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I played the beta over the weekend....I overall enjoyed it....I will say the lack of char customization seems to be the only thing i would improve on... But in the end I will buy the game anyway.... I have a friend that is a big D2 fan, but as of the past few years she has been console gaming... I am trying to lure her away from the dark side, and this would do the trick...Besides it has been forever since her and I played together on a regular basis...
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Does anybody check your GPU temp and usage while running the game? I don't think this game is that demanding but it cooks up both my GPUs just like in BF3.

Yes ... I kinda railed about it all weekend, in this very thread (much to the consternation of my comrades, I'm sure wink.gif) ... I concur that the level of gpu usage is absurdly high given how the game looks.

The fact that an image that looks like my 7800GT could've produced it (back in 2005) uses 70%+ on each of two gtx470's (this is maxed at 1920x1200 with AO enabled in the NVCP) is odd, to say the least.

I'm really hoping the release version is better optimized, because it's going to be 105F+ here where I live for 3 months straight, night and day, starting right around when this game comes out ... given my huge AC bill, it frustrates me when games use way more GPU power than they should, esp. in the summer.

I'm still looking forward to the game though thumb.gif
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Just want to post this again, it may have gotten lost in my previous post which was pretty long. Witch Doctor spotlight vid! It is pretty crazy IMO, his spells look like a LOT of fun.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/04/23/diablo-iii-witch-doctor-spotlight-video
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Just want to post this again, it may have gotten lost in my previous post which was pretty long. Witch Doctor spotlight vid! It is pretty crazy IMO, his spells look like a LOT of fun.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/04/23/diablo-iii-witch-doctor-spotlight-video

NO! Keep Witch Doctor unpopular so I am the only one playing it. Then everyone has to sell WD gear for dirt cheap on the gold ah because they can't even sell on the rmah.
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Witch doctor is amazing going to use it as my main.
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Just want to post this again, it may have gotten lost in my previous post which was pretty long. Witch Doctor spotlight vid! It is pretty crazy IMO, his spells look like a LOT of fun.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/04/23/diablo-iii-witch-doctor-spotlight-video

Stoked to watch it when I get home thumb.gif
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NO! Keep Witch Doctor unpopular so I am the only one playing it. Then everyone has to sell WD gear for dirt cheap on the gold ah because they can't even sell on the rmah.

Dude this video is so good that I'm thinking about playing WD instead of a barb or wizard. I mean I was laughing out loud to myself when I saw that vid and was like "WOW that looks like fun." It is the necro from DII but 100x better. The necro was so slow because you'd have to have like 300 skeletons or other summons for him to be useful other than that 1 nuke he had. (Sorry its been years since I've played a necro in DII, the name of the spell escapes me.)

The WD seems like a mobile and versatile caster/summoner. I love that you only need a couple of summons, those of which are actually seem useful and powerful, instead of needing dozens. That vid got me excited haha. Sorry if I'm rambling on.
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Stoked to watch it when I get home thumb.gif

You'll like it I promise. smile.gif
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I think runes play the biggest role for WD compared to other classes. I might be wrong because I have not looked at all of the runes on all of the other classes but a lot of them completely change the spell.
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Sadly, they are going to lose out on thousands of sells because many people don't understand that the game is designed to be very basic that early. I hope between good reviews, and the game growing in popularity, these people will buy the game and give it a second chance.

It has nothing to do with understanding. It is a matter of not liking the design choices that Blizzard has made. Diablo 2 changed greatly during its lifespan through patches and the LoD expansion. If future changes to Diablo 3 allow the players to control something other than which items they wear in regard to developing a character, I'll buy it. If not, my money will go elsewhere.
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It has nothing to do with understanding. It is a matter of not liking the design choices that Blizzard has made. Diablo 2 changed greatly during its lifespan through patches and the LoD expansion. If future changes to Diablo 3 allow the players to control something other than which items they wear in regard to developing a character, I'll buy it. If not, my money will go elsewhere.

Are players not in control of their 6 active skills with runes and the three passives?

Gems and socketing items with the Jeweler are going to play a large role in customization, as well as gear with +skill affixes. These encourage you to build the character your way and make it unique. (I realize you said besides items you wear, but even those play a huge part)

If you liked D1 and D2, once all your friends get this game, you'll cave. You'll try to find a reason to justify buying it. It will be that good.
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