177

  1. MoneyMike

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    Offline single player back in??

    Hey guys, just spotted this recent Bashiok quote that I thought I'd share:

    "There is offline single player, but it's something we're going to attempt to discourage as best as possible.

    A lot of us, myself included, and probably a lot of you and your friends had the exact same Diablo II experience. You get the game, start playing, your friend says let's try co-op, and when you log in your characters aren't there. After a slight freakout moment and potentially some use of Webcrawler to search the World Wide Web with Netscape 6, you realized or figured out that you had to start over. That's actually an experience that can cause someone to stop playing the game. Maybe you or I let out a huge sigh, and maybe a brief mourning period after realizing the last 60 hours were completely wasted, but we pressed on. That's not the case for everyone. Maybe most people. I actually refused to start over for a while and continued on in single-player before finally jumping on Battle.net. Who knows what a lesser man would have done... ;)

    So, if we can get people online and creating character on Battle.net from the get-go, there's less chance of that catastrophe. But there's still a play offline option, if you should need it."

    Looks like offline has been in the whole time. What a random miscommunication. You'd think with this press event being so well planned it would have been a little more accurate about the game features.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Oh thank ****ing god. Blizzard hasn't went completely bananas.

    Now, for all the journalists to print redaction, because let me tell you, this caused rage everywhere.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    That quote is from 2010. It's most unfortunately outdated. Most unfortunately.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    I guess that means no zonfire or plugy.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Oh. Damn, I wonder if I enraged any journalists.

    <Cast Redaction>
  6. MoneyMike

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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Ah crap, my bad, thought it was a new quote.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Well, at the very least, they might get Bashiok to respond to it directly. Then your thread will magically become relevant again!
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Good. They're both cheats that aren't welcome here. And if you use them and trade or multiplay here, neither are you. Just fair warning.



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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Yeah, that's an old quote, sadly. Here's Jay Wilson from last week's event.

    http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/games/156898.Diablo-III/features/137613.Diablo-IIIs-Jay-Wilson/

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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Ah, so Bashiok/Blizzard is completely missing why and how certain players vastly prefer never having to play online.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Jay has been heard several times not even knowing key features of D2. It sounds as if he hasnt even played the game and each decision they make keep making me feel like he is so far disconnected from the player experience that he doesnt know what he is doing.

    Im still a day 1 purchase ofc but its annoying
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Thanks Flux.

    All this tells me is that Blizzard doesn't give a damn about players opinions or situations when it comes to online/offline play. It's all about how they perceive opinions about how you want you to play the game without actually getting opinions on the subject.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Well not saying I do that, but you guys have no system to actually ensure that. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they got rid of offline single player, so they can reduce the number of hacks, editors, cheatengines with Warden.


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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    I won't be buying D3 it appears. While I've played Diablo/D2 both on battlenet and single player since it came out I prefer single player. They don't really want single player business so they won't be getting mine. Simple.

    When I play a single player game I want my characters to be stored on my computer and don't want to be limited to an arbitrary number of characters (10.) I've played far, far more than 10 single player Diablo/D2 characters. And I don't want to have to be online all the time for single player games.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Sure, you have to be online now to play, but that doesn't mean you HAVE to play with other people if you don't want to. You can still play games by yourself all you want. It does suck that for whatever reason, if you don't have internet, you can't play it at all, but other than that it's really not a big deal.

    Also, I hate to say it, but my guess is the players that prefer never having to play online are in the minority, and we all know that majority rules...most of the time.


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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    I take it Starcraft 2 magically failed to shove most players on the battle.net?

    I seriously don't get this part. Blizzard knows they are pushing their social experiment too far in terms of pissing off players. RealID showed that. Starcraft 2 showed that they understood it.

    Hopefully Heart of the Swarm will show whenever this is a company wide policy switch or just the Diablo team.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Its still about money, its still about control, and now I am even more GRUMPY.
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    I literally went from :jig: :party: to :unimpressed:

    I thought this was going to be a real thread, not a troll thread.


    Why, honestly, is it his decision to just say, "oh, no one wants to play offline, so let's just cut it." What the ****? I mean... Just leave it on there? How ****ing hard is that? URGH!!! Now I'm angry again...
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    It doesn't even really make sense money wise. If they can convince the average player to go on-line with simple main menu screen shenanigans, they already should have gotten their target audience onto Battle.net 2.0

    Pushing this any harder is losing sales for no new player gain...
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    Re: Offline single player back in??

    Quite the contrary; it worked for Starcraft 2 and so they're doing it again. SC2 did a lot very well with its online single-player experience and I am not surprised in the least that they would be doing something nearly identical for Diablo 3.


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