So for the last couple of weeks (mainly weekends), I have been playing a lot of Diablo III. I just beat nightmare and started hell. It was relatively easy to beat these difficulty levels but I assume hell and inferno will be much worse (especially for the rather squishy demon hunter – though I have substantial vitality on mine).
The game is certainly addictive and you will easily find yourself playing through the night to beat that boss and rake in some loot. However, the biggest annoyance I have had with the game is with the quality of public games. Almost half the time, you will join a game where the player is inactive or simply does not know what they are doing. As a result, the game becomes significantly more difficult. Also, if you are playing through normal for the first time and want to hear all the dialogue/story, it is easily cut off by someone who is trying to power level their friend. Forget exploring or side quests. Luckily, I have some friends to play with and have made some new friend via public games. Hopefully, there will be a better matchmaking system or at least one that automatically kicks afkers.
As for now, I plan to sit back and take a break from playing D3. My schedule is tightening up again and all I plan to do is sell all those rare items I looted and try to earn some gold via some auction house action!