Wow, how crazy has life been for the past few months?! Working 3rd shift, raising four kids, and trying to find time to do the things I love has forced me to put off writing on this blog again.
At the end of April Amazon.com ran a promotion on Dungeon Siege 3 for $5 and having played Dungeon Siege 1 & 2 I could not pass that up. I spent my spare time beating that a couple of times waiting for Diablo 3 to come along. That just so happened to be my birthday gift from my wonderful wife and I have been eagerly awaiting this game since the first time I beat Diablo 2. I got on the Diablo and Diablo 2 train a little late so it has only been just over 10 years since that first time and I have probably spent at least 1000 hours playing those first two games.
While there has been a lot of criticism of this game due to the astounding amount of time (in gamer years) between releases, I have to say that I am just satisfied to have spent my time within this world I have loved for so long. But my first time through I had some strange cases of deja vu. These had nothing to do with the storyline but had to do with how a lot of the monsters resembled ones from the Dungeon Siege and then there are the ones that every sci-fi fan should have recognized…the Rockworms and the Great Worm are all based on those from Dune to the point that the category for the Great Worm is Great Maker. I have to say that that was a wonderful cameo.
I don’t get a lot of time to play, maybe an hour in the mornings after work and every once and a while at night when I have to wear headphones or mute the game for my wife’s sake but I’ll take what I can get. I am only a Level 46 Barbarian on Nightmare level but I am still having fun. I have dabbled a bit in the Gold Auction House, bought and sold a few items, but do not think I will be giving the Real Money Auction House (RMAH) any love at any time in the future. I will never pay real money for items to improve my character and I don’t want to deal with the hassle of trying to sell my own items.
I will be continuing to play this and then trying out a few of the other classes so I may not be back as often as my wife would like me to be but I’ll see what I can do.