How ironic to think that this thread was raised from the dead...
Anyway, Vampires are without doubt my favorite type of undead.
I hope they'll have a real introduction in Diablo3 and not just be some old mummy looking monster.
Vampires in Diablo would be so epic. :thumbsup:
Long as they don't go overboard with the blood and undeath, they'd be perfect as something playable. (Also, remember that in D2, in both Mephisto's and Andariel's lair, their versions of vampires do exist.)
I do identify with some versions of vampires very much, but I fervently dislike when too much emphasis is placed on how cool and/or horrific it is to suck blood. I understand and appreciate the allegorical reason for the feeding, but I am much more interested in the psychological effects of immortality and the conflicting ideals in vampiric society -- from the ethics of feeding practices to how best to adapt to the changes in mortal civilisation (or whether to adapt at all).
There is a lot of very interesting ground to cover without dwelling on drilling into the reader/viewer/player's head 'Wow, vampires have fangs and suck blood, isn't that awesome?'
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