1)Very poor caracter creation and the mele caracters are ugly.
c)I dont know what think other players about skils cast but for me a 1sec cast time skil lock like he have 3 sec lol.
1) Race and Class Profiling does seem like a step backward. However, the developer probably isn't going to go back and add a new gender to each race.
a) This is not true. I've heard of about 4 builds for warrior, about 10 builds for Shadow mage, and Sorceress has at least 8 builds. The key differences are in how much someone focuses on end skills, and whether they stat Con/Damage/evade/ or MP maintenance.
b) If that was not a requirement, you could essentially pick up every skill. That would be quite unfair, as tbh the skills themselves don't add large amounts of damage. For instance on a SM, Level 2 of most skills only adds 10 damage over a previous level. Which is more valuable? 10 damage, or having every skill? Obviously the latter. And the more valuable in this case = the least desirable. You need to choose a tree and stick with it.
c) 1 Sec cast is fine for me. I'm very rarely ever KS'd by even warriors, and Paladins, and I'm a SM. Warriors actually fear pvping me, because I can hit them for 800.
3)Diablo II is a different sort of franchise. It's technically an RPG with small parties enabled. It is FAR from MMORPG, and every game that mimics its qualities is ALSO just an RPG. I have never once seen a MMO get as complicated as Diablo. With good reason: MMO's are designed to make people spend. If you had all the randomness Diablo has in an MMO, You'd be looking at $thousand monthly AP expenditure for toon improvement.
-The skills have nice effects
-Character creation is wanting a little bit, but liveable
-The CB doesn't have all the content yet. Surely there'll be more in OB.
-Bosses are hard to kill. As of yet, I havent really seen many people other than myself soloing them. In fact, I've seen the bosses wipe parties. They also have good spawn windows, so I cant complain.
-We have yet to see what end game for DK is. Be patient
-Runes are pretty unique.... and the ability to get the ones you want are a real crap shoot. I've farmed over 2000 runes so far, and not a single Magic Crit rune has popped up, but I bought 2 off someone else. (Even Diablo cna no longer claim Unique items. Nearly 2000-3000+ of every "Unique" exists).
-Crafting is a moot point imo.