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Diablo 3 Forum » General Discussion » How about Diablo 2?

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  User Deleted
 
OP  6/15/12 10:41:08 AM#1

I've been playing D3 and having a reasonably good time. I never really played D2, but I've read a lot about how great it is/was on the D3 forums. I was wondering if anyone who has played D3 first (like me) has since started playing D2.

 

If so, what do you think about D2? 

 

I'm not asking anyone to bash on D3. I'm asking what it's like for you to play an old game like D2. Are the graphics okay for you? How is the gameplay? Stuff like that. 

 

I have all the disks, but haven't taken the time to load them up and play. Still playing D3 and don't have tons of time. Do you think it's worthwhile starting D2. Why or why not?

  Squatchin

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6/15/12 10:44:58 AM#2

D2 was a masterpiece of a game in my opinion. I spent approximately 4 years playing that game, came back spent maybe another year and finally gave it up because of the duping of items etc..

But to this day, it is still one of my all time favorite games, and from what I have played of D3 with the guest pass, it is inferior in numerous ways.

D3 is lacking something and I think that is the "darkness" aspect that D2 had.

D3 had some hefty shoes to fill, and I think that it is a few sizes to small.

 

Pop those discs in and give it a shot, you might be surprised at how much better it really is and might sink a lot of your time into it.

 


  zymurgeist

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6/15/12 11:00:14 AM#3

It's a good game. You can build some really gimp toons if you don't know what you're doing. It was nerfed into ez-mode years ago otherwise. I still play it sometimes.

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  Zekiah

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6/15/12 11:02:34 AM#4

D2 is superior to D3 in almost every way. I put thousands of hours on it, in fact I'm putting more on it right now as D3 sits in the corner of my desktop, had to put it in time out. D3 is just a borefest and no matter how many times I've reloaded D2 on my hard drive, it never gets old.

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  Z3R01

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6/15/12 11:04:27 AM#5

 

D3 is better in the Graphics and Combat categories but D2 offers much more replayability through class re-rolls, a better loot system and a more forgiving and group friendly endgame.

Also imo the Classes in D2 are better. I would take the Necro, Druid & Amazon over any class in D3.

 

I currently have my D2 icon on my desktop right next to the newest A-Rpgs D3, TL2, Path of Exile & Krater and it still holds its own against all of them.

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  Squatchin

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6/15/12 11:05:56 AM#6
Originally posted by Zekiah

D2 is superior to D3 in almost every way. I put thousands of hours on it, in fact I'm putting more on it right now as D3 sits in the corner of my desktop, had to put it in time out. D3 is just a borefest and no matter how many times I've reloaded D2 on my hard drive, it never gets old.

Agreed, It definately didn't get boring. What's the state of the game these days? duping still insane or has that tapered off?

Would be interested to find out.


  TGSOL

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6/15/12 11:09:45 AM#7

Don't forget mods that can add to the replayability.

 

Eastern Sun & Median XL are both great mods, and you can play them with the wide-screen patch.

 

EDITTED TO AD: Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

And the community you remember still exists! Head on over to the forum for Median XL and the third party spinoffs that are being developed."

  Zekiah

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6/15/12 11:12:43 AM#8

Here are a few helpful links if you're going to play:

Diablo 2 forums (for builds and info.)

Diablo 2 skill calculator

*Plug Y (endless stash and other great features) download here (choose ZIP version)

 

*Only works up to 1.13C which you can download here

"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  Zekiah

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6/15/12 11:14:12 AM#9
Originally posted by ZombieFeast
Originally posted by Zekiah

D2 is superior to D3 in almost every way. I put thousands of hours on it, in fact I'm putting more on it right now as D3 sits in the corner of my desktop, had to put it in time out. D3 is just a borefest and no matter how many times I've reloaded D2 on my hard drive, it never gets old.

Agreed, It definately didn't get boring. What's the state of the game these days? duping still insane or has that tapered off?

Would be interested to find out.

I don't play online, don't like the bots, spam or lag. I play single player with Plug Y instead.

It's great actually, just restarted last night and couldn't be happier.

"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  Z3R01

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6/15/12 11:15:48 AM#10
Originally posted by TGSOL

Don't forget mods that can add to the replayability.

 

Eastern Sun & Median XL are both great mods, and you can play them with the wide-screen patch.

 

EDITTED TO AD: Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

And the community you remember still exists! Head on over to the forum for Median XL and the third party spinoffs that are being developed."

The widescreen patch doesnt work online does it? I dont understand why Blizzard wont update D2 to work widescreen Thousands of people still play D2 daily. I dont want to play offline to see my game in Widescreen.

Playing: None

Waiting on: None

  Zekiah

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Hype (noun)
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2. exaggerated publicity; hoopla.
3. swindle, deception, or trick.

6/15/12 11:17:45 AM#11
Originally posted by Z3R01
Originally posted by TGSOL

Don't forget mods that can add to the replayability.

 

Eastern Sun & Median XL are both great mods, and you can play them with the wide-screen patch.

 

EDITTED TO AD: Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

And the community you remember still exists! Head on over to the forum for Median XL and the third party spinoffs that are being developed."

The widescreen patch doesnt work online does it? I dont understand why Blizzard wont update D2 to work widescreen Thousands of people still play D2 daily. I dont want to play offline to see my game in Widescreen.

