Unquestionably. I get tired of the "Diablo is dead" trolls when they cannot take the time and look and see for themselves that something is clearly in the pipeline...
And I get tired when people's only defense is calling others a troll, while they themselves don't reply with anything of substance.
Diablo 3 is absolutely dead, and considering it's the latest game, it's fair to say that right now, Diablo is dead. Hopefully if there's a D4 it gets revived.
A lot of the frustration that you see from me and others, is with Blizzard themselves. From the outside looking in, they've turned far too corporate. Years and years ago, they were able to get away with not giving any information, and taking an agonizingly long time with everything they did. That time is over now, and not only do the players know that, MANY of their key people do as well, hence why we keep seeing top management jumping ship. And not even jumping ship in the sense of going straight over to another company, they start there own!
If Blizzard IS working on something else, they need to speak up. It's borderline insulting to not JUST get nothing in terms of news, but to have to deduce it ourselves such as Blizzcon, again, not having anything Diablo related. And while I'm not yet close to 50 as Ulthrakk is, I can say I feel the same way; Blizzard needs to accelerate.
And @ LTR; I only said I wouldn't really be excited at D4 news as a defense mechanism, because I most likely know how it'l go down;
*D4 is (hopefully) announced
*D4 releases around... 2020. Maybe.
*D4 has extremely limited content, with the promise of an expansion down the road.
*The first expansion comes out in... 2022. Maybe.
*And Blizzard has learned nothing from their giant pendulum swing of D3, and D4's endgame consists of timed (!) rift style content that doesn't have any real loot hunt in it, because you're giving all your loot at the start of the [email protected]#$ing season... which of course it won't launch with seasons, that'l be another feature added a year later.
I WANT to be excited, but it's like Blizzard has grown far too gigantic for their own good. One move takes a million parts to turn, and they're so scared of making a mistake they instead do nothing, which is worse.
Rant over. I'll probably check this site again in a week when I'm bored, and the top 4 threads will still have a reply from a week ago on the front page.
*quick edit*; DiabloFans, your forum post editor is complete garbage.