Awesome. Now if Blizzard could release all of their WoW expansions like this: main, fully rendered trailer up front with all the other info to follow. Giving us an in-game rendered "here's what's coming" trailer, then the fully rendered six months later, is a bit anti-climactic. Doing it this way adds more to the surprise effect of what's coming.
People seem to be forgetting that Jay Wilson is no longer the lead dev for D3. The new lead dev, Josh Mosqueira, has been far more receptive to fan feedback and suggestions than Wilson ever was, as evidenced by much of what is planned to be implemented with Reaper of Souls.
FYI - all the system and gameplay revamps (i.e. - Paragon overhaul) are going to be patched to D3 for free before Reaper of Souls launches, which means you won't even have buy the expansion to enjoy much of the planned changes.
After following the game since Josh joined the team, I started to like the guy as a developer. He has a nice attitude and is refreshing listening to, which is something that was desperately needed after the whole Jay Wilson drama that occurred. Pretty happy that I don't have to read more drama caused by the community or the developers for that matter, anymore. By far the worst aspect of Diablo 3 than the flaws the game had itself.
Saw that some hours ago. Really looking forward to the patch. This week made me excited to play the game again.
I was hoping for a bigger overhaul of the game. Stat system, itemization (seems... vaguely addressed), skill system, complete map randomization, removal of AH (or optional ladder without it).
Plus, with the expansion, will there be a ladder reset?
They were planning on doing ladder resets, but I don't know if they were going to add them before or when the expansion comes. I believe I read somewhere that they may try add it beforehand, just like loot 2.0.
I'm excited. I haven't really played D3 in awhile, because of the Steam Summer Sale and all. Though, about 3 months until release I will fire it back up. Get up to date gear and get ready for expansion.
I just hope that you won't have to do the expansion content 3 times to unlock Inferno. Kinda like from Vanilla D2 to LOD. That is thing that bugged me the most about the D2 expansion.
Nice cinematic, as for the game itself.. I am disappointed, I was expecting something like a ladder system with no RMAH/AH - just trading, and a proper PvP system, although even all that wouldn't cut it am afraid, the skill system is kinda flawed, zero incentive to keep me playing. Instead of making a billion versions for consoles, they should be focusing on 'fixing' the PC version ASAP.
As for the class, I was never a fan of the paladin, kinda wish they gave us druid/necromancer instead.
Hating on D3 is the new cool hipster thing to do. Remembering how crappy D2 was before LOD is way harder.
Can't understand why most people are so negative regarding D3. It blows my mind... It's a Hack'n'Slash RPG nothing more, nothing less, it's supposed to BE this way that's what Diablo was all about from the start. D3 is BETTER in every possible way than its predecessors.
Same shit happens with people that want Vanilla WoW back, it seems they want to farm 1 month for 1000g for a shit ground mount. MoP is BETTER in every aspect than previous expansions.
Me, I appreciate Blizzards work and hats off to every work they do. I wouldn't wish to be in their shoes and be sworn at every day for the most minuscule SHIT people complain about. People must learn a thing: Deal with it! Don't like it? Don't play it! Don't pay for it. PERIOD. Get out, get some air.
LE: I'm not defending Blizzard (just because some may think I'm a "fanboi", the new "kid word" in town these days), I'm just being REALISTIC about stuff.