Quote fromI pose this question to those who say D2 was mainly a coop game.
If D2 was meant to be a coop game.. then how come to whole game.. all the way through baal on hell diff... was soloable?
1. Making a game released in 2000 online-only would be financial suicide. There were still lots of people with 56K or no internet at all, and the game had to be playable for them, too.
2. The changes, especially those of 1.10 (iirc) definitely promoted cooperation, at least in Hell. Giving almost every monster immunity to something meant that the majority of players would have a very hard time 'going it alone' and would obviously encourage cooperative play. Of course it wasn't like soloing was IMPOSSIBLE, but it was definitely structured to encourage cooperation.