Over the years I have enjoyed Diablo, D2, and D3, all to varying degrees but something that always struck me as odd was the amount of hatred in the D3 forums for the game and those who seemed to enjoy it.
Out of curiosity I decided to see if the players in the D2 forums would act as entrenched in their beliefs as the D2 players that seem to frequent the D3 forums.
So I posted the following here:
The result were the following two posts which can be seen below my own opening statement:
To be honest ^this reply is far less confrontational than I expected. in fact it is quite neutral and balanced even if it is short and gives one a feeling of “meh whatever” and"opinions are opinions I suppose".
The ^next response is closer to what I would expect from a player defending a game they enjoy in the forums. While this response does get a bit personal it really isn’t nearly as confrontational compared to some of the things I have seen in the D3 forums.
Both responses seem to indicate what I previously suspected (which may or may not be true) that most players who enjoy a game spend their time enjoying it rather than posting about it. Also that the D2 players who are fervently arguing the superiority of D2 over D3 in the D3 forums my not be fully representative of the D2 community or those that still enjoy it.
At any rate I find those of you here in the D2 forums to be quite chill compared to those in the D3 forums (D2 and D3 players alike.) Something I think all of us in the D3 forums could learn from.
The idea that individuals enjoy different games for different reasons no harm no foul it is just the way of games.
Basically if you enjoy it then play it if you don’t then find something you do.
Thank you for your participation and my appreciative respect to you all.