Most likely I'll be rolling a monk first. The flow of the class just suits my play style much more than any of the others do. That and the amount of utility you can bring to group play is just astonishing. The versitility imo is just unrivaled and should definitely lead to some exciting solo and group gameplay.
I am really torn between Wiz/DH and the Monk. My favourite class in D2 is Assassin, and monk+DH are kinda incorporated in it! SO i dunno, I thought this release delay was gonna give me more time to decide, but it's making it even worse! I started thinking about playing ze Wizard! Aaah!
Well, yes it will be my main and starting character.
1. skills are cool (exploding palm is very nasty, and looks fancy)
2. big mobility (few pure movement skills and teleporting with runed skills)
3. fast attacks (always liked this in diablo 2)
4. destroying things with bare hands
5. will be first class to be nerfed in PvP
and if you wonder why i made such statement on point 5, just look SevenSided Strike with Sudden Assault rune...
I doubt if anyone can run away from furious monk
Will be my starter character, but not sure if main or not, too early to tell. I do love the theme of the character and the only thing that bugs me is not being able to put away my weapons when I move around (since I will not be using them).
Barb will be my first and my main. I don't think I will have any alts for quite some time until I get my barb fully geared the way I want him. That way I can trade away good items without feeling remorse for not saving them for my alts.
Im afraid its looking like monk will be my second character for the fact thats its melee ?
I've always loved healing type class's such as priest and druid in wow, and i loved the monk in guild wars but i really dont like melee characters
So im leaning towards the wizzard as i did really enjoy the sorc in d2, but my 2nd char will deffo be monk. In the chance i get to play beta and run through with both the monk and wizzard and the monk happens to be the most fun i may level a monk first
I think that monk is more exposed since he his up-close and personnal. This means he will probably sink more gold, for repairs and for dying as exemple.
My first caracter will be the WD and the Monk will be my second caracter. I will play both of them simultaneously but with a lvl gap. This way, my monk will follow my WD progression and gain gear from him so that he can be less of a gold drainer. My WD will be used much for farming gold and monk items.
The monks been nerfed so hard these days.. To the point where several of his skills are near useless now, Wave of Light in particular. Which idiot thought it was a good idea to cut WoL's damage by 2/3rds and yet keep the resource cost the same?!. In any case, if this is the trend of how the monk is going to go ill be passing on him. At least until he becomes the flavour of the month again and gets all his shit fixed up.
Like some of you, I was going to choose the monk as my first character, but with all these nerfs it is quite the turn off. The monk seems much less appealing than it initially did. I don't understand some of the major nerfs, I'm also not in the beta so I don't know of some of these skills are OP or not; perhaps someone in the beta could shed some light on this? I'm contemplating on which class I would choose, if I were not to choose the monk, because the rest of the classes just don't fit my play style... The only class that is slightly interesting to me would be the Demon Hunter, but I've been reading that people claim the Demon Hunter to be underpowered.
I was going to play monk first but now Im doing WD since hes way more unique and badass
After a few playthroughs of the beta, I'm going to have to agree with you. I was drawn to the monk at 1st because of the damage I was doing. This was because the dex items dropped much more frequently than the int items... for me anyway. Now that I transferred over some int items to my WD, making his gear and monk's gear comparable - I'm going to stick with the WD as my 1st/main.
I like the monk but not as first class. I'm gonna for DH/Wizard for first character, i agree monk is funny to play but also is not the best farmer and i don't understand really some skills (like the kick throw away your opponent when u are a mele fighter!!!). I saw monk more to play in group that going alone.