I'm not surprised by the shutdown since updates on the franchise became sporadic and Diablo 3 stale.... But that doesn't make me feel less sad than i am right now.
I knew this site since Diablo 3 was first announced and damn, i browsed it daily to look for news. Then Diablo 3 1.0 was released and we know how the game was back then: not too good, but we hanged on, discussed how to make the game better and still farming our asses off to trade on the AH, grind Paragon levels for Magic Find (remember that?) or just punish ourselves with some Solo Self Found Hardcore mode (i did it).
Then RoS was released and that was the peak moment for Diablo 3 and Diablo Fans: everyone, myself included, posted their own build, be it janky or not but still viable for Torment 4 to 6; we had Dfans clans in both US and EU; we made parties to farm rifts and we chatted all the time.... Too bad it didn't last as long as i hoped. Greater Rifts arrived and they pidgeonholed us into meta builds and we hoped Season resets would help giving us a breath of fresh air once in a while, but they didn't last either. Obviously after all the scrapped features from expansion n° 2 were implemented in RoS, updates became slow.... to sporadic to basically nill and that made many of the players i met on the site and clan stop playing, myself included.... It's a shame, but Diablo 3 couldn't manage to live on the legacy of Diablo 2....
Well, i'll probably still click on the bookmarked main page of this site after the shutdown for nostalgia, hopefully the archive will stay here.
Thanks guys for the great time.