Indecent posted Wed at 11:44
With the new patch introduced last week, we have seen a massive influx of players back onto the D3 scene. I think my friends list peaked at 12 playing concurrently at one time, which is more than I had when the game was first released. Also with the introduction of the Clan system, many Conviction community players now have the ability to group up and show their Conviction tags as they play. Thank you Grudge for getting that all set up, hopefully we'll see some community events in the near future.
My impression when I did a quick playthrough was that this is how the game should have been released. Why do game designers wait until an expansion to get it right?
Time will tell if it has a lasting feel once the expansion is released, but I think more casual players can enjoy the game in its current state without the feel of needing to utilize the auction house to get ahead. It remains to be seen how Blizzard will generate monthly income with the game now that there is no real money AH.
At the very least, the game has brought players together in the community for the short term.