Was that always the norm? I normally dont play deep into a season to care about the time between seasons, but this season I had the time and gave effort and even cracked leaderboards despite the botting epidemic (I couldnt care less about botting, this isnt a rant against them). It really didnt click that there was nearly a month between seasons until I logged on yesterday and found all my stuff in the mail and read that it was nearly 3 weeks until the new season started. Add the locked LBs and it seems Blizz doesnt really care or want people to play. Is this new attitude from Activision or was it always this way? I cant imagine WTF they are doing that requires the game to be practically closed for 3 weeks. Thanks in advance for any meaningful replies.
Last season was also like 3 weeks due to necro pack. Not starting new season same time as Destiny 2 makes kidna sense, cos lots of d3 players gonna check Destiny 2 i think.
Locking leaderboards is very interesting move. I have some issues with the reasons they stated on official forums. My biggest bet is that they locked it to avoid whining from ns players that seasona players will come and jump into ns leaderboards. This makes no sense since seasonal players didn't get any adventage over ns players, so theres nothing that you could call "unfair". They should be locking leaderboards with the new patch, but new patch isn't yet live. Locking leaderboards also have one big downside, noone will be pushing so the issues that might appear with live leaderboards will be moved in time to when season starts. Good thing is that we will be starting new season withour really knowing what will be s12 best builds for all classes, sure there were ptr leaderboards but they really didnt show clear winners so this might be very exciting.
Its not like theyre doing anything do help ppl whom are playing d3. Maintenances without any notices...not addressing to proper issues and bugs of the game, botters are getting totally ignored, d3helpers resetting para and some other stuff which is banable......Rather doing some weird useless stuff like battlenet design updates and so on...I'm starting to understand the ppl whom quited this game already and went for POE or smth like Grimdawn(not sure about last's name). How is it even possible that free game is better than d3 we all like and play (most of the time). POE is free to play and developers do quite often patchs and fixes.
I'm a hardcore Destiny 2 fan, and player here. That game has three weeks, if that, worth of content. Then you are basically done with the game entirely. They might see high server traffic for like two weeks on Battle.net with D2, but after that it will drop off a cliff until the DLC Curse of Osiris comes out. Personally, I was hoping for 2.6.1 to ship today, but nope. Destiny 2 kinda ruined it. I've already played the PS4 version, and believe me, I came back to Diablo 3 bc the end game in Destiny 2 is nonexistent. There is nothing to do when you are 305 Power Level and have done the raid, adventures, and quests. Zero gear to hunt, zero guns to want, zero anything. It is entirely one and done. Three characters I have, and all three are maxed out. If you want to know what game keeps the LOOT in looter games, its this one. Destiny 2 basically gives you a template for the same guns over and over, no unique exotics (Diablo 3 legendary equivalents), and the PVP is "are you in a clan" and if you're not in a clan you lose.