Re: What are you playing right now?
My timing in video games is terrible, so I looked on Parry as an all-or-nothing kind of proposition - if I didn't time it right I was wide open (and therefore dead). So I went the shield route instead and never had any truck with it. It would have been handy against some guys, like Gwyn, I hear.
Have you played Path of Exile at all? I downloaded it last night but I don't really understand the appeal of this type of game - I'm about 30 feet outside the first town and I already have too much loot to carry. I may have to read a guide to figure out how to play.