I am the8thark. But most people just call me thee.
I am a part time chef. Live on my own. Write songs and music for a hobby. And have played Blizzard games since the old Silicon and Synapse days. (Lost Vikings and Rock N Roll Racing on the SNES). This makes me look old. But I'm not as old as some would think. I was pretty young when I played those games back in the mid 90's. Yes yes I know Diablo 1 is a mature rated game. And I was not up to that age when Diablo 1 was released. (In Australia, where I am from the Mature rating is generally accepted to be 15 years old, and I was not that old yet in 1996.)
So apart from all of the above I do like to play Blizzard games from time to time. Back in the day I was heavily into Diablo 1 and Starcraft 1. When Diablo 2 came out I played it for a bit. But then for I can not remember what reason I stopped playing it. And a few years later I discovered the Diablo 2 mod scene. And found an amazing Diablo 2 mod (Median XL version Omega003. The 2012 later versions are terrible). And I've been playing that ever since in Single player of cause as mods are not allowed on Battle.net as you all know.
I did get into WoW a little While waiting for SC2 to be released. It was pretty fun but when Cataclysm dropped I started playing less and less and eventually cancelled my WoW subscription. Not cause I hate WoW. Just I preferred the Diablo 2 mob a lot more, and I thought you really need to play a sub-MMO a lot to make it worthwhile. I was not, so the sub had to go.
I've been keeping up on the Diablo 3 info too. As we all have.
And lastly, though this is a new site, and still in it's infancy, the admins here seem rather nice and are willing to make the necessary changes to make this a thriving little community. Which is much more then can be said for some webforums/sites.
Anyways that's me. If you want to contact me PM me. And of you want my facebook page to contact me there, PM me here and I'll tell you my facebook page.
From Sydney here,
I remember playing d1 back in the day ... my dad bought it to see how it was and the first sp playthrough gave you that crown or neck from the skeleton dude whereas the second playthrough only gave you the butcher or something eh. And as d2 evolved with the bot and fg rubbish i found it to be less fun and moved on to wow. Not familiar with the mods but the ubers were a good time sink.
Haven't been rigorously keeping up to date with d3 news but here's to hoping it is playable from australia! (from my light reading it seems that the requirements for having to use pickit to remain competitive against 300-400 ms defecits are no longer an issue.)
bloody oath, the Diablo community is generally alot nicer than the WoW community.
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Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."
"Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
There's probably a lot of Australians here. Mostly because we're left out of the opt-ins and want beta keys.
Welcome to the site, I only recently began posting here myself though I was a long time lurker.
You're right about the D3 community generally being nicer however I think in-game, especially in pvp oriented situations there'll be some less than pleasant people. I've always felt that pvp players seems to be more aggressive personalities, more competitive, but that's a generalisation as there are many cool people who are pvpers.
Anyway, it's always nice to have more Australians about.
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