On BG2, there is no “most powerful (sub) class in the game”. Only fighters are weaklings. And back on 2e, the most popular class is not mages. Are paladins. Watch any SSI game stream and see, the MC is probably a Paladin. Clerics are also quite good. While mages needs to spend fortunes on scrolls, clerics can learn magic with his faith alone. Has higher hit points, better saves, weapon proficiency, self heal capabilities, can cast in armor without interference on his spells, better saves and require way less XP to level up.
Some people will say that it is unbalanced. AS i’ve said many times, balance is subjective. See how many people crying over MG42 and Panzerbüchse 39 on BF5, both aren’t the most INeffective weapon on kills per minute according to trackers…
Anyway, I don’t oppose ways to balance the game which doesn’t hurt the consistency of the game. For eg, Fallout New Vegas made .50 bmg high explosive round rare, available only in few merchants in very limited quantity and costing a lot. If instead of it, was a unlimited ammo on cooldown, it would’t make any sense.
My opinion is simple. If I an playing Warthunder with a Me 262, I wanna feel like I an piloting a plane even if piloting the plane is different and harder IRL. If I an playing a fantasy game as a necromancer, I wanna fell like I an in a necromancer in another (fictional) world.
Still very D3ish. I believe that D4 will bring skill levels back but will not be great like D2.
Justl ike D&D 4e got rid of spell slots in favor of at will/per encounter/per day with some at will spells on literally cooldowns and 5e bough spell slots back but they are not the same thing of 2e. I believe that a similar thing will happen with skill tree/tomes and skill levels when they are back on d4. They will be back but be vastly streamlined compared to previous iterations.
Note : Is not what I want. Is what i believe that will happens.
IMO people value immersion a lot. People invest a lot purchasing rigs like Oculus rift only to have a stronger immersion while piloting a plane in WT… MMOs doesn’t need to be immersive, because you have all the social aspect in the game.
Anything with friends is fun. Even the crappiest movie ever, can be fun, since you all can mock the movie.
Yep. The artstyle and mechanics of D3 are completely dissociated from what diablo should be…