• 0

    posted a message on Will Guild Wars 2 live up to expectations from Guild Wars 1?
    I'm pretty much finished with Diablo 3 at this point and am looking for something else to play.
    Guild Wars 1 was one of my favourite games of all time, so naturally I checked out the beta from pre-purchasing GW2.

    To be honest, I was a little disappointed, but I remember GW1 taking some time to grow on me.
    What do you guys think?


    This is my commentary of GW2 beta.

    Will NCSoft destroy GW franchise?
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Games to play while waiting for Diablo 3? (multiple merged threads)
    Guild Wars 2 August 28th.

    I'm pretty sure you will be disappointed by pre-purchase beta because its not polished yet. But once its done, will be awesome if its anything like the first one. Here is my gameplay commentary.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoWlEURJoVA&feature=plcp
    Posted in: Other Games
  • 0

    posted a message on Video Guide of Inferno Farming Elites + Siegebreaker 27k dps
    Thanks :) Hope it was helpful
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
  • 0

    posted a message on Act 3 Inferno - Everything Murders Me (Halp)
    I made this guide for Wizards, but you can use some of the tricks that all ranged classes can take advantage of like

    - Ballista spots for free elite kills
    - Laming mobs through portal and taking no hits

    Vs Mortar Minions: Run 90 degrees to attack, to dodge, hit and run 90 degrees, repeat
    Vs Fireballing Chasers: Run in serpentine/zigzag formation
    Vs Invulnerable/Shielding Minions: Portal lame
    Vs Too hard monsters: Skip or Portal lame or Ballista chokepoint
    Vs Herald of Pestilance or Quills: Shoot from off screen or Missile Seeker behind doorway
    Vs Reflect Damage: Items with +300 hp per hit will help a lot, if not, use crystal armor when pumping out dps
    Not enough valors or too many skipped monsters, check The Keeps level 1 waypoint, use portal to level 2
    For everything else: portaling

    http://youtu.be/i9nLZzh3IBk
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
  • 0

    posted a message on Video Guide of Inferno Farming Elites + Siegebreaker 27k dps
    Diablo 3 Inferno Farming Act 3 elites n Siegebreaker

    Do this run for potential drops of good 1handers

    27k Dps (33k with Magic Weapon)
    34k Hp

    http://youtu.be/i9nLZzh3IBk


    1. Go to Rakki's Crossing and grab Tyrael
    2. Clear path to Siege Breaker
    3. Check for possible Underbridge elites and Resplendent
    4. Go out of town on Northeast exit to Arreat Gate/Battlefields
    5. Check Southeast corner, centre, and Northwest for dungeon spawns for elites and possible resplendent
    6. If no 5 valor, check The Keeps lvl 1, if none, check lvl 2
    7. When 5 valor, kill Siegebreaker


    For extra MF in non-combat chests/racks, use Wirt's original leg for extra ~10% mf.
    http://s15.postimage...riginal_leg.png
    You can find it if you search on auction house with 1 handed weapon, choose mace, and filter dps from lowest to highest,
    you should find them on second page or third page
    If ballin, pick up The Three Hundredth Spear or Sun Keeper for 20+ mf.

    Additional:
    Vs Mortar Minions: Run 90 degrees to attack, to dodge, hit and run 90 degrees, repeat
    Vs Fireballing Chasers: Run in serpentine/zigzag formation
    Vs Invulnerable/Shielding Minions: Portal lame
    Vs Too hard monsters: Skip or Portal lame or Ballista chokepoint
    Vs Herald of Pestilance or Quills: Shoot from off screen or Missile Seeker behind doorway
    Vs Reflect Damage: Items with +300 hp per hit will help a lot, if not, use crystal armor when pumping out dps
    Not enough valors or too many skipped monsters, check The Keeps level 1 waypoint, use portal to level 2
    For everything else: portaling


    For the difference in Dps because of my gloves: http://postimage.org/image/fy411wg5n/


    Skills

    Magic Missile - Seeker
    Arcane Orb - Celestial Orb
    Teleport - Fracture
    Diamond Skin - Crystal Shell
    Energy Armor - Force Armor
    Magic Weapon - Venom

    Evocation, Illusionist, Temporal Flux
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
  • 0

    posted a message on Video Guide of Inferno Farming Elites + Siegebreaker 27k dps
    Diablo 3 Inferno Farming Act 3 elites n Siegebreaker

