It’s a question that’s often asked in our forums, as fans fantasize about that glorious day when they finally get Diablo III in their grasp; how will you play your first time through? Thus it’s not surprising that someone on the EU B.net D3 forum asked it. What is surprising is how one of the CMs replied:
Zhydaris: I’m definitely going to take my time during my first solo run, reading every quest, searching in every corner of the map, killing everything that moves.
I’m definitely going to take my time during my first solo run, reading every quest, searching in every corner of the map, killing everything that moves. Bether not be trying to kill me when i say HI to ya
Zhydaris: These are the guidelines I’m going to follow in my solo run, no potential friendly fire there!
Okay so um… wut? He’s a Blizzard employee. Hasn’t he played through the game like, 50x by now? For “testing” purposes? Is he just pretending to play along with the forum question? Or will it really seem all that different when it’s the final, released game, rather than the developing, slowly-evolving project it’s been for the past many years?
For those of you who are not Blizzard employees, what will you do? I’m going to be rushing through solo, at warp speed, purely to take a ton of screenshots and gather info for site updates, but that’s cause it’s my job. Were I free to play how I liked, I think I’d go solo and move fairly slowly, exploring all the side quests and little details and just soaking in the atmosphere.
Then again, that’s easy to say now. We’ve all planned to eat a delicious meal slowly, while savoring every bite… and then when the plate is steaming before us we realize how hungry we are and start gobbling it down. Might the same thing happen with Diablo III? And 9 hours later it’s 5am and you’re in Act Three with bloodshot eyes and no clear memory of anything since you first saw the Skeleton King?