At any rate, I did fight Leoric at lvl. 8, and he was ridiculously easy (as was every floor of the cathedral), which is to say I never dropped below half health over the entire course of the beta's content. D1 and D2 had at least some modicum of challenge, even in Act 1. This is my point; it's too easy, even for the first ~10 levels.
I'm going to post this every time someone comments on these posts.
02/04/2012 06:45 PMPosted by CrucifierI would argue that making the first difficulty mode so trivially easy will greatly lessen the impact and sense of satisfaction of the first playthrough for any given player. The reason they are making it so easy is so casuals will play it, but what they don't realize is that it will be tough for the casual players to hold interest if it is so incredibly easy. Most of the people that I know who casually played diablo 1 back in the day had so many stories about how awesome it was to kill the butcher, triumphing over it after losing a few times. I believe that is how the original diablo games got to be so popular.
there is alot of hating in this thread.
but shizz is too easy, shouldn't have to get naked and speed run to find a challenge, even in normal act 1 part 1 beta. No one's complaining, 'cept all the debbie drama trolls.
02/04/2012 06:35 PMPosted by LukeYou're all bashing on the OP, but he's not bashing anyone. I'll never understand you people. The Beta IS easy, and was designed to be. I agree that it doesn't let you stress-test the different classes, but it is as Blizzard intended it to be. I think that the beta was rather a server-stress test, rather than a class one anyways.
However, I'm not expecting Normal by the end to cause much pain. Not in the way older games did. Castlevania's first level was easy enough but by the time I reached Dracula my rage meter was beyond critical. :)
02/04/2012 09:05 PMPosted by GiganThe real irony here is that Diablo2 was probably the easiest game ever made and you all loved it. Now all of the sudden you're all up in arms that the first 5% of the tutorial is too easy. Ridiculous.
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