Gaming Blend "After forum goers raised suspicions about dwindling player numbers and Xfire released stats showing a decrease in player usage, a third source has jumped into the picture affirming that the player base is indeed dropping off fast."
I got it at release and haven't finished it once yet, I just got bored with it.
Same; I went ahead and spoiled the story for myself by watching someone else play, and the ending was dark and samey enough that I just lost the will to keep going. Plus I got tired of latency and log-out errors while trying to play alone, but that kind of goes without saying at this point.
I beat it once, played the most of the first act in inferno mode or whatever the next highest difficulty is then quit. Just not a whole lot there to keep me coming back for more.
I beat the game up to Nightmare mode (1 character only, the Monk) and I quit, too.
stop playing a while ago not sure why something just didnt feel right anymore the lack of a single player maybe
It's actually because of: 8 player co-op reduced to 4 No single player Can't customize stats Finding items is more of a chore and less fun No PvP Story is average at best Rune system changed (less customization) If you think about it d3 is too restricting.
No mods No LAN No addons You're right, it is too restricting. Everything that helped make D2 fun is now monitored and schooled by Blizzard...it's like being in a private school, except without the bathroom sex and locker-room drug dealers.
Really glad that I decided not to buy this in the run up to launch. I was an enormous D2 addict, but I don't think I'll be finding the same experience in D3. What little D3 I did play didn't impress.
End game sucked. No effort put into it at all.
You're still hooked, son. Probably playing it right now.
wtf? why would you assume someone who is bashing the game is in love with it?
Cinemablend has tried several times to thrash D3 - It's not exactly a professional and reliable site. The articles seems like they're written by kids Xfire and korean internet cafes are not representative of overall trends Also, it's not a mmo so why would a site care so much about how many are playing it? It's just another ignorant D3 hate article. Shit like this doesn't belong on n4g
Played it for 80 hours and got most of the way through Inferno, well worth the box price. I will go back to it when they add PvP, until then I can't be bothered grinding to get items that in turn just make it easier to grind to get items.
To quote Zero Punctuation in reference to World of Warcraft: Yahtzee: "Why do you raid?" WoW Player: "To get the best items!" Yahtzee: "What do you use the best items for?" WoW: "To Raid With!"
You're going back for PvP in a game where the best items can be bought with real money from the RMAH? You don't mind being curb-stomped by pay-to-win kiddies?
Not really bothered by that, there won't be any competitive part to it or real rankings so its just something fun to play with friends.
I think by making the game always online, puts it in the MMO category. If you have to be online to even play single player, then any drop in server traffic has to point to less people playing it. People played D2 for years and years after it was released, so the notion that people have just played through it already and are done shows that D3 is simply not as good as its predecessor.
D3 is good but pc players expected a lot more from blizzard since D2 was so great!!
nooooo, D3 is complete trash that should have been launch 10 years ago. its a worthless piece of junk that is a sad excuse for a game. to think someone died playing this game for more than 1 hour is a sad thing
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