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Blizzard Boasts Diablo 3 is Fastest Selling PC Game Ever

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May 24, 2012 1:27:59 AM

I still think you are a garbage company Blizzard. DRM = TRASH. Have a good day. I hope you choke on your fame someday because It was Blizzard North's FAME not your! Bunch of thieves.
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May 24, 2012 1:28:22 AM

Stop the hackers first, mmmkay?
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May 24, 2012 1:34:27 AM

And yet, shares of ATVI are still at $12, just like 5 years ago. They should have just released Diablo 2 again, in 2007, with updated graphics.
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May 24, 2012 1:36:49 AM

Torchlight II will be better.
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May 24, 2012 1:48:20 AM

Blizzard never took my money, thanks to skidr0w! Now we're just waiting on the crack and we're good to go!
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May 24, 2012 1:53:48 AM

*6,300,000 x $60 = $378,000,000

Dear Activision Blizzard, Inc.,

Since you are now $378 million richer, can you please give us an 'offline play' option for your game?
Thanks in advance!
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May 24, 2012 2:05:17 AM

Sad part is with all those sales they still couldn't spend a bit of money and have enough servers ready to let people connect and play instead of getting timed out trying to connect !!
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May 24, 2012 2:06:54 AM

DroKingI still think you are a garbage company Blizzard. DRM = TRASH. Have a good day. I hope you choke on your fame someday because It was Blizzard North's FAME not your! Bunch of thieves.


If you prefer Blizzard North then you can still play a great game by the same guys. Torchlight. It was developed by the same guys that did Diblo 1 and 2. Plus pre-purchase Torchlight 2 on Steam and you get Torchlight 1 for free. Its a win win.

That said, Blizzard is still a good PC company. And unlike some other companies whom I shall not name but everyone knows, they have yet to turn their backs to PC gamers and at least produced a very good game.

It could have very well been worse. They could have gone the way of consoles with D3 then ported it half arsed to PC.
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May 24, 2012 2:09:11 AM

If always online DRM is the price to pay for saving PC gaming, then I will pay it. I dont get it what is the big problem with it. I dont know anyone who has a gaming PC but does not have broadband.
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May 24, 2012 2:19:47 AM

smuggl3rIf always online DRM is the price to pay for saving PC gaming, then I will pay it. I dont get it what is the big problem with it. I dont know anyone who has a gaming PC but does not have broadband.


I don't, 320k dsl. I can't stream anything faster then almost any youtube video over 360 and bandwidth intensive games get severely choked up on my internet connection, I had to quit playing WoW when raid traffic exceeded the capacity of my connection and constantly forced the blizzard server's to DC me. Oh and my connection is not 'always on either' my connection can drop for hours at a time blocking me access to crappy online authentication DRM.
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May 24, 2012 2:32:18 AM

"User reviews have been less than stellar, with a current average score of only 4.1 out of 10."

"We're pleased that Diablo 3 has lived up to players' high expectations, and we're looking forward to welcoming more players into Sanctuary in the days ahead."

Yep......
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Anonymous
May 24, 2012 2:32:59 AM

Stop complaining about the DRM they told everyone and it says on the Product only Playable online if you don't like it don't buy it simple as that.
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May 24, 2012 2:40:15 AM

jimmysmittyIf you prefer Blizzard North then you can still play a great game by the same guys. Torchlight. It was developed by the same guys that did Diblo 1 and 2. Plus pre-purchase Torchlight 2 on Steam and you get Torchlight 1 for free. Its a win win.That said, Blizzard is still a good PC company. And unlike some other companies whom I shall not name but everyone knows, they have yet to turn their backs to PC gamers and at least produced a very good game.It could have very well been worse. They could have gone the way of consoles with D3 then ported it half arsed to PC.


I know about Torchlight 2 man. I am just pointing out that Blizzard is only "famous" because of what Blizzard North did! Blizzard is obviously stealing the credits exactly what the Activision's motto is.
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May 24, 2012 2:40:43 AM

Someone needs to reconcile the difference between users rating at 4.5/10 and critics rating it at 8.9/10 this seems like someone has been bought and paid. The graphics are not up to 2012 standards and cannot be modded for improvements. I see another SHADOWRUN (remember that 2007 online game) in the future, Microsoft shut down those servers after only ONE year.

