Originally Posted by MsFicwriter
Does Diablo III have any "old-school" RPG elements, such as persuade checks for conversations and dialogue beyond a third-grade level (swear words notwithstanding)?
Does...not...compute. If Diablo III is anything like the first two Diablo games it will have no conversation at all in the game. NPCs just monologue at you when you click them to pick up quests from them, and then monologue at you when you pick up your quest completion reward.
Diablo games have traditionally been Action RPGs with heavy emphasis on the Action and light emphasis on the RP.