Is Diablo III the new face of ARPGs? It’s release has been met with great public criticism, but it is not without its praise, either. Many are still uncertain about the future of the real money auction house within the game and the constant online connectivity required. Despite these and other shortcomings, Diablo III is still a contender in the gaming market place, and still has thousands of players leveling, fighting, and farming every day. I personally got over 150 hours out of the game so far, and as far as I’m concerned that’s a decent return on investment. Many are eagerly awaiting the 1.0.4 patch in hopes that it will balance and address some of the current game inconsistencies that are causing hardcore gamers to shy away from the title. With gold transactions in the RMAH still disabled, gold purchasing is still relevant, and some may argue necessary if you don’t want to spend countless hours farming the game to get the gear you want. Hopefully as versions 1.0.4 and later 1.1 — the much awaited PvP patch roll out we will see game balancing mechanics that will keep the Diablo community thriving as it did for years after Diablo II. You’re definitely gonna want to get that gold and gear out before PvP releases!