The last time I told you about my adventures in Diablo IV I was a young and inexperienced Level 36 Necromancer, who had accumulated 18 hours of gameplay and was still in Act I of the story. Two weeks have passed since then and believe me things have changed a lot. Now my problem is not having fallen into Diablo IV, but that I’ve been playing for 100 hours and everything seems to indicate that it’s just the beginning.
I have enjoyed a lot Diablo IV throughout these two weeks. I’ve completed the main story, my Necromancer is Level 63, I’m learning a lot about the endgame, I have the map fully discovered and I’m on my way to 100%… at least when Blizzard decides to debug the pair of side quests that cannot be completed.
I’m not going to lie to you: I’ve been out two or three times since he launched Diablo IV and one of them I could have saved because it was to see The Flash at the cinema. What a bad thing! I could have my Necromancer at level 70 just fine. That has not prevented me from reaching 100 hours of play last Wednesday while discovering my new problem: I have tried the rest of the classes and I like them all.
Too much Diablo IV and too little time
It all started last weekend. She was finishing revealing the entire map and finishing the last side quests she had active. The streamer I usually have in the background while I play (Malevolgia) responded to a follower who only knows about the class Druid because it is the only one that has played. And I thought the exact same thing was happening to me with him. Necromancer.
Why not try out the rest of the classes before I hit Level 70 and jump right into World 4? Throughout the week and up to the time of writing this publication (Thursday the 22nd) I have been testing the early game of the rest of the classes and looking at their skill trees to plan what build I would do (in order): Barbarian, Sorceress, Rogue, and Druid.
My Necromancer build is based on skeletons and is the one I feel most comfortable with. Diablo IV. I have 7 Skeleton Warriors, 5 Skeleton Ice Sorcerers, and 1 Reinforced Golem, for a total of 13 minions destroying everything what is ahead of me. My job is basically to boost their damage with whatever action I do, be it cursing, reviving, or attacking. It’s useless against The Butcher and I took years to live the one time I killed him.
He Barbarian (Björn, as Ragnar’s son in Vikings) is the fourth character I’ve played the most of Diablo IV. I have never been drawn to the warrior or barbarian classes because I have always gone for Crusader or Paladin in case I had to go melee. Blizzard hasn’t introduced the latter (yet), so I gave it a shot and I must admit that I’ve had fun with what little I’ve seen. The Barbarian’s Blood Branch it looks to be very broken. I’ll tell you…
The Sorceress (Helena, like all my female characters) is the third character I’ve played the most of Diablo IV. The same thing always happens to me with sorcerers or wizards: I start very excited and thinking that it will be my favorite class, but I end up bored because people don’t usually want to play with sorcerers that do not carry the meta subclass. In any case, I had a great time and I love the fire branch with the burning effects. I promise not to leave her stranded like I did in World of Warcraft!
He Rogue It is my second most played class in Diablo IV and I would have given it a better name if I had known I would like it so much. I have never been a fan of Rogues or Rogues. There isn’t a class more opposed to my tastes and playing style… but Diablo IV has gotten me interested. The Rogue has a branch of arc-focused specialization and it is possible to build a build based on ranged damage… although I don’t know how viable it will be for endgame.
After looking at the skill tree for 40 minutes, I came to the conclusion that it is possible make a ranged rogue combining the arc branches with the poison abilities, which include traps and imbuing the weapon. And this has been very good news, because I love playing with the altered states in RPGs. Builds with minions and status ailments, that’s where my heart is. In conclusion, I’m going to give Rogue a lot, although I’ll probably reboot him to call him “Ollie”, a reference to one of my favorite DC characters: Arrow.
And we end with Druid (Óðinn, Odin, because he has skills with ravens and wolves), which is the class I’ve played the least of Diablo IV. I can’t say for sure that I like it because I’ve played too little time, although I have a feeling that the wolves build I could have a lot of fun. I’ve listened to Malevolgia talk about the Druid for more hours than I care to admit.
The problem is that I have no time (literally) to play with all classes. It doesn’t matter how much I feel like it. A server is no longer a youngster who can spend all day glued to the console (someone has to write to you) or destroy the schedule to play all night… at least during the week. I would end up melting the few neurons that I have left.
I only have two courses of action left and I can already tell you that I am going to take the first one: 1) Carry on with my Necromancer and wait for the Seasons to play with the rest of the classes, 2) Ask him vacation to the great leader Alex. And why not take a vacation now in the summer to destroy Diablo IV? The answer is very simple and has a name: Starfield.
In conclusion: I want to play with all Diablo IV classes because I loved them, but I can’t because I have to work to be able to pay Starfield, which in turn will surely want to play as long as I can… but I won’t be able to because the rest of the games, the subscription services to watch movies/series and the bills don’t pay themselves. Being responsible sucks! See you at Sanctuary.
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