The game doesn't really require much computer strength as I thought it would. I started a Wizard and finished a little bit of Act II with some friends. We're about level 16 right now.
I only got to level 3 earlier on when the Americas server went down last night. I switched it to Europe for a little while just to get my fix and to screw with other heroes. Monk is a bad ass and probably has the best accent for the game, right behind Dhalsim himself. I still think I'll stick with mage though.
Bout to go get some more weed and booze for today. Maybe a damn mic.
Just for those thinking of doing Wizard. Uber DPS Wizards are awesome in Normal and Nightmare mode. You can basically DPS-blitz most mobs via Archon mode.
However, in Hell mode, make sure you have Preparation H ready as you get raped by mobs over and over and over again. Mobs have a TON of health and they can def kill you long before you kill them. Even with good teammates, there will be several mobs you'll be fighting that'll just run around pwning everything in close quarters that'll kill you over and over.
Playing a stun/CC mage now. Heard tank mage is also good.
For great Hell+ characters that are ezmode to play, go Monk > Barb > WD.
I'm level 56 now, almost done with Act 2 in Hell mode.
I have owned this game for about 18 hours, now, and I have not gotten a single chance to play it...and that's not without trying.
Seriously, I can't believe this. I read about this but I did not think it was true. IT'S TRUE! hahaha
Blizzard didn't have several servers in a "warm" setup ready to go live in case of overzealous consumption of their resources? You'd think with BILLIONS of dollars at their disposal, they'd do a much better job at launch. Maybe it's because I work in IT and I know how to design a data-center from the ground up. Or MAYBE any newb IT professional could have created a better hosting system. So what gives? Oh, right: they hired a 19 year old kid to design their hosting system.
Offline mode sounds nice. LAN mode sounds nice. Straight online gameplay at all times for a single player game does not sound nice. oh well.
I never had a problem with Diablo 3 except for an hour or so after the midnight launch. To be fair, the ping is rather high(~200ms) most of the time, but that's not much of a problem because of how the game handles combat.
__________________ Red lights flicker madly, a siren rings and jolts are shaking the bridge as I run desperately towards the nearest escape pod. The escape bay is already on fire. I see dead or injured or dying people everywhere. The other commanding officers and myself are abandoning the crew and passengers to certain death. As my pod glides slowly in the field of stars, I can see the Hive-Ship becoming smaller and smaller, ripped apart by the deadly laser beams of the Ancients' battlecruisers. The battle for the Arc is lost. I failed, and I'm watching the death of one billion of my own kind, when the Hive is finally destroyed in a blinding, silent explosion.
Haha the funny thing is that I pretty much assumed Wiz would get raped later on without gearing it to the max. But I have been leveling barb with my girlfriends lady barb and we got them to 40. I thought wiz was crazy fun to play but barb is just a rape fest in nightmare. Did a little bit of hell and It was still decent but i was way undergeard for that.
I do see people complain about this game but we are having a shit ton of fun. Got 30 hours in on my barb and Ive only had trouble playing since the first day launch. Still the best 120 Ive spent
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The first 24 hours were rough as all hell, but since then it's been fairly smooth, I've been playing a few hours a day without any trouble outside of occasional lag spikes. If you're still having problems even now it's probably not a problem with Blizzard's servers, but maybe a problem with your connection or perhaps your router simply isn't playing nice with Blizzard's servers, I've heard problems of that type are happening because of how the servers send data to users, according to Blizzard.
Still, I don't like how they've pretty much confined the game to MMO server side rules, meaning everything that happens in the game occurs on Blizzard's servers - deciding what monsters spawn, what loot drops, the layout of the dungeons and so on. It makes it so the game starts suffering the same problems as MMO games do. It's unfortunate. Because it's a damn fun game when it's working properly.
No. I can play a bit over a dozen games just fine, online, my ping time is less than 100 ms, my up and down are both over 5 mbps, and my bill is always paid on time. I was hosting up to three players, in borderlands, just minutes prior trying to connect to Diablo III (I thought I would give it a go, again).
I have not heard of this unless my router is blocking specific ports (it is...). There's no way that that explanation could be true, however, as it is working fine.
I figured out the problem, though: the first time I tried to log in, too many people were on. The second time, servers were down. Third time, servers were down. Forth time, servers were down. Fifth time, servers were down. Sixth time, the servers were down. Seventh time, the servers were down. Eight time, the servers were down for maintenance.