I'm waiting for D3 to be released so I can buy a PC and move into my dad's basement.
I'm waiting for D3 to be released so I can buy a PC and move into my dad's basement.
Diablo player since day one of first release.
RPG player since the very early days of D&D (do you know where YOUR 4 AM dice are?)
Too old to Rock and Roll and too young to die.
I'm a 22 year old Software Engineer from Milwaukee, WI, and have been playing Blizzard Games for as long as I can remember. Started with the original Diablo, when I was like, 10, I think? I remember that I really sucked at the game, originally, as well, LOL. Normal Butcher killed me every time.
After a while, I had moved on to console games with my Brothers, before a friend showed me that Diablo 2 had recently come out. I couldn't WAIT to get it. I played it for at least 6 years, straight. All of the way through middle and high school. Never got to the top of the ladders, but, still, enjoyed my time immensely. My favorite Characters were, as I'm sure you guessed it, Sorc, Barb, and Necro.
Since then, I've played SWG and then WoW. Sometimes going back to D2 for a few months, here than there. Recently just started another stint of D2, hoping it lasts until D3 Comes out!
I'm a 24 year old guy from Belgium living in the Netherlands. My role playing experience started with Atlantis back in the days, after which I played a lot of Divine Divinity (Belgian RPG) with a friend who also introduced me to the MMORPG Legend of Mir to which I got seriously addicted for a while.
After getting over that my role playing interest waned until I played Divine Divinity again as well as The Witcher in the fall of last year. I liked the new fancy looks of The Witcher, but I came to the conclusion that I really prefer the character customization and especially the isometric view of Divine Divinity and Legend of Mir.
So I started looking around for other isometric games only to be left disappointed with the observation that pretty much every RPG these days is 1st or 3rd person. Digging further in the archives of gamespot, I came across Diablo 2 which was rated really high, had isometric view, and which I had never played before (yeah, I know, incomprehensible ). So doing some further googling turned up that they were developing Diablo 3. Surprise, surprise!
So I watched the gameplay movie from June last year, and oh my god!!!! This is it! This is exactly what I had been wanting to play! A game that looks brilliant, has lots of action, yet keeps the pleasant isometric view that I had gotten so fond of with Divine Divinity and Legend of Mir. Unfortunately as you all know, Diablo 3 isn't going to be out any time soon, so... I decided to play Diablo 2 for a bit first .
A couple of hours in playing a barbarian left me kinda disappointed, since the graphics really suck compared to Divine Divinity or even Legend of Mir, and there were some other issues I didn't like. But a couple of weeks later I started again with a paladin, and am now happily running around in Act III . I'm seriously looking forward to playing Diablo 3, and if it's just as good or even better than the many good stories I read about Diablo 2, it's going to be one awesome game, I'm sure .
I think the first Blizzard game I have ever played was either D1 or Warcraft 2, then of course Starcraft, then D2, and capped it off with WC III, and then back to D2 hah. Ive even played one of their three gameboy advance games. What got me into Diablo was one of my friends, he handed me the disk for D1 and just told me to play it, havent stopped since. I mean, Ive stopped obviously, It hasnt taken over my life or anythin I usually dont start playing until about 8:00 every night, end by 11, Im really starting to ramble.
I joined this forum to get my hands on some mental food, mechancis sudgestions, plot sudgestions, concept charecters all that nice stuff, and I cant say I regret it. I can't wait to see the new classes in D3 and I do beleive the game in itself is really going to be a slice of fried gold, I want to read the Diablo books before I play D3 though, so obviously I need to hurry because once the game is on the shelves I wont be able to contain myself that long.
My favorite class to play in D2 was with absolutly no doubt the necromancer.
I have been writting for three years or so and I have become rather profficiant (still unpublished, not really trying yet considering Im only 16) the only step I have made towards publication was my submision (Diablo based) to the blizzard global writing contest, wish me luck
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Im a freshman NIU dekalb IL. ive played diablo 2 lod on and off for several years, with other blizzard games starcraft is my second favorite. im a huge fan i cant wait for the newest installment to this series will look like on my new laptop.
the reason im on the forums is because ive noticed that someone is actually asking what they want to be in the games, and i think that is a major improvement from throwing stuff together and seeing what hits or misses then making a new patch months later to fix what should have been broken.
well, i was about 6-7 y/o when diablo II was released. My older brother bought it a few months after the realease. After watching him play for hours he finally let me try the game. Since i was young and naive i chose a necromancer to be my first char. I remember going down the den of evil and dying. The moment i respawned back in town i saved and exit the game. I thought "Crap, my character is dead now, i´ll make a new one!" The next character was a Paladin (a fine choice). I fell in love with his divine magic and kickass combatskills right away and since then 90% of my characters (even outside Diablo) have been Paladins. A few years later when buying the battle chest i tried Diablo I. I found it much scarier and I could not (just like many others) forget the phrase "Fresh meat" as a fat demon butcher stumbled out a door i opened. I think it might took me 2 years after that incident to actually sit down and finsih that game after that...well...ever since i´ve been playing Diablo II expansion at random occasions. I´ve played WC3 and WoW but none of the games struck me the way Diablo I & II did. I gave up WoW after 1.5 months after reaching lvl 52 with my Dreanei Paladin(yay). It´s been three months since i played WoW and i´m not planning on playing it again. But WoW is a great game masterfully created(as always) by Blizzard and it will never be forgotten. Since The announcement of Diablo III i´ve been trying to keep updated on the progress. I guess that leaves us where i am today, 14.9 years old. Bai!!
