Both previous titles were not as hard as others are making them out to be. In fact they were only a wee bit harder than this game. The only time they were hard to us is when we were new. But that is true for any game you play. It will be hard for you for a little while, that is until you get your feet wet and learn the ropes of the game. When you have enough game experience then the game becomes easy.
This is correct, but the previous two titles, especially after expansions or mods were made, had much more depths and not much but somewhat of an end game.. Diablo 3 has none of this and it has been a year and considering the failure its launch was and slow it has been to improve over this year.. it is high time for a major patch for free that lays the groundwork for an expansion to come soon thereafter.. and *if* this major patch actually looked good and like it laid such ground work.. I'd consider buying the expansion.. and lets be clear here.. marketing teams be damned.. I do not care if they want the expansion to be a surprise. Blizzard has lost trust with Diablo 3's launch and slow progress since then (poor pr/relations, still bugs, still lacking game, still no true or even basic pvp, just 'brawling')... So, they must do something to re-earn our trust as consumers. How? By giving us a glimpse of the Expansion through a major patch that lays the groundwork for it and discussion/videos etc showing us previews of it... this will
(a) show us that an expansion is being worked upon (or already has been)..
(b) show us whether or not the expansion is going to be good (and if so get us excited for it)..
(c) show us they actually give a damn about us fans..
I bought Diablo 3 sight unseen.. assuming from previous experience that it would be good or great.. I assumed wrong.. I won't be buying Diablo 3.5 or 4 without some sort of preview, groundwork laid or something to give me a sense of how good it will be and if it will make up for what is so lacking in current Diablo 3..
Do you think many others buy without some assurance of quality and fun after the mistake made so far on this game?
Heck, I think they should give us an expansion for free as an apology to be honest. But then, I understand this is not likely financially doable.. Still, they could give us a free mega patch that transitions to the expansion.. and if it gets me excited enough, I'd then buy the expansion to reward Blizzard for their hard work and because they would have regained enough of my trust for me to do this..
..and no, thus far, I don't consider any of these patches to have been significant enough improvements to count as what I'm talking about.. you'd think they would have been given they time they had for each patch, but no.. they were improvements, but not significant enough in my view.. and I believe the views of many others as well.. the Diablo 3 team, can and ought to do better (assuming Acti-Blizzard ever allows it).
I could keep going but I'm obviously rambling at this point and should stop for now.