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Title: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 07, 2017, 04:55:25 AM
I've only managed an hour or 2 so far this season, but have focused on EU where I managed to get a boost to level 70. I haven't yet managed to complete any chapters of the season journey, but will get there.

Playing a DH and planning to try out the improved Marauder and Shadow sets.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: nanenj on April 07, 2017, 07:53:00 AM
Due to ... things.

I haven't much started.  I installed it, almost opened it up, and then went. . . . . .


I think I spent about 30 minutes staring at the character creation screen.  I still sort of feel like I want to do take a crack at it, but, reached decision paralysis at trying to figure out what class to make.   Even after that, I'm not certain I want to spend another 3 weekends grinding on my own _-_;

I'm sure I'll figure it out sometime, or this season will pass me by :P
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on April 07, 2017, 08:36:23 AM
I am getting close to 300 paragon, so I've had a good amount of time in, not overwhelming though.  I like playing a witch doctor.  They are just so fun.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: syn on April 10, 2017, 02:48:03 PM
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Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 11, 2017, 04:13:04 PM
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Yeah, I hit login and authentication issues yesterday morning, but managed to get on a bit last night.

Still just pushing on with public rifts for DBs and trying to craft a Dawn as that'll make the biggest difference for my toon right now. Although I did find both Yangs and a DML off a GR so I might try the Marauder Multishot variant.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: hurtlocker on April 12, 2017, 12:25:17 PM
Is it just me or is the new armory fairly useless? I thought (hoped) that it would actually store the gear getting it out of
your stash, but no, it just remembers the build. I change builds so infrequently that this "feature" is pointless to me.
I would really like to see a pet that would pick up what you designate it to pick up, like DB's instead of gold, that would be
cool.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on April 12, 2017, 02:47:20 PM
Blizz must have REALLY buffed the damage done by those lightning tower things in the Pandemonium Fortress maps.  I noticed it a few times in the last week.  It can be deadly, like 1 shot deadly, so be careful hardcore players.  I actually look out for these things now.

It sort of reminds me how Burning Souls in D2 got an enormous damage buff in patch 1.10 back in the day.  Well, maybe it's not that bad, but it's pretty noticeable.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: syn on April 12, 2017, 04:05:50 PM
Is it just me or is the new armory fairly useless? I thought (hoped) that it would actually store the gear getting it out of
your stash, but no, it just remembers the build. I change builds so infrequently that this "feature" is pointless to me.
I would really like to see a pet that would pick up what you designate it to pick up, like DB's instead of gold, that would be
cool.

my initial reaction was "meh" but it's actually really nice if you're changing sets/builds with any frequency. getting that gear out of the stash would be even better, but what it currently does is pretty nice.

Blizz must have REALLY buffed the damage done by those lightning tower things in the Pandemonium Fortress maps.  I noticed it a few times in the last week.  It can be deadly, like 1 shot deadly, so be careful hardcore players.  I actually look out for these things now.

It sort of reminds me how Burning Souls in D2 got an enormous damage buff in patch 1.10 back in the day.  Well, maybe it's not that bad, but it's pretty noticeable.

yikes. thanks for the warning.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 12, 2017, 06:58:01 PM
I'm continuing to press on with my progress on EU. I'm still missing quite a lot of gear, but managing to do low 40s GR and public T6/7 games.

I need to have another go at bounties since I'm out of the crafting Mats for extracting legendary powers now and none of the powers I've extracted are BiS cube items...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: SideSBob on April 14, 2017, 06:58:12 AM
Strawberry is close to finishing Conqueror, but we still need another go at Boss
Mode at some point.  We tried last Friday, but have been playing very little this
week while having company over.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on April 14, 2017, 10:41:18 AM
Was able to clear a GR 69 with the witch doctor, but it is tough sledding now.  I won't be able to do much more than 70 without some upgrades.  I am thinking of eventually switching over to a Jade Harvester build just to play something I haven't done in a long time.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 14, 2017, 01:36:16 PM
I should be able to go home today, then with time back to chapter 5.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Orbert on April 14, 2017, 02:38:06 PM
I mentioned hating Class Dungeons and someone mentioned that the Invoker (Crusader Thorns) one was pretty easy.  I haven't done a Crusader in a while, so I Rebirthed Michelle and off she went.  The Haedrig's Gift set is Akkhan's Whatever, but I've collected four pieces of Invoker so far.  Meanwhile, she's up to 130 or so Paragon Points and runs T6, GRift 27.  She could probably go much higher if I were any good at this build.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 16, 2017, 03:32:24 AM
I managed to find a Dawn at last, so expect thats going to be a big help. I've also switched to UE because I wasn't feeling Marauder and haven't completed the shadow set yet. Still missing the recommended jewellry for any of the builds but a Restraint will make my UE stronger. Still need both the Endless Walk pieces before I can fully rock Shadow.

Up to GR~50 now and that was pre-Dawn.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 16, 2017, 05:46:11 AM
Ugh. Wanted to log in and play but there's a 5+ hour queue just to log in...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on April 16, 2017, 09:27:29 AM
Finally was able to complete a GR70 to unlock primals.  Switching out Bane of the Powerful for Bane of the Stricken did the trick.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 16, 2017, 03:22:13 PM
Finally was able to complete a GR70 to unlock primals.  Switching out Bane of the Powerful for Bane of the Stricken did the trick.

GG.  I've always wondered at what level it's best to switch.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 19, 2017, 04:07:34 PM
Started a character on US last night as Tim and I had agreed to Barbs this season. Managed to get a boost off Tim and Ray to get me to P46 or so. I still haven't completed any chapters of the seasonal journey but that shouldn't be too tough. Need to run some bounties to finish Ch1, then work my way through the next 3 chapters to get the class set.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: hurtlocker on April 19, 2017, 08:30:15 PM
Every time they patch this game my computer starts acting up??? Are computers not designed to last more than 3-4 years these days?
very frustrating.   
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 19, 2017, 08:54:54 PM
Mine is almost 7 years old and works still
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 20, 2017, 08:22:26 PM
Big morning: 50 paragons, almost all solo doing gr35s. Finished with a gr40 for next chapter. Dave helped clear a t13 vault to cross one off and get rich trying. Finished with Tx butcher to have half of chapter 6
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: hurtlocker on April 21, 2017, 06:51:47 PM
Did a 70 grift thanks to great build advice from Cluck, thank you again!! Now I am at least eligible for the
super, duper ancients although I have had exactly one fall so far, and it was awesome. (Marauder's helm)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 21, 2017, 07:24:23 PM
Thanks to hurtlocker the Tx Uber's are down and I have my hf ammy. He helped me with a Tx rift under 6 minutes before he had to go. I did ik dungeon. First go just a bit too slow for mastery, swapped a skill and nailed it 2nd time!

