Diablo II Goes Gold!
June 24, 2001 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Diablo II Goes Gold! The official release date is now next week, 6/29/01. Diablo was addictive, Hellfire was even worse. I spent a six months playing Diablo II non stop and now this. I hope my wife doesn't kick me and my Assassin out the door.
posted by me myself and i (10 comments total)
Oh god, I'm addicted now. Noooo... It's going to get worrrsee....
posted by SpecialK at 3:39 PM on June 24, 2001

I just beat Diablo for the first time about 10 minutes ago. Lord help us all come Thursday.
posted by jpoulos at 4:03 PM on June 24, 2001

posted by jpoulos at 4:03 PM on June 24, 2001

I tell all my friends that I don't play computer games...

... so no one is to mention my Diablo fixation, y'understand?

(And I haven't even tried Diablo II. I am doomed.)
posted by Shadowkeeper at 4:47 PM on June 24, 2001

I beat diablo 2 in 3 days (about 15 hours)
I then sold it to my friend for the exact same price.

It's a very unrewarding monster smasher where you don't get enough in return. Throw in a bad multi-player system, and it's just not that much fun.

was fun for the 3 days tho
posted by starduck at 4:54 PM on June 24, 2001

Well my friends and I have a lot of fun with it. It's the best cross-platform multiplayer game out right now.
posted by Brilliantcrank at 5:21 PM on June 24, 2001

I loved Diablo I, but Diablo II was boring at times. I no longer play it.

Btw one of the best multiplayer game is the GTA series. It's fast paced and tons of fun.
posted by riffola at 5:59 PM on June 24, 2001

(Minor clarification: Diablo II went gold ages ago. This is the expansion pack.)

The timing is right for x-pack. I was tired of Diablo II a few months ago, but now I'm tired of Black and White, so some hours of monster chopping would suit me fine.

The other in-house Blizzard expansion, Brood War for Starcraft, added a lot to the game, and it looks like Lord of Destruction is ambitious too. More than new items and locations, it comes with a new resolution (800x600) and a new category of magic items: runes.

Runes are targeted at the Realm player, who uses Blizzard's mostly-secure but hard-to-access servers. Runes only work in combinations and will require a lot of trading to use effectively. There's an article on Diablo II.net that notes that the average player will find 144,000 of the most common rune before finding the rare Zod rune. Even in university, I didn't have that kind of time.

On other hand, if you find a Zod, you could probably sell this imaginary letter on eBay for hundreds of dollars at least, which would have to be a record, as imaginary letters go.
posted by Yogurt at 6:44 PM on June 24, 2001

"i sense a soul in search of answers"
posted by clavdivs at 8:27 AM on June 25, 2001

When Diablo gets boring, try out one of the Angband variants. (I personally recommend ZAngband.) It's free, and just as addictive, if you can get past the fact that you're a little @ sign that runs around and kills letters. (And you don't even have to buy the letters on eBay first.)
posted by darukaru at 10:15 AM on June 25, 2001 [1 favorite]

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