Had to lower the difficulty down to expert. Sorry, this is shit. Four fucking hours on Act V and I'm barely finding anything to keep me afloat. Maybe you're supposed to play it the first time on normal or hard and then work up to the higher modes, but the fact that we've all played this game up and down is fucking the difficulty royally. There's no difficulty curve, just a straight cliff of, "Fuck you, find better equipment."
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure everything is fine when you take a fresh character through loot 2.0 and get equipment as it's supposed to come now. I'm sure that fixes the difficulty curve. But I'm having the exact same problem I had when 2.0 came out, where the difficulty is crazy hard but the drops even things out. Problem is the higher level drops just aren't happening, and now I've lowered it to the point that they probably won't come. I get that this is a no-win scenario considering how many hours people have put into the game, but right now things are just not fun and it feels like old school inferno where a fucking number wall is keeping me from having fun. I love the new boss and enemy designs and how they force me to stay mobile, but sections like The Ram just feel like artificial equipment barriers.