On the last question though. Because people are naive or stupid. Or both.
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oh you naive folks thinking diablo will actually ever have pvp
call me a debbie downer but i cant even imagine that it would be all that fun in the first place. i love pvp, its basically all i ever did in WoW and every other mmo ive played to date. the pve side of the game has never interested me as much as the pvp does. that being said there is nothing remotely interesting about d3 pvp. personal opinion of course, but it seems far too much reliant on ones ability to farm gold, or buying items with real money. essentially making it a buy 2 win type of game. again just my own .02
Anyway considering that blizz are working on a MOBA game/ have a team dealing with WOW pvp and balancing and another working on SC2 balance one would think they could devise a pvp system for D3 if they really put their heads together, but no...
Tying this back into the original topic, Blizzard will continue this feature pulling stuff across all their titles until people are willing to push back by not buying their products. Railing on them on the forums won't do any good when people won't stop throwing money at them.
We're not talking about a small deviation from the peek here.
Last edited by Leonard McCoy; 2012-12-30 at 04:43 AM.
You also have to take WoW's popularity into consideration...most games struggle just to get 1 million copies sold...WoW sells over 2 million copies in just a week. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2.7 million copies sold is in no way "anemic", just because it's less than the previous expansion. Yes, it's less than the previous expansion, but it's INSANELY more than the majority of games today. Very few games manage to sell millions of copies in the first week of release.
It's must less than the previous expansions. MUCH MUCH less. 2.7 million in a week vs 2.8 million in a DAY. They maybe sold what 700k in a day for mists? You don't think that's aenemic for a wow release? Well the suits will I'll tell you that much. Yes I know Blizzard can't do anything wrong and their just much better than everybody else. Look I could name a bunch of games that sold millions in the first week as well, it's actually fairly common for AAA titles. Or whatever Blizzard is infallible, people will continue to buy their bullshit (like pvp blogs and fuck that loser) and nothing can be done about it. I don't get what people are arguing about? Do you honestly think that people will continue to buy Blizzards shit they shovel your way? Well I hope not. If people do well then their fucking suckers and their born every minute apparently.
What does it matter if everyone buys it on release day, or everyone buys it slowly throughout a week? They're still selling the same amount of copies.