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Triggerhappy: Gamer entitlement
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Published: November 7, 2018

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I’m not a fan of Diablo so it’s not as if i followed this story closelly, and it also happened while i was at a convention, but there are a couple good articles about it out there, like this one. TL;DR, Blizzard kinda hyped a new game announcement that hinted at been from the Diablo franchise, so fans where hyped for either Diablo 4 or a PC spinoff, but at the last moment, and worst possible one, at the blizzcon, they revealed it was gonna be Diablo immortal, a movile game that would be developed by NetEase, a chinese company of the kind that do bad gatcha games, full of microtransactions. In fact it seems that the game is just a reskin of an existing game. Fans where obviously not happy, said it so, and the answer from Blizzard was “don’t you have a phone”, while the game journalists, as always, sided with the big corporation and blamed everything on gamer entitlement, white male privilege and sexism. Because why not.

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hoblinlord's avatar
In your description you call 'mobile' 'movile' I'm not sure whether you did this on purpose because I do know english isn't your first language. But it looks like you combined the words 'mobile' and 'vile' together, and I thought that was kind of cute.
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KukuruyoArt's avatar
KukuruyoArt|Professional Digital Artist
Probably the first but i like the second XD
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TheKoboldNecromancer's avatar
You know, normally I agree with you and say that the gamer entitlement is a stupid one.  But in this case, it fucking is. It IS gamer entitlement, with them acting like everyone should NOT want this, and since they don't want it, woe upon everyone who does.  It's fucking absurd the hatred, the offensive attacks, the entitled whining, and most of all, THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE GAME IS GOING TO HAVE THINGS LIKE MICROTRANSACTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE NO FUCKING PROOF IT DOES!

And who the fuck says that because you like the game series, that it has to be Diablo 4 they announce?  That it cannot be a mobile game?

The most pathetic thing about this comic is that you're trying to paint the fans as the ones in the right, simply because some SJW figure is saying the phrase.  Well you know what?  You're just regurgitating what these volatile, immature gamers who think because they like Diablo that Blizzard has to fucking make whatever THEY want and no deviations are allowed...

"Don't you have a brain, Kukuruyo?"  Oh wait, judging from this, no.  No you don't.
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KukuruyoArt's avatar
KukuruyoArt|Professional Digital Artist
So basically in your own words you usually agree with me but because you disagree with me in one thing, i'm an idiot and you have to insult me.

And you'll wonder why you don't deserve i crush that pathetic thing you call an argument :)
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royaltickles's avatar
(I know it's old but I wanna reply)  Kaku while what he said was rude I think i do think some part of it is entitlement. While I know blizzard is not a good company. Sometimes the rage is too much. I don't think you are crushing the argument, you are ignoring.

However Kobold you are not Scott free, insulting makes people not want to listen. No one wants to be treated like a idiot and your words mean nothing to the people speaking to you. 

For the both of you.
I don't think it's purely entitlement, the thing is blizzard hyping the damn game up of course fans would want to listen. Also it's natural for fans wanting something from something it's a basic human desire. I think as it's own it's a bad idea to be hyping up a phone game for the Diablo audience and having it be a big reveal. I think they should have kept it as a side thing. I also think the whole "don't have phones" thing is stupid. What gets results is money, if you ignore it and don't pay money on it, it's gonna be a failure. If no one likes and/or gets excited about a game they won't play it. No offence  meaning for both of you. 
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Freimgul's avatar
Freimgul|Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it's entitlement. They hyped up a new Diablo game. Hardcore Diablo fans bought an expensive Blizzcon ticket, just to be present at the big announcement of the new Diablo title. And it was a mobile game out of all things.

The problem with that is multi-layered. Dungeon crawlers are most commonly a PC thing, people who are fans of this type of games, the bulk of the players are PC gamers. They prefer to play it on PC. For them, mobile dungeon crawlers are only a substitute when they can't play on PC for a long time. Now the Diablo fanbase is hardcore. They are one of the oldest and most hardcore Dungeon Crawler fanbase in gaming history. They prefer Dungeon Crawler games that are complex, hard, grindy and are played on PC. So when you hype up a new Diablo game, 100% of those who are interested will assume it's a PC game. It should be obvious. And those who go to Blizzcon for that game, are the most hardcore of them all. If Blizzard wasn't detached from their own community, if they where willing to research and communicate, they would know that the hardcore portion of their gamer base, those who payed big bucks on their games, merch and shit are PC only gamers. They don't like mobil games. They despise mobil games.

