12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Now I see what everyone has been so upset about..., 1 Jun. 2012
For a long time I felt people were over reacting about always online DRM. I had almost no problems with Starcraft (although I started to play nearly a year after its release so maybe all the problems were fixed by then)and none with Steam. But now I understand why everyone is so upset. I didn't get Diablo 3 on the day it came out. I waited about a week to let the mayhem die down figuring there would be some teething problems. Now its been two weeks since launch and I have been unable to play the game for three days. If you bought any other product you would return it and expect a refund. It amounts to a weird species of fraud on Blizzard's part, selling something that only works some of the time and that breaks down and spoils your evening.
A friend of mine insist he won't buy the game because of the DRM and says he'll just pirate it. I disagree with this and feel frustrated that I am paying for his crime but I can see why people do it now. For me it boils down to consumer choice. I wont be buying Heart of the Swarm when it comes out. I am going to get Skyrim and shelve Diablo. When I want to play a game I have purchased, I should be able to. I shouldn't have to put up with such an invasive and upsetting system that forces honest paying customers to put their heads in a leash and hope their game works. Very upset Blizzard.