Quote (ChocolateCoveredGummyBears @ Sep 24 2023 03:07pm)
you are exactly right. https://i.gyazo.com/8cfc45ce5fda9713411f4665777a450a.jpg
honestly, remember the Hawg guy? he was hyping the sh*t out of this game too and now look at his channel lol. at least he admitted he was wrong, which i can respect
100%. they'll never understand this sadly as the philosophy and values that are instilled in the people in charge are just so drastically different
NGL i barely watched any of the streamer shit in any great detail and definitely not tons of them. I didn't watch most of the non-d2 streamers because i assumed they'd just lap up the garbage and treat it as a content goldmine since they probably liked D3 in the first place. I looked at the items, thought they were bad when they were revealed and gave up then and there. I wrote a very long post that i know the D4 team at the time of D4's first reveal( before Llama was a thing and before they revealed the items in their dev diary.) definitely read re D2 vs D3 itemization hoping to get them to try and do something like D2.
I played the beta just to see if i was missing something but i wasn't(playing it totally destroyed any FOMO/hype i might have got caught up in). Watched a few clips of the people gushing over it(including the youtuber who made the vid subject of the OP), was disgusted, and had my fill. I could probably find my comments in the comment section where i got a huge amount of hate for telling people the game would be bad first and foremost because the items sucked. Alot of these reviewers, even long time D2 nerds, were just so fucking desperate for anything new but diablo related that they prioritized the fact that it was new(and treated it as an overwhelming positive) over actually evaluating what was presented in the game in their ratings and just told themselves it probably gets better. It was pretty embarrassing to watch.
To his credit Llama said he didn't like the game and didn't like the game for a number of reasons, but i watched other well known d2 streamers just jump on the hype train.This post was edited by FORt-HOBO on Sep 24 2023 04:42pm