What people are saying about "Punishment"
Punishment
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Whiteagle
over 11 years ago
[url=#user_comment_184560]@Razor[/url]: Dude, how could you not feel sorry for her... I mean, in story she was turned into the Diabmons, now she keeps getting hit over the head with the Nerfbat.
Razor
almost 12 years ago
Poor Diablo... Jo makes me actually feel sorry 4 her/it.... whatever
Triv_
almost 12 years ago
Again I say, Diablo SUCKS. Have a good day.
Ravemdark
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_183495]@STAHP[/url]: The reason it moved is Diablo was looking in a mirror.
STAHP
almost 12 years ago
The black eye changed spot!
Somebody
almost 12 years ago
@O-(-'.'Q): But...I was turned on by this comic. What does that make me?
Trolling Nerd
almost 12 years ago
You took the words out of my mouth Passerby <3
Passerby
almost 12 years ago
Poor Diablo-tan... How you managed to make the Lord of Terror sexy is just beyond me...
LovedDiablo2
almost 12 years ago
I played Diablo3 while in Beta and it just wasn't that fun for me. It felt like they gave the project to one guy for its entire development and never really checked up on it. They were making MAJOR changes in the last few days of Beta. Torchlight 2 was everything I was hoping for at a good price.
Hazama
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182364]@Zacsi[/url]: Same, FTL and Torchlight 2, and a bit of GW2 WvW. Still like blizzard, but they should be working on their image right now. SC2 HotS is there only product I am not disappointed with right now :/
Somefag
almost 12 years ago
Poor Diabless.
SorataYuy
almost 12 years ago
Wait. Wait. Wait. You mean there really -are- people who think the higher difficulties are all that exist? Wow, and here I thought my friends were exaggerating when they were talking about those weirdo fanatics... Seriously - for peace of mind, just play the lower difficulties. "Problem" solved. :P
WHATHE
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182418]@MrTT[/url]: huuuuh, diablo is like, already anthropomorph...
Mike
almost 12 years ago
Aawwww, she's so cute!
MrTT
almost 12 years ago
Zacsi: Hey, I didn't think about that but you are right.

she is us the fans and he is blizzard would be a better analogy.

Or rather, she is Jo who is not only coming back to blizzard despite the beating but makes excesus for him, how he isn't bad but its the world thats wrong for judging him.
Sebb
almost 12 years ago
Playing diablo3 and trading/selling items payed 4 copys of Borderlands 2 ... I can live with that =)
Zacsi
almost 12 years ago
Sorry Jo I cant hear you over the sound of how much fun i'm having with FTL and Torchlight 2.
Why do you keep going back to Blizzard if you only going to end up dissapointed?
Or maybe the whole abusive relationship in the comic is a shoutout to Blizzard fans in general.
MrTT
almost 12 years ago
And even if they WERE willing to tackle the real issue, its not as simple and will require massive amounts of work...

Oh, and the story is just boring and lame.

Also, damn you for making me feel sorry for D3 by anthropomorphizing it.
MrTT
almost 12 years ago
Diablo 3 sucks because it was designed to make you buy equipment in the real money auction house not because it was designed to be a good game.

People are unhappy with it because the changes are just tweaks here and there are not willing to tackle the real issue.
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
@O-(-'.'Q): Tell that to my penis
Discrider
almost 12 years ago
Erk.

The problem here is that the nerf bat, and Jo's personified games, instantly translates to this sort of scenario.
Male version:
same panel 1
panel 2 Diablo saying "I can still take you, I can still take all of you!"
panel 3 a thousand 1.05 bats.
Is this any better?
JustAkid
almost 12 years ago
Man up.

Diablo deserved it. And she's only a girl in the comic because Diablo is a girl in DIII.

Plus, the guy clearly doesn't live with Diablo. He's more like a hitman.

