Why Blizzard will never fix TP PK'ing

Honored

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Why Blizzard will never fix TP PK'ing

I have read that town portal player killing is the reason why there are no public diablo II games in the nightmare and hell difficulty levels. Further more, this problem will never be fixed by Blizzard because their higher-ups or executives if you will, will never address a problem that big because it will make Diablo II look like a second rate game that wasn't given enough thought. We would always remember what they did (fixing the tppk problem) and we would then be wary of their future products, well at least us bigger kids would. I'm 23 btw and I still play video games. :fortuneteller: Fixing a problem like this would show the very real fault that they have so callously bestowed upon us. They would never, ever revamp a design flaw that is so bogus. And one that is affecting the gameplay to the max. It is limiting the games for Christ's sake. Look, we need to start a petition or something and get this taken care of so that there can be dueling or at least a timer so that we can save and exit in time. If we try to bring this stuff to light then they will have to do something...although fixing a problem like that would mean they would be "acknowledging" the fact that they made a mistake and that is out of the question.
 

Samsung

Banned
I'd have to disagree with you. Just because they fix a big problem doesn't make me think any less of the game. Diablo II is legendary. It's a game that other companys look at to design the layout and playability of their own games. They have fixed much bigger things than "tppk" since Diablo II has been released. Look at other games, Titan quest for example, doesn't have an online capability like Diablo II. It doesn't have an online network that allows me to play with others legitimately. I don't think any less of the game, and I won't think any less of the game if they were to impliment an online network for us to play one legit. If they were to fix tppk, it would make it much more playable, and I can guarantee you that players that have quit, will return. You can play publically in hell games without the fear of dieing to a sorc, druid, necro, or amazon. It would be a great feature IMO.

Just my 2 cents.
 

Honored

Diabloii.Net Member
They won't fix anything because they have their money and they don't care. They are playing it conservatively at this point. I daresay the game was rushed in the first place. Trust me, it would make them look very, very bad if they implemented something that drastic because it would be so obvious that it should have been there in the first place although it wasn't because the game was obviously rushed to be released.
 

Samsung

Banned
I'm almost posative this argument has been done and over before. They fixed a few skills in the 1.11 patch, but not all. And if they didn't care about this game, they would shut the servers down.
 

Honored

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I guess this is why people play softcore. This is what should be done to easily fix the TPPK issue. Add another little button in the "p" party window right next to the hostile button. A "dueling" button. And if a player dies from the hostile button, they get to get right back up and keep on chugging. However, if a player decides to push the "dueling" button, both players must push their own "dueling" button or they will not be able to click on each other to attack. Sound amazing?
 

Drystan

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And if they didn't care about this game, they would shut the servers down
Not true. If they shut the servers down, they'd lose thousands of potential customers for D3/SC2 or anything else. Whether they care or not anymore about the D2 community, would not be shown by whether the servers are up. The servers will remain up because they don't want to lose future customers.

If they ignore TPPK, they may lose a few hundred people who are sick of it. They're standards in general are quite high, as can be seen by the fact that both D2 and SC are still huge, both online and off.
If they do something, it would cost them quite a lot in time and money (I don't think the original security design was great to start with) in programming, but they will be known for caring about the people and fixing major issues that affect gameplay.

To me, it's a reasonable choice, but to their financial department, they may have cost issues, or they just don't want to.
Whether they fix it or not may show whether Blizz do care greatly about their older games.
 

Valar-Wrath

Diabloii.Net Member
Socialism said:
Ok someone has to answer me. Wtf is that thing?!
/sigh

If you would have read the reply to the last time you asked it, you would know already!

It's a friggin Fortune Teller. Why we have the option to select it as a smiley is beyond me.

Hovering over a smiley with your cursor gives a general description of what said smiley is.
 

Wordplay

Diabloii.Net Member
The servers will remain up because they don't want to lose future customers.
Actually, Diablo 2 is past its prime and is more of a hinderance in business-sense. The reason why the servers aren't closed is purely legal: they promised free online-play when it was published and this is a promise they have to keep. For a few more years, at least, until they take time to figure out what should be done.

You do not waste resources to a old game like this. Instead, you make a new one and ATM they have enough to do with their other products.
 

nickedoff

Diabloii.Net Member
The first time I saw that crystal ball smiley, I thought the hands were ears and the ball was a nose =d!
 

Honored

Diabloii.Net Member
All Blizzard has to do is make it so both parties have to click the hostile button in order for there to be dueling. Or, if someone just wants to run people down, put a timer in there so we at least know what is up. This town portal bull has got to go.
 

LuckyDwarf

Diabloii.Net Member
They partially fixed TPPK with a few skills, but not with the rest, after all this time. That just seems irresponsible.

Lucky
 

adecoy

Diabloii.Net Member
Wordplay said:
Actually, Diablo 2 is past its prime and is more of a hinderance in business-sense. The reason why the servers aren't closed is purely legal: they promised free online-play when it was published and this is a promise they have to keep. For a few more years, at least, until they take time to figure out what should be done.

You do not waste resources to a old game like this. Instead, you make a new one and ATM they have enough to do with their other products.

terms of service can be changed all the time, in fact if you have ever played world of warcraft... each and every patch they change the terms of service somewhat....

all they have to do is patch in a "you must agree to these terms" part before you log onto bnet and your legal dispute is done and gone
 

DIEnamic

Diabloii.Net Member
meh I'm glad they fixed the old school tppk with hydra sorcs and trapsins at least. does anyone remember those days? full cow games and the hydra sorc summons like 4 hydras and tps out and hostiles... BAM! 5 dead hc chars.

but what's really telling whether blizz wants it this way? you can complain about it all you want, but this is their game and they could've EASILY fixed this type of tppk back then they patched the hydra tppk.

imo blizz still wants the element tppk in HC. it adds to that whole danger feel.
 

waflob

Diabloii.Net Member
DIEnamic said:
imo blizz still wants the element tppk in HC. it adds to that whole danger feel.
If they want to add to that 'danger feel', it would be easier to implement a function that randomly kills off one or more chars in a game. If this type of thing were in the game, nobody would ever play hardcore - it would be viewed as the stupidest idea ever !! tppk isn't a lot different from this, but blizz seem to find it acceptable.

I still think that blizz value the 2 second LOL from some script-kiddie more than legit players, playing the game. Sad, but true.

I doubt if anyone from blizz ready these forums, but if so, here's a message to you. FIX TPPK !!!!!!!!!!!!! Got it ?

DelBoy
 
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