I spent a large portion of the long weekend playing Diablo III. The bug really has bitten me again thanks to the launch of Season 3 (I hate you Blizzard), and I was more than happy to spend loads of hours mindlessly clicking and looting. I managed to take my Crusader up to level 70 (solo; not with the help of other high level friends) as well as accumulate some paragon levels. Overall, level 1 to paragon 30 took me around 15 hours, not the greatest time by a long shot, but not too shabby either, right? I didn’t think so too, at least until I compared my time to Dat Modz. He took his Monk from amateur to the max level in a little over a minute.
As much as I love Diablo III, I’ve never gone out of my way to max out a character with regards to an amazing skill build and complementary items. I hit level 70 yes, as well as klap several dozen paragon levels, but that’s where I stop. I’ve never purposefully farmed specific items - my only requirement for equipping a piece of gear really is that it ups my damage, toughness, or healing by a decent, even fractional margin. Even my skill choices boil down to what I feel is the most fun to play with, not necessarily what works best. If you’re the opposite of me, ie, you scrutinise every tiny detail of your items and skills, this tool may just help you squeeze every last bit of potential from your character.
Blizzard have perfected the Diablo III addiction cycle. It starts out like this: Play the game in a crazed manner for dozens of hours - levelling, looting, and having the constant feeling of progression and achievement. It then progresses to: “my work here is done, I don’t feel like playing another class, so let’s move on to another game.” Then, this is where the magic happens, Blizzard kick off a new season with some juicy additions and changes that draw people straight back to step one. It’s freaking genius, and I hate them for it! If you’re a sucker like I am, you probably spent most of this past weekend grinding out a new Season 3 character. Didn’t level as fast as you’d hoped? Here are some ways to hit that sweet level 70 cap in no time at all.
Some days you get stories that you look at and think "yeah, that's not happening", and other days it isn't so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II's release date.
Alright folks, it’s time to check out another character from Heroes of the Storm! Last week, I showed you Anub’arak the traitor king. This week, we take a look at Sonya, the badass, dual-wielding female barbarian from Diablo III.
If it’s one thing I truly despise about Diablo 3, it’s how addictive it can be. Just one more rift, one more! I’ve managed to shrug off the urge to KILL ALL THE THINGS for the meantime, but I know Blizzard have their ways of pulling players back in. Got a copy of the Ultimate Evil Edition? Check out the buffs you’ll have access to this week, and prepare to be sucked in once more.
There’s no denying that Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls is a tad bit more casual on console. And that’s a good thing. Hell, it’s fantastic, as the different approach made for a better game overall. That’s going to change slightly however, as the game is about to get patched up to match the recent PC additions. So prepare to say goodbye to your loved ones as you descend into hell once again.
Hey you! Do you like killing stuff? Do you like it when said killed stuff drops loot? If you said yes to one or all of these, I’d imagine you are a big fan of Diablo III and its expansion, Reaper of Souls. If you’ve yet to try the action clickathon because you’ve been saving up those pennies, then today is your lucky day. Blizzard have both the core and expansion at 50% cheaper – so basically the increase for PS Plus, but in reverse!
Don’t lie, I know you all missed this feature dearly! Last time I told you all about Zagara, the broodmother from StarCraft II who excels at sieging and being a general nuisance thanks to all the Zerg units at her disposal.
You know what’s annoying about gaming? It’s the constant bickering between fanboys. My console has X, your's has Y, therefore I am better. It’s silly, because we all know the glorious Master Race wins every time! Blizzard are looking to level the playing field, at least in the patch department.
It’s about damn time ION got some Mediterranean flavour. Zoe and Geoff have been teasing you all week, twisting words and getting you all excited for nothing. That’s not going to happen on my watch.
Diablo III might have had a mixed reception from die hard fans on release, but its expansion, Reaper of Souls improved the game by a large margin. Its annoyingly addictive with all its demon killing and odd legendary drop here and there. China may be missing out on the latest journey through Sanctuary, but not for long! Blizzard are looking to bring the clicky action to the east.
Our good friends at Megarom have gifted us one Diablo III: reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition to give away . all you had to do was comment with a bit of a loot for your chance to win. And that winner? Stay awhile and listen…
Oooh, night time, when even the tamest people can seem like demons. Only now, they aren't tame at all - they are el Diablo! AWX is hosting a midnight launch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, and you can win cool stuff.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is almost upon us. But, contrary to Darryn's insistence, playing with others can be way more fun than playing with yourself. Megarom is teaming up with Internet Solutions to let a bunch of locals get together for some dungeon raiding.