I'm really trying to stay positive... But ONE hour?
Looks like Blizz is shifting focus more to the easy money games, like HoTS and OW, which are a constant stream of cash instead of games like D3, which is a huge influx when an expac comes out, then trickles off to nothing in the meantime.
1 - It doesn't list the Engineering panel, which blizzard has stated they will do. Last time they did an Engineering panel, it was listed.
2 - Overwatch, whats next? WTF. Game's not even beta yet. Generally the "What's Next" tends to deal with a small expansion/upcoming patch. Also, big expansions/announcements tend to be blank in the schedule, sooo...
Not having another expansion/major content to show will kill the game for a lot of players. Although I'm not one of those people I can sympathize and this Blizzcon will determine if the game is in "winter" of its life or have a "new spring". This is my opinion of course but I've seen my capped and insanely active clan become an absolute ghost town. Same with my friends list, so I'm just going off my own experience.
meanwhile GGG doing a development manifest with the future of the game in path of exile, and just only 3 months ago released the expansion. How a Indie game can bite a giant franchise like diablo 3 show blizzard lost the match against GGG, PATHETIC.
"Diablo III Dev Talk" is very laconic. D3 had more love on previous blizzcon-s without even any big announcements. There's also no engineering panel and no wow movie panel, and as i understand, those links aren't listed anywhere on official website yet - so its prolly still work in progress.
just chill the hell out and let them announce shit at the con. If it's time for Diablo to die, then it dies. There will be other games. I don't want the game to end don't get me wrong, but to get up in arms and start bitching from now will not accomplish anything.
Let the devs do what they have to do, and us let us keep playing and enjoy while we have it now.
As long as idiots are spending a metric shit-ton of cash buying decks for the Blizzard card game, there's no incentive to put development effort into Diablo.
While I agree, I also don't understand why Blizzard doesn't do the same for Diablo. People go out of their way just to get a stupid ugly pet or portrait frame in Diablo; make an ugly kitten portrait frame or a little pig as pet and Blizzard would get a shit ton of money for basically close to no development time. It's well-known in the game development industry that micro transactions yield way more money than costs for games/expansions/DLCs, and Diablo offers a lot of potential micro payment options that would have no influence on gameplay at all (note that the only "pay 2 win" thing in Diablo China, the XP boost, is only available on non-season).
I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd empty his credit card if we could buy stash tabs - even if they'd be ridiculously expensive. And while I personally wouldn't pay a dime for it, I'm sure you could make money out of pumpkin (Halloween) or Santa Claus transmogs than from any half-assed expansion pack that would break balance and game design entirely and needs another year and five content patches of fixing.
If they don't announce something, then I might continue to play but I'll shift some of my time to something like Fallout4 and/or the new Battlefront game. Stale Diablo or driving a friggin AT-AT? Decisions....
Not what I expected of the schedule. Even if they do a reveal, we'd still only get 1 panel worth of actual information. Given that this probably means there's not going to be any reveal, period, I'm a bit annoyed. This 1 panel we are getting better be filled to the brim with exciting information. =/