Re: A Diablo 3 Poll!
said by Dissembled:
I have never played Diablo. Apparently, I am missing out on something. You guys have definitely piqued my interest though, so I may have to wait to see the initial feedback and then pick this one up. Depending on whether I'm getting bored of Rift and the new Elder Scrolls, this one might be fun to get into.
To answer the question though, knowing me, I will likely start one of each and play them all for a couple levels. I do tend to lean toward spell slingers though.
Insanity! Diablo is by far the best game I have ever played, and I have been play video games for 20+ years. I would say that at least 50% of my gaming time has been put into the Diablo franchise. This is coming from a guy that has had 5 different fully geared and leveled WoW characters from classic up until WotLK.
I also played over 500 matches of Starcraft 1... with the same team mate.
Logged over 1000 hours in Counter Strike... on the same server, when it was still just a mod, not a standalone product.
Played Quake 1 through quakeworld and then gamespy on a 28.8k modem.
Anyways, enough talking about the old days. The point I am trying to make is I have been gaming for a long time and have played a lot of games. But nothing compares to the endless hours of Diablo, and the endless years I put into Diablo 2, online.
Part of the length came from playing "Hardcore Mode" which would be, when your character died, it was dead for good, along with all of your items. It made the game much more... intense. I have never felt the rush that I felt when PvPing in hardcore mode, or trying to PK (player kill) another player. Playing for keeps is so much more exhilerating than shrugging and respawning.
There was also the endless amounts of "magic finding". Putting on various pieces of gear to increase your miniscule chance of finding a set or unique item from .5% to perhaps a paltry 3%. Then you would run down and kill Mephisto once, twice, five times, 10 times, then before you know it, your on your 100th NM or HELL mephisto kill, your inventory overflowing with unique and set items that provide the synergey to build a new character, maybe the poison nova necromancer you have always thought about building, or a bonecrushing whirlwind barbarian. So you message your friend to start a private game, dump all your new found treasures onto the ground and bring in one of your many "mules", level 1 characters created soley to hold your vast wealth. You proudly look over your mighty collection, ready to make almost any character build at any moment. You select the items you need for your new necromancer, and discover you are short one item for your perfect build. You grab what you need and a few other items that currently hold high value and have basically become currency in the trade market. You head to the chat channel designed speciffically for trading and are immediately hit by walls upon walls of text, but your a pro. You can pick out what people are selling and buying easily. Titans Revenger, Occulus, Breath of the Dying, Enigmas, Herald of Zakarum, SoJ, UM runes, you've seen it all, you own it all. This wall of text puts WoW's trade channel to shame, as it is really nothing more than buying and selling. Conversations are kept strictly to private whispers, no Chuck Norris or Anal jokes here. No one would see them or pay attention if they did.
You post your offer "3x Shael Rune for Trang Oul's Gloves" and are immediately hit up by 3 people wanting to take up your offer. You are over paying, but at this point you are wealthy enough that it doesnt matter. You randomly pick one to trade with, asking him to make a game and apologize to the other two, as is your custom and is polite. He sends a you a whisper of the game name and password, you jump in, make the trade and are ready to level your necromancer within 2 minutes.
Within 4 hours you are level 20, and ready to be rushed to Act 5, where your friend will use his high level character to destory the Ancients quest for you, grantiing you a quick 5 levels. After that, you will join a game where a group of players are going through zones with large groups of high level creatures, usually The Bloody Foothills, until you hit level 29, which should only take about 20 minutes. Then you jump into a game called "Normal Baal Run 002" and group with 7 other players speeding through the final mini bosses and the last mega boss of the game, gaining you a level for each run through, averaging a level gained every 10 minutes.
By the end of the night, you are level 51 and ready to equip a lot of the gear you muled over, ready to start nightmare baal runs and prepare to step into Hell mode after that. You will see if your character was built properly, if the items you selected will power up his skills enough to kill enemies, his stat placement allowing him to stay alive and his skills points properly placed to allow for nothign but death and destruction to fall upon his foes. Or will he flop? A character idea built around a few skills that seem powerful on paper, but in practice are useless against the abominations of Hell Mode difficulty. But that is something for tomorrow night, and if that doesnt work, you have had this great idea for an assassin that you just need a few more items to make...
Dont worry scro, there's lot's of tards out there doing great things. My ex-wife was tarded. She's a pilot now!