I don’t know if there are any Diablo players out there wanting to share some stories, but I just lost a toon this morning and I wanted to share my story!
Little info first: I only play in hardcore mode, so dying is, well, as final as dying can get. Secondly, I created a character just for the seasonal rewards, seeing that I kind of missed the last two seasons due to technical difficulties (yeah, don’t want to play hardcore with a shady connection ^^), and I enjoyed the first season. So even though I’m going to share a death story, this didn’t happen on one of my “regular” characters (hurray!).
So here I was with my little wizard, Asteria. She just got to level 70, she’s feeling all good with her new demon set that looks oh-so-nice. Girl’s got style. The game told me I had unlocked a mount in HOTS, I only had the seasonal torment achievements to finish, and Asteria was ready for the final bounty in Master in Caldeum: kill Belial. Now I had moved her to Master difficulty not that long ago (when she died, I only had about 13 or 14 hours play-time with her), because I’m a VERY careful hardcore player (I learned the pitfall of moving too fast with my first HC toon, so I am cautious now). Now the game was telling me to go all torment for the remaining seasonal achievements, and I didn’t feel comfortable with that, so I thought that completing Belial bounty in master would be pretty telling as to whether or not lovely Asteria was ready for moving up or not.
Rushing through Caldeum streets and avoiding the hordes of monsters, a little Templar in toe, Asteria stormed Belial’s castle. She burnt his minions like they were paper, and slew the first form of Belial with increasing power. She was ready for the final test. The Lord of Hell appeared before her and started laying pools of poison all over the place. Asteria’s rained ice blizzards on his face, disintegrating his tentacle-like arms, teleporting all over the place to avoid his venomous attacks. The foe was almost dead. Almost. In one desperate attempt to prove himself still worthy of his hellish title, Belial went all-in and covered the whole ground in poisonous puddles, killing in one blow the helpless Templar, and stunned poor Asteria rushing to the live-saving orb of life that was floating a mere foot away. The villain spit at her with his toxic breath, and Asteria fainted, for the first and the last time. In one fell swoop, all of her life drained away. Her last departing words? “Heal me…”
And then I laughed, because I’m kind of sadistic, for one, thinking that her last words were just perfect, and because considering she could ever be ready for Torment looked even more stupid at that point.
But Asteria lived a heroic life, and will be remembered for her deeds of valor, next to the mighty PowerRanger, deceased Demon Hunter, the first HC character to fall in the eternal fight against evil. His death was kind of idiotic too, thinking about it!
Oh well, maybe no one is playing the game, but I had fun telling the story!