Because we’re used to arcadey D3 with its early power creep from leg powers & skill damage bonuses on blues & rares etc. D4 has none of that
most leg powers I saw during preorder-beta sucked a$$ & kept getting the same ones over and over
fewer skills to choose from overall (that won’t change in the launch version)
most skill “enhancements” are too situational (vulnerable this, critical hit that to do a couple more % damage, blah blah blah). nobody cares about that crap.
no affix reroll or crafting of any kind (at least in the beta)
very few useful affixes
no strategic defensive skills to speak of (I only played Sorc) like Slow Time or Black Hole
any “armor” skills I saw (like 2 of them) only last for a couple seconds and have 20+ second cooldowns
most skills have ridiculous mana costs
So basically it’s like “hit like wet tissue to top up your mana”, then “lose all your mana after 3 casts” and continue hitting like wet tissue to top up mana again, only to lose it once more after 3 casts…rinse, repeat.
Same old game, more lag issues, more lighting/shading effects, borderline mmo. They had a chance to lead the industry in ARPG territory again… you can dress up a pig with new effects, but it’s still a pig.
I probably won’t be getting it. If D2R and D3 as one-time purchases didn’t exist, which between the two gives you everything you could want out of an ARPG, idk why I’d even consider paying 100+ dollars for some battle pass wow shop type system. I applaud their attempt at making it look and feel more like “Diablo”, but they really missed the mark on the whole monetization aspect of the game and that really cheapens it in my eyes. So yeah idk why I’d play D4 when I already have D2R and D3.
Well. My PC had problems with the open beta. The server slam update seemed to work better but since I had to start from scratch in the slam (and I’m a slow starter) I couldn’t test the content that was giving me disconnects in the open beta.
If there will be a free demo after June 6th I might give it a go again. I could be interested in just playing through the story and not spend that much time with season grinds anymore.
After seeing D:I and forced group play, and hearing about failed world-boss attempts due to forced grouping, I will skip D4.
I played the betas, and while I did like the atmosphere and artwork, I kept thinking about what kind of brainwashing techniques they will implement in the end-game. I like my brain too much to be playing anymore Blizzard games.