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Diablo 3: Pay to play?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by djIgneo, May 6, 2005.

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  1. djIgneo

    djIgneo IncGamers Member

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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?
     
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    Pherdnut IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    It depends how much they charge
     
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    djIgneo IncGamers Member

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    Well I was figuring a pretty standard amount, like $10/mo.
     
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    well...I would probably play some months..but not every month, only like 6 months per year
     
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    I hope it will be free and involve a Single Player environment. Mainly because I prefer SP over MP.
     
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    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 ;).
     
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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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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