I never was a Diablo fan. I only played the first one and thought it boring, dull, and simplistic... and I'm talking for the day it came out at that (played it back on my 75mhz Pentium with 8 megs of RAM).
As for the always connected thing, I personally have no problem with that considering most people have constant internet connection anyways. Hopefully it will subside the griefers a bit, one thing I remember well from Diablo 1 was the horrible griefing, and I heard Diablo 2 suffered from it as well.
And the auction I think is great idea. These types of games have always had auctioning going on, and always at the disapproval of the publishers. They would go as far as cancelling your account if caught doing it (see WoW). This is MUCH better IMO, definitely the right direction for games like these.
This post has been edited by lordofduct: 02 August 2011 - 12:31 PM