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Old 2012-04-25, 13:01   Link #1241
Ak3mi
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D1 and D2 definitely more terrifying than D3. It's the fogginess. They should have kept the absolute blackness and bold gorey details.
Yeah I thought about it some more and I defiently think its the fogginess.

After playing the beta defiently will be playing a witch doctor me thinks, lots of fun.
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Old 2012-04-25, 15:37   Link #1242
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I'm going be playing a melee wizard partner up mostly with a DH.

I can pretty much finish the build before I get out of normal (around level 30), and I won't be using shield because the bonus armor wouldn't be that useful and is just mostly focus on keeping the entire map snared for melee and sticking a Slow Time for all the range attacks. Critical Mass is just to reduce the cooldown on Time Warp.

For boss fights, I will be probably using something like this, which I can still finish the build relatively early, and probably will put on a shield.

What do you guys think? My usual play style is not big numbers and is more focused on control, and the more annoying I can be the more fun I think the builds are.
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Old 2012-04-25, 16:06   Link #1243
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Yeah I thought about it some more and I defiently think its the fogginess.
Well we were all much younger back then. I remember watching someone play diablo 1 back when it first came out and it looked TERRIFYING. And I wasn't even the person playing it. Fast forward to the second diablo and out was a blast to play but not scary in particular. Scariest part in that game was duriel, and for none of the usual reasons why someone might get scared of something. And now games can give me some of the creeps but terrify, not really. Scariest game I've played in recent memory would be the first dead space. Its like the first Alien movie in many ways.
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Old 2012-04-25, 16:31   Link #1244
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Didn't play Battlenet for Diablo II. My friend and I played LAN though. I ran around as a Necromancer to his Amazon. He's merc was the pally while mine was the rogue.

We did fine most of the time as he has a mage-tank and I had a gollum tank and some skeletons to allow us to stay at range. Or I'd just go in swinging with a wand for the hell of it.

This was before I discovered the usefulness of Corpse Explosion. We didn't find that out until the Cow Level. We did that after Act IV but before we tackled Act V (post-expansion) so the Cows just really kicked our ass for the most part. We could barely outrun them, and took forever to drop just one. I was running out of options. He couldn't keep arrowing them forever...so found a body of one we killed and dragged the pack over it and used the only spell left I hadn't really used....Blam....three or four Cows drop. (Whoa!). Blam, Blam, Blam.....all the cows drop. (Dude).

Don't think we'll have a moment like that in Diablo III. One, I doubt there will be a scaling overpowered spell like Corpse Explosion again, and Two, I think we'll know how to play this time around. As oppose to being practically noobs. Too much WoW to be a noob anymore.
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Old 2012-04-26, 05:56   Link #1245
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Ah... Duriel. The "joy" I had when I first entered his chambers and heard his voice.

"Wait. What?"

Hearing the cries of agony as the game painfully took its time to load. Fortunately I was using a Paladin at that time, so it wasn't too bad. A worse one was when I was LAN-ing with my friends and I was using a Sorceress. My Barbarian-using friend was supposed to enter first to take the hits, but just as he reached the entrance, he suddenly stopped to pick up something.

Alas... inertia was in effect, and as I saw the loading screen, I went, "Fffff-uuuu!" Frantically mashing my health pots hotkeys as Duriel gurgled his rape-voice and sodomised my character.

Natch.
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Old 2012-04-26, 06:30   Link #1246
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Ah... Duriel. The "joy" I had when I first entered his chambers and heard his voice.

"Wait. What?"

Hearing the cries of agony as the game painfully took its time to load. Fortunately I was using a Paladin at that time, so it wasn't too bad. A worse one was when I was LAN-ing with my friends and I was using a Sorceress. My Barbarian-using friend was supposed to enter first to take the hits, but just as he reached the entrance, he suddenly stopped to pick up something.

Alas... inertia was in effect, and as I saw the loading screen, I went, "Fffff-uuuu!" Frantically mashing my health pots hotkeys as Duriel gurgled his rape-voice and sodomised my character.