    Do this run for potential drops of good 1handers

    27k Dps (33k with Magic Weapon)
    34k Hp



    1. Go to Rakki's Crossing and grab Tyrael
    2. Clear path to Siege Breaker
    3. Check for possible Underbridge elites and Resplendent
    4. Go out of town on Northeast exit to Arreat Gate/Battlefields
    5. Check Southeast corner, centre, and Northwest for dungeon spawns for elites and possible resplendent
    6. If no 5 valor, check The Keeps lvl 1, if none, check lvl 2
    7. When 5 valor, kill Siegebreaker


    For extra MF in non-combat chests/racks, use Wirt's original leg for extra ~10% mf.
    http://s15.postimage...riginal_leg.png
    You can find it if you search on auction house with 1 handed weapon, choose mace, and filter dps from lowest to highest,
    you should find them on second page or third page
    If ballin, pick up The Three Hundredth Spear or Sun Keeper for 20+ mf.

    Additional:
    Vs Mortar Minions: Run 90 degrees to attack, to dodge, hit and run 90 degrees, repeat
    Vs Fireballing Chasers: Run in serpentine/zigzag formation
    Vs Invulnerable/Shielding Minions: Portal lame
    Vs Too hard monsters: Skip or Portal lame or Ballista chokepoint
    Vs Herald of Pestilance or Quills: Shoot from off screen or Missile Seeker behind doorway
    Vs Reflect Damage: Items with +300 hp per hit will help a lot, if not, use crystal armor when pumping out dps
    Not enough valors or too many skipped monsters, check The Keeps level 1 waypoint, use portal to level 2
    For everything else: portaling


    For the difference in Dps because of my gloves: http://postimage.org/image/fy411wg5n/


    Skills

    Magic Missile - Seeker
    Arcane Orb - Celestial Orb
    Teleport - Fracture
    Diamond Skin - Crystal Shell
    Energy Armor - Force Armor
    Magic Weapon - Venom

    Evocation, Illusionist, Temporal Flux
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Wiz: act 3-4 inferno farming
    I could do Siegebreaker runs with with 27k DPS without MW.
    There are a couple of tricks here in my video that might help you die less if that's the concern with farming act 3.

    Ballista spot for free elite kills in Battlefields

    Vs Mortar Minions: Run 90 degrees to attack, to dodge, hit and run 90 degrees, repeat
    Vs Fireballing Chasers: Run in serpentine/zigzag formation
    Vs Invulnerable/Shielding Minions: Portal lame
    Vs Too hard monsters: Skip or Portal lame or Ballista chokepoint
    Vs Herald of Pestilance or Quills: Shoot from off screen or Missile Seeker behind doorway
    Vs Reflect Damage: Items with +300 hp per hit will help a lot, if not, use crystal armor when pumping out dps
    Not enough valors or too many skipped monsters, check The Keeps level 1 waypoint, use portal to level 2
    For everything else: portaling

    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on How to make MAD MONEY on RMAH (Not)
    The definitive guide on how NOT to make FAST MONEY on Diablo 3!

    I hope you guys enjoyed this video of 80% transaction fees.



    edit - Yes this is a joke. Thanks to Tural for the profit table.
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1125566-RMAH-cash-out-profit-table
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
  • 0

    posted a message on Fastest way to get from 30 to 60?
    30-40 : Go to Cave of the Ancients in Festering Woods A1 nightmare, past the Drowned Temple waypoint. There is a checkpoint inside the cave and it's full with skeletons, four to five summoners, and a skeleton boss with minions. Clear the cave with AOE attacks. Town Portal, Logout, Resume Game, proceed with the AEing until you're at L. 40. There is virtually no danger assuming your connection remains stable and you have a basic understanding of how to play your character. One clear of the cave will give you roughly from 20% to 5% of a level, decreasing as you go higher.

    Hephastos suggested an alternative:You can also grind Martha A2 NM from 35-45. She is fairly easy, you got the wp, and the trash before is easy and onces the prisoners are freed you can rush to her.
    Every rush takes about 3-4 mins. And gives you about 40%-10% of a level.

    40-50 : Ask a friend to give you the first quest in Act 3 nightmare, or run through on your own which is not recommended. Do the first two quests in Act 3, lighting the five signal fires and raising the catapults. Once you've cleared the two areas, Town Portal, Logout, Switch Quest to the first one again, and Resume Game. One clear should give you 100% of a level, which will go down to about 50%.

