A Decade Of Diablo II

Ten years ago today, Blizzard unleashed a second helping of hell on PC gamers. A decade later we're still waiting on a sequel. Let's celebrate ten years of Diablo II, while poking Blizzard to hurry up with the third game.

I distinctly remember picking up Diablo II at the CompUSA that used to be located off of Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, Georgia on the day it was released - June 29, 2000. My parents were out of town and I was house sitting for them, so my first steps back into the lands of Sanctuary as a mighty Amazon were taken in my mother's upstairs office.

I just started a new job, having recently returned from an ill-fated trip across the country, and between Diablo II, a blossoming relationship, and Dragon Con 2000, which took place over July 4th weekend that year, I nearly lost that job. Something about simply not showing up for work at all rubs employers the wrong way.

Of course I don't blame Blizzard for the precarious position I found myself in. Just because the game was a masterpiece doesn't excuse me from having self-control.

I will, however, blame them for not getting the third installment out in time for the tenth anniversary of the series. Hurry up already!

Anyway, head over to Blizzard's Diablo II Anniversary page to be thanked for 10 years' of support, and then come back here to share your favourite Diablo II stories.

Diablo II 10-Year Anniversary [Blizzard]


    10 years, and still no Stormshield/Windforce/Zod rune...

    Best I found was a Ber haha :) epic game. I know it was little more than addiction gameplay, but god damn did it do that well! I will just never respect it to the level of say... Guild Wars, which captured me for even longer without being addicting at all! Just that good.

    I'm very keen to play Diablo 3 but I am a little worried about sinking time into it again. It is an absolute annihilator of time! But really, if you're enjoying it, whats the harm :)

    In tribute to this wonderful game, allow me to say...click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-OW-MY-WRISTS.....click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-...

    D3 announced in 2008, probably being worked on since 2005, halfway through 2010 and we don't even know the 4th class yet, we'll be lucky to see this on shelves by 2012.

    Ahhh Diablo 2. Blizzard's 10 year anniversary page is incredibly underwhelming, especially for Blizzard.

    My favourite Diablo 2 memory would simply be running around the Cold Plains killing fallen and their shamans. The expansion is where the awesome was at. Druid is still my favourite class in fantasy games I've played since.

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