I feel D3 is too much like WoW because... Comparisons between D3 and WoW seem to get thrown around rather carelessly in almost every thread. Its a practice I've found rather frustrating, especially as someone who played both WoW and Diablo for at least a good 3-4 years. I know WoW inside and out and have a particularly strong gaming background. If you're looking for credentials I was in one of the top guilds in WoW (Ascent) and gladiator in more than one season. Enough ego inflation...to the topic at hand. In order for this thread to be useful, there needs to be a three step process when posting your opinion. Feel free to add more, but in order to be constructive, you must fulfill the three below obligations with some thought/effort put into them as well. You can post more than one reason, but must justify the reason with the below three steps separately. 1. State an individual reason why you think D3 is too much like WoW. EX: I think that D3 is too much like WoW because of the way the graphics look. The art is similar, and much of the equipment has the characteristics of something taken from WoW. For example, WoW had weapon enchantments and D3's effects on the weapons is very similar to how it was done with WoW. WoW also emphasised shoulder-item graphics, and in the D3 gameplay video you can see the shoulder armor is somewhat exaggerated. Overall, the graphics have the "cartoony" feel that WoW uses. 2. State why this above reason is WoW-centric. EX: I've played many RPGS and WoW has its own particular graphics style in which D3 seems to be following suit. I'm unsure if it was the first to do enchantments in the above manner, but they're the first game to put such a giant emphasis on shoulder and helm items compared to the rest of your armor. Overall, the graphics resemble WoW much more than any other game I can think of. 3. State why this is a bad thing, and how D2 was different. Important! EX: I don't like the game's graphical direction and art style because I feel it loses the atmosphere that the previous games had. The Diablo franchise used to have it's own look and feel, and now the game just doesn't stand out anymore. In my opinion if you take D1, D2, and D3 and put them side by side, you can see that D2 came from D1, but not that D3 came from D2. Above I had mentioned that it looks "cartoony" like WoW, and this is a graphics style that I don't particularly like. Ultimately the goal of this thread is to: a) Have a consolidated space to put your concerns that D3 and WoW are too similar. b) Prove that in many cases, WoW's features are good features, and also did not debut with WoW's release or updates. Try to read through the posts in this thread and avoid duplicates. If you agree with someone, feel free to refer to them or quote them and say so. I'm really hoping that I don't see 50 comments about the graphics though. Try to post legitimate concerns that you feel will have a significant averse affect on D3.