Quote from Molster
Twice, (three.. but ... read)
It's ok, I forgive you. I realize that Act 1 will be easy content, but I was just curious if there was anyone that actually died a lot during the beta. Nobody has. This basically tells me that nobody has any real evidence that health globes are a successful mechanic yet.
I set some time aside today to watch a playthrough or two from Jarune's thread after getting some feedback from this thread to see if my opinions on health globes were dumb and misguided.
After leaving them running off to the side while doing other things, I only found one segment where I felt the whole health globe + cooldown based potion marriage thing was a big disaster.
24:50 - 25:50
It looks like poison is going to rape us if this is how health is going to work in this game. lol.
I was happy to see that they have a few leaper type mobs in Act 1, at least in this playthrough. I wasn't happy to see that the player had to walk in a straight line in one direction for almost a minute because of the circumstances. Other than bringing his barbarian into a pack of mobs at melee range, he didn't really make any mistakes. He also wasn't presented with an opportunity to eat a health globe either. He was forced to just aimlessly run in one direction because of the potion cooldown.
I'm starting to wonder if there is any way we could petition to have some Act 2 gameplay thrown together and have them release it to us or the fan sites. It would give the CM's an actual job to do if you ask me. Anybody have any ideas as to how we could ask for some?