DIABLO = DEVIL
- It's not supposed to be a nice game.
- Autostats are ridiculous.
- Lack of pots is not welcome
- If it aint broke don't fix it! (Diablo 2)
preach it man, preach it
Don't be afraid of change. Give people plenty of notice (those buying stuff with credit cards and such). Change things dramatically. Make it exciting to farm different difficulties, to farm BOSSES again, to not get more drops but to get progressively better drops.
PLEASE rework items so that it's not a lottery, but a progression.
PLEASE give powers to the skills and NOT just the gear. Although you want people to pay for the gear, i think you'll make more money on a better progression of gear!!!!
I have to say, initially I thought the AH would be a good idea. I was operating under the assumption that the AH would be used as a supplementary method for getting gear, perhaps that one piece of armor that doesn't want to drop for you.
As the game went on and I got into Inferno, I realized this was not the case. The Auction House was the primary means of getting gear, and loot drops were the means of getting money to buy that gear.
I have no interest in this system. I think it's boring to just search for stats on the Auction House. When do you go to the Auction House? How do you know your gear is not performing well enough unless you just start dying over and over again? This isn't very fun and by proxy the identification system is not very fun. It seems like you are just IDing things to see if they are valuable to sell not to use.
The affixes on gear is just way too random. I don't want "more" drops. I get a few rares with every elite/champion pack. I wan't quality drops that let me know that as I play, my character is getting stronger. Logging out to search the AH for gear feels like I'm detaching myself from the game and just increasing some stats outside of it.
At this junction, removing the AH would be impossible and I don't suggest that. I just hope it is devalued relative to just playing the game and getting gear off mobs.
"Thrilling" is not the word I would use to describe the D3 gear system.
Posted by Sol
I was looking for this video for a longtime.
Not only do all the subjects you point out are true, notice how the siege breaker summons a TON LOAD of skellies once he dies...where is this? where are all Diablo's deciples and followers at when you fight him up in the crystal arch? where is that EPIC Diablo 3 fight at? Where are all these HORDES and HORDES and endless waves of demonic monsters pouring out of the burning hells at? you know, the ones we saw in that video which introduced Azmodan?
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmKbYEULiP4 ) (2:28)
User experience so far:
So I pay for a game "Diablo 3" I play one character to inferno only using the blacksmith and drops. After getting to inferno I feel like I've gotten my moneys worth with just one character.
All gameplay after that was a bonus, yes online play and item farming at high levels gets harder and turns into a grind but I'm 100% fine with that cause every online game I ever played follows that logic and I liked them.
What I'de say to all the unhappy people out there is "you are ungrateful" and calling blizzard greedy must be the height of arrogance.
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