Blizzards Response to “Easy Inferno” comments.
It has been less than a week since the game was launched and at the 4 day mark, the Inferno difficulty has been cleared. Several videos have been posted on YouTube on the Diablo fight which seems to take a little over 25 minutes. Kill videos here.
It seems like a Heroic fight in World of Warcraft with an insane difficulty level and with every hit the player receives could just kill him. Diablo’s hit points exceed 76 million in Inferno but still some elitist players managed to clear the game on all difficulties.
This amazing feat triggered some responses and flame wars on the battle.net forums. It seems that a high number of players are complaining that the game might be too easy since it was already cleared so fast.
Blizzard rushed to respond and clarified several aspects. As per the blue post, most people that complain have not passed Nightmare yet and still they form opinions on the Inferno difficulty.
Frankly, I’m hoping those who do decide to share such opinions read the responses of so many of their peers. To sit on the sidelines and judge the game based on such a limited perspective is counter-productive. Most of us know the only acceptable solution is to ignore the sideline screamers, jump into the game, and slay some demons… you know, have fun.
One blue post was so radical about it that it actually suggested that people who participate in such flame wars without experiencing the endgame difficulty should be banned. It seems that comments coming from people that stand on the sideline are considered counter-productive by the Blizzard poster.
On the other hand, Blizzard mentioned in its post how much they appreciate the dedication of these players. It takes a lot of sleepless nights and mental effort to succeed in pulling off such a feat. They also mentioned other aspects that the community might not be aware of. This achievement is the result of an extended group effort.
Even if only four people got to see Diablo’s untimely defeat in Inferno difficulty, the group that made this possible is much larger.
The players received the help from friends in the form of item farming. The blue poster does not support or enjoy such a gameplay which requires other players to farm items for an elitist group. However, the overall collective effort was highly recognized by the official poster.
Even if the race is over, several teams are still working on their Diablo 3 Inferno progress. Some of them are even live streaming their entire gameplay.
We definitely don’t want a bunch of threads on this same topic littering up the forum. That said, people are welcome to share their opinions about the game’s difficulty.
Don’t get me wrong, I congratulate those who’ve made it so far already in Inferno. It’s a truly remarkable feat. But the amount of preparation needed, the sheer min-maxing necessary, and the support from other players not in the group (in the form of item farmers, etc.) means I’m not able to relate much to these players at all. In fact, I doubt there are many players out there who can relate to these type of players or their tactics.
And if the majority of us can’t relate to that play experience, why do we care how easy or hard the game is for the people who do?
Bashiok: Wake me up when they have characters with perfect items and gems.
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