Am I the only one to think the spawn rate of uniques is a little exagerated ?

  • #1
    Since I don't play to lvl up anymore or finding loot that has 99% chance of sucking anyways, I decided to try some achievements.
    So i'm lvl 71, I leveled up a whole lvl up, playing on inferno 0, and I have found a grand total of 3 uniques from the list for "a rare collection".
    What Da Fuk...
    I have less than half completed. At this rate, I could play be playing until RoS comes out and still won't have find them all, kinda ridiculous if you ask me.
    Diablo is an action adventure game before an rpg.
  • #2
    That's.... the point. They are uniques. AKA, hard to find. I know it's almost unbelievable, but some achievements actually take a lot of work >.> <.
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  • #3
    Remember that achievements don't unlock anything or make your character more powerful. They are just there for an extra challenge, and you don't need to do them at all. And yes, some of them are really hard and/or time consuming.
  • #4
    Quote from miles_dryden

    Remember that achievements don't unlock anything or make your character more powerful. They are just there for an extra challenge, and you don't need to do them at all. And yes, some of them are really hard and/or time consuming.


    BUT, BUT, I MIGHT HAVE TO PLAY FOR LIKE A BAJILLION HOURS!!!111!!!one!!11one!!1
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  • #5
    I'm just saying, there comes a time when it stops being fun to hunt achievements when you play hours to no end without seeing any progress. I guess i'm not braindead enough like some others.
    Diablo is an action adventure game before an rpg.
  • #6
    Quote from Jack00

    I'm just saying, there comes a time when it stops being fun to hunt achievements when you play hours to no end without seeing any progress. I guess i'm not braindead enough like some others.


    I could say the same about paragon level hunt. Difference is, for elite hunting you get lots of different things to do (choose area and spec of your choice, screw efficiency) while the paragon race is a one-way street.

    Many people have completed this achievement, so no, it does not take forever, but it's certainly a long-term motivation if you're up for it. Your choice. But the achievement would be a joke if you could get all of them in a couple of weeks.
  • #7
    Unique hunting is a ball-buster. I'm still stuck trying to find Lorzak the Invisible and Raizlin the Who-what-where in Act 1. I haven't even moved on to Act 2/3/4 yet, unfortunately.

    Sadly the best way to find them is to have multiple people checking and then join their game if/when they find them - sorta like the old way to farm treasure goblins. They are quite rare and that particular achievement is not for people who dislike banging their heads against walls, that's for sure.
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  • #8
    Yeah, there are threads on the official forums where they organize some kind of unique hunt, with nice rules. If one of the super rare uniques pops up in your game, you add it to the thread and keep the game open for a fixed time (at least) to give others a chance, and vice versa. So for those who are really serious, look for one of these threads.

    It's not for people without quite an amount of tenacity though, You're right about that. True for many things in life, though. Not everyone's cup of tea :-)
  • #9
    How are you hunting them? I've never done that, but I suppose, there are some things to improve efficiency.
    Which class do you use? I'd take a TR Monk, but a Sprint Barb might be faster depending on mob density (for fury gen). All other classes are probably bad picks.
    Do you know exactly where to go? Don't know, if there is a page like "diablohead", but that'd certainly help.
  • #10
    Well, the last ~10 hours I've played this game, I didn't get one legendary drop, and my WD is level 40 (paragon) and I got maxed MF on the Templar and I think some more on me.

    But again, anecdotal evidence is.. you know.
  • #11
    ^^He's talking about unique monsters, not uniques/legendaries.
  • #12
    Bleh, I got D2'ed.
  • #13
    This is the only achievement I have left and I have about 75% of the list done. Some of them are really hard to find.

    I think they thought everyone would be doing complete act runs when they designed this. Before I even started actively doing the achievement it was no surprise when I looked at the list and had almost all the Act 3 uniques and hardly any 1, 2, or 4. I used to run the entire act 3 from start to finish all the time, including special areas when I came across them. That was more the norm before Alkaizer runs. But, instead people just farm the most efficient area over and over...
  • #14
    Quote from itirnitii

    This is the only achievement I have left and I have about 75% of the list done. Some of them are really hard to find.

    I think they thought everyone would be doing complete act runs when they designed this. Before I even started actively doing the achievement it was no surprise when I looked at the list and had almost all the Act 3 uniques and hardly any 1, 2, or 4. I used to run the entire act 3 from start to finish all the time, including special areas when I came across them. That was more the norm before Alkaizer runs. But, instead people just farm the most efficient area over and over...


    That's one more thing they didn't learn from D2. Full act clears......geisha please.
  • #15
    I feel your pain, i have 98% achievements done, and i still miss alot of those uniques, that and 2 possibilities in the ancient device (wheel of misfortune) which imo is even harder.
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  • #16
    I gave up on Achievements as I've had 4 bugged ones ever since launch. I finished the game 20+ times and I don't have "The Black Soulstone" (finish all act 2 quests) nor its meta, despite all boxes being ticked. I am of course very pissed at this as Blizzard supposedly fixed those problems in 2-3 patches, but there are still a few topics about people missing achis daily in the Support forums, yet Blizzard is ignoring the issue. So now I'm stuck at only 4170 points. -.- /vent mode off
  • #17
    Quote from Shad3slayer

    I gave up on Achievements as I've had 4 bugged ones ever since launch. I finished the game 20+ times and I don't have "The Black Soulstone" (finish all act 2 quests) nor its meta, despite all boxes being ticked. I am of course very pissed at this as Blizzard supposedly fixed those problems in 2-3 patches, but there are still a few topics about people missing achis daily in the Support forums, yet Blizzard is ignoring the issue. So now I'm stuck at only 4170 points. -.- /vent mode off
    I know your frustration, I'm still unable to get the "Gatecrasher" achievement from act 1 after completing in numerous times. Very frustrating.
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  • #18
    I never tried hunting those uniques but i got like most of them already nailed. Still can't find the rest though, maybe i should try.

    I'm pretty sure their rareness is intentional and it's probably for the best.
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  • #19
    Quote from Shad3slayer

    I gave up on Achievements as I've had 4 bugged ones ever since launch. I finished the game 20+ times and I don't have "The Black Soulstone" (finish all act 2 quests) nor its meta, despite all boxes being ticked. I am of course very pissed at this as Blizzard supposedly fixed those problems in 2-3 patches, but there are still a few topics about people missing achis daily in the Support forums, yet Blizzard is ignoring the issue. So now I'm stuck at only 4170 points. -.- /vent mode off


    Think, I've had the same bugs and that I've read, those were fixed individually per account. In other words, you'd have to contact the customer support somehow. If you care, that is, I didn't.
  • #20
    Quote from Jamoose

    I never tried hunting those uniques but i got like most of them already nailed. Still can't find the rest though, maybe i should try.

    I'm pretty sure their rareness is intentional and it's probably for the best.
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