Originally Posted by jd1020
What made D2 successful was the ladder system. Also, you couldn't respec whenever you wanted for free. You had to make a new character and build it from scratch so you had to have a game plan from the start, which made the game have plenty of replay value that D3 doesn't have.
Respec-ing for free INCREASES replay value for me.
I'm more inclined to give up on a game than to play through the entirety just to get at 5% more content.
Being able to respec at any time extends the life of the game for me.