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    posted a message on Med School and Diablo
    Quote from fazalali1

    Sorry. That is is not true at all. I've been a lot of both those things since med school has started.
    I'm going to continue to stay as optimistic as possible because things have been good so far and will only get better once D3 comes out (I hope).

    Enjoy pediatrics.
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    posted a message on New Video?
    +2 for you OP. Exellent vids.
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    posted a message on More dissapointing D3 News
    Quote from papaz12

    Quote from Markco_Polo

    My two cents: blizzard will release it during Christmas at almost any cost. They'd much rather that than sometime in the spring of 2012.

    Yup agree on this. They want it in stores for christmas sales for sure. There is a big difference with christmas sales and after.

    Are you guys new to blizzard titles? They'll release when they're happy with it and they're not going to rush for a holiday sale date.
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    posted a message on A twist on the 4-player limit
    I would like linkage to these player-limit dataz. (Not party limit, I found that)
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    posted a message on Best Gaming Keyboard for Diablo 3
    I recently retired a g15 and replaced it with a generic spare (rosewill) I had in the closet. I won't be replacing the expensive beast.

    Mouse is worth getting spendy on though.
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    posted a message on Why so casual?
    Quote from papaz12

    Jay Wilson is not a Hamas leader trying to talk shit about his enemies in order to get his people excited.

    I don't think I made that level of comparison, but you're on the right track if you are aiming for a full-on middle-east ranting derail of this thread.

    Quote from papaz12

    He is a business representative that represents Blizzard. "Over my dead body" is something he should carefully use since, if you follow other blizz dev leads, they are very careful with words close to "never".

    He's not a marketing executive and he was speaking to community members, not the general public. I don't know how politically correct and muted you expected his language to be, but i'm thankful he actually sat up there and had a candid conversation instead of towing the party line and trying not to offend anyone.

    Quote from papaz12

    That is how professional leads act. They bring forth their arguments for their design choices they make but don't go talking shit and pissing of another portion of their customer base which is believe or not players that enjoy competitive PvP. Also there is no such thing as "over my dead body". If the majority of market demanded a certain functionality you bet your ass Blizzard would do it. It all comes down to a good business case at the end of the day. This aint charity work for kids sitting at their computers.

    I think you're really confusing "lead designer," with "internet politician." When it comes down to good business, Blizzard made a good product and they're giving us Jay interviews to answer any "why'd you do that," with candid answers from the horses' mouth. That's good business and it's trasparency of design, also good.

    What is that line about charity doing in there? O_O

    Quote from papaz12

    You actually believe that any corporate doing serious business likes their representatives using sentences like "over my dead body" and "shut up PvP guy"?

    I think, once again, you're majorly confused. Jay isn't the Blizzard marketing exec and he was expected to be candid in his interviews. What's more, you've blown those quotes entirely out of porportion and context (if you could even produce their origninal context, i'd be shocked) and essentially gone on a self-serving rant to justify your position as an angry pvp'er.
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    posted a message on Med School and Diablo
    I sense a lot of self-depricating humor in this thread. =O
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    posted a message on Med School and Diablo
    Quote from fazalali1

    I see your point there and I completely agree. I haven't been gaming at all the past year. It's already a once in a while kind of activity. My schedule these days goes something like this:
    8am to 4pm --> School
    4pm to 5pm (3 days a week) --> Gym
    4pm to 5pm (on non gym days) --> Racquet ball or Tennis
    5:30 pm to 9pm ish --> Study time
    9pm to midnight --> Dinner and... D3 forums for the time being.
    So I think D3 and med school could work except when I have exams coming up or something.
    I can live with 2 hours of D3 a day :)

    I guess that works if you never want to meet anyone or have sex, ever. =(
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    posted a message on Why so casual?
    Quote from papaz12

    If there is one company good at catering both to hardcore and caaual at the same time it is Blizzard so I agree that they could cater both.

    And it's a colossal pain in the ass to do so. Blizzard has probably spent most of it's WoW money re-balancing WoW to meet the combined expectations of both audience members.