Alot of people in my rural area do not have broadband internet and rely on dial-up (yeah 56k) or usb sticks for internet, hopefully Mooege gets the job done.
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May 24, 2012 2:41:08 AM

Metacritic is a waste of time to look at for actual user reviews. Just take a look over the last few years and you'll see how poorly some of the best games have been rated. Metacritic doesn't have a good way to deal with people purposefully giving low scores to take down a game's ranking.

I would also say that Blizzard cannot count the annual pass players as truly a sale as it was part of a package to subscribe to WoW for a year. While it's a license key, it wasn't a true sale as it was tied with another product.

Overall, D3 has brought back some of the magic that was D1 (the fast paced play) that was lacking in D2.
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May 24, 2012 2:46:55 AM

Oh, c'mon Blizzard. It's okay to be second place to Pac-Man.
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May 24, 2012 3:10:54 AM

Metacritic sucks, I thought this was general knowledge. Doesn't say anything about how good a game is.
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May 24, 2012 3:15:53 AM

They are losing goodwill. Chances are D3 will be the last game I buy from Activision/Blizzard. Just hit 60 / beat act 3 hell and overall I expected something more.
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May 24, 2012 3:18:50 AM

6.3 million sheeple. hey that can be the new secret level instead of cows, hybrids of sheep and humans
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May 24, 2012 3:31:20 AM

DroKingI still think you are a garbage company Blizzard. DRM = TRASH. Have a good day. I hope you choke on your fame someday because It was Blizzard North's FAME not your! Bunch of thieves.

Yeah, let's ignore Starcraft 1, 2, Diablo 1, 2, Warcraft 1, 2, 3 and WoW, Blizzard really IS garbage company. ^^
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May 24, 2012 3:42:19 AM

balisterMetacritic is a waste of time to look at for actual user reviews. Just take a look over the last few years and you'll see how poorly some of the best games have been rated. Metacritic doesn't have a good way to deal with people purposefully giving low scores to take down a game's ranking.I would also say that Blizzard cannot count the annual pass players as truly a sale as it was part of a package to subscribe to WoW for a year. While it's a license key, it wasn't a true sale as it was tied with another product.Overall, D3 has brought back some of the magic that was D1 (the fast paced play) that was lacking in D2.


Lol D1 was fast paced? You are clearly clueless. D2 was a faster paced game than D1.
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May 24, 2012 3:43:05 AM

In other news, Diablo 3 becomes the most Fastest boring PC Game Ever.

Kinda disappointed it only lasted for a week, not going back anymore.
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May 24, 2012 3:47:18 AM

smuggl3rIf always online DRM is the price to pay for saving PC gaming, then I will pay it. I dont get it what is the big problem with it. I dont know anyone who has a gaming PC but does not have broadband.

Agreed, the problem is, the majority of the people who complain about the DRM are those that do not want to pay for the game and pirate it. Not all of them, but a good majority of complainers are this way. The ones you know who pirate and are angry at DRM like always online will be the ones that rant, rave, and just utterly rage against this post.
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May 24, 2012 4:13:59 AM

bought the game. Finished it.
Just found out that...

Spoiler alert!

"Diablo is gay"
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May 24, 2012 4:17:22 AM

Here's what I say to the always-online-DRM:
1. It sucks. It makes laptop gaming on-the-go impossible unless you're lucky enough to find a hotspot. The idea of lag in a solo campaign makes me vomit. Competes for bandwidth; such as wifi in an apartment building or just several people using all at once. Try playing the single player(or multi) while someone in your house is streaming from the Roku or Netflix.
Even if everything is kosher on your end, what about server-side? We all know how that worked out so far...
2. It works...sorta. There WILL be a crack/emulator for this eventually. Granted most PC games would've been cracked 2 days before launch, so Blizzard probably did make a little more money (which they should've spent on more servers).

All technical issues aside, SINGLE PLAYER SHOULD NOT REQUIRE INTERNET! It hasn't for 50 years, why start now?
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May 24, 2012 4:26:10 AM

As ridiculously frustrated as I am with how poor this game was at launch... I don't think I will go as far as saying I'll never purchase another Blizzard title. BUT I will never again 'Pre-order' or 'Day 1 Buy'.
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Anonymous
May 24, 2012 4:45:21 AM

Why do I feel that most of those DRM hate comments are from people who refuse to pay for the game and wants to wait for the 'offline' cracked version from the internet..

