I'm no n00b when it comes to Diablo, and I'm definitely no n00b when it comes to D3 beta. I took over 30 characters to lvl 13. I know what's up.
So as with all wipes, I rolled a girl DH, created a game, and started Game of Thrones on my other screen. Yeah, I'm really that good. I can watch a TV show while beat the SK 6 ways all the way to Sunday.
I walked my sexy little half-naked DH around without a care. Hey! Zombies! I just watched the Walking Dead finale! Hey! Spiky thingies! I love hedgehogs... Wait! WHAT?! Red screen?! How?!
Oh did I make her work those legs of hers! Run, Kalashnikova! RUN!!!
I cannot believe it. My darling DH almost got killed right outside of New Tristrim. A little bit of background: My Kalashnikova has NEVER seen the "red screen"... EVER.
I was confused. That was NOT supposed to happen. But, that was the reality of patch 15. I turned off Game of Thrones.
For the first time, I had to use Caltraps. For the first time, when I saw two of those nasty fat bloob of an exploding excuse of a creature, I immediately looked for an exit plan. For the first time, an unique almost chased my DH all the way from the cemetary back to town. And for the first time, I wanted to smash my screen because of the cooldown between health pots...
I turned the game off. I quit. It's too late for me to be THIS scared. But...
I. LOVE. IT!
This. Is. Diablo!
Blizzard, thank you. We don't want a Diablo where monsters are just random mud piles between us and the next boss. We don't want a Diablo where we can catch up on the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones while pwning everything in sight with random clicks. We don't want a Diablo that's a WALK IN THE PARK! Patch 15 is what we want. Now, I am DYING to see what Nightmare and Hell have in store for my Kalashnikova! This is honestly the first patch where I felt like I was playing Diablo.
I still remember the first time I got to Blood Raven with my Amazon on D2 release date. The drowning feeling of an unknown fear is what made this impression on me. And that was just the beginning. That feeling is coming back... :)