Doombringer wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 10:23:
I'm no tin-foil-hat type guy, but it seems really suspicious that all these changes would come very late in the game's development cycle, and at least one dev would publicly, though amicably, leave the company at the same time.
I'm not sure I agree. If you look at how much games like Team Fortress 2 and World of Warcraft change after release it's not surprising to see such large changes. Don't forget that after release you're going to see some pretty big changes.
I just don't understand the pessimism. Having played the beta I found it to be very enjoyable. Now, I don't give a shit about maximising my experience - I just play for fun. I love comparing all the different item stats and finding what works best for me. Yet there will be plenty of others that play entirely for the stats and those are the sort of people that will be annoyed by changes like this.
I haven't played any of the previous games but I found DIII to be very enjoyable and I can see myself playing it a lot. I'm not at all concerned by the scale of the changes being made as I didn't come across any issues with the beta. No bugs, no glaring issues. My only complaint is the Blizzard downloader but at least it's not Origin.
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