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#1981 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

I remember running WoL (Pillar of the Ancients - although, they changed it recently, no? ) on my first monk and I loved it. But now I am completely addicted to Cyclone because there's just nothing funnier than having shuffling half the foes on the map around. But will keep it in mind if I start having issues. ^^

I also advanced my HC WC to 52: I am planning on getting him through A5 (he just entered Panda-land), unlocking Adventure and then making a crusader/monk and taking him to 70 in HC instead. It's all about the skills and I keep struggling with the WD: the guy has the most amazing look, but I really want to play him as a degen necro and it just takes forever to kill anything. <.<

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

WD has been a load of fun.  I found a Tall Man's Finger a couple weeks ago, and it allowed me to get up to T5/6.  (I paired it with a Uhkapian Serpent for damage mitigation.)  Running around with Rhen'ho Flayer and Fetish Sycophants is pretty OP.  Here's my profile.

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

"As of June 30, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III: Reaper of Souls remained the #1 PC game in dollars in both North America and Europe and, including its expansion and digital sales, Diablo III has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide across all platforms since its release in 2012."

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:23 PM

View PostBaron von Scrufflebutt, on 06 August 2014 - 07:07 PM, said:

"As of June 30, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III: Reaper of Souls remained the #1 PC game in dollars in both North America and Europe and, including its expansion and digital sales, Diablo III has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide across all platforms since its release in 2012."

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

I just picked up Reaper of Souls for the xbox 360 & was disappointed to see they removed the Venom Hydra :(   now its a flame DD hydra...

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:13 PM

Woohoo! Finally!

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:59 AM

Congrats.  Seems to be alot to do post 70 with missions and such.  Been getting plenty of legendary drops & mats for other legendaries.  Unfortunately Destiny comes out next week and D3 will be sleeping :D

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:27 AM

Seasons are like the cheapest way to add content to the game: erase everything and have players start from nothing. And OF COURSE I am now completely addicted to them. :)

The first HC WD:
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The second guy was luckier:
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I also managed to engage Rainbow Goblins a few times:
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I actually don't remember running into these guys before this week. I always thought that Staff of Herding was the only way to get into Pony-land so that was a nice surprise!


Now I am back to grinding paragon levels in SC and I am REALLY enjoying the WD. The passive gameplay of Creeping Death's Haunt/Locust Swarm along with Sycophants is very much how I enjoy my necro and it really brings me back to the necro/mesmer that made me fall in love with GW1. Plus Piranhado is just to die for funny!
Also, it's refreshing to play a game that does progression right: the levelling to 70 is BEYOND fast (some 10 hours if you start from nothing, or cut that in half if you have access to some lvl 60 red gems - throw that into a low weapon, load up T1 adventure mode and you're gaining levels left and right) and the legendaries are really fun. If GW2 is the evolution of horizontal progression, I might just be a vertical progression type of guy! A.Net should definitely take a few pages out of D3's book as to how the game can be improved!

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 10:05 AM

I think the first season is a bit long though. I've gathered more Paragon levels during this first season than during all my regular play since when RoS came out :) I like the changes to 2-handers and have found Barbarian and Monk to be fun to play again in the season.

I wouldn't really call D3 vertical progression either, more like a steep slope :P since you can get Torment 6 (max. difficulty) gear fairly easy, but max stats are very grindy and fully RNG based to acquire, and not really necessary either unless you want to reach those top spots on the leaderboard for Greater Rifts, and even then it's more based on the RNG on enemy composition and map layout...

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 01:13 PM

I just discovered rifts!
I kept collecting the jewel-thingies that grant you access to Rifts, but never entered them it seems. So now I have around 300 jewel-thingies and a ton of firts to enter! :)

I am advancing my gear also: I am still hunting that Quatzquatz-something for the double Haunt/Swarm damage and then I need 2 more pieces for the set that allows your Fetish Army to live until killed instead of the core 20s (or so).


It seems I also still haven't brought a single Barbie to 70, so it's nice to hear that two-handers are more interesting. ^^

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:08 PM

Did you discover Normal or Greater Rifts?

Normal Rifts have been in the game since RoS came out, and they're where I usually gather my legendaries and set items as they have around double the drop rate there compared to regular bounties or campaign play :) You also get a lot more Blood Shards to spend on Kadala for gambling compared to the few that drop from Bounty Caches.

Greater Rifts is a more recent addition, with special trial keys dropping in regular Rifts that allow you to enter Greater Rifts after a small "DPS-check instance" that determines your entry level. You have 15 minutes to complete each level and if you do manage to kill the Rift Guardian on time you get to advance further in the GRift, if not you only get an option to level up one of several Legendary Gems that are an exclusive drop from the GRifts which slot only into Rings and Amulets.

