maka, on 22 November 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:
AudioCG, on 22 November 2012 - 10:19 PM, said:
Diablo 2 was "built" the EXACT same way, hence the 9845043750837 Baal/Mephy/Pindle/Moo runs every game for around a decade.
Diablo has always been and always will be a game with farming/grinding at the heart of it.
Not true. I played D2 for many years, and self-gearing was much, much more viable (and enjoyable) than it is in this game. If you didn't strictly self-gear in either (or any) of the two games, then you don't know what you're talking about (because you haven't experienced it).
I have around 4000-5000 hours in D2 under my belt.
I know what you mean, I really do, but I want you to consider something;
In Diablo 2, Hell/Ubers was the PvE end game, Hell was easy, period. So, you did not even need to think about BiS items, exceedingly rare runes, fell sets, etc, etc, etc.
In Diablo 3, you can EASILY play through Normal/Nightmare/Hell without ever even looking at the AH, however, they ADDED Inferno, something Diablo 2 NEVER HAD, content scaled ALL to the level cap.
How many times did you self find a full Enigma in D2? How often did you find a top tier rune? Did you EVER find a "perfect" unique?
Im betting damn near never.
Diablo 3 has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more PvE end game content then Diablo 2 ever did, people are complaining about not finding items that they more then likely NEVER saw in a decade of playing D2.
You dont NEED 100m+ gear to complete Diablo 3, heck, you can more then likely easily finish Inferno (MP0) on self found gear now.
Or did you play D2 with "players8" all the way through? (im betting you didnt)
Do you see the difference? Uber gear in D3 is actually EASIER to find then perfect items were in D2, you dont NEED to finish MP10 in D3 you know, it is just a very long reaching optional goal, meant to add to the overall life of the game.
Open up D2 right now, and take a look at the available games, nothing but Baal/Cow runs and "Trade", all the GaH does is make those trade games less of a pain in the ass, it takes seconds to find what you are looking for now, instead of mucking around for a couple hours talking to people trying to make a deal.
Edited by AudioCG, 22 November 2012 - 11:15 PM.