If you’re a wizard in Diablo 3 with a tendency to die horribly and repeatedly, take heart. All you need is a few simple tricks and a comfort with ethical gray areas, and you can cheat your way to victory. A newly discovered game exploit turns the wizard class invulnerable.
After a crazy marathon session of Diablo III, an 18 year old Taiwanese kid keeled over. The man, known as Chuang, played Diablo for 40 hours straight without food or without taking any breaks. What the hell is wrong with east Asian gamers that this kind of thing seems way too common?
Because it costs over 75 bucks, I was reluctant to pick up Diablo III. Its first two predecessors were pretty, with lush, lovely sounds and fun mini-quests, but it was easy to grow a little weary, as the gameplay relied little on tactics and roleplaying, consisting entirely of endless dungeon crawls, with little in the way of coherence, and irritatingly tedious return trips through the complex mazes of levels.
Within just seven hours of Diablo III being released yesterday, several groups had already beaten the game and within 12 hours, one lone bastard beat the game single-handedly. While these sorts of speed runs don’t really allow for a real enjoyment of the content, it is pretty impressive and it’s the kind of crazy that comes with most Blizzard releases.
Diablo III launched today. Some of you have may already gotten it at midnight. Who’s getting Diablo today? What are your initial impressions?
Since its announcement, the real money auction house in Diablo III hasn’t gone over well with a number of gamers, and Blizzard’s not making it any better by mentioning that they’ll be taking a 15% cut of all real money auction house sales. Fifteen percent? Really?