The Diablo III Website shows off a trailer from BlizzCon 2011, where the developers at Blizzard discuss the nightmare difficulty in Diablo III, their upcoming action/RPG sequel. In the clip artists Kevin K. Griffith, Nate Bowden, Nick Eberle, and Richie Marella reassure players of the challenge this will represent, which is reflected in the video's title: "Diablo III -- You Will Die. We Promise."
Bhruic wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 17:52: Imagine judging Diablo 2 based on Act 1 quest 1. How many times did you die doing the Den of Evil on normal?
Effectively, from what I understand (didn't get my beta invite *sniff*), that's what we have in Diablo 3. So it's no surprise that people aren't dying. When you get to the later Acts and difficulty levels, I'm sure death will be more common.
Exactly. Incidentally, I recall something similar from the diablo 2 stress test. They put just a tiny amount of the game out there and only on the lowest difficulty. Its nothing new. Anyone judging the ease of the full game (and its range of difficulties) from the limited beta (and its locked difficulty) alone is an idiot.
Now if you don't have faith in blizzard to properly balance difficulty, thats another matter entirely.