From what i see today, there is no hope for D3 on the future.
And yet D3 is far better suited to stand the test of time in on line play vs all those others.
Certainly against MMO's and in the Arpg there is not even a competition
Bl2, Tl2 a real laugh if you view these game's retention rates today...
Lets not talk about BL 2 and TL2.
BL 2 is my most fave game thou...
By the test of time, People will still be hoping on Diablo 3.
Because for a huge brand, thats already within people heart so much, needs time to diminish.
Example; a bag, no matter how ugly it is, if you name it as gucci/hermes, girls will just buys it because its was gucci/hermes(example).
But keep this bad things going, again and again, then blizzard on the right track on destroying the brand.
If they let D3 continue on this pace, well, they will still have devout players.
But the expectation on the next Diablo franchise just got dimmer in the future.
Why compare to other game.
Well, i Dont like POE, I play TL 2 for 2 week and thats it.
120 and im done, ill play again on the expansion just to know the story.
Im playin Borderlands 2 about 2 month till this day. Got a little bored.
But i Play D2 for about 5 - 6 years.
I play it on 1998( on high school) and last time i replay it again extensively is on 2011.
D3. well, i didnt even play for 200 hours, and i just didnt want to play it anymore.
I dont know... Why the hell should i play, im not building any characters. No builds.
Everything is easy, stats are automaticaly allocated, skills needs no points, just pick and choose. Itemization is bad to the core. Not to mention that this game is all bout stacking those stats to thousands.
Diablo 3 items are plain simple.
You need Crits, Main stats, Vitality, Resist, armor, LOH (Is this truth or not?, im asking your deepest conscience)
Thats it. and only it. Every class on Every skill setup needs this and only this generic affixes items.
Well, D3 was not D2 and D1 after all...
They should not name this game a Diablo to begin with.