Sorry but this game wasn't supposed to lose its player base or its twitch viewers at this rate
the rate at which it lost those things was alarming, made total sense once you actually played the game and it is sad that so many people might be content and even admire the scenario as far as how it translates into the overall quality of the game.
this game is a piece of crap compared to how incredible it could have been.....
I for one love watching podcasts that start with
"great news! here we are 2 years into the life of the game and the developers just released a water cooler discussion and they do feel that many of the legendary items still suck...and are looking at ways to fix it........pretty exciting news....blah blah blah...."
I appreciate your Subjective opinion about what you think the game is. I also have a subjective opinion. I enjoy it. See how that works?
Secondly yes almost all games lose players quickly after they beat the contact. I believe Blizzard quoted 60% of the people that buy their games beat it at a level equal to normal and shelf it. I know 3 such people that I count as real friends that did just that. So I can't say I have such a hard time beliving that.
It's that kind of thinking that hinders the game. it sold like hot cakes, virtually all games lose players rapidly, the bulk of players only play through normal anyways.....so.......that's the bar the game has to hop over......so there's your list Diablo 3, accomplish that, and you've done something...impress a few people, sell like crazy and lose interested players. after that your golden.
"oh people who dislike or hate on the game? thats just their opinion....its mostly just mindless hate and "trolling"....pay no attention....
dont worry about trying to attract players' interest long term....almost all games lose players quickly after they beat the content......
its that kind of thinking that opens the gate for stupid design. Because why bother trying to excel?
if the vanilla game sold 12 million copies....why would even think of changing anything about it?
its obviously a shining example of how incredible a video game can be.......
So whats your reply then? That I'm stupid to think that you dont see anything
wrong with the game?
Well I dont think that. I think if you talk to anyone they can spout a list of what needs fixing...and this is one realy old list with some pretty huge bold highlighted bullet points that everyone knows about and are sitting around waiting to see revamped and worked on. still waiting...
LoL is given away for free. I dare say their player-base and twitch polularity is not declining by any stretch of the imagination and people are playing countless
games on the exact same map using the exact same characters.......
and the answer isn't because "its a MOBA game" or "its pvp" or "competitive"
The answer is "game design"