Is there any word on content updates? Is it confirmed that bnet for d3 will have no monthly fee? Because I would like some new monthly content and quests. I know younger gamers would be hard-pressed to have that, but man, think about how awesome that would be. To have a constantly updated and well-maintained D3.
If I had to pay to keep playing a game I already paid for, I would be pissed and would never buy it. I am 20 and have enough money to pay monthly fees, but, I would never pay money for a freaking game I already paid for.
They said there will be no monthly fee for any gaming aspects, but they're thinking about doing a fee thing for name changes and skill respecs.
Content updates, worthwhile ones, will most likely not happen. I believe this was also apart of the monthly fee thing, they didn't want to make it an mmo in that content is constantly being generated and there is a subscription fee.
I reckon content updates will most likely be expansions for blizzard, they'll make more money doing it anyway but micro-content updates with new rune types, weapons, etc would be easily doable in normal updates/patches.
Monthly content upgrades could be hard to make since they would have to think a lot about the lore/story of the game. So if you have the story end at D3 then making more content you would have to create a new story for it so expansion set is probably better way in this case, unless they leave the ending of D3 very open.