Blizzard’s posted one of their “involve the community with conversation that hopefully won’t turn into a QQ-fest” topics, and it’s one I found kind of interesting. Quoth:

    The world of Diablo III is populated with a wide range of characters and personalities. Some call Sanctuary home — heroes, artisans, followers, merchants, strange beasts, and more – while others claim the High Heavens or Burning Hells as their domain. Although each has their own unique story to tell, few would likely make for desirable company outside their digital realm.

    But everyone, be it a Fallen Shaman, Archangel, or cunning scoundrel, sometimes needs some time off from battling for Sanctuary’s future. So, for our latest community question, we want to ask:

    You get to hang out with one Diablo III character for a day. Who do you choose?

    Admit it, this is your pose with Eirena, IRL.

    Admit it, this is your pose with Eirena, IRL.

    Most of the replies in the blue thread are about five words long, and are to the tune of, “Female DH becuz hawt!” I can see a certain appeal to that, but not to get all fan fiction-y, but if you actually roleplayed that concept… why in hell would any of these mighty nephalem warriors settle for spending their time with pasty computer gamers like us? At best it would be like hoverhand theater. (I mean all those other gamers. You and I are special and different, naturally.)

    If the living embodiment of some character of Sanctuary magically appeared in our world, what hubris we possess to think they’d want to spend their day with their summoner? That said, what would they actually do? Envision a Demon Hunter out firing a thousand arrows into oncoming rush hour traffic, for a start. Could be some funny stories there; Zoltan Kulle would certainly be a bundle of laughs, as he instantly infiltrated the government and was ruling your country from behind the scenes within a week. With any luck you’d hear his demonic laugh one last time as the missiles fell.

    Ironically, the best visual representation of this sort of thing comes from 13 years ago, via the Diablo 2 TV commercial.

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