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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2017, 01:53:00 PM »
So with the objective complete, I thought I'd take a chance a roll some higher GRs. My highest HC GR level was 75 and I could open up to a 77. So I tried that and completed it in about 9:00 minutes. My Awareness did trigger very early in the rift, but I still felt comfortable so I eased up a bit, didn't take quite so many chances and soon it had reset and I snipped through the rest. I could then open up a 79 which I did and found the going much tougher nearly right away. Again, Awareness triggered early to mid rift, so I backed off a bit, reset and completed it in about 12:00.

Clearly, GRs are the bane of HC because there is always one level to try and get. So I have to ask what to do next with this char. Keep in mind that I firmly believe that any HC character you play regularly will eventually die.

1. Retire her before she dies - simply don't play her anymore;
2. Keep her in the stable and dust her off from time to time to stretch her legs - not enough play to likely die;
3. Use her as a reliable T13 farming char to build crafting mats and other DH class specific gear - don't worry if she dies;
4. Keep pushing - see how high a GR can be completed before she dies
5. Slow and Steady - Run another 100 GR75s safely and utilize the gem upgrades to CD 8-10 lvl 75 leg gems. Total new Dex = 4250. With that much Dex and potential gear upgrades from the 100 runs, it might push into the mid 80s. But I get tired just writing '100 GR75s'.

Of course I could just go back to SC for a while and work on something there as well. The Wizard really seems to be lighting it these days.

heh. i usually plan to do #5 and then end up doing #4 out of boredom, if i don't die in a moment of slop or d/c. #1 shouldn't be an option.
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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2017, 02:11:40 PM »
Ya, number one is unlikely. I did 6 augments so I need to get some gems leveled again. That would be good work and I'll continue to use her to farm items and paragon for a while.

GR 80 had been sitting out there daring me to try it and so I did this morning. I made some changes to reduce toughness but increase damage. I know for HC it sounds counter intuitive but the faster your char kills, the less damage it takes standing in there. It worked and I cleaned up a pretty average rift in good enough time to bump me to 109 on the Leaderboard.

No rush to try an 81. 

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2017, 05:08:23 PM »
Awesome CK!!

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« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2017, 09:43:08 AM »
Nice progress Cluck!  A hardcore GR80 is quite an accomplishment.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #79 on: June 10, 2017, 05:46:47 PM »
I was playing non-seasonal HC when fnarkl talked me into a few high GRS. We're both running Shadow DHs although I hadn't actually been playing my US Shadow DH since equipping all the gear I had in my stash. Anyway, fnarkl reconned we start at GR75 and I didn't empower not stature Hethersett we'd finish - anyway, we did it in 9 minutes worth no deaths! Next cranked it up to 77 and although I died 3 times I think we cleared in a similar time. My ancient Karlei is mediocre but I'm amazed at the strength without augments. I've never had a toon that could do GR75 with ease...

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #80 on: June 18, 2017, 05:57:48 PM »
I've been playing my non-Seasonal HC DH a bit recently. I had found a really good Ancient Karlei (3k+ damage, but unfortunately only 10 Hatred return) some time back, but was missing Elusive Ring and Compass Rose - both of which I was able to find last week. I switched to Shadow from UE and was able to do up to GR53 with ease. I've got my eye on the solo DH leaderboard (need GR63 I think), but want to take it slowly to make sure I'm ready...

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #81 on: June 19, 2017, 10:18:29 AM »
I lost my HC Shadow DH to an error 1016, as I suspected I would at some point. This was my 3rd disconnect with this char, the other 2 occurred in town. But what a great char for HC. You'll have fun Matt with that 3k Karlei.

I'm pretty sure I could have pushed a few more GRs beyond what she managed, but we will never know. I did have a second set of everything - it's the only way to play HC, IMO, so I popped a new DH to 70 and outfitted her. I did a few T13 rifts with her but was very nervous of another 1016 so haven't taken her out in a week or so.


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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2017, 04:36:30 PM »
I lost my HC Shadow DH to an error 1016, as I suspected I would at some point. This was my 3rd disconnect with this char, the other 2 occurred in town. But what a great char for HC. You'll have fun Matt with that 3k Karlei.

I'm pretty sure I could have pushed a few more GRs beyond what she managed, but we will never know. I did have a second set of everything - it's the only way to play HC, IMO, so I popped a new DH to 70 and outfitted her. I did a few T13 rifts with her but was very nervous of another 1016 so haven't taken her out in a week or so.

