I knew that playing Diablo III was going to be momentous for various reasons for me. I loved Diablo and Diablo II and spent a lot of hours playing them. Unlike some friends, I didn't spend so much time playing them that life got put on hold, but it was a great game for winding down after work or for doing nothing much for part of a day off when the weather was too crappy for outdoor fun. To say that I was excited to bring Diablo III home is probably an understatement. For those that haven't heard yet, there are spoilers in this post.
Deckard Cain, who has held an important role in this title since the beginning, is dead. Obviously, he was reaching the "When 900 years old you are, look as good you will not, eh?" stage, but that is beside the point. When thinking of Diablo, I almost always would think of hearing this character's voice explaining certain things as I played. Of course, his most well-known line, "Stay a while and listen," usually popped up in there, too.
Knowing this particular title, he's either gone forever, or he'll be back later on in a new guise or resurrected or something. Though, I hope they just let him rest. Deckard Cain was certainly one of the most iconic parts of the game and I'm willing to admit just this once that I may have shed a tear. Or two. So, one last time... stay a while and listen, friends.