I remeber when my brother purchased a copy of Diablo III short after its release and I was given the starter edition, that allowed me to play till level 13 and till quest: the Skeleton King (Act I).
Maybe as you know, Blizzard is also planning to shut down all Auction Hauses on March 2014. I still wonder if this is a good or wrong way to make Diablo more playable. On one hand, the Auction Hause is a really cool way of selling and buying whatever you need. The Problem however is that there are people, who are not playing, only reselling Items, making real money and of course, they are overpricing most of the items available. When I started to play, I was wondering why there are items listed for 2Bils. No player (Or really few of them) is able to reach such a sum by the means of normal gameplay. I have been playing so far for about 700Hrs (Not much according to my online friends) but yet, I have collected about 230M gold. Now you can see how difficult it might look for a normal player to reach 2B. Simply without a good gear, you cant play and enjoy the game, so you have to spent real money, buy items, then play and hope, that you will find items worth the same sum, if you do not want only to invest into your char, but you want to get those funds also back.
To be honest, I have spent approximately 50USD on all of my items … You may think, that I am crazy but I am just about to purchase Reaper of Souls from the money I have made on the Diablo III auction hause system. And that is 40 USD (Standart edition now available for preorder …). Sure not everybody can however do that, which may be a good reason why to disable the Auction hause … But this post is not about AH or RMAH anyway.
I want to share with you some of the experinces from gameplay. First of all,almost all Chars have their special builds (Barbarian: WW/HOTA, Witch Doctor: Explosive Dogs,Monk Cyclone build/Tempest Rush and so on …) But you know … Wizards Rules :) … There are 3 main builds for wizards: Archon build, CM build and Meteor Build. The funniest one is the last one, the most farming effective is the Archon build and I think the best build for boss tanking is the CM build.
Till today,I have reached 2 x 100 paragon with my sorceress (First one Called Taylor the other one Swift … :)) ). It wasnt easy to be honest, but its a kind of personal achievement. Something like killing Belial on MP10.I can say that reaching paragon 60 is easy, reaching paragon 80 is modest and reaching paragon 100 is hard. But still lots of player were able to reach 10 times paragon 100. Well I think those players must be crazy :D … Well never mind. Diablo III became my most beloved game. I am also looking forward to Loot 2.0 System and Paragon 2.0 system … those are in beta right now and as the number says it will be full of ,,improvements”. Lots of players will however miss their old builds (Archon,CM,WW …) but as I have been testing 2.0 its also full of reall improvements and I believe that, there will be lots of other builds available for play. But till then Enjoy every possible build and be sure to check out ,,crypt channel” or ,,crypt run” :
- Crypt channel is a private chat of player doing crypt runs :D … Now seriously … A so called crypt run is a new way of farming ang getting Xp in general. Usually a player search on MP10 inferno difficulty for a Decaying Crypt in ActI – Fields of Misery and prepare it. In the terms of preparing: There are Spawing Horrors (In the Crypt), or simply creatures, that spawn 1-3 ,,zombies” whenever you hit them. This ability is limited but still if you let spawn most of the zombies available, they create huge hordes of zombies anyway. The prepper also has to group them in order they will be easier to kill once he gets his normal farming build. Prepping needs its own special build and cannot be done with all chars, especially prepping with DH or Wizard might be hard, so I recomend to try Monk TR Setup,Or Barb,Or even better WD with pestilence. In general, there are not very high requitments for the prepping build, just: LOW DPS, huge amounts of health, Life on hit, high movement speed, optionally Life steal and reasistances, but prefere rather more armor. Once Crypt is prepared, its also a good idea to prepare the fields of misery. This means to group most of the living things in the fields into a one or more places. Usually players prefer to group them in front of the entrance to the decaying crypt, but note, that this may be really laggy and you will probably die because of a network lagg since there will be hunderts of creatures and lots of server and network load. Therefore many players prefer to group them at the entrance to fields of misery (Bridge north from cementry of the forsaken) and at the exit from fields of misery (That leads to the drowned temple). Optionally players can prepare elites (Leave at least 4 of them only 10% health) and the Weeping Hollow. Once the whole game is prepared,everybody switches to their farming build and the slaughter begin. + As there are hordes of living things on a few places, its fine to use global destruction skills. (Monk Essence Burn rune for example) But lots players are willing to have at least 1 high DPS Archon with them. Usually a good setup for tho whole game is as follows : WD + Wizz + Monk + somebody.
Finally some of the best screenshots I have made :)
Happy wizard farming to everybody! And feel free to visit my Battlenet profile or post comments :)