We all know that the Internet is full of crazies. Loonies. Nutsos. Especially when it comes to tampering with their favorite hobbies, namely gaming. When that game happens to be Diablo III, it seems that people move from regular crazy into the territory of slobbering fanboy crazy, which is a different kind of crazy altogether.
After all of the months of moaning about the brighter more colorful approach to the world of Diablo, Blizzard says that fans will have more reasons to hate them in the near future, when they release the next class of character that can be found in the game.
Right now, only two classes have been revealed, the Barbarian and Witch Doctor, the second of those two throwing Necromancer fans into downright upheaval. Here’s a quote from Jay Wilson, lead designer of Diablo III:
ll the barbarian players are delighted and all the necromancers hate us. I understand, I don’t begrudge them that. I would hate me too! But what I would say is that when we announce the next class, which is quite similar to a previous class, then all those players will hate us too. You can’t make everybody happy, but I think when the game finally come out players will find there’s a good class for them, one they will love as much as the ones that came before. And if they don’t, I absolutely promise that in the expansions we’ll consider bringing back old classes.
Personally, I think it’s nuts that this many people are just losing their minds about a game that isn’t even out yet. I didn’t think the change in the art style was all that big of a deal, and really, I trust Blizzard to deliver one hell of a hack and slash.
What do you guys think? Is Blizzard taking a bunch of missteps, or are you excited about the game regardless?