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Diablo > DiscussionNov 6, 2020 8:00 am CT

What are your favorite (and least favorite) Acts in Diablo 3?

After so many years, Diablo 3 players have spent a lot of time grinding out Adventure Mode tasks. We’ve seen every tile set, opened countless Horadric Caches, and probably hear the characters’ voice lines in our dreams. Even though we need to play through the quests for every Act to keep a steady balance of crafting materials, there’s always one section that’s more of a slog and one that you’re happy to keep revisiting.

For instance, I don’t think I’ve ever loaded up Act 3 without a heavy sigh of resignation. I’m not inspired by the military trappings. I don’t think the bosses are that interesting. And my knee-jerk reaction to the controlled, corridor-style layouts of the snowy ramparts at Bastion’s Keep and to the endless spirals in the Tower of the Cursed is always an emphatic “ugh.” To me, Act 3 suffers from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers syndrome — a lot of monotonous fights sandwiched in between more compelling characters, battles, and locations.

On the other hand, my Adventure Mode sprints almost always start with Act 2. The Hidden Camp is my favorite hub area. The moody lighting and color palette of the Dahlgur Oasis are lovely, and offer a great contrast to the wind-swept Desolate Sands. I get a deep satisfaction in uncovering every part of those open-ended maps, checking out every corner and outcropping for hidden treasures. And of course, any and all interactions with the cackling Zoltun Kulle are a good time in my book.

What are your highs and lows among the Diablo 3 Acts? Does your heart belong to the beginning, fighting the rampaging goat men and the Skeleton in Act 1? Or maybe the city streets of Act 5, in all their London Gothic, is what most speaks to you and your Nephalem. Do you share my boredom with Act 3, or is that the one that makes you feel the most like a badass?

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