I see you misunderstand me. I was talking about the fact that I did not buy this game thinking it would be a perfect little copy of D2:LOD. In fact if I believed that in any way I might not have bought it until about a year or two later.
I knew that there would be no skill/stat points to spend. I knew that the talisman system was scrapped along with the Mystic and many other things that you also no doubt knew about just by reading the information on diablofans.com and the official site before this game launched. The rest of the game was unknown until I bought it and played it.
So this means that I had more than enough information to decide whether I wanted to buy this game or not. That is exactly what I am talking about and I know that many other players had the same information that I did and made their decision accordingly.
I understood that the game would be different. I, and many others, trusted Blizzard would change the game for the better. We believed them because we wanted to believe. We believed them because of their stellar track record.
However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. The hype did not match the delivered product. You are being naughty to suggest that reading a review website will give the full experience of a game. If it did, we would not need to play it, would we?
Also, official review sites are hardly known to give accurate impressions of 'end game' content. They have a go, say something nice and move on.
So this means that there was NOT enough information to go on. A photo of a pizza is not a pizza.
What and you believe that Blizz launches perfect games without any flaws. News flash, Mike himself said that Blizz has never released the perfect game. I will never expect a single game that Blizz releases to be perfect. In fact they will always be working on their games to make them the best game that they can possibly be. It will be a team effort between Blizz and the players.
What did I need to know the whole story from begging to end. Did I need to see how legendaries were. Heck the info on the website might not accurately reflect how they will work in the game.
What I am saying is that there was enough info for me to make my decision, without it being told everything blow by blow. What do you need to know how many peperoni slices are on a pizza, how much cheese, etc.., before you even buy it. I know that I do not need to know it all before buying product or a game.
I knew it would be a different game with flaws. Flaws that in time would be fixed with patches or expansions like the majority of games that are made. Blizz is known for changing their games. They are known for not being happy with their games, even if it is a good game. They still are not happy with it, they are always working to improve them.
charms/talisman system would add new items which do the same job as current gear. This can be easily balanced by increasing the overall difficulty and none will notice since u would use the charm/talisman system.
The mystic... ok this one is pointless but on the other hand take a look at enchanting from WOW - it does the same thimg
Sorry but I want charms to have unique affixes that cannot spawn on gear. Otherwise to me they will be nothing more than stat sticks. Where players will only go for the same old stats that we go for on normal gear. The same is true for the mystic's enchants. I want new affixes that cannot appear on charms or gear so that the mystic is not another stat stick.
I would like to see build diversity come from the skill/runes, special affixes on gear, charms, and the mystic's enchants.
I just do not want a system where you have five or more things all doing the same thing where is the diversity in that. It would not exist.
I would like to see affixes were you would be able to say I will not use the main stat for dps. Because the affixes I am going for will give me enough boost to the damage of my skills that I will not need the main stat to do high dps. You will not get that if you are using those things as stat sticks where enchants and charms are doing the same thing gear does.