By dropping expansion 2 in May instead of the anticipated March release date you just signed the death warrant for D2. Look at YouTube, all of the dedicated content creators are now making monster hunter videos.
Despite all of the negative criticism D2 is still a good game, you guys just focused on the wrong type of player base. Casuals always come and go, but your die hards are always the ones who keep the game where it needs to be.
I remember before D2 launched there was a promise of no content droughts like D1. Dropping 1st dlc in 90 of launch was good. Even though the content was light it kept your die hard player base engaged, too bad you guys could not keep that momentum. Having to wait 5+ months for expansion 2 goes against that promise that was made regarding content droughts. Look at your numbers, record low players on game, there were more people playing the starved D1 at the end of its life than there are on D2 right now.
Raid... we need a real raid in D2. Not this lair strategy they you deployed. Beating EoW in 30 mins feels more like a glorified 6 man Nightfall rather than a raid. We need more VoG, KF and WotM type raids. Leviathan was a fresh idea but players want more boss fights and puzzles not “encounters.”
Trials... needs a matchmaking overhaul. Matching players against teams with 3-4x their kd, thousands of wins and teams that are on a 13 win streak when you are on your opening match is not good matchmaking.
If something worked well in D1 and the people loved it, why change it? I love this game and will still continue to log in every week. Please don’t crap the bed on this.
Honestly, I will bump this, but I have to say that I think its good they are delaying the dlc. I, among others, begged for Bungie to delay CoO until after they implimented changes and made efficient updates for the known issues. Instead, we got CoO with the same issues that the base game had.
Perhaps Gods of Mars or whatever they are calling it will have good QoL updates that will make the dlc a more enjoyable experience.