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(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:24 (seven years ago) link

ha, blizzard feared their servers would go down with the rush of people trying to get in. they were supposed to have a 45 second waiting time or smth like that to lighten the load on servers, but i guess that wasn't enough.

Jibe, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:13 (seven years ago) link

yeah, the plot/characters are the dumbest thing by far. it's kind of charming how they didn't try to make the voice acting any better

― Nhex, Monday, May 14, 2012 6:07 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

hah I actually thought the voice acting in D2 was pretty good, the voice acting in the D3 commercials/trailers was pretty cringe inducing tho

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:27 (seven years ago) link

http://www.dinofarmgames.com/on-diablo/

sacred cow (level) killing. posted on facebook by banned ilxor j## w#######. interesting take that i partially disagree with.

― bnw, Monday, May 14, 2012 2:46 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I agreed with a lot of this - IMO it's the same issue playing difficult NES and SNES games on an emulator, where you know you can just create a ton of save states and 'cheat' the game, which in turn makes the whole idea of playing it a lot less fun - you don't really feel like you 'beat' anything.

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:48 (seven years ago) link

that article was a rollercoaster ride of TRUTH BOMB / WTF? for me. it did make me want to play his new game when it comes out tho.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:05 (seven years ago) link

it made me wanna play diablo3 AND his game. The suggestion that a "number accumulator" isn't a game is ridiculous; I will buy D3 as farmville for hacknslash nerds though and own that. I love that he put up a number accumulator and his readers promptly played it to killscreen

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:08 (seven years ago) link

It's working now btw; fired it up on my way out the door and it loaded.
party/date tonight, meetings/date tomorrow, pottery thursday WHY CAN'T I STOP TIME

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:09 (seven years ago) link

"You're guaranteed to win" is the new "Anyone can write a hit rap song"

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:17 (seven years ago) link

I think that man fundamentally misunderstands the purpose of a video game (in re dinofarms)

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:44 (seven years ago) link

There really isn't any sense in which that's beaten, though.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:45 (seven years ago) link

eh, he got through the normal playthru in under 13 hours.
at the very least it's devotion.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:47 (seven years ago) link

wow, so he played it non-stop from the release minute? damn

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) link

poop sock

dayo, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:44 (seven years ago) link

seems like watching a movie on fast forward so you can win

bnw, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:54 (seven years ago) link

I got a guest pass from a friend, so I'm installing as I type. It sounds like the servers are back up too, which means I might get a shot to play it as well.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:10 (seven years ago) link

Sadly, this seems too spot on (not surprised as it's by Tom Chick):

http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2012/05/15/the-beginners-guide-to-diablo-iii/

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:27 (seven years ago) link

lol, nice

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 22:41 (seven years ago) link

apparently this has already become a thing:

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/20438754.jpg

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 06:47 (seven years ago) link

So, I got a few hours this afternoon with it and... I paid for the full game. Total blast with other people.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:19 (seven years ago) link

well, i just tried to play and got fifteen minutes into the start (which is the same damn thing as the demo, so gonna have to grind through act 1 again) aaaaaaand servers are now down.
wtf

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:41 (seven years ago) link

I'm sorry forks. Send me your tag in an email and, assuming the servers ever work, I'll join you for some clicking. That's assuming you're not crazy power gamer because I kinda suck so I take my time.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:47 (seven years ago) link

that would be neat, didn't even know that was a thing yet!
i'm forkster btw

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:48 (seven years ago) link

error 33 now. what a mess this is.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:49 (seven years ago) link

do you have some goofy # after your name? I'm EZSnappin#1388

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:55 (seven years ago) link

I played with two friends this afternoon and it was such a blast. Even though there is no voice chat, just having a complimentary player can make it fun.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:56 (seven years ago) link

So, um, guys? If you have an authenticator, MAKE GODDAMN SURE you wrote down the restore code somewhere, because if you uninstall it from your phone after, say, realizing that you are terrible at Starcraft 2 and you've wrung all the enjoyment you possibly can out of its single-player campaign, you are now boned.

I'm trying to get Blizzard to reset it- including scanning a government-issued photo ID to prove I'm really me- and after two days, still nothing.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:56 (seven years ago) link

That's serious bullshit. Totally uncool.

BTW - worst major launch ever?

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:58 (seven years ago) link

no goofy bullshit. still can't get on though.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:12 (seven years ago) link

can you guys not play the single-player either? i mean obv the multiplayer is the point but did blizzard really release a game that can't get online after making their paranoid money-frantic decision to require games to go online?

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:16 (seven years ago) link

can't play a thing unless you're logged in. Absolute bollocks.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:17 (seven years ago) link

yeah that sucks

good men like my father, or president truman (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:17 (seven years ago) link

this sounds like one of those forced activation DRM nightmare scenarios finally happened. you can't even play single player? that is bullshit

Nhex, Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:22 (seven years ago) link

In other news, Max Payne 3 hits pc in two weeks

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:00 (seven years ago) link

urg, so that's an hour and a half gone. still addictive.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:47 (seven years ago) link

crack.

Fun with forks though!

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:38 (seven years ago) link

what characters are you playing ? i'm still very sad that there are no paladin/amazon in d3

Jibe, Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:45 (seven years ago) link

I tried a Barbarian at first because I was super rusty (I hadn't even used a mouse for a few years since I got a trackpad), and now I''m trying the monk. I like the monk more, I have to say.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:49 (seven years ago) link

monk is the thing to do for me

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:00 (seven years ago) link

we were double monking the shit out of stuff

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:01 (seven years ago) link

shit was straight monk no chaser

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:04 (seven years ago) link

ok so monk sounds like a fun char. still havent bought this because no free time at all to play it, but soon i'll get to it. and then go mad because my internet connection sucks and i die all the time due to lags (at least that's what happened a few times during the open beta)

Jibe, Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:30 (seven years ago) link

I will look up my tag thingy when I get home. I think I'm almost to the point of dealing w/the King Leoric situation -- just got the crown back.

mh, Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:10 (seven years ago) link

I hardly ever play the type, so my character is a WIZARD

mh, Thursday, 17 May 2012 15:16 (seven years ago) link

killed the skeleton king and went to bed at 4.30.
dammit diablo

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:23 (seven years ago) link

there's a reason I had to go when I did. Crack.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:29 (seven years ago) link

yeah, i should've taken your lead

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 18:33 (seven years ago) link

i don't think i've EVER said this but tycho otm
http://penny-arcade.com/2012/05/16

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:24 (seven years ago) link

specifically:

Before you can say that you’re unhappy about something you bought not working, you have to make the parenthetical case that you’re above the whole fray, and it can work or not work, it’s all so droll; you can’t imply that any of it matters because that would mean you weren’t concerned with matters of global import. We need to think for a second about the extent to which this supposedly carefree fucking dialectic enables these precise abuses. No, actually; it is not okay that the definitive Game Developer can’t make their shit work.

(Name Withheld to Avoid Hassle) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:25 (seven years ago) link


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