Finished with a solo gr45 which will allow me to join pub Tx games! I had 7 minutes to spare. Tried a gr50 but bad ranged mobs were killing me.

1 step from ch7 now!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on April 23, 2017, 07:34:37 AM
I made a bit of progress the last couple of days. I changed from an EP Inna build, to a seven sided strike Inna build and went from GR57 to GR67 this season. I'm tempted to go full Uliana, as I have most of the gear (still missing the belt for it) but SSS is a lot of fun and I've never really given it a shot before.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Cluck Kent on April 23, 2017, 07:30:29 PM
Every time they patch this game my computer starts acting up??? Are computers not designed to last more than 3-4 years these days?
very frustrating.

It's ridiculous but it's also my experience that 4 years is usually a full life. Not saying some don't longer as per Tim, but mine only last 4, 5 years at the most.

BTW, I know that MP can be buggy these days, but I haven't noticed any issues playing SP.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 24, 2017, 07:57:16 AM
Over the weekend I decided to have a go at the season and started a witch doctor, the one class I haven't at least tried yet ... really loving it! Much more fun than the DH, Wiz or Monks I tried before (I generally like smashing things with a big stick). I'm going down the route of summoning as many critters as I can, which I would have done anyway but the reward set looks like it will be good for the build. I have a few items in mind to aim for, but as usual I haven't read any strategy guides and I'm trying to make it up for myself.

I originally meant to start by playing through the whole campaign instead of jumping right into the grind of bounties and rifts, and also to get a feel for the background to the character. But after finishing act I, I decided to do the act I bounties and a rift to complete the first chapter of the season and then I just carried on. So now I've just passed level 70 and really looking forward to progressing the character further.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Orbert on April 24, 2017, 11:49:23 AM
I played an Invoker Crusader for a while because someone said the Set Dungeon was relatively easy for them, and Set Dungeons are a huge pain in the ass for me.  What I forgot to consider was how completely and totally boring it is to play a Crusader.  Thorns Invoker set is different, not what I thought it would be, and yeah, pretty cool just going out there and killing things, never worrying about dying because nothing can kill you, but dear lord, so boring.

So I leveled my Gem of Ease up to 25 and rebirthed Bob, my Demon Hunter.  Michelle ('Sader) had found a Demon Machine, and that's basically all I needed.  Bob probably won't get much done during the Season, but at least he'll be fun to play.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 24, 2017, 02:48:11 PM
Orbert, just so you know I did my first barb dungeon in ik. I completed the objectives but ran out of time killing stragglers. So I fired it up again and mastered it easier than anything I've ever done. Months ago when I was noobish I failed to master Invoker but I can probably do it now
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on April 24, 2017, 03:06:04 PM
I ended up gearing my monk for Uliana's set, and proceeded to clear a GR70 after a few practice runs to learn the build. Not really sure where to go now - no real point in running season, as I don't need the stash tab. It has been nice getting some zdps Monk gear, so I can use that once the season is over. Maybe it's back to non-season...or possibly HC for a change :)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: syn on April 24, 2017, 03:48:49 PM
killed off my seasonal barb last night in one of those moments where you realize you're in over your head, almost get out of things, then WHAM. so it goes. mediocre gear, with the exception of probably the nicest blade of the tribes that i've found. sad to see that go; it was far better than the one i used to get on the non-season leaderboard. feeling less than motivated this season...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on April 24, 2017, 04:25:21 PM
Sorry to hear than Syn :(
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on April 24, 2017, 04:52:41 PM
Yeah, sorry to hear about the barb Salem.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 24, 2017, 05:01:20 PM
Ray you got strong to help me get my tab ;)

Syn: sorry to hear you fell
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on April 25, 2017, 02:22:40 PM
I'm always happy to help out, Tim. If you ever see me on, feel free to hit me up :)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 25, 2017, 04:25:16 PM
I've been playing on both US and EU this season. Majority of my progress has been on EU where my DH is P400+ with an Ancient Yang's, but I made a lot of progress on US this weekend - got my barb to P250 with an Ancient IK weapon. I've managed to clear a GR45 so far but not quite ready for TX. Need to find Esoteric Alteraion, APDS and an RoRG. And level my gems some more.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on April 25, 2017, 04:30:45 PM
Cheers to Matt for leveling my seasonal Wiz to 70 yesterday. I had to leave half-way through but managed to finish it off through pub games. Found a Starfire and a Manald Heal while being leveled, which was some crazy-ass luck. Both will go in the cube since they're sub-70, but very handy. In a cruel twist of fate, at the time these were the only two items my non-season Wiz needs to finish the Lightning Archon spec (have since found Manald).

If anyone playing seasons every needs someone to stand in the corner and leech EXP, at least for the next few days, let me know :D :D
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 26, 2017, 06:51:33 AM
I finished the fourth chapter of the season with my witch doctor. She was powering along but now seems like she's flying. Lots of damage, reasonably safe, and the paragon levels are piling up so quickly my items and game difficulty settings can't keep up - 6 or more levels doing a set of 5 bounties, about the same for a greater rift. I went up 3 paragon levels just from the bonus xp talking to Orek after a rift.  I've got a ruby socketed in my helmet (don't feel the need for diamond or amethyst) and I think that's making a big difference, next session I play I'm going to equip Leoric's Crown in the cube, run rifts for an hour and see what happens.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 26, 2017, 07:22:10 AM
got my 3 gems at 36 now so onto chapter 7, i was storming the lower GR40s, a 47 was very different, at least 3 deaths and just over a minute to spare .. time to stop for the night.  I made a few gear upgrades based on supermatts sugestions to get more crit
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Lego on April 26, 2017, 07:48:37 AM
If anyone is on later today and could give me a boost, and, err... could explain how that works, I would forever be in your debt!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 26, 2017, 03:23:04 PM
If anyone is on later today and could give me a boost, and, err... could explain how that works, I would forever be in your debt!

Are you in the GO clan? I don't think I've seen you on before. I'm unlikely to be on today but happy to help any other time.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 27, 2017, 06:43:18 AM
well i participated in another 4p TX bounty run, I can not die, but i'm hopeless slow at killing so far.

At the end I salvaged some crap to get me to reroll a leg (rubbish result) then cubed some things to get the 20 cubed thing.  So I felt I had some progress tonight.

12 things till my final stash tab!  Chapter 7 and 8 are both 2/8 now.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 28, 2017, 03:46:49 PM
Last night I asked nswhorse if he could help with t13 bosses. He quickly wiped the 3 I needed and even adria towards guardian. Dave joined and we did a cow level. Matt joined after we started and we did two more. Matt offered up a vault which was nice.

