Just keep in mind that the RMAH is going to be removed prior to the expansion's release. I don't know if that will help ease some of the issues inherent in the base game, but it does negate all the "pay to win" complaints.
All Legacy Equipment is going to be gone. Everything bought on the Auction House is worthless. All Equipment must be found in ROS or in Vanilla after Equipment 2.0 is put in place. Kind of a slap in the face to all those who played D3. Online only mode. Blizzard will have total control over you and your characters while you play - if you chose to buy ROS. I am not at the moment and for good reason.
If you have never played Diable 3, go for it. If you have played the game, and are unaware of the many, substantial, changes to the game, head to the official Blizzard forums and educate yourself on what to expect. You may not be happy.
Agreed. I did my own research and opted not to purchase Diablo III, but don't believe I have any grounds to recommend others to do the same (or to buy it). Reviews of the actual merits (based on playing the game, rather than hypotheticals) are valuable... Soap-box opinions: not so much.
Agreed- Also. MVP's have quit due to ROS having the same problems as the original game - ROS isn't even a good fix for a broken system.
1. All damage is based on weapon only Damage Per Second. Problem: Other gear doesn't matter much then - so why play and look for junk gear?
2. Character Builds - Uninspiring? Yes! Bad builds and good builds have been nerfed by Blizzard.
3. No endgame? Once you get to the equivalent of level 75 - you are just supposed to hunt for junk items and grind the same terrain over and over and over? What is that about?
4. $40 for 1 act and 1 new char? Come on! I think that Blizzard is just trying to cash out on the Diablo Name. Path of Exile might be more Diablo than D3 and ROS. Save your money.
If you have played D3 - which I have finished with one char of each class. Make a decision based on your type of gameplay and what you like. My Opinion is mine and not yours. Realize that most people on forums are bored of the game. That is why they are one the forums - makes sense right?