I like high magic worlds, what's the point of there being magic if there's no advantage to using it instead of picking up a sword?
From a role-playing point of view, itís not really realistic to have "high magic". Secondly, "picking up a sword" does not mean its "no magic", as swords can be magical as well.
From a gaming point of view, whatís the point for adventuring if you are loaded with magical items that allow you no challenge? May be Diablo would be a more enjoyable setting for you?
I never quite get the anti-diablo aggression I get on these forums . Diablo and Diablo 2 are good at what they do and they dont claim to be anything other than what they are. Yet I always seem to find people using it as a negative reference. The setting intself may involve lots of BIG numbers and +60 swords of smiting but its not what I would call unbalanced, and the world its set in is far from cliched or crap .