Natch.
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Old 2012-04-26, 06:49   Link #1247
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Duriel, the horror of (classic) Diablo 2 , at least on normal mode. Afterwards? Summon Blood Golem, cast Iron Maiden = enjoy near immortality before the bug was fixed =/. But yes, I think I died countless times on my sorc when nobody was available (or one didn't want to to open a game named "Act 2 Duriel" and see if someone were interested ). I think a few common sorc strategies were pre-merc addition to firewall or fire-follow-magic his @ss off.
In comparion to Mephisto and Diablo: frost orb, frost orb, frost orb (+ meteor/hydra for a change) ad infinitum and enjoy the ownage .
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Old 2012-04-26, 07:02   Link #1248
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Duriel was the closest thing to Butcher from D2 and hardest boss for my friends and I. Totally did not expect to see him. It was our first play throught, our amazon was playing video games for the first time, sorceress was okay. I was a noob necro and it was terrible because there was -only- Duriel and no dead bodies to make skeles out of. The greater evils weren't hard because we were expecting them. We stashed pots and had armor buffs on. Duriel was just "OH HELL-O THAR BEND OVER PLEASE :3"

We all died x3 I don't recall what voice Duriel had. But he was be forever remembered as the random demon boss that no npc in the game mentioned loves to rear end.

I was playing D1 a few weeks ago and I still think it's more terrifying. It's so damn dark and hard to see where I am going or what's hitting me.

I kind of want to see some ridiculous amount of gore and blood from D3. Like Mephisto's place in Kurast. Insanely dark place with metal ground and walls. A piles of bodies and pools of blood.
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Old 2012-04-26, 07:12   Link #1249
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~~ We all died x3 I don't recall what voice Duriel had. But he was be forever remembered as the random demon boss that no npc in the game mentioned loves to rear end. ~~
"Looking for Baal?"

^ Rape-voice.
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Old 2012-04-26, 11:37   Link #1250
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"Looking for Baal?"

^ Rape-voice.
Very scary

Memories of him killing me
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Old 2012-04-26, 11:45   Link #1251
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I miss necro! D: such good voice acting!




Witch Doctor will be NOTHING compared to Poison Necro ><
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Old 2012-04-26, 12:11   Link #1252
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Necro was my fav class of all mmorpg

It made the game 50000% more gorey-er, summoner-fetish friendly and silly with a parade of skeletons and the 'orange juice golem'. Most summoner-esque classes make like 1~3 minions that constantly get upgraded. None of them lets me have like 10 skeletons and a golem.

Only complaint is my minions attacking my bone prison when i'm fighting diablo. WD feels like such a boner kill in comparison, if not already from the hype created from the alpha-stage videos and the actual beta game play.
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Old 2012-04-26, 13:05   Link #1253
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How does the WD compare to necro? I hear you can't have a army, more like a squad.
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Old 2012-04-26, 13:34   Link #1254
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How does the WD compare to necro? I hear you can't have a army, more like a squad.
WD isn't much like a necro other than being the designated "summoner" class this time around... A lot of his skills are basically just attack skills that involve briefly "summoning" creatures (wall of zombies, giant toad); his only permanent summons are the Zombie Dogs and the Gargantuan I believe... he also has some temporary summons like the fetishes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Zqmfmzmy4
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Old 2012-04-26, 13:36   Link #1255
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I have an army of spiders. Does that count?
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Old 2012-04-26, 13:49   Link #1256
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They got rid of Lagromancer, and I don't want him back.
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Old 2012-04-26, 14:57   Link #1257
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Never heard of him causing lag, I bet cow level is hell. For you...pun intended.
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Old 2012-04-26, 15:21   Link #1258
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Nah, it's not that I'm lagging, it's just causing the game itself to lag, which sucks because after a while the game closes on you and then you can't make or join new games for a while (I never stick around to find out how long). It's especially annoying for baal runs when partner up with the billion of meteor sorcs spamming the minion spawn area.
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Old 2012-04-26, 20:48   Link #1259
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So...is the wizard just a watered down sorc? Cooldown on teleport=epic no thx
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Old 2012-04-26, 21:37   Link #1260
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Necro was my fav class of all mmorpg
That would be a little hard to accomplish, considering Diablo 2 is not a MMORPG. And neither is Guild Wars.
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