One wouldn’t be surprised if one of Blizzard’s biggest gaming franchises has success at release but Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls has received positive comments from everywhere it seems. It was released just a bit more than a week ago on 25th March 2014 for the PC and Mac and ever since then it has seen nothing but positive responses.
While you probably can’t pin-point what the core reason to the success of the expansion was, one would probably assume that it is the addition of the amazing Loot 2.0 system or perhaps it was the new Crusader class that was getting people so eager to get their hands on Reaper of Souls or maybe people just wanted to try out the new skills for their specific classes or grind further onwards to the increased level cap of 70 (There’s also the addition of a pretty cool adventure mode).
Unlike the release of vanilla Diablo 3, Reaper of Souls isn’t plagued by the mass amounts of server issues and constant disconnects which made the original pretty much unplayable for a lot of the player base during the first week or so of its release so this you’ll be able to enjoy a very smooth gameplay experience during your time slaying demons and monsters in Reaper of Souls.
The game made some serious sales during its first week as well, the Vanilla Diablo 3 managed to sell 6.3 copies in one week and its expansion Reaper of Souls managed to sell a total of more than 2.7 Million copies in its first week of release which is absolutely huge considering that it is only an expansion instead of a whole game.
Along with the huge sales numbers, Reaper of Souls actually managed to rake in some seriously high amounts of viewers on livestreams such as in twitch where the views went up to 2.4 Million on the very first day.
The only concern people have had with the expansion is its seemingly high price tag. Fans complained that 40$ is simply way too high for what the expansion has to offer and personally I agree with that. An extra class, one more act and a couple of new features simply aren’t enough to justify the price of 40$ because you can probably buy a new game with that kind of money.