Switched to WoW from DII Hi , I played d2 for years starting almost since the game came out . sc at first then hc which Iloved . Died alot at first but after awhile pretty much never . I was'nt an awesome player but knew the game well. never had a 99, highest was 94 hc pally, just couldnt do the grind. so anyway when wow came out my d2 friends and I decided to switch to that, and I can tell you that it is just as addicting if not more so than d2. I thought I would run thru some totally random thoughts about WoW with some thoughts on it's relation to d2. LIke I said totally random stuff. Leveling is 100x easier in wow. top lvl is 60 , You can easily get there solo . I'm a lvl 55 warlok and 97% of that has been alone. classes are moderately balanced with rogue being pound fer pound the best. paladins are also very good. I kinda wish i never started a warlok, but he does ok. Imho hunter is the most middle of the pack char. with no great complaints or overpowering abilities. unlike Diablo2 you can learn every skill for your class, so every1 is the same there, but at lvl 10 you start getting talent points which are like synergies in d2. talents are set up like the d2 skill tree with pre reqs and such. A bid difference between the 2 games also is gold is so important( at least fer now) in wow. there is no "soj" in terms of trading. and gold is uber important, especially because training in skills and professions costs alot of gold towards the higher levels. A great thing they also did was to make items bind on equip, once you put it on no other person could use it. in the long run this will help to make the economy much more stable imho. at lvl 40 all characters get the ability to purchase and ride a horse. this gives you a 60% speed increase which makes all the difference in the world. with riding training and horse cost it's like 90 gold total. most people at lvl 40 had to take at least a few days of pure grinding to come up with the money. paladins and warloks get their mounts for free . at lvl 60 you can upgrade to a supermount for 900 gold, it gives 100% increased speed and looks awwwesomme ! items are much more bland then in d2 . A big ability that they carried over, which I hated in d2 was the chance on hit ability. alot of "uber" items have that as their special ability. like chance on hit surrounds you in a holy shield or heals you for 50-75 life. eh I've personnly never liked these because you can't count on them when you need them. I like things I can grasp. well I have to go now, but if anyone wants i'll post more stuff later. any questions? post here and thanks !