Who's excited enough about D3 to start D2 again?

#1 Posted by Ervin (3 posts) -

I did, at least...at 1st Act Hell with my frozen orb sorc, softcore though. Maybe should make a smiter paladin to try out the new Uber bosses. D2 forums are rather lively as well, I bet I'm not alone :P.

#2 Posted by Levi (21 posts) -

You sure aren't man!  I actually picked Diablo II up a few weeks before the announcement because a few of my friends were playing it. After screwing around with a paladin for a few levels, I decided to level up a Barbarian. I'm going with a whirlwind/conc build which has turned out to be pretty fun. So far I'm only at lvl 27, so I haven't had a chance to even try out whirlwind yet. Overall, the game felt really slow at first but it's been slowly growing on me.
I can't wait for Diablo III, even though I know it'll be forever before we even hear about a solid release date. Damn you Blizzard!

#3 Posted by evilhomer (429 posts) -

I had the itch for Diablo this past winter and played through the game and expansion as a badass assassin.  Now with 3 comin i may have to playthrough again later on.  Diablo 2 aged pretty well from what I could tell, still very enjoyable outside of a couple bugs.

#4 Posted by igpx407 (75 posts) -

My cousin and i got back into it after the announcement. We just made it to nightmare difficulty the other day and are having a good time with it.

#5 Posted by Forzen (89 posts) -

After the announcement about Diablo 3 I was really tempted but so far I haven't. Now might be a good time to play through it again though since i'm on holiday at the moment.

#6 Posted by Tetley (18 posts) -

I got back into it as well, dragged a few of my buddies along too. Judging by how well the game is selling right now (think it was 4th on the NPD PC chart last week) I'd say we're not alone :)

#7 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

#3 will be my first

#8 Posted by Stevokenevo (573 posts) -

I went out and bought the expansion pack to commemorate the diablo 3 news.  hadn't played through that so i started an assassin.  hopefully playing through the game again can knock off a few months off waiting for 3. 

#9 Posted by Johnny5 (1354 posts) -

Yes, actually this is my first serious playthrough of Diablo 2. I'm in Act 3 quest 3 playing as a Fire/Summoner Druid!

#10 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I've been thinking about getting back into it... but I'd only do it if my friend does it too.

#11 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

im a zeal/veng paladin, lv 25, Act 3

#12 Posted by Doogie2K (216 posts) -

Yo.  Lightningzon.  Just started last night, and thanks to the magic of solo eight-player mode, Level 10 after just the first two quests.

#13 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -
Doogie2K said:
"Yo.  Lightningzon.  Just started last night, and thanks to the magic of solo eight-player mode, Level 10 after just the first two quests.
"

javazon, spearazon, or bowazon?
#14 Posted by Karan (3 posts) -

Lvl 40 Conc/WW Barb. Amazing game, never gets old.

#15 Posted by NateDogg (465 posts) -

I started again as soon as D3 was announced...

have 3 chars in hardcore going right now..

Best is currently Level 74 chain lightning sorc.

#16 Posted by Creciente (82 posts) -

I know I am. I plan to buy the original Diablo II along with the expansion early next month. I haven't played in so long!

#17 Edited by Doogie2K (216 posts) -
atejas said:
"Doogie2K said:
"Yo.  Lightningzon.  Just started last night, and thanks to the magic of solo eight-player mode, Level 10 after just the first two quests.
"

javazon, spearazon, or bowazon?"
Right now, Javalin.

I also have a Barb in cold storage, Level 31.  Forgot I had him, went and made a third (lost the first one, along with a Pally and a Necro, in a wipe). ;)
#18 Posted by Rowr (5487 posts) -

-Not a fan of the original.
-Saw the footage of 3.
-Got excited.
-Aquired 2.
-Found a mod to get it to play full screen.
-Played it for a couple of hours, thought : "hey this isnt so bad."
-Was mercilessly struck down in the third dungeon.
-Lost everything.
-Remembered why i stopped playing it ten years ago.
-Cursed it for wasting 2 hours of my life and uninstalled it.
-Probably for the best.

