First I want to start by saying that the community site is really useful for hearing player's
and dev's thoughts on the game. The forums are quite dynamic, with new interesting threads everyday and "blues" jumping in the dispcussions every now and then. The hero page feature is really interesting and item tooltips on the website are a nice implementation.
Thing is, the site being nice and all, it could use a couple of "upgrades".
The hero tab of the account page is quite useful to players in that it helps compare items and stats with other characters. It's far from being perfect though:
-it only shows 5 gear bonuses, when displaying 7-8 would probably be more representative of the gear the character is weilding. Stats like life steal or critical hit damage are rarely (if never) displayed because they are only obtainable through fewer pieces of gear.
-From my unsderstanding, the page selects the 5 affixes that are the most common in the character's gear when, in my honest opinion, it should select the affixes most worn/ possible gear slot. That way, it would show the effort the player has put through gathering different pieces of equipment.
The game guide has a few problems of its own:
-The layout is HORRIBLE. I mean, you guys had the arreat summit page running for almost a decade and this site was (almost) perfect. Just as an example, if one wished to browse through the existing legendaries or set items, one would have to go in the weapons or armors section and then go find the particular type of base item and choose the legendaries tab. What happenned to having a dedicated page for sought for items?
I know if you search for a particular item you just have to google it and you'll find it but what's up with people who want to browse through allavailable items? IMHO, the layout of arreat summit for items should be imported to the diablo III site.
(for people who have no idea of what im talking about, here<s the link to the arreat summit page: http://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/ )
-Compared to the information gathered on arreat summit, the diablo III guide hardly has useful information. Where are the monster stats? the boss stats? where are the core mechanics of the game explained (by that i mean informations like dps calculation). Almost all the information in the gameplay section could be in the "fundamentals" sub-section (exept a couple of helpful tables)
These are only thing I had in mind but it's far from being exhaustive.
Sorry for the poor english ;)
TLDR: The diablo 3 page could use an upgrade:
-A better hero page, that would show more gear bonuses
-More information and a better layout on the game guide
Edited by Avgvstvs#1703 on 11/8/2012 7:21 AM PST
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