Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-26-12, 02:34 PM   #25
ViN86
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,486
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Go pre-order Torchlight 2 Tyger, I know you loved the first one.
ViN86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 09:40 PM   #26
Bman212121
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,726
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ViN86 View Post
This is why they have beta's Magus lol.

Sure they may sell 5 million copies, but that won't be the peak number of players at a given time, with server load balancing across the world, I'm sure they can handle it.
Not only that but I'm just guessing Blizzard probably owns a couple of servers...

For the beta test they likely used a small number to see what kinds of load their servers can handle, and what to do to optimize them. Now that they have the data they can copy/paste that setup to 10 or 20x the amount of capacity and scale as needed.
Bman212121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 09:50 PM   #27
|MaguS|
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Yeah but I don't know about you but I don't want to wait 1-3 months to be able to play a single player game or just coop smoothly. Thats how long it took Blizzard to iron out all the wait times and server problems when WOW launched and Diablo 3's launch is going to be bigger then that...
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 10:51 PM   #28
Maverick123w
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,841
Send a message via AIM to Maverick123w
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by |MaguS| View Post
Yeah but I don't know about you but I don't want to wait 1-3 months to be able to play a single player game or just coop smoothly. Thats how long it took Blizzard to iron out all the wait times and server problems when WOW launched and Diablo 3's launch is going to be bigger then that...
Nobody expected the success that was WoW. The biggest mmo of the time had ~500k subs.
Maverick123w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-12, 11:24 PM   #29
|MaguS|
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick123w View Post
Nobody expected the success that was WoW. The biggest mmo of the time had ~500k subs.
Um Everquest had those numbers during its peak... you mean WoW had over 1 million subs active at a single time. Also Diablo 3 will outsell WoW by a LARGE degree, you forget that many people don't want to play an MMO...

Diablo 3 is a bigger deal then WoW.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 12:23 AM   #30
Maverick123w
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,841
Send a message via AIM to Maverick123w
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by |MaguS| View Post
Um Everquest had those numbers during its peak... you mean WoW had over 1 million subs active at a single time. Also Diablo 3 will outsell WoW by a LARGE degree, you forget that many people don't want to play an MMO...

Diablo 3 is a bigger deal then WoW.
What I said was, when WoW launched the biggest mmo had ~500k subs. They couldn't have anticipated the draw that the game would be. That's why they had so many issues at launch.

I don't forget anything. Hosting Diablo is nowhere near as difficult has hosting an mmo.
Maverick123w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 12:30 AM   #31
Vardant
 
Vardant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: EU
Posts: 1,041
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick123w View Post
What I said was, when WoW launched the biggest mmo had ~500k subs.


You should google Lineage, launched in 1998, hit 3 million subscribers few years before WoW.
Vardant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 01:25 AM   #32
Bah!
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 868
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by |MaguS| View Post
Also Diablo 3 will outsell WoW by a LARGE degree, you forget that many people don't want to play an MMO...

Diablo 3 is a bigger deal then WoW.
No and no.

Not only will Diablo 3 NOT outsell WoW, but it will never be a bigger deal.

WoW peaked at more subscribers than the Diablo series has ever sold. And that's people who keep paying after buying the initial game. It has easily sold over 20 million copies, and that's being conservative.

WoW is far and away the biggest deal Blizzard has ever, or will ever, have.
Bah! is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-27-12, 01:51 AM   #33
Maverick123w
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,841
Send a message via AIM to Maverick123w
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vardant View Post


You should google Lineage, launched in 1998, hit 3 million subscribers few years before WoW.
Well American MMO's
Maverick123w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 05:38 AM   #34
Vardant
 
Vardant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: EU
Posts: 1,041
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

D3 should easily beat SC2 sales.
Vardant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 05:51 AM   #35
Pennyboy
Registered User
 
Pennyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 652
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Diablo 3 will be massive, the game is awesome. All of the stuff that let Diablo II down has been fixed in my opinion such as potion spamming and how they are doing the skills set is far better and more flexible, you aren't locked in if you make poor decision allocated your skills at the start.
__________________
RIG
Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.4ghz
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 x2 SLI
Corsair H100i Hydro Water Cooler
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB
Corsair AX1200i PSU
Intel 520 480GB SATA3 SSD
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black Edition
Corsair Obsidian 900D Case
Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD PCIe
Logitech Z-680 5.1 Speakers
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G500s Mouse
ASUS VG236H 23.6" 120hz LCD with nVidia 3D Vision
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Pennyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-12, 06:09 AM   #36
Bah!
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 868
Default Re: What to do with a Diablo 3 preorder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Siskods9 View Post
I dislike MMOs and for that reason alone would mean a good story driven single player experience will get my $$$ every time - there are lots of people who feel this way about MMOs.

Whether or not Diablo III is bigger than WOW remains to be seen.
There is no "remains to be seen". World of Warcraft makes Blizzard more money in a year than Diablo 3 will ever make them. Now multiply that times the number of years it's been making that money and there is NO contest, it's not even remotely close.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vardant View Post
D3 should easily beat SC2 sales.
I dunno about easily. SC2 has sold like 5 million copies, that's not exactly an easy number to reach for a PC game. Diablo 2 didn't even sell that many copies.

I think it might hit 5 million, if for no other reason than the WoW annual pass will inflate the numbers by a good bit. There are already a million people who will be getting D3 for free because of the promotion, and if they count those as sales it will be a lot easier to reach.
Bah! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.