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Diablo II was -very- casual. Diablo 1 was hardcore, while Diablo II was casual as heck. You could max out very quickly and getting the best stuff could be done in no time.

You must not have played D2 after the 1.10 patch. They introduced new runewords, and made multiplayer monsters harder. Some of the new runewords require multiple high runes to create. I've been playing D2 for 10 years, and in that time I've found exactly 1 high rune. Unless you get VERY lucky (winning the lottery several times in a row lucky), or have a dozen CD keys and run bots on all of them 24/7, you'll never have the best gear.

Getting to level 99 in Battle.net Ladder requires ~400 hours of non-stop grinding, assuming you can kill Baal in under 3 minutes. One character can do it in less time if you have an organized party working for you, with some players starting the next game and clearing Chaos, Halls of Vaught, and the first 3 waves of Baal's minions while your leveling character is in the previous game rapidly killing Nilithak, Diablo, and Baal. It still requires over 1,000 hours of player time, but those hours get divided between 8 players and only 1 of them gets to 99, while the rest sacrifice getting XP by dropping out of the party at the last minute so that one character gets all of it.
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You must not have played D2 after the 1.10 patch. They introduced new runewords, and made multiplayer monsters harder. Some of the new runewords require multiple high runes to create. I've been playing D2 for 10 years, and in that time I've found exactly 1 high rune. Unless you get VERY lucky (winning the lottery several times in a row lucky), or have a dozen CD keys and run bots on all of them 24/7, you'll never have the best gear.

I played D2, and i'm hoping D3 isn't as much of a gear grind for the best gear. I mean in D2 it was impossible unless you paid real life money or botted for years. I'm hoping if we put enough time into a character in D3, we'll get the best gear (or near best) without having to do that. The real money auction house makes me think this won't be the case though. I'm expecting to have to spend real $ if you want the best gear, there's pretty much no way you will be able to farm it all.

I will be avoiding the real money auction house for a very long time.
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What am I supposed to do with the black mushroom?

it says give it to adrea the witch, but didnt we kill her?
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You really should of played all the classes.. they are all fun. tongue.gif
Newegg has the game for $50 with a code I believe. Don't expect under $50 for a year or so... maybe slightly less. It won't be on Steam either, so don't expect some 33-88% steam deal. I would just buy it at launch.. totally worth it. thumb.gif

I picked up Starcraft 2 two weeks after launch for $40 from K-mart (ಠ___ಠ yes, K-mart). I wouldn't expect the exact same thing to happen, but itll definitely be less than a year before price drop.
    
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I don't know how I feel after playing through it a few times. I wasn't left with the need to keep playing that I had with d2. I could take it or leave it.....probably won't buy it until it comes down a bit in price.

Felt the same here. After the first playthrough of 30-40min, if I fired it up again I tended to just log off after a few minutes. For me it seems fine is short bursts but something there isn't really keeping me in. For $60 (+ tax), it's an absolute no.

Honestly, I'm looking forward to Torchlight 2.
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I am not sold yet... I played for a bit but it wasn't enough to pull me away from Everquest. IMO they waited waaaaay too long for a 3rd installment. From what I've seen GW2 is the game worth waiting for.
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the open beta was so much better than older beta versions.... i definitely enjoyed it.
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If I preorder the game, will I get beta access. I wasn't able to get on the beta this weekend
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If I preorder the game, will I get beta access. I wasn't able to get on the beta this weekend

nope, only by invitation
    
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If I preorder the game, will I get beta access. I wasn't able to get on the beta this weekend
No you won't.
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