Are You Playing Diablo III Yet Because Holy Frick

I know, I know, I’m behind the times.  Pretty far behind the times.  But I finally caved and snagged both Diablo III and the expansion.

And you know, I love me some ARPGs.  I love them a lot.  I love the Torchlight series, I love Baldur’s Gate II Dark Alliance, and of course I love the older Diablo games.  There’s something pure about the idea of a lootfest isometric RPG; something that reminds me of playing old arcade games back in the day.  You just go around and kill things and collect prizes.  No questions asked.

So I knew going in that I was probably going to love D3, but dang.  I don’t know what Blizzard did but I cannot stop playing it.  I made a wizard and between the whole tornado summoning thing and feeling like Jubilee with Arcane Torrent, it’s an absolute blast.

Also yes, I am spending tons and tons of money on transmog.  Because welcome to my life.

Also I look like a Final Fantasy character. Prove me wrong.

One thought on “Are You Playing Diablo III Yet Because Holy Frick”

  1. I still remember how superlatively impressed I was when I first played the Diablo III demo/beta/test level thing. Despite never being a fan of the genre, the game having what I maintain is an atrocious control system that the devs seem actively resistant to improving, and Blizzard mismanaging just about everything peripheral to the game itself…

    But the game itself; it’s Blizzard doing what Blizzard does best, iteration upon iteration, refining gameplay systems to their purest elements and spending twice as long again balancing it all to perfection.

    I need to really recommend the Seasonal character system.

    I think the way these types of persistent online games are set up means that veteran players quickly “outgrow” the elements of the game that are only relevant to people just starting out– amounting to a fair chunk of the game when it comes down to it.

    A complete wipe is both simpler and more meaningful than the level-cap-increase “effective” gear reset that we’re used to. MMO players understand the massive difference between starting fresh with nothing but the rags on your back and a wooden sword, and starting “fresh” with a billion gold and stockpiles of every resource in the game.

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