Diablo 3: Pay to play?

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djIgneo

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Diablo 3: Pay to play?

A lot of you are excited about the rumored development of Diablo 3. If or when it comes out and it's pay to play monthly, will you play it or pass?
 

Pherdnut

Diabloii.Net Member
If they're smart they'll charge a monthly to play any of their online games rather than each one individually. That way their games won't be competing with each other but they'll still sell copies. If Guild Wars does as well as its reviews and the buzz would indicate, however, I think they're going to have to stick with a play for free model.
 

Nacaa

Diabloii.Net Member
I hope it will be free and involve a Single Player environment. Mainly because I prefer SP over MP.
 

Leohappy

Diabloii.Net Member
I hope D3 will remain a free game. After all, I'll be 28+ years old when it comes out (assuming it will take them 4 years of development time), and I probably won't be able to dedicate my life to 24/7 gaming ;).
 

rubberband shooter

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I don't think they will go the pay to play route. Free online play was one of the main selling point of the original Diablo, i don't think thay will change it.
 

Gix

Diabloii.Net Member
I hope D3 doesn't come out at all cuz then all this time on D2XP would've been a huge waste of my life!
 

Omikron8

Diabloii.Net Member
Charging a monthly fee to play diablo 3 is a great way for blizzard to piss off a hell of a lot of loyal customers. Guild Wars is (hopefully) an example of an online RPG that will have good anti-cheating for no monthly fee. I myself would not play d3 if it had a monthly fee, just like i do not touch world of warcraft.
 

Freemason

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Leohappy said:
I hope D3 will remain a free game. After all, I'll be 28+ years old when it comes out (assuming it will take them 4 years of development time), and I probably won't be able to dedicate my life to 24/7 gaming ;).
I'm 28 and you're right. You'll be far too busy to be able to get in more than maybe 10 hours a week of play. Most of that on the weekends.
 

snowieken

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Omikron8 said:
Charging a monthly fee to play diablo 3 is a great way for blizzard to piss off a hell of a lot of loyal customers. Guild Wars is (hopefully) an example of an online RPG that will have good anti-cheating for no monthly fee. I myself would not play d3 if it had a monthly fee, just like i do not touch world of warcraft.
Good for you, that's your choice. But I have to say something to that: World of Warcraft is an awesome game I really don't mind paying 10 bucks a month for. You don't pay for anti-cheating alone, you also pay for monthly updates which make patch 1.10 look like a minor bug fix. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you make it sound like pay for play is by definition always a rip-off.

Don't get me wrong, Diablo 2 is still one of the best games I have ever played, and I still play it from time to time and enjoy myself very much. But you shouldn't be too judgemental about things you don't know about.

About the subject at hand, I don't think they will make Diablo III pay to play, unless it comes out four or more years from now, when WoW is already deemed old and forgotten. It would just be bad business if they let these games compete with each other. I didn't vote because I don't think so black and white about it as the voting options do - "Yes, immediately!!!" or "No way!!" doesn't leave much room for other thoughts - but I probably wouldn't pay for it until I am somewhat done with WoW. One MMORPG at a time is enough, I think.
 

Grumpy Old Wizard

Diabloii.Net Member
djIgneo said:
A lot of you are excited about the rumored development of Diablo 3. If or when it comes out and it's pay to play monthly, will you play it or pass?
I would pass on D3 if it were to charge a monthly fee. I will never buy a game and then pay to play it.

GOW
 
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