I dont hate D3 but I think they left a lot of great opportunities out of the launch and out of the patches to this point. I have no doubt that D3 could and will most likely be a great game, i just feel that by the time it happens 99% of the community will have moved on.
I played D2 off and on since release up until 6 months before D3 was released. I probably logged over 10k hours into that game over the years. The crafting, ubers, PvP, great itemization and many spots to farm kept me going and interested for all that time.
Think about that last paragraph, especially focusing on that last sentence. All 5 of those things were left out of launch and are basically still missing almost a year later. I see some bandages but nothing that corrects the wrongs.
I just feel that after the D3 experiences we have all had that it might be the downfall of Blizzard. Not immediately but I feel that a lot of their player base has no confidence in them anymore and no longer considers them one of the gaming industry leaders. This may not fare well for them with companies like Bethesda releasing Elder Scrolls Online which will directly compete with WoW, and companies like GGG releasing PoE and other companies releasing Grim Dawn making a move on them. There is a door wide open here and other ARPG, and MMO makers wont back down. I fear by the time Blizzard gets their ideas finalized another company might move right on in.
With the mistakes, lack of fixes and other games moving in, Will you buy the next big Blizzard release Titan?
Note: I did not include hearthstone purely for the fact that is is initially a F2P game and will have microtransactions. It will be free to check it out and possibly be free for u forever if you choose not to buy.