3/6/2012 3:38:08 PM
The OP, I think D3 is the wrong game for you. You should stick with D2.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
3/6/2012 9:58:21 AM
Posted in: Hardcore DiscussionQuote from IncenseAh that's a bummer. It doesn't inspire me with confidence in D3 HC. I can't decide how much life I have and I can't have a strategically-placed TP (and I can't TP in combat)... hmmm doesn't bode well.
Yep, that's why I kinda chuckle at people who think D3 is going to be too easy. D2 was easy , with all the exploits, hacks and easy ways out. Not D3, sorry!
3/5/2012 1:53:55 PM
Posted in: Hardcore DiscussionQuote from Incense
I don't know D3 much as yet, but is there anything to stop you putting up a TP before the fight starts and using it if things get tough?Quote from MarkeMarkeIm confused... arent there a save and quit button?
So if your on a boss fight u die or kill him? sounds... fishy. Hope that is not the case.
That was always the way to do it in HC, you wouldn't have time to do it in the middle of the fight and try to get through the TP while still being hit by the mobs.
You set it up in a safe zone behind you and if things are too tough then you run back and up the TP.
You can't do this anymore. Casting a TP will automatically put you in town.
Click to go through portal
Now you're in town
Cast TP(10 sec)
Now you're in town
So no, you can't make "in case things get tough" tps anymore. At least not last time I played Beta :)
2/27/2012 7:10:40 PM
Mother MedusaPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
"When hell comes to earth, who do you think is going to rule the place?"
"Mother ****ing Medusa"
The quote is paraphrased from my favorite movie of 2011. I love the name and I love the idea of a tough post-apocalyptic female survivor figure, which is of course very relevant to the Diablo series. Although Mother Medusa is a muscle car in the movie, for me, in Diablo 3, she's a barbarian, muscled and tough as HELL. A true tank. She will survive, damn it.
2/23/2012 10:46:49 AM
Posted in: Hardcore DiscussionQuote from MarkeMarkeIm confused... arent there a save and quit button?
So if your on a boss fight u die or kill him? sounds... fishy.
Correct. I suppose you can run away if things go awry. Unless it's Duriel's Lair type of place Then indeed, it's you or the boss. In hardcore at least. In softcore, you simply respawn, or your teammates resurrect you.
2/21/2012 9:38:17 AM
"Do not trust strangers": so very true, especially valuable considering this is more of a "social" tactic, rather than combat tactic.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
To expand on this, PKing is gone from D3 HC, but there are still ways to get griefed, D2 style. Here are a few I've thought of:
1.Waypoint train. You went to town to restock consumables and sell some trash from your bag. The "friend" you've been partied with has in the meantime trained a crowd of Arcane-enchanted Fallen over the waypoint which you will no doubt take in order to return to the next quest/farming area...
Way to counter this, when you are stuck partying with strangers: Keep yourself educated as to how close your party member(s) are to a waypoint. Were there any scary bosses near WP last time you passed it? Clear all the near packs from every WP you approach, and don't leave any hanging around when you travel further.
2. Bailing from the heat. You are fighting a tough boss pack (or several of them). Your party members suddenly bail: they run off or teleport out, leaving you surrounded by some Fanatatic Dolls.
Solution: be ready for this. Pick skills which would give you some time to collect yourself out of the fray and into a safe zone.
Oh, and don't be a hero, if you value survival. In a 2-3-4 player game, the monsters are proportionally stronger. If your "friends" bailed, get the hell out.
2/18/2012 9:36:35 AM
I have a feeling Inferno will be on par with WoW's heroic dungeons difficulty. Very easy to die if you just rush into the next trash mob pack / next boss, but also very easy to survive if you are going in with a ready strategy. Of course, in D3, there is no healer/tank/dps paradigm, and I think strategies will be a little dumbed down to ARPG level, where it's more about hit and run, blow all CDs and drop the biggest danger quickly, etc.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/18/2012 5:19:07 AM
Nice tips, thanks guys.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
Another one I've thought of is: the biggest differences between D2 HC and D3 HC, survival wise are:
1. Can't TP to town at will
2. Can't spam potions
With that in mind, a nice way to practice for D3 would be to play D2 HC from start to finish without
1. Ever using TPs in combat
2. Not using purple potions and pretend like red ones are the health orbs.
I'm going to start today!
2/17/2012 4:23:23 PM
Posted in: Hardcore DiscussionQuote from Sythrasz1. **** Gloams
2. **** Gloams champion packs
If there is one thing I learned from D2 hardcore it was this: lightning resist or gtfo. Fire, frost and poison can be handled, but lightning is a challenge in it's own right.
For sure. I will be stacking resists like crazy before going into Hell and Inferno. I'm curious if Hell is going to be -100% penalty, and Inferno... -200%? Ouch.
2/17/2012 3:13:30 PM
Posted in: Hardcore DiscussionQuote from NuvianThey removed instant life refill potions, no more instant portal, no save & exit, i don't mind fewer safety nets but there should be a possibility to run, Duriel is a great example from Diablo 2, you usually used your merc as meat shield, when he died you started eating potions like mad, if you were a caster you would normally port back to town to res your merc and buy more potions, if that was diablo 3 then a character without a huge amount of life leech/mana regain would die almost for certain after mana/life potions ran out or the damage taken was to rapid for the life over time potions to absorb.
This will just force HC characters to grind lower level acts/difficulties with low risk and low XP until they can safely take a boss, which in result creates a boring game in my opinion.
The current gameplay mechanics works great for softcore but i think there will be a change in hardcore down the line.
I don't think so. I'm actually glad Hardcore will be more "hardcore". Separate women from the girls and all that.
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