Have you played WoW? All those mods that make the game unbelievably better and more wholesome come from an entire network of people who started out doing it for free–some still do and others have Patreon set up. There are like-minded talent on this forum who could contribute in others ways–especially since it’s not the same genre. If you’ve seen the Blizzcon panels, several of their talent they picked up just checking their art and github work, so the quality is definitely out there for the plucking.
They could code a bot that could randomly tweak numbers every season on different sets to “switch it up,” put out a PTR changes doc, and move on. Given how much they ignore PTR, I wouldn’t doubt the bot is what’s happening currently, just trot out Nev for a “TrAnsPaREncY” post to give the illusion that “the forges are burning hot.” Trust me, they don’t need you to make the case for them to do even less.
That’s an absurd statement. Again, it’s why they keep trotting out, “hey, we can work on balancing this problem, but it’ll cost you a tier.” They can do both, walking and chewing bubblegum is not revolutionary. What I’m asking for is not only the minimum they SHOULD be doing, but it’s how you know they still care, because what’s the point of doing any changes at all if there’s no carrot? Imagine Blizzard changing gear vendors, tweaking their currencies or power of the items, only to not ever add back toys, pets, mounts, new gear. Saying they will doesn’t amount for anything until they do it, and this time they didn’t do it. After Blizzcon, they need to stop teasing and start delivering. Chang said on Blizzcon stage, “We love Diablo!” Prove it. Guys, the billion dollar company doesn’t need white-knights, they need customers who are pushing them to make things better, so the game does better, thrives, gets us hyped for what’s next.
[Edited in - You know what makes it not thrive? Friends messaging me asking if I’m ready to start the new season and, as a S3-17 Guardian player, I respond, “nope, they tweaked a few numbers, and there’s nothing new they added.” Now, not only am I not playing, but those dozen friends who wanted to but found out there’s nothing new won’t be either, and then that cause-and-effect goes out not linearly but geometrically.]