Yeah, I'm not far. I started playing a week and a half ago and have not beaten act 3 yet, so I'm not playing at the higher difficulties yet. Why is this more of an issue in harder modes, I wonder?
When I first got to Act 3 I got hit in the face by the difficulty after the initial couple of zones, this scales even more so once you start the next difficulty level
The problem is however, that you start losing xp on death (but never get deleveled) this means that altough it's fun to play 1-2 characters, it makes the game in itself extremely repetitive and games with this model don't interest me.
If there was legit end game (like it was similar to Monster Hunter or an MMO) then I would be interested.
I'd also be even more interested if there wasn't any grouping, I think the grouping may mess with difficulty (I've never actually grouped before).
Fun fact Brother Laz the creator of Median XL works on Path of Exile now but any ways I like the game I just cannot stand the dsync issues and from what I've been reading from GGG it's never going to be fixed so that sucks.