you: I'm on the patch.
someone: To quit smoking?
you: No. I play Diablo 2.
someone: Oh, so you're quitting?
you: Fuck no biatch, I'm on 1.09 patch, waiting for blizzard to get their shit in gear and release the much needed 1.10
There are 5 character classes (7 if you own the expansion) and 4 different Acts (5 if you own the expansion). In each act there are 6 quests (excluding the 4th which only has 3). The objective of the game is to complete each quest in each act (some optional, some mandatory) and to increase your level as high as you possibly can. The maximum level limit is 99 and can only be obtained by gaining an absurd amount of expierence by slaying demons in each of the 5 acts. But during your quest to level your character(s)you must also find items to become more powerful. Helm, Armour, Weapon, Shield, Belt, Boot, Glove, 2xRings, and Amulet are the various different forms of items you can find for your character. There are different classifications of items. Common(white) , Magic(blue), Rare(Yellow)and Unique(Gold). Each item holds different abilities than can increase your characters power. Once you complete all 5 acts, you can duel other players (which you can do so at any time past level 9, but you are usually best suited after completing the game an containing a fine amount of Power and Skill) to compete to be the best. Or you can simply create a seperate character and start all over.
Diablo 2 is known to be an addictive game because with every victory against other players you are pushed further and further into your desire. The desire to be the best in the game. There are millions of players and several young teens all over the world playing non-stop to increase their characters powers as high as they can go.
Although it's not the same craze as it was 3-5 years ago, Diablo 2 is still one of the strongest running and most popular Blizzard games along with Warcraft. It is a game that most kids usually quit and outgrow once they reach High School. Some of the players on d2 are vicious and will do whatever it takes to be the best even if it resorts to hacking.
Once you get into Highschool, you mature (hopefully) and d2 becomes a thing of the past for you.
But to those still caught in the craze, I have but one piece of advice:
NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO A SINGLE SOUL NO MATTER HOW FRIENDLY THEY ARE OR NO MATTER WHAT THEY PROMISE YOU! IF YOU DESIRE TO SHARE YOUR ACCOUNT, ONLY SHARE IT WITH A VERY VERY CLOSE FRIEND THAT YOU SEE OFTEN IN SCHOOL OR OTHER PLACES, SO THAT IF THEY DO STEAL YOUR ACCOUNT, YOU CAN FIND THEM AND GIVE THEM A NICE AND PROPER ASS-WHOOPING.
Happy leveling :) ... and Good Luck ;)
Gamers ditches school just to spend hours searching of the Ultra Nuklear Oculous of Unanimous Kickass (+2 Skills +3x Immunity to Cold +2000 Magic Damage +Guaranteed Drop of Uniques), rumored to be hidden in a dung sample dropped from Baal's swollen sphinchter.
Straight-Thinking Kid: "Neat, I got laid twelve times today. Cool huh? My schlong hurts bad though"
Diablo 2 Gamer: "Haha! You faggot, you got a small dick. Gayass"
Diablo 2 Gamers spasms violently on the floor, blood pouring out of his eyes, then dies from a seizure.