    50-55 : Back to the skeleton cave hell. Mind the boss, he now has three abilities instead of two. But still nothing in here should be a threat to you if your gear is up-to-date. This will probably take a while.

    55-60 : Iskaatu in Hell Act 1 should be doable for most classes now. Run into a corner of the map and nuke if you are ranged, stand in the centre like a man if you're a barb and use Cleave+Rupture. Do the event, kill, relog, reset and resume. Should need about 30 kills per level here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ERypKwG_A&feature=plcp
    (I only used and verified this myself)

    nihilist suggested an alternative:
    Second quest Act 1 hell (kill the queen - quest name is "Rumford at the gates") or similar.
    It took my WD between 50-70 seconds to run from New Tristram > the Queen, killing only the mothers and the queen. It nets you roughly 70k XP and some lewt. As an added bonus you will get the "Hoarder of Treasure" dungeon spawn 1/3 of the runs, making for a nice extra income.

    Alternatively, you can do the first two areas in Act 3 hell. This is not at all recommended due to general Hell difficulty, the high mob density, fleeing mobs, and frequent boss packs.

    Congrats, you've now hit 60 in relative safety and probably listened to a ton of music. Well done. Enjoy endgame.

    Directly taken from http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4537414631?page=1
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
  • 0

    posted a message on Inferno Act 1 Goldfarming visuals + Tips on getting Gold Find gear
    Hey guys, I made a visual guide for Goldfarming and getting Gold farming gear.

    Great for if you don't have much time to farm or if you just entered Inferno, can't kill elites and need money for new gear.

    Average of 4.5k every minute, may range from 2k-7k. Comes out to 270k/hour with two people, 225k/hour solo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfVVYbZl9hc

    ***One update to this is the use of Ice Armor - Frozen Storm.***


    Breaking Jars at The Royal Crypts, you and a friend take a side each break jars and pick up the gold on your partner's side. Right side will take a bit longer to do.

    Tips on How to buy Gold Find gear at 2:32
    You can buy most pieces for for 3k and under.

    Wizard

    Electrocute - Forked Lightning
    Arcane Orb - Celestial Orb
    Frost Nova - Cold Snap
    Teleport - Wormhole
    Ice Armor - Frozen Storm
    Diamond Skin - Crystal Shell

    I'm not sure about whether all skills are relevant in the below builds, I just wrote down quickly what skills my buddies had.

    Demon Hunter

    Hungering Arrow - Cider Arrow
    Elemental Arrow - Ball Lightning
    Caltrops - Torturous Ground
    Smoke Screen - Breathe Deep
    Vault - Tumble
    Rain of Vengeance - Dark Cloud

    Barbarian

    Cleave - Reaping Swing
    Revenge - Provocation
    Ground Stomp - Wrenching Smash
    Whirlwind - Hurricane
    Leap - Call of Arreat
    War Cry - Charge!
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Azmodan and Rakonath Inferno Solo - Wizard
    Quote from Zubacz

    Quote from rayraytime


    You are correct. Resummoning your hyrdra will give you health back if you have "life after kill" gear - and likewise, when your hydra expires it's considered a death. It would be interesting to see if a hydra death or expiration gives "experience after kill" as well. Could be a potential way to afk level - very slowly and illegal, but possible.

    Wow, thanks. This has been bugging me for the last two days. And had I known this sooner, I would not have had to do Rakanoth with 60k hp:)

    That is pretty awesome!! Looks like I'll be saving costs on potions from now on.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Guides for Iskantu, Rakanoth and Izual Inferno Solo (Post Nerf)
    Quote from Zubacz


    Hehe, of course not. I had zero regen. It wasnt constant, just periodic, every half a minute or so. The only explanation I could think of recently, is that hydra actually does work with Life Steal, just gives the life back after it's duration is over. I will have to test this.

    Edit: Mystery solved by rayraytime, on the other thead. Apparently the expiration of the hydra triggers the health after death hp gain.

