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I started playing with an old college buddy on what I would consider my "main" character. This is the character that I plan on beating the game with first. During my first playthrough I have been exploring everything, clicking on everything, and listening to all of the quest and non-quest dialogues, and cinematics (both in-game and cutscene). He was already in Act II and I was finishing up Act I. Because of this he joined my game. I quickly found out that he could skip the quest dialogues on the quests I was doing, which caused me to miss the voice-overs and have to read it plain text style. He also later skipped an in-game cutscene that I hadn't seen before (I believe he was party leader at the time as well).

While playing multiplayer with other people, is there any way to turn in my own quests or prevent the party leader from skipping cutscenes?

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If it was me, I'd talk to him about not skipping the cutscenes. –  deutschZuid May 21 '12 at 22:04

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I believe anyone in a multiplayer game can skip dialog or cutscenes, and the skip effects everyone in the game. Sometimes it's just enough to say "hey, I haven't played this yet, do you mind?" - but at other times you might want to just go solo for your first playthrough.

If, however, you're committed to playing with others, and those others are being unreasonable-poopy-head-dialog-skippers, you can review the quest dialog and cinematics at your own pace whenever you wish.

In addition to using the main menu cinematics option (as has been already suggested) to see the in-game cinematics that occur between chapters and at major plot milestons, there is a good database of all the dialog in the game, for each class, on the Diablo 3 DB pages.

For example, this link will show you the quest dialog for the very first quest in the game.

I tend to play Diablo 3 via a "non-Steam game" shortcut, which gives me the Steam overlay. With the overlay's browser, you can be on the DB while you game.

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We decided to start new characters so it will be less of an issue and I can take my time with my other character. Thanks for the help and the link to the D3DB page. –  Adanion May 22 '12 at 20:52

In-Game cinematics can be re-watched from the main menu. See this question: Where can I view cinematics I've unlocked?

Quest text/dialogue however cannot be.

To prevent issues of people joining your game you can always turn off the auto-join feature in the Social options of your game (Options -> Social -> Checkbox that reads "Allow Quick Join"). This will prevent people from joining your game and making you miss the content.

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