    Quote from papaz12

    Perfect examples are WoW and SC2. There are endless gaming options in both of the games. They are both easy to pick up and play but far from easy to reach the top (specially in SC2 with all the op Koreans lol). Both of them have done excellent giving gaming options for both PvE players and PvP players.

    Putting aside for a moment that these examples are in diffiren genres, I think you're being generous saying starcraft 2 has exellent pve. I mean, yeah the campeign isn't bad, but it's not replayable pve content. SC is about pvp, it
    s a head to head rts. WoW began as a pve game, got a whole lot of iteration on pvp, and now is a little of both with a lot of lasting balance problems in both areas.

    Quote from papaz12

    I followed D3 development because I was so sure that competitive aspect of games was something Blizzard really has shown interest for in all of their games so the dissappointment inevitable became HUGE when not only removing ladder that already was announced but Jay Wilson saying things like "over my dead body" and "shut up PvP guy".

    If you came into D3 assuming there was going to be a huge pvp audience, you clearly missed the first two games. There has been pvp in D2, but it isn't supported to the extent other tites encourage pvp. When the lead designer says he's not going to get into the pvp balance game and says "shut up pvp guy," that's a pretty good indicator that the pvp audience is screaming into deaf ears. Might not have been the most PC way to say it, but i'd go the same rout. They delivered on MORE pvp conent than any diablo title yet and they even promised to iterate on it in the future. What they refuse to promise is ranked ladder and pvp balance (which go hand in hand if you've ever read a ladder forum) because it DOES detract from their development of D3 as a pve game by adding conflicts of interest in skill modifiers, items, etc.

    Quote from papaz12

    You like PvP or you don't like it. But as a lead for a big game like Diablo you do not talk like that in media. That is just awful statements to make. I can't imagine those comments, again whether Blizz employees agree with the design decisions or not, were popular at Blizz headquarters as well.

    Actually you talk like that if you want to appeal to the target audience: pve players who've become fed up with pvp balance ruining their gameplay.
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    posted a message on Which class will be the most popular and why?
    Easy answer: Wizard/Teleport.
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    posted a message on Med School and Diablo
    Quote from fazalali1

    So can Med School and Diablo III coexist? Or will one consume the other?

    Obligatory, "heh," since you're concerned about the WRONG thing here.

    If you're at all serious about your medical career you're not going to have time for Diablo and i'd stop worrying about trying to run it. Get a hobby that involves exercise (ones easy on the joints are best, since you'll be standing and walking a lot already) and make gaming that once-in-a-while (or when-i'm-a-doctor) activity you could do at a net cafe.

    I'm saying this from experience, YMMV.
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    posted a message on New WD Skill Info and Changes
    If BBV mirrors it's WC3 counterpart it will cause pets to be damage immune for a given duration, but force the WD to remain vulnerable and possibly standing in place casting the spell.

    How awsome or terrible that might (situationally) be largely depends on the AI's ability to recognize those pets as being immune and focus fire the squishy WD.
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    posted a message on D3 Online Only Poll
    Quote from Infiltrator

    I'm angry? Let me check.. nope.

    What made you think that? It's just my opinion that Blizzard is making stuff up to hide the real reason for this, but since I'm not affected by it I do not really care. Honest words go a long way in my book, but I guess in the current time those are hard to come by, at least from the corporate world.

    Sounds like random bullshit to me.

    (Doesn't that sound angry?)
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    posted a message on D3 Online Only Poll
    Quote from Infiltrator

    I don't really care. I'm online constantly anyway.

    I just wish blizzard would stop with the bullshit and just admit it's an anti-piracy measure instead of trying to come up with random excuses that are easy to see through.

    What is this attitude? I really don't understand it. Is blizzard on trial? Are they being audited?

    They've explained themselves on more than one occasion with this issue and what's more, we've continued to speculate good reasons they'd also want to follow their current path. So what's the point of being angry about it, especially if you "don't really care," eh?
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    posted a message on How do you feel about only 4 people in party?
    Quote from Ever

    I don't like it.

    Cutting the room size in half simply because of "graphics" is stupid. I'd rather play with four more friends and have less sparkle.

    AFAIK D2 will still be supported. There ya go.
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