Lylirra, I think the big question the community here is asking and wants an honest answer to is this:
The console version of Diablo 3 uses the same skills and abilities, and the same core stat mechanics, and yet has an itemization package in place or near enough to be put into place to have it ready in September when the game launches (August really since it takes time to master, batch, and ship boxed copies to stores). Why is it then, if the console version is using the same stat and affix system as the PC version, does the PC version have to wait quite a few months longer to receive its itemization patch?
I get that the console version has no AH and a minimalist trading system, but everything else being the same stat wise, how is it they get the itemization fix first and we get to wait until most likely next year at the earliest? That doesn't really make sense to me, or to most other players here.
I'm not fond of calling anybody out, but in this case somebody has some explaining to do, because if a viable loot model is ready for one version of Diablo 3, then it can't be that difficult to port it over to the other version. If the AH is your issue, then you need to deal with that now, not later, thereby forcing us to wait until that fix is in too.
I think I can speak fairly well for the community in this instance when I say that we didn't expect to pay $60 to buy into a two year Diablo version of the Final Fantasy XIV fiasco. 1.0.8 came out on May 7th, over a month ago and we've been talking itemization since January (actively at least - much longer than that in actuality). Asking us to wait out such a long period of time when there appears to be a workable itemization mdoel on the console version just plain seems absurd.
I think we deserve an explanation why "our" dev team can't pick the brains of the console dev team(s) and get that ball rolling much sooner. Using BlizzCon as the gateway cop-out isn't sitting too well with most of us, myself included.
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Really good write up. I hope this gets answered. Im sure it'll take a few days they need to collaborate on how they can answer this without getting them in trouble or without revealing the truth.