We enjoyed Diablo 3 seasonal runs on pc for years. Since the entire diablo collection was pretty cheap on on xbox, we decided to start playing it in local multiplayer from our couch instead.
PC saves aren’t exchangeable with console saves though. No biggie, since we mostly play seasonals anyway. Just have to play through the entire story once.
And here is the issue: Until you finish the full storyline, the maximum difficulty is set to ‘Expert’. Can’t go higher.
We just entered act 2, and we are blazing through everything, with bossfights lasting a few seconds at most. With 3 more acts to go, it feels a bit absurd to not simply let us pick a higher difficulty.
For now we will suck it up and just try rushing through the story, but that means a few hours of mindless running, blindly killing everything before we can actually start having fun. I can’t imagine actual NEW players being very eager to sit this out until the end though.
I don’t know if Blizzard still reads these topics, but unlocking difficulty for ‘new’ accounts seems like a very minor change that could fix a pretty severe difficulty balancing issue that exists with current-day diablo 3.