Tbh i dont know Jay Wilson anymore than anyone else here.
But it definitely just seems like "abandon ship" product is sinking. also another question that im sure many will be asking, i know i am. is that is he allowed to ruin another game?
Will it be Warcraft 4?, Diablo 3 expansion? what will be ruined next?.
Its not even that you guys totally balls to the wall destroyed Diablo series, that makes me sad or angry, its the fact that you absolutely refuse to accept you messed up and correct your mistake. because of some misguided loyalty to employes, share holders whatever.
I think instead of leaving a project, it should be fixed. what about the other people on this project, im sure Jay wilson isnt the only one who has been on it for 7 years. so for them its just tough luck, the lead designer, is bored or whatever, then gl to the rest of the team with the sinking ship.
How about actually stepping up, and fixing Diablo 3. and listening to the community. Instead of leaving the project i actually think Jay Wilson should be charged with fixing this game with the rest of the team.
-Remove the auction house, rmah and normal.
-tweak droprate and make items more interesting.
-new skill system either skill tree, or something like path of exile or diablo 1, you can get skills from gems or books, let players play the way they wanna play.
Fix the whole cutscene mess, that we have to spam esc so many times to play,
-Let people actually join a game and play in the other they want, if they wanna kill Diablo first and do act 1 then act 3, that should be an option.
-Fix act 4, its a mess, there is just no way around it, its the worst damn act in the game by miles. If this is not the definition of rushed, im not sure what is.
-Try to revive ingame community, which your company damn near killed off. I mean for gods sake there are more nice and active people in the chats of Path of exile, than in this huge major triple A title. its digusting to what how you threat the community and implement social features, its abyssmal even.
-The game story really treats people like they cannot think for themselves, the way the villians act, the same after every failed, haha im still gonna get you bwahah this setback is nothing. I remember when Blizzard made deep interesting stories you actually had to think, the villians did not explain their every move and tell you what they were doing.
Instead of talking about how proud you are of something, you should listen to the fans, and accept that product has many flaws. and if even in a normal job you messed up this big, you would be fired. You can talk about sales being a success all you want.
Fastfood sells more than any other food in the world. is fastfood amazing?. EA makes fastfood games, is that what blizzard wants to be know for?, just making games that sell.
Its saddens me greatly what is happening to Blizzard a company that once stood for quality and listening to fans. now thinking they know better. its like the music in your games this whole new atmospheric stuff, its so bad. Warcraft 2, Starcraft Broodwar, Warcraft 3, those games had music with HEART, SOUL and FEELING. But again Blizzard knows best or so you think.
Edited by RMJ#2538 on 1/21/2013 9:36 AM PST