I did it many times (finished D1) b4 D2.
i had a big problem with D2, at first, i thought it was too awkward and hard to play, i quitted. yr after i came back and tried again, it still was not as fun...
then i thried again some months later, and i FINALLY learned hwo to play d2, then few years of fun!
i went back to d1, and, wow, so different, i thought it was impossible but i'm getting the hang of it again.
one thing i miss though... BOOKS OF MAGIC.
was great to have a warrior that knows his firebolt and some chain lightning.
maybe they could mix stuff on d3.
have skills, and then, some books of magic... some simple stuff.everyone should know some basic skills in magic when dealing with monsters. I miss that alot. but again, it was a big unbalanced thing.
if you started as a sorc, and had the lucky to see many bookshelves on the first 2 lvls, you would just pwn everything...
then again, i think d1 is a whole different game. d2 appeals to a broader audience, (the whole run/ slaughterfest thing) but i like it also.
d2 is much more a fun at anytime for me.
d1 is much more like chess to me.
i like both.
just wish we could have more synergies in d2 so all that useless skills have some use and i could make very wierd builds.
I've beaten and used to play that game religiously, I remember by the time I discovered it, it was somewhat aged and online play had succumbed to people using things like Boba Fetts trainer a program that would automatically make your character a LVL. 50 and would allow you to put any item in any slot, so for instance you could have Godly Plate of Whale armor (I believe that was the godliest armor of the game) for boots and headgear etc etc. Tanked mages we being used for PVP then. I also beat the game many many times single player as well....ahh...the good ol' days.
I played it when i first came out. I beat it with all the characters and the hellfire expansion with the original monk. I also played it on playstation with my girlfriend at the time and got halfway through nightmare.
We quit because were swarmed at the door by those poison spitters. I hated those things. Also sucked that you couldn't bring your rare items from normal to nightmare.