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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    I really hope they focus on making games now.
    For years Blizzard has been incapable of releasing games.

    • HotS was put into maintenance mode.
    • Titan languished in development hell for years and years until Overwatch was salvaged out of it.
    • D3's second expansion was cancelled.
    • D4 is in development hell and it's director has been sacrificed
    • OW2 is in development hell and it's director left
    • Blizzard's incubation unit hasn't released anything.
    • All other Blizzard games are outsourced to mixed results (SC1 remaster being decent, WC3 Reforged being neglected by Blizzard, rushed, and given too little budget, Diablo Immortal is in development hell).
    • WoW devs are hellbent on driving as many of their customers away as they can.

    Blizzard's inability to release games is one of the reasons for the company's brain drain. It's demoralizing to spend years at a company but you don't have any work to show for it. At this rate, the new startups by former Blizzard devs will put out new games before Blizzard does.

    Blizzard isn't going to perform a turn around. At best, Activision will either completely gut the studio and give the IPs to new people, but you're still going to get soulless cash grab games that won't be anything like the games borne of passion by the Blizzard of eld.

  2. #42
    RENAME McCree YOU BIGOTS!!!

  3. #43
    Of course Blizzard would shackle people to crapnet, the cinematics are nice though. Can we convert them into a studio that just makes nice looking cinematics that other studios write? :P
    MMO-C should be glad that the British Empire is no more, because they'd want a piece of all the copium trade here.
    Angry players come to the forums to complain about the game... but what loser only comes to the forums to complain about the forums and its users?
    Felating Blizzard too eagerly may lead to oxygen deficiency and worst case asphyxiation. Long-term effects range from delusions up to cerebral necrosis.

  4. #44
    Can this god damned company go down in flames already?

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    More people thrown under the bus to placate the twitter mob.
    You are delusional.
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    the extra 2 slots are just a PATHETICALLY low bonus, like legit, are you really mad over max 1.5% increased damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    More people thrown under the bus to placate the twitter mob.
    True. I hate these people.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowroxxor View Post
    RENAME McCree YOU BIGOTS!!!
    Its coming - i can see it coming. And considering how heavily they relied on that character for so much of the side lore, it wont be an easy task. I dont see them removing the character, but he may undergo a complete revamp + rename.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkanon View Post
    Its coming - i can see it coming. And considering how heavily they relied on that character for so much of the side lore, it wont be an easy task. I dont see them removing the character, but he may undergo a complete revamp + rename.
    I could see Blizzard trying to call him "James".

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    I could see Blizzard trying to call him "James".
    "Jimmie Pew Pew"

    "im going tracer"
    "ok im going D.va"
    "Sounds good, ill go Jimmie Pew Pew"
    "um.....sure buddy"
    "pew pew pew pew"
    "yeah, we get it, pew pew"

    "PEW PEW PEW PEW"
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  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Oh, one learns something new everyday. o.o

    I wonder why that would be a security issue anymore than online aspects though.
    I guess that its money driven decision primarily, but also having something to do with their security suite, Warden.
    Seeing how Closed Alpha was released publicly, cracked, hacked and continued (and its still) working just fine long after Alpha window is gone with ability to create LAN games i guess that they had a flashback to old Diablo 2 era.

    Back in the day Diablo 2 used to be cracked and played locally all over the world, in internet cafes or vial TCP/IP (locally), since cracked game is not able to connect to old battlenet.
    Basically you used to be able to game multiplayer just fine as long as other members of your party knew your IP (which was conveniently displayed in upper corner of your screen) and connect to your game.

    D2R leaving TCP/IP (local) would have exact same problem, as it was proven just few months back, which would primarily impact game sales i guess.
    Because why would you spend 40/60e for the game and play it via in multiplayer TCP/IP or Online when you can grab cracked version and play it in multiplayer just over TCP/IP (local)?
    You practically just lose ladder content (few very powerful runes, runewords and parts of gear)
    You also lose ability to mod the game, to make funky items that you and your buddies can find - like Whirlwind Necro, etc etc and keep them only for single player or TCP/IP.