Anyone who gets beaten by a thug because he didn't pay his dues or respect would react the same way as Diablo in case 2.
O-(-'.'Q)
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182254]@Nobody[/url]: Let's line that up. Nobody says, "This comic turns me on" Therefore, nobody is turned on by this comic. A happy truth!
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
This comic turns me on
LordX1
almost 12 years ago
I'll echo the fact that it's a good strip, but yeah, tad iffy about the references to Domestic Violence.
VoiceOfEvenGreaterReason
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182189]@VoiceOfReason[/url]: Huh, Diablo is portrayed as a woman because in the game, Diablo has a woman's body, having a female host this time around.
COR
almost 12 years ago
I find this both funny, adorable, and uncomfortable.
Good strip but... domestic abuse man, that's a bit heavy to be making light of.
Planf
almost 12 years ago
I can definitely see Blizzard as an abusive guy. Beating games, classes, and players.
Blizz won't take shit from any bitch.
Obviously theykeep coming back for more like good battered wives. WOW still strong.
Mags
almost 12 years ago
Brace yourselves, Torchlight 2 comic is coming.

ps: About torchlight 2, how about the stones, i examined tons of stones however i found nothing
T.Chicken
almost 12 years ago
Either it is domestic abuse, Pimp, or extortion. The cartoon makes it more like extortion from gangsters, or pimp asking for money.
VoiceOfReason
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182168]@desolation0[/url]: That's the idea, if it was a guy, you wouldn't care, but being a woman makes you sympathize. It's called being an artist.
Mister Brown
almost 12 years ago
Torchlight 2 is out. It's great. Finally I can play something fit for my skill level (elite) while taking my time and seeing the story.

Diablo 3 was all about one shotting everything and seeing the story, then not feeling like doing that 2 more times before a proper challenge.

BUY IT NAO
Monobear
almost 12 years ago
Listen, it's okay to abuse women in video games. It's also fine to have the same mentality as an abusive husband when it comes to video games. It's just not okay to depict it outright. Right?
desolation0
almost 12 years ago
I am also uncomfortable with the battered woman scenario portrayed.
Jeremy
almost 12 years ago
Hey Jo have you played Torchlight II. They call it the Diablo destroyer.
Starfall
almost 12 years ago
@Music-chan: Only wine and vodka get better with age and time.. and only with special care. Game's are like BBQ while it's hot it maybe got, the second it cools off few people want to eat it.
Zelnorack
almost 12 years ago
I kinda feel bad now.
Vulpis
almost 12 years ago
Speaking of Sonic...you heard the knews that Yuji Naka quit Sega, and is glad he's not stuck making Sonics forever?
jso
almost 12 years ago
"making your way through hell" in d2 meant beating act 5 and quitting when you got to nightmare to make a new character.

I will say this for diablo 3, the game doesn't end when you reach nightmare anymore, and that's nice.
Assey Cocklord
almost 12 years ago
Yeesh, working some rough chuckles these days aren't you Jo?
Music-chan
almost 12 years ago
My husband and I actually still have a lot of fun with Diablo3. People rarely ever appreciate a game when it's brand new, I've found. Takes years for a game to catch on.
Liro Raeriyo
almost 12 years ago
hurry up and put a damn joke about how people couldent play TL2 online for 24 or so hours
Fucknames
almost 12 years ago
I honestly couldn't get into Diablo 3, I only made it up to act 2 before I couldn't stand it anymore and I only made it to that stage because I was playing with my girlfriend.
Rathial
almost 12 years ago
Beat inferno back in June xD haven't played it since...
Davtwan
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_182041]@Mags[/url]: I think what Jo means is that the game isn't boring. It's more that the game is extremely annoying due to it's poor design in level progression from the inital release.
Mags
almost 12 years ago
Just say it!.
Diablo 3 is boring.
RoderickBR
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_181994]@TaMa[/url]: I'm guessing the guy in black t-shirt is Blizzard. Each bat is a different nerf bat version for the game itself, but it's still the same dude just wielding the latest patch, not another guy with a new patch.
CoolHandNuke
almost 12 years ago
TBH I haven't even really thought of Diablo 3 since about early July, and now that Torchlight 2 is finally out I don't see myself ever going back.
nazi
almost 12 years ago
Fixing that: Good drops are rare both in Diablo 2 and 3, not just 3.
Duping changed that in 2.
O-(-'.'Q)
almost 12 years ago
@Mein_Herr: They don't need to be in a relationship for it to be domestic violence. Criminal Coercion, stalking, harassment, and even trespassing can all be considered domestic violence. To be fair panels 1 and 2 are innoculous so 1.04 is fine, but 1.05 is showing up at her door is bad, bad person
Nick
almost 12 years ago
Ya, I find this one in poor taste. Really not very cool.
Anon
almost 12 years ago
This is the most interesting portrayal of satan I've ever seen
TaMa
almost 12 years ago
Sure domestic violence, then diablo-tan is with 1.04 and 1.05 ?_? Reflection isn't just a mirror property...
(And for people : it's just the nerf guy, who beat(nerf) other games and go... we already saw him)

