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Diablo 3 yeah that game. That game that came out and for the most part only satisified people for a month or less. However, if you guys know me you know I played that game for several months and enjoyed it. I stopped playing it when I got bored (finally), then monster power came out and I played again and quit again. Then the Uber bosses and Hell Rings came out so I played again (and it was pretty fun for about 1-2 weeks), then alast I quit again. So I haven't played D3 for the past few months, but I just saw the recent patch notes for 1.07 thats coming to PTR soon and I have to say I'll probably play again.
Now you're asking why in the hell would you do that Erick? Why? Don't do it, its a trick! You know what you're probably right, but hey there's finally some form of a pvp mechanic, well sort of. Dueling will be in the game now! No, it isn't like D2 where you can go grief people and pk them (sad I know), but hey for all those that were waiting for pvp at least there's this. 4 people can enter into a zone for 1v1, ffa etc and thats going to be pretty cool for at least a few weeks. They aren't going to balance it, and yah probably some things are going to be broken to all hell but hey at least maybe you'll see some new builds/skills used that you didn't see in pve content. I literally ran the same build despite patches, just because it was what I thought was most efficient. They're of course adding more farm mechanic stuff, which I'll probably do (like a sucker) just to test it out and craft some new stuff.
Of course though this isn't for everyone and I agree it's not acceptable that pvp or a pvp mechanic took this long to even come out. They definitely didn't push a normal standard Blizzard product, the one that would be "done when it's done." However, for me these major patches will always get me coming back to play. I guess I can't help it. I had so many fun times with D2, and even D3. Major patches seems to bring everyone back too, which is also another incentive. I'll be looking to try to get a stream set up once we can either get on PTR or once the patch goes live. We can set up some sort of hour long dueling or dueling in combination with other stuff.
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Happy 2013 to all of you. Not sure if you've ever hit the "wall" with video games, but sometimes the magic just isn't there. The irony is this has happened to not only myself, but a few of my friends too recently. Albeit I'm not the type of gamer that plays many/multiple games, I tend to stick to a handful and just play a lot of that game. For example Diablo III, I spent so many hours playing that game. It was fun, I enjoyed it, and I made some money off of it which always helps. However, that time has passed (sigh pvp please?).
I feel like there's a void for me now. I loved D3, SC II, WoW, CoD BLOPS II, etc. The problem for me right now is I don't have a game that I feel that way about that I would just sink copious amounts of hours into. 3 months til Heart of the Swarm I guess, but nothing has me jumping on to play it the moment I get home like there used to be. This might be a personal "wall" I'm hitting, but what do you guys do to break the "wall" assuming you ever hit it to begin with.
Hope all is well and looking forward to a great 2013. You'll see more of me on the site this year hopefully
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It's certainly been a while. I was chatting with a friend last night trying to help them understand the world of Starcraft 2, pro gaming, esports and such. In doing so I was trying to explain the difference between a pro gamer and any online warrior that thinks they have what it takes to compete at the highest level.
I've played games for a long time, like most of you and sometimes thinking I'm "good" at said game. When reality actually kicks in when you play someone that just dominates you, you kind of start to wonder am I really that good? Here's the question then: "How much of being good at a game is actual raw talent versus hard work?" Let's take for example a game I played a lot of with my friends through highschool, Marvel vs Capcom 3. I was definitely one of the best within our group, but when I ventured out to play in an arcade and such I just got blown up. Mind you, we have played countless hours and yes it was fun, but the competitive part in me always wants to win. Getting blown up for free is kind of demoralizing, because of all the hours spent in playing. I started to think that no matter how much you play, practice, and love a game doesn't mean you're good at it even if you want to be.
So how does talent necessarily translate in the world of gaming? I tried to think about this and the only things I could come up with were faster reaction time, some how having an uncanny ability to read another person's play, creative strategies, and I guess faster at absorbing the game. If you guys can think of more please comment below. Another game I've play a bunch is Starcraft/BW/Starcraft II. No matter how much I play I will never be as good as the pro's. Just something about my micro, macro and all that just don't translate the way it does for them. I wonder if they see and do things differently just based on the person they are. Granted I do watch a lot too to try to learn tips, tactics, etc. Even if I know what to do, I can't execute it in the same way. Could it possibly be true like in sports that theres some hidden factor even in gaming that certain people possess that others don't? Your thoughts?
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