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Missing Diablo II? The Curse of Tristram Starts Alpha Testing on May 11th - MMORPG.com News

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If you've been missing Diablo II, a game that many consider the best of the franchise, we have good news for you today: The reimagined version Diablo II called The Curse of Tristram will be entering its initial testing phase starting on May 11th. Diablo II has been remade using the Starcraft 2 engine and will be playable through the Starcraft 2 Arcade on European, North American and Asian servers starting that day.

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,671
    Looks like I'll have to check it out. Didn't Blizzard announce that they are going to remaster D2 or something?
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,659
    That's crazy they were able to do this, hopefully it turns out to be fun.
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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,659
    Gorwe said:
    How is this legal? Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but also...?
    Because it's built inside of the Starcraft 2 editor, and is being released on the Starcraft Arcade.

    Blizzard usually doesn't have problems with their own editors being used for their properties. 
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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 4,024
    I have been looking forward to this. Will definitely try it out.
  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,982
    All of the time this developer has put into this. I hope he gets rewarded somehow.
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  • rammur65rammur65 Member UncommonPosts: 107

    Gorwe said:

    How is this legal? Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but also...?


    because its created on a blizzard service which they seem to promote
  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,711
    Fucking title :)

    At first I though is about Blizzard starting Alpha Testing on D2 !!

    Anyway , the guy did an amazing job. Gj :)
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  • cmacqcmacq Member UncommonPosts: 330

    Dauzqul said:

    All of the time this developer has put into this. I hope he gets rewarded somehow.



    A lot of us have supported him in his endeavor here. If some of you would like to do that you can find out how on his FB page.
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  • DiscipledOneDiscipledOne Member UncommonPosts: 103
    Well this is awesome.
  • MidPrincessMidPrincess Member UncommonPosts: 89
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    Gorwe said:
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
    D3 is kinda fun, but completely meaningless both from story and game design aspects. Can't wait to see this modernized D2.
    I found it entertaining but forgettable.
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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,711
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.

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  • cmacqcmacq Member UncommonPosts: 330
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.
    They said they would make the old games work on newer systems.....I think that's quite a ways from remaster
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 4,185
    Gorwe said:
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
    D3 is kinda fun, but completely meaningless both from story and game design aspects. Can't wait to see this modernized D2.
    I found it entertaining but forgettable.
    That's the issue. D2 is not forgettable.
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,957
    D2 did two things better than D3: Story, and the Druid. Other than that, D3 is superior in almost every way. Better game play, better skill system, better endgame progression (though I kinda miss runewords). Only reason I stopped playing is due to burn out after a couple thousand hours between the PC and console versions, and other games beckoned. 

    Of course, Grim Dawn beats both of them rather handily. I just wish they'd port it to PS4. Hopefully Sony comes around on it. 

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  • DiscipledOneDiscipledOne Member UncommonPosts: 103


    D2 did two things better than D3: Story, and the Druid. Other than that, D3 is superior in almost every way. Better game play, better skill system, better endgame progression (though I kinda miss runewords). Only reason I stopped playing is due to burn out after a couple thousand hours between the PC and console versions, and other games beckoned. 

    Of course, Grim Dawn beats both of them rather handily. I just wish they'd port it to PS4. Hopefully Sony comes around on it. 



    I own Grim Dawn and it never really felt that good to me...
    I don't agree that D3 had a better skill system, or better endgame progression.
    I have a lot of hours in d3, but D2 was a better game overall to me. The only thing D3 did right in my opinion is it's combat still feels so much better than just about every arpg out there.
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  • squlltaxsqulltax Member UncommonPosts: 22
    edited May 2018
    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)
    It's a blast! :)
  • itsoveritsover Member UncommonPosts: 353

    squlltax said:

    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)

    It's a blast! :)



    Poe boring
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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,711
    DMKano said:
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.

    That's not a remaster though.

    Last time I check, StarCraft was/is branded as Remastered. So I don't know what are you talking about.

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  • cmacqcmacq Member UncommonPosts: 330
    kairel182 said:
    itsover said:

    squlltax said:

    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)

    It's a blast! :)



    Poe boring
    The only people that say this never got past level 5 and forget that D2 was insanely slow to start.  I loved D2, and any true fans of it will absolutely fall in love with PoE too.  The ONLY downside to PoE is that it's got a much higher point of entry to learn the game than D2 by miles.  It's a much more complex game and just looking at the skill tree will showcase that, but the depth it allows is unparalleled.
    Lots of us got past level 5 and still don't like POE. There are a lot of downsides imo starting with the ugly combat. You are ofc entitled to your opinion but so are the rest of us.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,410
    edited May 2018
    D2 did two things better than D3: Story, and the Druid. Other than that, D3 is superior in almost every way. Better game play, better skill system, better endgame progression (though I kinda miss runewords). Only reason I stopped playing is due to burn out after a couple thousand hours between the PC and console versions, and other games beckoned. 

    Of course, Grim Dawn beats both of them rather handily. I just wish they'd port it to PS4. Hopefully Sony comes around on it. 
    The only thing I don't like about D3 compared to any of the earlier versions is Cain's voice acting. The over the top scratchy throaty old man voice drives me crazy. Did old man Withers voice that? While I love ideas from other games, D3 is the best ARPG "total package" I've played so far. GD and VV are a close second though and do some things individually much better.

    Gorwe said:
    Diablo 3 has 3 very powerful things on his side: exciting, good quality combat / simplicity + polish and the IP / Blizz sticker. None of other aRPGs can match it there. But a lot of them are better in other ways.
    Sorry I didn't read this far before responding to Solar. You nailed it. Total package D3 personally stands out on my list. My other ARPGs often offer things D3 doesn't though so D3 isn't an all-in-one solution for me. Victor Vran, Van Helsing, TQ all offer an experience I can't get in D3. We know GD does, but others are worth mentioning too I think.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,602
    This is hard work done for love .

  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    Speaking of which, several years late (and avoiding all the early issues) I just started D3. It's been incredibly fun and addicting solo. 

    If a company could offer this type of combat, skill tree (more would be great) AND offer the non-combat activities of something like ArcheAge has and be open world + MMO, I'd be able to go full Lawnmower man and cut myself off from society.  :D

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  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,602
    kairel182 said:
    itsover said:

    squlltax said:

    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)

    It's a blast! :)



    Poe boring
    The only people that say this never got past level 5 and forget that D2 was insanely slow to start.  I loved D2, and any true fans of it will absolutely fall in love with PoE too.  The ONLY downside to PoE is that it's got a much higher point of entry to learn the game than D2 by miles.  It's a much more complex game and just looking at the skill tree will showcase that, but the depth it allows is unparalleled.
    I think it is great that people can enjoy different ARPGs. I bought Diablo 3 the Necromancer pack and then decided to try Path of Exile again and then I regretted the purchase of D3  necromancer pack because I enjoyed POE far more. However we all have different tastes and that is why we have so many games and the ability to choose what game we like to spend our time playing. Embrace the differences because these differences  give us far more choices going forward.

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