First Diablo 3 expansion needed
Blizzard used to be a developer/publisher that we could trust to bring us a good game, but we have seen with the release of Diablo 3 that we all have our off days. Before the game was released the expectations were very high but as time went on we could see the cracks appearing even before the public got a chance to get their hands on the game. Then came the release and issues with the servers made gamers hate the fact that they had to have an always-on connection in order to play the game, something which we were told would make it less likely to have security issues.
Now that the dust has settled and there are no such sever issue there are now other worries, and that is the number of in-game players seems to be falling at a huge rate, we first thought this to be the same as what most other games get once the initial excitement has worn off and then it would level itself out. However, the numbers keep falling at an alarming rate and they show no signs of coming back.
In an informative article it looks into these falling numbers and how the fans have been trying to bury their heads in the sand, but the numbers pretty much speak for themselves. Now one has to wonder what Blizzard can do in order to turn things around and there have been suggestions that the first Diablo 3 expansion is needed.
Would player numbers increase if there were fresh new content or an expansion? This is a pretty tough question to answer but some gamers have been saying that they have finished what content is available to them and need more, just like Bethesda has done with Skyrim and their Dawnguard DLC. However, that game has been out for much longer than Diablo 3.
Has greed on Blizzard’s part spoiled the game? If they did not spend as much time creating the Real Money Auction House and more time on the development of the game itself then would we even be discussing this issue right now? There is a fear that all an expansion would do is give the game a quick fix, all the while the underlying problems will still be there. So you can see that Blizzard has a lot of work to do in order to keep the fans happy, although there are those who don’t share these ideas and believe that Blizzard has done a pretty decent job, but are you one of them?