Great story, and yes, the sounds are very important! Agree!
You prompted me to write why I started playing D1
Back in 1994, my very young son ran crying into the kitchen saying, Mom...they killed me.
Having no clue what he meant I said...but you told me you were playing a game with characters killing monsters. He said...no...the players told me to go down this portal and see the loot. When i got there, they killed me and stole my armor and weapons--- (obviously the game was being hacked).
Long story short: I decided to learn about player killing, hacking, and started a guild which became many guilds and many people. The ULGD United Legit Gaming Guilds Of Diablo. Many of us were alpha players for D2 and D3
Former players still write to me and ask if I am playing certain games. I am certain that many of us will get together again after many years of time off to play this together. I am sincerely looking forward to it.
--your honor is what you are in the dark...