Battling Lots of Dead Stuff

Last time we spoke, I was slogging my way through Diablo and the middle levels of my Wizard. I was enjoying it and going to bed far too late because I…the…next…checkpoint…!

Anyway, yesterday I finally dinged 60! I’ve been working so hard to understand the game and the gear and my character, but I’m finding the grinding a little monotonous at the moment, which is why it’s taking me so long.

Here she is anyway:

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I have been playing in the new Adventure Mode which has been pretty cool. I really like the idea of the bonuses and objectives – questing certainly gives the game a sense of purpose and feels less grindy. I’ve also been happy with the recently improved Legendary drop rate – it’s a pretty good sense of satisfaction when one drops! I have had some fun choosing the intricacies of my characters abilities – I miss that from WoW, putting in your own spec points. It’s fun trying different things.

However, there are some bad points. Firstly, the movement of Diablo feels really clunky and although I’ve logged a fair number of hours played (over 30!) I still can’t move that easily. I get stuck in the middle of mobs, even with movement on a key bind. Then there’s the whole clicking to pick up gear which is difficult when the boxes are so small and if you don’t get it exactly right, you move forward. I find the gear a bit tricky to understand with all the stats on it – so I’ve just gone for “if the shoe fits, wear it”. Yes, I totally had a sword for 5 levels as no staff dropped! :p Of course, the resetting of the map is really annoying. I understand why they do it, but when you’ve taken an hour to fully explore the area then get DC’d or have to pop out….. ugh, put me off playing last week.

I also find the movement thing awkward, but really, that’s the only complaint I have. I’ve been loving every minute of D3 and I’m now well into the Paragon levels. It’s also pretty cool levelling with friends, makes the whole experience better. I’m still with the Crusader, who is awesome:

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I have also recently started a Witch Doctor called Rafiki, who gains a level per mob at the moment with those Paragon points!

The necessary evil of the random loot rolls for stats is a little bit frustrating, but there’s so much to do that you can’t get bored. I actually like that the map changes each time as this keeps you logging in. Transmogging is also pretty cool, I’ve been enjoying using that feature (as you can see!).

Anyway, we’ll update again soon… if you fancy a game, let us know!



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