05/24/2013 08:52 AM I do remember Act IV being brutal as a Monk back then. To the point that I didn't play it again for quite some time.
Posted by BigE
As far as I know no one plays A4 except to kill Diablo for the achievement, or (back in the day) to break to monotony of A3 runs.
A4 is poorly designed. First, because of the NV system, A4 is unplayable due to its short length and low density of elites.
Second, the overall art design in A4 looks stupid IMO. Doesn't compare to A4 in D2. The first three Acts are all right, though.
And third, the monster design in A4 is lame. For example there are these large behemoth melee creatures who stun you, and there are the large hammer creatures who can insta kill you. Then there are the artillerymen who lob meteors at you from off-screen, and run away when you approach them. Man, are they annoying. So A4 can be annoying to a melee character. And right now all classes are melee classes, but that's beside the point.
I don't think I would play A4 even if they fix it up a bit. I count it as a dead loss. I want to see more than 1 new act in the expo. And I want the expo to come out soon, LoD came out a year after D2, what's with the development cycles? I guess it's fairly clear Bliz have developed a long term model in which they try to keep their flagship games (which is all their games come to think) alive by releasing new content every 2-3 years.