I played the first Diablo back when I was 13 or 14 and and it was best thing on the planet.
Diablo 2 got me and my friend bad exam scores years later. One of the best titles of my gaming history.
I was so excited for Diablo 3, a bit of wee came out everytime someone said a word starting with D.
So as a lifetime fan, and one of the 10,000,0000 who bought the game and hasnt bothered to write a review or break my silence until now....
Diablo 3 was ruined by the Auction House. Now the interesting part is I dont actually just mean the Real money one - both of them. Diablo 3 was about the thrill of the random drop. When you saw Gold or Green, your heart skipped a beat. Now? Just buy it on the AH. Great Im strong now.
The last act was bull**** - sure. But Diablo 2 was 3/4 of a game without Lord of Destruction - Im hoping the D3 expansions complete the title.
But yeah, Auction House ruined my beloved Diablo series. Greed is ruining our games.
Take TERA. I played from lvl 1-60 and thought, holy crap this is a good MMO. Combat is sick, graphics amazing. I got to end game, only to discover that the only way to advance endgame is to "enchant" your gear - which of course, costs literally TENS of THOUSANDS of Gold. How do I get all this Gold?:
a) Spend 75 hours a day playing
b) Run the same 5 man over and over... and over.
OR C) BUY CHRONOSCROLLS for 14.99 USD!!!
Another Business model disguised as a Videogame.
Fck this rubbish, Ima go play Dark Souls. A Real Mans Game.