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What will happen to the modding community for the new Diablo game on release?

Posted by Henley on Aug 1st, 2011

News broke today about Diablo 3's brand new player controlled economy allowing players to sell their hard earned loot for gold and cash. This means a few things for players, the first is that there will be no "offline". The entire game will require an active internet connection to make sure that players are not gaming the system, and unfortunately this also means the death of modding for the IP.

Blizzard_FAQ wrote:For a variety of gameplay and security reasons, we will not be supporting bots or mods in Diablo III, and they'll be expressly prohibited by our terms of use for the game.

Expressly prohibited, not just unsupported but illegal by the Diablo 3 ToS. A sad day considering how big and active the Diablo 2 modding community still is. Will we still see new mods and updates for Diablo 2 in-spite of this announcement or will the players merge over to the game similar to the Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 modding scene?


I suppose it is good news for indie developers, with top indie games like Minecraft, Mount & Blade, Amnesia and most others, really focusing on their modding tools. Will be great to see awesome mods continue to come from the community for those games.

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Nazara Aug 18 2011, 9:40am says:

Wow,being online all the time in order play it?DRM? No thanks.

What people dont understand,apparantly,is that piracy will flourish because of this. These idiots think that DRM really stops piracy.No,it does not.
DRM gets cracked sometimes even before the game gets retail....

In reality,it annoys customers who might in turn pirate it because of this BS.
If this idiots were clever they could have used the name of the IP to their advantage.
Ie,free DLC after purhase,new maps,new weapons and mod support.There would really be no reason to not buy it. If one really got all of that after they purchased the game,why pirate? Not to mention that pirated games have no online play.

The reason piracy exists is because it is the very liberty that internet offers.You got to be innovtive to fight or at least create a DRM that terminates your OS if you want to play that game...

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fdslk Aug 19 2011, 4:18am says:

I won't pirate nor buy this crap. You don't deserve me as a customer.

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Ixnari Aug 19 2011, 5:44am says:

I really don't get Blizzard on this one. They're alienating their player-base, despite the fact that they will be competing against the likes of Torchlight 2, Grim Dawn and Path of Exile, all of which have features that may arguably make them a superior product (like Torchlight 2's mod support, for example).

To me, this just feels like they're monetizing on the name.

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Darkjolly Sep 3 2011, 1:45pm says:


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