Diablo 3 announced

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  1. Kitfox

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    So I've had some time to play around with the beta. I usually play summoner classes or caster classes... and the witch doctor is pretty fun but wow the monk is like so much more fun to play (followed closely by barbarian). The rest of the classes cannot compete... its so satisfying to bash enemies so hard they fly off your screen... its like being neo in the matrix... I worry that if they don't make the other classes just as fun we'll be seeing nothing but monks and barbs. There no other class that makes me want to constantly jump into a horde of enemies and set new records for a combo score.
     
  2. Naph

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    It's Q2.

    Pretty close release date. Poor Guild Wars.
     
  3. Quixoticism

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    Poor Guild Wars? Poor Diablo when Guild Wars 2 gets a release date. There's no official word yet but a Q2 release is a possibility for Arena Net as well.
     
  4. ray_MAN

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    I've since calmed down from my previous issues with this game. I even like a lot of the changes. However, there are some things I still do have problems with.

    After playing the beta last night with a friend, I came upon a realization: it's far too easy to attain great gear. Crafting will give you pretty much everything you need for relatively low cost. Every magical item is guaranteed to give you either an essence or a fang, and an hour of Diablo 3 will net you enough magical items to create magical equipment for every slot.

    Many of the drops that I encountered did not even compare to the items I was able to craft. Once i had my full set of crafted armor and items, the only item the only drop that I used was a ring that dropped from Skeleton King and probably because you can't craft rings.

    Diablo 1 and 2 was about exploring every edge of the map to find loot. I don't feel that obligation in this game. I do like the idea of crafting, but it should be far more expensive in terms of gold and in terms of materials to do.

    My second issue involves character imbalance. I played co-op with a friend yesterday. I rolled a Wizard and he rolled a Barbarian. By the end of the game, I had more Life than he did (806 vs. 802) and more armor (398 vs. 394). Regardless of whether or not I was playing Wizard properly (most of my items did affect my intelligence or arcane), it should not be possible that I am more survivable than a Barbarian.

    This problem, I believe, comes from three roots: crafting (as discussed above), the static skill system, and items being locked to certain classes.
    In Diablo 2, you would never see a Sorceress with any sort of heavy armor because no Sorceress would ever put points into Strength other than to use certain weapons. Also, the lighter armor and not the heavy armor in Diablo 2 often provided greater perks to the Sorceress. In Diablo 3, there are no such restrictions. You can use the items that the game says you can use and that does not change over the course of the game. The only restrictions are class-specific items.
    Blizzard has put themselves in a sticky situation here. I feel that these issues cause too much balance between the classes. You will find lots of people running around with the same armor in their first run through the game. I'm sure that on the higher difficulties, the drops will rival, or even beat, crafting items. But as it stands, there seems to be no point in doing anything but crafting.

    Does anyone else agree?
     
  5. Bakurei

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    For me the Diablo franchise has always been about beating the game as fast as possible, never exploring anything but the needed quests. Then just rushing to the end boss and kill it quickly - continue rushing the last boss to infinity.

    I wouldn't say anything about the items since it's just a short beta. Plus Blizzard has stated that normal only has the 30% of the items, which I find to be a rather large number...

    I tried to find information about the release date to be Q2 but found nothing. Only thing they have stated is another target, just like 11Q4 and every target before that.
     
  6. Yorick

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    ray_MAN, I haven't played the Beta, but I agree with everything you're saying, and I can totally see Blizzard doing those things. My only hope is that since it's still beta, that some of these things are going to be tweaked.
     
  7. Bad^Hat

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    That is nothing at all like I play it. My neurosis will not allow me to leave an area until the automap is filled in. :>

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/02/10/blizzard-announces-new-diablo-3-slipping-date/

    http://www.giantbomb.com/news/yep-diablo-iii-has-been-delayed-again/3977/
     
  8. Bakurei

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    As again, no release date given. They're giving targets, not release dates, which just means it might come Q2. With every other date they've said the same, they're targeting XXQX.
     
  9. Bad^Hat

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    Oh right, I didn't read your post properly.

    Let's be honest though, even if it was a release date, this is Blizzard we're talking about. Everything is subject to change. :p
     
  10. Bakurei

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    True :p

    Looking forward to the incoming information. I guess they'll reveal the new rune and skill systems.
     
  11. Bad^Hat

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    Okay, this is what I like to hear.

     
  12. Bakurei

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    They have made some serious changes to the beta in the past month or so. As it is, the game is phenomenal and many of my issues have been addressed.
     
  14. Bad^Hat

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    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/03/12/blizzard-vs-diablo-iiis-player-vs-player/

    They're cutting PvP from launch as it's not up to their standards and putting them behind schedule. It'll be added back in in a future patch. As it stands, the rest of the content is "just about complete" (which you may or may not have noticed if you clicked that link), so maybe possibly perhaps we can expect a launch date soon...?
     
  15. BabyHeadCrab

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    This means there's a slight chance of it making this century, but don't count on it brah.
     
  16. unozero

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    wrong thread lol
     
  17. BabyHeadCrab

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    Wow, that's WAY sooner than I expected. They must be done.
     
  18. ray_MAN

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    Pretty much. As it stands, the game is in a great state. Many issues have been addressed and the game is ready for release IMO.
     
  19. BabyHeadCrab

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    Haven't played the beta in a good while, wish they'd add content but with it coming this soon I guess that would just spoil things.
     
  20. ray_MAN

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    Well if you haven't played since they added runes, I suggest that you do. The runes really add a whole new aspect to the game in terms of depth and it makes up for the loss of editable stats and skill points.
     
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    I can't resist. ;_;
     
  22. Naph

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    May 15
     
  23. unozero

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    mhm....not sure if want quite frankly with my new job and me simply growing out of Video Games I'm not sure if I can spend $60 on something that I will get bored of in 1 week.Only game that I syill play atleast 2-3 a week is BF3
     

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