I stop playing games for a variety of reasons.
This week saw the debut of the Blood Knight, the first new class in the Diablo franchise since the Crusader back in 2014.
In the original Diablo, you could just barely make out your character.
In Diablo 4, more so than any other game in the series, the world in which the Diablo universe is set, Sanctuary, is almost a character with a full backstory and personality all its own.
Diablo Immortal's Seasons are a speedy affair, typically lasting 28 days compared to the three or four month season cycle we see in Diablo 2 Resurrected or Diablo 3.
I've been thinking more and more about the question -- "Is Diablo 4 an MMO?" -- since I currently play World of Warcraft, am pretty heavily invested in Diablo 3, was into Diablo Immortal for a couple of months there, and was just utterly charmed by the open beta for Diablo 4.
Blizzard currently has two MMOs -- the venerable World of Warcraft, which has been in operation for 18 years (19 this November, and it's a little terrifying to realize WoW could vote if it were a person) and the more recent mobile MMO, Diablo Immortal. Now, over the years I've come to consider a certain pace of content delivery to be the norm, but in reality many MMOs release content at a much quicker pace than World of Warcraft.
I'm on record as having said that Diablo Immortal was a fun game and that it was possible to play it without spending a cent on it, and I stand by those statements.
Diablo Immortal's first major content patch is now live, bringing quite a few changes to the game, like the game's first new dungeon, Silent Monastery and the new Helliquary boss, Izilech the Misshapen.
What would you think if World of Warcraft adopted a Battle Pass system? What would you want out of it?
World of Warcraft still functions on the "expansions supported by patches" model, where we'll receive 2-3 major patches (and some accompanying minor ones in between) throughout the course of an expansion, then pay for a new expansion up front and repeat the cycle all over again.