Taking a look at the Xfire statistics of games being played – it’s easy to see Diablo III’s steady decline in active players. While Xfire isn’t indicative of Diablo III’s gamer base, it does show a slice of very active PC gamers and the graph doesn’t look good.
Here are some opinions from this Reddit thread…
“I think the reason is this developement:
- You bought Diablo3, you played it solo or with friends for a few weeks or so.
- Depending on your or your group skills you beat it a few times and you reached hell or inferno.
- Now your gear is too bad to continue
- You checked the auction house or tried to farm some gear. You may have spend your gold on a few awesome items but you still need much more gear to beat inferno (or even hell depending on your personal skill).
- You now can buy a complete set of gear for much real money – more money than the D3 price. Many (including me) will never do that. Or you can try to farm the gear. Turning the game into a total mindless grind especially since 99% of the drops (that’s no exaggeration) are crap. That’s too boring for most people (including me).
- You quit playing D3
This is the story 2/3 of my friends and myself had with D3. It was fun until we ran into the you-need-extremly-rare-gear wall.”
“The loot is overblown, silly and antiquated. Non-magic loot is basically clutter an hour into the game and onwards, and it seems that every 20 minutes you are returning back to sell because your inventory is full. A completely outmoded concept.
The “hell” that they have conjured up in this game has absolutely zero terror. There is no psychological or creepy enemies, no pentagrams, no upside-down crucifixes, nothing but hordes and hordes of “monsters” and “beasts”. Really, really disappointing from a 2012 mature rated game.
It’s a tame, repetitive farming game.”
What do you think? Do you still play and enjoy it?