So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know about the rumors of a Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Apparently blizzard lost their backup of the game long time ago due to corruption. So it is unknown to me what is coming up. Did they reverse engineer the executable to recover some data? Did they start from scratch trying to be faithful to the original as best they can? Will this be a Remaster or a Remake? I really don’t know.
Anyway, having played the game extensively in the past and being excited about the rumored upcoming “Resurrection”, here are my thought about what I would like. I’ll try to list my thoughts from what I think is the most important first.
1- Bigger Stash, and shared stash. No wonder why PlugY is so popular. I did try to play lately on the latest reset. But after 3-4 days it was too painful I just reinstalled my game with PlugY and restarted. We just like hording stuff. Collecting Unique and Set items is pretty fun stuff to do. Also, if you consider crafting, then you’ll want to collect all the Gems, Jewels and Rune you can get. If stash space doesn’t get significantly increased there’s just no way I’ll want to play anything else than D2 PlugY.
2- Same mechanics as the Original game. Faster cast Rate, Faster Hit recovery, Faster Run Speed, Magic Find etc. You can’t max everything. That means you’ll have to make some choice and there’s no perfect items, if you choose Magic Find it means you’ll sacrifice other stats in return. The game is about making choice and Build what you want, not always obvious what is best item. So I want it to be faithful to the original regarding this point.
3- Fix the lag. Ok if you’ve played D2 on Battlenet you know how frustrating it is to hit a black wall, then quit the game, and see your character dead (hardcore). Most people prefer D2 over D3 but let’s be honest here. D3 runs smothly and lag issues are almost non existant. So I really hope they fix this in the upcomming D2.
4- Diablo clone. Farming for a speccific server to encounter Diablo clone is ridiculous. Not only you have to create new games over and over which create a lot of loads on the server, but also once you successfully entered the right server, having to wait and stop playing when you do hit the right server until enough SOJ are sold to encounter Diablo Clone is ridiculous. I hope they find another way to encounter him. How about we have to sell 1 Stone of Jordon to a merchant to make him spawn in our game. This way we would control when we want to fight him and it would still cost something valuable. I think this would be a lot better. Maybe we could extend this with any holy grail items to make him spawn.
5- New balance patch. Ok we all like the latest patch of D2 with the synergies, runwords and everything. But at this point I think it would be very exciting to have new options available (new viable build). Some skills haven’t been used for decades because they are just too weak. I don’t necessarily want them to be the new meta, but just give us new options. How cool would it be to have Hydra skill with the sorceress useful. Also there are some VERY rare drops in the game like Tyrael’s Might that are just plain bad items, why not give some of them a little boost so you feel excited about getting one of the holy grail item. How about giving some of them special powers to break immunity. Immunity is great, making the game hard, but this feels weird that the Infinity runeword can only break Lightning, I mean it can break other elements but some monsters have way to high resist to be broken, how about Infinity + other Holy grail items to reduce their resist even more allowing you to break all other element.
6- Add a new zone in the game for PvP. No town protection, when you go there you fight or you die, plain and simple… Also remove the interface where you have to invite people to group together, if you are not doing PvP you’re always all grouped up. For sure this would need a ban system like in D3 where if you want to get rid of someone you could just kick him out of the game.
7- Keep the portal to Pindelskin open even if you got the waypoint and have beated Nihlathak. This is another ridiculous thing you have to plan about your character wheather you want to farm Pindleskin for drops or Nihlathak for keys.
8- Balance Stygian doll corps explosion. With the latest patch we had all monsters had their life increased on Hell difficulty. This means that when you kill Stygian doll they do a lot more damage than they used to. This is just ridiculous how dangerous this monster has become. I hope they balance it to be more in line with the original intent. What do you think about Soul monsters, those that do lightning, do you think they are to strong and need a nerf, i’m unsure about this one.
9- Fixed quest bug, like Andariel quest you can bug. While I like bugging her to increase my drop rate when farming her, this is just ridiculous. Just give us better drop rate with her to keep the game as close as possible to what we experience right now with the original but no silly bugging involved.
Well that’s about it for now. Tell me what I forgot or what you agree/disagree with.