Diablo 3 is the fastest selling PC game and there is a good reason why in the first week, there were 6.3 million registered Diablo 3 players. The title continues the story told in the previous installment and provides a conclusion to the eternal conflict between Demons and Angels. The dark-themed game is based on a complex and captivating story. While the interface and gameplay itself seems simple, things begin to get complicated but mistakes can be avoided with a few tips.
8 Tips for Diablo 3 Beginners:
- Choose the right character class. There are two main paths to be taken: melee or ranged combat. If you enjoy melee combat you can choose between the Barbarian or the Monk. For ranged combat we have the Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter and the Wizard. Remember that the class should reflect your gameplay style. You might also want to spend 10 minutes playing each class to get a better picture.
- Choose the right kind of follower. Co-op gameplay is optional. Sometimes players prefer to complete a Diablo 3 quest alone. To make it easier chose a follower that fits your character class. Ranged classes should always get the Templar. He is a melee follower and he can keep the mobs away from the player. Melee classes can chose between the Enchantress and Scoundrel. Both of them are ranged and have a few defensive and tactical abilities that help melee classes.
- Do not expand your stash. Do not waste money on expanding your stash to a second tab. You will not need it until you reach the level cap. Then you will start farming and storage space becomes important.
- Do not level up your Blacksmith and Jeweler. At this moment is a bit expensive and it is not worth it. Additionally, the gold drops are low for the Normal and Nightmare difficulties. Gold is better spent on other things than these two NPCs.
- Experiment with your skills in Diablo 3. There are plenty of videos with builds for all the classes for leveling, farming, boss encounters, Inferno difficulty and so on. If you are not very clear on how to pick the skills or the relationship between them and the passive ones watch a video of a build and things will start to become easier to comprehend.
- Sell the gear that you are not using anymore. You will change gear very frequently until you reach level 60. Instead of salvaging it for crafting mats, sell them of the Auction House. You will get more gold this way.
- Gear up from the Auction House. The gear the character is equipped with has a big impact on the damage dealt and his ability to survive attacks. To make sure that the character is equipped properly for his level, check from time to time the Gold Auction House and buy some upgrades. Items are affordable and the gold is well invested. The gear found on the Auction House becomes expensive only for level 60 items. Until then do not wait for Rare items to drop from monsters as it is highly unlikely that they are right for you class. Buy them from the Auction House.
- Pickup only certain items. Do not fill your inventory with white items. Get only Blue, Yellow, Gold and Green. Sell the Blues to vendors for gold and the other ones might be worth some more money on the Auction House. If they seem to be junk, vendor them as well.
These 8 tips are enough to get you familiarized with Diablo 3. There is much more to talk about classes and mechanics but that would imply theory crafting, calculation formulas for bonuses, stats and so on. However, this kind of things should concern you once you get to Hell difficulty when things get a bit messier. Until then, enjoy saving the world from the Prime Evil.