02/04/2013 11:49 PMPosted by IgozI'm sure Diablo 3 will survive until the expansion, The real question is will people actually buy the expansion after what the went through with Diablo 3. I know i'm not jumping on the first copy I think I will wait until some reviews are done this time.
I would be surprised if Blizzard sells half as many copies of the expansion as they did the base game. Unless the expansion contains a redesigned skill/rune system, hundreds of new, unique items, and an option to play a character that has no attachment to the AH so as not to have his/her drops influenced by the presence of said travesty, most people are likely going to wait and see what the player reception is like. We all know that major gaming sites will give the expansion an 80+ rating because they've gotta get paid, but players will give honest(albeit biased, most of the time) feedback.
Even if they did all that and 95% of players like it I still wont. If they redesigned many of the skills I wouldnt trust them. Look how bad they !@#$ed up the skill system and you expect them to do much better next time around? With how much they drag their feet it feels too much like a bait and switch. D3 was super hyped and I bought it. Only to come to find out I need to buy the "fixed" half for full price again? Fuuuuudge that. I hate dealing with car salesman and that is what BlizzActiVindi is in essence.
I like to pretend the story of D3 never happened. The heros all got Exiled in diablo 2 and the slave ship they were on happened to crash upon the shores of this dark foreboding place called Wraeclast.
I gotta give props to Blizzard on this thread though at this time. If they would have left stuff like this open instead of constantly squelching its players maybe the %^-*ing game would have gotten fixed.