    Removing that feature and going trough battlenet kinda FORCES you to buy the game if you want to play it in multiplayer (and maybe play it at all).

    I dont mind it gameplay wise, but tbh with everything thats going on with Blizzard lately i just feel let down a lot and like my trust is betrayed once again.
    As someone who was ultra-mega-giga-super fanboy of Blizzard since Lost Vikings and Rock-n-Roll Racing and used to preorder EVERYTHING that they announce it came down to not believing A SINGLE word that comes from them and waiting for last day before i buy anything, if at all.
    Last edited by Gurg; 2021-08-12 at 01:26 AM.

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarcube View Post
    lol... that's a lie... i played it with a friend when my internet was down for maintenance... only possible thanks to tcp/ip...
    yeah? Now he can hotspot 4G/5G and get the same results

    dont be stupid

    the only people mad at this would be pirates and people who have no idea what TCP/IP is

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarcube View Post
    sketchy stuff... lol... eastern sun mod isn't sketchy stuff...
    That is such an mmo-champion reply.

  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Freestyle80 View Post
    yeah? Now he can hotspot 4G/5G and get the same results

    dont be stupid

    the only people mad at this would be pirates and people who have no idea what TCP/IP is
    What if the outage is on BLIZZARDS end? What then?
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  14. #54
    Damn, an actual redone cinematics instead of the usual upscaling Remastered games typically do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freestyle80 View Post
    yeah? Now he can hotspot 4G/5G and get the same results

    dont be stupid

    the only people mad at this would be pirates and people who have no idea what TCP/IP is
    hotspot for gaming... lol... it's good enough for browsing or playing games that aren't real time but as soon as you do something that is real time it becomes bad to play on hotspot... if you can even get a connection stable enough to not disconnect intermittently... last time i tried using hotspot i ended up losing 150 sr in overwatch from disconnects...

    tcp/ip you can at least play with friends if they are in your home even if you don't have internet access...
    Last edited by Sugarcube; 2021-08-12 at 02:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarcube View Post
    hotspot for gaming... lol... it's good enough for browsing or playing games that aren't real time but as soon as you do something that is real time it becomes bad to play on hotspot... if you can even get a connection stable enough to not disconnect intermittently... last time i tried using hotspot i ended up losing 150 sr in overwatch from disconnects...

    tcp/ip you can at least play with friends if they are in your home even if you don't have internet access...
    Off-topic, but why do all of your sentences/posts contain ellipses? (...) That was normal and the thing to do on the Internet back in the early 2000's, but it just looks weird for people to do now.
    Last edited by RevenantReaper; 2021-08-12 at 05:18 AM.

  17. #57
    The cinematics look cool at least.

    Even if the game itself seems meh and my faith in Blizzard is at an all time low, I can at least compliment those that worked on that.

  18. #58
    They're only doing this because they think it's gonna curb piracy. Pretty obvious.

  19. #59
    McCree will be renamed to McCuck

  20. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by wonkey View Post
    As others have said it allowed you to play online with friends without needing to log in to battle net. One player hosts the game and gives their IP address to friends and they can join said game. Because the game is hosted on a single computer it allowed people to create and use bot programs spoof items etc.

    But, to Blizzards point. There are real security risks today that were not really prevalent 20 years ago. The person hosting the game has their IP address exposed to the entire internet on a specific network port. Tools today make it simple for someone malicious to easily scan for computers with that port open and connect to it to do harm in some way. So i understand them removing it.
    Nah that's a terribly poor excuse for Blizzard just simply not wanting to support the feature as they have no mechanism to control it

    And just another reason NOT to pre-purchase any product and not to buy it in general. First was the terrible character models and the changes they made to the Amazon, Assassin and Sorc. Second is removing TCP/IP support. Fuck them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necrosaro123 View Post
    Do yourself a favor and don't buy that crap, is Warcraft 3 Reforged 2.0. Just play the damn game in its original version and be done with it.
    Happily playing LOD now. The remaster can get fucked

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