Guys, you are way missing the only somewhat
acceptable game of this genre.
It´s made by Bill Roper and Gang at Flagship Studios.
It will be completely free of charge, this means the game itself is for free and neither is there some monthly fee. They try charging for additional content, but they say they want to keep a vast world and all gameplay for free and pretty fun as it is.
On one hand it is a complete diablo2 on the other it offers many more features.
It has all kinds of stuff from a mailing system for items, to great crafting to an exciting PvP (the world has a shadow portal which transports you to an alternate world which is the same, only that it is all out PvP, even in the cities. When you die you lose a random item. When you buttfuck low levels your Anarchy-Meter goes up; all people can visually seee your anarchy meter; the more it goes up, the more items will you drop when killed)
When there is stuff like, that every player only sees his own monster drops, so there is no item grabbing. You can even re-spec your char several times. And alot more new ideas. The cities act as MMORPG Hubs there you can quickly set up parties or move out on your own, from which point it will be instanced.
Since it is D2 style, there is no many hours of setting parties up, and no >3 hours quests. It´s basically a "back to the roots" where you can hop in for five minutes and blast some stuff, or hang out longer if you want. They have also nice guild and party stuff support.
I hear it´s pretty easy to get into the beta, so since you guys like this type of game anyway, I recommend giving this a shot, instead of all those real mmorpg monthly fee crap that is said to be enormously time consuming to set up parties just for doing anything cooler later on at all. It has alot of good new ideas and spins, while sticking to some simple uncomplicated core roots. And since it´s made from the people that originally made diablo, this is as close to Blizzard as you can get until d3 comes out.
Just sayin. Haven´t played it myself, but read a bit up on it.
You know how they are calling their Blood elementals in the game?
Red Hand! That´s pretty nice! Our Blm´s Elemental skill should be called like this!
Wut ohne Ziel. Wut ohne Folgen.