D4 must have something similar to Greater Rifts, and PVP should not be the main endgame. And please don’t lock the skilltree, it will prevent many players from finding builds that they enjoy playing. Not everyone have time to grind for years before finding a build that they actually like playing in the endgame. D4 should definitely be closer to D3 than D2, IMO.
Being Rank 1 in D2 should not give anyone more influence in the development, it shows what kind of life you have, and that you are skilled within the given form, nothing more.
I understand that Mr. Lama is a D2 speedrun guru, but he has barely played through the campaign of D3, which is not enough to understand what makes the endgame interesting. Meaning that he haven’t played D3. Who is he to say “D3 players don’t matter”. The “community” he is referring to are like-minded people and/or his friends, it doesn’t count for all the players who played D3 for years and still are playing it.
i agree to what he says regarding large numbers and itemization. However, the endgame in D4 should in no way resemble Baal-runs or anything like that. GRs are a thousand times more fun.