My "gaming career" started off at the age of 8 with a Commodore 64, followed by NES, SNES, Amiga 500, PI, PII, PIII and so forth. I had a collection of +500 video games and played almost everything from jump 'n' runs to ego-shooters, (text)adventures, role playing, arcade and (real time) strategy games. Adventures (especially those from LucasArts) and RPGs (D&D / AD&D) used to be my most favorite, but really good new ones were at the edge of extinction and then came Diablo.
To be honest: at first I totally disliked the idea of such a "Fast-Food-Action-RPG" and boycotted it for at least half a year, because I was more interested in Story & Lore than Hack & Slay and I was sure it wouldn't last that long - just goes to show you never know. It was pretty popular in my circle of friends and therefor I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. In the end I had to admit that Diablo was not only quite fun to play, but that it has revived the whole RPG genre...
Naturally I played Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction as well for quite some years, but got tired of it at some point and ignored it until Blizzard announced World of Warcraft. It helped me to kill time until the WoW Beta started and with the release of WoW, which embodied almost everything I have dreamed of since I was little, I didn't mind other games anyway.
When I was promoted as Head of R&D and my wife established a medical center, WoW simply became too time consuming and after two great years we made a pretty hard decision and turned our backs on WoW and our Guild. It was then when I looked for a game with the flexibility of Diablo, where I could either master the game by myself without being dependent on others, join (or leave) a party fast and easy, chat online with friends and have a great time without being tied up to the chair for several hours raiding instances. HG:L seemed to have everything I was looking for but left me pretty frustrated in the end due to various reasons and when I was just about to abandon hope, Blizzard announced Diablo 3 and patch 1.13.
I said it once and I'll say it again: Thus far DIII.net is the best Diablo 3 source in the web and I wish to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to the site staff as well as the DIII.net community. I was browsing this forum since 2008 and decided just recently that I could register as well, though I prefer to read threads instead of spamming posts all over the forum by myself. Talking about spam...guess it's finally time to stop annoying you.
I started playing D2 in late 2000 as a barbarian and been a barb ever since. I have made atleast one of every type of barb imaginable, multiple sword barbs, polearms, warcryer, throw barb, frenzy barb. I pvp'd heavily and had the best pvp gear and charms in the game. I consider myself a barb expert. I quit D2 in mid/late 2004 and lost all my characters and gear from inactivity and i regret it.
With the arrival of D3, I look forward to learning all the new barbarian mechanics and once again becoming a master of the class. When I am not playing I will be on these forums helping out new barbarians with suggestions and class setups .
I go by Dux (or Duck, family nickname). I began my Diablo gaming playing a Paladin a couple weeks after D2 was released with my friend (a barbarian). I soon became a major player on Bnet (any remember a Paladin on USWest named Zaramos?). After retiring Zaramos I began a quest to play through the game and each difficulty with each decently passable build. Though some builds were incredibly tough (Skele/meleemancer was fun but hell). My goal was to play power builds (for "easy" play throughs) and gimp builds (for a good challenge).
The gimp builds were more of a side project when I wasn't playing one of my party builds. I was part of a Guild for a few years (Destruction of Sanity). DoS mostly looked to promote more friendly, mature party play than random public parties. When you play with friends you get more of a feeling of team work. When you kill Diablo and you pick up a rare wand that your Necro buddy would love, you don't mind handing it over without much more than a "thanks man!" Beats the hell out of some Sorc taking that piece to complete your set and holding it for a ridiculous price.
But, I ramble...
I am slowly starting up a spiritual successor to Destruction of Sanity (called Disciples of Sanctuary). Right now I want to start it for a general D3 (and legacy games) discussion and setting up static parties. I am also looking to find some Role-Players who are interested in a Sanctuary based RP. I guess to use DIII.net for the official unofficial forum, and DoS as the more social forum.
Again, I ramble.
