1. #2581
    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    That's the definition of not having the product you want. You want the same thing but cheaper. But that's not what the store offers. So it's not the product you want.
    You're incorrect. The product and the price are not inextricably linked. That is an absurd cherry picked definition with little basis in reality.

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    You can rationalize your desire to "break the store windows" however you want. You are not the first one to do it. The store sells things at the price they want. You are free not to buy it at the price they offer. Breaking things will change nothing in regards to the product, well besides making it disappear altogether.

    If enough people don't buy the product at set price - the store will have to adjust the price or remove the product from the offerings entirely if it's not profitable at FAIR price.
    But if the price stays the same - then the majority of people find the price fair.
    And if you don't like that - you can go and break the windows at the store, that'll show them.
    All right, gentleperchildren, let's review. The year is 2022 - that's two-zero-two-two, as in the 21st Century's perfect vision - and I am sorry to say the world has become a pussy-whipped, Brady Bunch version of itself, run by a bunch of double-masked tripple-jabbed sissies who stand with Ukraine.

  3. #2583
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I don't think DI not making it into China is at all improbable.
    Holy triple negatives, Batman.
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  4. #2584
    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    Holy triple negatives, Batman.
    Should not post on 3 hours of sleep Blame the heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Depends on if it releases in China or not. Either way, they're working on their first update - https://www.reddit.com/r/DiabloImmor...dates/idc3dih/

    Unsurprisingly, focused on the BP.

    For context on the importance of the Chinese market: D:I generated around $24M in revenue in its first two weeks of release on mobile (not including PC). Genshin Impact, in its first week after its mobile launch (apparently not including PC/console sales) generated $60M in revenue. Twice as much in half the time.
    The game lacks quality cosmetics. The Bloodsworn set is next (they seem to be going by zone. Wonder what a Library or Mt Zavain-themed set might look like).

  5. #2585
    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    You can rationalize your desire to "break the store windows" however you want. You are not the first one to do it. The store sells things at the price they want. You are free not to buy it at the price they offer. Breaking things will change nothing in regards to the product, well besides making it disappear altogether.

    If enough people don't buy the product at set price - the store will have to adjust the price or remove the product from the offerings entirely if it's not profitable at FAIR price.
    But if the price stays the same - then the majority of people find the price fair.
    And if you don't like that - you can go and break the windows at the store, that'll show them.
    I don't see how leaving bad reviews or sharing opinions online equates to physically breaking someone's property, one is normal behavior and the other is very illegal, but you do you. It's not the most ridiculous argument you've made this thread, probably not even top 5.

    Are you getting paid hourly for this or...? I just don't understand what you're getting out of the discussion at this point.
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  6. #2586
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    Or, we could continue to complain, downvote and impact Blizzard's bottom line as much as possible in the hopes that it meaningfully impacts them enough to change behavior, since what we want is a good Diablo game without shit monetization!

    I still have literally no fucking clue what you are doing in this thread.
    Or people could just play existing Diablo games, or wait for the actual full Diablo 4 which everyone was bitching and moaning about being the "real" thing they wanted.

    Why people who clearly hate the platform and genre of D:I keep screaming like little manbabies that it's not what they wanted but they somehow need to still engage with it is beyond me. Just don't play it? Play D3 or PoE and/or wait for D4?

  7. #2587
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Or people could just play existing Diablo games, or wait for the actual full Diablo 4 which everyone was bitching and moaning about being the "real" thing they wanted.

    Why people who clearly hate the platform and genre of D:I keep screaming like little manbabies that it's not what they wanted but they somehow need to still engage with it is beyond me. Just don't play it? Play D3 or PoE and/or wait for D4?
    What's it got to do with platform or genre?

    There is nothing intrinsic to DI, arpgs or mobile games that requires satanically abusive monetization. Saying "it's a mobile game, it's what everyone does" is both irrelevant and incorrect by a degree of scale. It's also, by virtue of title and content, a Diablo game, and not representative of previous Diablo games.

    Like I said to Elim Garak; I could do that just not play.. or I could just keep complaining, keep downvoting the game, and keep trying to cost Blizzard money in an effort shared by many to disincentive such garbage tier products in the future. There is very little downside to me; I already don't play the game, and going by this very thread, people who play the game make at least as many posts here as people that don't. You've posted in this thread 130 times, or 10 times for every page, and Elim Garak is up over 300 posts now, something like 15 a day - in this thread alone.

    I do play PoE, I will play D4 (providing all this "screaming like manbabies" is effective at scaring Blizzard into not fucking that game into the ground too), and I can simultaneously put what minimal effort I have into fucking with this scum as hard as I am able to. Turns out, it doesn't take that much effort.

