so all of you hate the game but still play it? ironic huh?
well thats why we are FANS to Blizzard and Diablo. Because only fans do something even if they are not satisfied with it.
See it this way, I love the Alien movies, Alien 4 is garbage. Still I watch it sometimes, because I am a fan to the franchise. Does it mean I dont criticise what is garbage in the movie?
D3 is not a bad game. But it is also not a good game. And when you know Blizzard then you also know they CAN do better then that.
I mean take the whole item system which is a mess and even Bashiok agreed that it has flaws. The quote is flying around here somewhere.
What do I see as issue? Well the problem with the Itemsystem is that it doesnt feel rewarding in one very important way.
Its to random.
Now I dont have any issue at all with playing months before you get a good character or even finding some good item. The problem with D3? Even IF you find something good its RNG on top of RNG. Just right now I found after THOUSAND of gloves one with trifecta stats and 100 inteligence just to find out that the AH is full of them ... and this is true for many of the items. Particularly Legendary and Set items will fill your stash quite fast if you have the MF and kill speed. Even with so called BiS items like Mempos, Skorns etc. And lets not even mention the lvl63 Legendary and Set items that NEVER have a chance to be decent or something worth like Schaefers Hammer or well any of the other twohand items that are not Skorn ...
What is the issue with that? Well it means that those items become very common and trivial, you find some Lacuni you use it and all you do is farming for ANOTHER lacuni that is better then the one you have ... and the same is true for ALL the other items. So you always hope to find this 1 Billion gold items so you can gear up with buying stuff from the AH. So you spend a lot of time on the game to find garbage. This isnt rewarding. The game is missing consitency, like runes for example which had no randomness on them, and there are not enough alternatives, there is only Skorn for twohand builds, only vileward as Bis item and so on. The choice you have in gear is very limited. And this for an game that well gets most of its fun from Items ...
For a game like D3 that has a company like Blizzard behind it I expected A LOT more. They are not some company which was created a few months before the development of the game. And yet they made a lot of the mistakes from D2, its like they have never even read the D2 design documents or even played D2 to see what was "good" and what was "bad" in that game. Its a schock in my eyes to see how independed developers and some kick starter project can realize pretty much the same what D3 did, maybe with different goals or in different ways, but the quality is almost the same. And what ever if you like PoE or Torch Light or not, but they are a form of competition.
I dont see how D3 in its current can be motivating for lets say a few years like D2 was. A game that some even STILL play today.