Back when Diablo III first hit the PCs it wasn't very good. I'm told. I mean, I enjoyed it, but what do I know? I'm the kind of gamer who takes what he's given. I grew up on Atari. When the first Nintendo came out, I thought "well, there's why we don't have a cure for cancer yet. The geniuses have been working on this stuff."

So I'm easy to please. I was Diablo fan since the first, (still love that spooky music (listening to it now) and I had no problems with II. With the third one, I bought it, made a wizard, got to the end, and that was that. Level 38. All done.

But it turns out the game was terrible. Who knew? So they fixed it. Hooray! Better loot. And Paragon levels. And Adventures. And Seasons. And an expansions Meanwhile. Blizzard is making new content for WoW, two new games (Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm) and even a frickin' movie.

Diablo III? They just keep tweakin' it. And think about this: the "thing" in D3 is to maximize your character's "build," usually via (or at least justified by) some pretty intentse number crunching. You're not just a gamer, you're a D3 hobbyist. And that's kind of how I see the devs on Team 3- a bunch of numbers nerds, making micro-adjustments to the game with eahc patch.

End result? I used Rebirth on that Wizard from years ago for this new Season. In two days of minimal play he's at level 20; I expect he'll pass his old high-level mark sometimes tomorrow and be 70 a few days after that. With, as I said, minimal play.