Not really. Not when they CAN'T get connected, and it's Blizzards fault.templar1138a said:I'm mostly in agreement.
However, some of the "You're Allowed to Be Entitled" argument loses its merit when the players KNEW that being connected - even for single player - was a requirement WELL in advance of the game's release.
And huge portions of WoW are meant to be playable by yourself. You don't get to play that content offline.Eternal Taros said:Diablo 3 is that Diablo is meant to be also playable by yourself.
I played the 1st torchlight and it doesnt have even close to the polish that D3 has. D3 used to have a little gadget that would buy your shit while you are out questing but they dropped it becuase 'going back to town to sell' was good for pacing, im with them on this one.Frostbite3789 said:A free in game pet that can take the loot you want to sell back to town for you so can you keep questing.TitsMcGee1804 said:Blizzard said sorry and thank you for your patience.
I dont think thats enough though, it needs to be 'We really fucked up bad and made alot of people deservedly pissed at us and youre all justified, heres a free ingame pet or something'
Not that anything like that exists in a very similar game that's coming out soon at $40 cheaper, without all the restrictions. Nope.
D3 is an online multiplayer game. It's not an offline single player game. It's not a massively multiplayer game.QUINTIX said:So it's not necessarily singleplayer, but I do not think saying "it isn't an MMO either" goes far enough. Whatever happened to LAN parties? Must all multiplayer be exclusively over the internet? Even if your playmate is not even ten yards away?
It has. There was a crack to get around the login within a couple days of release, and full server emulation came out over the weekend I believe.WildFire15 said:I agree with Jim, though I'm not sure if DRM is the right world. Total waste of time is probably more accurate as I've heard somewhere (though I'm not sure if it's true or not) that the game's already been cracked and is played using a server emulator or some such. There's no excuse for forcing even single players to play the game, especially when they got bored of Diablo 3 and what to force Diablo 4 on us they can just shut down the servers for D3 and leave us with nothing to play unless we get D4.
I think we should start a campaign to demand Blizzard makes some form of offline mode that can't interact with any online functions. Can't be that difficult to do.
To be entirely fair, it's not unreasonable to expect, when purchasing a product, that it would work right out of the box. Regardless of DRM or any other concern, it is completely justified for any/every customer to expect that the product they purchased will function as advertised.TheKasp said:Yes. Because then you are the FUCKING IDIOT who bought D3, knowing about the always online requirements and by logical conclusion that on a worldwide launch of one of the most anticipated titles would have serious issued for the first days, and then you DARE to complain.
You are a moron if you thought there won't be any problems.
You are a moron if you bought the game, knowing everything about it and complain afterwards.
Inform yourself, vote with your wallet.
The last three lines are not directed at anyone in particular. Now I watch and see if Jim was smart enough to come to this conclusion or if he rides on the popular opinion again. Oh, surprise. He just repeats the popular opinion *sigh*.