Saturday Morning Gaming: Loot Running In Diablo II Resurrected

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  1. Brandon Berg
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    Necromancer: Jaybone
    Barbarian: Jaybarb
    Druid: Jaybear
    Paladin: Jaybless
    Assassin: Jayblood
    Amazon: Jaybow
    Sorceress: Jayburn

    I smell an origin story. What class and game was the original Jaybird?Report

  2. Jaybird
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    And of course the servers are down today.

    Zut alors.Report

  3. Pinky
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    What build will you use for your future bowazon? One of my greatest treasures is a Buriza, but I’ve never had a character worthy of wielding it. The consensus seems to be: Multishot for crowd control, Strafe for single monsters, fire or ice if you want to drain your mana and tie up every skill point in an effort to do even a little damage. I’ve considered building a Strafe zon and pouring a ton of points into Decoy and Valkyrie.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Pinky
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      I don’t know! I’ve never had a Bowazon above level 20ish or so.

      I played a Rogue in the first game and I played it to death. When the new and different stuff showed up in Diablo II, I built a Frenzybarb and played that to death (with some mild tinkering with a Necro).

      I am probably going to play a Druid before I get to the Assassin and the Assassin before I get to the Bowazon.Report

      • Pinky in reply to Jaybird
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        Was it last week, someone was commenting about the physical toll that D2 took on his hand? I don’t think I made it to level 5 with a martial arts assassin before tapping out. The traps assassin is great, but that button-clicking martial artist is a horror.Report

        • Jaybird in reply to Pinky
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          One thing that drove me nuts last time was the whole F1-Fwhatever dance with the keyboard.

          IT WORKS BY ROLLING THE MOUSEWHEEL NOW. So I may try a Paladin. Click to hit with left button, just keep rolling the wheel for all 4 auras.Report

        • Brandon Berg in reply to Pinky
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          Were you clicking for every attack? You can just hold the mouse button down.Report

          • Pinky in reply to Brandon Berg
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            There are two types of Assassin martial arts skills, power-up and release. You want to get at least three power-up hits before doing a release attack. Even those power-ups, I think you can power up different skills before the release. Way too much clicking.Report

  4. Brandon Berg
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    I know this violates the “No Politics” rule, but I liked Diablo 3 a lot more. The combat is more fun, cheap respecs and ample inventory space allow you to play with different builds without leveling a new character from scratch, and it’s not as grindy in the first few difficulty levels. I feel like there was more content as well, in terms of areas to explore, but it’s been several years, so I could be misremembering.

    Maybe you had to be there in 2001, instead of in 2019 the first time I played it, but Diablo 2 never really did it for me.

    I even liked Diablo 3 at launch, when everyone else hated it.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Brandon Berg
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      Diablo III was a lot more user-friendly. I mean, I had five or six full sets for my various heroes in that game And I don’t know if I ever got a full set in Diablo 2. (If I did, it was one of the three-item sets and I finally got that third item *WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY* after the set would have been useful to me.)

      But I played Diablo 3 until I said “okay, I’m good.”

      I played Diablo 2 for years and only after upgraded computers and upgraded games was I finally able to break free.Report

      • Brandon Berg in reply to Jaybird
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        But I played Diablo 3 until I said “okay, I’m good.”

        I can’t tell whether you meant it this way, but I consider this a feature. I don’t want to keep playing the same game for years. Even while being oddly compelling, it’s not actually enjoyable to keep farming the same content over and over, IMO.

        I don’t think I ever completed a set in Diablo III, either. It’s my understanding that they made it rain later on, but at launch legendary and set pieces were few and far between.Report

  5. Jaybird
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    They’ve officially explained what’s going on:

    (TL; DR: They were surprised by the sheer number of munchkins, they are going to switch to something closer to queueing, and the code that didn’t have problems doing a dozen things in 2001 now needs to be switched to 12 smaller tasks.)Report

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