It was on this day in 1996 that we first learned the travails of Tristram and the danger it faced from one of the Prime Evils, Diablo!
I don't know about you, but Diablo was my gateway into online gaming and into this industry all those years ago. I remember playing it religiously everyday hoping for an Obsidian Plate of the Whale and an Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac.
My favorite memory is 'friendly fire' in the Catacombs underneath Tristram. My partners would go through one door and I through another, all of us firing off Chain Lightning and at least one of us dying, spewing gear across the floor and then the frantic corpse run hoping that the servers wouldn't crash.
What about those heady solo days? I'd descend into Hell levels only to find yellow orb shooting Hell Spawn...die and lose risking it all if unable to live long enough to pick stuff up. Looking hysterically online for a guild member to help out...buying crappy gear to try to get back to lost gear.
Oh! And gold piles in the city center.
Ah the good old days, right?
Did you play Diablo? What are your favorite memories?