View Full Version : Any thoughts on the new Diablo II BETA 1.10 patch?
I'm still addicted to 1.09.
Given it some game time, only about 3 hours... Can't play at home, don't run Windows here ;) Only able to play at my girlfriends moms place and there's two teenage boys who want to play too so I give them more time on the comp and try hogging it at night.. But enough with the social situations of me and more about the patch! :)
I think the synergistic skill stuff is a very good improvement as it encourages players to take and use points on the earlier skills as it'll amount to bonuses for the bigger skills later on. When I played LoD actively I always saved my skill points until level 30 or so, used them if I needed some skill to stay alive or alike. :) Now I can take the earlier skills (or some of them, which give bonuses) with a happy mind, knowing that the points used there will amount to something even after the skill is too weak to cause any significant damage.
From what I read about the Horadric Cube recipes that are added, I think they'll serve the game well too..
Seems like a whole new game to play now, can test the lower skills a lot more, can use more recipes.. I'm even considering getting a medium powered gaming rig just for Diablo II goodness :) This comp is a no-good-for-gaming VIA EPIA M9000 board :)
i think a lot of the new items and cube recipes are very nice but there's one major problem with 1.10: it's WAY to fricken hard for hell difficulty! they decided that you must be in a decent group to be able to do anything in Hell now which means my gameplay in D2 is finished for my current chars.
Yes I own copies of D2 and can join battle.net but I don't care much for playing online. play with a mate sometimes direct connect but it's still not enough, we get our asses handed to ourselves whereas before my werewolf could handle "players 8" in most places without too much trouble. 1.10 I can't solo ANYWHERE!!
suffice to say, gone back to 1.09...
it's WAY to fricken hard for hell difficulty!
Aye, me and my wife played 1.10BETA and we thought it was too hard also. We probably had the worst characters as he as a Firewall and fire only Sorc, and I was playing my Poison Bowazon, they both did terrible in Bloody Hills. We died a few times and quit. D2 is gettin very old, I thought 1.10 could spark some new life into it, but I will probably just delete D2 from both of our puters for some of the newer games.
PS. I might try my Golem Necro and Poison Nova Necro to see if they can kill anything (1.9 they couldn't). /shrug
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