Revealing this trick so Blizzard can fix it: easily farmed resplendent chest

  • #1
    [UPDATE]: Looks that Blizzard hotfixed this tonight during maintenance. A great stop in the right direction I think, big kudos to them for being so on top of it with the fix.

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    I've been debating saying anything because I don't want tons of people suddenly taking advantage of it, but I realize it'll become widespread knowledge eventually and I'd rather Blizzard correct it now if they deem it worth messing with.

    This isn't a bug or exploit, just probably not something that is 'working as intended'.
    In Act 2, take the waypoint 'Path to the Oasis' (or whatever it's called at the oasis entrance).
    Immediately scope out the area to the NE of the oasis entrance. You're looking for the mini-dungeon event entrance labeled 'Ransacked Cellar' (you might see 'Rotting Cellar' as well in the same spot, it's not the one you're after).

    Go down and there's a very fast little fight and an NPC opens up his basement, there are two chests -- 1 normal and 1 resplendent that always has good loot; I tend to get 2-3 blues, sometimes a rare, at least 2 gems and 1-2 artisan pages every time. There's a resplendent chest in this cellar 100% of the time.
    I'm pretty sure this pops up somewhere in the oasis every single generation, but it often shows up very close to the WP entrance which makes checking for it there very quickly very easy. Quite simple to check for it, run it if it's there, and then TP, exit game, Resume game, check again. You can do it 12-15 times an hour without even trying to be fast.

    I don't think it's quite gamebreaking but it obviously lets you pile up some nice drops very quickly. I'm worried about more spots like this becoming known / farmed / botted, so here's to hoping Blizzard tweaks this ASAP.
    A dripping sword / removes all memories.
  • #2
    Please just edit the post and take it out and instead make a ticket ingame (as I did right now) and tell it to GMs. so they can fix it...
  • #3
    I did that as well. Just trying to put as much a spotlight as possible on it, but thanks.

    Also, in case they decide they don't want to fix it, I just wanted to share the trick.
    A dripping sword / removes all memories.
  • #4
    Honestly, that doesn't sound all that OP compared with some of the other things you can farm, I'd expect to find 12-15 unique opponents/hour anyway.
    I grew up gaming without internet forums. The entire phenomenon of being upset with a game developer makes no sense to me. No sense. I cannot imagine spending my time and energy being upset about something I choose to do for recreation.
  • #5
    Yeah, but you actually have to at least fight and kill those champion packs.

    I'm looking more forward to Inferno, where this will be stupidly broken. You can conveivably run past even champion packs in the very short trip from the WP to check for this, and farm an exceptionally good loot table with almost zero danger / effort. It may not be broken in Normal / NM but it's going to start looking that way in Inferno very quickly.
    A dripping sword / removes all memories.
  • #6
    Yeah, there's a few spots that are way too good to just farm over and over.

    The spot I'm farming over and over atm is in act 1 inferno, in Old Tristram there's like a 50% chance of Dark Cellar to spawn, and in there is a treasure goblin (9/10 times, sometimes there's an elite pack) and some zombies. I get atleast 1 lvl 60 rare on each kill, and I only have about 50% magic find in my gear.
    Finding so much good shit that all my 3 stash tabs are filling over, it really is a shame that you can only have 10 auctions up at once and can't cancel any either...
  • #7
    This should be instantly hot fixed.
    Having shit like this in a game with RMAH is plain retarded.
    O_O
  • #8
    There is another way to get resplendents faster...
  • #9
    I don't see how this is any different from classic Diablo farming.
    Quote from ErU

    Get real, folks, the diablo you all knew is dead, a few years ago i said right here in this forum that D3 had a pretty good chance of being blizzard first bust (i was flamed to death ofc), and what you know, its not even beta and its already looking that way.
  • #10
    Hi, kindly close this thread. Everyone do it now even on livestream inferno mode right now! Do you encourage players to abused this unintentional faulty mechanic?!!

    p.s. sorry for my english.
  • #11
    Yeah, both Kripparian and the Method crew has been doing this for quite some time today while live streaming.
    O_O
  • #12
    Quote from ErU

    I don't see how this is any different from classic Diablo farming.


    It's not, which is why it's crummy and how we know to a pretty good degree of certainty that it's not 'working as intended'; the devs have stated over and over D3 is not supposed to function the same way (i.e., farming one area / boss forever).
    A dripping sword / removes all memories.
  • #13
    Quote from Kiserai

    Quote from ErU

    I don't see how this is any different from classic Diablo farming.


    It's not, which is why it's crummy and how we know to a pretty good degree of certainty that it's not 'working as intended'; the devs have stated over and over D3 is not supposed to function the same way (i.e., farming one area / boss forever).



    Unless we are 100% sure of the math behind these chests we can't say it's not working as intended, i don't think all resplendent chests are the same.


    These farmable chests probably can't drop elite legendaries, have a limit on the modifiers of rares, etc.
    Quote from ErU

    Get real, folks, the diablo you all knew is dead, a few years ago i said right here in this forum that D3 had a pretty good chance of being blizzard first bust (i was flamed to death ofc), and what you know, its not even beta and its already looking that way.
  • #14
    Wrong.
    They drop legendaries..just happened on Method's live stream.
    O_O
  • #15

    Wrong.
    They drop legendaries..just happened on Method's live stream.



    I'm pretty sure i said ELITE (aka: godly) legendaries on my post.
    Quote from ErU

    Get real, folks, the diablo you all knew is dead, a few years ago i said right here in this forum that D3 had a pretty good chance of being blizzard first bust (i was flamed to death ofc), and what you know, its not even beta and its already looking that way.
  • #16
    Resplendents have the same drop rate as a Rare/Champion.
  • #17
    I remember in the beta one of the 3 defiled crypts would always have a replenishment chest in it. Towards the end of the beta they made it not spawn all the time. I would say places that are spawning chests 100% of the time will be changed in a future patch.
  • #18
    Quote from Ryude

    Resplendents have the same drop rate as a Rare/Champion.



    And different packs of rare/champions drop different qualities of items. It's probably the same for resplendents chest.
    Quote from ErU

    Get real, folks, the diablo you all knew is dead, a few years ago i said right here in this forum that D3 had a pretty good chance of being blizzard first bust (i was flamed to death ofc), and what you know, its not even beta and its already looking that way.
  • #19
    Quote from ErU

    Quote from Ryude

    Resplendents have the same drop rate as a Rare/Champion.



    And different packs of rare/champions drop different qualities of items. It's probably the same for resplendents chest.


    I'm sure once we have played the game for at least a month we will have much better understanding of what the drop rates and treasure classes are.
  • #20
    Quote from ErU

    Quote from Ryude

    Resplendents have the same drop rate as a Rare/Champion.



    And different packs of rare/champions drop different qualities of items. It's probably the same for resplendents chest.

    It's probably not.
    O_O
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