Actually, I believe starting in 1.13 (or could be Plug Y, not sure) the screen will stretch. It's not perfect but it looks pretty good in wide screen. For Diablo 2 graphics anyway.

And yes, Median XL is a great mod. I think I prefer the original with Plug Y instead though just because it's familar to me.

"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  Axxar

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6/15/12 11:17:58 AM#12
Diablo 2 is a great game, and you should try it out. I find the biggest hurdle in playing it again is the graphics because it's so muddy on full-screen. I found playing it in windows mode helps a lot since the view doesn't get stretched that way. Gameplay is essentially the same as Diablo 3 though, but with simpler combat. There's a different story and some cool settings, and IMO definitely worth at least one playthrough. As is the original Diablo. If you're just going to do one playthrough you don't need to look up all sorts of guides and skill calculators either since you'll be able to do fine with a gimp build on Normal difficulty.

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OP  6/15/12 11:18:59 AM#13
Originally posted by Zekiah

Here are a few helpful links if you're going to play:

Diablo 2 forums (for builds and info.)

Diablo 2 skill calculator

*Plug Y (endless stash and other great features) download here (choose ZIP version)

 

*Only works up to 1.13C which you can download here

Thanks for the links!

 

And everyone, thanks for all the responses. I didn't expect so much so quickly. It would be kind of funny if it was D3 that got me to play D2. From what I've read about D2 here and elsewhere, it's an epic game that shouldn't be missed  out on.

 

Cheers!

  Zekiah

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2. exaggerated publicity; hoopla.
3. swindle, deception, or trick.

6/15/12 11:21:02 AM#14
Originally posted by 7star
Originally posted by Zekiah

Here are a few helpful links if you're going to play:

Diablo 2 forums (for builds and info.)

Diablo 2 skill calculator

*Plug Y (endless stash and other great features) download here (choose ZIP version)

 

*Only works up to 1.13C which you can download here

Thanks for the links!

 

And everyone, thanks for all the responses. I didn't expect so much so quickly. It would be kind of funny if it was D3 that got me to play D2. From what I've read about D2 here and elsewhere, it's an epic game that shouldn't be missed  out on.

 

Cheers!

A lot of us diehard D2 fans are upset about what they did to D3 and D2 is the only way to get our fix.

Brother Laz says it best:

 

Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

 

And yes, if you haven't played it, you really need to. It's an epic crawler. I've put more hours on that game alone than perhaps every other game combined. No joke.

"Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever." - Noam Chomsky

  TGSOL

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6/15/12 1:02:32 PM#15
Originally posted by Z3R01
Originally posted by TGSOL

Don't forget mods that can add to the replayability.

 

Eastern Sun & Median XL are both great mods, and you can play them with the wide-screen patch.

 

EDITTED TO AD: Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

And the community you remember still exists! Head on over to the forum for Median XL and the third party spinoffs that are being developed."

The widescreen patch doesnt work online does it? I dont understand why Blizzard wont update D2 to work widescreen Thousands of people still play D2 daily. I dont want to play offline to see my game in Widescreen.

I know it can get you banned (if it even works at all) on the official BNet servers. Other than that, I honestly couldn't tell you; I never played anything but vanilla D2 in multiplayer.

  zymurgeist

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6/15/12 2:17:59 PM#16
Originally posted by Z3R01
Originally posted by TGSOL

Don't forget mods that can add to the replayability.

 

Eastern Sun & Median XL are both great mods, and you can play them with the wide-screen patch.

 

EDITTED TO AD: Brother Laz (Median XL creator) has this on his homepage, which I thought was funny and worth sharing:

 

"WELCOME DIABLO III TRAIN WRECK SURVIVORS

Diablo III is imbalanced, lacks replay value and feels like a cheap money grab. This might be a very good time to download Median XL again and cleanse the taint from your memories. Welcome back.

And the community you remember still exists! Head on over to the forum for Median XL and the third party spinoffs that are being developed."

The widescreen patch doesnt work online does it? I dont understand why Blizzard wont update D2 to work widescreen Thousands of people still play D2 daily. I dont want to play offline to see my game in Widescreen.

 It's because they want you to play D3 and they don't make any significant money off D2 any more. Don't need a tinfoil hat for that one.

"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  Axxar

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6/16/12 3:28:09 AM#17

They've been against increasing screen size beyond 800x600 for many years before Diablo 3 was even announced. The issue was always with the monster sight radius, according to Blizzard back then.

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OP  6/16/12 3:33:33 AM#18

So for best quality graphics out of the box (without mods), I should run it on 800 x 600? Windowed?

 

Seems like it would be kind of small. 

 

Is that right?

 

Edit: Installing off the CDs now :)

  Z3R01

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6/20/12 7:38:15 AM#19
Originally posted by 7star

So for best quality graphics out of the box (without mods), I should run it on 800 x 600? Windowed?

 

Seems like it would be kind of small. 

 

Is that right?

 

Edit: Installing off the CDs now :)

YOu can play widescreen if you dont mind the slight stretching. Honestly after a couple hours most people get used to it.

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  spikers14

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6/20/12 12:18:24 PM#20

I would play D2 again if somebody put it on my smart phone. At least then, stuff would be too smal to see how crappy it looks. I do agree though, the classes (with xpack) were more enticing to me overall than D3.

If Minecraft graphics don't bother you though, you might feel right at home with D2.

I do agree the gameply IS still fun though...brb, my eyes are bleeding.