Just before I left they did a gr 60. I managed to get a furnace and a few cool things to cube so a good night for me!

9 to the tab now!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 28, 2017, 06:25:38 PM
I seem to have passed some kind of turning point, and instead of just gaining levels with not much to show for them all I finally started to find upgrades for my items. Of course I haven't actually found the two items i need the most, but so it goes... I've probably gambled or had drop 6 or 7 grin reapers but no mask of jeram, same with cubing multiple barbers but no starmetal kukri. I did a round of bounties on T8 instead of pushing on GRs, my best is still only 38 I think, but i finished the session killing the uber bosses on TX.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 28, 2017, 09:29:27 PM
I seem to have passed some kind of turning point, and instead of just gaining levels with not much to show for them all I finally started to find upgrades for my items. Of course I haven't actually found the two items i need the most, but so it goes... I've probably gambled or had drop 6 or 7 grin reapers but no mask of jeram, same with cubing multiple barbers but no starmetal kukri.

Star metal Kukri is fairly rare, so you're gonna see a whole lot more barbers before you see one of them. But make sure you're upgrading the right sort of weapon - check whether it's a dagger or ceremonial knife, because you could be upgrading the wrong item type.

Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 29, 2017, 12:23:17 AM
Yeah I kind of figured that must be the case. It's even more annoying because one of the first barbers I found was a really good ancient one, so none of the cube results are giving me even minor upgrades... very unsatisfying!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on April 30, 2017, 04:14:40 PM
I am probably about 3 seasons too late realising this, but the way they have revamped seasons makes it a lot more enjoyable. Being able to progress quickly without leeching in rifts for a few days is great. I smashed through the first 3 chapters of the seasonal journey, got my Delsere's set (coupled with a couple of pieces I got from a few rifts with Matt - thanks again) and then was able to quickly move up from T1 to T6. I got a few more upgrades and now she is handling T8 no sweat, will try T10 tonight.

Need to farm a whole bunch of bounties to get mats for the cube, so if anyone wants to split farm, let me know.

Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 30, 2017, 04:33:07 PM
Need to farm a whole bunch of bounties to get mats for the cube, so if anyone wants to split farm, let me know.

You should be able to find T6 piblic bounty games. Public bounties are generally very efficient.

Ive been aplitting my time between EU and US lately. Statred a Barb on EU and with mostly BiS gear he is able to handle T10/GR45 although I really dont get the Raekor play style.

On EU ive been levelling gems im going to need for other builds and classes. Ive decided to start a monk for the 5xGR55s conquest, so leveleed a gem of Ease and got him to level 53 I think. Just need a boost thenrest of thenway then I need to gamble and craft gear to try and get to 5 pieces of a set which will enable me to run a complete set thanks to my DHs RoRG.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on April 30, 2017, 04:55:43 PM
Need to farm a whole bunch of bounties to get mats for the cube, so if anyone wants to split farm, let me know.

You should be able to find T6 piblic bounty games. Public bounties are generally very efficient.

Excellent - and T6 is generally accepted as the sweet spot for farming bounties?
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 30, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
Excellent - and T6 is generally accepted as the sweet spot for farming bounties?

Generally if you can farm higher then higher is better, but if you are only able to do T8 then T6 is probably best because on US you can usually only find games on T6, T10 and T13.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 30, 2017, 06:12:32 PM
Keep in mine as time goes on, people progress, there will probably be less people on T6, but its all very random.  If you see no one in a game, just start one up, within a few minutes some others will join yours.  Just don't claim the reward for tyrael, it stops others joining.

It doesn't take too much to hit tx.  remember, there is a difference between TX solo and TX with 4 people .. i had some games I was SUPER slow, i did maybe 3-4 bounties, the rest did the others, luckily they didn't try to kick me :P  If you don't die they won't suspect your a noob ;)

Matt, have you seen what the skills are for the charge attack?  If its a 1 on 1, you get your charge back, great for bosses, GRs.  If there is a BIG group, you aim and hit as many as you can, it resets the cooldown and get a charge back.  use ancient spear when you have fury.  I'm not quite at the right skills but its mainly working for me.  I'm missing a few bits of gear myself
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 30, 2017, 06:58:38 PM
It doesn't take too much to hit tx.  remember, there is a difference between TX solo and TX with 4 people .. i had some games I was SUPER slow, i did maybe 3-4 bounties, the rest did the others, luckily they didn't try to kick me :P  If you don't die they won't suspect your a noob ;)

Also know your character strengths and choose the bounties that work best. E.g. if you need to continuously kill monsters to maintain buffs then do the "clear a dungeon" or "kill a random elite plus 150 others” bounties, if you can move quickly and still be at full strength when you reach the target do the quest-based ones or the ones like rescue the guards where you need to visit 4 or 5 stations. Also make sure you turn up to 2 or 3 of the boss fights to show willing, even if you deliberately skip the really hard ones like Malthael, then people will just assume you're half way through a long bounty.

I really like public bounty games, almost the complete opposite to my experience of public rift games.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 30, 2017, 07:08:10 PM
Also make sure you turn up to 2 or 3 of the boss fights to show willing, even if you deliberately skip the really hard ones like Malthael, then people will just assume you're half way through a long bounty.

I never join boss fights I didn't start because I go by the assumption that everyone in the game should be able to solo or they should be playing on a lower difficulty.

But if someone dies in a boss fight I offer to help next attempt.

edit: it also irritates me when others join my boss fights because I feel they should be off doing another quest.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on April 30, 2017, 07:35:27 PM
Haha I wonder how other people see it? I tend to think if you don't do any boss fights at all it's a sure sign of a moocher, and since I usually prefer kill-em-all quests I make sure I do a couple. Usually by the time my computer has loaded the level the boss is dead already, anyway. That's another reason I hate people joining me on random quests, my comp slows to a crawl.

There is one really annoying player on EU I've been in a few games with who has about half the paragon levels and jumps between the other three players, presumably taking the free drops and xp. He always turns up for a goblin or chest, which then fails because my game becomes a turn-based strategy. He then accused me of being a bot and kicked me because I ran in a straight line to the quest target without taking damage or attacking.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on April 30, 2017, 07:40:48 PM
Similar to Matt I only join boss fights if it's bounty #25. There are different styles
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: syn on April 30, 2017, 10:12:42 PM
Also make sure you turn up to 2 or 3 of the boss fights to show willing, even if you deliberately skip the really hard ones like Malthael, then people will just assume you're half way through a long bounty.

I never join boss fights I didn't start because I go by the assumption that everyone in the game should be able to solo or they should be playing on a lower difficulty.

