before i got powerleveled every character, and before i had godly gear, i found nightmare AND Hell to be a very difficult curve. Did you ever play through the game the way it was intended?
Yup, I even remember my leap attack barb...was uber amounts of fun. My skill points were terribly distributed to mess around with the skills, as well as going through every quest/area/etc....leveled up in the canyon of the magi (back when it game GoSu experience from the little maggots, before it was patched)
It was still easy. Then again, if I soloed it with that crappy character it probably woulda been a bit tougher, I played with pretty good gamers...we made up for our lack of character building knowledge.
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