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Orbert

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Account Atrophy
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:26:04 AM »
I usually play on Americas, but when it's down for maintenance on a Tuesday morning and I need my Diablo fix, I'll play on Europe instead.  Then I'll kinda get hooked on the new character I've started and play that one up to Level 70 and beyond.

One day long ago, I couldn't get to Americas or Europe for whatever reason, so I tried the Asia server.  Well, it's a server alright, with lots of empty character slots.  So I started a few characters, but haven't really played them in a while.  I decided to check on them the other day for some reason, and it was very weird.  I expected to be told all about the New Season that has started (since I haven't been on in like a year) but instead it went to the Character Selection screen.  I have two characters, so I picked my Level 70 female Crusader, Stacia.  She was currently set to Campaign, at Normal Difficulty.  That didn't sound right, but whatever, maybe I was trying something last time I played her.  I went to switch to Adventure Mode, and found it locked.



Weird.  I was pretty sure I'd run at least a few Rifts with her, but maybe not.  It's been a while.  So I started playing the Campaign at Torment I, and it was kinda fun.  Haven't played through the story line in a long time.  At some point, I decided to check her equipment, maybe enchant a few things, and I couldn't because I didn't have any Forgotten Souls.  Okay, now this is getting weird.  I checked and saw this:



Wow, that's the emptiest I've seen the Crafting Materials list in like, ever.  And this is after playing for a while, so I think I started with none.  But also notice, she's got Greater Rift keystones!  She's run Rifts before, which means she's played Adventure Mode.  The game seems to have "forgotten" all that.

But she and her trusty Templar, Kormac worked through the Cathedral and... wait... who's that guy they have?  The "Warrior"?  Yeah.  So we rescued him, and at that point she had both a Templar and the Warrior.



Very weird.  And later, after finding his stuff, he introduces himself, becomes the Templar... and now she has two Templars!



I don't remember the last time I've played through the Campaign, but I'm pretty sure you don't start with the Follower of your choice.  Maybe you do, but then you run into wacky scenes like this.  But I don't think I've ever played through the Campaign after playing Adventure Mode with a character, so maybe this is normal.  Seems pretty effed up to me.

Oh yeah, I didn't document it, but my Stash was all empty, too (:() except for one gem of each color.  One Ruby, one Diamond, etc., all "normal" quality.  That was the first thing I checked, and I didn't think much of it except that wow, I didn't have much stuff.  Now I'm sure I did, but it all evaporated over time.

Not sure how interesting this is to anyone (my threads don't seem to get much following) but I thought it was bizarre enough to share.

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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 11:04:12 AM »
No ones threads get much following.  Nothing personal.  ;)

Doesn't sound good.

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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 11:56:29 AM »
Yeah, I guess that's why I'm trying to start up discussions on pretty much anything I can think of.  I know traffic has fallen off quite a bit lately, and we never had a lot to begin with, but I'm doing what I can to try to keep things alive.

At the very least, I still like playing the game and chit-chatting about it, but to me there's more than just "I got my <character> to level <something>" which seems to be all anyone wants to talk about.  I mean, that's great, but I miss talking about the game.  I'm still finding new and weird stuff about the game, and have no one to talk about it with.  :-[

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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 01:28:47 PM »
i have seen the situation where you have two templars before (one hired, one via the campaign). there's that short stretch between when kormac finds his gear and when he gives you the option of hiring him. after that, you should be back to one. i'd expect you can do the same thing later on with the scoundrel and the enchantress. speaking of which, i finally saw "suicide squad" the other day (the villain is Enchantress). eessh, that was bad.

don't know what to make of your asia server stash weirdness.
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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 03:55:10 PM »
I get confused about what carries over from Campaign into Adventure modes, and vice versa.  I'm pretty sure I've never played through the campaign again after finishing it once.  It's always Adventure Time from there.  I mean, the story is okay, but it's not that compelling.

I think the stash reset to some kind of default state for people who haven't played in a long time.  I copped a few Achievements, and saw that it'd been over a year since my last ones prior to the other day, so maybe after a year, rather than deleting the account, your stuff just starts disappearing.  All the stash tab icons were back to the default thing (I always change them, so I know what's what), and having exactly one of each "normal" colored gem, and nothing else, seems oddly specific.

Oh well.  Haven't played a 'Sader in a while, so it's kinda cool just playing her for a change.

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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 04:12:36 PM »
That is weird.

One thing that has got my goat a bit is when you've only ever played seasonal (my EU account) then you try to sort your stats in non-seasonal or take a non-seasonal toon for a run after the season ends and you're not allowed into Adventure because you have to have completed Campaign in non-season to access Adventure.

And I think I might have inadvertently answered your question...

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Re: Account Atrophy
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 04:21:11 PM »
Ah, that's probably it.  That's also kinda dumb.  :P