#19 Posted by Doogie2K (216 posts) -
Rowr said:
"-Not a fan of the original.
-Saw the footage of 3.
-Got excited.
-Aquired 2.
-Found a mod to get it to play full screen.
-Played it for a couple of hours, thought : "hey this isnt so bad."
-Was mercilessly struck down in the third dungeon.
-Lost everything.
-Remembered why i stopped playing it ten years ago.
-Cursed it for wasting 2 hours of my life and uninstalled it.
-Probably for the best."
Fortunately, I haven't had to do a corpse run yet, and I'm almost done Act I, but I've been spoiled by WoW, and I'm not looking forward to it.  I wonder if that's something they're going to change in D3, along with respecs?  I'd guess so, given that each of their action RPGs, including the Hero system of WarCraft III, has used the lessons learned in the previous game fairly effectively.
#20 Posted by nezze00 (144 posts) -

ME! I'm playing a barbarian at the moment. Lots of fun!

#21 Posted by SpiredCrescent7 (37 posts) -

The thought had crossed my mind, but I played the heck outta diablo when it was realeased and every time i go back i get all excited beat some quests and realize thats all i needed for awhile

#22 Posted by Crono (2644 posts) -

I jumped back into the game because of the announcement as well.  Now, me and an old buddy of mine are back to playing it again in hardcore mode.  I already have a 50 meteorb sorc and he is just starting now (just got done rushing him to act 5 as of this writing actually).   It is just as fun as ever and has me pumped to play Diablo III.  Can not wait!

#23 Posted by Fracture (148 posts) -

I started playing the Eastern Sun mod as it was different enough to not make me fell like I was just playing the same exact thing again.

#24 Posted by S8N (4 posts) -

Same thing here, even though getting back might seem appealing at first, after a lvl 60 or so you just start to remember all the boredom of it and you get to realize that you just lack the determination necessary to go on.
And on.
And on.
Until another ladder reset.

#25 Posted by ValiantGoat (376 posts) -

Some friends and I were so excited about D3 when it was first announced we started to play D2 again. That did not last long though  lol

I played the crap out of that game back in its day so I got tired of it really fast, and I've got a pile of current games I want to play anyway. But when D3 comes out, I'll be back on the ol' Diablo-crack  :D

#26 Edited by Aurelito (721 posts) -

I never played the original,(i was 3 in that time) but Diablo II was a taste of fun for me and i  finished it 2 months ago for the first time.
and although DII was a great game, i don't think that Diablo III will be a good game. attend that this new lead designer, jay wilson rathers to play God of War more than diablo. what deos it means? Diablo III = Gay.

#27 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I still need to play Diablo I & !!, but they refuse to drop the price and I'm not paying $40 for those games.

#28 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6107 posts) -

I'm a recovering Diablo 2 addict.  I'm stoked about Diablo 3, but I've lost my original disks for Diablo 2, and I'm not about to pay the same price for the Diablo 2 collection that I paid over five or six years ago.  If Blizzard brought the prices down, I'd play it again in a heartbeat.

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#29 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

I'm debating whether to go with a Necromancer or a Barbarian... I usually go with a Barbarian, but I want to try something "new"(though I've also played Necromancer before), something that isn't such a kick ass melee fighter. Just something about raising the dead to aid slay your enemies that resonate with me... Too bad all the bodies explode when you fight Diablo...

#30 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

Diablo is the very meaning of grinding.

#31 Posted by Destroyeron (352 posts) -

Went out and bought the battle chest, mostly to play through so I have an idea of the backstory.

#32 Edited by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Why even get Diablo 3? I can't see it any deeper than the carpal tunnel destroying grindfest of the first two.

#33 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -

I've been having cravings to play D2 before D3 was announced, for several years. :(

#34 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -
HandsomeDead said:
"Why even get Diablo 3? I can't see it any deeper than the carpal tunnel destroying grindfest of the first two."
To some people, like me, it's fun. Then again, I like Dynasty Warriors.
#35 Posted by OfficialJab (151 posts) -

Never played them, but I'm jealous of people that do  :*(  They sound so cool.

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