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the limitations of no custom games

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Community Forum' started by jean valjean, Apr 3, 2012. | Replies: 20 | Views: 1366

  1. jean valjean

    jean valjean Banned

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    the limitations of no custom games

    Here are some things that we won't be able to do any more thanks to the removal of custom game names and also the removal of world pvp. Some of these things I guess you could do if you were to invite people to your friends list then invite them to the game, but its a whole ordeal and you would end up with a giant friends list full of strangers.

    (Mind you I think that the new matchmaking system is a great idea. But they should not have removed custom games from the equation. Ideally we should have the option to do either/or.)

    - free item give away
    - hide and seek (fun game I used to play where I'd hide somewhere in the game and the first person to find me would get a soj)
    - come see godly boots
    - melee duels
    - iron man contest (hardcore)
    - loot duels (hardcore; no evidence that we will be able to do this in d3)


    Just general lack of freedom and creativity outside of immediate monster killing bums me out.
    I'm sure there are plenty more.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Yeah, I underlined that a while ago. Same thing happened with SC2, which is mostly why RPG's aren't worth making on that new shiny engine. (you could be a level 50 stuck with new players... etc.). Why do you think they have such restrictions?
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    I will be glad that with the current system in place, when I join a random public game, I will be very likely to find a game in which the goal and purpose is to kill demons and advance through the quest of my choice. I don't want to have to scroll through a list of games searching for a world instance where people actually just want to play in a normal manner. I won't have to worry that the quest I choose was completed hours ago and the game creators are already on the next act. I won't be WUGed unless they are doing so ironically.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Did you read the first post at all? I totally agree that the matchmaking system is good idea. Im saying we should have the OPTION to have custom games and that would make the game way more fun.


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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Some of these still are possible.

    Free item giveaways- only available to either friends who join your game, or the randoms that pop in due to MM.
    Hide & Seek- still subject to friends only or the randoms. Not randoms who find the game in a list.
    come see godly boots- lolwut?
    melee duels- depends on what the arena comes out with.
    iron man contest- don't see how this can't work without custom games.
    loot duels- probably not.

    I too will miss custom games.


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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Have to agree that I would probably really have enjoyed me some iron man contests. On the other hand, I think you can give away items to your random-matchup playmates quite well enough not to miss the opportunity to make custom games for it.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Possible, but they'll be a PITA. I don't want to invite 3 people to join my game to play ironman, I want to say mouse//wiz in the channel we're all sitting in and have them follow me.



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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    I agree that the custom games would make those easier, I was just pointing out the availability of those instances.


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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    "come see godly boots" I'm referring to times when you find some godly item and you just want to show it to people and get comments.
    As for the other stuff, i don't want to have to invite people to my friends list just to do something that was so simple to do in past games, and i don't want to fill up my list with a hundred randoms. And I don't only want to be limited to dealing with people that I already know.

    and please explain to me how one can have an iron man when you will always have random people joining your game? And there is no world pvp, which makes it impossible.

    as for melee duels, I highly doubt that blizzard will allow for that much customization in the arenas.


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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    This is probably the biggest sore spot for me with D3 is the lack of custom games. Obviously, I have no choice but to roll with the new system, but I think we should really make some noise to get this feature back.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Ironman is a co-op thing where you try to get as far as you possibly can. Level-to-9-then-hostile-and-first-to-kill-andy-or-last-man-standing is something of a twist on ironman. Level-to-9-then-duel really has nothing to do with ironman, but some people still insist on calling it ironman. You can clearly still do a traditional ironman in D3; the random people joining the game issue is solved by only allowing invited players to join your game and inviting them. Like you said, and I said, it's a PITA, but it's still possible.



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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    I thought ironman was a playing through naked/getting to certain checkpoints naked.

    As for showing off stuff, ingame would be more annoying since players can't willingly look at your boots (join your game specifically) and you running to various games saying 'look at my stuff!' would get annoying. But there are still forums for showing off stuff. Something along the lines of a 'look what i found today' threads. (Had one of those at a PSO forum i frequented. I rather miss PSO)

    But yes inviting is a PITA, but I just wanted to show it is possible, not that it is pleasant. I too would like custom games back.


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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    The rules of ironman in D1 were along the lines of: no town, ~1 life (I forget if you were allowed to use res scrolls), untwinked. Get as far as you can. In D2 you need to tweak the no town rule, eg, to allow talking to Warriv if you beat A1. Some variants involve turning it into a PvP game. A variant could turn it into naked ironman, but that's certainly not required.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    i will miss having the ability to restrict levels from joining my game
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Agreed with OP. There should be an option to create custom games, abso-freaking-lutely. Not a critical feature, but I will sure petition for it after release.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    Other viable reasons to name games:

    -4v4 Dueling
    -Pretend dueling
    -Not killing enemies (Pacifist mode, always loved this one!)
    -Trading items for gold
    -Cybering
    -Running Act 1, normal, quest 3, part 2
    -Chasing each other around in circles
    -Eating paste
    -Bleach drinking competitions and dueling

    I could think of a million more examples, but you get the idea. C'mon, Blizz. GET IT TOGETHER.
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    You make fun, but running level 1s around the cow level trying to kill your opponents is fun >_>



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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    hmm i will also miss cybering. thanks for the reminder destructor
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    You all forget the best game name from back in the day (I even put it on a t-shirt!):

    bring wf :yes:
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    Re: the limitations of no custom games

    I literally do not care about any of those. I'd like custom games, but I am not going to cry over it. The only thing custom games were good for was asking for help with a certain quest and trade games. Both of these are solved: You can buy or sell items on the AH (much easier than in game trades) and if you need help with a quest, join a game that is on that quest.

    There are plenty of other things to moan about. I'm surprised that this one still draws so much interest.

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