I'm a hardcore D2 player. I own 8 copies of the game and play it almost everyday on USEL and USECL. I know the game inside and out.
I don't know much about D3. Will you answer some questions for me if the answers have been discovered?
From most of the posts I read here it seems most of the posters are casual gamers. I don't see a lot of talk about game dynamics relating to play habits of D2.
For instance, in D2 after a ladder reset one would typically make a MF Sorc. After getting some decent items from NM Meph/Andy glitch(whatever you prefer) one would progress further.
Entering into NM and H required you to attain great amounts of resistances, and your choice of skills would determine how well you dealt with monsters, who often had immunity to certain magics and even physical immunity.
So with that said, will D3 be similar? Or should I be expecting WoW mechanics outright? From what I'm reading thus far, I'm going to be calculating att/def/hit ratings, criticals, crushing/glancing blows, resilience ratings and like. I also played WoW from beta till 6 months after BC.