It's time for Diablo 2.
I was watching Games Done Quick this year and saw a speedrun of this game (archive here
) and the nostalgia hit me hard. The sound effects, visuals, everything just drew me right back in. I had to play it again. And I thought I would invite others to play as well, because it's still a great game.
To this day I'm impressed with all the patches this game got even really late in its life. 1.10 was incredible, a total rebalance to the game that added skill synergies and made a lot more playstyles viable. And there was the Uber Diablo event, then Uber Tristram, new runewords, finally respecs...good stuff.
Unfortunately, Diablo 2 never really entered the modern era in terms of availability. To my knowledge it's not on any game services like Steam or GoG. However you can buy it directly from Blizzard digitally for $20 ($10 for D2, $10 for LoD).
Personally I dusted off the boxes and broke out the old discs. Install disc, play disc, cinematics disc...
I could include a lot more info in this OP to bring people up to speed, but that's dependent upon if anyone else wants to play. I'mma keep playing regardless. My favorite class has always been the necromancer, I'm a summoner currently at level 59, but I'll start a new guy to play with others. I could also help rush some people through normal, though I'm not a pro at the game, I don't have teleport or anything.
I play USEast, softcore, ladder
. USEast is said to be the most populated/active server. I always play ladder too for the great runewords you can make. The new ladder season just started again back at the end of November so it's not getting reset again anytime soon. If more people want to do other things, hardcore, or offline modded, whatever, that's cool. We can just reminisce here too. But it's fun to have a group to trade with.
If anyone wants to play online I suggest standard rooms named for their difficulty:PAnorm
Bots are still around and pretty bad, they will whisper you constantly while playing. You can type /o igw to ignore all whispers from people not on your friend list. (full list of game commands here
Come kill Baal one last time!
Important links:Arreat Summit
- really informative and comprehensive wiki-thing for the game that's been around forever