Please dont read this BLIZZARD!!! (diablo 3 beta) First off, I am a true Diablo 2 fan and have been playing it since its release. So when I finally was able to play the Diablo 3 beta I thought to myself, Diablo 2 was a masterpiece (except for the bots, i blame Blizzard for those) Blizzard has the blueprint for another masterpiece from its predecessor so this game is going to be mind blowing. I started the up the beta client, logged into many server errors and continued to wait.....and wait...and wait. With over 2 million preorder diablo games and not counting box sales, Blizzard better have the server issues fixed for release or I can imagine alot of pissed off fans wanting their money back. So I finally get into game, pick a Barb, and off I go following a linear, boring trail that led me to the skeleton king within 45 minutes. Yes I know this is a beta, yes I know we dont have the full game to place judgement on. BUT! From what I did see I didnt like. 1) SKILLS- the skills were the worst thing about the game. My cousin and I both had Barbs...we both got to lvl 13 ....and when we started farming, we used the same freakin skills because the rest sucked. Two identical barbs leaping around with the only difference between us was our gear. BOO Blizzard. At least the old beta the skills actually did something, like Bash was 160% of weap dam and cleave did an arc attack but was only 140 % weap dam....at least that would make me think of using a different skill. Zero customastion 2)Leveling- In diablo 2 patch 1.12 before respecs I had a 93 bowzon with 20 attribute points into reserve just because I feared I might find a armor that needed more strength so I saved my points. This game, leveling is the biggest JOKE, u skills power are based on ur attributes and I have NO control over how powerful i want to become. BOO BLIZZARD! I feel like they made a game that is made for brain dead children. 3)Gameplay- The game doesnt feel like a diablo game, it feels like last years Dungeon Siege 3 down to the running of the character to the lack of customization of skills to how your character attacks. It also feels like blizzard made this game to aim more on the console side then PC, the controls feel more like a console game. 4)Cubing- Diablo 2's greatest part. Rolling small charms....magic weapons...and making crafted items. 5)Forced skills slots- On my monk i could only have one spirit generator and one spirit user on the left and right MB, then the rest of the skills were FORCED into the 1,2,3,4 slots....maybe i dont want a mantra, maybe i wanted 3 spirit generators and two users. Thanks for taking my options away blizzard. Suggestions- I have only one suggestion....I had many more complaints about this game but the only real problem I had with this game was the skills. I didnt like that my barb was the same as my cousins barb....I tried to be different using ground stomp rather than leap, but lets get real, leap is just better. But here is a solution, why not have a quick switch like D2 weapons switch hand, but make it for the skills.....that way on one hand I can have all my buffs and switch to my damage skills on the other.....plus it would make your stupid, yeah, your skill runes are a terrible idea, more useful. Example, say like the monks teleport are on one hand, but i wanted the last rune on that punch as well. I cant have both, but i could put it on my second switch hand giving the player more options and making my character different from others. Sorry for the novel, just a Diablo lover scorned over a game that could have been epic.