After about 2 years or so of playing Diablo 2 in solo mode, I finally made the plunge into Battle.net. I have no idea why I hadn’t done this sooner. Playing the game online was a ton more enjoyable, especially when played with friends. I also liked being able to swap items between characters, albeit a risky process on occasion.
Once I started playing exclusively on Battle.net, I ended up rolling every class there was, with 2-4 variations of each. My favorite characters to play were: Frenzy/Berserk Barbarian, Bone Necro, Werewolf Druid, Zookeeper Necro, Zealadin and Hammerdin. Barb, Necro, Paladin and Druid were my favorites in that order. I wasn’t too crazy about the Assassin, Amazon or Sorceress classes, although I did have a few pretty well geared versions of each.
Like I’d mentioned earlier, eventually I discovered World of Warcraft and that pretty much ended my Diablo 2 era. At one point I logged in to Battle.net only to find that all of my characters that I’d worked so long and hard with were no longer active. It was sort of sad, but I quickly got over it and went back to leveling my Hunter in WoW.
Last year I upgraded my old PC to a new Mac. I hadn’t really considered installing Diablo II on it until now. I’m somewhat excited about the notion of breaking out the install discs and battling my way back to the Worldstone Chamber once again. I’m also pleasantly surprised that Blizzard is still continuing to develop patches for it.
Alright, well that’s enough of my Diablo and Diablo II ramblings and history with the game. I’m sure I’ll bring up more reflections in the future, but for now, let’s look ahead to the upcoming release and discuss it.