For me, the worst part about the state of this game is Blizzard's general ambivalence toward making things better.
Before I go further, let me say this: I still play the game. I still play the game because the combat is fun. I still play the game because I love the pacing. I still play the game because I have hope that Blizzard will do the right by the Diablo series.
I have hope that there will be a true end game; that Blizzard will realize in a game with an AH - gear hunting cannot be the end game.
I have hope that Blizzard will fix the itemization issues
I have hope that Blizzard will make good on its word that Diablo 3 will be the best Diablo game yet.
That said, my hope is waning. The patches are just not addressing core issues, and most blue posts miss the target, or fail to acknowledge the core issues that are preventing this game from being what it is capable of. That tells me Blizzard knows the game is fundamentally flawed, but does not know how, or is unwilling to fix it.
Or maybe I am wrong. Maybe Blizzard is happy with the overall state of the game. Maybe these small patches that include a few additional carrots to chase, and some balancing adjustments are all Blizzard thinks needs to be done. If that is the case, I'd like to know.
I'd like to know if Blizzard thinks this game is basically where it should be, and that the fan base simply expects to much. Time will tell.
That's all I got. Out.