Blog: May 25, 2017 - Possible Improvements for Diablo 2 in 2017
For a 17-year-old game, Diablo 2 still holds up in a lot of ways. For one thing, it is still a whole lot of fun to play, especially for action role-playing game fans who are into the type of gameplay that the Diablo franchise set the blueprint for. However, 17 years is a very long time for a game to stay "alive," and it has indeed shown its age in a lot of ways.
Blog: May 23, 2017 - What If Diablo 2 Was Made Today
When Diablo 2 came out back in 2000, it was a revolutionary game as it built upon the template set by the first Diablo and all the other hack-and-slash action role-playing games that were made during that time, then made them all look primitive. Diablo 2 was jam-packed with features and its world felt so big that it truly was a game-changer in the genre and all of video gaming.
Blog: April 27, 2017 - Lesser Diablo 2 Features
There is a lot that can be attributed to Diablo 2 as far as the enduring popularity of action role-playing games is concerned. It built upon the basic principles first put forth in the original Diablo, and it wrote down principles of its own that ARPGs of later years would still stick with through all this time. The genre owes its own existence and popularity to this game, so it's not like you can criticize it at all.
However, there were also a lot of things Diablo 2 fell short in.
Blog: April 27, 2017 - Diablo 2 Hammerdin Primer
There is much to be said about the Paladin class in Diablo 2. With all his auras and offensive skills, he is perhaps the most maligned class in the game due to overpowered he seems if given a good build. He can tank, but also do incredible damage. The auras make for some very interesting builds, as well as the very distinct offensive skills that are quite effective when used right.
Blog: April 12, 2017 - Why Diablo 2 is Still Alive
The uncomfortable truth with video games is similar to that of any other medium and of life itself, which is that games do come and go. There may be those who enjoy retro games for sheer nostalgia, but people who have a fondness for old games are few and far between.
Blog: April 10, 2017 - Diablo 2 Scams Over the Years
Most people who played Diablo 2 in the early days have fond memories of it, but there are some out there who also have bad memories. Most of those people have played it online, which usually means one thing—they were scammed.
Blog: April 9, 2017 - The Current State of Diablo III
The latest iteration of Blizzard's Diablo franchise is a divisive title, even years after its initial release. It had an immensely successful launch, followed by wide criticism of its various problems. The player base then dropped as those who were expecting it to be the second coming of Diablo II found it rather different and unsatisfactory.
Blog: March 30, 2017 - Followers in Diablo 2 and 3
One of the more overlooked aspects of gameplay in Diablo 2 and 3 is the follower system. As small as it seems to be, having a follower fight alongside you is always a good idea, even if the follower you have is obviously weaker than your character.
Blog: March 28, 2017 - Making Sense of Diablo 2 Rune Words
Even after many years of being seen as one of the best action role-playing games ever made in video game history, Diablo 2 is still rather compelling in its complexity. Considering the fact this game came out more than a decade and a half ago, that complexity becomes even more astounding, especially when compared with that of newer games.
News: March 9, 2017 - Path Of Exile Item Sales Ending...
Unfortunately, we will be ending our Path of Exile item sales at the end of the day on March 10th, 2017. It has been a blast serving all our loyal POE customers throughout the years.
We are pleased to inform you, that we will continue offering our Diablo 2 services as usual.