Diablo III Catch-All 2.0

Ulairi wrote:

Stay off the Blizzard forums. There are some serious epic breakdowns going on.

Got any links?

(Seriously, I thought most people stayed far far far away from the Bnet forums these days)

RoughneckGeek wrote:

By "completed the game" do you mean finished Act IV on normal? It'd surprise me that it took 12 hours to do that. Diablo 2 didn't get interesting until post normal when enemies started popping up with various resistances. Diablo 3 is a much faster start than Diablo 2 and normal didn't take me very long in that game.

Also, 12 hours is a long time to clear Normal. In D2 People were running alts to Level 99 in about 24 hours before Blizzard started to clamp down on that behavior.

ChrisGwinn wrote:
crunchy wrote:

The fact that someone completed the game after 12 hours makes me wonder...if the "legs" of this game will be replayability on harder difficulty levels, would that change the experience enough to make it continue to feel fresh and engaging? What will people be doing playing this game after a few months?

That's how Diablo 2 worked. There were whole layers of gameplay and types of monsters/modifiers that didn't even show up until later difficulty levels. I never replay games, and I beat D2 on all three difficulty levels, because it's really a game with three levels, where the acts repeat on each level.

OK this makes me glad, because I am loving the game so far (well until the server crashes), so I'm hoping I'll be able to do new things for a long long time.

LiquidMantis wrote:
Hollowheel wrote:

I'm planning on rushing one character through normal solo, then befriending everyone on the Goodjer list for a co-opalypse. First time though, I want to take it slow and concentrate on every detail. Gotta treat this game like a lady.

Treat it gently one-on-one until through the end-game, then go at it frantic with your friends?

Haven't gotten looks from my co-workers for laughing until this post. Thanks.

I'm in the same boat though. Going through it solo first, than co-op hardcore to spice things up.

Quick question. Do the Blacksmith/Jeweler training upgrades carry across your account & between soft/hardcore? Seems like a huge investment for one character to make.

Propagandalf wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Any chance someone can add Fedaykin98#1575 to the list? I can't access it from work. Thanks! :)

Added you. What's your steam ID?

Also Fedaykin98, but Mannish added me to the Steam group in the previous thread. Thanks!

shoptroll wrote:
Ulairi wrote:

Stay off the Blizzard forums. There are some serious epic breakdowns going on.

Got any links?

(Seriously, I thought most people stayed far far far away from the Bnet forums these days)

There are a bunch of people demanding refunds and talking about capitalism. It is actually quite funny.

Datyedyeguy wrote:

Going through it solo first, than co-op hardcore to spice things up.

Same, although I'm playing with Demyx only for the first run and then joining the rest of you lot for funsies.

Quick question. Do the Blacksmith/Jeweler training upgrades carry across your account & between soft/hardcore? Seems like a huge investment for one character to make.

I believe so, but not sure about hardcore/softcore. Stash is supposedly shared between characters too (again, not sure about HC/SC).

EDIT:

Ulairi wrote:

There are a bunch of people demanding refunds and talking about capitalism. It is actually quite funny.

This is my surprised face: :eyeroll:

Yay...have gotten 30 minutes of play time since 3am. :/

Maybe I haven't missed much by not taking the day off...

Ulairi wrote:

There are a bunch of people demanding refunds and talking about capitalism. It is actually quite funny.

Class action suits are undoubtedly being discussed, this seems to be the Godwin's law of gaming forums.

Hello, I would be interested in a guest pass if there is one available.

NSMike wrote:

Maybe I haven't missed much by not taking the day off...

The game of "which error code will I get this time" is pretty epic.

Scratched wrote:

I found this great review.

I love the included "screenshot".

Datyedyeguy wrote:

Quick question. Do the Blacksmith/Jeweler training upgrades carry across your account & between soft/hardcore? Seems like a huge investment for one character to make.

I seem to remember reading that Hardcore and Normal characters each have their own independent crafter progressions. So all your normal characters share one set of crafters, while all your hardcore characters share another. My guess is they don't want people to feel like they have to max out their crafters before starting in on Hardcore runs.

Does everyone's Battletag have random number's after it? I cannot believe there are 1591 Swarfigos before me.

crunchy wrote:

The fact that someone completed the game after 12 hours makes me wonder...if the "legs" of this game will be replayability on harder difficulty levels, would that change the experience enough to make it continue to feel fresh and engaging? What will people be doing playing this game after a few months?

He didnt complete the game he completed the first tier of the game in 12hrs. There's 3 more after that one.

Scratched wrote:

I found this great review.

Wait a second...is that entire forum a parody or is that...real..?

Swarfigo wrote:

Does everyone's Battletag have random number's after it? I cannot believe there are 1591 Swarfigos before me.

The answer is yes.

Mentat wrote:
Swarfigo wrote:

Does everyone's Battletag have random number's after it? I cannot believe there are 1591 Swarfigos before me.

The answer is yes.

Thanks, Mentat.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:
Scratched wrote:

I found this great review.

Wait a second...is that entire forum a parody or is that...real..?

Yes, of course it is.

I guess their "Stress Test" was pretty much useless...

Yes its random.

I am glad this game is out so that I can comfortably say that D3 and TL2 are apples and oranges.

And we can finally put the rainbows and unicorns thing to rest. I chortled when I got to the area that was in the 2008 gameplay video with the rainbow. This game is dark people!

And the difficulty ramps up quite quickly at the end of act 1 and the start of act 2.

Well, I took advantage of the server downtime and got my daily jog over with. Now I have the rest of the day to play except for I might have to make a beer run this evening.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:
Scratched wrote:

I found this great review.

Wait a second...is that entire forum a parody or is that...real..?

Are you quite serious?

I'll say this: those people have put in some serious Bible study time. I am impressed.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Well, I took advantage of the server downtime and got my daily jog over with. Now I have the rest of the day to play except for I might have to make a beer run this evening.

I changed the headlights on my car and took out the trash. My house will be looking pristine by the time Diablo III is released.

Montalban wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Well, I took advantage of the server downtime and got my daily jog over with. Now I have the rest of the day to play except for I might have to make a beer run this evening.

I changed the headlights on my car and took out the trash. My house will be looking pristine by the time Diablo III is released.

Good man. I'd make my beer run to get a growler now, but the brewery that I want to go to doesn't open until 3:00. Maybe I'll have to do something else constructive.

My battletag: LegionSB#1667

I was going to wait until after my last final tomorrow. Yeah. That worked out well, didn't it.

Added myself to the doc:

Battle.net: Moggy#1596

Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/7...

I need an invite to the GWJ Group, pretty please.

Whoohoo! Back on finally.

And to think some unnamed fellow goodjers were giving me grief this weekend about my doubts in a smooth Blizzard launch experience