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Due to the start of the closed beta Diablo 4 players cannot resist speculation about what will be made available to them. As reported by Blizzard, this is supposed to be post-fiction content, which is not liked by everyone, especially solo players.
Diablo is not an MMO … I guess
Players will receive invitations to the beta on November 18, and what they test will include events available after completing the main story. You can read more about it here, and a summary of what Blizzard has to offer below.
- Hell’s Flows – regional event. During it, you will meet more difficult opponents, from which the “ember” currency will fall. It will allow you to open the Hellflow Chests, which contain “blessings”.
- Nightmare Dungeons – requires you to find Nightmare Seals, which add modifiers to the Dungeon. Again more challenge = better loot.
- Whispers of the Dead – You’ll be able to exchange them at the Tree of Whispers for items and experience as you collect ghastly favors. The whispers will change and new activities are expected to emerge daily.
- Fields of Hatred – PvP zones with the ability to fight demons, you will get Seeds of Hatred there. Then break them into Red Dust, for which you can buy decorations and PvP mounts.
There will also be a Mastery Board where you can use Mastery Points to develop your character. This announcement did not appeal to players who do not like MMO-like mechanics and would prefer to focus on playing solo even after the story ends.
Daily activities are overkill
It is the possible daily “logging in” to the game that keeps people away Diablo 4. Although it is not supposed to be a requirement, players feel bad that for various reasons (not always dependent on them) they will not be able to perform tasks, and thus they will miss some of the fun.-
With the weekly / daily system, the most optimal way to play is to log in every day and play for 2-3 hours. You miss one day, you lose your progress. Do you want to play more than 3 hours a day? Too bad your progress is slower, better log in tomorrow. It’s a crap system that controls how you engage with the game, wrote SwaghettiYolonese_.
There are more such voices, indeed, there are even posts devoted entirely to this issue. Solo players just don’t want to feel compelled to play.
I understand that in Diablo 4 the world is huge and I would like to be able to travel through it at my own pace and according to my imagination. I would like to creatively invent my own ways to be effective in my progress and exploration – _Duality_.
The best solution would be for beta testers to come to the same conclusions as SSF (solo self-found) players. Perhaps this would allow a consensus between Blizzard and the community on what an endgame should look like – time will tell what it will be like in reality.
- Official Blizzard Entertainment website
- Diablo 4 official website