It started with Diablo demo. I remember Butcher killing me about 20 times before I could finally nail him. He still is the scariest monster I had to face in any game ever. I played Diablo when only the lucky bastards had internet connection in my silly country. I wasn't one of them, but this didn't stop me from having a lot of single player fun (although now I think that having a warrior trying to kill his enemies with fireballs was a bad idea.... I bought Diablo 2 almost immediately after it came out. I think it was my first non-pirated game. I still wasn't connected to the web so I ended up finishing all 3 difficulty levels with a bowazon (and a lot of crappy skill choices). Then I debuted on battle.net with my Paladin after finally getting that internet connection. It still was too slow (along with my old PC) for good teamplay so I mostly played alone or from an internet cafe which had better gear. I stopped playing somewhere around 70-ish level of my Pally (in the meantime I created many other characters), because my overclocked PC somehow started to constantly crash the game. I came back around the time the expansion came out and I finally had decent PC/connection. I made a couple new characters and while researching skill builds I found diabloii.net with tons of cool information. I also found a few friends I could play with so I got a taste of teamplay as well.
My favourite character ever was my werewolf druid and my MF-Sorc for endless Mephruns.
Then I got sucked into WoW for a while, but after taking few of my characters to 30-40 it started to take a bit too much time to stay competitive, level up, go on raids, farm gold etc. etc. It stopped being fun and became almost like a "second job" while sucking my cash away (and wanting even more for the expansions). Some people just take the game too serious and it's not fun anymore when everyone around you has this ubergear just because they're still in school and have time to play for 12h/day. So I quit.
Nowadays I'm mostly catching up with some older games (recently Shogun:Total War and... Dungeon Master) and reading comic books, which are my biggest hobby.
The D3 news shocked me. I watched the gameplay video many times and I'm still amazed. I'm really waiting for it to come out and play with my friends.
my cousin got me an old copy of D and by the time I had heard "AAAH FRESH MEAT" I knew I was insanely crazy about this game. I managed to lay my hands on some godly things of the whale, demon spike coat and archangels staff of apocalypse without duping mind you. I returned to the D universe when D2X was released and had a 4 year break from it until recently when the announcement of D3 reached me and I had to relive the magic.
Long live Diablo and his brothers so that we may enjoy many more hours of frenzied gaming
I played D1 and 2, but around the time of the expansion pack and version 1.09 I first tried online gaming and I loved it! I played some regular "soft core" but then tried hard core and I was really hooked. I played until a little after the release of version 1.10, but the game was a lot less fun after 1.10, which helped me finally break the addiction.
I'm ready for D3!! Hopefully it's a little less addictive, but every bit as fun.
i started playing d1 in late 97 or 98. i was totally legit and got tired of hackers killing me, then one day they patched the server to get ready for d2 and all the hackers were nekkid for a few hours. i ran around killing as many as i could before they got new hacks, it was awesome! i then got d2 the day it came-out and played it waay too much for years. now i see d3 is coming, and i can hardly wait! i hope there are still necros or some variation thereof, i tried all the other characters, but stuck with that one pretty much through-out.
Yeah, I forgot to mention, I got into the Diablo 2 stresstest. Remember the beta to test battle.net capacity? The storyline was only up to Blood Raven, which become the boss everyone run. The best items were gems, which had to be upgraded without the cube = gem shrines! Perfect gems were really pricey. Barbarian was the only playble class, with masteries and bash as skills. The highlest level character was 22 in the ladder, but it was really grindy after low teens.
Anyone remember the stresstest or participated in it? I still feel lucky to find a gem shrine and kind of that magical feeling when cold plains opens up to stony field
I was a participant in the beta testing. I do remember the gem shrines and the blood raven but it was so long ago I dont have much recollection of anything else.
Hello my name is Genocides. I played diablo 2 and lod at release. My characters were primarily 99 druids. Other chars were paladin sorc zon
I was with a group of people called the D_A( we had a website)and MoD. Druidic Alliance, and Methods of Destruction. US East etc. I later moved onto World of Warcraft and left d2 behind. My wow character is Duskmourn a level 70 rogue who opened the Ahn'Qiraj gates and is a Scarab Lord and is on Entropius in Sunwell plateau(30% best attempt). No warglaives because my guild suffers from the cursed RNG 7 months of kills, 0 drop.
I've played every known blizzard title to the maximum and always been a hardcore bliz fan. I once was an active member on these forums
Hi everyone...I´m one of the oldsters around here I guess with my 47 years.
I´m a Diablo fanatic, have been from the beginning with D1 thru D2 and LoD and is an odd player in that I only do single players, no company for me as I regard it as cheating in a way, at least for my standards.
I might add that Diablo is the ONLY game I play so there´s a method to my madness.
So why am I here?..Well, the news of D3 coming of course, being an Diablo fanatic I spend a lot of time thinking about how the game is constructed, the plots and subplots and such.
So I´m here to keep an eye on all rumours I might add, hopefully you´ll bear with me.
I'm a 33yo software engineer who played Diablo since its beginning. It is the first game to help me appreciate the merger of action and role-playing. Before Diablo, I avoided real-time role-playing games and stuck to things such as the gold box SSI/TSR Forgotten Realms, Krynn, and Savage Frontier series. After Diablo, I grew to love the Baulder's Gate series (later Neverwinter nights). Oblivion was the peak of action-style, non-MMO RPGing for me.
Yet, I also went the MMO path as well, with Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot, skipped Everquest, tried WoW for 4 months before getting annoyed with it, then moving into Lord of the Rings Online where I am right now.
Soon D2 LOD faded into the gamer history books and Blizzard focused on Starcraft, Warcraft, and finally WoW. Ever since then I've given up hope of seeing a Diablo sequel. I was thrilled to hear about the upcoming D3 when a coworker showed me the game play demo video.
I still have my original Diablo, Diablo 2, and Diablo 2 Expansion Set; Lords of Destruction box sitting on the wall-mounted bookshelf above my PC and monitors. I have made a special spot just for D3 when it's released. I will also keep a little room there for any D3 expansions after that. I hope the additional content keeps coming after D3's initial release.
For now, I still mule with D2 LOD on my desktop and Asus Eee PC laptop, with ATMA V item manager, NO-CD loaders, and 1.11.
My name is Ivan and I've been playing Diablo series from the beginning. D1, D2 and D2X consumed a good part of my life while I was in high school. I've played it over the LAN, Single Player and played D1 on Battle.net (Dial-up - Here in Croatia, we had same problems with the inet like they had in Poland). I'm still playing D2X Single Player, casually.
My favorite and most serious builds were, and are still, with Sorc and Barb. Playing mostly with 3 Elemental Sorc and with Ranged Axe/Knife Throwing Barb (PvM exclusively). With my builds, I always try to pursue: "The char must be able to kill any monster (single, group or boss), with any resistances, by him/her self!" philosophy. I guess that it comes from the fact that I play the game by my self most of the time.
The diabloii.net was always the resource of choice for all the info regarding the Diablo games, and 'cos I'm gonna play Diablo game (D3) for the first time seriously on the inet (Battle.net), I'm glad that this site and it's crew is still online and kicking $#&!
Oh, that sound of killing The Hidden and The Goat Man in D1!
Glad to hear D3 is on way....ive actually been getting my life back in order since i ridded myself of the addiction that d2 is.
Well so much for that...this is the conspiracy that is determined to have me sat clicking for the next 1000 years.