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6/7/2011 12:35:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
So, with the Diablo III beta being released sometime in the next 4 months, we can be fairly certain we'll see this game within the next 12 months.
I for one am disgustingly excited about this game, more so than any other game that has been released, in the past 10 years. Diablo II was THE game during my early teen years, with Counterstrike a close second.

All indicators suggest that D3 is going to be everything I could possibly want, with the game even starting in New Tristram and Act 1 revolving around venturing again into the ancient catacombs beneath.

I do have SOME concerns about the replayability of it; apparently one run through the storyline on the three difficulties is enough to reach the highest character level. I imagine there must be extra challenges... it wouldn't be a Blizzard game if it wasn't more addictive than crack.

SO! Given that the only computer I currently have is this work laptop, which can't run WOW:Cata, TF2, L4D2 or any of the other online games I play, I've dusted off my copy of Diablo II and have been playing it quite a bit.
I'm on the US West server and I'm looking for trustworthy people to play with.
If you haven't played it before, get it now.
It's cheap! If you already have it, get on it!
Send me a PM and we can go kick some Prime Evil butt!
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6/7/2011 2:38:17 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/7/2011 12:35:11 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I do have SOME concerns about the replayability of it; apparently one run through the storyline on the three difficulties is enough to reach the highest character level. I imagine there must be extra challenges... it wouldn't be a Blizzard game if it wasn't more addictive than crack.

Replay will be partly managed through the limiting number of skills you can unlock and use on a single character - building a character and max leveling will not allow an all options completed build. End game will focus more on achievements and item levelling/finding than actual leveling - which has design limitations.

http://www.d3sanc.com...
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6/7/2011 3:24:47 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/7/2011 2:38:17 AM, Puck wrote:
At 6/7/2011 12:35:11 AM, tvellalott wrote:
I do have SOME concerns about the replayability of it; apparently one run through the storyline on the three difficulties is enough to reach the highest character level. I imagine there must be extra challenges... it wouldn't be a Blizzard game if it wasn't more addictive than crack.

Replay will be partly managed through the limiting number of skills you can unlock and use on a single character - building a character and max leveling will not allow an all options completed build. End game will focus more on achievements and item levelling/finding than actual leveling - which has design limitations.

http://www.d3sanc.com...

Well, you've officially dispelled my worry there Puck.
Also, I imagine that Diablo 3 will feature expansion packs in the future (it's practically already been confirmed) so higher levels are definitely not completely out of the question.
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6/7/2011 3:41:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Diablo III videos:
In order:
Teaser Trailer:
Wizard Trailer:
Demon Hunter Trailer:
Monk Trailer:

I'm most excited about the Witch Doctor to be honest
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5/15/2012 1:59:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hump-de-bump.

Diablo 3 comes out tomorrow. Anyone getting it? I unfortunately don't have a good enough computer so I'll be jealously reading reviews and cursing everyone playing it...
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5/15/2012 2:28:33 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:59:46 AM, tvellalott wrote:
Hump-de-bump.

Diablo 3 comes out tomorrow. Anyone getting it? I unfortunately don't have a good enough computer so I'll be jealously reading reviews and cursing everyone playing it...
I have it. I have the Annual Pass for WoW, which is rewarded with a free Diablo 3 account. The servers opened about 9 hours ago, and it took a while to log in - but all is well now.

Great graphics, gameplay, and story.
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5/15/2012 6:34:35 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 2:28:33 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:59:46 AM, tvellalott wrote:
Hump-de-bump.

Diablo 3 comes out tomorrow. Anyone getting it? I unfortunately don't have a good enough computer so I'll be jealously reading reviews and cursing everyone playing it...
I have it. I have the Annual Pass for WoW, which is rewarded with a free Diablo 3 account. The servers opened about 9 hours ago, and it took a while to log in - but all is well now.

Great graphics, gameplay, and story.

I stayed awake until 2am watching a Live Stream on IGN.
Looks hella fun.
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5/15/2012 6:37:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The idea of a real-money auction house makes me really want to play this. I'm interested to see whether people actually make a careers out of playing D3...

I mean, they're gonna go all WOW on us and release expansion after expansion... right?
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5/15/2012 6:55:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 2:28:33 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:59:46 AM, tvellalott wrote:
Hump-de-bump.

Diablo 3 comes out tomorrow. Anyone getting it? I unfortunately don't have a good enough computer so I'll be jealously reading reviews and cursing everyone playing it...
I have it. I have the Annual Pass for WoW, which is rewarded with a free Diablo 3 account. The servers opened about 9 hours ago, and it took a while to log in - but all is well now.

Great graphics, gameplay, and story.

Who are you?? Where are you???

I'm Iconoclassed of Dentarg.
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5/15/2012 6:56:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 6:34:35 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/15/2012 2:28:33 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:59:46 AM, tvellalott wrote:
Hump-de-bump.

