Farming gold on console

  • #1
    Hi friends. I haven't played Diablo on PC since initial release (yeah, I'm one of those), but I've been really enjoying the console version. I've almost got all the achievements - there are only two left: Level 30 Hardcore character and....

    Pick up 5 Million Gold

    For those unfamiliar with the PC version of this achievement, this does not include vending items or trading gold or anything like that. You must actually loot the gold off the ground.

    So, how do you guys suggest I go about farming this? I can farm anything on Inferno with about 300%MF and GF. I don't have much gold find gear as it simply doesn't drop (except 2 or 3 amulets...). And, of course, there's no AH to help out with the gearing process so unless something drops I'm basically out of luck there.

    Any suggestions for farming methods? Going all the way through from normal Act 1 to killing Diablo gave me about 750K gold. So I've got a long way to go.
  • #2
    Oh, and I should note I am a demon hunter with 160K dps. Elite mobs have 3 affixes on console inferno and are easy to melt with my dps.
  • #3
    According to this, monsters respawn, so simply run the highest density areas without restarting the game to keep your NV stacks.
  • #4
    So...what would you guys suggest?
  • #5
    Act 1 currently seems to have a slightly higher density than the other Acts. Specifically the Fields of Misery and the Weeping Hollow. This still doesn't guarantee a lot of gold piles, but sounds like a good start if we're thinking of density.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #6
    Quote from overneathe

    Act 1 currently seems to have a slightly higher density than the other Acts. Specifically the Fields of Misery and the Weeping Hollow. This still doesn't guarantee a lot of gold piles, but sounds like a good start if we're thinking of density.


    You sure about that? From my experience so far, it seems that the density changes from patch 1.08 are not present in the console version... The weeping hollow does seem a bit dense though so i'm not sure.

    I think that farming act 3 is the best option right now. You can clear keep depths 3-1, then go rakkis crossing to fields of slaughter, then go arreat craters, then repeat. I still did not test this run to see if it actually resets the earlier areas you cleared but i think it should work. And if not, then add in stonefort to the run and you're good to go.

    Keep depths level 2 is the most packed place in the game i think. Just like D3 PC pre 1.08.
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  • #7
    Quote from Jamoose

    Quote from overneathe

    Act 1 currently seems to have a slightly higher density than the other Acts. Specifically the Fields of Misery and the Weeping Hollow. This still doesn't guarantee a lot of gold piles, but sounds like a good start if we're thinking of density.


    You sure about that? From my experience so far, it seems that the density changes from patch 1.08 are not present in the console version... The weeping hollow does seem a bit dense though so i'm not sure.

    I think that farming act 3 is the best option right now. You can clear keep depths 3-1, then go rakkis crossing to fields of slaughter, then go arreat craters, then repeat. I still did not test this run to see if it actually resets the earlier areas you cleared but i think it should work. And if not, then add in stonefort to the run and you're good to go.

    Keep depths level 2 is the most packed place in the game i think. Just like D3 PC pre 1.08.


    Nope, moldran have done some heavy testing on the density. Keeps 2 is not the most packed in the game still.

    Here's a suggestion: western channel in the ancient waterways in Act 2, density turned on is required.
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  • #8
    Forgive me, but what does "density turned on is required" mean?
  • #9
    Quote from Elendiro

    Quote from Jamoose

    Quote from overneathe

    Act 1 currently seems to have a slightly higher density than the other Acts. Specifically the Fields of Misery and the Weeping Hollow. This still doesn't guarantee a lot of gold piles, but sounds like a good start if we're thinking of density.


    You sure about that? From my experience so far, it seems that the density changes from patch 1.08 are not present in the console version... The weeping hollow does seem a bit dense though so i'm not sure.

    I think that farming act 3 is the best option right now. You can clear keep depths 3-1, then go rakkis crossing to fields of slaughter, then go arreat craters, then repeat. I still did not test this run to see if it actually resets the earlier areas you cleared but i think it should work. And if not, then add in stonefort to the run and you're good to go.

    Keep depths level 2 is the most packed place in the game i think. Just like D3 PC pre 1.08.


    Nope, moldran have done some heavy testing on the density. Keeps 2 is not the most packed in the game still.

    Here's a suggestion: western channel in the ancient waterways in Act 2, density turned on is required.

    Quote from Snowed

    Forgive me, but what does "density turned on is required" mean?


    Yeah what does that mean? I don't recall having that option on console.
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  • #10
    Well since there are no "monster power" levels in console I said that.
    On the PC with the patch 1.0.8 when you turned the "difficulty" up to monster power 1 to 10 the amount of monsters in every act except act 3 would increase, to balance the monster density across all acts.

    I would guess that if you are in inferno and turn change the difficulty to Master 1 or higher you would be seeing alot more monsters in A1, A2 and A4. I haven't played the console version so I don't know where the density comes in. But I do know that the console version was supposed to ship with the monster density changes.
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  • #11
    Quote from Elendiro

    Well since there are no "monster power" levels in console I said that.
    On the PC with the patch 1.0.8 when you turned the "difficulty" up to monster power 1 to 10 the amount of monsters in every act except act 3 would increase, to balance the monster density across all acts.

    I would guess that if you are in inferno and turn change the difficulty to Master 1 or higher you would be seeing alot more monsters in A1, A2 and A4. I haven't played the console version so I don't know where the density comes in. But I do know that the console version was supposed to ship with the monster density changes.


    I'm pretty sure the density changes are not present in the console version (as stated earlier). That's why it was weird when you said that Moldran tested it, as i haven't seen him playing on console at all. Anyway i might be wrong so if anyone has more accurate information, please correct me.
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  • #12
    It is presented but not as much as on the PC. To have density turned on you need to choose Master 1 as your difficulty setting
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  • #13
    Indeed, you need Master I turned on in order to see the change, but it's not as heavy as on PC, because of the different controls. Still, there should be at least a moderately visible change.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #14
    Oh ok then. I don't know why but fields of misery seems really empty at times so i concluded that there is no monster density thing... my bad.
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  • #15


    :P

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  • #16
    This is the PC version dude :facepalmsmile:

    I wish i could post images of my wiz / barb on the ps3... is there a better method than taking pictures with my phone? without having to buy any peripherials or something...


    Anyway i started farming COTA yesterday with my brother (on console). We are doing it on master 5 and the drops are pretty nice. From like 10 runs we had atleast 5 legendaries and the experience gain is pretty high too. Up untill now all we could farm was master 1. We still can't farm master 5 effeciently but COTA is a nice small place with guaranteed champions so it's not really a challenge (unless there's Frozen + jailer+ arcane / plagued champs) since champions only have 3 affixes on the console version.

    Anyway i tested out act 1 again and i gotta say that it is quite dense at times. The weeping hollow and the fields of misery are pretty good, yeah.
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  • #17
    Eh, it shouldn't matter if it's PC or console, density should be dense on both?

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #18
    It's definitely more dense on the PC... :ninja:
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  • #19
    Quote from Jamoose

    It's definitely more dense on the PC... :ninja:

    ^ what he said...

    Maybe it's related to hardware limitations, or related to gameplay (better with less mobs?), maybe even both.

    To the OP, I'd say pickup radius + gold find and paragon levels and you'll eventually get there.
  • #20
    It's related to both. And my point still stands!

    Ha. Bagstone.

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