So you're telling me going from being able to switch skills at will and not being punished for it while having only 2 skills active at any one time to left and right mouse + 4 more skills is in no way shape or form connected to let's say... left bumber, right bumber, cross, square, triangle and circle? Naw, it can't be, right? I mean... c'mon. Why did you scrap the 5th skill?
While playing LoD I could screw about with a lot of skills that weren't part of what I'd normally use, BECAUSE IT WAS FUN. Right now I can't. I'm limited to using the skills I MUST use to be able to do anything as opposed to the skills I WANT to use.
The most popular builds pretty much involve 2 buttons of not much excitement. Whirlwind Barbarian spams Sprint and Whirlwind, Monk spams Overawe and Fists, Wizard spams Wicked Wind and 3 buttons, which might I add are not fun at all...
Furthermore, what's this ridiculous emphasis on long game sessions? LoD was all about go in and get out, it rarely took more than 3 minutes to farm and it was fun. Now you get bull!@#$ affixes like Plague, Molten & Desecrator combos.
Don't get me wrong, I liked Diablo 3, I have about 300 some hours in it and it's fun, but you can't deny the fact that you changed it so it could launch on consoles later on. It was obvious to the point that a retard would figure it out. I'm sorry, but any amount of denying this isn't going to change anyone's opinion about this screw up. This game could have been so much more were it not intended to go on to consoles.
Edit: I scrolled up and saw someone quoting Jay Wilson on something and I want to make it clear to you.
Jay Wilson might've said a lot of things you can't agree with, but there's one undeniable truth: Diablo is a freaking ONLINE GAME. Most of you yapping about it are just sour about something entirely different and that's the reason you're trashing the online only thing. You probably heard AVGN or AngryJoe, TB and a !@#$ ton of other people say "Oh well, online only is bad and you should feel bad". News flash, these people suck when it comes to Diablo. They don't know jack %^-* about jack !@#$ about anything. Diablo was all about trading, all about cooperative play. How do you think otherwise if the game was single player you'd ever be able to make a %^-*ing Enigma? A HoTO? BotDs, CtAs, CoHs and a !@#$ ton more? How else do you think you'd be able to do ubers? How else do you think you'd be able to get a freaking Torch, or Skillers? The game would never have been anything like it was if it wasn't an online game. Diablo is at heart an online game, it always has been and it always will be. If LoD had no single player that wouldn't have hurt anyone one bit. So stop blowing %^-* out of your arses.
Edited by Nyne#2955 on 2/28/2013 9:27 AM PST