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Why do you still play D2?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by pantherus, May 21, 2008.

  1. pantherus

    pantherus IncGamers Member

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    Why do you still play D2?

    Just rather curious here really...

    Diablo 2 came out...when? 1999? and people are still going strong with it - what keeps you playing?

    I stopped playing way back in 2003-4, just around when v1.10 came out and have only just looked at coming after a chance sighting of it on Wikipedia prompted me to remember how fun it was for me :)

    But on to the question here, why do you keep playing?

    Is it just to find all the cool items that keep coming out?
    Keep x number of characters up to maximum level?
    Try out builds that you've come up with?
    A way of socialising with others?

    I'm sure there's a steady bunch of prats (as there always is...) that just play to feel cool and hurt others...

    Is there anyone still out there who, like me, is solely playing the game just to play the game? You don't really care about maximising your damage, or finding the best item, or making the best build...you just play the game, use whatever items you find, pick whatever class and skills you like at the time, and just play the darn game???
     
  2. Jednowlosy

    Jednowlosy IncGamers Member

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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    I started at 1999, took a 8 year break, started again in 2007, played 3 months, took 5 months break and started again like 2 months ago ^.^

    Why? Because d2 is relaxing. The happy monster carnage is relaxing. And I need to relax after work or studying. Nothing works as good as happy killing spree in d2.
     
  3. Gaenor

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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    What i know, D2 came out in 2000. The first game came out 96 and the expansion to D2, in 2001.

    I have playing it on and off since it was released.. Sometimes i uninstall it, then some months later i install it again. The fun to level and beat monsters, to find some rare nice things is awsome! :smiley:
     
  4. Jednowlosy

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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    Yea, the thrill of identifying a unique ring, just to find out it's another manald's heal.. :prop:

    D2 is fun if you do many things, like: crafting, uber tristram, dueling, gambling etc.

    It quickly gets boring if you keep mfing. MFing kills this game.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    i only started playing it ~2years ago.. so it's relatively new to me.. yeah, grailing and identifying are the 2 things that kept me glue to the game.

    as for killing sprees as form of enjoyment, for me that dubious honor goes to dynasty warriors =P
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    For me it's all about hell. Hell is where the fun starts. Well atleast if your not monster rich like me. Hell Becomes a real challange. If a build has a hard time in hell, i useally stop playing them for a while until I either find better gear or buy stuff in the trade forum for my hard earned gems/runes.
    Some times I find some neat stuff, and I go' like.. hmmm.. These items would be awsome for this kind of build. Planning builds and equiping them, all for that single purpose of soloing hell. Well I guess, that does it for me :p
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    I just like this forum, that's why I'm still playing :)

    The game itself though, with all the dupes/scammers etc is not even that interesting anymore. I usually play until I'm rich and then leave again. Getting to the top is great, but once you are there, you only want to go back home.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    i keep playing because every now and again, i find a GG, GM pubby duelling game that just so much fun i almost forget that 99.9% of d2 pk'ers are gormless, hacking, paedophilia candidates.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    i like to kill stuff with spells.
     
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    A couple reasons really. First is that I am not the fastest player, so I have tons of builds left I've never tried and intend to. Secondly the SPF has all these interesting tournaments with absurd rules that keep things extremely lively. Thirdly, the social interaction is a huge selling point and last but not least ATMA. Were it not for this little program I would have stopped years ago.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    I'm in it for socializing. If I hadn't met all these awesome people on these forums, the game would look pretty bleak.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    I play for fun obviously and nothing is better than a fresh new economy, when there is a new ladder you will find me there. If only there weren't so many dupers and hackers. In addition this forum could count as a reason to play.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    I play because I can do so at my leisure, no hacker's/duper's to deal with and no worries about characters expiring. I can save all the crap I want without having fifteen mule accounts to keep up with. Of course I play Single Player and use ATMA. :grin:
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    because seeing people taunting and Verbally abuseing people in game is amusing/Relaxing to me.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    gotta find the zod, gotta find the zod.:grin:
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    find tyrael instead, it should be ~1,5 times more rare then zod* ^_^

    *From baal and depending on your mf ofc.
     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    i got started on diablo when i was young:p you gotta start them young i guess. so my friend and i woul go over to my older neighbor a lot. he gota new game for is PS1. it was called diablo it was soo scary lol when my friend and i played i said "NO! dont talk to the wounded man outside thecathedral i knowwaht he says its soo scary oo thee butcher" lol.. i was like 8 yrs old. so we played the game, and when my older neighbor bought it for computer we would take turns playing this extremely difficult game, it was so difficult oneperson had to take care of the potions while the other killed.. yes..i know.. lolx2. anyway my olderneighbor quit and i bought the game and strat guide of him for like 10 bucks.. i played that game day in and day out making lots of chars etcetc. when diablo 2 came out my friend started playing it but i was so hesitant.. i still loved diablo 1! well the second i played diablo 2 oh my god so many chars so many builds. i played that and then the xpac, meeting so many friends until i tried WOW in like.. high school grade 10or 11. played that till ladder season3 area, and quit wow.. fun but boring after a while. i was bback in diablo:p so then i played softcore west as always and met up with my friend of diablo 2 classic. thats another story but we both use the same password game so whenver someone quits we always meet up again and again.. crazy stuff. anyway i lvl to 93 or w/e had gg chars the whole shabang..but missedwow.. played it again for a few months got godly gear again and back to diablo kuz wow..gets boring rly fast its jsut a grind.

    thats is why i play diablo. i can lvl to 90 in 24 hourswith no help ( done it:p)and make unique chars like my zeal sorc. i play west hardcore now for a real challenge so add *alpha_k
     
  18. Gaenor

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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    Hmm it's interesting what you said.. ATMA? Some mod for single player or something. Something that add more fun to the game? :shocked:


     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    It's a muling application, saves us having shed loads of characters, you can keep thousands and thousands of items in one stash. Makes life much easier when you need to find items. It's especially good if you are a bit of a pack rat and never want to leave one item behind!

    Check out the stickied thread over in the SPF if you want more info.



     
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    Re: Why do you still play D2?

    Because no matter how crappy of a day or night I'm having, I can just put on some Metal (right now I'm listening to Pantera *R.I.P Dimebag*), log onto bnet and start a carnage fest of epic proportions Bathing in the blood of my enemy's then using there intestines for dental floss as I search there rotting corpses for loot.

    Also the people, granted 99% of people on Bnet are idiots and morons, but every once and awhile i find some good people to talk to and cause massive destruction with.
     

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