Does anyone remember D2 classic? Pre-expansion HC diablo 2 was probably the most fun out of any PC game of that time. I really thought the expansion pack took the excitement out of making it to NM with my hardcore characters. It was a legitimate challenge to level a hardcore character in D2C into hell difficulty (probably because of b.net instability but still).
Anyways, I really think D3 has brought the same tension and excitement, and I haven't had as many issues with lag deaths.
Many of the comments here are very denigrating toward the game with majority of comments focused on difficulty and item drops.
Are there any individuals on this forum that think the game should be difficult? I don't ever expect to clear inferno any time soon but the enjoyment comes from trying, right?
I'm finding hardcore D3 as fun as D2C ever was and relish the continued experience of reaching a challenging goal.