(I should mention that in all honesty, Diablo III is the first Diablo game I've sunk a lot of hours and commitment to. I've never gotten past the Butcher in D1 because I always release him without any prior strategy or leveling up for him, and I simply skipped D2 because when it was all the rage, I wasn't interested in PC gaming. I'm still not much of a PC gamer now anyway.
Without any expectations from this latest title, I managed to really enjoy everything the game has to offer. I'm impressed at how addictive it can be, which I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing.)
I haven't been doing much but play Diablo III daily and recently, I've taken a liking to joining a public game to get through my Acts. Despite the insane amount of Elites, it wasn't all that hard. I was surprised that a bunch of strangers who don't communicate with each other managed to get through the end with minimal effort, but when I played with a friend, we were easily decimated (lol, you know who you are). I had just finished defeating Diablo on Hell difficulty and of course, maxed out my level to 60. I'm definitely hopping back on to play through Inferno as soon as I'm done with this post.
Something else I've been looking into is the Auction House. Unless you can be bothered with crafting, you won't be getting good gear without getting them off the AH (I'm assuming). I find that good loot is insanely rare on Hell and that forced me to spend thousands of Gold to constantly update my gear. I'm trying to raise my monk's DPS, who is currently sitting at 8607.8 DPS, and I can definitely do better than this... provided I raise enough funds for it of course. I did manage to sell off a bunch of my own stuff but honestly, I'm not too bothered with how much I'm getting. I kinda hate looking at my stash of unusable loot so I might just sell them all off at some low price.
Has anyone used the Real Money Auction House before and sold anything? I can't wrap my head around spending more money to buy virtual items. I just had a quick look at it and really? US$250 buyout? Would people pay that much and... why...?
Currently I've put in 97 hours over 3 classes, which is the most I've clocked in any gaming title. That's seriously impressive, but I'm sure there are others who have already spent over a hundred hours am I right? Although at this point, I'm wondering if you're still playing because the game is enjoyable for you or because it's just routine. Something being addictive doesn't always mean a good thing. So what is it for you?
Hurrah! 11410.25 DPS at the moment.