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8-01-2011 @ 1:25PM
I'm glad this isn't making it to WoW. I can see it working in D3. As someone else said, Diablo's loot system is luck based so this kind of things a certain kind of twisted sense. WoW is not so much. There's some luck but at the end of the day you run specific content to get specific loot. Not sure I want to see someone running around on Invincible who has never even ran ICC.
8-01-2011 @ 1:36PM
"I'm glad this isn't making it to WoW."Huh? Is that just wishful thinking on your part? Because before today, I would have said "I'm glad something like this isn't going to be in Diablo 3."Saying what you said is quite naive. Folks who are convinced that this is a test run for doing the same in WoW or a future Blizzard MMO are spot on. After all, no one has forgotten that Activision runs the show now, right?
8-01-2011 @ 1:42PM
Did you miss the part in the article where Rob Pardo said the WoW will probably not ever get this system?
8-01-2011 @ 1:45PM
I doubt entirely that either view is accurate. Yes, a P2P real money AH will likely make its way into WoW, but you will never be allowed to trade statted gear with it. If (or when, depending on your level of cynicism) it is implemented in WoW it will be for pets, mounts, shirts, and other non-stat vanity items.
8-01-2011 @ 1:53PM
@WolfBeckett You have got to be kidding me dude....you're taking a gaming executive's word on something like this? Either you're 12 or don't understand how the world works. Fact.
8-01-2011 @ 2:06PM
You have got to be kidding me dude....you're putting on the tin foil hat and claiming conspiracy without any facts whatsoever? Either you're 12 or don't understand how the world works. Fact.See two can play at that game. Let's all chill. WoW is a VERY different type of game than Diablo, it has a persistent world and economy while Diablo does not, games are segregated from each other and run off of VERY different loot systems. A system like this in WoW would completely destroy the in game economy they have spent so many years putting together and they surely know that better than anyone. Until you can give some evidence that this is likely to happen other than the usual "CORPORATIONS ARE EVIIIIILLLLLL LULZ" then I will continue to have a positive outlook on this.
8-01-2011 @ 2:09PM
@DonNochay"Either you're 12 or don't understand how the world works. Fact."Funny, I was thinking the same thing about you. No, seriously though, put away your tin-foil hat. It actually enables mind control.As long as WoW persists you will not be able to exchange real world currency for anything that would advance your character. Cosmetic items are all that are available through real currency, are all that have been available through real currency, and are all that will ever be available through real currency.To make it otherwise would be the death of the game. Blizzard knows this. Activision knows this. You want to cast Activision as a money-grubbing monster that's fine, but you can't pull cash out of a dead MMO, and investors in large companies want returns today AND tomorrow, so killing off a strong long term resource for a quick immediate gain is not going to happen.And that is how the real world works.
8-01-2011 @ 3:20PM
Naivety, however charming it may be, has no place in the real world. Your game, and mine, which I like playing, is going to be changed at a fundamental level by this development.Next year at the latest.
8-01-2011 @ 3:34PM
"where Rob Pardo said the WoW will probably not ever get this system?"And thankfully they've never gone back on definite wording, much less "probably".
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