But if someone dies in a boss fight I offer to help next attempt.

edit: it also irritates me when others join my boss fights because I feel they should be off doing another quest.

there was a thread on battle.net a while ago (yes, i was bored) talking about reasons people get kicked from parties; joining boss fights was one. rationale being that you should be doing another bounty. i get the point, but that style of play is, i dunno, taking the game a bit too seriously from my perspective.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on April 30, 2017, 11:38:42 PM
I have never kicked or voted for someone to be kicked for doubling up on bounties – only for being AFK. And once for repeatedly collecting Caches out of order pre-2.5.

But if someone is doubling up I usually ‘whisper’ to them that they should be soloing bounties for efficiency or going to a lower difficulty game if they are not capable of soloing at the particular T setting of the game they’re in. And you can usually tell if they are or aren’t capable.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2017, 12:05:44 AM
Matt normally dies more than me but I put up with him ;)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 01, 2017, 01:11:01 AM
Matt normally dies more than me but I put up with him ;)

Yup, never really been one for staying alive (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQwNN-0AgWc)...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2017, 05:43:42 AM
finally got a chance to help sam, i'm in the high 300s for paragon and got my 3 gems to 45.  4th gem now at 25.  finally got earth set finished. One off wastes now.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on May 01, 2017, 04:16:27 PM
finally got a chance to help sam
Help? Bitch I carried your ass.... jkz, thanks Timmo. Was good to MP again, though my machine is so woeful I doubt I will make it a regular thing - borderline unplayable, though it did get better.

My build/gear is still kinda slapped together with best available options, so I need to grind a whole lot more to get to where I have BiS across the board. Basically I need a good Focus/Restraint and a HF ammy to finish off my current build, which isn't meta at all, so it's going to be a long slog but that's the fun of it really. Opposite of NS where I end up going in circles because of too many options.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2017, 04:32:48 PM
your raw damage is higher than mine and I didn't notice you dying too much, another night or too like that and you'll be rolling in gear
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on May 01, 2017, 08:35:30 PM
your raw damage is higher than mine and I didn't notice you dying too much, another night or too like that and you'll be rolling in gear
*two.

GR50 was definitely at the limit of what I can handle in group play. Luckily your Barb was able to tear it up enough for the both of us. Delsere's is a slow-n-steady style of play and it on the fringes of viability when it comes to clearing higher GR's. It's a fun playstyle though - consistent damage output and very little ramp up time, though it lacks the high-end burst damage of other builds.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 01, 2017, 08:58:21 PM
Delsere's is a slow-n-steady style of play and it on the fringes of viability when it comes to clearing higher GR's. It's a fun playstyle though - consistent damage output and very little ramp up time, though it lacks the high-end burst damage of other builds.

It is very tanky, but yeah,no burst damage. It really needs APDs. Also, in GRs you have to do a lot of work assembling crowds to take on.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2017, 09:56:15 PM
my wizard last season I was getting quite frustrated and was very happy when it was all over ..  now with more paragons, it might be a bit simpler.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on May 01, 2017, 10:04:24 PM
I found some Ancient APDs last night but I have been running a Shields + Ashnaggars Bracers (doubles shield potency) build which has been working quite well. Will have to switch to APD's for higher GR's but it's quite nice running around being invincible and shit.

I have been running a Frozen Orb variant, rather than the standard EB/Arcane Orbit build since I don't have the Orb That Is Quite Deep, but will likely switch to that when I can. I tried the spec in non-seasons and the playstyle doesn't gel with me for some reason. Definitely powerful though. I quite like the slow-em-and-mow-em style of Frozen Orb, plus it reminds me of D2, which in turns reminds me of younger days when my hair wasn't thinning and that makes me happy (in short - I use Frozen Orb because I am insecure.)

Might only last a month but D3 has got me by the balls again.

Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on May 02, 2017, 08:27:45 AM
Was able to clear a GR76 over the weekend with my helltooth/gargantuan WD.  I could probably do a level or 2 higher with my current gear, but would most likely need some ancient set pieces to push 80 or more.  The only thing left to do in season play is just grind for gear.  I'm not sure I want to do that, so I may go back to non-season, both SC and HC.

I still haven't found a primal ancient yet.  Hopefully the first one isn't something terrible, like a Chaingmail.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on May 02, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
I found my first primal item the other day...a Ninth Cirri Satchel...so yeah, that was totally worth the hype. /s
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: SideSBob on May 02, 2017, 11:24:28 AM
I found my first primal item the other day...a Ninth Cirri Satchel...so yeah, that was totally worth the hype. /s

A guy who Cluck and I play with in nonseason had a Puzzle Ring for his first primal.
He's had some great ones since that time though.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on May 02, 2017, 02:13:06 PM
Puzzle Ring...LOL!  Now that's some bad luck.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on May 02, 2017, 02:32:42 PM
It's too bad they couldn't implement some sort of "Primal Vault" or something - more goblins inside, or a higher chance for ancients/primals from Greed.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on May 04, 2017, 08:39:39 AM
So, I felt like doing a few Neph rifts before bed last night. I was a bit undergeared for T13, but I figured I could get carried a bit. So, the first run is going well with two archon wizards, a chicken WD and me as a  UE grenade DH. Legendaries and sets are dropping left and right, then we hit a blue goblin and it was nuts. By the end of that run I had added at least 100 DBs, around 25 legs/sets.

We did a couple more quick rifts, then one guy just started using up his Puzzle Rings. We found a few more while running Vaults, and we must've done 10 of them. So glad I just happened to join a random T13 game, and get paired up with those guys. It was a blast. They actually were talking, giving gear advice, etc. Such a welcome change from the usual pub game garbage.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on May 04, 2017, 04:46:17 PM
So, I felt like doing a few Neph rifts before bed last night. I was a bit undergeared for T13, but I figured I could get carried a bit. So, the first run is going well with two archon wizards, a chicken WD and me as a  UE grenade DH. Legendaries and sets are dropping left and right, then we hit a blue goblin and it was nuts. By the end of that run I had added at least 100 DBs, around 25 legs/sets.

We did a couple more quick rifts, then one guy just started using up his Puzzle Rings. We found a few more while running Vaults, and we must've done 10 of them. So glad I just happened to join a random T13 game, and get paired up with those guys. It was a blast. They actually were talking, giving gear advice, etc. Such a welcome change from the usual pub game garbage.
That sounds like a unique experience! How nice would it be if all pub games were like this. One thing I have found is that if you make an effort to be nice, chatty and share gear you dont need, often at least 1 or 2 of the other people in your group will reveal themselves to be decent human beings. I think most people don't make the effort because they think it's not worth it - usually a fair assessment.

