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Timinator

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8 years
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:12:09 AM »
Its just passed midnight here, and now the 15th of May.  Facebook memories tells me that 7pm on the 15th 8 years ago, after all those years waiting since Diablo2, we finally got to experience Error 37!

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 11:08:38 AM »
Good times!

Sssith

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 03:28:55 PM »
That was not a smooth launch.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 06:01:58 PM »
The game was harder than hell too.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 11:36:39 PM »
Ah, I remember this. I hyped it up so much to my wife. She wasn't really familiar with the franchise, but knew it held a special place in my heart. Anyway, I pre-ordered two copies so we could throw down on some launch day co-op with the hopes she'd get a glimpse of that magic that kept me in D2 so long. Yeah. What a pile. The story was crap, the real money auction house was dumb, we got hacked (like some bot would take over your account, sell your items and drop all your gold for another bot to pick up, IDK the whole deal, and Blizz was no help, but I just smiled and bought us those stupid plastic password generator devices so it wouldn't happen again.) Yeah, it was one fiasco after another. I played for a couple of months and it just wasn't doing anything for me. I felt embarrassed I'd gone all-in on this title even though my wife actually liked it for what it was and didn't quite understand my bellyaching about all of its wasted potential. I washed my hands of the franchise while she played solo for another month or two like a total trooper. Anyway, years later my brother bought me an Xbox One copy (I about puked when I opened it), but Blizz must have cleaned it up with a few patches because it was much better than I remember my initial impressions being. I spent another couple months on it, made a couple of characters, maxed their levels, got them some good items, and had some fun with the game, but it never did come close to getting its hooks in me the way D2 did. Ah well. As soon as I buy a phone (not quite ready to abandon my stringed soup cans just yet) I can set my sights on Diablo Immortal now that Blizz has righted the ship.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 02:30:54 PM »
I really loved the game from the start but it was pretty hard to play. HC was impossible since you could get one hit from just about anything. Great memories.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2020, 02:35:14 PM »
I remember getting one shot by the fire grates in the keep dungeon.  Fun times.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2020, 08:56:17 PM »
Remember rage timers? 

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2020, 10:14:12 PM »
They were awful. You suck so now you will die

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 10:08:24 PM »
You also had to find out what properties the elite packs had, because if they were reflect damage they would one shot you every time.

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Re: 8 years
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2020, 10:14:18 PM »
I think I spent the first two years playing on normal. I couldn't kill anything.