#1 - 2012/04/22 04:52:00 PMinstead of Blizzard making the 'right' choices for me
OK, I understand that when people say D2 only had an illusion of choice. I get that there are optimal builds. But do I need an optimal build to truly enjoy the game? No. I played D2 with friends only. About 5 of us, and we'd have the most noobtastic builds you can imagine, some useful, others just lmao funny. We had a Barbarian with 10 levels of leap, and all he did was jump around trying to 'disturb' the creeps while we tried to slowly kill them. I suppose none of us would have lasted 2 seconds in PVP against optimal builds. However, we sat there, thought about what our favorite skills were, increased INT for our barbarians so we could use WW longer, and we loved it. Each character was planned by us, played for hours for fun, and while they might 'suck', we still snailed our way through Hell and had a lot of fun with our unique characters and builds that WE made.
Now, D3 makes the right choices for me. But instead of an RPG, it feels more like a 'connect the dots' game. This comic pretty much sums up what I feel like about leveling in D3
EDIT: OK I've read a lot of posts and I think I finally understand why many people DON'T want others to be able to allocate stat points. Simply because, they're afraid that others can have better, more efficient characters! Basically, their reasoning is, if stat points are auto assigned, then everyone would be the same and therefore they would never be at a disadvantage. And because they always have 'the same' characters as other people, they'd never have to re-roll. But, if people were given the freedom to allocate their own stat points, someone would make a better character than them and suddenly, their character would be 'gimped' and 'useless' and they'd need to reroll and 'follow a build'. By forcing everyone to be the same, they'd never be outplayed by other people. By forcing everyone to be the same, they'd never be 'bad'.
Here's what I think: If you want a safe way to play the game and be able to finish Inferno, then good, Blizzard has an auto allocate skill point system that will ensure you, your character will be good enough to finish Inferno. Hooray. For other people who want to mess around with their stats, LET THEM. If they screw up and won't be able to finish Inferno, that's their own problem. Would it affect you? No. If they succeed and make a character different from what Blizzard is offering but still effective, then kudos to them. They put thought into making their own unique character different from everybody else, and it worked out for them. Will their success affect you? No. Basically, if you want your stat points to be auto allocated, great, go ahead. But if others want to mess with their stat points, why try to stop them? It will in no way affect your own game.