D2 was far more complex and fun to play, you could farm anywhere on the map whatever you wanted and you were not forced to get bored out of your mind with this 5 stack mechanic.
You could also pvp anywhere on the map and hardcore pvp was the best since you could loot vs loot! now hardcore seems useless.
In D2 we avoided lots of monsters because they were simply not worth killing or they were too dangerous @ hc.
Now, we are forced to kill every pack and if we skip any we risk getting killed/lose time and loot>get bored asap.
Ive cleared diablo inferno 5 stack pre nerf on a Barb and diablo is my favorite game for about 10 years now, i am also a multi gladiator and rank 1 player in world of warcraft and i guess i do not have to say much about what i have been through in D2 as a hc player.
I really never cared about graphics in games and diablo 3 became this shiny graphic achievement mainstream flavor of the month game where one month you are getting IAS gear and the next month you have to get a different set of gear because IAS got nerfed.... thats exactly typical wow flavor of the month 'OH THEY BUFFED OUR CLASSES LETS PEWPEW FAST BEFORE WE GET NERFED AGAIN,AH NOW ITS OVER WE STOP PLAYING UNTIL OUR CLASSES GETS BUFFED AGAIN'
Diablo 3 is:
Pay to win
House always wins
Bot to sell
PvP for nothing,no ladders, no loot vs loot
Pve to get bored just buy the gear instead by working a part time job at least thats less boring
My hopes and dreams have been destroyed by this 'new team' that created diablo 3 cause the old one would not fail this much and now as a gamer i am forced to play blizzard games cause theres no one else to compete with them, this is a business like any other they do not care about us.... well, not anymore at least.
I would beg Valve on my knees to make a MMO or new type of game worth playing cause they sure know what they are doing with single player games like hl1/2, portal 1/2 and maybe than Blizzard under competition pressure will start making real games like it used to.
Diablo 1/2,starcraft 1/2 , warcraft 1/2/3,wow +wow tbc <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Rest was and is a reflection of greed and bull.