aerial wrote:Another thing is, if you interview people on the street, who played d2, and ask them a question, what is most disliked area in the game they hate going through. I'm sure most will point at act 3 jungle. Everyone knows it, everyones been saying this since beginning of d2. Why on earth make it one of main themes of the game, where entrances to several areas are located in that hated jungle, then another huge uber linked to it is jungle as well
Well, as someone who disliked a3 ever since playing, I have to say something:
I mainly disliked a3 not because I had to walk so far. I disliked it because there is no specific way to go and because there are many dead ends. You may miss the spider cavern and then have to turn back to search for it just because you need that Khalim's eye. Then you finally have it, enter the next area only to notice that this one doesn't have a way to get to the flayer jungle. So you turn back again to the spider forest and look for the way to the flayer jungle. (That issue was solved though due to the implemented map reveal. )
It's those dead ends that were annoying and time consuming because you had to go all the way back, not fighting anything at all.
And that's what makes the Toajan Jungle a bit messy as well. If you don't know where the ubers are, you're bound to explore the whole area to see for yourself where you need to go. And especially in the northern part there are lots of dead ends.