Tomorrow, May 15th 2012, is a big day in PC gaming. Diablo 3 launches. And I’m installed and ready to go.
Now, I know I said I wasn’t going to play Diablo 3.
“Now that Diablo 3 will require a constant internet connection even in single player, I will not be buying it.”
I stuck to that. I did not buy Diablo 3. I got it for free by signing up for the World of Warcraft annual pass.
I’m sure there are some that will see this as hypocritical. And it may be. But my attitude is that I do not want to support certain types of DRM with my money. I am OK with playing Diablo 3 if Blizzard is willing to give it to me for something I was already going to purchase, which they did. I’ll play through it over the next few weeks and then head back to Azeroth.
I’ve been reading up on the story over the last week. PC Gamer has a nice write up of the lore so far. I enjoyed getting caught up since I never finished 1 or 2.
I have also been thinking about what class I want to play. I’m strictly a mage/wizard in MMOs like WoW. However, I’ve had fun with the warrior type in Action-RPGs like Diablo and Torchlight. They tend to make the beginning of the game easier. So do I go with a barbarian or wizard?
Right now, I’m leaning toward wizard. I have a few friends that are going to be playing too. I think I will enjoy playing with them more as a wizard than anything else. We’ll see, though. I’ll start with the wizard but allow myself to change my mind if it’s not as fun as I would like.
I’ll report back with my initial thoughts later this week.