Yeah the occasional lag suck, along with your buddy crashing in your game while in a middle of a big boss fight and dying in the process. But hey playing with friends is more fun than geeking it out alone.

Don't want the always online, don't play the game. Just don't get the stolen version once someone cracks D3. Hatin is fine, killing the PC gaming industry is good for consoles :D 
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May 24, 2012 6:00:04 AM

But but the pc gaming is dead at least according to devs who don't have the skill/resources to develop higher standard games on PC than the 5 years old consoles! Lazy bastards!
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May 24, 2012 6:05:56 AM

Why do these trolls continue to cry about online DRM? This is a multiplayer game. Being connected to to a multiplayer server is DRM now? Guess when I've been logging into my bnet account to play D2 for the past 10 years I've been under control of DRM.

BTW, D2 had a lot more issues than D3 (create game ques going into the thousands even after 5 years after release), but that goes against every troll that has never played the game.

Nobody cares about your single player offline desires. Want to know why? Because you'll play through half of normal and quit. Want to know why? Because you're a casual and/or troll. This game doesn't work without trading and playing with other people. And guess what? You can't trade and multiplayer offline. Stop whining about your wet dreams of playing 1/10th of a game's content in offline mode from a mounted ISO you downloaded on TPB.

tl;dr people that never played the game or have any desire to play it using it to push their anti-DRM agenda in ANY post about D3 whether it's related to the article or not.
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May 24, 2012 6:13:01 AM

Auction house is broken and you cant get in to games with more than 1 player usually once you start playing nightmare mode...
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May 24, 2012 6:15:44 AM

Too bad there's a MASSIVE SECURITY HOLE on Blizz's servers that is allowing hackers to take control of your account and wipe out all your stuff. It happened to me this afternoon and to my buddy just about an hour ago. Now my account is banned due to "suspicious activity".

Best $60 I've ever spent! F you, bluzzard.
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May 24, 2012 6:23:18 AM

mrmakapuuAuction house is broken and you cant get in to games with more than 1 player usually once you start playing nightmare mode...


The AH being down just reminds everyone how superior it is to joining trading games for weeks in D2 to get a useful item.

And the public games do need a fix, or at least a list of actual games & players inside (like D2). I'm sure this will be added in a future patch. I think right now most people just make a 'resume game' then make it public instead of joining a public game. That's why there's so many 1 person games.
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May 24, 2012 6:50:00 AM

A very good, but with some major flaws(IMO). Kinda disappointed after 6.5 years, especially as it doesn't seem to have changed for the better in the last 4. Still, a very good game.
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May 24, 2012 6:54:53 AM

DroKingLol D1 was fast paced? You are clearly clueless. D2 was a faster paced game than D1.

Yeah.
D1 was great actually, because with the slower character, the enemies could be made faster than you toon, but not too fast to react to. Reacting to something that is already happened 250ms ago, and is damn fast, with huge hitboxes, is quite difficult.
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May 24, 2012 7:00:58 AM

Pleas stop complaing about the amount of anti-DRM complaints.

If half the comments about a game are dissing a design element, that means it's really pissing off a stupendous amount of players and attempted players. It is an overwhelmingly legitimate complaint and it will be complained about endlessly until the issue goes away.

So what if the DRM doesn't affect you. If you only care about your own play why should we care about your comments.
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May 24, 2012 7:41:44 AM

ZuesacoatlAgreed, the problem is, the majority of the people who complain about the DRM are those that do not want to pay for the game and pirate it. Not all of them, but a good majority of complainers are this way. The ones you know who pirate and are angry at DRM like always online will be the ones that rant, rave, and just utterly rage against this post.


This is bullbeep! Those that pirate are those that aren't enthusiastic enough about a product to put up with the suffering and grief associated with drm. If all games were as easy to install as 2/3 of those on steam, nobody who could afford the game would pirate it. Those who pirate are either unsure if they even like the game (unlikely to be a lost potential customer), too poor to afford it (not a lost potential customer) or people who can't/won't accept only being able to install a game 3 times, concerned about system stability (starforce etc) or always needing stable internet (an issue in africa, south america and aparts of asia and the middle east).

