I started playing Diablo 3 again, Season Mode… but I mentioned this to a co-worker and he said that he wanted to start playing again, then another co-worker mentioned that *HE* wanted to start playing again… and, next thing you know, we’ve got a 4 man hardcore team running around in Diablo 3. A barbarian, a paladin, a monk, and a witch doctor.
I was the witch doctor.
We did pretty good. We beat the game proper, then started doing rifts and edging, slowly, toward Torment 1. Then Torment 2, then 4, then 6.
Torment 6 is where I ought to have stopped.
As it is, Torment 8 is where I did, in fact, finish my hardcore seasonal run for good. Level 70 (sub-181). What happened was that I was foolish. I got a set. A good set. One of the six-item sets… but it required that I change my build. So I changed my skills to a bunch of skills that I wasn’t familiar with but didn’t go back down to Torment 1 (or even lower). I, instead, ran with my hardcore gaming buddies.
Just as well, I suppose. The season was ending soon anyway. July or something.
And, next Tuesday, the next expansion for Diablo 3 comes out. “Rise of the Necromancer”. They’re bringing back the Necromancer from Diablo 2 to make him (or her) a playable character in Diablo 3 and giving you a handful of new areas to fight in and new content in the rift areas too. For only $14.99 USD.
I’m still kind of sore about my Witch Doctor, though.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is HG Wells playing a war game from Illustrated London News (25 January 1913))