Hard luck Cluck.

I have a level 25 Gem of Ease and loads of duplicate gear waiting for the inevitable death. Unfortunately I only have 1 Compass Rose and 1 Travellers Pledge. But hopefully I can make the leader boards before she dies.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #83 on: June 19, 2017, 11:42:49 PM »
Completely off-topic, but this guys profile: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/mrspank-1740/hero/70190064

So, I vaguely recall a few of those items from D1 and I know that there are some 'unique' blue items (or used to be) - are these items basically Easter Eggs? And are they pre-RoS? I havent seen them yet...

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2017, 01:52:37 AM »
They dropped in the D1 anniversary event back in January, although they didn't drop with the same stats as in the original game. I kept at least one of all of them too.

I do wonder what knowledge there is in Blizzard about D1, so much time has passed that even if they still have a few staff from the 90s do they have many people who remember the game as hard-core players? Based on Act I of D3 and the anniversary event they must have played through the game a few times, and they presumably have extensive documentation and access to the original files (e.g. artwork for those items). But things like the KSoH, GPotW and Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac (in main D3, which I was very disappointed in the changed stats for) were just regular blue items and probably not immediately obviously the most desirable unless you remember the game. Maybe they used Jarulf's Guide?
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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #85 on: June 20, 2017, 07:27:51 AM »
I lost my HC Shadow DH to an error 1016, as I suspected I would at some point. This was my 3rd disconnect with this char, the other 2 occurred in town. But what a great char for HC. You'll have fun Matt with that 3k Karlei.

I'm pretty sure I could have pushed a few more GRs beyond what she managed, but we will never know. I did have a second set of everything - it's the only way to play HC, IMO, so I popped a new DH to 70 and outfitted her. I did a few T13 rifts with her but was very nervous of another 1016 so haven't taken her out in a week or so.


RIP Cluck's DH.  It's sure tough to lose a HC character that way.  Dying to a disconnect through no fault of your own is so frustrating. 

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2017, 08:17:45 AM »
They dropped in the D1 anniversary event back in January, although they didn't drop with the same stats as in the original game. I kept at least one of all of them too.

I do wonder what knowledge there is in Blizzard about D1, so much time has passed that even if they still have a few staff from the 90s do they have many people who remember the game as hard-core players? Based on Act I of D3 and the anniversary event they must have played through the game a few times, and they presumably have extensive documentation and access to the original files (e.g. artwork for those items). But things like the KSoH, GPotW and Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac (in main D3, which I was very disappointed in the changed stats for) were just regular blue items and probably not immediately obviously the most desirable unless you remember the game. Maybe they used Jarulf's Guide?

I like the name-dropping aspect of it.  It's fun to see Godly Plate of the Whale and remember how it used to be the best you could get.  Veil of Steel was a unique, so in a way it's a "downgrade" for it just to be blue now, but it's still cool to see.  Original Diablo was my first PC game, then D2, and D3 is still basically the only game I ever play.  If Blizzard wants to throw stuff like this into the game just for fun and old-times' sake, I think that's pretty cool.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #87 on: June 28, 2017, 07:32:05 PM »
After season 10 finished I decided to work a bit on my achievement score. So I sped my WD through the campaign, then started looking for the few books I hadn't read, down to two in Act V now. The next easiest target was events in coop games, there are a lot in Act V (again) that I haven't done. So joined public bounty games and ran round the areas I needed hoping noone would see me not contributing... didn't have much luck there though, the events I needed weren't spawning.

To be fair, once I'd uncovered all the maps I went on and did the rest of the bounties (gotta get the bounties achievement too!), and the chicken doc moves so fast I could still do most of my share. So I've built up a good supply of materials and because it uses boon/goldwrap/avarice I now have over 2,000,000,000 gold 8)
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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2017, 09:47:57 PM »
gaa lost post.  Anyway gg, some events are super rare.  i suggest solo runs of the areas, only when it does pop, invite friends or randoms to get it

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
I finished the "Savior" achievement over the weekend, and then started a new monk to tackle the "Come to Heal" achievement.  Played a lot of public low GR games yesterday and was able to get over halfway done with it.  I hope to finish it sometime this week.  That is the last achievement I need!