The name is shiloh and i have been following diablo since it came out. Plus starcraft and all the other games blizzard makes..Can't get on battle.net atm on Diablo 2 cause somethings wrong but hopefully going to get to play with ya'll soon
Hullo, Finnish engineer student here. Been a great fan of hack and slash games ever since I played Golden Axe and Streets of Rage on Genesis. When Diablo came I was 10 years old. Mostly just watched my brother complete Diablo in SP, but we used dial-up to play in b.net and took turns. Of course with all the duping I quickly had Godly Plate Mail of the Whale and King's Sword of Haste and duping stuff myself as well. Still I had great fun and as english lessons began when I was 9, and given that all Hollywood trash is subbed in Finland, I quickly learned English and to this day remember the encounter with some Indian who said he had to go to work and I was like "what this is a children's game!". Overall it was so great that when D2 came I already had my own computer, was it Abit's BH-6 with a Pentium II 350 MHz. At first I was disappointed with the graphics being too bright and the lack of a proper warrior, but I thought the ugly barbarian would suffice. I skipped SP in favor of MP immediately as I did in D1, while my brother completed the game in SP with a necro.
I played multiplayer with one barbarian up to level 76 in D2 Classic. I did less than 2000 damage I think, or probably less than 1000. I counted it took 19 whirlwinds to kill a cow in nm. Actually the whole whirling idea bothered from start: I just wanted to swing but concentrate wasn't viable then at all, and the lack of the old grid system of D1 was a bother for that as well, as well as overall slow swings. You just had to have a mana leech ring and special attack on left click or you weren't viable. Bah! You have to go cookie cutter or not go at all. In hell I died in Den of Evil immediately, because of my crap stuff. I read about builds and tried some thorns paladin and stuff but overall I didn't like it too much and after LOD came I left it at that thinking the days of Diablo are gone. Then one day I bought second-hand LOD for like 15 euros, installed and did some bloody runs with a fanatic paladin but then it started to suck at lvls 50-60 dealing no damage but was able to lvl anyway in runs but that was boring. So, I heard about getting MF sorc and running Mephisto but I refused that crap. It simply is not good gameplay. I have Counter-Strike, Baldur's Gate, Morrowind, Sturmovik and all kinds of better things to do than farming some Mephisto. Left it at that as every character became "powerless" as they progressed.
The gameplay of D1 was lost. D2 became an endless statsbög competition of pure item-farming with zero need to explore (boost-leech-farm-trade-complete), little need for actual gameplay tactics (face it, you just spam what you have and if it isn't working you have the wrong items and you are probably dead already), and the overall feel was off from the unlit mysterious caves, filled with gore, beneath Tristram battling demons with just plain non-magic chain mail and a sword... No crazy leaping or WWing, no absurd multishotting or bizarre ice orbs, just pure tactics and consideration - if your pal was a mage or rogue, he also had to watch his arrows or fireballs! Methods of crowd control barely existed, you just had to use terrain. If you died you lost your gear if you left.. There was a sense of caution all the time, PKing was also rampant but never bothered me. Although running was not in the game, the pace in combat was fine. The best items were only marginally better than what the average player could get anyway, so the whole wanking for item setups was less of a deal. Overall, the idea that strength increases damage noticeably and a higher level warrior will do as well with lesser equipment than a lower level warrior with top equipment, was great, giving experience and levels a lot of worth and not just the final gear (basically in D2 you are outdamaged by lvl 50 guys if you have crap eq at lvl 90). However, in D1, maxing clvl was not an easy feat and few played to 50 I think. Part of the feel were also the monsters, they weren't chain mail wearing minotaurs dual wielding axes or something, but just goatmen that had a club. Or demons wearing nothing at all, why would they (horned demon, spitter, magma, overlord and the lightning casting one). Also the monsters never simply just ran at you, they wandered around, sideways, stopped for a while. Actually, each monster had different AI. Frustrating at times yes, but at least there was AI instead of just "charge!".
After playing some Guild Wars, completing all campaigns in it, I've been critisizing the game for being too "grindy" and slow. You hardly progress after a certain point, and without human players with you, it is a frustrating game. Then I thought of D2X. Installed (I'm unemployed now..) and quickly played a holy freeze zealot recommended for untwinked paladin. Holy Freeze was incredibly powerful but not enough to keep me alive in hell alone. Then some guy donated his Guardian Angel and stuff to me. I traded Horizon's Tornado and Rockstopper and pretty much every slot I have is unique and my merc is full of uniques as well, and the character rocks, but the game ends there.. There is nothing left to do but endless Baal running for items to use on new characters. I quickly understood the flaw of Diablo2 again, it is too item-based of a game. Either you play without boss killing and trading and end up with a crappy character that can't progress, or you get the items and the game basically ends there as the actual fighting or exploring is not intensive enough to make you play for just that. This happened in a few days, I installed last week and my character is 81 with all the goddamn gear I just wished I had in D2 classic where my barbarian had his 178 damage rare 2H sword and was C-r-a-p.
I'm totally waiting for D3 to be a revival of the legend that D1 is. But I kind of have that gut feeling that D3 is going to be a sort of a mess.. It will probably have very bland gameplay complete with lame things such as unlimited respawning sources of enemies, cartoonish imagery, non-sensical enemies, overblown equipment and skills and other immersion-breakers. Dunno..
I logged here to snoop around. This is where I've fetched horadric cube recipes and long ago some builds..
Hi,well, I am 19 years old and I started playing Diablo 2 almost as soon as I bought my pc and I think I spent at least 2 years of my life on that game,it is great!I played with all characters except the female ones (my sister played with them) but my favorite still is the paladin.
Now,I look forward to play with Diablo 3,I really hope Blizzard will get down to work and release it FAST! Have you seen the trailers on the official site? It's wonderful, and Tyrael is always the best and coolest one!