Quote fromThat is the problem. Not (nearly) everyone buys gaming computers. Why would Blizzard exclude so many possible buyers by making demanding graphics? They don't, it is one of their core values. Gameplay first, not graphics. What is the point of improving the maximum quality of graphics when only a few % can enjoy it? The rest must turn down their quality or experience the fun of lag.
I want to at least be able to play all games on low with what I have, on a decent resolution at 20-25 fps. If improving the graphics means that the lowest quality settings will require more resources, then I have to disagree with that decision. I am the only gamer in my family (the rest want laptops, a common choice these days), so if I would want a gaming computer to be able to play those games, I would have to save for a few years. Now why would I do that just to play the 1-2 games I get each year?
Ya but for this game you won't need a gaming computer, using your laptop as examples is a really bad figure because I'm assuming it's horrible for gaming. If you didn't have a computer and you wanted to get one just for D3 I'd totally guess around 200 dollars if that to run it, probably on low-med settings, actually you could probably even get it cheaper than that, especially by the time D3 is around the corner. But I also have no idea how intense the game is going to be.