Quote fromI like the new system. Some skills in Diablo II are good to start with but are pointless to max, such as Necromancer's Teeth or Curses.
what is the new system?
Quote from "ShadowGoat" »all i have to say is this is d3 not d2, if you want the game to be exactly like d2 in look and feel go play d2. theres no point in spending millions of dollars to make the exact same game. its called evolution people.
Quote from "Ultramegazord" »You must be blind to say such thing.
Just a small example, theres much more:
Quote from "Judge" »The animations are superb. When the Barbarian checks through the shelves, they come tumbling down along with the books while papers slowly float to the bottom. The death animations are also cool, especially that fat guy who explodes into a million snakes. Or something.
Towards the middle where the cultists are summoning the boss, when he explodes the force shatters the nearby pillars and debris and blood scatter throughout the area. In fact, that entire sequence was pretty cool. The destructible environments are very smooth and fluid and are simpy cool to watch.
Quote from "Kurgan62" »No
They completely pigeon holed you into being "the fire sorc" or "the lightning sorc"
There were great hybrid builds back in the day, like orb/TS or orb/Hydra or the infamous monster murdering Nova build sorc with fire spells to kill lightning immune mobs.
The way the game is configured now you MUST get all the lightning synergies to be useful, and many many many of the spells that used to be effective for sorceress (Hydra, Nova, Orb, Chain Lightning, etc) are almost completely useless.
Every patch in Diablo 2 has brought it down a peg, the runeword additions in 1.10 were nice even though they should have made droprates a bit higher and tried to combat duping.
Forcing the entire tree to work around a single spell like "Blizzard" or "Lightning" completely detracts from being a cold sorceress.
Cold should not = Blizzard, it should = any combination of spells you wish to mash together into your playstyle.
Quote from "Murderface" »To bright? Do you expect the sun to shine less? If you don't like the "brightness" there are brightness settings. Did you say they are catering to younger players? Did you see the carnage? It will definitely be a M game. There will be very dark places. Trust me. You people worry too much. The game will be EPIC, stop complaining.
Quote from "cyberslick" »Diablo 2 was anything but casual friendly.
Go join USeast and "ask for help".
You'll get ten PMs from people trying to steal your account.
Diablo 2 supported people smart enough to build strong characters and game the system, not whine asses who wanted to hold hands through single player for 3 days and then quit.
Quote from "cyberslick" »If you even fucking played either diablo 1 or diablo 2 you'd realize how retarded your statement was.
The hardcore, battlenet veterans are the SOLE reason that diablo 2 still pulls in numbers like it still does, let alone a majority of the potential diablo3 buyer base.
You liked to kill absolutely mindless, un-challenging sprites that walked circles in place until you attacked them?
You are the kind of person that gets hard to mow their lawn.
Quote from "LazyBoy" »Watch the gameplay vid again..they say that only the first act is ready..
Kieran, thanks for the nice description.