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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:11 pm 
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I spent a lot of time playing Diablo2:LOD back in the day. Lans at a friend's store. Playing with friends. Diablo held a lot of nostalgia for me.

When Diablo3 came out, I purchased it the day it came out.

... and I was so horribly disappointed. This wasn't the game I both hated and loved at the same time. I finished it once with a couple of classes, uninstalled it and shelved it.

When I heard Loot 2.0 was a thing and there was an expansion any day, I thought I'd give it a crack again. So I deleted my chars, started over to really give the patch a chance.

I felt it was a drastic improvement. The action house was gone. Loot 2.0 seems to up drop rates and the items you get are probably going to be for your class. And then along game Reaper of Souls, which adds the Crusader, Act V and Adventure Mode.

I feel like Adventure Mode is exactly what the game needed to make it good. Every waypoint in every act becomes a challenge instead of just pure grind. It changes the map layout and gives you a goal. Then loot and XP worth your time. Been playing Adventure Mode with a friend a bit. Is good.

In about a week or so, I've now got a 61 Monk, 42 Mage and a bunch of lowbies.

End of the day, I feel like Diablo3 is now the game it should have been on release.

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http://www.diablowiki.net/Loot_2.0

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Yep. Couldn't agree more!

I've been smashing it out solidly for the last few days, playing with mates. It's a whole lot of fun.

First and foremost. Adventure mode. The addition of bounties and the rift gives an aim to the grinding, without really giving anything groundbreaking. It's just an extra chance at some good loot. Plus some experience and gold. Thumbs up!

And actually getting legendary items! So good.

The addition of the mystic is cool. Transmogrify means you can alter the look of items, plus you can enchant all your items (for a price) rerolling one of the skills to get another more useful skill. Plus some handy new affixes are lots of fun.

I like the fact they removed the auction house. Really diminished your gearing as it took away any luck and just became a game of get as much gold.

I've heard good things about the crusader as well. Plus each other class got another skill and some more passive skills, the majority of which are quite good. Special mention to the witch doctors piranado!

All in all blizzard have done a great job in making the game how it should be.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:22 pm 
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Sweet. Pretty much echo your thoughts about the initial release and I've been looking forward to picking this up.

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I've been enjoying myself too.
Crafting has a point now too.

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Yeah I managed to pick up 2 set plans. Haven't even looked at the cost yet though. No doubt it's steep (not to mention the unique material required).

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Ooh! I might have to give this another try! I completely echo all the bad things mentioned above. It was fun for a week and then I forgot about it.

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My internets been down for two days.... prolly what I needed my mage has hit 50 paragon levels since the expansion release and I was doing not much else but play


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Smashed it for the week prior and a few days after RoS launch. Definate improvement. Sadly, it went live on Tuesday night and I flew out Friday morning...

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Ryan and I killed Diablo in adventure mode. Dropped me a neat axe that bumps my damage from 12k to 50k.

Haven't used it yet. =(

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Is there a new class?

What's it like?

I was really enjoying the monk last time I played.

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Thanks for posting this. I was a little disappointed by the initial Diablo release - maybe my hopes were too high - so this is all the excuse I need to go dig the discs out.


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Discs?

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I remember when all the best games were vinyl.
None of this modern high-falutin' LP business.


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Quote:
Is there a new class?

What's it like?

I was really enjoying the monk last time I played.
Yeah, monk is fun. Ask Ryan about crusader, he's playing one.

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Having been a mad Diablo and Diablo II player, I played it on release a whole lot, getting a character from each class through to Hell, and finishing Inferno with two.

I actually really enjoyed it on release. My main gripe was with the loot being a bit meh. It was pretty much just the same junk, over and over again. If you wanted to play inferno, you needed to farm for gold and raid the auction house.

I may have to dive back in upon these reviews. Civ V was getting a bit monotonous anyways.

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