If you call yourself a D2 hardcore fan and are too stubborn to try POE, then you are sadly missing out on a great experience.
Played D2 for over 11 years. Played PoE seriously for about 6 months. It doesn't remotely compare to D2, and I recently came back to D3.
"We also want the metagame to change over time. We aren’t looking to find some perfect balance and then call it done. We are going to be adding skills and items and changing things for a long time to come. We will be giving you more interesting interactions. There will be theorycrafting fuel for years." - My God, is that refreshing or what?!?!
Isn't this what you've been asking for from your beloved D3 developers???
It is what we want, but that quote is misleading. 99% of what they have been adding is very poorly designed/tested/implemented. The game is becoming a complete mess, and the playerbase is on the downslope already.
PoE is being developed exactly like every other F2P game, regardless of what the devs claim they are doing. They are pushing out as much content as possible, as lazily/cheaply as possible. They are leaving critical issues for unreasonable amounts of time. They are leaving many skills/equipment useless for months on end. At least they are pushing out mountains of microtransactions though amrite?
Also, the majority of features in PoE look complicated on the outside, but once you play the game seriously, they are all rather shallow. The end result is extremely simple builds where you just end up pushing 2-3 buttons over and over. Maps sound nice, but you really just run the exact same things over and over. Sound familiar? The difference is that the flow of combat is much slower and clunkier then D3.
I don't want Blizzard to do anything remotely similar to GGG. I expect AAA quality updates, not rushed poorly tested clusterf*&%s every week.
You are complaining of a company who really is developing a game that is actualy on beta (unfinished) stage and saying that you dont want Blizzard to do anything remotly similar to GGG? expecting AAA quality updates??? HAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thats the biggest joke i have ever heard in years
are you serious? hope NOT! lollllllll
At least they try hard to fix what they have and still adding content... blizzard takes an absurd time to just fix things that PLAYERS KNOWS they are BROKEN and still they are way TOO lazy to fix it, Blizzard looks like the Treents of lords of the Rings, even at the heat of the battel they were going to deliver what actions to take, meaning it would take a crazy load of time to, and not really having a second to do it so!
leave the stupid proud aside and take the veil out of your eyes, dont defend blizzard
i was a Blizzard lover BEFORE D3, after D3 i realised the true nature of them, AT LEAST GGG has balls and are NOT lazy like Blizzard is.
PofE is 1000% better than D3, i really wish D3 was as good as PofE, i really want to like D3, i just cant, i try hard, but cant, is playing the same maps over and over again, killing the same mobs over and over again with nothing new patch after patch, and the patches only add a buch of fixes (and breaks other things forsure) and not to mention not randoms maps at all...
at least PofE is a freash breath, D3 is not, just the same vicious smell of smoke over and over again all day long