You guys definitely need to get better management, since missing a deadline is bad. You guys need to live up to the time line you committed, so if you had to work 24/7 for the last month of dec to finish this then you should have. No excuse is good enough to justify missing a deadline, since you gave yourself 7 months to finish this.
You are right about the management being bad, but the solution is not working 24/7 - it is actually having a clue what you are doing.
Isn't there some quote about 1000 monkeys at 1000 type writers?
And I laughed HARD on "But in continuing to develop this mode, playtest it, and put it in front of other developers within the company, we've found that it falls short of our expectations for a high-quality Blizzard experience."
WAIT WHAT!!??? Where were them when ALL THE REST of Diablo 3 was to be tested?
Indeed. I know not everyone goes for the lore aspect of the Diablo franchise, but to say I was disappointed with the story of Diablo III would be an understatement. (If anything, it was more like reading a bad fanfic.)
edit: i blame my finger for not pressing 'I' a third time
In my opinion it is a huge mistake just to scrap the death match. Even if it's underwhelming so is dueling. It's a fun thing to do sometimes or if your 11 years old. Dueling isn't something that should keep your attention for hours.
Death match could have had potential if they had some type of ranking system. Once again Blizzard dropped the ball big time. PvP won't be 1.1 it will be 2.0.
Just saying, I am disappointed that PVP has not come out yet. Yet, they did said patch 1.1 for pvp, and we are getting a placeholder atm for PVP. IMO, I am glad that we get something, rather then no new content. It's better to think positive then to surmise the negative. To reiterate, patch 1.1 for PVP and this will only be patch 1.0.7.
They never planned on a 1.0.7. Before the game even released, they laid out their patch intents for the year, stating there'd be an AH patch, bug patches, a class rebalance patch, etc. They listed the rough intent behind the patches all the way up to 1.0.6 and then went on about 1.1 by the end of the year. They're slipping 1.0.7 in there to stall for time.
They should renumber all those patches retroactively as 0.0.3, 0.0.5, 0.0.7... No wait, 007 is too cool for them. Change them to b.0.7.
It's because that game is so unfinished that it should receive a b standing for beta.
Or an f instead of 1. You can choose between any of the meanings of F. From grade to a kind of word.