Its pretty standard for Biizz to do this. I was in the WCIII beta and some of the balances were so far off that they were just nuts (skele rush anyone). So this does not surprise me. And frankly I think its good that Blizz still puts games first and release dates second.
"No one will remember if the game is late, only if it's great"
Yea, because absolutely NO ONE REMEMBERS that DNF was late. Nope. Nobody here I'm sure. That didn't affect the gameplay experience at all.
[citation][nom]sporkimus[/nom]I'm starting to think George Lucas is in charge of this game because Blizz has been doing nothing but make more and more changes and just delaying the release further and further.[/citation]
This should be a praise not a complaint. When I purchase a game and play it I want it to be a positive experience that is aimed towards the best the developers can provide. I applaud Blizzard for taking their time to do just that.
Diablo 1 1996, Diablo 2 2000, Diablo 3 2012.....See what I did there? Suuure, let's polish, leeeeet's polish. Because an Action RPG game is so complex to make, sooooooo complex. Even more complex when you're using 8 years old graphic technology might I add.
[citation][nom]stingstang[/nom]"No one will remember if the game is late, only if it's great"Yea, because absolutely NO ONE REMEMBERS that DNF was late. Nope. Nobody here I'm sure. That didn't affect the gameplay experience at all.btw, /sarcasm.[/citation]
Well, to be fair, DNF was not only late, but also not that great. So that might not be the best example.
I'm bummed that they're getting rid of the Nephalem Cube. I really liked being able to get some use out of the random common drops and not having to go into town as often. Not a big deal when I'm on my own, but missing out on mob kills and XP with your friends is going to suck every time your bags are full, which will happen more often now.
I played through the beta. You can only get up to level 13, and it's only part of one act. But trust me when I say this game is going to be awesome, and it'll be worth the wait and polish they're putting on it. I never played either of the first two, but I already love this one and it's going to be a day one purchase for me.