In short - those that pirate because of greed are not at all in the majority when it comes to software pirates.

I'm not a greedy person. I own 800 items on steam, have the heroes of might and magic collectors edition, own all blizzard games except warcraft 3 and host a free minecraft server paid out of my pocket. But I still pirate. I pirate games that I've learned not to expect much from like the need for speed series, the rally games from codemasters post colin mcraee or dumbed down shooters designed for consoles.
I've spent quite a bit of time on skidrowgames.net in the past, yet I've spent more than $4000 on games in the last 24 months - in part buying games I wouldn't have bought had I not pirated them first for fear of another halo 2, dnf or capitalism disappointment
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May 24, 2012 9:58:24 AM

jkflipflop98Too bad there's a MASSIVE SECURITY HOLE on Blizz's servers that is allowing hackers to take control of your account and wipe out all your stuff. It happened to me this afternoon and to my buddy just about an hour ago. Now my account is banned due to "suspicious activity".Best $60 I've ever spent! F you, bluzzard.

lol, don't get your system infected

Seriously though, there is no massive security hole. There are a lot of people who don't know anything about personal computer security and are paying the price. I'll insert the bit here about being 10% smarter than the equipment you operate.
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May 24, 2012 10:20:22 AM

h4ndsomeWhy do these trolls continue to cry about online DRM? This is a multiplayer game. Being connected to to a multiplayer server is DRM now? Guess when I've been logging into my bnet account to play D2 for the past 10 years I've been under control of DRM. BTW, D2 had a lot more issues than D3 (create game ques going into the thousands even after 5 years after release), but that goes against every troll that has never played the game. Nobody cares about your single player offline desires. Want to know why? Because you'll play through half of normal and quit. Want to know why? Because you're a casual and/or troll. This game doesn't work without trading and playing with other people. And guess what? You can't trade and multiplayer offline. Stop whining about your wet dreams of playing 1/10th of a game's content in offline mode from a mounted ISO you downloaded on TPB. tl;dr people that never played the game or have any desire to play it using it to push their anti-DRM agenda in ANY post about D3 whether it's related to the article or not.


BUT WHAT ABOUT THE HACKERS?!??

http://imgur.com/oGxWd
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May 24, 2012 10:35:28 AM

Important here is: "User reviews have been less than stellar, with a current average score of only 4.1 out of 10."

So let's compansate for it with media frenzy, about how cool this game is. Oh, can't buzz about game's coolness? Let's buzz about how many milions bought it!
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May 24, 2012 10:37:15 AM

Seriously, I don't understand about the Diablo 3's hype. It's just a clickfest game, and you'll get boring to it some day. Just like Skyrim..
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May 24, 2012 10:43:29 AM

sublime2kYeah, let's ignore Starcraft 1, 2, Diablo 1, 2, Warcraft 1, 2, 3 and WoW, Blizzard really IS garbage company. ^^

Let me enlighten you: Blizzard has become money grabbing garbage company.
Starcraft 1: offline play, LAN, and you could OFFICIALLY play with one copy of the game with up to 3 of your friends.
Starcraft II: no LAN, BINDS TO ACCOUNT (no re-sell), no "spawn"

World of Warcraft, promised: one expansion every year
got: one expansion every 2 years, a lot of refurbished content

Diablo 1,2: offline play, online play, LAN
Diablo 3: only online, HEAVILY relies on servers (you know, not to "lose sales" to pirates), account bound (no re-sell)

You will be able to play Diablo 1 and 2 forever, with Diablo 3 you can play it only as long as Blizzard doesn't shut down the (not really cheap) servers.
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May 24, 2012 11:05:57 AM

No one can say for certain that Diablo 3 have a security hole allowing for instance session hijacking. Neither can anyone confirm that it don't, all that is apparent is that several people have had their accounts mugged and it could be due to any number of reasons that's not blizzards fault like proxy malware that even thwarts the authenticators with the default settings (only authenticate once a week).

There simply are no facts in either direction - Only guesses and i even dare to say many of those are from people who don't know that much about security judging by the statements made in the debate.