So that's me, a guy with a long Diablo 2 History who has played through Diablo a few times, who has a small (and hopefully growing D3 group). I also brew my own beer I call Duck Suds.
I said it once and I'll say it again: Thus far DIII.net is the best Diablo 3 source in the web and I wish to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to the site staff as well as the DIII.net community.
This goes for me as well. I am glad to call diii.net my new home away from home.
Greetings, I am Evo and I used to be a huge D2 addict, particularly the Amazon class. I played three Amazons (rerolled whenever the ladder was reset), a sorceress, a barbarian and a necromancer on USWest. All softcore. I was part of the Dexazon project if anyone has even heard of that.
I used to post a lot on dii.net too but my old handle (Evo) was taken at some point.
I currently play WoW but I'm on the verge of quitting. D3 can't come quickly enough!
I guess I had better post here, considering I just joined :P.
As far as gaming goes, the first one I played was the original Commander Keen from Apogee. Since then I have moved onto RPGs mostly because I find them more involving. That hasn't stopped me from loving a good FPS however.
In terms of Diablo, I am a single player nut simply because the lag is insane given my connection and distance from the servers (see Location at left). However I have taken Assassin, Amazon and Sorc all to Matriarch, with Druid and Necro sitting on Champion. As you may have noticed, casters are mostly my thing although the sneakyness of the Assassin made for some entertaining game time.
In D3, the wizard will be my first class, although the 5th one might be interesting (so long as it is not a Hunter style character - pet class ftnoob )
What am I playing now? Not a whole lot while I wait for something new and shiny to come out, although I have recently gone back to D2 and am playing WAR whenever I get bored. I also played FURY from Open Beta to the day it was shut down, so if you also played it, heya. :P
I have been a Diablo Player since Diablo I hit the scene, and have played DI, Hellfire, DII, DII LoD. I have been a long time member of this forum and its predecessor, though I do not post that often. I am a single player, and do not run online. Not for any game, so I am not picking on Diablo. :-) I just have more fun going it alone. My favorite DII classes are Paladin, Druid, Amazon, and occasionally Sorceress. Like everyone else I have been waiting a long time for DIII and most of what I see is exciting. Yes I have my bugaboos with the current character classes, but all that means is I might be waiting for the expansion before I take the DIII plunge.
Outside Diablo, I am an author, armorer, leather craftsman, story teller, poet. Yes those are my real professions and I earn a living at them.
I'm 24 and was introduced to the Diablo franchise with D2 around the time it was released. Played D2 and D2X on Battle.net quite heavily and migrated to WoW when that came out in 2004. My first character in D2 was a Necromancer but I eventually played every class to max level on Battle.net. My favorite class was the Amazon and I remember spending more time than I had intended on the diabloii.net forums discussing the technical aspects of the class with the great community there.
I haven't touched the old game since I quit so I doubt any of my accounts/characters are still active. I can't wait to play D3 when it's finally released but I am a bit disappointed that there is no non-magic ranged class in the game until now.
Hi everyone. I've lurked in the official D3 forums over at Blizzard's site for a while, and started posting there a while back. Saw Grug and a few others mention this forum, and what with Blizzard's forums being horribly broken, I decided to come over here and see what this forum's like.
I've been a fan of the Diablo series basically since D1 came out, and I've played both of the games to death, being a huge action-RPG fan.
Been a gamer for a long time. At the risk of dating myself too seriously, I must admit that I did at one point own an Atari 2600. Played a lot of games over the years, though I'm probably more of a skilled casual player, rather than a 'hardcore gamer', since I don't tend to enjoy the company of people who get way too competitive with their video games.
I have a lot of interest in game design, having a goal of publishing indie games (If work and school allow me any time to get any programming done, anyway). I like to overanalyze things, and that includes games, so I often come at the appreciation of games from this sort of angle, which is why I like posting in forums like these.
Anyway, good to meet all of you. You'll probably be seeing some posts from me pretty soon.