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Old 03-17-12, 11:15 PM   #35
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Default Re: Diablo 3 PVP dropped.

Originally Posted by jeffmd View Post
why would you not consider the unit types as classes?
Because each unit is far too simple in operation compared to what you'd see as a "class" in an RPG, not to mention being far more disposable.

Originally Posted by jeffmd View Post
There are many similarities, as SC units employee the same relationships between health pools or armor, fire power, and mobility. Every unit has a counter, or many counters with only one being the best. Yet the shroud of war and build time/resources prevent everyone from tackling the unit the same.
The other player can always counter what you are doing by creating new units, which takes hardly any time at all. In an RPG that isn't an option; you'd have to roll a new character, effectively starting over. That is the fundamental problem.

Originally Posted by jeffmd View Post
And I seem to understand that the talent system in sp didn't carry into multi play, but things like upgrades which take time, resources, and can actually be taken away by the enemy could be considered "talents", buffs that are not normally a part of the unit's stats.
No, they're not. In an RTS, all upgrade paths are available without limits. In RPGs, you are given a choice of one thing or another, or even a few things but not many more things.
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