I thoroughly enjoy the fact that not only the published article gives no credit to krippi, but the screenshot provided is cropped to make it appear he was solo. This is terrible publishing by this site and they really should be ashamed. There were about 10-15 people feeding him gear and constantly running goblins for him.
They seriously need to get someone to get off their butt and spend a couple of seconds to put Krippi in the articles title. For a site to be called diablofans and not properly mention what krippi did except for a small little disclaimer like thing at the bottom with Kripp/Krippi duo is just stupid -__-.
Kripparian did nothing but exploit the content as hard as he could to avoid as much as possible... doing things like having a wiz TP then drag mobs far away from where the wiz was, have the wiz take his tp, then run to town via instance entrance... then take the wiz banner in town hence skipping the mobs. THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED IF BLIZZ WOULD HAVE MADE THIS MORE LIKE THE SEALS IN D2.
I am not mad or hating, I just find it fucking amazing so many people are on this dudes cock for being such a b.s. artist.
half the post don't even know anything about hardcore. Let's look at some fact easy proven.
1 - RMAH doesn't exist in hardcore, so saying that he bought the gear is stupid.
2 - He was not fed gear, the gear he gave himself back or was given. Was the same he farmed for 2 weeks straight with his buddies.
3 - The 20 millions gold is the same as kungen. Hardcore gear goes for 3 millions for a decent piece, you would know that if you played hardcore at least once. In those 2 weeks, we watched his gold go up.
4 - When you die in hardcore, you keep the gear and gold in your stash. He had back up gear for his alts he leveled.
In fact, most of you never watched his stream, but you are so stubborn to believe, there's no way to do this legit. You came up with a list of bull.
The one thing he is guilty off was releveling his second barb by redoing the zul quest. He leveled the third one legit. But hey it's okay that you guys did it, but not him.
So, the game is doable without a single death.... Why is it being nerfed again?
Ya, because having an entire guild of people feeding you gear to the point that it trivializes the game is what everyone is doing, right?
Because one group of people is a sufficient sample in order to dictate/justify the balance of an entire game, played by millions of people across the planet, right?
By that logic the next time a guild in WoW manages to full clear an entire expansion in like a week, be sure to make said content exponentially more difficult in a hotfix. Despite the fact that 99% of the players won't even see it for months. See where I am going with this?
His gear was pretty mediocre, FAR FAR away from being perfect.
They said they gonna make Normal easy for those casuals who can't make decent progress coz of lack of time or skill. Inferno Diablo was killed in a wekk on SC, in 5 weeks on HC - that's when they claimed before release it would take ~2months.
Long story short - end-game content is supposed to be hard and long-term, and there's absolutely no need to make it easier now for the sake of all the casuals with self-esteem problems to make Inferno beatable by everyone.
from what i heard on his stream, it wasnt technically a legit kill, atleast not by my definition of it or not by the definition of hardcore, bcoz from what he said they actually did die, but would buy gear from the ah for their lvl 60s and then use the other character's checkpoints(krip dying then using krippi's check points etc.), so that they wouldnt have to start from act 1 which is what i would call an exploit and it goes against the whole point of not dying in hardcore when they actually do start from act 1 and go all the way through 4 without dying then i would call it a legit kill, this wasnt from what was said in the stream. it is a playthrough by killing all the bosses, just not on the same character.
Congratulations to both Kripparian and Krippi, both deserve credit and its amazing that they killed it pre-nerf. It shows that they really are dedicated to this game. I was watching the video last night and it was great to also see Athene congratulating both of them and having good conversation. Well guys, on to them gaimez!