So we are talking about the costumers who are the reason why this company even exist. Cos it's not just the hardcore Diablo fans. We, the Warcraft fans are PC gamers too, we are talking about PC games. I prefer to play Hearthstone on PC, even tho it's absolutely ment to be a mobile game. All the competitive Hearthstone players, play on PC. Starcraft fans? Same shit. We are talking about a community of PC gamers, and a company with almost exclusively PC games. So basically everybody who went to Blizzcon for the new Diablo title, where told: "Well, we are glad you are here, but we are selling this to an entirely new market. But thanks for spending some big cash for this many years. Good bye."

This is not the Diablo game that Diablo fans wanted. After being loyal to the company for decades, and spending big bucks to make this new game possible. It's not entitlement to feel betrayed. The Red shirt guy. The Diablo streamers. They bought a 200$ ticket just to see the new Diablo game. And they get something they all vocally hate. That's not entitlement to be angry about. I would want my money back.
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Cin-Harrow's avatar
Cin-Harrow|Student Artist
Actually no, I do not have a phone.
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Caesar9999's avatar
Is it me or are Entertainment Companies lead by the dumbest and most fan/customer-hating/abusing people to ever be born in this world
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TheCollectorX's avatar
i know that is supposed to mock them but they probably like that (2nd pannel)
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TeddyBear101ish's avatar
TeddyBear101ish|Professional Filmographer
And Blizzard's stocks plummet because of this... Companies really should learn that alienating your consumers is a VERY BAD IDEA!
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yamiryuuzero's avatar
yamiryuuzero|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess the lesson here is... Blizzard is serving us shit up our asses via our phones!

I meant for that to be a joke, but that's a pretty accurate description of Immortal.
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AsFoxger's avatar
AsFoxger|Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have been making Diablo for PC for decades. And they refuse to do a PC version of this game.

Moral of the story: remember where you came from.
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hoblinlord's avatar
I actually heard the phrase 'dance with the partner who brought you.' which I think is better because it describes these people who dismiss the fan base as the kind of jerk who would ditch you on a date.
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TheMikko's avatar
Well it's not like they're really DOING anything, they just licensed the property to a company so they can reskin an old game of theirs, apparently.
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AsFoxger's avatar
AsFoxger|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, yeah, I heard the Diablo game was extremely similar to another Chinese's company game. I don't recall the name, maybe that's the game.
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ares12's avatar
ares12|Hobbyist Writer
"I've been buying your comics since the beginning; I called you a spotted dick one time because of your disgusting "Killcount" pics and you do this?"

:iconjollyjack: :iconsaysplz: "Don't you have Pornhub?"
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StriderSyd's avatar
I cannot believe that the devs who've been doing Diablo for years really thought this was a good idea.

Call me crazy, but I really get the feeling that this whole phone/mobile device-only platform.....
was the sole brainchild of the highest of the higher-ups of the Blizzard executive board.
All of whom probably think things like:
"The Diablo fanbase/consumerbase are NOT our real customers....the shareholders are our REAL customers"
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DunkleMaterie's avatar
So true. So true.

Glorious.
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Boreasrex11's avatar
"Don't you have a..."?  What does that even mean?  No, really, I don't understand.  Someone 'splain it to me please?
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KukuruyoArt's avatar
KukuruyoArt|Professional Digital Artist
It's on the description.
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feekle's avatar
This shit will continue as long as gamers give these companies the millions of dollars they crave. Simple as it gets. Gamers seem to struggle with this concept. They bitch and whine about MT's, DRM, and all the rest of it, yet these companies laugh all the way to the bank. Seems they really do like taking it up the ass, like the second panel.
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KukuruyoArt's avatar
KukuruyoArt|Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, but most ppl who end up giving that money are casuals who don't really know about this controversies or haven't been following the games. They simply see there's a new popular game their friends play and they all buy it. The core gamers are then screwed.
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SilverStarApple's avatar
SilverStarApple|Professional Writer
So many Gamers don't realize if they desperately need this game or that game, but the game is a scummy thing that should be boycotted, it should just be torrented like Spore was.

Plus, normies will buy ANYTHING. Even the new FIFA. They make billions off those idiots.
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TheBlckHood's avatar
TheBlckHood| General Artist
Fox: I dont get the argument... The whole "Dont you have The...", are they trying to say Just because we can play something we should, even if its crap?
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