it's just too mediocre to not be angry or disappointed about it (at least when you played d2 for some time)
1: People don't like change. Don't like getting a game different from what they envisioned.
2: The dumbest people are the loudest. Big community = big amount of dumb/loud people, feeding off of each other for support when they see that they aren't the only ones complaining about stupid crap.
3: There are actually plenty of things that need work, and there used to be a lot of things that were outright wrong with the game. Luckily that's mostly behind us now. Not that these guys would notice it.
03/31/2013 04:57 AMPosted by INJEKTit seems to me that since 2008, crying in game forums has become more common. to me that suggests that as the average birth year of gamer population increases, more and more people cry. that is to say 'the cry baby coeffecient' of people born in around 1990-1994 has increased dramatically, compared to that of the 4 year period before. you see what i did there?
03/30/2013 09:45 PMPosted by WolverineLook speak for yourself when you say
...I know that only a small handful of players here would want that. The majority of us wanted an improvement over D2.
Still would've been better than this game.
03/30/2013 09:52 PMPosted by KrineD3 is a good game, the problem is the past predecessors set the bar so high. Rarely ever is a sequel as good as the original. D2 was a rarity in that. The success of D1 and D2 unreasonable expectations doomed this community regardless of how good it would be. At least D3 wasn't as bad as the sequels to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies......
The framework for D3 was already established. ALL they had to do was build on Diablo 2 instead of starting from scratch and make it their own way. And they had 7 years and the biggest budget in the world to do it.03/30/2013 09:39 PMPosted by ShadowAegisLook speak for yourself when you say that all of us wanted a perfect HD clone of D2:LOD. I know that only a small handful of players here would want that. The majority of us wanted an improvement over D2. Not a Call of Duty reskinned copy. This game is Diablo not Call of Duty. From what I have heard that Call of Duty is finally feeling the pain of not releasing enough new features. I guess that even their fan base can get tired of the same ol same ol kind of a game.
You call Diablo 3 an improvement over Diablo 2? While we didn't originally prefer a Diablo 2 in HD, most of us would prefer that over this Diablo 3.
At release a huge, very huge, percentage of players hit the Inferno difficulty walls. This difficulty wall is incredibly likely due to the cowboy style, "double it" Inferno difficulty patch that went flying out the door untested by mere mortals at launch. I think the Inferno wall soured a lot of people who were quite happy to play through the game 4 times in a row and call it a day. Could be put in the good game, good community pot.
At some point the community reps and devs started posting on the forums and in other public places using a very aggressive or familiar tone in the style that friends who like to give each other a little guff might use. I think this was a huge mistake. Angry customers suddenly were being addressed in this confrontational manner that wasn't going to engender any kind of good will or calm their ire. Fan boys jumped on the bandwagon egging the CMs and devs on to further heights and adopting similar attitudes in their posts. The CMs and devs new aggressive style not only said, "it is now okay to talk in the provocative tone" but it also therefore escalated any "trolls" or simply upset customers to new heights (lows?) in the sense that the professional representatives of the company had lowered the collective bar.
They've eased off on this overly familiar attitude and tone since, but not entirely, limiting it more to posts about what kind of runs they like and other more soft or silly topics. We did get a post from the new Treasure Goblin dev that tread dangerously close with a, I'm sure meant to be throw away, line, "As designers part of our job is to understand and be aware of the ripples caused by changes we make." A sentence that would normally not ruffle many feathers but in this sore community is probably not as well worded as it could be. Luckily Travis Day is currently riding a wave of "new messiah" style forum love that probably helped insulate him from any possible backlash.
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