- Nov 27, 2001
I agree. To ask an existing player to give up all of their progression that they've accumulated over around 8.5 years to start over in a world that's barely any different than the current one... that's just ludicrous. MMOs have largely become about the end-game, and it's easy to ask someone to spend time gaining five to ten levels to resume their end-game content, but to go through another 50 to 60? No. Just no!I don't know of any MMO sequels that have surpassed or even remotely gotten close to the success of the original. Blizzard wouldn't do a WoW2.
I think that was the biggest problem with Diablo III. I was pretty tired with the grinding in WoW when I started to play Diablo III, and it was pretty fun at first. However, once I realized that I had to play the game three times to get to the "real game", I just gave up. Borderlands 2 has the exact same problem. You can play the game through once to get to the real game, and now Gearbox made it so that previous "real game" is now only a stepping stone to the "real real game." (i.e. UVHM)
Nearly 12 years is considered "as soon as it was" now?It doesn't bode anything for the game. Both WC3 and WoW had scrapping/redesign phases and if Morhaime hadn't sold the company out, D3 probably wouldn't have been released as soon as it was.