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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 13
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:17:44 PM »
The Shadow DH looks like a good bet I'd think.

I am going to stick to nonseason SC though.   :) 

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:31:34 AM »
Is this something happens from time to time?  I have never seen so many goblins at once and the amount of boss packs was off the charts.  It felt like a bug, or some weird event.

Yes, it is a feature of NRs.  It is full of fun and chaos to get a gob pack.
I have found as many as 3 different packs on a Dalghur Oasis type map
before.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: February 10, 2018, 07:50:03 AM »
So I just did a rift that was insane.  It had about 10 bosses and about 20 goblins.  T6, and I had just moved up to that level so handling all that was a bit beyond my character.  I died about 6 times before I cleared the level.

So the questions is...WTF.

If you hit the Escape key, you have the option to lower the difficulty
in game for future reference.  This works provided a GR isn't open.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:55:52 PM »
Congratulations, Ray!

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
Congratulations, Hurty.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: January 22, 2018, 10:16:09 AM »
Not sure when season 12 is going to end.  But I decided that I need to get my original character up to snuff before that does happen.  My original character is a monk (as I am sure you all remember) and was sitting at level 60 with 37 paragon levels.  The idea of the season ending and seeing 600 paragon levels drop on her didn't sit right with me.  So I dusted her off and proceeded to finish the game and double down on her paragon levels.  I am focusing on Sweeping Wind which was one of her main skills originally.  I cubed Vengeful Wind fist which gives her 7 additional stacks for Sweeping Wind.  Then I gambled an ancient Kyoshiro's Soul, which basically keeps Sweeping Wind permanently on 10 stacks without having to do anything.  I have a ton more upgrades to do and I am already smashing through T3 with around 80 paragon levels.

I am a bit torn about how easy it is to get a character moving in the game.  Playing a monk?  Monk gear starts popping up all over the place.  On the one hand the game is pretty fun, but is it too easy?

It's not too easy if your goal is higher GRs.  They increase in difficulty by 17% with each tier.
No group has done over 144 in the world.  I believe them to be capped at tier 150.  They are
a challenge to push whether in solo or group.

As for gearing, getting every item with the rolls you want is exceedingly time consuming.  Those
ancients may pop up, but getting the rolls that you need still involves the Diablo grind of every Diablo
game to date.  Despite all of my hours on barb and Doc, I still find lots of pieces need work!

Paragon may scale forever, but the levels slow down unless you push higher GRs.  Leveling gems
requires the same pathway and similar dedication once you reach a wall and are leveling gems
at a 1% chance.  It is a Diablo game with all of the Diablo grind's trappings.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« on: January 17, 2018, 06:49:00 AM »
Well done, mn4nu.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:52:02 PM »
Congrats to SideShowBob on passing 3000 paragons in non-season!  That's a huge number!

Thanks! 

Congrats also to Cluck for passing 1,800! 

Strawberry is closing in on 2K as well (with 15 to go).

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« on: January 04, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
So I started a new hard core monk to do this.  I went to Old Tristram and before I got to the portal I had to kill a monster, and that popped me to level 2.  I wonder if I will get the achievement dealing with killing Diablo with a new character?

I got down to level 9 or so, before I had to stop.  Will the portal still be open when I return to the game?

I believe you need to do it from level 1 in a single game pass through to get the achievement.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:21:07 AM »
Last weekend, I passed 2,800 paragon and am rolling along at 2,839 paragon
now.  It has been a good week for progress in 4-player GRs and with
my gems.  I hit a 2% upgrade and two 1% upgrades on gems
on Tuesday moving my BotT to rank 126 and my Taeguk to rank
124 in the process.  My Doc is definitely feeling stronger and was
able to clear a 4-player GR 122 as the designated trash DPS.  I was
able to gem my Stricken and Enforcer up to rank 123 with this rift.
I am really enjoying the high level group play.

Rumors are swirling about Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 releases in 2019
or 2020 after a financial evaluation for Activision-Blizzard was made public.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Anyone multibox D3?
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:09:52 AM »
One mouse controls multiple characters simultaneously?  So all characters move, attack, open chests, etc., in unison?  I still don't see how that would work.

I have watched it on twitch before.  They all run the same class and build typically.  As I understand it,
one runs multiple instances of D3 under Windows and the input comes from the same source.  The player
has to switch between characters to scoop up items.  It looked like a fair amount of juggling and it has
been a long time since I have seen anyone stream multiboxing.

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Diablo 3 / Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:06:01 AM »
Well done, Cluck!

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PCs / Re: Favorite Anti-virus Software?
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:34:40 PM »
Thanks to all for the thoughtful responses.  He's up and running!

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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 12
« on: December 01, 2017, 07:26:07 PM »
MP is a fun way to get established quickly. Glad you had a fun time.

To add to what Bob said, a large number of legendarys are useless. I know this because my stash is full of items I'll likely never use...Having said that however, how you gear in D3 has changed a lot since release. In the beginning you had to grind like crazy to find gear. Then Blizz released the 'auction house' and it was a good way to get the items you needed but a lot of idiots - like me - spent more time on the auction house than actually playing the game. Blizz recognized this and ended the auction house. Now, I think it's fairly common knowledge that crafting items is the quickest way to get the basic items for a build.

The Horadric cube has several helpful recipes. One is 'upgrade a rare of any type to a legendary'. Very helpful and relatively cheap. You only need death breaths, arcane dust, veiled crystals and the white mat. So keep picking up stuff and salvaging at the blacksmith and these are accumulated fairly quickly. You can also change a set piece into another piece of the same set and you can change all attributes on a legendary by rerolling it in the cube.

You can also change a single attribute on any item by visiting Myriam. You can use a ton of forgotten souls here to get the exact attribute you want.

So crafting mats are really quite valuable these days. They can really move your game along and help you try out different builds in reasonable amounts of time.

Rule of thumb on what to keep: if it's not a set and not ancient, put it in the cube. If you already have one in the cube, salvage it.

Good info...someone should sticky that shit.

I finished my switch over to Akkhan set.  Holy crap is it a smoother ride.  Just did a T60 solo, so I will be moving up to T13 now.  At this point I assume that it becomes more of a grind to improve on the gear?

For the record I am running a blessed shield build.  Pretty fun.  Much easier to manage than Hammers.

So I guess I have to complete some challenges.  Any pointers there?

Oh and I got a consumable drop that adds a socket to a weapon.  I am hopping that it adds a sockets instead of swapping on attribute for a socket?  In which case I should wait to use on some end game piece?

Yes, it adds a socket and leaves your attributes alone (up to 1 socket per weapon is a maximum).
Use your Ramaladni's gift on a decent ancient for the build you want to run.  For set dungeons/challenges
youtube has plenty of videos.  For conquests, try 3 gems to rank 65 and get a DH to run you through the Cursed
Peat event in Act 5 to complete what you need for the Conqueror events and the tab.

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PCs / Favorite Anti-virus Software?
« on: November 30, 2017, 04:19:16 PM »
Hi, guys.  We took the plunge and bought our oldest a gaming laptop
for fun, and in the near future, college.  As a Mac family for the past
20+ years, our knowledge of PC anti-virus software is behind the times
undoubtedly.  What do you use and recommend using?  Some feedback
will be appreciated.

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