Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm lost...

...somewhere between New Tristram and Caldeum.

You see, just like everyone else, I've been playing Diablo III.

I'm one of those who never played Diablo, probably because I wasn't really playing much more than Sims at the time Diablo II came out. Don't get me wrong. I don't have my head in the sand. I just never thought it would be something I would like. I had it in my head that it was a Heaven vs Hell / Good vs Evil game. Which I guess it is. But when I think of such things it reminds me of my Catholic upbringing, and I didn't want to go there.

Now, having played a bit of Diablo III, I can't believe I never tried Diablo II. This is right up my alley. I love the dark themes. The slaying of undead and demons. And Tyrael is remarkably not as holier-than-thou as I thought an angel would be. Perhaps the loss of his wings helped some.

The farthest I've gotten so far is a little ways into Act II, with a Monk named Amaranth that I am playing with my partner's Barbarian. We make a pretty awesome team.

My solo character for when he is not around is a lovely Demon Hunter named Melanthe. She's only level 9, and not yet done with Act I. I'm taking her slow because she is perhaps my prep for trying Hardcore mode. Which would have already been a failure for her, as I think she has died a few times already.

So we may be light on vignettes around here until my Diablo craze has run its course. But I will keep you posted.


  1. I know! I so did not see this coming, I have been smitten by Diablo. A very dark world though, I make visits to Azeroth when the troubles of their world are too much to bear :)

    1. I've fallen absolutely in love with the story. Blizzard really knows how to write a story! Glad I'm not the only one.

  2. Don't feel bad...the world as a whole seems light on Azeroth while people are immersed in Hell. :)

    1. I'm trying not to feel bad, but this game feels too good not to feel a little guilt.