Have you tried hunting for the Keywardens in Act 1-4? they drop special key parts that can be crafted into portal items that open up an über-boss instance in New Tristram which drops items that allow for crafting Hellfire Rings and Amulets, the latter of which is a fairly new addition that holds a random Class Passive skill as one of it's properties.

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

Normal ones actually. :D
I was doing my bounties and gathered around 400+ shards and was amazed at how folks were constantly shopping with Kadala. Then I did the rift and BAM I got like 50 shards and I was like, WHY DIDN'T I KNOW OF THIS SOONER!? :P
I fought the Keywardens a few times, got a few keys, but never enough for the whole key, I think. I just place everything in the storage and play Barbie. Well, Ken. :)

Also, MY KITTEN IS SO HARD RIGHT NOW!
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I have one of those rings that removes the set req by one, so I only needed 3 pieces. Sadly, one of the pieces is the helmet and I want to use Quatzy/the +75% more pet damage one, so I still need to hunt for the ring. Mojo would also be a possibility, but I just saw the one that spawns a zombie mongrel every few seconds and I need that in my life. ^^

D3's legendaries are truly giving me life: by Ytar, this is how you do gear! ^^

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 08:54 PM

Too bad for the low-end stat rolls though :P this is what I meant by the "steep slope" you need to gather dozens of the same pieces in hopes of getting high stat rolls on stuff... at least you can squeeze a bit more out of that piece too by putting bigger (more upgraded) gems on that thing (280 is the max per gem). It's a min-maxers nightmare! If you do get some trial keystones for Greater Rifts, try and run a few of them to get the Legendary Gem that increases Pet Damage as well :P (though they require you to make hard decisions on which stats to re-roll in a ring or an amulet to make room for the gem...)

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:34 PM

Yeah, I ran out of gold as I was upgrading the gems. <.<
The gear did push me to be able to do T2 very comfortably now: the fetishes are just insane beasts. They never die and slaughter everything in sight. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was running around with them. :D It just felt so amazing to get the gear I wanted and the effect was just as amazing as I hoped it would be.

I am also considering if I should start using the followers - I got the enchantress legendary that turns on all her skills, so I guess I could use it. Could be fun, although I never use them. ^^

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:47 AM

What kind of majestic unicorn is the Marauder's set for the DH!??!
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:36 PM

The Marauder set is a trap really, it's the "only" good setup for Daemonhunters wanting to try the higher difficulties atm. :P I don't like the "plant a turret and Tumble behind a wall" playstyle with an extreme glasscannon build that it promotes...

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 12:53 PM

Been toying around with the other classes and it seems I grew bored of the monk and crusader. Something doesn't feel right. I still completely dislike the wizard also: I always had the biggest issue finding a good mana spender and I still can't find one. Plus the reliance on passive buffs (Magic Weapon, Armour, the floating element) means my choices on what to grab are severely limited.

I did make a new Barbie and I am quite enjoying him: it seems like a slightly more unhinged crusader and it tickles my fancy. So now I am levelling up this guy to finally get one to 70 and we'll see how it goes.

DH and WD are still amazing and that is very much in line with my interest in RPGs; I very much approved of GW1's ritualist, necro and ranger, plus the NWN's druid is still one of my favourite guys.

I still need to figure out what I can do with the crusader and monk because if you look back a few pages you can hear me gushing over them and now I kind of don't feel that way anymore. Ah well, that comes after the Barbie. :)

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 05:53 AM

View PostBaron von Scrufflebutt, on 25 October 2014 - 12:53 PM, said:

Been toying around with the other classes and it seems I grew bored of the monk and crusader. Something doesn't feel right. I still completely dislike the wizard also: I always had the biggest issue finding a good mana spender and I still can't find one. Plus the reliance on passive buffs (Magic Weapon, Armour, the floating element) means my choices on what to grab are severely limited.

I did make a new Barbie and I am quite enjoying him: it seems like a slightly more unhinged crusader and it tickles my fancy. So now I am levelling up this guy to finally get one to 70 and we'll see how it goes.

DH and WD are still amazing and that is very much in line with my interest in RPGs; I very much approved of GW1's ritualist, necro and ranger, plus the NWN's druid is still one of my favourite guys.

I still need to figure out what I can do with the crusader and monk because if you look back a few pages you can hear me gushing over them and now I kind of don't feel that way anymore. Ah well, that comes after the Barbie. :)
I think the big thing is you started to have to trade fun skills for efficiency when you get to max level. I would suggest that you bring the difficulty back to T1 or less and just make something fun for your crusader or monk. Make gory bits fly everywhere with exploding palm. Pretend to be an angel as a Crusader and use the falling sword ability. Just do something a little wonky to let loose and rekindle that passion.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:08 AM

View PostCorsair, on 29 October 2014 - 05:53 AM, said:

I think the big thing is you started to have to trade fun skills for efficiency when you get to max level. I would suggest that you bring the difficulty back to T1 or less and just make something fun for your crusader or monk. Make gory bits fly everywhere with exploding palm. Pretend to be an angel as a Crusader and use the falling sword ability. Just do something a little wonky to let loose and rekindle that passion.

