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Hey all, I was thinking of picking up Diablo III and the expansion on Amazon for $30. I was a big fan of torchlight and torchlight 2, torchlight 2 is probably one of my favorite games in my library. Do you guys think I'll have a fun experience with Diablo?
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Sure- try to get the expansion, the act it adds is some of the best D3- and it opens up a large amount of stuff to do endgame.

Edited for 'I'm dumb'... Still, It's great fun, and almost anything is a viable way to play the story. Seasonal ladders are a bit more specialized and grindy if you do them, but they are totally optional.
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first of all, pick up the D3 battle chest, which comes with D3 and RoS. Gamestop has the battle chest for $25. I picked one up from Ebay for $15 even!

Second, how did you play TL2? campaign or more gear grind/end-game? were you big into mods, cause there aren't really any in D3. I enjoyed TL2, but I never really got to any end-game point, so I'm not sure how to compare that.
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Hey all, I was thinking of picking up Diablo III and the expansion on Amazon for $30. I was a big fan of torchlight and torchlight 2, torchlight 2 is probably one of my favorite games in my library. Do you guys think I'll have a fun experience with Diablo?

For $30 I think it's a pretty good deal. There is quite a bit of content overall, as Blizzard has mostly been trying to keep people who bought it at launch interested as time goes on.
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Man I don't know how folks play hardcore in D3. I played hardcore in D2, Titan Quest, Sacred 2, etc, that's the mode I like, but in D3, it's too frustrating for me. Every other mob I get rooted or roped into the mob, and then walls pop on me, and then laser beams spawn on top of me. Are there items that grant immunity to these effects? Any tips on not getting rooted and then laser beamed?
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Man I don't know how folks play hardcore in D3. I played hardcore in D2, Titan Quest, Sacred 2, etc, that's the mode I like, but in D3, it's too frustrating for me. Every other mob I get rooted or roped into the mob, and then walls pop on me, and then laser beams spawn on top of me. Are there items that grant immunity to these effects? Any tips on not getting rooted and then laser beamed?

It's pretty easy actually if you just play it safe. You gear up over time and priortize toughness and you start to get a feel for how much toughness vs damage you need as the difficulty scales up. It's actually a lot more exciting and if anyone here has played D3 and feels things get dull quickly, try hardcore.
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They need a mode where you can't repair items, but can still respawn after you die.
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^yuck! I'd rather play HC! lachen.gif

@taem there are immunity amulets, but you wouldn't want to rely on them in most cases. Flawlez is right - you just need to scale appropriately. I assume you do that in the other games as well, but it sounds like you're relatively new to D3 if you're worried about rooting/pulling/arcane beams. tbh - arcane beams are one of the easier to avoid major affixes since you see them coming. One of the worst used to be arcane jailer, as they were insta-hit and did massive damage (damage has been lowered big time). Some of the tougher to avoid are things you can't see as well, like frozen or gd fatties exploding (while relatively easy to avoid, sometimes they litter the map).
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They need a mode where you can't repair items, but can still respawn after you die.

Sounds good, will make Durability a relevant stat.
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I think I'd lose my shizz if I got that rare weapon or ring/amulet drop - such as a primal BiS - without the impervious secondary. That or everyone would be using those shoulders that make your gear immune to damage.
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