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    I miss you but I just can't...

    Hey guys

    As some of you may have noticed (maybe only a few, I'm not conceited enough to think I'm important here or anything), I have been absent from D3 for a while now.

    Its not that I don't like the game any more, but ever since RoS was announced, I just can't bring myself to play. I have rediscovered my love for Dota 2 (don't hate me!) and that has been occupying most of the time that I have for gaming. That being said, I miss you guys and I miss the fun I had playing with a bunch of you.

    The reason I can't play while waiting for RoS, despite the undoubtedly long wait we still have until it arrives, is that I feel like any progress I make between now and then will be largely futile. The AH is closing, so there won't be an easy way to obtain gear without playing (which I am fond of), but when that day comes and RoS is here I want to run through the game experiencing the new things the game has to offer and finding the new and improved loot. If I build my hero into the best he can be in vanilla D3 and this turns out to be a complete waste of time compared to how powerful I could make him one month after RoS release, why pump those gaming hours into the character now?

    Yes, an argument could be made that we play for fun, not only for the loot, but it isn't enough for me until RoS comes out.

    I'd like to hear how you guys feel about it.

    Hopefully you are all still around when RoS hits so we can reunite

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Well I've missed ya! Still using your litany mate

    I understand your pov, I feel the same in a way. On the other hand, I haven't even played all classes, just levelled a WD to 60. I like to have 5 classes up to 60 so I don't have to do that in RoS anymore and can start on 60-70 right away. The paragons exp doesn't hurt either

    And I'm still having fun, I'm trying to break into high MPs (7+) with my monk, but the lag has been preventing this so far. Yesterday I did a nice MP5 game with friends which we completely owned, even with the lag. Still gives me satisfaction

    Hope to see you back soon mate!

    Ps The lag over the past weeks has done more harm then RoS if you ask me :(

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Well yeah, I'm in the same position a little bit.

    Right now it's the lag that prevents me from playing at all, since I don't want to lose my P100 obviously and my other toons are fragile as hell, so they aren't very good options either.
    Which made me rediscover good ol' Quake in the form of QuakeLive. And though my skills (I swear I had some... I really did... I think...) are nowhere to be found and the community is as asinine as it gets I'm still having fun with my trusty Rocketlauncher.

    Imho the perceived loss of most (if not all) incentive to go looting with RoS' announcement (No lasting upgrades, no way to build up a decent gold reserve other than finding THE 1 in a million item) combined with the fact that my shortterm goal (PL100) has been achieved are giving me trouble justifying the time consumption.

    To be fair I never was a loot nut in D1 and D2 either. I had fun building up a toon but when the time came for Baalruns 'til your eyes bleed I usually ended up quitting thet character.
    The last couple of years in D2 were almost entirely spent playing in KTA (weekly self-found group) runs and the long and painful -albeit very rewarding- quest to Guardian a selffound spearzon.

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    See you around when RoS hits, man! As I'm sure I'll be playing that for a fair bit.

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Quote Originally Posted by oOmpie View Post
    Well yeah, I'm in the same position a little bit.

    Right now it's the lag that prevents me from playing at all, since I don't want to lose my P100 obviously and my other toons are fragile as hell, so they aren't very good options either.
    Which made me rediscover good ol' Quake in the form of QuakeLive. And though my skills (I swear I had some... I really did... I think...) are nowhere to be found and the community is as asinine as it gets I'm still having fun with my trusty Rocketlauncher.

    Imho the perceived loss of most (if not all) incentive to go looting with RoS' announcement (No lasting upgrades, no way to build up a decent gold reserve other than finding THE 1 in a million item) combined with the fact that my shortterm goal (PL100) has been achieved are giving me trouble justifying the time consumption.

    To be fair I never was a loot nut in D1 and D2 either. I had fun building up a toon but when the time came for Baalruns 'til your eyes bleed I usually ended up quitting thet character.
    The last couple of years in D2 were almost entirely spent playing in KTA (weekly self-found group) runs and the long and painful -albeit very rewarding- quest to Guardian a selffound spearzon.

    [TL;DR]
    See you around when RoS hits, man! As I'm sure I'll be playing that for a fair bit.
    LOL Quake! Quake (including Wolfenstein, Doom 1/2, Quake 1-3) is the only game I've spent more hours with than Diablo. I was even reasonable hotshot in the Dutch Quake 3 scene back in the days, playing European leagues (Clanbase!). Aaah Team Deathmatch and the ZTN/Q3DM6 duels, lovely memories

    Regarding your P100, why don't you level a new barb and move your gear over? That's what a lot of people do these days to not risk their P100 exp.

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Yeah, I've been gaming since forever, but when I tell people that for instance the 1000+ hours poured into Mass Effect 1/2/3 are nothing compared to the hours spent in QW/Q2/Q3/QL somehow they start looking funny at me.

    Except the WoW players, they know what's up

    Gheh, what was your Quake nick then? I was a ClanBase regular too for a couple of years, but can't remember a Grishok. Which clans? ^__^

    Regarding lvling another barb... Just... No...
    I'm already having trouble motivating myself to level actual new toons to 60 and tbh the items are as much part of the investment as the xp. Having a naked PL100 is just silly

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    PM'ed on Quake, bit offtopic here

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Ah gents! I am glad to see it isn't only me. Its been so long I haven't even played while this lag has been around.

    Grish, I completely trust you with that Litany. I know you won't forget where it came from, and if you get it killed well that's how HC works so I won't hold it against you

    I really am super excited for RoS, but I doubt I'm going to drag myself back into D3 until it hits. If I do, it will probably be to level my last non-60 character up to 60 (a wiz), but I doubt I'll enter the item hunt again until RoS.

    Until then, stay safe, and I look forward to joining you all to kick some Malthael *** in good time!

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Aight mate!

    PS Blizzard is really trying hard to scare hardcore players away :( http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/top...862587?page=40 warning: contains abusive language

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    I am playing as much as I can making the final push to 100 with Avani. Once she reaches 100 I'm going to stick a Marquis Amethyst in her hat and do high MP key runs & Ubers. I'm riding a hunch that Bliz is going to include dead characters Paragon exp when the switchover is made to RoS, but then again, if they implement a ladder system that basically sets everything back to scratch what will any of it matter anyway? I am apparently one of the minority that really like the game the way it is now, so I'm playing all I can while it's still the way I like it. It might be a completely different game when RoS comes out, and minus all the new content (which I very eagerly anticipate), I've not been sold that the game will be evolutionarily better than it is now. Frankly I'm more worried that they're going to be changing so much all at the same time it could really end up being a mess (fingers crossed that I'm dead wrong on that one).

    Anyway, after doing a bunch of high MP key runs & Ubers with Avani I'm either going to push my monk SafeCracker to 100 (currently 80) or I'm going to start a Wiz or WD and play them up.

    Oh, and I've got to start a new SC toon with my gf. She's become a D3 regular over the past few months and I have been promising to make an (egads) SC toon along with her.
    Eschew obfuscation!

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    Re: I miss you but I just can't...

    Ah a GF who plays D3, can it get any better?

    Also enjoying the game, did some MP6 farming yesterday with a good group, my DW monk was holding it's own just fine. MP7 is next

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