Did some runs with Tim last night and re-spec'd to Lightning Archon. I was trying to be indie and play DMO/Frozen Orb for as long as I could, but Lightning Archon is just so powerful the inefficiencies of DMO aren't worth the hipster points for being alternative. Went from 7 minute solo GR50's to 3-4 minutes, one-shotting most elites. Can handle T13 no worries, though without an ancient weapon the kill speed is a little slow. Only major upgrade left is weapon, then it's just finding ancient gear for remaining slots.

Has been really good MPing with Matt and Tim and chatting with SSB etc - glad some many people are still playing after all these years!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on May 04, 2017, 07:26:17 PM
I had a good pub group last week.  I started it off by informing everyone about a goblin shrine, and then we got a vault, and a whimsyshire portal too!  It was a really good game and everyone was good people.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 04, 2017, 08:44:56 PM
I've been in public games a few times where everyone is decent and the group clicks. You usually land up getting a few new friend requests out of it.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 06, 2017, 05:59:08 AM
Passed Paragon 500, got my gems up to 61, not much more and thats my first conquest, and i'm onto the last chapter.  Only two to go there, and the augment is ready to pop!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 06, 2017, 05:44:24 PM
Great work, Tim!

I had my first failure in a GR today, tier 58 at paragon 437. My damage and kill speed is pretty good, but I'm really fragile so waste some time running backwards and even more time lying on the floor. I can hardly take any elemental damage, which I don't quite understand because the WD's high intelligence means my resistances are really good. Anyway, I have three offensive gems so thinking of swapping one for a more defensive one. Might look at a different defensive passive skill too.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 07, 2017, 08:38:10 AM
Well after that I tried tier 58 again and passed without any deaths... the difference between a nice map and monster spawn and a bad one. Then I had to do some bounties for crafting materials and happened to pass the 2500 achievement.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 07, 2017, 03:17:43 PM
GG Mikrobe, only 7500 to go! ;)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 08, 2017, 05:40:47 PM
I've been mostly playing on EU lately. I've been doing a lot of gem levelling - basically levelling every gem that is used for any DH or Monk build because I am assuming I don't know enough people to get help with Boss Mode so hedging my bets and preparing to do the 6xGR55s conquest. Also gearing up a Monk to start farming Monk gear - so running my DH for shards and DBs then spending them with the Monk. I've got 3 pieces and both the weapons for the WoL Sunwuko build so far and able to solo ~ GR33, so getting there.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: mn4nu on May 09, 2017, 07:16:50 AM
I did boss mode with 4 or 5 minutes to spare with a angry chicken witch doctor.  Just kill the bosses with animations first (Diablo, Maltheal, Urzeal, Belial).  If you can't do those four bosses in 7 or 8 minutes, starrt over.  I would think a DH spamming vault (shadow build) could do it solo with time to spare. 
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 09, 2017, 04:40:14 PM
I did boss mode with 4 or 5 minutes to spare with a angry chicken witch doctor.  Just kill the bosses with animations first (Diablo, Maltheal, Urzeal, Belial).  If you can't do those four bosses in 7 or 8 minutes, starrt over.  I would think a DH spamming vault (shadow build) could do it solo with time to spare.

I'd LOVE to do this conquest, just looking for a person/people to do it with!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 09, 2017, 05:33:36 PM
I did boss mode with 4 or 5 minutes to spare with a angry chicken witch doctor.  Just kill the bosses with animations first (Diablo, Maltheal, Urzeal, Belial).  If you can't do those four bosses in 7 or 8 minutes, starrt over.  I would think a DH spamming vault (shadow build) could do it solo with time to spare.

My computer is a very slow loader, so I'd probably lose 1/3 of the time just at the load screen :-/


In seasonal progress, managed to complete the Sunwuko set on EU, so now I'm just a few items away from having a fully geared Monk. But I should be able to run GR45 at least, so that should speed things up collecting the missing items abd gearing for other builds.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 09, 2017, 07:09:14 PM
I ran GR50s to gain about 25 paragons to 498 and also level legendary gems, then did a tier 59 to get the gem to 50 and augmented my weapon. None of my other ancients are long-term keepers so I'm a bit reluctant to augment them but might have to to progress. But first I'll probably go back to a lower tier for a while and hope to gamble better items.

I had no deaths on the GR59 this time, so could probably do a 61 or 62 with a good map.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on May 10, 2017, 08:08:36 AM
Tim - I am hoping to be online tomorrow and Friday around 6:30 EDT for a couple hours each night. If you are on, hit me up and we can do Boss Mode. I need the 3rd conquest to finish the season journey. I did it the last time it was a conquest, and it's fun. You just need some coordination - and if you have voice chat, that really helps.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 10, 2017, 06:40:37 PM
Whew! Finally mastered Zunimassa's dungeon and made champion of the season. What a ball ache that was...

Three things to do for destroyer and five for conqueror, and some of them won't be easy.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 10, 2017, 08:37:07 PM
Gg Mikrobe. If I see you online I will offer to help.if you need it.

I got my speed rifts in public games last season.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 11, 2017, 02:59:40 AM
Cheers Matt. It would be good to team up if we can. I've done it all solo so far and there are still areas of obvious improvement that will get me further, but I foresee issues with some of the requirements, e.g. T13 speed rift and the second conquest (which I haven't thought about yet).
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 11, 2017, 03:41:35 PM
Cheers Matt. It would be good to team up if we can. I've done it all solo so far and there are still areas of obvious improvement that will get me further, but I foresee issues with some of the requirements, e.g. T13 speed rift and the second conquest (which I haven't thought about yet).

You can normally get the speed rifts in public games.

I'm doing the 6xGR55s and 3x65 gems conquests since they are the least reliant on others. I've got Monk and DH going this season and 3 down on the GRS.

Which brings me to last night progress... managed to gamble and find 2 more BiS items for my Sunwuko Bells Monk last night. Tried GR45 and did it easily so cranked uo to GR50 and that was easy too so went for GR55 and made it with 7 minutes to spare. It's a weird build. Smokes trash but feels underpowered against bosses.

Going to try Raiment and Inna for my other 2 Monk GR55s. I've never played Raiment and Inna has been buffed since I last played it. Just need to finish gearing for them...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 11, 2017, 08:41:02 PM
Is the sprinter conquest all five acts in an hour (12 min per act seems impossible...), or is it every act in 1 hour each (which is easy)?

