Quote fromThis discussion seems a bit useless to me. I have a bit similar thoughts to Yoshida. Some people here say they want 0/20 and want to be able to invest lots of points to a skill. Well, why 20? Why is 20 perfect? Why not 5, 10, 100, 25, 45, 7? Only because diablo2 had it, doesn't mean it's the perfect number.
I don't even know if I should take this serious. Do you really think Blizzard will make the game so that you can max out all skills? So funny.
More people said that you will be able to max all skills, and chars won't be unique anymore. How can you say this? It got nothing to do with 0/5, 0/10, 0/100.
Because like Yoshida said, we don't know how many skills there are. We don't even know if we still get 1 point for each level, and if we do, then we don't know the level cap. So we don't know how many skill points we get.
I don't really know the reason to be honest to make a different cap for skills. But 90% of the posts I have seen here got nothing to do with it. But I guess they first think about what power they want a maxed skill to have, and then they give a cap according to that. Then 1 point in skill A(0/5) will have the same power as 1 point in skill B(0/10). But skill B will be more powerful then A once you get to 6 points spent. Skill A might become too unbalanced if it would also have a cap of 10.
What we don't want to see is that 1 point in a 0/5 skill is worth the same as 2 points in a 0/10 skill.
EDIT: Like some people pointed out, I also think the 0/5 skills could be some sort of 'utility skills'
While I try not to assume too much about what is under-development, these comments irk me.
You seem to think Blizzard could do no wrong, which is a lot of assuming on your end, as well. I think Blizzard could totally bomb D3 if left to their own devices. This is because no one at Blizzard Entertainment was remotely involved with the design of Diablo or Diablo II. This is the same team that made WoW, which is basically a bastardization and dumbing down of MMOs. WoW, while successful, has taken the MMO industry backwards another 4 years with it's heavy focus on raiding and required hours to get anything from the game.
So, yes, I am totally worried of what Blizzard could do to Diablo 3. However, from the video, the gameplay looks and feels like Diablo. I will not comment on the art direction, but everything else looks alright.
Still, input from the players will help D3 be the perfect game, not "trusting Blizzard". They do want our input.