I stopped playing this game long before paragon was introduced, picked it up again for a day when that patch hit, but just yesterday started playing again. I heard that since the 'loot' patch, better gear is cheaper and easier to get from the AH.
I popped on and bought 2 pieces of gear for about 200k.
Before now, I have been 'stuck' on Act III for some time. My stats weren't terrible, but Elite Packs would just destroy me. The two pieces of gear didn't boost my stats by that much, but I did increase the block% of my shield from 14 to 20. I have around 30k hp, 800 resist with OwE, and 21k dps. This is my build:
I don't feel like I'm particularly talented, nor that I'm using the 'best' build. I do know that coming back for two days allowed me to kill Diablo on Inferno. I was pretty excited, because I wanted to 'finish' the game...but looking at it, I feel pretty unaccomplished. It's kinda bittersweet. Obviously it's a form of accomplishment, but I'm not sure how I feel with the nerfs coming. Am I excited to try and find more gear, or now that it's already 'easy' for me - is the thrill gone?
Has anyone else had a similar experience when they finally beat Diablo?