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#1 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

Let me start this topic by maknig it clear that I am a complete beginner to the world of Diablo. I played the open beta weekend, decided to buy preorder the full game, have tried the first hour or so of Diablo 2 whilst eagerly waiting, and finally, having been able to get my furiously clicking digits on the full game, have played just past the skeleton King today. I just have to get it out there how good I think this game is. I have no depth of knowledge about the lore, about the classes, about multiplayer, about anything. I am bowled over by the level of polish and tight, highly honed game mechanics this game displays. Feel free to disagree and I'm sure that many Diablo veterans are going to find fault with aspects of the game but from a new players point of view, this is going to take some beating as my personal game of the year. Is there anyone else out there coming from a new players viewpoint who agrees with me?

Oh battlenet craigieh28 / craigieh28#2876 please add I would like some friends!

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#2 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

@wigg I went through exactly the same problem, and I am glad I powered through to the end. The sense of closure is great and the story takes a great turn at the end - I would carry on...

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#3 Edited by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

Thanks for the replies! Yes I think I am impatient to start the sequel. I have decided to stick with the first game, but a couple of crashes have severely tested this decision! Also, Fez, Trials Evolution and Steam sales are getting in the way!

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#4 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

Ok, I am currently at the end of chapter 3 of the witcher 1 (via steam). Loving the lore and the world, but am starting to find it a bit of a grind. The quests are sending me back and forth across the map, and the performance is suffering on my machine. I have the second game sat here on the 360 and am wondering if I just move on? Any advice would be appreciated. Gaming time is valuable and at premium so I can't spend hours on end just to see endgame. Shall I just stick to main quest? And so forth... Thank you please! (obscure uk tv reference)

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#5 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

Just found this thread : Education on your side of the pond (I am an English High School teacher in a British HIgh School) seems both more liberating in terms of choice and approach and also more rigourous and advanced in terms of theory and concepts. High School teaching over here is highly prescribed and results focused, with a huge emphasis on progress via assessment data, schools being garaded via league tables and the dreaded visit of inspectors. An approach that is I and many of my colleagues believe, is detrimental to the actual experience and learning of the students. What you have described in your posts has been almost the complete opposite of my highly pressured and unsatisfyng experience of high school teaching over here in the UK. I am seriously considering leaving the profession; to do what I don't know, but your descriptions give me hope that teaching is'nt like this everywhere. I have some hope...

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#6 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

    I wish it ran that well on my PC!

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    #7 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

      Very excited for this, and this is coming from someone with only a lukewarm interest in the franchise - the fanboys must be creaming themselves right now!

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      #8 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

      All i need to know is....where. they. are.

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      #9 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -

      Found a free Portal soundboard on Android, so my ringtone is 'Still Alive' and text notification is the turret's 'Are you still there?' vocals.

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      #10 Posted by craigieh28 (90 posts) -