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Diablo 3: "Cynical"
Posted: Tuesday July 24th, 2012 by

Yesterday Wizards in Diablo 3 found that, through an easy to replicate exploit, they could become invulnerable to attacks. This lead to glut of loot, fostering concern over the impact on the Real Money Auction House. Well, Blizzard "hotfix"ed the bug in short order and encouraged people to report bugs and/or hacks to their "Hacks Team". [more info]

Now, what I found shocking about this whole thing was the level of cynicism I read in response to the reports. There were doubts expressed about the entire loot system because nothing spectacular dropped. There was wanton bashing on Blizzards handling of D3 from the release of the game on. I even received an email telling me that the whole thing was a Blizzard plot to get more items into the RMAH so Blizzard could make more money off of RMAH fees. I admit, I can be horribly cynical at times, but that's just completely beyond me.

Taks beat D3 in no time. I, on the other hand, haven't played the game much beyond the beginning of Act 2. I liked it, don't get me wrong. But there's this sense of sameness even as the environments change. Problem is, I can't put my finger on exactly why I feel that way about the game. I've played Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Dungeon Seige; And, none of those games made me feel like I was following my own footsteps through zones I'd never been in before. I wish I could be more eloquent on the matter. I'm just a bit to blunt and heavy handed to display the requisite amount of subtlety I guess


In an effort to stem the feeling of cynicism, let's focus on something else. Shall we?

There is a 6 year boy named Sam out there who is dealing with with acute myeloid leukemia. In an effort to show Sam how many people out there are "on his team", His mother is asking for people to take pictures of themselves in super hero shirts and mail them to her so she can put them up on Sam's wall. Now, if you want to show Sam your support but don't have any super hero attire, don't worry. Sam's mom also suggests holding up a print out of your favorite hero's symbol, or just sending a picture of your smiling face.

You can read more about it here:
Superheroes for Sam: A Photo Project

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