I'll probably do the same conquests as you, gems should be easy and I think 6xGR55s should doable. I rebirthed a barbarian today and powered to level 50 with lots of bonus xp gear, I'll start gambling shards with her once I get to 70. I have the same problem as you, my comp loads levels really slowly, also slows down significantly with too many other players, so boss mode might be too hard.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: sam_manzanza on May 11, 2017, 10:07:27 PM
I have the same problem as you, my comp loads levels really slowly, also slows down significantly with too many other players, so boss mode might be too hard.
This is the problem I have as well. Last night Tim wanted to do the boss mode conquest but I had to say no because 1-2 minutes to load screens in MP games, which isnt ideal for a timer-based conquest. Time for a new machine, but convincing She Who Must Be Obeyed will not be easy. She already hates "that fucking game", as she so eloquently calls it.

I am pretty much just farming materials at the moment. The Explosive Blast DB farming build is about 11/10 in terms of fun, so I am running that even though its probably less efficient than Archon because my gear is so crap. Found a decent ancient Starfire which I will socket when I finally find a Ramalamadingdong.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 11, 2017, 10:34:41 PM
TheMikrobe: Sprinter is HARD, possibly tougher than the 8 masterys.  Check this out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdyGvV0_otQ

Thats a team of 4 people coordinating, with very quick movement, planning that when one person does one thing, another is back in town to click on NPCs etc.  The RNG of it alone could EASILY screw it up with one or two bad passages.  You can tell they have done this a few times before. 

Boss Mode IS possible with all classes with the right build and gear, or possibly easier in a group with a bit of planning and communication.  Isn't shadow build basically 1 shot kills for the bosses?  I tried a solo boss mode.  Total was 29 minutes, chasing a goblin once asn't a good idea, but not too shaby, wasn't the right build for the job.

I've blown about 4 Ramalamadingdong. (copyright Sam) doing GR55s, I did my thorns crusader yesterday, everything up to and including GR50 under 6 minutes.  GR55, had 30 second death penalty and finished under a minute to spare!!

I'm close to finishing a few builds.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 12, 2017, 04:14:06 PM
I managed to roll an Ancient Karlei and and found a 6CC%, socketed Compass Rose so switched to Shadow build. WOW. I was not expecting it to be THAT much more powerful that UE. With UE I was struggling to Kill and stay alive on T13 and with Shadow I was possibly the strongest player in the game with 200 fewer paragons than everyone else... We did a 4 minute T13 rift!!!!

Anyway, nearing the end of the season on EU, just need to do GR55 with Raiment and Inna sets and get my gems to level 65. Oh, and possibly visit Maghda again because I don't think I managed to kill her in 15 seconds...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Cluck Kent on May 12, 2017, 07:45:06 PM
I managed to roll an Ancient Karlei and and found a 6CC%, socketed Compass Rose so switched to Shadow build. WOW. I was not expecting it to be THAT much more powerful that UE. With UE I was struggling to Kill and stay alive on T13 and with Shadow I was possibly the strongest player in the game with 200 fewer paragons than everyone else... We did a 4 minute T13 rift!!!!

Congrats on the finds. I Couldn't agree more. The new Shadow build is super tough and powerful.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 13, 2017, 04:50:31 PM
Had an epic session on EU last night. Helped Mikrobe it with the T12 speed rift then T13 boss kills for his season journey. After that Tim came over to EU and we boosted him  up to 70, ran a T13Vault, a GR, a round of TX bounties and some other stuff for his first few chapters. Right near the end of the bounties we got a goblin shrine which resulted in a second portal to the Vault.

My DH also got her gems to level 65, so just one more conquest and an augment for the tab.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 13, 2017, 10:43:52 PM
Yes, it was a good session in the morning. My rebirthed barbarian managed to pick up a few good items from Matt's kills, then I rejoined the game with my WD and Matt and I did a full bounty run with Tim.

In the evening I improved my WD's best rift to GR62 and failed in my first attempt at 63, but it was a horrible map. By then I'd had enough shards for my barb to have gambled 5/6 of the Wastes set, so I used a RoRG in the cube and added two IK pieces and my only ancient weapon (Warmonger 2h sword) and whirled my way to GR52, all with only 2 leg gems neither of which was Taeguk. Right at the end of the session I rolled a socket in my last ring, got Taeguk to 25 and found a half decent IK weapon for the build, so GR55 should be right round the corner.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 14, 2017, 05:37:02 AM
Was so fun, lots of leeching, some gear to go through, won't take too long when I get a shot to knock off the rest of chapter four and secure the full set!

Thanks again, and don't forget I have another puzzle ring for later!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 15, 2017, 11:50:00 PM
Finally got tab#10 on US!  Did the Seeker of the Light set . without the BiS belt AND weapon! lol death penalty was up to 25 seconds, finished with 21 seconds to spare.  Orlash spawned and I had a few strategic withdrawals when it was time for the lightning fire of death.  ... phew! now I can focus on some other things!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 16, 2017, 03:03:44 AM
I managed to get my EU stash tab about 10 minutes after Tim completed his.

I logged on needing to augment and finish my second conquest. To finish the 6xGR55s I needed to do a GR55 in the Monk Raiment set but was missing a second Unity. Ran with CoE instead, but it turns out the Unity is important... so I shelved that pretty quickly and went over to T13 runs for DBs using my Shadow DH. Every Rift I asked if anyone had found a Unity that was surplus to requirements and managed to get one off a generous Wizard.

Augmented my Ancient Karlei with a level 60 Gem of Ease and switched back to my Monk. Equipped Unity and breezed through GR55 in about 7 minutes.

So with my second stash tab done I'll be spending the rest of my season trying to help Tim on EU and maybe finishing campaign in non-Season HC on US.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 18, 2017, 06:54:13 PM
I didn't feel like doing anything stressful and I needed DBs so I ran some easy torment rifts with my WD. Once I filled my blood shards I gambled them all with my barb (for nothing) but then decided to test some changes I'd made to the Wastes build. My best was GR53 so I started at tier 50, then 52, 53, 54 with 4 or 5 deaths and about 1 min left at the end, then thought I might was well try GR55. I was behind for most of the run, hit the deck a few times, and with about 3 minutes left, just when I thought if I die again I'll lose, I got an amazing run of pylons (with nemesis bracers) and finished easily.

So that's 2 GR55s down, and IK set is ready to go. I could probably get close with 5/6 Earth set + RoRG but I don't think the weapon's good enough. I've also got full sets with multiple ancients including weapons for the WD which I haven't even tried yet, just need to learn the builds. Then a second conquest and the last speed run for the tab.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on May 18, 2017, 07:33:22 PM
I didn't feel like doing anything stressful and I needed DBs so I ran some easy torment rifts with my WD. Once I filled my blood shards I gambled them all with my barb (for nothing) but then decided to test some changes I'd made to the Wastes build. My best was GR53 so I started at tier 50, then 52, 53, 54 with 4 or 5 deaths and about 1 min left at the end, then thought I might was well try GR55. I was behind for most of the run, hit the deck a few times, and with about 3 minutes left, just when I thought if I die again I'll lose, I got an amazing run of pylons (with nemesis bracers) and finished easily.

