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Re: Diablo III

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Fri May 25, 2012 8:29 pm

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I wasn't a fan of the first two, but I'm liking this one so far. It does seem pretty inconsistent at times though. The gear that drops from enemies and chests is more often than not better than the rares that bosses drop, it makes killing them less rewarding. Another problem is I can usually mow through dozens of enemies at the same time, but there are some that can show up out of nowhere and kill me in less than half a second. It seems like a cheap way to make the game more difficult.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby robofreak » Sat May 26, 2012 12:16 am

I have that issue too. I'll be attacking a hoard of enemies from a distance and I clearly know where all of them are and then something will randomly pop up and kill me out of no where.

I finally killed Belial. Not impressed witht he fact that the demon hunter's evasion abilities usually get him killed in that fight.

Potion cool down is a big issue for me at the moment. If it was set at 15 seconds, I would be happier. 30 seconds is too much time and doesn't let you get out of a bad situation fast enough. It's pretty much designed to the point that if you are at the point of using a potion, then you are dead anyways.

Another complaint. I don't like that I have to play through nightmare and hell to finish off my artisans. They are now at the point of needed these pages to help them level up and I discovered that finding them requires beating normal first. Kinda overrated. I would like to have access to that arsenal now so I can deal with the harder levels with good armor.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 am

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
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That's ever the conundrum with these kind of games. You can't get the best stuff until after you go through the part where you'd need it the most.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Jesterhead » Sat May 26, 2012 8:28 am

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I just started my Hell run this morning. Nothing too nasty yet. Lvl 51 Demon Hunter.

Those random enemies that one shot you are the rare/champion packs that are randomly generated. they are tough to kill, but they drop the best loot in the entire game. They are worth the time to whittle down their health.

All of the items are completely randomized, rares and legendaries just have a better chance of higher stats, no guarantee though.

Belial gives me trouble on my Demon Hunter as well. He just hits so damn hard. If you are still using Vault, I'd suggest swapping it out for Smokescreen (1 second invulnerability, or 1.5 with the Lingering Fog Rune), this is spammable so you can stay invulnerable for close to 5 seconds. (More if you use Preparation to refill your Discipline)

Does anyone else have terrible latency? I'm consistently at 300ms, and spikes up to 1900ms...
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat May 26, 2012 6:06 pm

Motto: "Feel free to die when you've had enough."
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
My latency gets pretty bad at times, and I've been getting some bad lag lately too. I've been stuck in the same place in act 3 for like 2 days now because I keep getting lag spikes and the same group of enemies is able to kill me before anything I do actually registers in the game. All these little wrinkles are ruining this game, hopefully they'll get them ironed out soon.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby The Happy Locust » Sat May 26, 2012 9:08 pm

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I'll be honest, I don't understand the fan following and anticipation. But I've never played any of the Diablos. Would it be worth my time to track down 1 & 2 first or would I be better off just diving into 3?
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Re: Diablo III

Postby robofreak » Sun May 27, 2012 1:18 am

The Happy Locust wrote:I'll be honest, I don't understand the fan following and anticipation. But I've never played any of the Diablos. Would it be worth my time to track down 1 & 2 first or would I be better off just diving into 3?


Just dive into 3. The first 2 weren't pieced together to have a 3rd game so 3 spends time on bringing it all together. You won't miss any story.

Level 32 and am stuck in the first mission of act 4. I'm a little pissed that I can't go back and level up. One thing I liked about Diablo 2 was that I could warp to wherever I wanted, but now I'm stuck on this boss that sends a horde of shades at me and I can't defend properly. Iskatu is his name or something. Anyone have any tips for normal with the demon hunter? This is a little aggravating.

Is there any way I can repeat missions and do stuff so I can go back to Act 4 later?
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun May 27, 2012 2:57 am

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You can go back and play previous quests. After you log in and it shows your character, it's under the resume game button.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby robofreak » Sun May 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Evil_the_Nub wrote:You can go back and play previous quests. After you log in and it shows your character, it's under the resume game button.


Okay. As long as it doesn't erase my XP each time. I need to go and kill monsters for a while.

I would like some new crossbows. I noticed a lot of people say a demon hunter is best with using the 2 hand crossbows, but I've had a lot of success with the dual wielding single handed. The issue I have though is that there aren't a lot of single hand crossbows found in act 3. Add to that, I prefer rare ones cause the stat bonuses are what makes the dual wielding appealing.

Anyone else find it odd that Azmodan was easier to kill than Belial? Shouldn't it have been the other way around considering the order of the bosses?
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Jesterhead » Sun May 27, 2012 2:51 pm

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robofreak wrote:Anyone else find it odd that Azmodan was easier to kill than Belial? Shouldn't it have been the other way around considering the order of the bosses?


I find Belial to be the most difficult boss in the game. Normal kiting techniques don't work well in the small map you have to fight on.

For the first boss in Act IV, I use Hungering Arrow, Rapid Fire, Impale, Smokescreen, Caltrops, and Preparation.

Kite the adds around and slow them with Caltrops. When a group are bunched up, unload on them with Rapid Fire. Save Impale for the boss himself. I you're in trouble, or can't dodge in time, pop Smokescreen and make some distance between your self and the boss. The Battle Scars rune for Prep also restores %60 of your Life, so use that when there are no health globes, or you are out of Discipline.

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Re: Diablo III

Postby robofreak » Sun May 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Okay. I was using grenades and rapid fire along with other stuff.

The level 32 run for the grenades seems like it worked great for the initial horde of shades. I actually don't have any issues until the actual boss joins the fray. If I could clear the shades and then kill him that would be easy.

What level do ou recommend for act 4?

Also, will the crafting pages start dropping once I get to the next portion of the game? I really want better armor.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun May 27, 2012 8:35 pm

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Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
I just started act 4 and so far Belial and Azmodan have been the easiest bosses. I beat them both on my first try. What's given me the most trouble have been those heralds of pestilence. A group of 3 could instantly kill me, I only got through that area by avoiding them.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Iron Prime » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:38 am

Weapon: Energo-Sword
Expansion is almost here so I thought I would necro this thread. Anyone still playing? I have been playing "off and on". I'm excited to try out the crusader!
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Re: Diablo III

Postby robofreak » Tue May 13, 2014 12:54 am

Well, Blizzard has screwed up Diablo. My monk went from being all powerful to worthless after the expansion. Blizzard continues to nerf the class while buffing other classes.

Gear is impossible to do now. It took over a month to get a set piece and while I understand the point of the item hunt and that it takes work, this game is geared entirely towards the idea that you play it 24/7.
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Iron Prime » Tue May 13, 2014 6:56 am

Weapon: Energo-Sword
Sorry to hear that. :-(

I haven't had any trouble, and the Crusader class has been really fun. :michaelbay:
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Re: Diablo III

Postby Thalack » Wed May 14, 2014 10:27 am

Hey, if anyone wants to play some time my real ID is Thalack#2874

My primary character is a monk, able to handle torment 2. Nothing special but I have fun, even if it does feel like my monk has hit a brick wall and not getting any better. (I really need a 4th piece to the one set I have, and the lightning damage belt. Would help A LOT!)
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