PoE launched their new league this weekend, smashed player concurrency records by 28%. There were so many players trying to log in on the first days, you had to get through a >15 minute waiting line to play. Chris Wilson must be laughing so fucking hard right now.
Only one thing to point out. Activision is an American company... and Tencent, who just bought Path of Exile is a Chinese company. This in no way detracts from your fantastic points but it is worth mentioning.
Do you know that PoE has MTXs right. I don't think that China had anything to do with telling Blizz what to do with their next Diablo game. Fun fact about a western developer wanting their game in China. They have to have a local Chinese developer help them with getting a license in order to have a presence in China. China has strict gaming laws.
Blizz seen the amount of money in mobile gaming and wanted a piece of that pie.
There is a chance that Kotaku's article might be right about the Suits of Blizz knows what went wrong with D3. Who knows how close they are to announcing D4, it might be closer to than what you think.
Some of the things that have changed is because people have changed. It is not like you will be able to freeze the world in the 80s. Where everyone coming after them will keep the same things that their parents had and did for all eternity.
Diablo 3 was enough of a slap in the face. Didn't even buy the expansion. The franchise lost me way before this. WoW franchise lost me on WoD. I still play hearthstone and its OK but Blizzard has become a joke.
I think the biggest corporate fuck up ever is the handling of Star Wars. Disney fucking bought it for 4 billions. And they screwed so bad. Yeah 7 was successful but litterally ANY and i mean ANY star wars movie would have made that number just because of the hype and the name.
But boy, SW7 crushed everything, we went from a well crafted 6 episode serie with an overarching story encompassing characters as well as bigger political struggle (The fall of the Reublic + the rebellion War). And after that we get a lame reboot, with no context, lame setting, we have no idea what's going on and we just have to be happy with the nostalgia bullshit- "Oh a millenium falcon"..."Oh it's Leia", while the story and the setting sucks extremely hard. They just made action scenes and decided afterwards they were going too put a plot on top of it... Where the fuck does the first order comes from? so where is this new republic? Where the fuck does that Death Star under steroides comes from out of nowhere. Why is it DBZ powercreep (I like it, but SW is not a fucking random anime). Why nothing makes senses. What is that clusterfuck of a movie.....
TLJ was also dumb, althought at least it was original and unpredictable. But how can you mess up such a BIG IP so badly. Look at SW Solo dialogues and plot and forced. It's the most clunky, forced, cringy of a movie I've seen since a long time. How can you have so much budget and fuck up so much, it's beyond me. It it wasn't named Star Wars it would be a generic unmemorable movies. Only Rogue One was actually good.
So yeah for me, the biggest corporate brand fuck upever is Star Wars' handling by Disney. The long term reputation has been irremediably damaged even if they made a shitton of money in thos early years.
our issue as a society are corporations , they destroy everything, for profit, but who is this profit for ? corporations are not alive so the fact is they steal resources from the rightful owners ,HUMANS
I've been saying it for probably years at this point...but Wyatt Cheng hasn't seemed to understand the player-base since I saw him in an interview awhile back. I thought this BEFORE Diablo Immortal's announcement, and after? Holy crap..it just feels bad now.
Blame the corporate structure all you want, I hate them as well for slowly destroying Blizzard...but Wyatt is definitely one problem with the IP.
Just my opinion, though.
You can hate all you want but this is going to boost the fan base. Mobile gaming is HUGE!!!!! Diablo is going to kill path of exile with this move. I’m honestly curious on how good this game might be. I don’t mind spending money...you guys act like you’re going to have to spend thousands of dollars to have a good character. That’s never the case. It’s a free download. Don’t shoot the game down yet. If this works....watch others follow with the quickness!!! I’m excited!!!!!!
i guess this happened bacause there are no women working at the top of blizzard ?
lucky for us activision to the rescue:
Board of Directors
REVETA BOWERS. Director. Ms. Bowers has been a director of Activision Blizzard since January 2018. ...
Robert Corti. Director. ...
HENDRIK HARTONG III. Director. ...
Brian Kelly. Chairman of the Board. ...
Bobby Kotick. Director; Chief Executive Officer. ...
Barry Meyer. Director. ...
Robert Morgado. Director. ...
Peter Nolan. Director.
guess who has the pants on now?
This kind of blind audacious corp greed is why so many gamers are just crowd funding known game designers instead, FUCK the greed machine producers.
Thank you to ALL the idiot production corps that refused Privateer and said things like "People don't want that kind of game, they want more GTA knockoffs!"
Last I checked Star Citizen had passed the 200 million dollars mark, from actual gamers to make a game entirely free from profit mongering creative cuts and release dates.
I guess we really DO know what the fuck we want and these cash-grab corp assholes don't have a clue.
So many people taking shit about Immortal but it will make the most money 💰 and they will bring 1000’s of more people to Diablo, ready for Diablo 4. The money that they make from this mobile game will fund D4 so let the casual mobile gamers pave the way the pc game🤷🏽♂️
I disagree with you on the assumption that this was a bad decision, business-wise. Sure, the previous player base was alienated and this mobiel game is garbage.
BUT... Mobile games with microtransactions make a shitload of money so will this game. It's just more profitable. PoE won't make a fraction of it. Gaming has become mainstream. The money is making casual players buy crap in your ingame store.
Lol seeing comments
"Path of Exile was made by bored fanboys that couldn't wait till Diablo III"
Soooo Blizzard took the lazy add route of J.K. Rowling (HP and the cursed child) and allowed them to reskin publish a game.
No real creator gives like this they all do surprises and change for a better when fans take a guess
Blizzard ran out of ideas lol
LOL the rage over this incident is hilarious. Blizzard has other teams working diligently on D4 along with other projects, yet just because they announce another game in the franchise it's the end of world. Children will be children....
If they had anything related to D4 they would have shown it.
This reaction was not a surprise to anyone. They knew this reaction was going to happen and they had nothing.
If they had news for D4 or something else people there actually cared about AND they were up front about Diablo immortals being a mobile game there would have been 0 issues.
Instead they deceived the people there.
Your rant would have been more effective if you didn't repeat yourself about 20 times.
I started skipping ahead in 20 second increments and you basically said the same thing every time I stopped to listen
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