This game has been somewhat of a disappointment to me, my brother, and friends. All of who are familiar with the franchise and had played the previous games. Exempt one of my friends who was new to the franchise and also thought the story was poor, and the gameplay got boring very quickly.
I could understand the hate that everyone is feeling. I wouldn't have the right to tell them to chill out. Everyone will and have expressed their anger toward Jay Wilson whether it's constructive or not. I don't condone life threats that's over the top. I will say the man poke and prodded a beehive of the fans who invested several fun yrs on this franchise and expected the best from Blizzard. Cause in some sense he (Jay Wilson) talk to us like were delusional people. Making statements that we ( Diablo fans) must of played some other Diablo game cause that's not how he remembered it.
If you take a look at the forums you would see the most common content of what the Diablo fans had been looking forward to before the release. Specifically what was shown in one of the Blizzcon events.You cut out a lot of what you thought was fat, and you summarized it, and then simplified it so that most of the content wasn't much of a selection and lack so much customization that wouldn't last long. All that work you had done and showed on a previous Blizzcon events and it felt like this game went back to the drawing board in the mid part of the development stages and half assed it for release (excuse my language).
As for you Mr. Pardo, it saddens me greatly to see such poor quality in a game specially from a Blizzard product. And to be honest the company has been showing it's lack of enthusiasm of getting into the fan bases head, and or getting some common ground, or put more work into reading feedback and suggestions
Mr. Pardo you shouldn't be proud of the game you put out. Your just showing just as much lack of care for the fans as Mr. Wilson has. And it all comes back to this statement made by a blue poster " We did what we thought was fun for you. "
As for being apart of the issue of hiring Jay Wilson and not keeping him on a leash before his mouth/fingers does any more damage not just to the franchise but Blizzard as a name. I also suggest you step down and change your position so you won't have any involvement of getting certain people into positions they obviously weren't right for.
As for this statement made by you
I’ve worked with many, many designers at Blizzard and Jay is one of the best.
I would be careful what you say from here on out, you also maybe ruining the reputation of other developers in the same company that probably wouldn't want to be compared by a man who has now known to tarnished franchise. For the sake of your friends, co-workers and employees and blizzards name. Seeing that this is in public viewing forum. That can be translated in many ways mostly not so pleasing to the fans and could backfire.
Now how far is Blizzard/Developers are willing to go to fix this game? The fans can give you the ideas you need the time to pick out out what would be possible. But I guess no one can promise us anything when it comes to overhauling some of the games mechanics. But this also comes to how much do you really value your fans? how far are you willing go to for them? how much sweat, and work are you willing to do to fix the problem that this game has? We will see in the later future patches, I can only hope for the best and watch.