That I'm never going to see a single one of the new exotic armor pieces.
I've watched people, and even know people, who went into a 1250 Lost Sector way under level and still got through it in eight minutes. Meanwhile, my characters are dying in two shots from most things and three or four shots from everything else.
It's been this way for a long time, too. Not from the start of D1 but could certainly feel it toward the end and basically throughout the whole of D2. I always seem to take more damage from enemies than anybody else I've ever played with. I've watched videos of people doing activities that I've done, at similar power levels, and I watch their health tick down but barely. While mine will plummet from those same enemies. I can't explain it, or even really prove it, but I cannot help but feel that something is very wrong. I'm not talking about dodging damage as I know I struggle there. I mean actually taking damage seems to just be amplified on my characters.
I can actually give one very specific instance when I attempted a 1250 Perdition the other day, or so. Dropped a Stasis Grenade on..ON...an Overload Champion. Nothing. He beats me to death while actually STANDING in the bubble of the grenade. How do I know this? Immediately after he's killed me and hasn't moved, he finally gets tripped by the grenade and locks-up. How am I supposed to fight that?
This is a vent post. I'm venting. I'm frustrated. I have to solo those things in under 15 minutes and I'm pretty sure I could be 1280 doing a 1250 sector and nothing will change. Shanks will kill me in three hits while a Champion never stops shooting at me so I have to stay behind cover until I can clear the Shanks who will kill me if I try to kill the Champion before it's all clear. Confident that I'm never seeing those exotics and the constant struggle against the game itself is infuriating.
Whatever. I'm getting real sick and tired of this.