Originally Posted by Nocturin
It's not a red herring, nor is it unrealistic. How long do you think they are going to keep these servers active? 5 yrs? 10yrs? Surely not 20 yrs?
I am a gamer, through and through, that has been getting very old in my viewpoints. If I want to play my game from 20yrs ago that I paid for, I better darn well be able to.
DING DING DING! We have a winner.
Even if Blizzard guaranteed that the servers would be up as long as they existed, who is to say that they will? How many former greats have gone under in the past? Once you are tied to a publisher, your fate is not entirely of your own making. How many studios has Activision destroyed so far? Thanks to WoW, Blizzard is kind of the favored son, but once that's gone?
I still play the old Ultima games, SNES JRPGs, the Gold Box games and more. Chances are I'll still be playing some of the games that are out now in another 10-20 years. Diablo III probably will not
be one of them.