You guys are seriously stupid. Path of Exile made a name for itself from a small bunch of guys using their savings to fund it.....
D3 was funded by friggin Blizzard and had the success and fans of the DIABLO FRANCHISE!
D3 shouldnt have had server issues because it should have had the money and the developer power to handle it.
Path of Exile has upwards of 500000 people on the launch of open beta, most of whom they didn't even expect. AND THEY STILL HAD A BETTER LAUNCH!
I agree. Blizzard are the 800-lb. gorilla of multiplayer online gaming, and couldn't manage to let us log in to play at launch; D3 still suffers noticeably from lagging, stuttering, rubberbanding, and occasional disconnection (and even log-in issues from time to time). PoE's update servers were under heavy load, so it took a couple of hours to get the game patched, but once it was patched, I could play. Seamlessly. No lagging, no rubberbanding... the server side of Grinding Gear's offering never once intruded onto my gaming experience.
How is it that a crowd-funded upstart does online better on their very first game, in beta, then kings-of-online-Blizzard do on their live release, after 7 years of development? I don't know the answer, but Blizzard have no excuses for this; if anyone could've/should've done this right, it was them.
When it works, D3's combat is
faster-paced. The problem is that it so rarely
works; there are almost always issues.