Diablo 3 comes out tomorrow. Anyone getting it? I unfortunately don't have a good enough computer so I'll be jealously reading reviews and cursing everyone playing it...
I have it. I have the Annual Pass for WoW, which is rewarded with a free Diablo 3 account. The servers opened about 9 hours ago, and it took a while to log in - but all is well now.

Great graphics, gameplay, and story.

I stayed awake until 2am watching a Live Stream on IGN.
Looks hella fun.

So far, it's precisely what I would have expected, esp. having played D2... it's extremely system intensive, though -- significantly more than WoW.
Mirza
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5/15/2012 7:16:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 6:37:03 PM, tvellalott wrote:
The idea of a real-money auction house makes me really want to play this. I'm interested to see whether people actually make a careers out of playing D3...
I'm sure some will. Even in WoW, some players stream or participate in tourneys, and get money made like that. But real-money auction house sounds quite good.
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5/15/2012 7:32:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 6:55:18 PM, Ren wrote:
Who are you?? Where are you???

I'm Iconoclassed of Dentarg.
That confused me. You mean, in WoW? I play on European servers, not US. This is my profile: http://eu.battle.net...
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5/15/2012 7:54:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 7:32:22 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 6:55:18 PM, Ren wrote:
Who are you?? Where are you???

I'm Iconoclassed of Dentarg.
That confused me. You mean, in WoW? I play on European servers, not US. This is my profile: http://eu.battle.net...

Of course you do. You're from the Netherlands. Duh.

Here's me: http://us.battle.net...
ConservativePolitico
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5/15/2012 8:06:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I just got Guild Wars and am loving it so far.

I played the Diablo games a little bit and found them quite fun which is why I switched to Torchlight for a while as well.

Have you played Baldur's Gate II? I found that game nearly impossible to play for some reason... way too hard.

But yeah, Guild Wars is fun :D
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5/15/2012 8:11:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 8:09:04 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Thought that this was a new thread.

Scrolled down to find a post by Puck.

You bleeping nercomancer, TV.

Lol

I was going to say... Isn't Diablo III out just about.

I didn't even notice that.
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5/15/2012 8:39:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 7:54:51 PM, Ren wrote:
Of course you do. You're from the Netherlands. Duh.
Denmark!

Here's me: http://us.battle.net...
I looked it up earlier. Nice transmorg.
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5/15/2012 8:40:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 7:56:15 PM, Ren wrote:
Lol, woooo, lookit you -- must be pretty nasty. ^_^
Indeed, Human Female all the way. Do you play a lot of arena?
tvellalott
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5/15/2012 8:44:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 8:09:04 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
Thought that this was a new thread.

Scrolled down to find a post by Puck.

You bleeping nercomancer, TV.

U Mad? :P

I don't like remaking threads I've already made. Also, given there was no official release date when I made this thread, I was pretty damn close to predicting when it would come out, amirite?

In other news, I've convinced my missus to let me buy a new computer. Looks like I'll be playing Diablo 3 soon! :D :D :D
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5/15/2012 8:51:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 8:50:28 PM, drafterman wrote:
I never really got into that "side" of Blizzard. Strictly a Starcraft/Warcraft guy myself.

Zub zub.

Your loss.
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5/15/2012 9:32:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Don't get me wrong, the series looks awesome and i have played Diablo 2 once upon a time. Basically I have time for one game ATM.
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5/15/2012 9:49:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 9:32:23 PM, drafterman wrote:
Don't get me wrong, the series looks awesome and i have played Diablo 2 once upon a time. Basically I have time for one game ATM.

Which game is that?
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5/15/2012 9:51:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 9:49:04 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
At 5/15/2012 9:32:23 PM, drafterman wrote:
Don't get me wrong, the series looks awesome and i have played Diablo 2 once upon a time. Basically I have time for one game ATM.

Which game is that?

It's Minecraft. :P
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5/15/2012 9:53:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 9:50:05 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 9:49:04 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Which game is that?
At the moment...
Thought you asked what game ATM was lol.

Unless one plays an MMO, I can't see why there wouldn't be enough time to play several games once in a while. (Especially when it comes to consoles.)
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5/15/2012 10:29:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 9:53:13 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 9:50:05 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 9:49:04 PM, ConservativePolitico wrote:
Which game is that?
At the moment...
Thought you asked what game ATM was lol.

Unless one plays an MMO, I can't see why there wouldn't be enough time to play several games once in a while. (Especially when it comes to consoles.)

No I was wondering what game he was focused on.

I've been focused on Guild Wars and not much else.

Also this awesome indie game called Blockaderunner.

http://blockaderunnergame.com...

It's friggin' sweet.
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5/16/2012 10:06:00 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 8:40:42 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 5/15/2012 7:56:15 PM, Ren wrote:
Lol, woooo, lookit you -- must be pretty nasty. ^_^
Indeed, Human Female all the way. Do you play a lot of arena?

All the time, but a good teammate is hard to come by. >.>