Future updates are in the works but they just aren't at a stage to be announced yet according to a post by Vaneras over at the EU forums.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/244716-diablo-3-the-road-not-taken/#post138' battle='http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5847847504?page=7#138']You(and many others as well) have posted some valid points, and I just want you guys to know that they have been noted.
The future updates I hint at are not "super secret" per se, the reason why we are not ready to talk about them yet is that there is a lot of iteration and changes happening right now.
How a new feature looks like today for an example may look completely different next week, and as you can imagine it is hard to make a preview or describe a new feature if that feature will work completely different upon release.
We also don't want to raise false expectations, so if we announce a new feature and people get all excited about it, then those very same people might get very upset if the developers find that the new feature actually doesn't work out very well and decide to replace it with something they feel works better.
What Would You Like to See in an Expansion?
There is a topic up on the European forums, where Blizzard are asking what would players want in an expansion. You could also leave some suggestions in our comment section.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/244867-ideas-for-the-expansion/#post12' battle='http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5153825365#12']Very interesting thread this, I look forward to reading more ideas :-)
I am curious though, if you could only pick one single thing you feel should be in the expansion, what would it be?
Also, just in case you haven't seen it, there is another thread similar to this one, where people share their ideas on what kind of content there should be in a new Act:
Top 10 Wanted Features
A topic has been created where players give their top 10 most wanted features to be included in Diablo 3 and it has caught the attention of the developers. It seems this is a great way to show Blizzard what you really want to see get changed or added to the game.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/244868-the-peoples-top-10-wanted-list-page-12/#post236' battle='http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5616361857?page=12#236]This thread has displayed a lot of really nice feedback on Diablo III so far and we look forward to what else you have to say. It's really cool to see some well-presented and written feedback displayed in a manner that outlines what your concerns are as well as those of other players It is especially awesome that you even consolidated all of the information into a list of the top 10 most given feedback for this thread.
We spend a lot of our time reading these forums every day so keep on posting your feedback because we put a lot of effort into making sure that it does reach the developers. We assure you that they do listen and want to hear what you have to say about the Diablo III.
Community Commentary: Gearing up Your Follower
The Community Commentary today is about which Follower players have chosen and how they've decided to gear that Follower up.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/245046-community-commentary-gearing-up-your-follower/' battle='http://us.battle.net//d3/en/blog/7883942']In this week's forum shout-out, magickdonut pings the community on the topic of how best to gear up your followers. Many players have already weighed in with their preferred builds and item choices for the Templar, Scoundrel, and Enchantress, but what are your thoughts?
- Which follower do you prefer to use (and when)?
- How have you chosen to spec your Templar, Scoundrel, and Enchantress?
- What kind of gear do you have equipped on each?
Scheduled Maintenance - 11/17/2012
There will be a scheduled maintenance in the US next Saturday.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/245050-scheduled-maintenance-11-17-2012/' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7166746629#1']We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, November 17th. Maintenance will begin at 5:00 AM PDT and is expected to last for 1 hour. During this time, all servers and many web services will be unavailable.
Thank you for your patience.