    That is pretty awesome!! Looks like I'll be saving costs on potions from now on.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Guides for Iskantu, Rakanoth and Izual Inferno Solo (Post Nerf)
    Quote from Zubacz

    Nice guides:) Thanks for posting these, especially Izual, since I don't think a wizard guide for this is up yet. It's impressive you are able to do Inferno with 27k. I had serious problems before I got to about 35k even in act 3, and 38k to down Diablo.
    Just a question. As I wrote in my little guide, I seemed to had been gaining small amouts of health from an unknown source when I was very low on hp during the Rakanoth fight. I basically did the same as you, but when I was waiting for the jump I was gaining health every half a minute or so. It wasn't regen. I had to get up to 60k hp for that fight, just to counteract that curious thing. Any idea what might have caused that?

    I actually responded to your other post about it lol. Did you have galvanizing ward on?


    Quote from dolicsehrant

    hope they dont fix this rakanoth strategy in the near future.
    as a wiz those 2 adds are the most annoing in the whole game, putting them in a boss encounter is just ridiculous.

    I know right? Some people suggested frost nova and incinerate them quickly, I definitely didn't have the gear for that to be a consideration.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Guides for Iskantu, Rakanoth and Izual Inferno Solo (Post Nerf)
    I was having a bit of trouble with some of these bosses especially with public groups, so I ended up soloing them. Hope this helps, let me know if there are any other videos you'd like to see.

    Iskantu
    http://youtu.be/4ybedZdXoaI

    This is just the general kiting strategy with some escapes/delays applied to Iskantu. Use Teleport/Diamond Skin to buy time (tank/divert hits) before casting Blizzard and Hydra.
    8% movement speed boots were used, this will help a lot in outrunning the minions.

    Skills:
    Teleport - Fracture
    Diamond Skin - Crystal Shell
    Energy Armor - Force Armor
    Magic Weapon - Venom
    Hydra - Venom Hydra
    Blizzard - Unrelenting Storm

    Passives (I forget) - Probably Evocation, Cold Blooded, Glass Cannon

    Rakanoth
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdhOADelWg

    Followed the build from Wups
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5235707329#9

    To beat Rakanoth,

    1) You need to take advantage of Familiar with Ancient Guardian which blocks a hit for you if you're under 35% hp.

    2) To keep yourself below 35% hp, take off all your Vit gear, leave the game, then put it back on in new game. You get back some of your hp if you don't leave. Replace all your health regen gear. If they're on, they might put you back above 35% hp.

    3) Stay out of his view, so he teleports to you. When he appears, drop a hydra and run away with your speed boost from Storm armor and teleport with wormhole if you can.

    4) If he starts moving into your screen, you need to get out of his view or he will summon his minions.


    Skills:
    Hydra - Venom Hydra
    Arcane Orb - Obliteration

    Teleport - Wormhole
    Storm Armor - Scramble
    Familiar - Ancient Guardian
    Magic Weapon - Venom

    Passives: Evocation, Glass Cannon, Cold Blooded
    FYI - Cold Blooded served no purpose, I just forgot to change it out.

    Izual
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWITZM0WxTA

    The main problems with this boss are when they charge you and the mob aggro.

    1) Charges: to negate the charges, stay as far away as possible or have a pit/unwalkable terrain between you and the boss/minions. Use illusions to make the floating guys charge away from your direction.

    2) Mobs: stay at the edge of the map where the monsters are less likely to spawn on you. Try to lure the monsters to your allies, they can do significant damage and tank for you. Use shields and teleport generously, especially with non-boss mobs... it is likely they will catch you at some point. Never getting hit by Izual is the priority though, when he hits, game over....at least with my 27k hp.

    Start off slowing and damaging Izual with a small pit, since it is pretty easy to do. Blizzard 2 ends of the pit to slow him enough such that he'll never catch up, I wore 8% movement speed boots for this video.

    At 75%, the first minions will come, try to stay at the edges of the map where Tyrael is likely to draw aggro, use escape skills to lose them. Now start making a big circle around the map to draw least aggro and keep a full screen from Izual.

    At around 33% hp, the floating minions will spawn. Focus on running/dodging. Tyrael will take care of them and eventually you will be in good enough position to kill them behind pits or not at all. I'm not sure if they disappear or Tyrael kills them since they weren't in view when I did my run.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • 0

    posted a message on Azmodan and Rakonath Inferno Solo - Wizard
    The way Zubacz outlined is right, if anyone is finding that their health is regening and its not in their gear, it might be galvanic ward.

    I made a video on Rakanoth if anyone needs help. Full guide and skills in description.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwdhOADelWg

    There are also vids for Izual and Iskantu in the channel.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.