Diablo III / 3

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  1. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    I've had two computers from Alienware. The last of which I got about 6 years ago. Relative to other companies who make gaming PCs, it wasn't that expensive.

    I think Alienware has that overpriced/crappy reputation because it was the first company that became really popular specializing in gaming PCs when most PC gamers would pride themselves in building their own and having to tweek/upgrade so often. It's just leftover sentiment from when PC gaming was dominated by snark and elitism. Check out their site.
     
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    I have D3 coming for free due to my WoW account (paid up for a year and it's free along with cool mount in WoW). I played D1 but totally skipped D2. Does D3 have a persistent world and guilds like WoW?

    Btw, Frog, www.newegg.com and you can build a killer machine for 1k or so. I did last year and just love the machine I built. I run WoW with all settings on ultra and it's smooth as hell.
     
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    I believe there are guilds, or clans, but it's not a persistent world. The world resets every time you start a new game, but Blizzard said they made D3 so there won't be as much of a need to quit and start a new game to repeat quests or kills every 5 mins.
     
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    Huh. I like persistent worlds.
     
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    Me too. One of my biggest gripes with the Diablo franchise. But they would have had to change a ton to make it a consistent world, and it would have basically turned into an MMO (not a bad thing). One of the reasons I'm looking forward to Diablo is I'll be able to log on for 30 mins and actually do something valuable instead of just traveling to a different town or a new dungeon.
     
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    WoW today is not EQ of 1999. You can actually run an heroic dungeon with a good group in 30 minutes. With persistent raids you could actually do them in 30 minute stretches. We do a two hour run on Tuesdays (these days that's clearing the all the way up to Spine in DS) and then up to three hours to finish the clear on Thursdays.

    EQ was a bitch of a time sink.
     
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    Yeah, but you have to spend a lot of time to get up to that level. I love MMOs, not WoW in particular, but it's always good to have a game that doesn't require such a time commitment.
     
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    At one time this was true. Getting a toon end game ready in EQ was a bitch. I started back at WoW last year and it took me about 4-5 weeks of casual play to have my brand new pally tanking end game content. In EQ to go from nothing to end game was months of dedicated play.
     
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    That's not too bad. And yeah, you're spot on about EQ. I remember I played with a couple cousins when I was younger, and stayed up for like 36 hours camping this one mob to get a component for a key to enter a dungeon in (I think) Kunark that we went to once, wiped, and never went back.

    I wish there was a modern MMO out that I enjoyed, but I've tried WoW, Rift, EVE, and LoTRO (and others I can't think of) and didn't last longer than a month or two. I miss the days of EQ, DAoC, UO. IMO, that was the "Golden Age" of MMOs.
     
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    I am in 100% agreement that was the golden age of MMOs. However, I am happy with the fact WoW's dungeons are all instanced and can be saved. It lets people do end game by being good not by having the ability to play a game 18 hours a day.
     
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    I re-upped WoW for a bit and I couldn't believe how easy they made the LFR difficulty. I literally alt tab and browse forums on every boss.
     
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    You must be dps. :laugh:

    Agreed though, it's stupid easy. Even on 10 man it's pretty easy. Should not be able to clear five bosses in two hours.
     
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    oh man.. there's so much new shit to learn about if i want to build my own computer.

    oh well, i get intensely passionate about mini projects like this so it could be fun.
     
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    Yeah, building a modern computer can be tough for a guy your age.
     
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    no I haven't been a dps since BC. Healed since then.
     

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