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Can anyone comment on the skill involved in this game and possibly from the point of view of a casual Diablo fan (not interested in kids/teenagers/people who spend 12+ hours a day playing). I tried the beta and felt it didn't require much skill at all, just clicking on stuff over and over. I enjoyed D1 and 2 when I was a kid, but thats just it, I was a kid, clicking on crap was fun. Is this game more than just a grind for intangible crap?

You probably played on normal difficulty which the devs themselves have called a tutorial. The real fun starts in nightmare and it gets progressively harder and harder. I hit a wall the other day in act 1 inferno and couldn't continue anymore because it was so hard. I have to go back and farm better gear etc.
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Having played D2 (and loved it), I have to say that although there is some strategy involved (primarily with armor/weapons), it is a click-fest. Normal mode is ridiculously easy. It's a ton of fun with friends, but I wouldn't get your hopes up if you want to play solo.

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Diablo always has and probably will be a hack and slash. If you've played Castle Crashers it's basically the same thing.

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You probably played on normal difficulty which the devs themselves have called a tutorial. The real fun starts in nightmare and it gets progressively harder and harder. I hit a wall the other day in act 1 inferno and couldn't continue anymore because it was so hard. I have to go back and farm better gear etc.

Thanks guys, you just saved me $60. At this point in my life, video game time can't be devoted to collecting shiny things, I need some skill..."grinding for gear" sounds like a hoot. tongue.gif
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can someone explain how grouping up works? some times i'll be playing and someone random not on my realid will join and we'll quest together. How exactly do you join someones group that's not on your realid?
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Thanks guys, you just saved me $60. At this point in my life, video game time can't be devoted to collecting shiny things, I need some skill..."grinding for gear" sounds like a hoot. tongue.gif

Have you tried The Witcher 2? I think it's a pretty good substitute to Diablo 3.
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Thanks guys, you just saved me $60. At this point in my life, video game time can't be devoted to collecting shiny things, I need some skill..."grinding for gear" sounds like a hoot. tongue.gif

Grinding is pretty much Diablo in a nutshell. Gear > Skill in these games. Always has been that way. We'll see how the Arena runs though..
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Btw, really good rare items will sell at high prices. I sold one awesome ring for 500k in less than an hour. I probably could have sold it for 700k as well but I wanted it gone quickly.

Just a tip for selling stuff. Obviously you don't want to sell crap. Sell only what you or other classes would desire. Search for rare stuff with similar specs before you post it up. This will give you an idea of what the average is. Then price it low for quick sale or price it higher if you think it's worth more than what you've searched. In general, okay stuff tend to sell quick if priced at 20k.
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Thanks guys, you just saved me $60. At this point in my life, video game time can't be devoted to collecting shiny things, I need some skill..."grinding for gear" sounds like a hoot. tongue.gif

Eh I think I gave you the wrong impression. The game does require skill, just not much of it on normal difficulty.
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You can get by with substandard gear - that just means you can't faceroll and need to be smart about your skill usage and positioning.

You generally can't faceroll some enemies (in Nightmare) even with the best gear, but if you don't farm or buy stuff on the AH regularly, you'll find the game challenging.
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can someone explain how grouping up works? some times i'll be playing and someone random not on my realid will join and we'll quest together. How exactly do you join someones group that's not on your realid?

If you open the game to the public, people who select the quest your on for a multiplayer game will come in to your game.
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Thanks guys, you just saved me $60. At this point in my life, video game time can't be devoted to collecting shiny things, I need some skill..."grinding for gear" sounds like a hoot. tongue.gif

if you want a game of skill, strategy (realtime or turn based) is more your range. most other types of game fall into luck/monotony/fastfingers.
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