I'm going to assume you guys are gonna talk about the Diablo controversy so I wanted to make a post to let you know where us fans are coming from. I'm a huge Diablo fan, I would call Diablo 2 my favorite game of all time.
The main point I want to make is that the problem isn't 100% that they're releasing a mobile game. Do I want a Diablo mobile game? No. But I don't care that they're launching it. Blizzard isn't even working on it, they outsourced it to NetEase who has reskinned one of their existing games to make it look like Diablo. So, this isn't a Blizzard game, it's a game using Diablo imagery.
The big problem with this is the way they chose to announce it. Blizzcon is a convention filled with Blizzard super fans. They travel from all over the world to go to the con to see new game, big announcements, meet up with friends, etc. These are your biggest supporters. A major Diablo announcement was teased previously. Then the schedule came out and Diablo had the very first panel on the main stage. Full erection from the fans, me being one of them. Then Diablo had the FINAL stage presence in the opening ceremony. What could the announcement be? Diablo 4? Diablo 3 DLC? Diablo 2 remaster? I'd shit bricks for any one of them.
But no, Diablo Mobile. Diablo 3 players are starved for new content. The last DLC came out over a year ago and the expansion over 4 years ago with seemingly nothing on the horizon. Diablo mobile is aimed at casuals, not the audience you're making this announcement for. It's funny that they didn't understand that and all they could do was make fun of us. DON'T YOU HAVE PHONES? That's not the point, Wyatt.
Remember what Bethesda did at E3? They softened the blow of lame ass announcements with teasing the next Elder Scrolls and Starfield. I believe the makers of Gears did that too when they announced that funko game, they also announced they're working on the next Gears proper. If Blizzard ended the opening ceremony with a Diablo 4 title card, Diablo 3 voiceover of a DLC character or some shit or a logo for Diablo 2 remastered there would be no problem at all and we wouldn't be having this conversation. But they bungled it.
You might be saying "well you only have yourself to blame for lofty expectations." But I argue that Blizzard's expectations of what a convention center full of superfans wants was completely wrong. Announce this fuckin thing on Facebook or something. They were extremely out of touch with this one. Know your audience!
I probably sound like a crazy person in this post, but this was a massive disappointment to Diablo fans everywhere. The only thing I can tell you to do to try and understand is replace Diablo with something beloved to all of you.