Posted in July 2012

The Sad Story of Diablo 3 : Act 4

“And you, nephalem! Look below and see what your kind has wrought!” – Imperius, Archangel of Valor, Act IV Indeed, what has been wrought? We’ve slain ghosts and ghouls, banished hellish demonic brutes to parts unknown, all in the cause of being rid of the lords of the Burning Hells once and for all. However, … Continue reading

The Sad Story of Diablo 3 : Act 3

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” -Sun Tzu, The Art of War After defeating Belial, The Lord of Lies who couldn’t lie his way out of a paper bag, the player character and caravan … Continue reading

Blue Snowball : Change in the World of Rho

We’re getting to the point where the release date for Mists of Pandaria is about to drop, and it definitely isn’t “too soon.” Over the last couple of months I had my fun with Diablo 3, got my money’s worth and started complaining about the story. Meanwhile, I was collecting a nice chunk of Battle.net … Continue reading

The Sad Story of Diablo 3 : Act 2

Last week I mentioned Deckard Cain’s death was too soon, Maghda’s presence was too Disney, and the Coven have their hands on some amazing teleport and portal magic. “I had to follow him. From that moment we travelled… east. Always… into the east.” -Marius, Diablo 2 Act 2 takes place in Lut Gholein. Wait, what? Didn’t we … Continue reading

Realm Maintenance : Split Decision

As of this post, Rho of Lightbringer-US is no more. He was found in the Eye of Eternity, frozen and electrocuted at the hands of the heroic Hagara. Rho is dead. Long live Rho… For the Horde! I’ve taken Rho the warlock out of Lightbringer-US, and brought him over to the Earthen Ring-US realm. For the … Continue reading

The Sad Story of Diablo 3 : Act 1

As I’ve mentioned before, my biggest gripe with Diablo 3 had nothing to do with the game and everything to do with the story. Before we go on let me just say that I thought the game as a whole was fine. It has its flaws, sure. It’s not Diablo 2, obviously. Diablo 3 is … Continue reading