Why do I continually see negative updates for this game? I keep trying to play, and can barely make it past nightmare...
Really? Nightmare? I played the game straight through Normal, Nightmare, and Hell, died only a few times. In fact, I'd like them to up the difficulty of Nightmare and Hell a bit. The only time I struck a roadblock was mid way through Inferno, so I did a few Azmodan runs, which gave me enough of a boost to start doing Butcher runs. If you're stuck in Nightmare, then Hell is going to burn you.
It's not that I am not playing right, it's that I don't have the time to sit there and farm for items, I do not like how this game is all about gear, that's important, but it shouldn't the main thing.
Right, because gear meant so very little in D1 and D2...
This should have all been done before the release, because the game at release WAS the game to me, now everything being done afterwards is just them removing things.
Right, because they never ever changed anything in D2 post release. Oh, wait no, they kept on balancing the classes for years after the game was released... I'm quite certain you never played much of D1 or D2.
Looking back on my characters the RNG definitely makes things tricky. If I relied on just my own drops on my single character, I would be suffering through nightmare as well for at least the first 2 characters I made. Now if I used the shared stash, I don't think I would suffer that much because I just play the character that works with the gear I find. I started doing that in softcore and I felt overpowered with most characters.
The exception to this is my HC DH: for some reason she gets amazing drops for herself, and from my friend I play with. She has been using nothing but dropped gear from me or the partner I play with (mostly me) and has phenomenal gear up through mid-NM so far. For example, we killed Diablo on normal and she literally had 6 new items to put on, the 2H bow being the best I'd seen at level 30.
Anyway, I would say if you're playing a single character, especially a melee character where you need defense too, and solely use the gear you find: yes nightmare is very difficult, so stop picking on the guy that doesn't have supreme luck (and is showing such dedication to not using AH)! As for the AH, you should not have a problem until Inferno.
The ultimate solution, in my opinion, is to go back and relaunch the game with no AH and no checkpoints. Then maybe we would stop people's constant bitching about "ease". For now, play HC I guess, at least the AH & economy is far better there.
Why do I continually see negative updates for this game? I keep trying to play, and can barely make it past nightmare with soloing and not using Auction house. And they keep making it more difficult and unattractive, and I am a hardcore diablo fan since the beginning. Stop making a more difficult game, more difficult! It's getting tot he point where it isn't even fun anymore just hours spent between working, the girlfriend, and then trying to progress just a little.
I don't mean to sound negative, but that's all I see coming from you, Blizzard. Stop it.
What class are you? I was through Hell in the blink of an eye on a monk and a witch doctor. The game only requires any real gearing once inferno hits. Its very simple before then.
They won't be buffing the stupid wings, so everyone can relax. There is no pay for buffs outside of the RMAH, yet.
And I believe they will be part of the stupid MOP CE, something I won't be buying. I own the last 4 CE's to WoW, and I backed out at the last minute for the D3 one (something told me I would regret the purchase later) and I can see them throwing this bonus into the game. It wouldn't surprise me if the MOP CE also has in-game wings for within WoW, just to enrage everyone that sees them. Remember, this is not the old Blizzard, it's now a part of a host company that has always specialized in very advanced marketing techniques... or exploitation... take your pick of words. Regardless they make money and get shoutouts on FBN and CNBC all the time.
Now something they SHOULD be selling in the Pay to Win column - tabs 4 and 5 of the stupid bank. "Get 30 days access to the 4th tab for only 14.99! Big Boy Shuggo approved!" Or the everneeded - "For 15 days you can cancel your auctions before they expire for only 29.99! Be an AH pro!"