I've been very unappreciative of the games I have played of late. In fact something like a year ago I downloaded a snes emulator and replayed final fantasy 4 and after that i decided to play 3 and 2 as well. great games. anyways...
couple of months ago I was convinced by a friend to give swtor a try even if I had decided to not play mmo's as i had already found out i had extinguished all my desire for that kind of gameplay with wow. It kinda happens when you play a game for more than 3 years. Which makes me realize that the reality is that us "old school gamers" in reality crave the possibility to fixate in an environment for a prolonged period of time. Here amongst us i think we can admit when playing games as immersive as wow there is surely an element of evasion for most players. The fact that the virtual environment is perpetuos, changing and populated makes the evasion/fantasy more alluring to indulge in. what satisfaction can you get on fixating on something that 'lacks content'..
In other words, I presume, that like me you have surpassed your 20's, I'm sorry to tell you but you will never enjoy d3 like u did d2 (or d1) cos you've already been there and know the drill. Just as making love to your wife after 20 years of being together will never be like when you made love to her the first time. forgive the comparison but it gets the message through.
As a gamer, I can only advise you to either play something more 'adult' and i mean EVE, or either trying to give less relevance to games. Fact is, videogames are mostly for a younger audience, this is true now and was true then, however, you are the one who is no longer very young and sorry to tell you, but you probably are not the videogames market, ideal target audience.
In the end, I see I care more for the gaming community than for the games themselves, yet it seems to me that few other markets have to "put up with this kinda crap" from customers.
If you have read more than one offical forum of any videogame in the last years, particularly threads that regard and participate in 'patch decision making' (yeah i just made that up) you probably noticed videogame customers are much more involved in production and maintenance processes than other industries. For example, i doubt IKEA has forums where customers provide detailed descriptions of how they should modify their products. give it a try and let me know. anyways, as much as i see the industry change its seems this is a constant that has always been part of videogame culture. Unfortunately, with the recent number of big title 'flops' by many well known devs, such as swtor, age of conan, warhammer online (etc), its seems unlikely that investors will be willing to provide capital for a market that is so 'picky'. In other words, im just saying we should pick our battles more carefully, and all things considered d3 is quite decent compared to the standard of games nowadays.
there is a storm coming..