This question comes up every now and then, but it’s always good for some conversation. Who was your first Diablo 3 class, and why did you pick them?
For me, I picked the wizard to start because it was the only class that none of my RL friends picked. I was originally going to go with a DH, but two of my friends already decided to run the DH as their first/main character. Two others picked barb. Another picked a WD. And the last one picked a monk. That left me with the wizard.
Nevalistis: My first experience with Diablo III was at Blizzcon 2011 playing the demo. I’m not sure why, but the Wizard called to me and I absolutely loved it. I enjoy the idea of having all the elements at my beck and call. My fate was pretty much sealed when I found out one of my favorite voice actors (and people) was the male counterpart.
I was thiiiiiis close to naming my first Wizard “Zelgadis.”
Vaeflare: I love playing ranged casters, and truth to be told, I picked my first character based off of her voice! When I first heard the female Wizard speak, I instantly recognized the voice actor as being from another series I enjoy (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”), and decided it would be fun to journey along through Sanctuary with her commanding voice leading the way. 🙂
I’m surprised how many players seem to have stuck with their pre-game favorite forever, or who never even tried other classes, since I’m quite the opposite.
When D3C launched I was most interested in the Wizard, but she’s wound up my least-played class since there aren’t any builds I really enjoy. During the first month after release I alternated between a Wizard, a Barb, and a Demon Hunter, leveling them all to 60 and sharing gear between them, and only got to the Monk and Witch Doctor after that… and yet today the Monk is by far my #1 in time played, and I’d put the WD as my 2nd or 3rd fave class to play now.
Did you guys have a pre-game favorite that you’ve stuck to ever since, or have you betrayed your first love? Did you start out determined to play all classes and experiment? Or something in between?