Exhibit A â€“ Attack speed nerf.
I guess weâ€™ll have to wait for the next issue to find out more.
Aside from a decently interesting storyline both issues feature an art style that does a great job of evoking a sense of the menacing dark tones that make the Diablo franchise what it is. The angular and brusque line art of Joseph Lacroix and the very Diablo-ish color palette employed by Dave Stewart somehow stand set apart from Blizzardâ€™s usual artistic style yet still manage to feel very Diablo. Both artists also did a fantastic job of portraying the infiltration of the sinister affliction of the Barbarians upon the men of the north, and left me wanting to know more.
If issues one and two are any indication, I think â€œThe Sword of Justiceâ€ series will be both a highly entertaining read and also a great medium for advancing the lore of the Diablo franchise. So on both counts I applaud Blizzard and DC Comics. My only worry is that with only 3 more issues it seems like there is a lot of ground to cover to bring this story to completion. Of course who is to say that the story of Tyraelâ€™s sword will end with this comic series? Â And of course there is always the impending release date announcement of a certain video game that is sure to be chalk full of lore goodies.
YouÂ mightÂ thinkÂ thatÂ DiabloÂ IIIÂ isÂ anÂ onlineÂ game,Â definitelyÂ notÂ anÂ MMOÂ likeÂ wowÂ butÂ definitelyÂ anÂ online.
SoÂ whyÂ theÂ hellÂ BlizzardÂ usesÂ yourÂ computerâ€™sÂ systemÂ clockÂ toÂ determineÂ AuctionÂ HouseÂ transactions!Â Is
thisÂ aÂ singleplayerÂ gameÂ whereÂ dupingÂ doesnâ€™tÂ matter?Â WhyÂ doÂ someÂ KoreanÂ playersÂ haveÂ 4Â billionÂ gold,
yes,Â thatÂ isÂ Billion,Â notÂ million?Â SoÂ howÂ doÂ youÂ dupeÂ items?Â Well,Â itâ€™sÂ easy.Â YouÂ sellÂ something,Â youÂ goÂ back
andÂ cancelÂ it.Â NoteÂ thatÂ abusingÂ thisÂ toÂ dupeÂ itemsÂ willÂ probablyÂ resultÂ inÂ aÂ banÂ fromÂ Blizzard.Â SendingÂ 100M
toÂ yourÂ otherÂ accountÂ mightÂ workÂ butÂ IÂ donâ€™tÂ encourageÂ it.Â Iâ€™mÂ justÂ appalledÂ atÂ Blizzardâ€™sÂ stupidityÂ whoÂ programmed
theÂ damnedÂ localÂ clock,Â withÂ theÂ foresightÂ thatÂ thisÂ willÂ allowÂ dupingÂ 250Â euroÂ crossbows?Â ThisÂ isnâ€™tÂ goingÂ toÂ beÂ a
rantÂ thatÂ wouldÂ beÂ tooÂ easy.Â TheÂ pointÂ isÂ toÂ highlightÂ howÂ gameÂ designerÂ mistakesÂ snowballÂ whenÂ designersÂ donâ€™t
playÂ theirÂ ownÂ gameÂ (i.e.Â areÂ informedÂ aboutÂ theÂ gameÂ fromÂ dataÂ mining,Â notÂ understanding).
ExhibitÂ AÂ â€“Â AttackÂ speedÂ nerf.Â TheÂ newÂ patchÂ promisesÂ toÂ nerfÂ attackÂ speedÂ asÂ itÂ ledÂ toÂ â€œnotÂ supposedÂ toÂ beÂ playedâ€.
ThatÂ couldÂ beÂ theÂ caseÂ (IÂ playÂ asÂ aÂ DemonÂ hunterÂ andÂ haveÂ stackedÂ asÂ muchÂ IASÂ asÂ possible).Â However,
twoÂ minutesÂ spentÂ onÂ closerÂ examiningÂ theÂ issueÂ willÂ revealÂ thatÂ thisÂ isÂ aÂ directÂ consequenceÂ ofÂ INFERNO
difficultyÂ designÂ decisionÂ toÂ makeÂ everyÂ mobÂ oneÂ shotÂ you,Â regardlessÂ ofÂ equipment.