I’ve been a fan of the Diablo Series since they came out back in ’96 and really, up to Diablo 2, they did very good. Yea, they kind of messed everything up in Diablo 2 when you could travel between realms, but it was still okay… I was quite happy with Deckard Cain keeping me a while to listen to his stories or visiting Akara hoping for the best in the small town of Tristram, but things changed and unfortunately, they didn’t change for the best in Diablo 3.
Trust me when I say, you will NOT like the new changes, for starters, the game requires a constant internet connection. This is to prevent game modifications and hacks, and other things of the like… but it’s also to take some of your money. In the previous Diablo games, we could go out and beat the living life out of a Scavenger and collect their loot to purchase weapons. In Diablo 3, we now have trade houses where we need to use our credit card to purchase weapons and items. Here is what Blizzard had to say about the matter:
“We think it’s really going to add a lot of depth to the game. If I have more money than time I can purchase items, or if I’m leet in the game I can get benefits out of it. The players really want it. This is something that we know people are going to do either way. We can provide them a really safe, awesome, fun experience, or they’ll find ways of doing it elsewhere.” Blizzard will take a small cut, but they’re not expecting to make too much of a profit out of it themselves. They also say there’ll be level caps on items, so you can’t immediately shortcut to a high-level sword with a level-1 character, not matter how rich you are, plus there will also be an additional auction house that uses in-game gold. So this element of the game can, at least, be dodged entirely.”
The game play will be a little different as well, since you constantly have to be connected to the internet, there will be no actual Single Player game mode. You will have to learn how to do just about everything online with other players… overall… I think they just about ruined the fun of Diablo.. but we’ll have to see when they come out.
Via: Rock Paper Shotgun