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Blizzard försvarar svårighetsgraden

defeated_d3_betaEn användare på det officiella Diablo 3-forumet menar att akt 1 verkar vara alldeles för lätt. Bland annat menar personen att mana verkar vara en outtömlig resurs. Zarhym, community manager på Blizzard, ger svar på tal:

We’ve talked about this with the development team a good deal. While it’s very likely you’ll see tweaks here and there to classes and creatures throughout beta, there’s still a learning curve of which you’re only seeing its miniscule beginning.

The way that difficulty ramps up through an entire play through of the game — and then again with each difficulty setting — resource management, crowd control, skill use, etc. become extremely important. As far as beta content goes, we more or less want your grandmother to be able to pick a class and have reasonable success up to the Skeleton King (I mean no disrespect to grandmothers! I’m just using a stereotypical illustration in jest to put some perspective on the learning curve for the beginning of the game.)

So in all honesty, resource management shouldn’t be a very big concern on Normal difficulty up to the Skeleton King. We’ve tried tuning the numbers in various ways around the board. We’ve found that the gameplay of having to worry or focus too much on resource management while just starting out and on this difficulty setting, is pretty crappy. This isn’t World of Warcraft. We want you feeling comfortable wearing down your poor mouse and keyboard.

I really hate to say ”don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it,” as I know the response from most people here would be, ”well let me friggin’ try it!” But the point still stands. We want you to feel pretty good when you’re starting out. We don’t want you to shy away from spamming your skills and feeling really powerful. You’ll actually learn pretty quickly this way how your resources regenerate and how to manage them — you’ll learn what you’re capable of. That’s what an action RPG is all about to us. That said, and as with all Blizzard games, you’ll have to trust me when I say this one is easy to learn, but will be difficult to master.

Vad tycker du? Verkar akt 1 vara alldeles för lätt?