I bought Diablo 3 in March! Did you Krys?
No, and I won't. I don't want to buy any game that requires an online connection to be activated and/or played. What companies do now is just killing the idea of abandonware. When Diablo 8 will be released in 15 years while only a dozen of people will still be playing Diablo 3 Blizzard will close Diablo 3 servers. Or when Blizzard company will close its doors, or whatever makes Blizzard servers to be closed. When this will happen, you won't be able to play Diablo 3. Never, ever.
It makes me sick to see companies acting like that. When I buy a game I don't know if I will still play it in 10 or 20 years, but I like to feel I can still play it whenever I would like. With Diablo 3 or some other new games, I know I won't be able to play them when company will decide to stop its dedicated servers.
Just like online gaming with my former x-box. Microsoft closed the original x-box live servers because there were too few people still playing online games there. Same will happen one day or another with X-box 360 servers and so on...
At least, I can still play offline with my x-box games, even if online multiplayer is now impossible. But with Diablo 3 you will not even be able to play home alone the game you bought the day Blizzard will close the dedicated servers. That's a fact. And it makes me sick.
What companies are doing nowadays with all games bought "dematerialized" (ie only bought online, you don't buy a physical CD/DVD) like with steam, or like Diablo 3 and its mandatory online access to Blizzard servers, all of this is just a way to avoid people re-sell games they have finished and they don't want to play anymore, to avoid people will less money being able to buy games cheaper a few years after at cash converters or ebay, and to kill any potential abandonware in the future.
I don't want that, so I don't buy any dematerialized version of any game, nor games that require an online version even to play solo.
Thinking of this makes me angry, so, in order to get back to the topic, I need some music with anger. I think this one is quite suitable : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NzLsxco7Dk