A very well written topic was created over at the Battle.net forums, where a user has made a pretty extensive list of fixes that could potentially make Diablo 3 a better game. See the blue responses to some of the suggestions below, but don't forget to also check out the original topic located here.
Originally Posted by Blue Tracker / Official Forums)(
I am unfortunately not able to make comments on each individual point though, but as we have seen many of these points (or similar ones at least) posted before, I can say that we are taking them to heart... It is important that you guys are aware that big changes and improvements takes time, so we will have to prioritise things on what we can be implemented faster via patches and what will have to be pushed for later implementation via expansions.
I wanted to comment on this though:
We wanted a game based on D2 with an expanding gameplay and additional (not less!) mechanics and ideas.
We stated several times right from the start that Diablo III is its own game, that we never intended for it to be an HD version of Diablo II. We acknowledge that Diablo III needs to be a better game, and we intend to make it so, but you should never expect it to be turned into Diablo II.
Come on Van that's not exactly what he meant, he meant that a game that is a sequel of another game SHOULD be better and should progress beyond what the other game was
If that is what he meant, then I can agree, at least for the most part :-)
In my personal opinion, a great sequel pays homage to its predecessors and at the same moves forward with new content. It is fairly normal though, that sequels replace features from predecessors with new features, and I can of course agree that it is an issue if those new features fall short of what is intended.
Are you kidding me? I paid for what YOU acknowledge as an incomplete, unsatisfactory game. And you tell me that you're going to expect me to pay for not expansion but EXPANSIONS
I think you are overreacting a little bit here to be honest, at least it feels like you are jumping to conclusions.
First of all, I acknowledged that Diablo III needs to be a better game, which corresponds with previous statements we have said about the game not being where it needs to be in regards to a long-term sustainable end-game. Nowhere did I acknowledge that the game is incomplete and nowhere did I state that you must pay for fixes and improvements! We still feel Diablo III is a good game, and despite the shaky release, we still see that there are many people out there who enjoy and play the game.
Second of all, I wasn't making any announcements about any number of patches and expansions. I was speaking in general terms when I talked about how future changes and improvements must be prioritised - Some things take longer than others, typically because they are more complex. And since complex things can take a lot of development time, said things at times require to be scheduled so they correspond with the release of an expansion, whereas the things that take less development time can be implemented faster via patches.
There have been plenty of times where we have released changes and improvements to our games alongside expansions - changes and improvements that were made available to everyone for free - where people only have to pay if they want access to for an example new zones and more levels. The World of Warcraft expansions are a great example of this approach.
It would be an ok game if it was called anything else than Diablo..
This is nowhere near the standards of the diablo franchise srry, you can tell us 150x more you find it a good game that won't make us change our minds you know..
As I said previously, we acknowledge that Diablo III needs to be a better game. That being said, we do not agree that Diablo III is a bad game.
I know that Diablo III is not what everyone wanted it to be, that there are some people who are so disappointed that they are only able to voice their frustrations through hyperbole, and for those people there is little I can do or say to help ease their minds.
All I can say is that we are trying to make Diablo III the best game that it can be, but some things take more times to improve than others. I totally understand if this is hard to accept for some people.
On Gameplay and The Auction House
Another great thread on the Battle.net forums. Highly recommended that you stop by and read the entire post from the OP, since it brings up a lot of good points of discussion. In the quote below Grimiku drops a small statement about gearing up without the AH.
Originally Posted by Blue Tracker / Official Forums)(
We know that (for many players) it’s much more rewarding to gear up from items that you find while playing normally than it is to necessarily go through Auction House, and we’re working to make improvements in that area. There are a lot of ways we could attempt to reach that goal, and choosing the best one(s) to go with is not always a fast process. I want to encourage you all to continue to post your thoughts on the subject and I promise we will keep reading and relaying them.
TryHard: Witch Doctor Legendary Guide
Forum member and prominant YouTuber TryHardEnmity is back with his second Legendary Guide video, this time focusing on Witch Doctors. You can visit the topic he's created on our forums over here.
Don't forget to also check out his previous Legendary Guide video for Demon Hunter.