Diablo 3 substitute

  • #21
    Btw... i found the Winboner he was talking about...

  • #22
    I played PoE. I gave them my $10 and played PoE quite a bit before this latest open beta weekend. It's a good looking game. I mean it's very dated graphically, even amongst games with a similar art style, but that can be expected because it's made by a very small group and even so it's good looking. The combat has a pretty good feel to it, but the game is lacking depth. There is more depth in some areas and a lot less in others. I think it has potential, but it feels a lot more like a mid/early alpha than a beta. I wouldn't say that it's a Diablo 3 substitute, it's more of a Titan Quest substitute as it has more in common with that game than with the Diablo games.

    I think people are using the wrong term when it comes to D3 "end game" - End game is more of an MMO term. D3 has a similar amount of end game to D2 when D2 was first launched. The only difference is that the AH takes away some of the trading and some of the social aspects are gone. D3 does need a little more longevity, and Blizzard says they're working on that, so we'll see what happens. Overall though I just think most people aren't realizing that D2's end game was initially as dull as paint too.

    I really hope that the PoE, and the Torchlight people for that matter, don't make a tragic mistake of listening to some of the people complaining about D3. Or else they'll tragically ruin their games' endgames.
  • #23

    I played PoE. I gave them my $10 and played PoE quite a bit before this latest open beta weekend. It's a good looking game. I mean it's very dated graphically, even amongst games with a similar art style, but that can be expected because it's made by a very small group and even so it's good looking. The combat has a pretty good feel to it, but the game is lacking depth. There is more depth in some areas and a lot less in others. I think it has potential, but it feels a lot more like a mid/early alpha than a beta. I wouldn't say that it's a Diablo 3 substitute, it's more of a Titan Quest substitute as it has more in common with that game than with the Diablo games.

    I think people are using the wrong term when it comes to D3 "end game" - End game is more of an MMO term. D3 has a similar amount of end game to D2 when D2 was first launched. The only difference is that the AH takes away some of the trading and some of the social aspects are gone. D3 does need a little more longevity, and Blizzard says they're working on that, so we'll see what happens. Overall though I just think most people aren't realizing that D2's end game was initially as dull as paint too.

    I really hope that the PoE, and the Torchlight people for that matter, don't make a tragic mistake of listening to some of the people complaining about D3. Or else they'll tragically ruin their games' endgames.


    D2 endgame was making a new character to make a new build over and over and over and over and the 99 cap once you ran out of characters to remake. These have been removed and now people don't know what to do because they are used to the easy loot grabs from D2 end days.
    Playing Diablo since 97. I know nothing and having nothing good to say, I be a troll.
  • #24
    iI'm getting sick of people comparing D3 to D2. I mean, does anyone remember any of the terrible D2 exploits that were around forever?
    1) Body Popping: Remember when you died and had to retrieve your body and items? You could throw down a piece of equipment on someone's body and if they accidentally picked it up, and then grabbed their body, and their stash was full, it would cause all their items to unequip and explode all over the ground, allowing another player to grab them all and run.
    2) 1 Billion SOJs: Sojs everywhere. In fact there were soo many Sojs that Blizzard incorporated sacrificing Sojs to vendors to open Uber Diablo.
    3) Death Everywhere: At one point in D2 there was a glitch that allowed PVP to happen in town. Man it was amazing when I'd join a game and die immediately in town from a PVP'er.
    Anyone else remember any terrible exploits from D2?
  • #25
    Anyone else remember any terrible exploits from D2?

    Indeed.... 2000 / 2001 New Year Eve...
    Everybody was able to log into another Persons Account with using their Character Name.
    Biggest Fuckup in Diablo2 History ;-)
  • #26
    I just reinstalled D2. I went to bed way too late last night, wonder why ;)
  • #27
    Just to clarify - the story isn't "bad". There just is no story atm. Just a placeholder. For example:

    There is no info on the woman running away from you in warden's den and blocking your path to the forest.

    I'm not sure how good or bad the story will be - for now it's just too early to judge somethings that is not in the game. But I'm sure the images of demonic villains will not taunt you "while you're on your hero errand". :P
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