Originally Posted by gamesondemand
Interesting, gonna try it when I get home from work today. How do you guys like it so far and what are your biggest gripes about it?
it's awesome. especially if you're a fan of diablo 2. here's a quick pro/con list:
+ its beautiful. no seriously, the graphics/atmosphere are gorgeous.
+ hugenormous skill tree (forest?) with the freedom to choose between hundreds and hundreds of passive skills. your class choice determines where you start in the skill tree.
+ active skills aren't limited by class and are not gained by leveling up. instead, they are gained by finding jewels (via loot drops/quest rewards) and socketing them into your equipment. experience gained while the jewel is socketed in your gear will level it up making it grow stronger over time. this means you can customize your build as much as you want and mix in any skill you can think of.
+ support gems. sockets can be linked together and a support gem can be added to give nice skill bonuses and added effects to your attacks.
+ there's no currency, so don't worry about grinding for gold. the 'currency' are orbs with various properties (changing the color of the socket in your gear, increasing quality, adding magical properties, etc.).
+ its 100% free to play and it's rumored they will be adding up to 10 acts to the game.
- i haven't seen any items with cool visual properties. i think to get any cool effects to your armor/weapons you have to pay real money for it. and i don't think it's that cheap.
- servers are really unstable, i've been dropped a couple times and had a few lag spikes. it's all growing pains though, i'm sure after the initial release rush things will smooth out.
i honestly can't really think of any other negative. if you decide to download this tonight let me know and we can group up.