WoW has many GOOD features that makes it pretty much one of the MOST sucessful MMORPG, if not the most.
So i don't see whats wrong with bringing WoW things into D3. Hell, WoW borrowed things from D2 such as sockets <.<.
Don't buy the game if you think its gonna be "bad" because of some red and blue colors and borrowed WoW features.
I dont mind them borrowing some good WoW features
What I do mind though is them borrowing WoW's artstyle
Wilson didnt say he took the Warcraft art to the Diablo franchise. He said the obvious:
if there are any good things in WoW (or other games) that would help increase the overall experience of Diablo (gameplay and more), they wont hesitate to include it. With their own creations its even easier.
Actually even the Blizzard art team admitted to it. Several times. The fuck are you, retarded?
They've also admitted to borrowing from D2 for WoW - as well as from other games for both - so your argument of guilt-by-admission is purely inane. I have no doubts that StarCraft has also had its share of giving to and getting from other games. So... who's retarded?
It makes a lot of sense to start with a brighter world and have it darken as the game progresses. I could really go for a sensation, from within the graphics, that things are becoming worse over time. I'm all for it.
Of course, I didn't sit on bnet like a junkie for punishment while Blizzard focused its attention on WoW. I didn't allow myself to get caught up in the D2 crowd's growing jealousy of Blizzard's primary focus on WoW. I do believe that the SC crowd suffered almost as much inattention as D2. I, like most of the friends I had made, were finally displaced by the terminal unruliness and rudeness of a more-than-fair percentage of D2's unscrupulous, battle.net, hack'n'bot/PK crowd - not by Blizzard's inattentiveness. Therefore, I do not carry the WoW hatred that often rears its ugly little head around here. I've seen several cases on this forum where the WoW hatred has just been totally superfluous.
And what if the next gameplay video is just like what we saw in the first one? Why not address that issue when it actually becomes an issue? Why do you feel it necessary to consistently attempt to evoke paranoia?