Today’s guest article is the second submission by AniMe, and it touches on a hot issue. How rare should the top end items be in Diablo 3? This topic has been churning around in the forums lately, since Bashiok remarked that nothing in D3 would be as “astronomically” rare as the highest level runes in Diablo 2.
This article doesn’t dwell on the reactions or interpretations of Bashoik’s coment. Instead the author goes for the deeper issue; how rare should items be? And what will it mean for replayability and the casual vs. power game interaction if the rarest Uniques are much more common in D2 than in D3? Click through to read on…
Casual Gamer vs Power Gamer: A battle of content accessibility
A common topic right now concerning Diablo 3 is item rarity, leveling speed and caps. The consensus among the casual players is this:
A) I have a wife and a job and can only play a few hours on weekends, I still demand that level 99 is reachable in a few weeks, no one likes grind!
B) I have a wife and a job and can only play a few hours on weekends, I still demand that I should have access to the best items in a few weeks, no one likes grind!
This does make sense, I won