Back in 2000, Blizzard unleashed Diablo II upon the world. I didn’t get too lost in the game, at least not to the degree that some people I know did, but I did spend many happy hours playing it at both school and at several LANs. It was fun for sure, but I’ve long gotten over it. I mean, it did come out over 15 years ago!
I’ve since moved on to Diablo III. Blizzard’s latest action-RPG may have been a mess at launch, but it’s now better than ever, thanks largely to Reaper of Souls. The expansion brought with it many fixes, and now, receives constant updates and a fresh flow of new content to keep players busy.
Some people just don’t want that in their lives though. They much prefer the Diablo of yesteryear, and have stuck to playing II. Are you one of them? Good news, your ancient game has been patched to 1.14a (via RockPaperShotgun):
This update focuses on system glitches introduced by modern operating systems. In related news, you can finally retire those old Mac PowerPCs. Included with the update is a shiny new installer for OSX.
We’ve also begun working to improve our cheat-detection and hack-prevention capabilities. There’s still work to be done, but we’re making improvements every day.
There is still a large Diablo II community around the world, and we thank you for continuing to play and slay with us. This journey starts by making Diablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there. See you in Sanctuary, adventurers.
Admittedly, I’ve often been tempted to go back to the old Sanctuary just to see how it compares with Diablo III. I’m sure it’s just as fun today as it was back then. At least now, if I ever make the jump, it should be less of a headach thanks to support for modern operating systems.
Are you one of those who continues to play Diablo II to this day? Does the news of this patch make you happy?
Last Updated: March 11, 2016