View Poll Results: How would you pay for Diablo 4?

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  • Buy once, free forever

    362 81.72%
  • F2P with micro transactions

    31 7.00%
  • Monthly subscription

    22 4.97%
  • Real life auction house (either buy once or F2P)

    8 1.81%
  • Other (specify)

    20 4.51%
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  1. #121
    Realistically i probably wouldn't. Blizzard is a another company going the way of Valve and i'm not the audience for that kind of monster. I love Diablo but my expectations for the company have reached record lows this year and i dont know what could sell me when i expect a EA level nightmare as baseline for future releases.
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  2. #122
    Quote Originally Posted by alturic View Post
    Really? That was one of the things I liked about D3. I suppose it's because the only other thing was running the same things over and over and over hoping for better RNG the next time I ran it.

    I despise games (and my success) being reliant on a good roll of the RNG dice.
    Then ARPGs are not the thing for you. It's literally all about farming - trading may or not be included, but if the best way to get better gear is buying it, then something's wrong. Then, there are games where farming is good and then like in D3 itemization was shit and the consequence was the AH being predominant.

    Especially since once you have bought all your gear, what are you gonna play for? Virtual money? RMAH was obscene both in existance and implementation, and that's one olf the main reasons why the game bombed immediately.

    EDIT: not saying trading/ah in games is inherently bad. But since gearing is the main drive, you cannot have a system that makes gearing just a matter of swiping a credit card (which was in D3). In Poe there's trading, but given how difficult is to farm currencies, you cannot simply get in game, buy everything and be successful.
    No one wants to choose. Everyone wants everything.

  3. #123
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    I think some sort of microtransaction was planned for D3 along the way and got dropped when further development after RoS was cancelled. Seems unfortunately likely to be a future feature.

    The reason I think this is because the bit of the game that holds all your cosmetic items like pets, portraits and wings was originally called the Wardrobe and at some point that got changed to Diablo Shop and has been like that ever since, even though you cannot buy anything in it.
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  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by Allatar View Post
    I think some sort of microtransaction was planned for D3 along the way and got dropped when further development after RoS was cancelled. Seems unfortunately likely to be a future feature.

    The reason I think this is because the bit of the game that holds all your cosmetic items like pets, portraits and wings was originally called the Wardrobe and at some point that got changed to Diablo Shop and has been like that ever since, even though you cannot buy anything in it.
    In fact all that stuff is actually a shop that has been released for China where you can buy cosmetics and XP boosts. It was something never meant for the western market.
    No one wants to choose. Everyone wants everything.

  5. #125
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    Initially I was extremely negative and believed Diablo 4 would not launch, but now that it seems to come to fruition I will play it. I would prefer paying for the game once and no monthly sub, but if it's a lot of fun I might subscribe if that's how it goes.

  6. #126
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    I pay for the game and can play forever. Games should not be services, they are products. The modern games as a service model should be illegal IMO.

  7. #127
    Quote Originally Posted by EntertainmentNihilist View Post
    I pay for the game and can play forever. Games should not be services, they are products. The modern games as a service model should be illegal IMO.
    That would require a game you host locally.
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  8. #128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    That would require a game you host locally.
    Or they could just give players the option to host it locally or set up private servers when they don't feel like paying to keep the servers running. Or just don't make the game depend on a central server at all, like Warcraft 1-3, Starcraft 1, Diablo 1 & 2, Diablo 3 on consoles, and almost every other game before the past few years. You realize that the way games are now is done mainly just to prevent losing a small portion of their revenue to piracy? I don't think it would be the end of the world if we made this practice illegal and companies had to just accept losing a portion of their revenue to piracy.

    I don't really care how, but this current business model in an abomination that needs to be stopped.

  9. #129
    I would to pay
    In Diablo I always play as wizard
    In Black Desert too

  10. #130
    Quote Originally Posted by GothamCity View Post
    Alternatively they could go the EA/Bethesda path and just spam us with DLC every 6 months that costs $20-$40.
    I like. (+1)

    But they will probably add micro-transactions anyway...like for additional stash (at your heart content now, at the opposite of Diablo 3) for example

  11. #131
    F2p with micro as it's the only way to guarantee they maintain the game properly.

  12. #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrif View Post
    F2p with micro as it's the only way to guarantee they maintain the game properly.
    No thanks, I don't need diablo to become infested with that shit. I'm okay with the base game and 1-2 expansions.

  13. #133
    Subscribtion is the worst abomination ever created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrif View Post
    F2p with micro as it's the only way to guarantee they maintain the game properly.
    Sometimes it is not enough.
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  14. #134
    I would prefer not with blood.

    Can like money work?

  15. #135
    Like Diablo 3, buy once, maybe pay for new Class

  16. #136
    Its so obvious. Buy in Google Play Shop! Didnt you have mobile phones ?

  17. #137
    I won't mind to pay for it monthly tough. I just neeeeeed the game so please blizz if you read this just release it already my money is ready for you!

  18. #138
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatseflatsh View Post
    I won't mind to pay for it monthly tough. I just neeeeeed the game so please blizz if you read this just release it already my money is ready for you!
    So exploitable.

  19. #139
    I'd love to sew it have the PoE monetisation method, game is free but cosmetic and utility (stash space) microtransactions only. I hope it would have a bit cheaper microtransactions as I find PoE a bit on the expensive side or maybe I'm just poor. But IMO cosmetics should cost couple of euros per set and not that ~20€+ for a set in PoE and you don't even get everything and must buy additional MTX to actually look cool and complete the set..

    This would also mean that the game should have regular content updates every season and no paid expansions, which works for PoE, where they can push a expansion out every 3 months. Don't know if Blizzard can, maybe call them just content patches? It's just that D4 will be compared to PoE in every aspect if they choose PoE's monetisation method..

  20. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by Khallid View Post
    I would like it if the next Diablo can be played offline, so one-time purchase for me.

    The only reason I stopped playing Path of Exile was the connection would die all the time. The game is good, but it pissed me off to no end how my connection would drop all the time, then respawn at a city which was even more laggy, and often disconnect again. At least Diablo 3 limited the amount of players inside a game to 4, so it never gave me any significant lag or disconnection issues. Forced online play seems pretty unnecessary for a dungeon crawler, but I don't expect Diablo 4 to have an offline mode.
    Funny I've always concidered Diablo as an offline game and wouldn't wanna play it any other way so yeah I agree; buy it once and thats it

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