Because there is one very precious resource that cannot be added to : time.
A lot of development at Blizzard has been shown to be iteration based. They try something, see if it works, takes whats good or chuck it if it doesn't. All this takes time. As with many projects this large just throwing money and people at it doesn't necessarily make it happen faster. Just look at many government or government agencies. Add more people and invariably stuff actually slows down, as eventually there are just to many heads in the room.
Also note that this game sold 12 million + copies. There is no way whatsoever that everyone is going to be pleased with every decision. Just look at all the D3 vs PoE threads for that. Hell just look at all the bitching for wow, SC2 and hearthstone. Yelling at blizzard seems to be a pastime to people. Not to mention that a change can get praise from some people and hate from others.
On topic of the OP:
At the end of the day Blizzard seems to have decided that D3 is going to be a very open, easy to understand game that is very accessible. That means stripping away a lot of the barriers that new players have to enter the genre. Talking to a lot of my friends (and some where and are die hard D2 players) I keep having to tell them its OK not to like this version if something like PoE is what they are looking for. It doesn't make D3 bad it just makes D3 different and to fill a different niche in the gaming world 12+ years after d2. Cause lets be honest most games were "better" back then.
- 3/9/2014 12:18:55 PM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/28/2014 12:52:16 PM
Thanks Pietrak,Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I tend to avoid the bliz forums like the plague so thanks for the link.
2/28/2014 12:24:42 PM
Hey all,Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Is anyone else getting weird loot issues where wands, sources and wiz hats are locked out of use. Like I haven't found one i actually want to use but they have level req of 60 but it has the lock on the gear and when i try and equip it the game tells me I am the wrong level.
2/4/2014 2:56:46 PM
indeed it did have one but wasnt it just like the weekend before relase to stress test the servers? And wasnt that done artificially on the PTR/Beta servers when the PTR launched?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
11/22/2013 8:06:22 PM
This is a classic argument i always see in TCGs. Oh just spend money, bla bla. For some that will really work, but if you know what you are doing you can build broken decks with basic cards. Just look at budget legacy decks and how completely broken some can be with out a card costing more then 50 cents.Posted in: Off-Topic
If your goal is to win at all costs well then cash will just get you the deck pool you need. If you objective is to have some fun then you can make it far (even to masters as has been pointed out) with a limited pool.
Learning the ins and outs of the rules and how to break some cards will go much farther then some legendaries IMO. Yeah i have been owned by some but thats because i didn't pull a removal in time. And nothing is more fun the just MCing our outright destroying their "uber" card amd watch them fall apart.
The only thing i wish to find out is what is the "drop rate" of epic and legendaries" in the packs. I would love to see some numbers.
8/29/2013 10:30:06 AM
Hey all I am playing self found and just got two huge drops this morning (the tal neck and the witching hour belt) and I am looking for advice on which of the crafted archon pieces I should be shooting for an upgrade.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I am thinking its between the bracers and gloves with me right now leaning toward the bracers.
Again self found, so no ramblings about the bash affix on my belt.. sad but it was a 30k dps incraseover my hellcat waistguard.
5/12/2013 3:40:18 PM
If you are doing normal activities (and this includes buying on the RMAH and selling on the GAH) you wont get banned.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/12/2013 10:07:13 PM
patch nots specifically state that they can drop randomly off anything BUT they have a higher chance off the bosses specified in the list.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/5/2013 3:13:28 PM
Thanks Jeatch thats what i wanted to know. I never planed on dumping it right away but knowing i can switch to my stronger weapon will defiantly be nice for higher MPs come the patch.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
2/5/2013 9:05:05 AM
Hey wizards on the PTR. I am just wondering how RD is working on the PTR right now in terms of needing life steal on our weapons.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I run archon and am wondering if the return damage is higher or lower then now. I normally don't care but I don't like switching weapons in my speed runs and I have enough life steal to not care but I run blood magic and have a LS weapon compared to Force Weapon and my non LS weapon.
As it stands if i go full dps I can burn 1 at a time and not care about the reflect (damaged but easily regained from either a potion or globes). If I catch all 3 in the archon beam I need the Life steal or I melt myself (with life steal build, my life stays exactly neutral - other damaging abilities).
So if anyone can give me a heads up from the PTR that would be awesome.
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