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Post by Eorl @ 10:21am 23/02/15 | 9 Comments
Patch 2.2.0 is on the horizon for Diablo 3, and Blizzard has jumped in early to warn that recent datamined information won't be relevant to all regions; specifically of the microtransaction nature, which we can expect to be secluded to the Asian market.

Community manager Brandy ‘Nevalistis’ Camel took to the Battle.net forums to outline that the recent datamined Platinum currency, times experience boosts, stash space and character slot expansions as well as some new cosmetic items will be excluded from the Western release.

“While the above features will not apply to this region, players will still benefit from some of the quality of life perks tied to these additions, such as a streamlined UI for selecting cosmetic benefits like pets and Collector’s Edition wings,” noted Camel.

“We recognize that many players have expressed an interest in microtransactions being added to Diablo 3. While we may explore this model in some regions, we have no immediate plans to implement such purchases anytime soon for the Americas (nor European) region.”

What are your thoughts on introducing microtransactions to Diablo 3, even in a limited region fashion? Let us know in the comments!



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TufNuT
Posted 12:56pm 23/2/15
“We recognize that many players have expressed an interest in microtransactions being added to Diablo 3. While we may explore this model in some regions, we have no immediate plans to implement such purchases anytime soon for the Americas (nor European) region.”


We want micro-transactions!....... Said no one. Ever.

seriously who would want ruin the (any) game micro-transactions if its not needed / part of the original business model.

A game like GW2 gets away with it but even then people complain about it. I personally don't have a problem with the way GW2 does it., I just don't think its needed in D3 also how would micro-transactions affect the difficulty modes.. speaking as someone who initially played the game in normal mode, boosters would make the game too easy (normal mode is already really easy) and in nightmare, hell and Inferno boosters would defeat the purpose IMO..
paveway
Posted 01:05pm 23/2/15
i think asians like micro transactions
Enska
Posted 01:56pm 23/2/15
There is none of those modes anymore tufnut.
xp/ difficulty scales pretty evenly now so unless your kitted out for higher torment levels and playing normal mode (which is boring as s***) it's not really gonna make it any harder or easier
TufNuT
Posted 02:12pm 23/2/15
been a while since I ahve played but still I just can't see how XP boost would work..
Hogfather
Posted 02:56pm 23/2/15
You would get more XP, presumably.
Scooter
Posted 03:38pm 23/2/15
So because they now have seasons/ladder they want it to be pay-to-win?
TufNuT
Posted 04:53pm 23/2/15
You would get more XP, presumably.


yeah but if difficulty scales with XP then the more Xp you get the harder it will be to kill the mobs and intern will be no different to not using the booster.. wouldn't it? I don't know maybe I'm missing something..
Enska
Posted 09:54pm 23/2/15
It doesn't scale WITH xp dude, just much more evenly and as a result you don't notice any real increase in diff regardless of xp boost/level, gear etc (as long as your not playing ez mode while geared for higher diffs)
maybe I'm not explaining it well, but all it does is give you more xp, you notice no difference in anything else essentially
Scooter
Posted 10:14pm 23/2/15
They add a XP+ bonus, like if you were wearing a +% to XP glove.
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