MMO Week in Review: The most ‘immortal’ thing about Diablo is fan rage

    
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THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

BlizzCon dominated the weekend, and Diablo dominated BlizzCon, though not exactly for the reasons we might have hoped for: Blizzard ham-handedly announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile-only MMOARPG, to a crowd of PC Diablo superfans. It, uh, didn’t go over so well.

World of Warcraft fans are probably happy right about now, however; Blizzard set WoW Classic for summer 2019 and outlined Rise of Azshara.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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McGuffn

also works for fallout beta downloads!

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Dug From The Earth

Western gamers wont matter to companies until the investors/people at the top see the growth from across seas start to even out, and they start looking for ways to see the numbers go up another few percent.

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Castagere Shaikura

What really ticked me off was how the so called “game journalist” attacked the pissed off fans that paid 200 bucks or more to go to Blizz com. These fans come from all over the world. And they being called immature haters and untitled babies. This is what you get with people who suck up to AAA game companies no matter what so they can get those interviews. These fans have every right to be pissed at a game that’s always been on PC and hasn’t had new content updates in years gets one for a dam phone. Heck i’m not the biggest Blizz fan and found D3 just ok. But understand why that fan base is pissed off.

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Ironwu

Diablo Immortal + BfA == Fail

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Zulke Zulke

Announcing mobile game on Blizzcon to PC oriented public is next level move from Blizzard PR team. Yet most of nerdrage comes from reddit lurkers, they are not even a half of diablo community,diablo is way bigger.Mobile market is huge and D:I only expand the audience and community as a whole.

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They should take the T away so it can become Diablo Immoral.

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Armsbend

By immortal I assume you mean about 5 days – the attention span of the average gamer.

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Bryan Correll

I am offended that you think gamer’s have short attention spa……hey, look at that squirrel!

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IronSalamander8 .

This is hilarious. “Don’t you have phones?” Diablo is huge on PC and no slouch on consoles, announcing a mobile only title, and a lackluster one at that, for this franchise is so boneheaded it boggles the mind. This is going to really piss off some friends that love Diablo more than I. I do like it but not as much as they do.

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