So that's 2 GR55s down, and IK set is ready to go. I could probably get close with 5/6 Earth set + RoRG but I don't think the weapon's good enough. I've also got full sets with multiple ancients including weapons for the WD which I haven't even tried yet, just need to learn the builds. Then a second conquest and the last speed run for the tab.

Good work!  My first 2 of those were IK/Raekor, then Raekar/IK with a 5/3 split.  That enables you to get the  piece bonus of the main set and 4 piece from the second.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on May 18, 2017, 07:39:12 PM
I've only got 3 pieces of raekor, the game's been stingy on that set so far, so I'm probably going to do IK with the same whirlwind build as wastes, just replace ignore pain with the ancients. Actually I don't know the raekor builds and don't really like charge, so will only do that if I like the WD ones less!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 19, 2017, 02:27:14 AM
I've decided to push to complete the full season journey on EU. At this stage I think I just need to extract another 10 cube powers, Get me gems to 70 (currently 67) and do another conquest (it'll probably have to be an attempt at Boss Mode)...
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on May 20, 2017, 06:50:10 AM
I've progressed to only needing a 3rd conquest to complete my EU season journey now.

Plenty of time to do it, hopefully I can get one of them.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 08, 2017, 05:44:08 PM
With Matt's help, I got a monk up to 70 on EU, more paragons, more gem leveling, gear getting a bit better :)

No sign of season ending yet ..
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 11, 2017, 07:19:30 AM
I had about 2 weeks break from the game, I was getting bored always pushing for the same thing. Came back and spent a few days running easyish GRs and doing bounties, told myself I was levelling gems for augments and gaining paragon levels.

The race is on now though, 2 weeks left... I need:
* 3 gems to 55 (they're on 54 now, so not hard)
* 2 conquests
* T13 rift in 5 minutes

For the conquests:
* gems to 65: I could probably do if I spent enough time in public games
* 6xGR55s: I have Helltooth, Zunimassa's, Wastes. Pretty sure I could get Earth with a bit of practice leaping. Need to know builds for the other two WD ones, IK a possibility with a better weapon, Raekor I really dislike charge so prob won't go for that.
* Master 8 dungeons: I've only done Zunimassa's, I have 8 full sets but don't really want to attempt this one
* All bosses in 20 minutes: a possibility with the right team

Matt, Tim and me had one run through the bosses conquest yesterday, finished in 26 minutes. We weren't very coordinated though and my build was too slow, also I have a slow-loading computer. I've set up and practised the chicken doc build now (although my weapon isn't ancient yet) and it's super fast. I started to struggle with it at GR 60, but still finished with 2 or 3 minutes to spare despite all the deaths so it's tough enough and deals enough damage for TX.

I was running the chicken doc this morning when Tim logged on so I switched to the summons build and we did a few quick GRs.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 11, 2017, 04:36:41 PM
Hey Mikrobe. The GR55s are reasonably easy. I find if you can equip a build with all BiS (ancient no necessary) gear and have level 50 gems then you should be able to do GR55.

Also, assume that you're levelling your gems to level 65. That is one of the easier conquests.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 11, 2017, 04:42:44 PM
Yes with your paragon level the 6x55 will be pretty quick, the main thing is just knowing how to play the 6 different builds.

Boss mode will be good if we can organise, otherwise i'll go for 3x65 gems.    Speed rift is just a matter of time with the right high level fast person/people.

I think I'll level my gems, then use one of those gems to do the augment possibly :D
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 12, 2017, 06:39:28 AM
More progress, thanks to Matt this time, almost P400 on EU, i managed to solo a GR 50 (previous best 30!).  10 things till a tab, maybe 9 if i have the speed rift already.  Only master the dungeon on current chapter.  Gems on 42 now!  Woot.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 12, 2017, 07:13:57 AM
Yeah, I reckon I can do those GR55s, I just need to learn the builds. My first attempts at Arachnyr and Jade sets failed horribly, but that was probably 100 paragons ago. Up to now I had still never read any game guides and was making up my builds myself, which is fine for mid-level play, but I've now looked some up and will have another go.

I would really like to do boss mode because it would be fun to do something that isn't just plugging away incrementally until you get to the goal. I'm picking up a new computer tonight, which should reduce my load times. I didn't spend £750 just to do this one conquest, but I might have spent it this week to do it...  :-\
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 12, 2017, 04:10:44 PM
Woot, go Mikrobe, as someone who failed my first season then has come through since I know you can do it in time!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 13, 2017, 01:02:38 AM
Mikrobe, check out Icy Veins for the best builds for the various sets. I know it's boring, but the clock is ticking on the season and is will be the easiest way to finish the 6 class sets conquest:
https://www.icy-veins.com/d3/
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 13, 2017, 01:35:33 AM
Thanks Matt, actually I know that site because I think you linked to it from the old forum.

So, I picked up my new big laptop and after deleting some bloatware and installing my antivirus and Firefox I then installed battle.net and D3. Set all graphics settings to max and it looks gorgeous, my little laptop struggled to run the game with all settings at min! It can't quite handle max settings when playing though, occasionally freezes up for a split second, so I turned off things like peripheral shadows. Load times seem better and I have more control in game as there's no lag on the cursor movement and click, didn't realise how much it was holding me back!

I'd finally found Bracers of the First Men, so specced the IK Hammer barb (my favourite build) and made GR55 comfortably but not easily, due to non-ancient weapon. Then specced leap-quake barb and the better control on my mouse meant I could leap with precision and everything died around me. I was finishing GR68 when Matt logged on, we did some speed runs in a public game and got my T13 in 5 min. Then we did GRs and got my gems to 62, I tried to finish that conquest in public games but couldn't find a good group so did it solo.

Just one more GR55 for the tab, will probably do it with Arachyr Firebats build - it showed promise when I tried before so should make it if I tweak it based on the guide.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 13, 2017, 05:19:32 AM
Just one more GR55 for the tab, will probably do it with Arachyr Firebats build - it showed promise when I tried before so should make it if I tweak it based on the guide.

