Blizzard on Diablo 3: “Lower Those Expectations”
Blizzard Community Manager Bashiok has told excited fans to lower their expectations for Diablo 3.
In a post on the battle.net forums, Bashiok said:
I too worry that we won’t be able to meet the expectations people have built up for themselves. Part of my job is managing people’s expectations, so… eh… stop it. Stop thinking about how awesome this game could be. Just imagine it’s a new M. Night Shyamalan movie. Sure Sixth Sense was amazing and Unbreakable had it’s moments, but this right here is the sequel to The Village … or The Happening … or Signs … or any of the movies besides the two I first mentioned.
After Diablo 2′s tremendous success — and given a large crowd has been playing this game for a decade — it’s no surprise that expectations for Diablo 3 are stratospheric. No game could possibly live up to the expectations that some diehard fans have built up.
Bashiok concluded by telling us to lower our expectations for Diablo 3:
So just like, lower those expectations, but still definitely buy the game please, and everything will be just fine. K?
While I stand by the adage, “No expectations, no disappointments,” I wonder if Blizzard is concerned about Diablo 3 not being as well-received as Diablo 2.
Are you disappointed with Diablo 3 so far?