So please, before there are any real facts HOW people loose their accounts, don't blame anyone - It is embarrassing to see that even a kinder-garden can be more mature than those forums at times!

On a side note - I thing Blizzard deserve a punch in the groin for forcing people to be online with the poor server infrastructure even while playing single player, can fully understand the requirements for multiplayer (yes even lan due to the insane numbers of cheaters in d1 & d2) but it should not be a requirement for single-player - That is just low, especially when the servers are lagging badly at times.
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May 24, 2012 11:08:05 AM

To Blizzard

Yes you can brag about all the money you have made.
But how much have you lost, by not having adequate servers, by not sorting out your lag, by not putting adequate contingency measures in place once the *** hit the fan,by not letting us play offline,by not letting us play on lan.

Bask in your glory, but know this - you could have reached somewhere near the 10million mark if you didn't piss so many people off, then people like Bashiok would be considering early retirement.

Even though I've clocked 30 hours already and expect to clock a further 500-1000 in the next few years, my raised middle finger still points in your direction.

**Moderator edit**

I will remember to refrain from using offensive language
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Anonymous
May 24, 2012 1:02:45 PM

I'm still unable to play diablo 3 from launch!- stuck at the usual authenticating credentials

tried all the usual port forwarding, firewall exceptions, patches updates etc

A good game- i wouldnt know!!
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May 24, 2012 1:15:58 PM

This is a big rip off as the game isn't playable 50% of the time. If you are lucky to get a server that is working you can play all day. But until you do you can spend up to an hour starting and stopping the game playing the Blizzard roulette. This is the worse game that I've ever played with regards to server/network connectivity problems. And it is impossible for me to believe that a company with so much experience produced this crap, but they did. I guess they must have hired a whole new staff to create this mess.
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May 24, 2012 1:18:18 PM

So how do we start a class action lawsuit to get our money back as this game isn't playable?
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May 24, 2012 1:23:00 PM

Critic reviewers may miss the operational problems that cause User Reviews to be low... I wouldn't be surprised if most of those reviews were based on the open beta (which I recall as relatively glitch free) or pre-release on a dedicated server.

I think most of the bad user reviews are based on the playability issues around "always online", lag in what is primarilly a single player game, and the significant number of bugs that have poisoned the online community against the game.

I've had 1 crash out since release day... not too horrible, but a lot of people have had a lot bigger problems.
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May 24, 2012 1:26:25 PM

spasmolytic46Torchlight II will be better.

Likely not the case. Grim Dawn maybe, but not Torchlight. Despite Diablo 3's terrible launch, the game is fantastic and a blast to play.

People are griping about the always-on gameplay. What they fail to remember is that Diablo 2 did not allow a offline character to transition to an online character. So when you went online it was a whole different character all together. Sure you could play through single player offline by yourself but you could not then take that character online when you where ready to. They did that in Diablo 1 and it introduced a load of hacks.

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May 24, 2012 1:36:16 PM

kartuLet me enlighten you: Blizzard has become money grabbing garbage company.Starcraft 1: offline play, LAN, and you could OFFICIALLY play with one copy of the game with up to 3 of your friends.Starcraft II: no LAN, BINDS TO ACCOUNT (no re-sell), no "spawn"World of Warcraft, promised: one expansion every yeargot: one expansion every 2 years, a lot of refurbished contentDiablo 1,2: offline play, online play, LANDiablo 3: only online, HEAVILY relies on servers (you know, not to "lose sales" to pirates), account bound (no re-sell)You will be able to play Diablo 1 and 2 forever, with Diablo 3 you can play it only as long as Blizzard doesn't shut down the (not really cheap) servers.


Diablo 1: Offline Play, Online Play, Lan, - Not PEER TO PEER - Was also server based
Diablo 2: Offline Play, no character transition to online, Used Battle Net, was not peer to peer, Was server based which is why you could dupe items by lagging the server. SOJ's for clone diablo anyone?

Have you noticed that you did not have to open up ports on your firewall to play Diablo 3. That is because it is server based. Server based services are vastly superior and much more reliable that peer to peer services. That is why games like Unreal, Quake and Battlefield stay really stable. It is because someone put up a dedicated server somewhere. Blizzard's issue was not the fact that it was server based. It was the fact that they did not capacity plan properly. Period
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