Right after 1.0.4, I found a legendary in my first run in a2. Awesome.
Since then, I've been doing 3 to 7 a2 runs every day, clearing all desolate sands and instances, BCM and Oasis. Nothing.
I finish the run with 2 to 3 full inventories of rares, trash about everything keeping only 3 to 5 items at most that I think would sell for anything more than 50k.
Most of the time I just go in the AH to find that out of those 5 only one is good enough for 250k or more.
So, at the end of the day, if I make a million, that is exceptional.
- 8/30/2012 4:24:32 PM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
8/26/2012 7:21:34 AM
I would say:Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
- low crits, should be about 25 before the bonus from Weapons Master
- you want to survive? get faster weapons. You want to do more damage, get slower weapons. Looks to me as you could replace your spear for a dagger with same stats and give it a try, using the dagger in the off-hand.
- get rid of Overpower for WotB
- get rid of Bash for Frenzy + Sidearm. Loads more of hits = loads more of health from LoH.
Even with a good amount of health, resists and armor, if you stay WW on top of plague and specially molten, you're dead. It is not unusual to just run and let the tornados from Sprint kill them.
8/26/2012 7:09:22 AM
(I didn't intend to, but this turned out to be a long post)Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Yep, I know exactly how you feel... I felt like that too when I reached Nightmare for the first time.
You don't need the AH to progress through the game unless you want to farm for what you just did several times. In other words, you MUST use the AH to have a natural leveling progression. Although during the first wave of people you could gear extremely well for 5000 a piece, now you simply don't find those pieces for sale, as the number of players still leveling and thus selling low level gear is extremely smaller compared to the first weeks.
Despite the AH problem, I still feel that:
- In D2 you ran faster than 80% of the mobs. In D3, 80% of the mobs run faster than you. This alone is a pain in the butt, as you simply can't run away and shot.
- Life Steal and Mana Steal were completely destroyed, and this together with the previous line, you simply can't have the same gameplay, and thus the same fun, as you had in D2
That alone destroy the game for me. I've tried 4 of the 5 classes, several builds, and just found fun with the Barbarian Sprint / WW build. Why? Simple, because I CAN F_CKING WW FOREVER AND KILL MOBS. Is it that hard to understand?
For the Barbarian, it would be quite easy to solve the problem. All they had to do was create a passive skill or rune that allowed you to WW constantly while hitting one or lets say two mobs. WW gives barbs a lot of advantages, and I understand they not wanting to do that, but on the other hand, I simply don't have fun without that.
Now, Demon Hunter... I remember the Multi-shot amazon or Lightning Javelin awesomeness. I wanted it to be the same, to feel that cool. Can we do that? No, same shit as the barb, you just can't sustain your resources if you shoot constantly. People started using Evasive Fire with a rune to hit 3 mobs, which is a "mini multi-shot". So sad... But, to make things worse, you add to that the fact that you just can't outrun mobs. "Oh, but there is Vault, and disciple abilities, and..." F_ck off. If I run away, I should be able to run away, not give my back to get hit constantly without gaining distance.
Monks are pallys disguised. Heals, auras, bla bla. Difference is, you don't have hammers anymore. Thus, you get a lot of crits and use Sweeping Wind to poop tornados all over that will do what hammers did before... genius...
Without mana potions, the wizard would be useless if it was not for "Arcane Power on Crit". So, maybe this is one of the few classes that still can be played more similar to what you would do in D2, but there is no teleport fun and again, mobs outrun you.
The Witch Doctor is really the one that disappoints me the most. It is like the druid and necromancer of D2 decided to have a gay party and the Witch Doctor was born. Seriously. No arcane fun, no bone spells, no skelly army. Perhaps the Gargantuan is a good hit instead of the Golem, but with the CD is a joke. Then, from the druid part, no tornados (this one went the monk), no bears, and it goes.
Overall, the game is graphically stunning, but the gameplay, due to resource management and problem to gain terrain to do something, very crappy, IMHO.
I like the game, but wish it would be different on a few things.
Maybe you'll find something that will get you some fun. Even if you end up changing classes.
By the way, allow me to congratulate you on your gameplay. You did quite well in that video.
8/15/2012 10:34:46 AM
My wife and I opted for MoE + MoH due to the 20% all resists buff that MoH offer with the last rune. If you get a barb with shout, those 20% stack with the 50% from the barb's cry.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
We are still low on gear, but so far, it is working well. We are comfortable in A2, not going into A3 yet.
8/13/2012 12:31:59 AM
If the authenticator behavior is like you're saying, you should change your password, like NOW.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
8/7/2012 3:34:10 PM
Yeah, I'm leveling a monk too right now.Posted in: General Discussion
To be honest, one can not but to notice that the AH is basically insane right now. Nothing but the absolute best sells. Unless you have the patience to keep trying to sell items for 25k over and over again. I'm with 4 mules right now of stuff that is good, but not sellable for anything that is worth mentioning.
So far, during the leveling, the monk proved to be awesome. Between "Seize the Initiative", "Pacifism" and specially the oh so unbelievably overpowered "One With Everything", it is by far the best tank. I wouldn't be surprised of some of these skills get changed in a future patch, specially OWE.
Add to that Mantra of Healing: Time of Need and Crippling Wave: Concussion and there you are, basically nothing will kill you.
So far, I just reached Hell, and we will see how it goes in Inferno, but from previous experiences with a Barb, a monk will probably by cake. =)
What build are you using?
8/3/2012 9:55:48 AM
The sad part is that Blizzard gave you absolutely no support on something.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Honestly? I've had issues in WoW that were denied by one and accepted by a second GM. That was the exact same issue.
They don't want to loose customers due to stupidity of one or another representative. If I was in your shoes, I would have tried to open a second ticket and then even call Blizzard.
However, crossing the line to simulate a security breach really makes you loose the case, unfortunately. =(
8/1/2012 11:04:41 AM
D3 needs to bring back multiplayer from BNet. What is the point of having to be on BNet if I play alone 99% of the time?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
7/28/2012 11:10:40 AM
Posted in: General Discussion
Gameplay with mouse twitching = me sick... =(Quote from DaemaroDH really are the most squishy it seems like. I got mine to 56 but then sort of got side tracked and left him there. If you're quick with your abilities though and kiting they can be really good.
7/24/2012 3:37:51 PM
I still enjoy farming, but not the "I might die at every pack" farming. I like being able to feel the "hero" of the character working.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
To that matter, the Barb WW/WotB build did the trick for me.
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