    So, to continue to logical conclusion your own argument, why do YOU spend so much time in here white knighting the game when you could just be playing it?

  8. #2588
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    What's it got to do with platform or genre?

    There is nothing intrinsic to DI, arpgs or mobile games that requires satanically abusive monetization. Saying "it's a mobile game, it's what everyone does" is both irrelevant and incorrect by a degree of scale. It's also, by virtue of title and content, a Diablo game, and not representative of previous Diablo games.

    Like I said to Elim Garak; I could do that just not play.. or I could just keep complaining, keep downvoting the game, and keep trying to cost Blizzard money in an effort shared by many to disincentive such garbage tier products in the future. There is very little downside to me; I already don't play the game, and going by this very thread, people who play the game make at least as many posts here as people that don't. You've posted in this thread 130 times, or 10 times for every page, and Elim Garak is up over 300 posts now, something like 15 a day - in this thread alone.

    I do play PoE, I will play D4 (providing all this "screaming like manbabies" is effective at scaring Blizzard into not fucking that game into the ground too), and I can simultaneously put what minimal effort I have into fucking with this scum as hard as I am able to. Turns out, it doesn't take that much effort.
    Ok, that's great, but the rest of us over here in reality at least know that stomping our feet on MMO-C isn't changing anything. Don't keep telling yourself that you're on some moral crusade to change the world, we're all just shitposting into the void.

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    There is absolutely no reason for leaving a bad review on a free game you don't want to play simply because you don't want to play a f2p game because it's f2p and p2w. There's no value in that kind of review other then stroking one's ego.
    All right, gentleperchildren, let's review. The year is 2022 - that's two-zero-two-two, as in the 21st Century's perfect vision - and I am sorry to say the world has become a pussy-whipped, Brady Bunch version of itself, run by a bunch of double-masked tripple-jabbed sissies who stand with Ukraine.

  10. #2590
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Ok, that's great, but the rest of us over here in reality at least know that stomping our feet on MMO-C isn't changing anything. Don't keep telling yourself that you're on some moral crusade to change the world, we're all just shitposting into the void.
    Sure it is. The continued discussion here leads people to engage with the topic elsewhere. It's the same reason grass roots campaigning in politics is important; everyone exists in their own microcosm, until they have a reason to engage with the macrocosm that exists outside it. For anyone that comes to MMO-Champion, a thread with the Diablo Icon and "Oh Blizzard, how you have fallen (Diablo Immortal) is in the visible threads at the top of the page near-permanently since the game was released. Is it a large number in context of the entire internet? Of course not; it doesn't need to be. Small groups from all over the place amalgamate into places where it does matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elim Garak View Post
    There is absolutely no reason for leaving a bad review on a free game you don't want to play simply because you don't want to play a f2p game because it's f2p and p2w. There's no value in that kind of review other then stroking one's ego.
    The reason is to convince other people looking for feedback on the game not to give it the light of day, thus reducing player numbers, relative measures of success, and profit to Blizzard. In turn, this reduces the relative value of the business model going forward. It's not complicated.

    Is it successful? Probably not; at the very least not by itself, and not in the short term. Does that mean we shouldn't continue to do it to try to shape the ongoing video game sphere? No. The worst possible outcome for me is that it achieves nothing and I've wasted a small amount of time trying. It clearly has an effect that Blizzard doesn't desire given that they go to the effort of freezing and removing votes in the app stores and meta voting sites. On that basis alone it is likely to be worthwhile to do.

    On the other hand, if we don't try to change it, we definitely won't, and gain very little in return (although the prospect of not interacting with you is admittedly quite desirable, you manage to make my skin crawl even over the internet).
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  11. #2591
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    Sure it is. The continued discussion here leads people to engage with the topic elsewhere. It's the same reason grass roots campaigning in politics is important; everyone exists in their own microcosm, until they have a reason to engage with the macrocosm that exists outside it. For anyone that comes to MMO-Champion, a thread with the Diablo Icon and "Oh Blizzard, how you have fallen (Diablo Immortal) is in the visible threads at the top of the page near-permanently since the game was released. Is it a large number in context of the entire internet? Of course not; it doesn't need to be. Small groups from all over the place amalgamate into places where it does matter.

    The reason is to convince other people looking for feedback on the game not to give it the light of day, thus reducing player numbers, relative measures of success, and profit to Blizzard. In turn, this reduces the relative value of the business model going forward. It's not complicated.
    Yes, keep telling yourself that shitposting on MMO-C is actually driving people away and hurting Blizzard. If anything, constant exposure and controversy just gets more eyes on a game.

