I usually just smash primary stat (Str/Dex/Int) and +exp while leveling softcore chars and roll through content by practically one-shotting all the mobs. When you're in the mid 40s you can start getting really good level requirement reduced items, at least a weapon, to make it even more laughable. Most of these characters die occasionally because I completely neglect Vit and survival stats, but it's usually pretty easy to roll through content fast enough that it doesn't matter. You can also pick your skills wisely according to how you built your gear. As an example, I always use Ground Stomp + Wrenching Smash rune as a barb while leveling because I can stun everything I'm fighting for long enough to kill it without it doing any damage to me, whereas if I stood there and took 4 seconds worth of hits from 10 mobs I would probably die with my 0 vitality. Additionally, sockets and decent quality gems are huge at lower levels wherever you can get them, and if you want to take your time and be more secure then I'd recommend looking into Vit. For instance, my hardcore characters always prioritize Vit first until Inferno and it's pretty easy to stay alive while leveling.
Best of luck.
- 8/29/2012 9:58:30 PM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
8/12/2012 12:52:56 PM
I've spent nowhere near billions of gold, let alone hundreds of millions, and can easily do a full A3 clear in roughly an hour with very few deaths, killing all bosses and elite packs. This is from a WW barb that got in early on the spec before it became so popular, so my items have probably only gained value, but I doubt they're worth even 200-300 million now (and I paid much less awhile back), let alone 2 or 3 billion.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
8/10/2012 10:40:22 AM
For what it's worth, I think you're interpreting the monster HP buff in co-op change incorrectly. You have "Monster health will now be a flat increase of 75% health, regardless of how many players are in the game," however, I believe the blog states that it will still be 75% per player, as it currently is in Normal difficulty, but will not scale to higher amounts in NM/Hell/Inferno. Currently, it's 110% per player in Inferno, but it will be 75% per player in Inferno post-1.04. I think only 75% extra for 4 players would be ridiculously low, so it sounds like it will still scale with every additional player, just to a lesser extent in higher difficulties.Posted in: News & Announcements
8/10/2012 10:40:22 AM
For what it's worth, I think you're interpreting the monster HP buff in co-op change incorrectly. You have "Monster health will now be a flat increase of 75% health, regardless of how many players are in the game," however, I believe the blog states that it will still be 75% per player, as it currently is in Normal difficulty, but will not scale to higher amounts in NM/Hell/Inferno. Currently, it's 110% per player in Inferno, but it will be 75% per player in Inferno post-1.04. I think only 75% extra for 4 players would be ridiculously low, so it sounds like it will still scale with every additional player, just to a lesser extent in higher difficulties.Posted in: General Discussion
7/24/2012 3:18:10 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from ZakazBack on topic: you know what this thread and the Invulnerable Wizard thread tell me?
It tells me people aren't bored with this game. It tells me people are bored with actually having to work for their items.
"Oh my god, I'm invulnerable and this is so much fun!!!1!!1!!" "Fun" is apparently brainless ease.
For what it's worth, I stated in my post that it looks like fun, because I think it does, but what you're suggesting doesn't apply to me. As both a matter of following the rules set in place by the game developers, as well as a sense of my own pride, I've made the personal choice to always work for my progress within any game I play, and avoid cheats/bots/exploits/purchasing some form of progress from others/etc. A large part of my enjoyment in any game comes from working hard and putting in effort to accomplish the desired end result. That said, however, I still think something like this looks like fun when watching it in a video -- but it's just not for me.
P.S. I realize you obviously weren't addressing me specifically with your post, I just thought I would comment on it since I'm a little bored and had something to contribute.
7/24/2012 3:03:44 PM
This is absolutely ridiculous. It almost makes me wish I exploited, because it looks like a lot of fun, but I'm pretty serious about abiding by the EULA/ToS and not engaging in any sort of cheating, botting, or exploiting in any game I play.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Oh well, hope it's fixed soon if it isn't already. Enjoy it while it lasts for those who choose to do it.
7/20/2012 10:34:59 AM
Just putting this out there again today the offer stands to buy at 14m/4m today if anyone wants to sell just let me know, otherwise I'll probably buy it soon either way.Posted in: US Servers Trading
7/19/2012 3:33:23 PM
I was considering buying the Emerald design at the 14m price yesterday, but since it went back up a little bit, I would still buy it direct for 14m if anyone is willing to sell it soon. This would still yield you more gold than selling it at the current price after the 15% AH cut. Similarly, I'd probably like to buy the Topaz design for around 4m.Posted in: US Servers Trading
7/19/2012 3:16:14 PM
Not sure what to add to this. I definitely prefer that this worked differently, but I've somehow managed to enjoy the game (on both SC and HC), while playing an immense amount of hours over the past two months.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'm hoping that they get to fixing downright bugs and issues like rubberbanding, and hopefully something will be done (although I doubt it) to alter the game system in such a fashion that being hit from across the screen isn't nearly as common as it is, or was.
7/19/2012 9:56:34 AM
Looking to buy these two designs for less than AH prices. I've been monitoring them pretty close the past week or two and have seen them as low as 14m/5m respectively, ideally I'd still be looking to pay less than that as you wouldn't be suffering the 15% AH cut from your sale. I'm willing to buy both together or separately.Posted in: US Servers Trading
My BattleTag list is full so please post here if you have one for sale, and if there's a specific price you're willing to let it go for you can include that. If we have a match, we'll work something out in-game.
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