@Activision and @Bungie are banning #Linux gamers.

At blizzcon last weekend, Bungie announced Blizzard fans can get Destiny 2 for free for a limited time, unfortunately, those who game on Linux PC are receiving permanent bans.

Millions around the world do gaming on Linux and many, many more gamer’s have expressed their desire in forums to get the hell off of Windows once and for all.

It is strange that game developers want to make as much of a return on their product yet they refuse to support PC’s running Mac OS and Linux.

As of this writing, Bungie and Activision are refusing to unban any gamer playing on Linux. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

@Activision and @Bungie are banning #Linux gamers.

At blizzcon last weekend, Bungie announced Blizzard fans can get Destiny 2 for free for a limited time, unfortunately, those who game on Linux PC are receiving permanent bans.

Millions around the world do gaming on Linux and many, many more gamer’s have expressed their desire in forums to get the hell off of Windows once and for all.

It is strange that game developers want to make as much of a return on their product yet they refuse to support PC’s running Mac OS and Linux.

As of this writing, Bungie and Activision are refusing to unban any gamer playing on Linux. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

@Activision is trying to kill @Blizzard_Ent franchise.

Blizzard Entertainment was at one time the best damn video game maker in the world but then they went public which slightly lowered the importance of Blizzard own rule of gamers first.

Then came the merger with Activision and the whole “gamers first” rule was basically thrown in the trash. The whole Diablo Immortal fiasco proves that.

Another indication that Activision is killing Blizzard is with all the micro transactions, loot boxes and so on that have popped up in Blizzard titles since the merge.

Blizzard fans don’t want loot boxes and micro transactions getting in the way of their beloved game.

They are also diehard computer gamers NOT mobile. So the fact that Blizzard has stated that all of Blizzard games are coming to mobile, it is clear Activision greediness is behind the movement from computer to mobile.

Unfortunately this will result in the death of what was once a great company. R. I. P. Blizzard.

@Activision is trying to kill @Blizzard_Ent franchise.

Blizzard Entertainment was at one time the best damn video game maker in the world but then they went public which slightly lowered the importance of Blizzard own rule of gamers first.

Then came the merger with Activision and the whole “gamers first” rule was basically thrown in the trash. The whole Diablo Immortal fiasco proves that.

Another indication that Activision is killing Blizzard is with all the micro transactions, loot boxes and so on that have popped up in Blizzard titles since the merge.

Blizzard fans don’t want loot boxes and micro transactions getting in the way of their beloved game.

They are also diehard computer gamers NOT mobile. So the fact that Blizzard has stated that all of Blizzard games are coming to mobile, it is clear Activision greediness is behind the movement from computer to mobile.

Unfortunately this will result in the death of what was once a great company. R. I. P. Blizzard.

@Blizzard_Ent Wyatt Cheng (@candlesan) Lies and Insults Diablo Fans

If there is one thing software developers should NEVER do is lie to your customers and insult them but apparently, Wyatt Cheng did not get that memo when he became the lead developer for Diablo.

At Blizzcon this past weekend, a fan asked if the new mobile game Diablo Immortal would come to PC which is a good question given that Blizzard fans are all PC gamers. Mr. Cheng answered no to which many of the Diablo fans in attendance booed. What did Mr. Cheng do, well his reply was “Don’t you all have phones?” and no I am not kidding. This, of course, angered Diablo fans even more.

Where he lied was when he was interviewed before Blizzcon and there are also quotes of his on several gaming news sites where he says they care about the fans. If that was true, they would have NEVER created Diablo Immortal without making sure it would also have a PC release. As already explained, Blizzard fans are PC gamers, spending thousands of dollars on their computers, making sure to keep them up to date with the latest hardware. Immortal should have been announced only in markets where mobile gaming is accepted like in China. Gamers in the West do not game on smartphones. Sure, there are some people who may do a level or two of a puzzle game like Candy Crush but an action-packed game like Diablo just won’t fly with gamers who prefer controllers, keyboard and mice.

Also, a game like Diablo Immortal is going to need a top of the line phone or tablet for it to play smoothly on.  Hearthstone is a great example of how Diablo Immortal is going to run.  I have tried Hearthstone on both smartphone and tablet, both devices the game is choppy and both are fairly new being just a year old.  Now granted, these are not top of the line because, like most, I can not afford $1,000 phone or tablet.

Mr. Cheng, release a PC version of Diablo Immortal.  Diablo fans feel hurt that they will not be able to enjoy a game that takes place, according to you, between Diablo II and Diablo III.

Once Again @Blizzard_Ent and @mikemorhaime Prove They Don’t Care About Fans

This past weekend was Blizzcon 2018 and once again fans got to see how out of touch the company is with their own customer/player base.

I am a fan of Blizzard Entertainment and have been since someone bought me the StarCraft box set when it was released almost twenty years ago so I can say that Blizzard is no longer thinking about their clients first. It started when they became a public company and got even worst when Activision and Blizzard merged into Activision Blizzard.

So for those of you who do not yet know what happened, Blizzard decided to announce a brand new Diablo game that will take place between Diablo II and Diablo III BUT there is a catch. It is ONLY for mobile. That is right, the fans whom have been pretty much forgotten by Blizzard for the past 6 years and are all PC (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) gamers, finally get a new Diablo game but will not be playable on PC.

Announcing a mobile-only game at a convention consisting of only PC gamers is the dumbest move any company could make. This just shows how the people in charge are absolutely stupid.

Also, PC gamers know that mobile games are nothing more than a cash grab and what is even worse is this new game coming in 2019 is a 100% clone of another game created by the company Blizzard has hired to make the game. Blizzard says it was made from the ground up yet if you look at Diablo Immortal and compare it to this other game, it is clear that Immortal is nothing but a clone. Same attack effects, UI, etc…

To Blizzard, if you are reading this, get your shit together and get back to putting your fans first as you did over a decade ago. You have lost your way, especially after the merge with Activision.


So I was just about to publish the above when I saw a new video that appears to be some kind of news conference that took place at Blizzcon. Below are my thoughts on what was said.

 

In the video, you see two Blizzard employees, Wyatt Cheng who is head of the Diablo teams and Allen who is executive producer.

Allen states that the truth to why they are bringing Diablo to mobile is to target younger gamers whom they say are all mobile gamers. Stats, of course, say different with player retention for mobile games being no more than 5%. With that said though, they still chose to show a mobile-only game to an entire PC player base.

I understand a business would want to attract more gamers to their franchise so I don’t blame them for wanting to expand to mobile but you have to choose the best place to announce it. Blizzcon was the worst place to announce a mobile-only game for a franchise that has received very little love from Blizzard in the six and a half years the game has been out.

Another piece of information given is there will be even more of its franchises will be coming to mobile making it clear that Activision and their greedy micro transactions lifestyle is officially making its way into the Blizzard games.

The only way Blizzard can save face now to the Diablo fans is to announce that Immortal is going to come to PC.