So yesterday I missed a blog post. That’s alright, i’ll try to do another one this afternoon. I spent a lot of yesterday and early this morning finishing off my Skyrim character for the contest. I need to now finish up the words and meat of the entry itself, but i’ve still got a couple weeks before the posting can begin. After I “finished” (it’s a relative term with games like Skyrim) my playthrough, I went and played Diablo 3 for a couple hours and got bored with it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t get bored with Diablo 3 itself, I got bored with levelling YET ANOTHER seasonal character. I’m only doing it for the transmog pieces you get, so it’s not like I plan on doing much of anything with him but that’s besides the point.
I feel like I should pause a little bit, in case you’re not familiar with how it works. In short, in D3 every character is kind of… linked together. They all share a stash (bank space) and they all use the same leveled up crafters. Any recipes you pick up are shared with all the characters. There are a few points of separation. If you run a Hardcore character, it will have a separate stash and crafters from a non-hardcore character. A seasonal character will also be separated (and hardcore seasonal yet another separation). The seasons last for a few months, and at the end of it, all seasonal characters, and everything they’ve earned, are rolled into their respective non-seasonal section (hardcore and softcore). Then a couple weeks later a new season starts, and everybody starts from scratch again, and has to start over.
Now back to the main thought. I get why Diablo 3 has the ladder/seasons/whatever you want to refer to them as set up the way they do. It’s only fair that people start on an even playing field when there’s a sort of “competition” (and I use the phrase loosely) involved. But at the same time, my desire to level a new character for each season has never been lower. I’ve spent a LOT of playing hours getting my non-season characters their gear and paragon levels and unlocking all the blacksmithing patterns and whatnot. I don’t want to have to do it again.
But those exclusive transmog sets are SO SHINY.
And I convince myself that maybe just levelling to 70 won’t be that bad.