Blizzard thought it would be a good idea to impose a new set of rules to people who purchase a digital copy of Diablo III online. It's a bad (very bad) idea.
Blizzard have been full of dumb decisions ever since they joined Activision
I made a smart decision. I didn't buy Diablo III.
Yea, I'm starting to wish I hadn't. Ohh well, live and learn I guess. I should have waited for Torchlight 2.
Yup... The idiot that I am, I bought the collector's edition. That was the worst decision I've ever made. D3 sucked... I've got torchlight 2 pre-ordered though :D
It's good to know that they're fighting against fraud.... But why oh WHY THE F*CK is it that every time they (companies) take such measures it ALWAYS harm the legitimate customers who willingly paid for the game??? Why don't they ever learn from their stupid mistakes??? Companies (like Ubisoft) spend loads of cash on RnD in means to crack down on piracy, say using the always-on-line-to-play DRM (the worst of all). A legit customer comes to buy the game and can't even play the offline section when there's no internet connection. It ends up pissing them off. What's ironic is that the pirates circumvent this DRM with such ease and can access the game with no restrictions. Why won't they (publishers/devs) learn from their mistakes?????
That seems weird, how are supposed to get a good taste without someone to guide them? If I were to try it I would be lost.
Oh man am I glad I didn't buy this game... Lol
Its your loss. THe game is a lot of fun.
I tried it, I really did... It's just not all that great in my opinion. Plus with all the hassle of always online DRM, and all the stupid things Blizzard is doing with the game, issues and such... I'm just saying it's really hard to justify spending 60 dollars on this game as it stands.
You know you just supported an always-on future?
Me too, one of my favourits game franhcises ever got ruind by Activision, fuck them :(
Another useles blizzard bashing article. just be happy that there is a starter edition that offers much more than most demos. this reminds me of the good old days, when open betas allowed us to play big parts of many games. Blizzard did many things wrong with diablo III, but I don't see any problems here.
The difference is that demos cost $0, this starter edition costs $60.
haha ok, as somebody posted below, it really seems to be this way as an intentend restriction. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/... but next time the autor should link an official statement and not just "a buddy" as source. so this time blizzard really f***s it up, and still this article fails in so many ways
But this isn't for just starter edition, though. The complaint is that if you go online, right now, and shell out $60, right now, you will not be able to play with your friends who walked into a Gamestop and bought the game, because you're stuck in "starter edition." In spite of having paid full price for the full game.
While I personally don't agree with Blizzard's move here, you make it sound like this is a permanent thing. Yes, you paid full price, and yeah for the first three days you are stuck with the "starter edition", but you get the full game after. It's not like they are taking your money and then forcing you to deal with a small portion of the game forever. Again, I don't personally agree with the wait, but 3 days is not that big of a deal.
NCAzrael: Justify the reason why you should have to wait 3 days to play a game you legitimately bought and paid full price for. GO!
@dragonknight http://us.blizzard.com/en-u... "THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED, NOT SOLD." there you have your reason
@ardivt: I have read that entire page, NOWHERE does it say that you must accept a partial game for full price. If you paid full price for the the license to the game, you are to be granted full access to the entire game. No can tell you that you have to agree to accept only half a game for any amount of time unless there is some sort of compensation or reduced charge. When you pay full price for ANY product, real or digital, the law states you are to be granted full access to exactly what you paid for. These people paid for full access to Diablo 3 and they are NOT getting that access. That is not acceptable for 1 second let alone 3 days unless there is a malfunction of some kind beyond the control of either party.
That would be fine if you didn't have to pay 60$ first.
you should lose all of your bubbles just to be siding with blizzard on this one...
What the f*** did I just read?
the same restrictions apply to wow and nobody complained about that. stfu and troll somewhere else.
Herp, derp, herp....WoW is an MMO, Diablo 3 can't be played with thousands of people at once. Herp, derp, hurp. I guess we should have all our single-player games turned into always-on just so big corps can control what we play and when? Herp, derp, hurp...that's the future of gaming, right? Hurp, derp.
I'm done as a customer of Activision-Blizzard.
This is dumb. I love the game but I hate that I supported a company that's doing all this to it's customers. I got it day one and if I could have returned it then I would have. I don't know if I'll support them when they release the expansion packs.
...that's false. i play with my friends who bought non digital versions every day. The starter edition is the demo and you don't get the demo through just buying the digital version so i'm seeing a lot of things wrong with this article. And secondly if you buy the cd version and you mistakenly install the starter edition which blizzard gave you for free so you can give it to a friend than your kinda just stupid. Blizzard has done some stupid things with d3 but this particular thing either doesn't exist or someone was so confused and mental they made it up in their frustration.
This is new. If you played when it first came out you and your friend would be fine. Check out the following http://us.battle.net/d3/en/...
oh blizzard, It's starting to feel like when your listening to a fight and someone keeps saying things that hurt them more than help. Blizzard needs to stop punching themselves and just do something awesome like hurry up with pvp!
PVP? How would that help? Oh right, you'll have a bunch of tards paying real money on the RMAH to be better than you. Pay 2 Win FTW!
from what I read its a bug in the new patch rather than a policy change, apparently changing your password on your battle.net account fixes it. Don't know if thats true but thats what people are saying on the forums.
and the trolling just wont stop for this game... My god give it a rest, this one doesn't even make sense. Maybe its some sort of bug, but wow... edit... read the link and it explains it better, 72 hour lock.. wtf I hope this isn't permanent, they need to check to see if money is there at purchase.
Yep I thought it was a bug that came along with the patch - no dice.
And it just keeps on getting worst. Was planing on buying this but not too much now. They really should cancel the game at this point and fix everything and listen to the fans then reship it. This time with a open beta. Also add offline.