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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

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    posted a message on That satisfactory moment when you complete all season journey chapters at once

    Inspired by /u/briansey's post, I decided to do something similar. Since my PC crashed a day before the season an I couldn't fix it in time (plus preferred to watch the World Cup), I missed the season start. So I saved up 3 Challenge Rift caches (which means I didn't have to run any bounties), got a power level to 70, and wanted to push my luck. As I managed to find a spot in a T13 group as "rift closer", I managed to complete the UE set at around 2-3 hours played. The rest was pretty simple: I used a certain Journey Tracker website to keep track of my season journey process while leaving Kulle out, until the end:


    All 3 conquests (3 gems to 65, TX rift in under 2 minutes, GR75 solo) were just pickups along the way. In the end, it took me 8:15. After I got UE everything was solo; but I spent about an hour or so chatting with one of the power levelers in-game, so this is by far not the fastest possible (of course if you get carried the entire way this is probably doable in 2-3 hours or so). Learned some interesting things though - for example, make sure you have 200+ DB and some random legendaries to cube the final 40 items; leave the one bounty until the end, so you can join a random T13 bounty group; when being the rift closer, make sure you maximize toughness+speed so you can pick up DBs+items in the rift; and probably more that I forgot now (not sure if anyone's interested).

    Doing this entirely solo would've probably taken about 15 hours: 3-4 hours for getting to 70 (I'm not good at leveling solo, especially DH), then 2-3 hours getting the full 6 piece, and then an hour more because I would've missed out on the ~10-15 rift keys I got as T13 closer.

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    posted a message on Changing Forum Username?

    @Kikaha: I issued you a nickname change credit. Log out and back in and change the name to something else, then the name is free for your other account to claim.

    @user_616753: You now have a nickname change credit as well - same thing, just log out and back in again and you can change your name.

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Thanks, apophiz!

    Tracker is updated now for S14, all that's missing are the boss names. Hopefully I'll get them before the season start, otherwise I'll update them as soon as I'm done with Guardian.

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    I plan on updating it, yes - but I have to wait until Blizzard send me the info. I've already contacted Nevalistis but haven't heard back from her yet, and last season I didn't receive the info in time, so there's a chance it won't be up before the opening weekend (at least the boss names). We'll see, I'm waiting for the S14 blog post which at least will give us the conquests and Chapter 4 reward.

    I've added a countdown and placeholders and so on, so at least that's there.

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    posted a message on Diablo 3, an underrated ARPG.

    I think if you're just looking for a casual game in which you can randomly slay some demons and get some loot, without having to delve too much into theorycrafting, numbercrunching, or "making the right choice", Diablo 3 is an amazing game - especially the first 10-100 hours (depending on how fast/slow you are, and basically the slower you are because you take your time the better your experience will be).

    Once you've experienced it all and you hit the ceiling and all there is is farming higher numbers (increasing paragon and gem levels for higher GR numbers) the game becomes stale. It reminds me of Torchlight 1 (just when it came out) - the first 15 hours were some of the most amazing experience I've ever had in any game ever. So. Much. Fun. But then there was nothing new, the itemization and game design just "stopped" after a certain level (I think it was 60), and the game become boring almost instantly.

    Yeah, this game is definitely underappreciated. I mean, if this game was shit I wouldn't have 4k hours played.

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    posted a message on UE MS build hit wall at GR93

    I think if you don't stutter step and/or do the other crazy things Wudijo and other top DHs do, GR93 with your gear/paragon is quite a good result already. To go higher you'll need to either simply become more powerful (higher gems by doing some group GRs, though it's difficult to find a spot as a DH; more paragon, better gear) or "step up your gameplay" which includes stuff like stutter stepping.

    What do you reckon is your biggest limitation, damage or survivability? What caught my eye is the fact that you have incredibly low HP (less than 500k) due to the fact that you have almost no vitality on the pieces where it could be an option (e.g., shoulders, hands, offhand). Sometimes just becoming a bit more tanky allows for more time to shoot because you have to vault less often. Also makes sure your discipline always is super maxed out. I also don't like stutter stepping, and I found it good to always go a bit more defensive (sometimes even by switching one item to a defensive choice, such as Esoteric, though with that setup of course 99 isn't an option - but I haven't tried to really "push" with UE).

    Maybe someone else will provide some insights, it's been some time since I played myself. But you made me consider going back and trying what I can achieve as well... just waiting for the post-season "gear merge" ;)

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    posted a message on My DEATHWISH is not updated

    You need to get a new one - old items don't get updated retroactively (only set items/bonuses, and sometimes legendaries but only in rare exceptions and Deathwish isn't one of them).

    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on EU Challenge 36 impossible?

    "Being neglected"? This is the 36th challenge rift and the first one where the chosen clear is really one of the top clears. This was a request by the community for a long time ("make challenge rifts really challenging"). I think realizing an idea brought forward by the community is the opposite of "neglecting". But that's just me :)

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