I have asked some friends of mine (they played d1/2, but didnt follow the progress of Diablo3) after they tried the beta this weekend, if they like the skill INTERFACE (lets not talk about the system please )
And they all had similiar answers (some main points)
- confusing at the beginning
- no real overview of progress threw leveling
- not appealing
- they didnt know that skills do weapon damage until i told them so
Well, i think this UI needs to be changed to better one (at least an option for a more overviewing one), the one we are using at the moment is just awefull.
Just for the record, they liked the rest of the game.
I might add that I let my friend, who doesn't play games at all, play the beta. She understood the skill interface and skill purpose almost instantly despite no previous gaming experience AND her poor English.
I'm an old D2 veteran and I actually like this interface a lot more than the previous one that was in the beta (although the skill descriptions aren't perfectly clear until you try a skill but it doesn't matter since there's no penalty for trying a skill).
I really like the skill interface. The only thing that bugs me is that there is no way to know how much %weapon dmg every skill does. I have to look on the internet if I want to know, or test it and try to figure it out myself.
Imo they should add that value to the description.
I hate it.. wish it was complex as in path of exile with options how you like ,now everyone gets the same at specific lvl.. sucks really :( nerfed down game no wonder everyone can follow this game so easy.