Great work! Good luck with that last GR55!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 13, 2017, 06:57:26 AM
got my 20 cubed, reforged a leg, and did M6 in GR55.  P399 now :D  hope i can get there in time.  Should be able to knock off a few more DH GRs ok
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 14, 2017, 09:17:29 PM
I got my tab :)

Tried the last GR with Arachyr Firebats but found it hard even on T10, tried GR50 and it was impossible. The build requires you to do too many things at once for me to be able to play it. So I tried the Jade Harvester build: one practice on T10, then GR50, then GR55, finished with about half the time left... I'd avoided it because I couldn't figure out how it was supposed to work, still don't quite understand it but it's super-powerful even though not fully optimised.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 15, 2017, 12:05:14 AM
I got my tab :)

Great work!!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 15, 2017, 05:11:12 AM
woohoo! Go Mikrobe.

Thanks mikrobe for some leveling!  My PC seems to go to sleep mode if i go AFK for a bit, ruined D3, now it says i'm disconnected from battlenet.  I will have to powerup my old phone  to get the authenticator going .. grr, after will need to move it to my new phone

dont think it will let me back on tonight

Edit 2: complaining fixes things ;)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 16, 2017, 09:47:39 AM
Matt and Tim, are we going to have a crack at boss mode tomorrow?

Have either of you read guides on how to do it? I had a think and came up with this first suggestion, but happy to do something different if you know better.

Classification:

Multistage fights: Diablo, Belial, Malthael, Urzael
Long runs: Araneae, Butcher, Ghom, Siegebreaker, Cydea, Azmodan, Izual, Adria
Easy runs: Leoric, Kulle, Magda, Rakanoth

Suggested order:

(1) D, Malth, Urz
(2) Belial, Adria, Izual
(3) Araneae, Cydea, Azmodan
(4) Ghom, Siege, Butcher
(5) Rakanoth, Leoric, Magda
(6) Kulle
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on June 16, 2017, 09:53:47 AM
If I happen to be on when you attempt this, hit me up! I need Boss Mode to complete Guardian for the season. I've tried it a couple times solo, but my load times are just too long and I've missed it by less than a minute twice now... :(
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 16, 2017, 04:30:26 PM
This is EU ray :D
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Ray Patean on June 16, 2017, 05:36:10 PM
Well, nevermind then! ;)
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 16, 2017, 09:28:05 PM
Matt and Tim, are we going to have a crack at boss mode tomorrow?

Have either of you read guides on how to do it? I had a think and came up with this first suggestion, but happy to do something different if you know better.

Classification:

Multistage fights: Diablo, Belial, Malthael, Urzael
Long runs: Araneae, Butcher, Ghom, Siegebreaker, Cydea, Azmodan, Izual, Adria
Easy runs: Leoric, Kulle, Magda, Rakanoth

Suggested order:

(1) D, Malth, Urz
(2) Belial, Adria, Izual
(3) Araneae, Cydea, Azmodan
(4) Ghom, Siege, Butcher
(5) Rakanoth, Leoric, Magda
(6) Kulle

Yes, I think that's the plan.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 17, 2017, 08:04:46 AM
Myself, Mikrobe and Tim managed to tick off Boss Mode this evening -  finishing Guardian for me on EU and putting Mikrobe 2 achievements away - needing Adria and level 70 gems. It took 2 attempts and I think a couple of mistakes I made cost us the first one because we came in 30 seconds over, but managed with 3 minutes to spare next time around. It was good fun and a pretty exhilarating face against the clock.

After that we ran a few GRs to level Tim's gems then Mikrobe and I did the Adria speed kill and a few more GRs to level Mikrobes gems.

Season done now for me, although I'll probably try to help Tim with his remaining achievements at some point this week.

Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 17, 2017, 08:13:30 AM
Yeah, boss mode was a lot of fun!

And with the Adria kill I'm really close to finishing the season. My highest solo rift is 75 and my gems are 66, so I could get them to 70 without going any higher, but I want to get on the barbarian leaderboard before the end of the season, which is currently at GR80 in Europe, so the gems should come along with that.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 17, 2017, 07:48:15 PM
Yes, slight frustration first time but only 2 bosses outside the time, so we knew we could do it.  Much slicker the 2nd time.    Looking forward to having some more space in EU!!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 19, 2017, 05:47:24 AM
M6 set mastered (then I did it in US too).  Quite easy!  I failed twice, then got a GR60 solo.  So now just a 2nd conquest to finish, gems are 57 57 58, and then i'll burn one of those gems to get the tab in Europe.  Will be my first double :D
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 19, 2017, 05:01:39 PM
I advanced two tiers to GR77 (in 11 min) and level 68 gems, so I'm two runs away from finishing the season. To make sure, today I burnt through my large stack of keys in GR60s and 65s, gained nearly twenty paragon levels in just over 2 hours and hoped for gear upgrades. Kadala is incredibly stingy with the Earth set but a rift guardian dropped some new trousers which were augment-worthy, so that's a big damage boost. I'll try to finish it up tomorrow.
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 19, 2017, 11:18:48 PM
I advanced two tiers to GR77 (in 11 min) and level 68 gems, so I'm two runs away from finishing the season. To make sure, today I burnt through my large stack of keys in GR60s and 65s, gained nearly twenty paragon levels in just over 2 hours and hoped for gear upgrades. Kadala is incredibly stingy with the Earth set but a rift guardian dropped some new trousers which were augment-worthy, so that's a big damage boost. I'll try to finish it up tomorrow.

Great work on hitting GR77!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Timinator on June 21, 2017, 02:19:05 PM
Season finished on EU!! thanks Matt and Mike!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: TheMikrobe on June 21, 2017, 04:11:04 PM
Congrat's Tim!

Last night I made GR78 but then failed my first attempt at GR79 by 30 seconds, although it wasn't a great monster spawn and one of the tougher RGs (the leap-attacking reaper), so I decided to drop back to GR78 just to get the gems to 70 and complete the full season journey. I'm not sure how much time I'll have in the rest of the week, and while I could probably make the leaderboard at GR80 with enough attempts (and some augments and small enchantment upgrades) it looks like it will be more stress and work than I can motivate myself to put in. So I gave up that goal before seriously going for it and spent some time auditting my stash so coming out of the season will be a little bit easier.

If I get on on Thursday night then I'll run mid-level rifts and maybe try to work on my seasonal achievement score (currently 850), but otherwise I'll exit the season with a paragon level of 758, only 29 less than my non-season! I put in quite a bit of time but still surprising to me, always pushing on GRs really boosted it!
Title: Re: Season 10 Progress Thread
Post by: Supermatt on June 21, 2017, 05:18:03 PM
Last night I made GR78 but then failed my first attempt at GR79 by 30 seconds, although it wasn't a great monster spawn and one of the tougher RGs (the leap-attacking reaper), so I decided to drop back to GR78 just to get the gems to 70 and complete the full season journey.

Good effort - that's still a great accomplishment. I think GR78 or 79 is my highest GR ever - in or out of season...