Diablo 3 will be a better game in 2013
Diablo 3 will be a worse game in 2013
Diablo 3 will remain the same
Would be interesting to know how many played D2 actively and how many currently play D3 actively to compare and possibly back my theory up.
Without figures it's impossible to say. My suspicion is your are definitely partially correct but I'm not altogether convinced that a large chunk of players left because they dislike the core of the item hunt. That kind of game play I think is very seminal and very engaging WHEN it actually works. People like getting gear in other games, why wouldn't they like getting gear in d3?
1. D3 will get better.
2. D3 was never a bad game.
People have come to expect far too much out of their games these days. There was a time when a game like Pong could be universally loved by all. It was original and new. If D3 was the first game ever released I guarantee you it'd have got rave reviews.
Blizzard especially suffers from this because they've had such amazing games in the past. Eventually there comes a point when you've set a bar so high for yourself that you can never achieve it. That's when you see all this disappointment.
"If impossible hypothetical situation X, then proof of point Y" is completely stupid.
The bar is set no higher than the same level they've achieved in the past. It's like you're saying we all expected them to blow their precedence out of the water. We just want the same level they've provided before.Blizzard especially suffers from this because they've had such amazing games in the past. Eventually there comes a point when you've set a bar so high for yourself that you can never achieve it. That's when you see all this disappointment.
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Kevin Smith said I know my audience and I don’t have to spend money to reach them. on the topic of advertising in the movie business, it translates fairly well to niche games like Diablo with it's grindy end game. There is very little point trying to make the game for other than your fan base as it will drive away as many as you gain, at least to the point where the game no longer is a Diablo game (or other niche game).
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- PS. What's wrong with a grind? Clearing act 3-4, Is exactly the same as doing a silly raid in world of warcraft, except that the latter you can do once per week, and are guaranteed loot that might or might not be good for you.
Items are too bland mostly because all classes revolve around 2 main stats and the rest is just useless to them. Items need more variety without increasing the randomness. Remove the weapon dependency, and increase the viability of sub optimal stats for a start. Then add items aimed at specific builds so you can truly specialize, and you'll see more variation in builds, and players. Items with +3 to Whirlwind, and +2 to Barbarian skills are more interesting than 200 Int, 200 Vit, 50 Res All, 10% Crit. Furthermore, put a cap on resistances and scale damage accordingly.
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Patch 1.01 = More lootz
Patch 1.02 = Even more loot
Patch 1.03 = EVEN more loot
Patch 1.04 = MORE LOOOOOT
Patch 1.05 = more loot.
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I played D3 a lot when it first came out. I pretty much got burnt out/sick of it, and I don't play anymore. I will probably come back when there is PVP. But honestly, how different could they make they game? how much more attractive could they really make it to those of us that have left or got burnt out?
The problem is the same as you see with WoW (imo), they are and have been trying hard to get the players they don't have and their efforts to do so have cost them players they had, I know many players that left, not because of age family or burnout that is the popular reasons for people to blame, but simply because Blizzard started to cater to an audience they didn't have yet thus neglecting the one they had.
Sadly money plays to much of a role in todays game development, it's no longer good enough to make a good game that pays the bills and over time helps you fund new projects, these days it's about trying to cater to everyone to get millions of units sold and hopefully give just enough to every player type that they stick around while you string them along with promises of this and that and never really provide a good product for any of the players because it simply pays more.
If they get PVP right, there is a reason to play diablo again.
The entire reason for wanting better loot in d2, was not to beat the same bosses quicker, it was to kick anyone's arse who went hostile or challenged you to a duel. D2 just allowed you to do it with cheats and dupes. D3 allows you to do it with AH/RMAH, now it just needs PVP.
I was so hoping D3 would be my Wow ending game, but like most hopes! they just fade.
I've actually gone back to D3 in the last couple of weeks and have put more time into now, then i did at release.
It is good currently and looks to be getting better.
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I think my standars were to high for Diablo 3.
I think it's a good game and that it will get better because the devs seems to be trying.
Now if I could forget the lore of Diablo 3 it would be better...
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