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Hell If I Know

Yes.. More Diablo 3! I made it to Hell this weekend.. Well, Hell difficulty level in Diablo 3 at least. My Demon Hunter, Fimlys, is up to level 53 now and in Act 1 of Hell. It is getting really difficult. I’m still able to move through it, but fights definitely take longer and require a bit more strategic maneuvering (also known as RETREAT!!).  Seriously, I’m doing a lot more kiting even on the non-elite mobs in Hell. I have been making sure my gear is up to snuff though. I should spend a little more time on the AH picking up items to upgrade but I still love the feeling of just finding something that is an upgrade. They just don’t seem to come often enough now.

Fyra_21I also have been working a little on my Wizard, Fyra. She is up to level 21 now and I’m starting to get the hang of her. It’s a little difficult going back and forth between a couple characters and forgetting the different button. I keep trying to use Vault on my Wizard to get away from packs but realize that it’s set to do Wave of Force instead. A little bit of a different effect.

I also messed with the Barbarian and find him to be incredibly fun! He just completely obliterates targets. Smashing them with such gusto. I also have found that he’s able to break in game objects that I thought could not be broken with my other toons. Yesterday, Nevik from Nevik’s Notebook and Shattered Soulstone podcast joined me a bit on hell mode and we even took out the Skeleton King together. Co-op is really fun and we both got on Mumble to facilitate communication and be able to just yap at each other while we were playing.

Give me Stength

Found an interesting bug in the Diablo 3 client yesterday. Not that it’s that big a deal but there is a tooltip for Strength for the Templar “henchman” that states that “Stength” item bonuses are multiplied by 2.5 for Followers… The error is in the quotes.. Smile Interesting to think this could have slipped by. Anyway, I’m sure they will fix it in the next patch that is supposed to be out next week.

Fimlys20120525I’ve been having a great time with the game still and even got past my issues with Belial in Nightmare.. Ok.. I “cheated” somewhat.. I asked if anyone wanted to help me on twitter and @GettingWorse stepped up and joined me with his level 59 Barbarian and made it look easy. He also graced me with a few gear upgrades he happened to have lying around and a bunch of advice which is always appreciated.

Fyra20120525I’ve even got some screenshots of how Fimlys (the Demon Hunter) and Fyra (the Wizard) are doing. Notice something? Yeah, I’m reusing names. Why not? Even though they can be the most annoying parts, the Elites and Champions are some of the best fights in the game. Definitely getting my kiting skills back. Somehow, I think the game has realized that I HATE mortar mobs with a passion. Hate Hate Hate. Another interesting thing is that some of these mobs have the equivalent of 3 or more talents. They have their 2 specials (like Mortar or Pestilence) and then whatever their monster class usually has. Sometimes this is FAST or Shooting Arrows or Quills.. Ugh. Those are also tough for me being a ranged class. New strategies are constantly being worked on, though.

Screenshot021I also turned on “Elective Mode” for my skills. The skills are still set based on the different types of slots, but now you can switch through the groupings for each slot and pick some other one. I have been using my final slot for this since I have found some of the functionality of that skill can be lost as long as I pick up some other talent which is worthy. You can turn this mode on in the gameplay tab of the options (I think).

I’m still playing WoW, of course. We didn’t get to raid on Tues/Wed because of lack of bodies but we did get a DS run in on Thursday night. We did Morchok in heroic but left the rest in normal so we could get all the way through. I’d love to be able to maybe transition our main raid to an alt run raid since we have issues with people not showing up on the alt run nights and cancelling.

I have not been playing the MoP beta much recently. I know I talked about getting on to check out my addons at some point and I still want to do that but it will take some time to start getting them in one at a time.

A New Nightmare

Hey there! So, I have been playing a lot of Diablo 3 lately as out might expect. I haven’t gotten as far as others but I’m not really in that much of a rush. I have yet to play multiplayer but that is fine for now. I rolled a Demon Hunter (although I don’t know that “rolled” is the right word for it) and have really been enjoying the mechanics of the class. It was really cool because I had to “re-spec” for the final boss of Act IV after dying to it the first time. (Good thing it wasn’t Hardcore, right?)

I’m starting again in Nightmare difficulty now and just killed the First major boss in Act 1 before calling it a night. It’s great going through these areas with your full arsenal of skills. Much better than the protracted single-target shooting that existed in this area before.

I also started up my Wizard. It’s tough going back to being a itty bitty low level character without most of your skills. I find the DH was a little better equipped to handle himself in the beginning of the game than my Wizard is. Could also be familiarity.

I also created a Hardcore Demon Hunter. I figure I’ll mess with that one every so often just to get a feel for the idea of perma-death. It took a really long time for my main DH to die the first time. I’m hoping I can keep it up on Hardcore like that too. Anyone else checking out Hardcore? I also, contrary to my usual stance on such things, can’t wait until PvP is released. I think it is going to be pretty cool and I’m looking forward to getting my butt kicked repeatedly.. (Thank you sir, may I have another?)

Still raiding in WoW and working on our Heroic progression. Tonight and Tomorrow are our key nights. We’re still 3/8 but I’m hoping to have that 3/8 on complete farm. It’s still tough and go depending on who shows up to the raid.

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