With the expansion announced, but still lacking some details, I'm wondering what everyone's early thoughts are around when they might start their journey into the new content with their HC characters.
I'm worried about a couple of things to just start right when it launches: one is server lag, the other is being in a completely new situation and not having any knowledge at all of what is coming my way.
I have two 60 characters, so it's possible I could go through with the "low" paragon level character first, then switch to my primary once I feel comfortable.
The server lag is my biggest concern for the first week of even trying to do HC. I wonder how stable things will be or if there will be lag/disconnects similar to the first week of playing the game back when it first came out. I'd much rather tear through in Core and then wait for things to settle down... but I strongly prefer hardcore nowadays.
Anyone else been thinking about this? What are your plans?
- 8/27/2013 10:19:55 AM Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
8/26/2013 12:52:43 PM
Am I the only one hoping people sell their old gear so I can scoop up some cheap upgrades for my various alts?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
5/22/2013 10:11:27 AM
I think it took me until around paragon 40 or 50 to start feeling comfortable with a whirlwind spec. Granted, some of that was because I was playing before the new crated patterns were out. Those were a big help in improving my gear. Previous to whirlwind, I went super tank build with revenge and rend. Things took a long time to die, but I was able to clear MP1/2 without any real problems. I also played with a witch doctor a ton, so that helped to have a bit of extra dps around.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
One other thing I did early on was stack life on hit and life per second pretty heavily. Think at one point I was at 1,000 LoH and 2,000 LPS. Made me feel very confident that even with a DC I would still have a good chance of being alive (my barb did survive several disconnects and bad server lag).
5/21/2013 10:51:52 PM
After more hours than I'd care to admit, my Barbarian has reached 100!Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
While I'm certainly not the first to reach it, it feels good. I lived through several disconnects and some pretty scary moments - especially early on when my gear was pretty bad.
Good luck to all those still working your way towards 100
5/20/2013 12:24:20 PM
I've been playing some public games since patch and have had both great experiences and some pretty mediocre ones. If you get a good group that stays together and has the DPS for the content, you can certainly farm as efficiently or even more efficiently than playing solo. However, if you get people afk, poor dps, or lone wolf styles it can really slow you down.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
In terms of getting PK, I haven't yet experienced anyone trying to kill me. You can tell if someone is in combat now over their banner, so that helps. Just don't port on anyone until they're out of combat. However, that doesn't stop people from amassing tons of enemies outside a doorway and waiting for you to walk outside.
I would say that if you're really concerned but still want to try a public game, start your own. That way you know it's a fresh game and anything that happens from that point forward should be fairly obvious to you and allow for a quick escape.
5/19/2013 5:01:05 PM
I would suggest you try hardcore. Sure, some people play to win in hardcore as well. I've seen fresh 60s with crazy good gear that was purchased after trading SC for HC gold from someone. I've seen very few of these plays hit high paragon levels, because they fall by the wayside and lose all that gear that wasn't earned through steady play and acceptance of risk.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Or, play your game and try not to be overcome by jealousy of the amazing things others can achieve by taking shortcuts.
5/15/2013 3:51:27 PM
Question: do you have players active in hardcore at max level right now?Posted in: Guilds and Clans
5/14/2013 2:36:48 PM
Hm... stunning them is nice with Death from Above. Toppling Impact feels good for a more heavyset minded barb, jumping around like a bowling ball and knocking everything away - but it's a bit of a pain to play like that.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
I always liked Call of Arreat. Land, grab everything right next to you, overpower, charge out, and call it a day.
Also depends on the type of berserker... to me I think of an axe throwing berserker. So a little weapon throw is never a bad thing either.
Too many skills... too few slots...
5/14/2013 12:23:37 PM
I'd try to incorporate leap in there. Nothing says berserker to me like leaping into battle and just going crazyPosted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
5/14/2013 11:50:03 AM
Definitely get a high resist shield if you can, with good block chance. I don't know what your budget is like, but if you are lucky you can find a really good stormshield in the 300-500k range (I got a 28% block for 250k a while back). Otherwise, a good sacred shield with AR, Strength, and some vitality will help you out a lot.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
One other item to try and find is a belt with life leech. While your damage isn't quite high enough yet to take full advantage, as you scale your dps that extra life will be great.
You amulet now is good but not great. If you have the resources, try crafting a few more of those. If you get really lucky you might be able to craft an AR, LoH, Life regen amulet. Given your current health pool, maybe try for a high vitality amulet for now until you get some more vitality on gear (will also make switching shields to one without vitality easier)
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