If there's gonna be any Diablo news, it'll be the 2nd expansion. If there is going to be a second expansion, it will include:
But it won't change the game from what it is, if that's what you're still hoping for after 4 years. D3 is not an MMO.
It wont change the game from what it is?
Did you even play vanilla? Then play ROS? The game will change a ton with an expansion, they know they have a few issues to work out to make this game long standing like D2.
While the builds changed a lot and there is *slightly* more to do in RoS than vanilla, the game hardly changed. Instead of getting bored within 1 week, you get bored within 2 weeks in RoS. That's not much of an improvement.
Your comment is completely off base and just wrong. It just proves you DID NOT play vanilla.
Also, expansions can introduce engine improvements as well, as most expansions do, fixing some of the current lag limitations we have with a variety of builds. To me, that is the biggest reason to launch an expansion, D3 has much of what it needs to be a long self standing game, but it needs an overhaul to the density lag, which has been improved a ton for solo, but still falls behind in group play.
I think they are going to release another expansion to tide the game over until Diablo 4, remember the big gap between 2 and 3? They wont say anything about D4 this year because there still looking for a concept artist.
I think the announcements at Gamescom and Blizzcon will be more underwhelming then last years. I think they are in the early stages of figuring out what D4 is going to look like, and won't have anything to announce on the D4 front, and I think D3 is moving into maintenance mode and there will be no 2nd expansion for D3.