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Old 02-02-12, 02:11 AM   #13
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i played using the emu server just to see what its about..i too was not too impressed tbh..compared to d2..

it doesn't feel d2...feels like d2/wow..with more on the wow side.
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Old 02-02-12, 09:27 AM   #14
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I like it, but it does seemed dumbed down a bit. All the tutorials and on screen things telling you what to do (which you can turn off).

Also, it's running badly at times and I did some searching and I'm not alone. I don't know if it's audio, physics or network related. When I attack it slows down, chops really bad, then recovers. It seems to hitch a lot as well.
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Old 02-02-12, 01:48 PM   #15
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Got the invite. Will be checking it this week end...
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Old 02-03-12, 05:26 AM   #16
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dam lucky would like to get into the official servers..
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Old 02-06-12, 01:28 PM   #17
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Tried it. It got back that "diablo" vibe, as expected.
They changed some of the mechanisms, made it more friendly in parts: as stated, no more characteristics for your avatar, no points to put into them and no skill tree. You get new slots every few levels (allowing to have more power/passive skills available at once) and new skills a bit more regularly to choose from. Skills are single level (either you have it or not), no specialization. You can allocate skills to slots and reallocate at will (takes about a minute of downtime, so no switching in the middle of a fight, but you can gear up before it).

It's really designed to let you play your way and give more choices in your experience with a single character without having to reroll. Most abilities are equivalent, but get used differently.

I finished the beta with the sorceress and for example, she had 2 main attack spells, either a slow orb exploding on contact or a disintegration which was affecting everything in a line as long as kept active. Both work well, just differently.

Outside of those technical differences, the biggest part of the experience is still there. This is still diablo, you see your character in isometric view, monsters roam around, you click to kill them and loot the corpses. Lather, rinse, repeat.

It's addictive and very polished, never getting in the way of your fun. It looks great, more from design than pure technical prowess (like most Blizzard) and you always just want to do one more quest.

I predict a big success and people playing for hours while complaining :P
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Old 02-06-12, 03:07 PM   #18
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I've played through both the wizard and the monk and loved them both. Very fun.

I like the fact that you don't have skill points. The skills automatically level up a bit as you level up. My spells/attacks were doing more damage as I progressed to higher levels. It meant that they were all well balanced and you're not stuck using one or 2 skills the whole time. You can quickly change play styles on the fly just from using a different attack or defense skill.

I think with the addition of various rune modifiers, it's going to make them a lot more in depth and the ability to customize a skill with different properties is a pretty novel change IMO.

I didn't look into it yet but once you beat it, can you play through again on the next level of difficulty using your equipment like in DII?
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They dont give a F about EU
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Played Monk and Barbarian. Fun Fun Fun!! game is nicely done! a def buy for me.
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topic needs to be updated.

this was only for the US and 100,000 keys were released.
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Loving it, a must buy. Seems a bit easy though.
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Loving it, a must buy. Seems a bit easy though.
I think it's easy because we are playing the demo is normal difficulty. Thatís what I think
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the developers already discussed the difficulty here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3NkFxpb4hI#t=42m30s
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