No 'griefing' allowed in the Diablo III room

Destructoid writes: "According to a post by Blizzard employee "Bashiok" on the official World of Warcraft forums, the art of PK'ing will be highly discouraged by Diablo III's game mechanics. A poster brought up the issue because of his concern with Diablo II's interface, to which Bashiok replied:

'We have a large focus on cooperative play for Diablo III, and the mechanics and design decisions related to multiplayer are likely going to be based on supporting and encouraging it as much as possible, and not breaking it down.

That doesn't mean that PvP won't have its own focus, but those are details and features we aren't yet discussing.'

To me, that sounds like Blizzard isn't going to change anything about the old system. Having to run back to a town just to toggle ability is a bit bothersome, but I don't think rampant PK'ing is what Blizzard wants with their new title. I've read about how out of control "griefing" is in Age of Conan, and while hilarious, it seems like a pretty nasty problem for new players. Perhaps Blizzard just wants its potential players to purely focus on looting and gathering items like the gnomes they want us to be.

No word has been received on how much players can spam chat boxes, offer a dual, or make characters grunt yet."

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Madgunner3609d ago (Edited 3609d ago )

post diablo is gona be awesome... bubbles please

donator3609d ago

Although it's annoying for people, sometimes I like briefing. It brings a whole new dynamic to the game, especially after playing it for awhile and getting bored with it. Or maybe I'm just a bully.

donator3609d ago

I meant griefing, not briefing.

donator3609d ago

A griefer is a player who plays a game simply to aggravate and harass other players.

mirroredderorrim3609d ago

Little by little, it seems they are watering down Diablo. Good work, Blizzard.

Joesus34503609d ago

I demand at least one hardcore server though! That is what made diablo so fun...

JohnnyMann4203609d ago (Edited 3609d ago )

Collecting ears in the old games was fun!

I hope Blizzard realizes that the old system was just fine. Diablo II basically let you choose PvP. They should allow ua to have PvP or PvE servers, would be easy. The old PvP could get harsh but who cares...It was fun to gank and be ganked. Half the point to getting stronger was getting revenge!

Anyways, people who complain about getting ganking in AoC can shut up.

There are PvP and PvE servers...can't choose a PvP server and piss and moan when you get ganked.

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