I don't think my non-WD/DH guys are even at T1. :P (My WD has the highest damage with around 600k). I always spent time remaking characters, rather than grinding high-end gear and that's the result. ^^

I tried playing more of them and they don't spark my interest anymore. Ah well, I can just grind my WD/DH/Barbie in the meantime and I'll (most likely) fall in love with them again in a few months. ^^

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 12:01 PM

Woohoo!
Got my Barbie to 70!

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 04:06 PM

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How rare is that nowadays? Well, RNG is RNG.. http://www.reddit.co...amaladnis_gift/

Prolly not wasting it on anything yet till I get another.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 06:19 PM

Haven't gotten one of those gifts in the ~200 paragon levels that I've played on the first season, so fairly rare on my end at least :P

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:16 PM

Thanks! It sucks to hear that tho. I'm definitely farming for a great 2H on my monk then.

Damn lucky today during the little time I played. The next epic 2H will be a huge upgrade, and my monk should be T5 efficient. This game doesn't feel like a waste of time. Can't lose while listening to good music & chilling. :)

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:14 AM

I finally felt comfortable enough to switch to T3 and was closing in on 800k damage. Then I decided to take the Rhen'ho, that I had stored in my inventory, out for a spin. I didn't want to use it because I lost around 120k damage by using it: but after playing around with it for a bit, the loss of damage was certainly negated by the massive number of fetishes it produces. Despite being down 100k, things die way faster.

A very enjoyable item!


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Doesn't seem to be THAT rare:
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I also started adding some more damage to my build: had to replace a few legendaries with rares since the rares pushed me up like 20% more damage. Plus, I let Eirena tag along and all of a sudden I was able to do T4 fairly easily. No idea if that is the result of the follower or if my Flayer is really that decent compared to my old weapon!

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Got my hands on the Starmetal and the rate at which fetishes recharge BBV is insane: I used to store BBV for the big fights (even with Grave Injustice), but now I can simply pop it for basically every fight. It mostly recharges faster than Piranhado. (I also rolled it with +vitality, so I said what the heck and tried to re-roll for a socket. Got the socket on the first roll. :D)

I do notice I don't manage to roll with 15 fetishes anymore: the Flayer really helped to generate them. :(


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Started running into some issues: the Flayer was my primary source of healing, so when I replaced it with Starmetal, I started blowing up. Ended up solving the issue by putting my paragon points from Life into HP regen: as I understand Life is much better, but regen just fits my playstyle better for now. I am one of those folks that simply fails to remember to pop that healing potion: I'd just stand and watch my character die. Regen helps a bit there.
I also remembered to craft the Spite mojo and that pushed my damage up by another 10%. ^^
Still hunting for helmets though: Quatzy & the 75% more damage from pets just refuse to drop.


I also toyed around a bit with my ele: threw some necro reject gear on him and then tried to use the frost beam as the guy's primary skill. All of a sudden, the guy does some decent damage with his auto-attack and I gained a passive slot and a skill slot. Still not my favourite guy, but much more playable now. ^^


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I love running into those 3 million treasure Goblins. ^^ Completely and utterly exhilarating trying to get as many of them. ^^ (Got like 350k gold from that rush.)


EDIT 3:
Tried out Blizzard and I have to say I quite like the meta build, even without the items. Plop down Blizzard, Hydra and Black Hole and then run around while things explode. Pushed up the difficulty to T1 and even with necro-reject gear I am doing pretty darn well (I do have that 48% more damage to elites doublehander though). The ele just might not be the worst class ever. ;)

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Posted 06 November 2014 - 10:39 PM

Hey, btw, do you like to play alone? I really like the game but friends quit & randoms don't chat. Can anyone recommend some good guild or community? I have a T4 viable monk. http://eu.battle.net...45/hero/1928844

I don't like math / physics at all, so I'm not trying to min-max.. But yeah, those unique legendaries make the game fun. I also like testing crazy builds. I play for fun (for the loot!!) xD usually some music on. Feel free to add me, anyone:

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 09:51 AM

Added you. ^^
Although to be honest, chatting while playing mostly warps my fragile little mind: so I normally chat before playing or if I pause the game. ^^ but I am more than willing to group up for some T4.

Also, I got into The Vault:
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I was super proud of myself for making like 30 million gold in it, only to read on the wiki that folks made some 500+ million from it. :D

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

Accepted. Congrats, I only saw the Vault on PTR.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:48 PM

Wooboo!
Been a good weekend: got some stuff I wanted (Mask of Jarem & Zunimassa's mojo) and reached 200 paragon! Stone of Jordan is next!

Also got carried by Cut here though a GRift: I had no idea what we were doing, all I know is that everything around us kept exploding! :P




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