    If people whining about a game on MMO-C actually had that much effect, WoW would have closed down in 2010.

  12. #2592
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Yes, keep telling yourself that shitposting on MMO-C is actually driving people away and hurting Blizzard. If anything, constant exposure and controversy just gets more eyes on a game.

    If people whining about a game on MMO-C actually had that much effect, WoW would have closed down in 2010.
    So the reason that you are trying to convince me to STOP doing it given you believe it is beneficial to the game is....?

  13. #2593
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    So the reason that you are trying to convince me to STOP doing it given you believe it is beneficial to the game is....?
    I really don't care either way, just calling a spade a spade.

    Like I said, we're all just shitposting into the void here. The only difference between us is that I'm honest with myself about it. /shrug

  14. #2594
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    I really don't care either way, just calling a spade a spade.

    Like I said, we're all just shitposting into the void here. The only difference between us is that I'm honest with myself about it. /shrug
    That is your opinion, and it is one that I don't share. The game has user scores of 0.2 on meta critic and 3.7 on play store (despite Blizzard attempts at removing low scores), so the amalgamation of methods that we are using is working, unless you believe that Blizzard is happy with those scores, or doesn't care about them but for some reason still tries to moderate them.

    If you "really don't care either way" you wouldn't go to the effort of posting. As I said; 130 posts in the thread. Pretending you are not heavily invested in the status quo is utterly nonsensical. You can pretend to be as blasé as you like; nobody will buy it.

  15. #2595
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    If you "really don't care either way" you wouldn't go to the effort of posting. As I said; 130 posts in the thread. Pretending you are not heavily invested in the status quo is utterly nonsensical. You can pretend to be as blasé as you like; nobody will buy it.
    Ah yes, the old, "You're posting, so you must care an infinite amount!" logic.

    99.99% of all posts on MMO-C are just shitposting nonsense. If you want to claim that everyone here is super serious about everything they post about, be my guest.

  16. #2596
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Ah yes, the old, "You're posting, so you must care an infinite amount!" logic.

    99.99% of all posts on MMO-C are just shitposting nonsense. If you want to claim that everyone here is super serious about everything they post about, be my guest.
    Literally none of your posts have come across as shitposting nonsense in this thread. 130 of your 682 posts are in this particular thread, whose subject matter is extremely opinion-dividing and hostile. Most people who are just shitposting for the memes would not pick this thread as their modus operandi. Again; you can say whatever you like, you can be as blasé as you like; your posts speak for themselves, and they say that you are an invested party with a bull in the ring. Frankly, I'd believe that Elim Garak was memeing people before you.

  17. #2597
    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    Literally none of your posts have come across as shitposting nonsense in this thread. 130 of your 682 posts are in this particular thread, whose subject matter is extremely opinion-dividing and hostile. Most people who are just shitposting for the memes would not pick this thread as their modus operandi. Again; you can say whatever you like, you can be as blasé as you like; your posts speak for themselves, and they say that you are an invested party with a bull in the ring. Frankly, I'd believe that Elim Garak was memeing people before you.
    Jesus, get a load of the post police over here.

    Just keep shining on, you crazy diamond.

  18. #2598
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Jesus, get a load of the post police over here.

    Just keep shining on, you crazy diamond.
    I mean.. is that the best refutation you have? You were the one making the claim you don't care either way.

    "2+2=circle"
    "No, actually 2+2=4"
    "Jesus, get a load of the math police over here"

  19. #2599
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Jesus, get a load of the post police over here.

    Just keep shining on, you crazy diamond.
    If you don't care... just shut up and disengage?
    If you care (and you motherfucking do, lol) keep posting like you are doing.

    What's the problem. You keep posting and countering arguments even though you know it won't change anything. So how is it "beyond you" that people do it, when you are doing it yourself.

    pot kettle preacher water wine or something

  20. #2600
    Quote Originally Posted by KrayZ33 View Post
    If you don't care... just shut up and disengage?
    If you care (and you motherfucking do, lol) keep posting like you are doing.

    What's the problem. You keep posting and countering arguments even though you know it won't change anything. So how is it "beyond you" that people do it, knowing they do something even it won't change anything?

    pot kettle preacher water wine or something
    Like I said, at least I'm honest about what's going on in here. The other guy is the one acting like they're on some meaningful crusade and pulling out post numbers over and over for some reason.

    I mean, if you want to actually discuss something, then go for it. Most of the posts in here are just, "MOOOOM, Ghostcrawler didn't give me a POOONNYYYYY!" over and over, so you'll have to pardon me if I get a laugh out of it.

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