Entitlement? D3 = A work in progress...Ok I can somewhat agree with that, from the perspective of it's doing terrible and I hope that they are able to fix it. However, high standards, and general expectations are completely different.
You won't find you and I in total disagreement. However, "doing terrible" is a matter of personal perspective. From my viewpoint, it is doing well but the standard we all expected.....something more than "well".
High standards and entitlement would be demanding that none of the bullshit that has happened, and that the beloved fans deserved to never have to deal with this.
I'm not sure what you mean by "bullshit"? I see some inconveniencing and some under-whelming itemization, but "bullshit"?
General expectations are when you are promised an end game, and previous games had numerous elements that made it viable, to see these elements in the newer iteration of the game.
I see this game much like the previous Diablo game. Think of it as a piece of fine wood that is then whittled into a piece of art. This seems to be Blizzards template for success.
I want the game to succeed. However it's hard to imagine 104 doing much when all they have talked about in the past month are legendary upgrades and skill changes. I'm sorry but these changes aren't what is causing people to leave in droves. People are leaving in droves because there is nothing left to farm for. You are realistically looking to farm only 1 thing, rare items. Other than that, there is no character progression, and that's bad juju.
Here's where we will agree. I am very sore at them for being so naive as to offer us not only such pithy legendaries as a replacement for uniques/RW's.....but I am even more incensed at the lack of ancillary items such as jewels, charms and gems (more than the lousy 4 we have now). I see this as their one big chunk 'o' fuck up.
There is a severe lack of dynamic customization by way of dynamic itemization .....an aspect of D3 I believe we all expected to be set and ready to go at launch.
I will hold Blizzard true to their word that these issues will see resolve and this game can have the tremendous potential fully squeezed from it. The game plays frickin great IMO.....very much better than expected. The items....meh....not so much.
I did and am very sad of it. Hoping the very best for 1.0.4. Now playing the GW2 beta week end and must admit that it's a great MMO.
I'll try out the next D3 patch though, but I don't think buffing legendaries will make the difference...
I've mostly quit, I play once every few days with a friend but only because it's something to do and never on my level 60 characters. There's simply no point to it. And once Guild Wars 2 comes out a dozen or so of my friends (most of which bought Diablo 3, few of them liked it) are moving there. Honestly the forums are more amusing then the game now.
I wish people wouldn't be so "butthurt" about it though. Anyone who has an opinion you don't agree with is a troll, not objective, deluded or a combination of the above (sarcasm). People who think this should take a long hard look at themselves, I believe your opinion of the game is defensive. It is not truly your own, but for a large part formed because you want to defend your (originally milder) opinion. I personally find that people who think it's the best ever are the worst in this, as they have to defend the large amount of time invested in the game.
Anyway, enough basic psychology, I have a backlog of games to play, friends to entertain and a life to live.
I quit in the last couple weeks. Not even quit really, just played the game less and less until none at all. Been playing the last GW2 beta event this weekend and its got my hopes up. The pve and pvp are both fresh and amazing.
I lasted until Hell act 2ish or so on my level 54ish Barbarian. That was about a week in, I think. I was hoping that each progressive act would actially add something to the game, but was sorely disappointed.
Upon hearing that Inferno is nothing but a gear check with no redeeming value to it whatsoever, and the girlfriend getting annoyed at me constantly complaining about how rushed the game is and how inept the designers are, she said "Why don't you play a game you actually enjoy playing?" I agreed and moved back to Skyrim.
Now I am waiting on Grim Dawn to come out and playing the Path of Exile Beta occasionally, as well as still playing Skyrim. I follow the D3 forums, more out of morbid curiousity than anything, but there is that sliver of hope that Blizzard will actually launch Diablo 3 instead of the auction house Beta that we currently have.
I will honestly say that I have never been more disappointed with such a rushed, generic and content-lacking game as I was with Diablo 3. It's not like it had no shortage of ideas from the community to make work, as well as a great legacy to draw from, but it did have incompetant developers. I mean they have to be incompetant. It's either that or they willfully knew what they were doing and actually meant to release this game in it's current state, which means they were actively trying to deceive us the whole time. I prefer to think they were just incompetant.
> No ladder
> 4 player maximum
> Cant create custom games with custom names with specific objectives to recruit specific people
> No PVP
> AH / RMAH killed diablo (since trading was a huuuge part of diablo 2)
> umm.. ya....
The only reason I logged on recently was to see if some Real ID friends were online from previous blizzard games (which i also stopped playing)
I still play, my SO quit after the first runthrough of the story. I agree it's more fun with friends, and is very frustrating to start leveling with someone only to have them get bored. My biggest issue that makes me want to hang it up is inventory space. Constantly porting back to town or having to switch off chars to bank things is irritating, even WoW has a bigger inventory than this game.
I myself don't play this game as much as others out there. I also make sure that this isn't the ONLY game that I play regularly. You'd be surprised how fun it is to turn on D3 after 10-20 intense ladder matches on SC2, or playing Skyrim or a newer game. It's actually quite satisfying to play and Skype with good friends while clicking away at the game. People overdo it, playing this game 10 hours a day for 3 straight months, and then complain about depth. They should turn the game off, and watch some Stargate SG1 or Scrubs and take a break.They did this to themselves.