But after seing diablo-tan, I feel bad for her :/ Not her fault for being a bad game :O
there be monsters...
almost 12 years ago
@Mein Herr: But then why would he just beat her up and leave her? Wouldn't he want to, y'know, "FINISH HER"?
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
Jo forgot to draw the panel where she get's tied up and spanked
Mein Herr
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_181986]@Hahahahahaha[/url]: Why does everyone assume 1.04 and Diablo are in a domestic relationship? Did you ever consider he could be a warrior of Heaven sent to rid the world of the Lordess of Terror?
Hahahahahaha
almost 12 years ago
Domestic violence sure is funny
zeruf
almost 12 years ago
diablo 3? i don't remember that game, i tend not to memorize every pice of dung i come across.
O-(-'.'Q)
almost 12 years ago
Equating nerf patches with domestic abuse certainly infers a rather sickening connotation...
A pity...
almost 12 years ago
Everybody knows tedious padding part of "what made Diablo great" (along with 12 years of nostalgia)

Thank god for indie developers who just copy-paste Diablo II.
Torchlight 2
almost 12 years ago
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Nerfnow
almost 12 years ago
@Nya-chan: @Nya-chan: No, I mean in Diablo 2 if you were stuck on Hell you could level on the earlier zones and eventually get enough XP to advance. On D3 after you hit inferno only (good) drops would make you advance so you could play for days without any progression.
Tridus
almost 12 years ago
The problem has been solved already. The solution is Torchlight 2.
Khârn the Betrayer
almost 12 years ago
This is rather dark...also I approve of Diablo-tan.
BoozeHound
almost 12 years ago
Cares not. Busy playing Torchlight 2 and actually having fun.
Nobody
almost 12 years ago
[url=#user_comment_181901]@Squark[/url]: It's only abusive if she doesn't like it.
vash_ts
almost 12 years ago
and that is how blizzard got sued for abuse and Diablo-tan got a new home in the zerg clan where she is accepted for what she is, and terrans tremble in fear..

except sundays, when she is having tea with Kerrigan.
Awesomknight
almost 12 years ago
That's a startlingly accurate rendition of Diablo compared to the game. Hellish evil, my ass.

And welcome to the internet, Squark. No one cares about your feelings.
Squark
almost 12 years ago
Jo....


Not Funny. Seriously. Not something to joke about. Abusive Relationships, I mean.
Xavi
almost 12 years ago
I am still not sure whether D3 is an improvement or a decline with respect to D2. Diablo is definitely cuter, though :>
An Onymous
almost 12 years ago
I'm all up for punishing devils, hit her hard!
Chase
almost 12 years ago
It's okay, I didn't like D3 anyway.
Sukudo
almost 12 years ago
NOOO no more punishment please i will take her!
Cybercobra
almost 12 years ago
i dont care its the embodyment of pure evil.. id so hit that.
Ninj77
almost 12 years ago
Okay, so we have a cute smexy diablo girl who's going to get "punished" by a big fat club....mmmh, just add the lil argonian maid and we're gonna have one hell of a weekend!!!
Nya-chan
almost 12 years ago
Diablo 2 was about leveling? You mean after you got to lvl66 (approx.) and the rest 33 of 99 levels were grinding Mephisto and Baal's minions? Yeah, suuuuure~
Keradi01
almost 12 years ago
Only in Nerf Now you can feel sympathetic towards an arch-demon.
Eon
almost 12 years ago
I'm sorry...I had to say it >.> Carry on with your day.