I was so excited to get in to Diablo 3! I rushed character creation so I could start playing right away. Something I noticed very early was how easy it was. It was so easy that I actually lost interest in making new characters for a while. I wrote the difficulty off to being scaled down for testing purposes, but I don't think that's the case. To prove my point I had a co-worker watch as I stood in the middle of three cold enchanted zombies and let them beat on me. Keeping my cursor over my health we noticed I was actually regenrating life faster than they were damaging me. Lame.

Well the other day I found that lots of other beta players agree with me on the lowered difficulty. Blizzard in turn responded with a video about the difficulty in D3. I have attached it for your viewing pleasure. I sure hope it lives up to their foreboding! I want to play in a Diablo world that difficult!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/17/2012 at 03:24am

It seems like they are putting out the beta primarally to get metrics on the game and perhaps to test battle.net. It seems this video exists to say "THE GAME IS IMPSSOIBLESZ!!!!! LOL SO HARD!! U WILL CR!" Well, ok. But, you know the people that do a beta for a video game are generally hardcore players and you gave them something seemingly watered down. I don't know.

When I beta'ed The Frozen Throne it was fun as hell and I loved playing it. Besides a few balancing moves, people seemed to really dig it. It wasn't the game in kiddie mode, it was the whole multiplayer. Different games and different times I suppose.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/20/2012 at 04:42am

I'm debating whether I even want to buy Diablo 3. I was so miserable when I got Diablo 2. Sleep doesn't exist when a Diablo game is installed.

Chowda   Post Author wrote on 02/22/2012 at 10:07pm

I never got enough sleep when I was playing that game. Pretty sure the only reason I'm alive is because I was on the college schedule and could get enough sleep during the day!

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