As a Diablo 2 veteran, I take huge interest in Diablo’s development and its community.
A lot of people talk about the idea of the game being remastered. Although, the idea does sound appealing, I do not support Remaster project.
Games like Starcraft & Warcraft got remastered. But has anything really changed? Gameplay, mechanics, objectives, skills & etc all remain unchanged. Throwing pretty clothes on does not suddenly make a “better” or a “new” person.
Instead, I urge everyone to consider the possibilities of new potential content, bug fixes, balance patches, buffs & nerfs:
- We all know that tons of content was unreleased: Guilds, runewords, quests, NPCs, items & etc.
- New difficulty level: Mythic — Not for solo play — Every mob has 2-3 resistance types. Things such as Infinity Runeword & Lower Resist Curse will have no effect. This would encourage people coming together as a team once again. Remember the days when Level 26 sorcs had to tele to baal on Normal to allow everyone else do the runs?
- With the introduction of 1.10 OP runewords & increase game difficulty, a lot of vanilla content has been left unattended, thus making it practically obsolete. Examples of that would be Bowazons, Feral Druids, Nova (Light), & many ingame sets/items (Grandfarter ^^) & many many more.
With that in mind, as someone who does statistical programming for living, I do not believe that those would require much of a “from scratch” scripting. as a lot of things can simply be numerically altered.
Having said all of that, I would love to see just a tiny bit of extra content introduced into such an iconic game as Diablo. Sadly, Diablo 3 looks like powerpuff girls on steroids to me, so I never took liking to this “sequel”.
But at the end of the day, we all know that current Diablo team has never even played Diablo 2, as well as none of the original Blizzard North members are around any longer, it is all wishful thinking.
But perhaps, a Blue Post might shine some light. Brutal honesty is better than lies. If game is forgotten, let us know.