This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

So, why did Diablo III fail?

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. So, why did Diablo III fail?

User Info: ShockKirby80

5 years ago#1
I have 5000 Karma! I'm a ? Block!
Now it's statistically proven that I have a 99.9% chance of having more Karma than you!

User Info: CrapFactory

5 years ago#2
It sold like crazy and made them a lot of money. Fail?
Pokemon White FC: 4427 0884 0916

User Info: EvilGiygas

5 years ago#3
I dunno. Ask the people that stopped playing it.

It's still a pretty fun game for me.
Probably outdated game count:
X360 - 139 / Wii - 20 / PS3 - 11 / 3DS - 3 / DS - 8 / PSP - 9 / PC - 51

User Info: Rawrimaviking

5 years ago#4
Critically and commercially it hasn't failed. It's not a good game sure, but it's not like quality means anything today. They've sold tons of units, and bought all those pretty 9's. Success.
Say what you like about Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series but she will forever be remembered in literary history for the invention of Vampires.

User Info: OdiousThirteen

5 years ago#5
Because it'll always be compared to Diablo 2, and there's nothing that can beat that.

User Info: Anthem2112

5 years ago#6
I played the death out of Diablo 2 and eagerly awaiting Diablo III. I stopped playing after a few weeks. For me, I think it mostly fell flat for two reasons: a change in my tastes and itemization.

I think a lot of it is that I am a different gamer now than when I was addicted to Diablo 2. I hate running content over again. I mainly play games for world exploration and story now. Diablo 3 felt great the first few times through. Now it's just...boring.

And then there is the itemization. What I loved about D2 was that the items seemed more fun/unique. In D3, everything kinda seems like a "stat stick." Even moreso, I felt that I really needed to grind in D3 for gold just to AH gear with better stats. Simply not fun for me. I am now working full time and am too busy to dedicate that amount of time to running the same content over and over again.

So for me, it's not really that D3 is awful. It's more that I have changed as a gamer and with less free time, I'd rather be playing something new than replaying content that is not very rewarding. I will probably check the game out in a year or so and see if much has changed.
"Live for yourself, there's no one more worth living for. Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more."

User Info: Riot55555

5 years ago#7
I think with the presence of real money in the RMAH, the amount of glitches and exploitation alienated players. There's an air of "why buy anything when they might just nerf it next week" and spite that a few players really ruined the economy early on through glitches and exploits, which kind of permanently hurt the economy. The RMAH means that Blizzard must quickly nerf and deal with anything that will let players take advantage of the market, and players don't like feeling nerfed every week.

That and once you beat Inferno it's pretty much done. I beat Inferno pre-patch that made it easier, and just grinded the same things over and over and over to make a few hundred on RMAH. There's just no much to do with a low level cap that's easily attainable and not much build variation... players go pretty unanimously with what's considered "the best" build currently because there's no reason not to.
My competitive CS:S videos:

User Info: Orestes417

5 years ago#8
Unrealistic fanboy expectations caused it to "fail".
There are some arenas so corrupt that the only clean acts possible are nihilistic

User Info: Lemur_H

5 years ago#9
RMAH, bad loot system, poor endgame.
2500K - 560 Ti 448 CLASSIFIED ULTRA SLI - 8GB DDR3 - M4 128GB SSD - Alienware OptX AW2310

User Info: Zanin

5 years ago#10
Diablo III, greatest boring game ever.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. So, why did Diablo III fail?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived