Diablo 3 introduced a season system a while back. They run about 3 months, and if you choose to create a seasonal character, it’s basically a fresh start. You only play with other seasonal characters who are also starting from scratch. You can’t get twinked out gear from your other characters or have someone easily power level you the way up to 70. Not at the start of the season, anyway. So if you want to try playing with other people, but not be ridiculously far behind them because they’ve played the game a whole lot more than you, seasons give people a way to get a fresh start, work your way through the challenges, and level up with other people in a similar boat.
There are various other aspects to seasons - special seasonal legendaries, leaderboards for various accomplishments, etc. At the end of the season any characters or gear you’ve made from the seasonal run become normal characters in your roster, and a new season starts.
Anyway, I’m new to RoS and really haven’t played the game since it came out, but it’s a lot better now. I thought perhaps some other people were in the same boat and had given up on it but might want to try it out again.
If we do play together, I’d like to use our mumble server for voice chat, since you might as well make it a social game and it’s too fast paced to stop and type. Mumble download. Server info is: hostname silverbolt.blue//fangsolutions.com port 22622. Remove the two slashes from that address, I’m just protecting it from random webcrawler bots. If you need help setting it up, add me on steam (same name) or send me a PM. Even if you don’t have a mic you can still listen in so we can still coordinate via voice chat, but when you’re running the wizard to set it up, set a push to talk key even though you don’t have a mic. There’s a weird glitch when you first log on where you won’t hear anyone until you’ve at least tapped your own talk key.
We do have a guild - search for SDMB and it should be the only one listed.
I don’t think we’ll be coordinating specific sessions, and we may end up drifting apart on levels as the hardcore players pass up the more casual ones, but we probably won’t be so far apart that lower level players can’t contribute at all, so let’s just get on each other’s friends list and play together when we can.