Xylord, unfortunately you’re expecting too much from the Internet community.
The culture of privilege and complaint that the anonymity that the internet provides makes people feel they have the right to be as toxic and volatile as they can be without the fear of any kind of social repercussion. People don’t have to take any time to think about things but just immediately act on impulse and emotional gut reaction, calling things “horrible, trash, insulting, etc…” It’s like children with no sense of restraint.
But this isn’t bad enough, many also can’t be satisfied to just talk about how they dislike something, they have to actually attack the people related to it, going as far as making disparaging claims they have no actual factual basis for, and even as far as making threats.
It’s also the fact that you have to realize most people are incredibly short sighted, impatient and self absorbed. They see something that isn’t exactly what they want or think they should be getting and can’t see any elements outside of their own personal needs and tunnel visioned desires. The fact that a company, Blizzard in this case might try to do something that they might not enjoy, means they are personally being ignored/invalidated/insulted. Their rampant consumer narcissism won’t let them objectively evaluate such things.
Blizzard has every right to try to expand their brand and try to be successful in a new and expanding market. What people are doing here is saying “What are you doing, I don’t like playing games on my phone! I won’t take the time to acknowledge there are a lot of people out there who do, because no one but I and my opinions matter!” or "What is Blizzard doing trying to court the massive Chinese market?(which relies quite a bit on mobile gaming) “They should ignore all those potential millions of players because, I an “American/European/Insert nationality here” matter more!”
Many people can be incredibly short sighted, and they can’t see big picture issues. For Blizzard putting their IP’s out in more markets for people to become familiar with, therefore gaining more customers is a good move for the health of their company.
Often people can’t see past today, and realize that if the new Mobile Diablo game does expand the brand and bring in more profit for Blizzard, the company can put that money to good use. For example… putting those proceeds into developing the best possible version of let say Diablo 4! I see people also complaining that the mobile game isn’t even being developed by Blizzard, and fail to appreciate that means Blizzard can put their manpower into working on something they might actually want to play. But people are impatient, and need immediate gratification with any news involving their interests.
That all being said, yeah people can be upset about this, there is nothing wrong with that, but it’s the way people react to these things that is the problem. Obviously you can only expect so much from younger children and teens due to lack of emotional control, but adults should be able to be rational and consider things with a clear head, (“should” being the key word here)
Now Blizzard is liable for the quality of the products they put out, and if the mobile Diablo game is your typical poor quality, cash-grabbing “free-mium” trash you find so commonly on the marketplace, then they should definitely be held accountable. Personally I will wait and see how things shake out, and reserve my judgement for once I’ve actually tried out the game. Would I prefer a new Diablo game for my computer? Yes, but considering the mobile game is a NEW Diablo game I’m willing to at least give it a shot, while I wait for whatever Blizzard has coming down the line.