Nikdik, on 24 December 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:
If D3 was the best-selling game of all time, why the does the dev team have so much apathy towards its players? An ARPG shouldnt have as much content as an MMO, but even for Blizzard standards the game is lacking a fun factor in the end game. A game that sells 10 million copies deserves continuous content updates, end of story. Paragon levels was a start, but the fundamental problem of one act being the best for farming still exists.
Adding the RMAH to the game while cutting out several pieces of content for no reason is one thing, but I feel like Blizz is just damaging their reputation by neglecting the player's outcrys. I post this not to criticize the dev team, I am a concerned player who wants to keep enjoying the game.
1) "D3 dev team question"? You realize that these are not the official forums...
2) "apathy towards players"? "neglecting the player's outcrys"? => If I was working at Blizzard, I would feel insulted. The have regular Q&A panels at Blizzard events, there are occasional tweets, there was an AMAA on Reddit, and loads of interviews. The dev's representatives, the community managers, are reading the official forums and have responded to almost every constructive (and sometimes even unconstructive) topic at some point - it's difficult to find a topic about D3 which wasn't touched with a blue post at some point.
If you want to criticize them, then I would be totally okay if you say that they made wrong design decisions in terms of skill design, item design, and some aspects of overall game design (atmosphere etc). However, they at least tried to come up with something new, tried to re-invent the genre one more time and not just creating a sequel with updated graphics but 1:1 same content and mechanics.
3) "A game that sells 10 million copies deserves continuous content updates, end of story." You don't play too many other games, do you? There are crappy games with similar number of sold copies that never got any update. Plus, D3 gets
content updates, end of story. The last one was just about ~2 months ago. It's not like any other non-MMORPG game gets 5-10 content updates a year - hell, many games get zero.