I keep an eye on the D2R forums from time to time, even though I can’t post there, and I saw this thread there:
Despite the OP’s hyperbole, their point is a valid one - many of the posters in the D2R forums are looking to VV to correct some of the many many flaws in what is a nearly perfect game, D2LOD.
VV/Blizzard has decided, for the most part anyway, not to, and so us Aussies at least are being left to shell out a surprisingly large seventy dollars for barely anything more than a graphical overlay.
If graphics were my primary concern, I wouldn’t still be playing D2/LOD… hehe. After the initial hype and excitement wore off, I’ve reached the conclusion that I’ll almost certainly never buy D2R, but continue playing D2/LOD (modded) single-player.
So, to reverse the threads question in the D2R forums, why didn’t you pre-order D2R?