It isn’t even the truth that people are getting angry about. On top of that, grown adults are throwing their toys out of the pram like spoilt babies. Just when did this devolution happen?
If there’s one point I would like to echo then I too think it’s refreshing that Blizzard are taking more than a passing interest in mobile development. It’s too easy to shrug off a phone as nothing more than a communication device. It isn’t a wild idea to imagine the processors and operating systems of our phones making their way into the desktops of the future. If this happens then Blizzard will ready. Blizzard haven’t said there will definitely be no desktop version, instead they have said that it isn’t planned at the moment, and this makes good sense. With the rate that mobile phones are improving, who’s to say that we won’t be using them in the future as our main computers via docking stations?
It’s in my nature to put things nicely, which is quite difficult since so many people have been nasty when vocalising their opinions of Diablo Immortal. So to put it nicely, people have been complaining that in order to ‘win’ at a mobile game then players will be expected to pay for the privilege. There is no evidence that Blizzard intend people to pay to win, and even if they do choose to charge in-game, the game will have to be paid for somewhere. The most obvious option to me is to make it subscription based just like WOW, but that’s just me. Whatever Blizzard decide, there have been no details released with regards to micro transactions.
I think it is disgraceful how aggressive people have behaved in response to the announcement that Diablo Immortal will be mobile only. Such an intolerance to Blizzard extending its player-base to alternative platforms, along with the booing and sour remarks only serve to make the community as a whole look bad, when the majority of people actually look forward to Blizzard announcements.
A lot of the backlash seems to be around an expected loyalty to the desktop PC. The truth is that there is absolutely zero point in being loyal to the PC or Windows platform only. For those people that have taken out a second mortgage to pay for their desktop PCs only themselves to blame. To put more money than you can afford into a PC is plain foolish. To have a desktop PC is to have deep pockets.
For those that are excited about Diablo Immortal, please don’t let those out there that don’t understand your excitement spoil a wonderful thing. The people shrugging off Diablo Immortal as a re-skinning of an existing game are also putting down a lot of hard-working and talented people.
Also, to all those that think that using the words ‘Korean’ and ‘Chinese’ as derogatory terms is acceptable in today’s society. Well, it isn’t. To do so is racist and nothing more. To be racist cheapens our community. Kindly, please stop it, and leave it where it belongs in the shameful past.