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By Lo-Ping - Wed Apr 13, 6:27 pm
sounds about right to me.
ok so everything this guy says about Diablo III’s scenario is complete bullshit.
what credit can we give to the rest of his story now?
Not a Blizzard fan, but someone gets fired (for as far it is true), of course they talk crap about the game and the company.
Seriously, who wrote the questions? Some of them are already amswered in his previous answers… geez.
thanks for ruining the ending
D3 is gonna suck if you are a D2 fan the only thing that actually was good that i've read about D3 is shared inventory otherwise go buy WOW cause D3 is closer to that than D2
Have the same inpression from comparing the talent sistem announced for Diablo and the one announced for Mists of Pandaria… They seem to recycle a lot of the WoW game designing experience in D3. Which is not necessarily bad, if the two games remain distinct.
I just wonder when D3 comes out….anybody knows? probably nobody!
I played Diablo 3 at Blizzcon, and a lot of shit he's saying is just false. It does not play like Torchlight, it plays like.. well, Diablo. The controls are much better than Torchlight, dungeons are fairly large, although I imagine at Blizzcon, they on purpose put you in a smaller dungeon so you can get out of it and into the net area.
Just sounds like an imaginative person with too much time on their hands.
if the level design truly sucks and the game plays a lot like Torchlight's blend and boring cramped up corridors,
i'll be sure to tell my PR buddy at Youtube to campaign on youtube [NOT] to buy D3 and to ignore the worst anticipated game ever.
I'm not saying this is real or fake, but maybe you shouldn't post statements say that you are right without a doubt, because if this ends up being real, you're gonna feel like an idiot. Oh wait, never mind, online community, that happens all the time.
I find it excessively difficult to believe this guy is a liar. No NDA? ORLY?
Titant is a fps if i remember correct… didnt they hire bungie to help make the game? dont think it will be like "second life" 🙂 just my 2 cent
Many people will call bull on this, they said the same about the slate leak 😉
But what he said about Titan certainly drew my interest. It's the exact same thing that Daeity said before Blizzard perma shut down his blog. He said that the closest comparison to Titan was Second Life there was a large variety of environs, customizable player appearances (e.g. suits, ties, dresses, army outfits, fantasy & scifi wear, etc), heavy interaction with social networks like Facebook and other ARG-like influences, maybe even "customizable worlds" that can be shared with friends. There was a load of other leaked info, but it was killed fast and I didn't take screenshots.. cuz who could have really anticipated that would happen. What I saw of the art work though it looked awesome!
@kOOpat: With that logic, the guy who posted this could easily have been a reader of Daeity's blog prior to it being shut down, so his information was taken from there.
The fact remains that this was posted on 4chan of all fucking places, and that he's lying about the NDA loophole (no company miswrites NDAs to that extent)
To easily discredited to take seriously, and the fact that he sounds like a raving lunatic.
Did it occur to you that maybe he's one of the many people that read Daeity's blog? He's more than likely recycling info from that. Blizzard shutting it down made tons of people believe in the info's legitimacy, so this chumpstain thinks he struck gold.
I, for one, believe nothing. I mean sure, does some of his plot info sound plausible? Yeah absolutely, if only this wasn't coming from this particular chumpstain. Lifeless losers have gone to much less trouble to achieve their 15 mins of anonymous e-fame.
This is obvious nonsense (OF COURSE nondisclosure agreements are going to cover for employees who leave the company – that would be a pretty glaring oversight for a billion dollar company don't you think?), but even if it weren't, nothing he said is particularly useful or interesting.
For one thing he's mistaken about ARPG level design being important. Torchlight's boringness had nothing to do with its level design. D2 actually had a tremendous amount of variety in its dungeons and overworlds, from wide open spaces to ultra-tight corridors, and it all worked more or less equally well. The skill design is make these kinds of games fun.
basically I call bull.
1. no one gets fired for telling what they think. at most they get pressured into quitting themselves
2. in any tester contract it is stipulated that all shit you worked with is the company's property and you get fucked if you spill.
3. Although everything seems plausible in his story: "runeworlds" what the fuck, he doesn't know they're called runewords?
lolol, Socialism, time to wake up, and smell the ashes, cause dorthy, kansas has gone bye bye…
lol, at "and its ramdonly generated dungeon levels are mediocre, with rectangular areas glued together"
D2 lvls were the exact same way >.< its either small sqaure rooms linked togeather or one massive square area. So basicly all he is saying that u wont have to spend 10 mins traveling in a2 just to get to that next area. Cause in the end he says the areas are not as big as they were in d2….. as big buddy? dude, everyone and there mom just had a sorc tele and use tps. they wanted to get away from that. ugh this guy is so dumb lol, its no wonder why blizz fired him.
This guy is also not taking into account hes playing the game in alpha, so of course the bosses are gonna be ease for testing purposes. as for loot sucking…. d2 release loot compared to end pre xpac and compared to end game xpac had huge gaps. of course the loot wont be "uberly impressive" at start.
I for one find his story beleavable but hes not taking alot of stuff into consideration. which is what blizzard saw and which is why he was clearly fired.
ive played both d2 and torchlight and thought both were excellent games. Combining elements of both games will just equal 100% win. and for the record, in my opinion torchlight was for the most part an exact rip off of diablo 1/2 except it didint have multi player. (and yes im aware it was made by the orignal makers of diablo)
Overall, treat this guy like you would about someone qq'ing about WoW sucking. out of millions of players that like the game and will like d3, he is in that 10,000 number who's opinion does not and will never reflect the majority of players. Tis a ton he is not taking into consideration.
My only regret is reading the story spoilers since that is the only thing that is 100% true in my opinion since it makes logical sense the story would go that way.
I kind of believe it actually. Unfortunately I can see the quality of D3 going down, I mean for Starcraft 2 the single player campaign wasn't exactly roses. I also remember a leak happening with Warhammer Online that was written in a similar vein and that turned out to be right on the money. The whole facebook thing with the new mmo sounds extremely plausible too, I mean remember the whole SC2 fiasco with facebook?
In the end I have a feeling this guy is telling the truth, D3 is going to look better, but the magic that made D2 such a great game will be lost. He's not exactly saying the game is utter shit, he's just saying as a fan of Diablo 2, you will be dissapointed.
This guy seems like he was fired because he was more so a hazard at the workplace. He doesn't seem like he'd be an enjoyable employee to work around.
Not to mention your job as a tester is to TEST THE GAME. Not comment on how you think it's "shit" without any constructive criticism.
I honestly hope he never gets another job as a tester of any type or works on any projects where you need to keep a secret. Most unprofessional statements I've ever read.
Someone there to keep you acting like sheep? Wtf? Go rebel against the government you fucking hippy.
Um, I think he is reacting like any other person would react in his situation, a$$hole.
If you were fired for giving your honest opinion because it wasn't what upper management wanted to hear you'd probably do the same thing. Get off of your knees. Don't expect an email with a job offering from Blizz just because you are a pre-madonna in "the work place" and you opening sniff Blizzard's farts and ask for more.
NoNeed you lack logic. Now where does he give us the details of how we was fired except a sentence of several words. You can't deduce anything from that other than assumptions. Anybody who gets fired would be pissed esp if it was a bad firing (which we don't know).
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