Originally Posted by thenanyu
Normal was really easy. Diablo has always been about nightmare and hell mode anyways.
I played through the demo 3 times today with different characters, and I have to say I am very disappointed. There's really not anything new since D2. The skill system is different, not deeper. It's still the mindless clicking that Diablo has always been. It's interesting to see that blizzard borrowed elements from DotA and games like that.
Barb's Ancient Spear = Pudge's meat hook
Barb's leap works just like Mirana's
Monk's reach works like lanyana's blades
barb's leap worked similarly in D2.
besides, i don't think that changing the basic things that worked with the first two in the series would go well with the player community.
i do agree that the artwork is a little bit more "cartoony" but i don't think it's a "negative" in a sense. it is still fairly dark. let's remember guys when we played up to blood raven in D2 we didn't get into any of the serious dark stuff either.
Originally Posted by hoozah
I beat Diablo 3... demo :] The skeleton king gave me an ass kicking first time, then i loaded up on pots.
how? pots are on cool downs now...
Originally Posted by Imhoff
Originally Posted by Jackie Treehorn
Whether or not there's a duping problem will depend on whether or not any character data is stored client-side, as it was in 1 and 2. If it's stored on your computer, it can be duped. If it's stored on the Blizzard servers, it's much harder to dupe.
Even if it is server side, someone out there will find a way to abuse the servers to make duping allowable.
I really hope it doesn't run rampant like in D1 and D2. I never found a Stone of Jordan, Zod rune, etc etc in D2 and I played the hell out of that game. Frustrating, yes, but it's a nice feeling that if playing the game properly, you may never get certain items at all. Keeps the game fresh and enjoyable as you hunt for items.
And with the auction house, I really hope duping is closely monitored by Blizzard. Would hate to see people spend actual cash on items that were duped.
i believe because they are keeping everything server side, this will prevent item duping. each item dropped has it's own item create code. (much like how an item would drop in WoW). this is how they're preventing duping. the downside to this is that you have to have an internet connection to play single player.
i think the rune system will increase the variety of play... i'm excited to see how that will turn out.