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Timinator

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #105 on: July 13, 2017, 08:03:02 PM »
He does like to troll doesn't he :P

Although in saying that, D3 achievements could be a lot better, they are in game only, not visible out of game.  EG WoW achieves can be viewed by APIs out of game.  Also being only in the Blizz ecosystem limits them.  You can take a screeny, or look in game and thats it.  From an achievement hunting side its poorly thought out.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #106 on: July 14, 2017, 10:42:48 PM »
Double XP this weekend, if you're into that sort of thing. Had fun running some GR 75s with Hurtlocker and mn4nu and Bob and got a few paragon levels as well!

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2017, 09:15:37 AM »
For any of you who are into hunting goblins, the new hot spot is the upper realm of cursed fate in Act 4.  I saw someone post about it in one of the rainbow goblin hunt chats and decided to try it out.  I ran it a bunch of times yesterday and it did not disappoint.  I found goblins much more frequently than any zone I've ever been in.  Sometimes there are even 2 goblins in the zone.  Plus, it is a very small zone which makes the run quick.

Go to the waypoint for the upper realm of cursed fate and explore the entire zone called the "Labyrinth".  Do not bother to go into the next fractured area that is a tidal cave zone.  Just stay in the Labyrinth and explore the whole thing, then leave the game and start a new one.  I found at least 5 or 6 RBGs yesterday.  Still no cosmic wings though.  This is the only zone I will run from now on.  Hopefully it doesn't get nerfed.  It sort of reminds me of doing Mephisto runs in d2, short and sweet.

EDIT:
Here's a good video about it.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 09:40:20 AM by mn4nu »

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2017, 02:55:41 PM »
Mn4nu is totally correct, I'm getting goblins almost 75% of the time in that zone

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2017, 03:51:50 PM »
On EU I managed to complete the campaign out of season, so those characters will have access to adventure mode .. all 3 of them ;)

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2017, 05:00:37 PM »
I've gotten 4 menagerist goblins in the act IV goblin zone in two days. That's about how many
I got in the six months before. With about 3-4 elite packs in that small area, I also zoomed up
over 500 DB's in those same two days.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »
It almost seems intentional.  They've cooked up these new areas, and it makes sense that they'd want people to play them, so they give some extra incentive to check out the new areas.  Of course, it takes less than a day to identify the "hot spots" but in the meantime people have checked out the new areas.  I know that when I was coding MUDs, what I wanted most was for people to check out what I'd coded up.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2017, 09:33:05 PM »
I've gotten 4 menagerist goblins in the act IV goblin zone in two days. That's about how many
I got in the six months before. With about 3-4 elite packs in that small area, I also zoomed up
over 500 DB's in those same two days.
That's a pretty good haul.  Once you get all the menagerist pets you will curse the menagerist.  They have about the same spawn rate as rainbows.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2017, 08:41:37 AM »
"That's a pretty good haul.  Once you get all the menagerist pets you will curse the menagerist.  They have about the same spawn rate as rainbows."
and zero rainbow goblins  :)

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #114 on: July 20, 2017, 02:08:53 PM »
Got my Lady Necromancer up to running T13 pretty comfortably, GRift 60 or so.  I think I hit 61 last night.

I've looked at the guide for the "best" build, still don't like it.  I might try a solo Necro someday, but I like having my skeleton warriors and golem around.  To me, that's most of the fun of a Necro, and she's in there mixing it up with the scythe, too.  I saw that there's a build guide for skellies; I might look at it sometime.  In the meantime, just having fun.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #115 on: August 12, 2017, 07:22:49 AM »
We have been working at playing 3xDPS for 90s rifts with 2xTrag's necros + Shadow DH.
Last night, we managed to complete a GR 96 this way.  I think with a good build
to take down some trash mobs (UE or LoN Doc?) that we might be able to go further
in 4-player without zDPS.  Cluck is now contemplating setting up and running a Trag's
necro, so that we'd be running with 3 of them. 

For solo, I passed a landmark with a successful solo GR 95 yesterday afternoon (1st ever after
6 tries on Necro, and oh, so many on barb).  Later in the evening, I went for a solo GR 97 and
completed it on my second try.  I am enjoying the Trag's necro play immensely.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #116 on: August 12, 2017, 11:06:31 AM »
I'll run my UE DH with you guys :) I just need to get my new PC working...having issues connecting to the Internet at the moment... :(

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #117 on: August 12, 2017, 04:56:20 PM »
Ok, Ray.  Cluck will be back on in a few days too.  We'll have
to give it a go!

I was able to push to GR 99 solo on Trag's necro today!

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2017, 07:29:42 PM »
I solved my connection issues, and have D3 loading again. I'm pumped with how fast this new computer is going to be!

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #119 on: August 13, 2017, 05:45:04 AM »
I was able to push to GR 99 solo on Trag's necro today!

HGG SSB