Diablo III Catch-All 2.0

Cobble wrote:

played a bit of coop with NSMike as a witch doctor. not sure how much i am lovin that class.

My main is a monk and I absolutely love it. The 100 strikes attack is amazing. For groups I have an ability that sucks everyone around me into myself and another blazing spin kick which boots em all away again.

Rockin.

Yeah Witch Doctor's doesn't seem to open up until level 12ish. Spiders and Frogs are a little too erratic for my tastes, but maybe they'll pair better with a snare ability.

Wanna play a monk or barbarian next.

Also, whats a yard in monitor distance

Trying to figure out how useful some of these abilities are going to be.

Looks like I signed off for the night at just the right time. Fun times going through Act 1 with a full group of four. As was noted, it's a solid, relaxing sort of experience thus far. I'm not totally sold on the Witch Doctor I'm playing. The look of the spells is great, but the pets feel too squishy, and when you're left with just the spells, I felt a bit like an underpowered Wizard. Though maybe I just had sucky gear - my damage did seem to ramp up a fair bit towards the end.

BEST...GAME...EVER!

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I logged out for a few minutes to find food.

Food, I'm done with you.

absurddoctor wrote:

I logged out for a few minutes to find food.

Food, I'm done with you.

Haha same here. Now cannot get back in. Why, food, why you do me this way?

It's WoW and Burning Crusade all over again.

It seems that perhaps Blizzard lacks something I like to call "corporate memory".

Or maybe not. WoW and BC went on to earn a bazillion dollars for them, so obviously it doesn't matter what the launch day experience is like.

Got booted... loaded into WoW because they said i was till showing online in game and it's showing folks was disconnected 2hrs earlier from bnet.

Has anybody had their sigils from the pre-release web banner creation app show up? I cannot find mine in my sigil inventory.

I also just got kicked out of game (right in the middle of a boss fight!), then was (a) unable to resume game due to error 316704, and (b) after logging out, was unable to log back in due to error 3003.

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

This is... a single player game? Huh.

Vector wrote:

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

4dSwissCheese wrote:

Looks like I signed off for the night at just the right time. Fun times going through Act 1 with a full group of four. As was noted, it's a solid, relaxing sort of experience thus far. I'm not totally sold on the Witch Doctor I'm playing. The look of the spells is great, but the pets feel too squishy, and when you're left with just the spells, I felt a bit like an underpowered Wizard. Though maybe I just had sucky gear - my damage did seem to ramp up a fair bit towards the end.

Yeah I need to mess around with the WitchDoctor some more. Zombie dogs seem kinda useless, but they're decent for crowd control I suppose. I've heard they scale with level and gear, so that could be the reason why they started to get squishy at the end of act 1. (So much hunter gear).

Once ability I kept forgetting to spam was soul harvest. The +intelligence buff really ups the damage output to insane amounts.

Shaq Fu Thug wrote:

This is... a single player game? Huh.

I don't think it is. Nowhere have I even seen a single player mode. Everything is just set up like it's a private game.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
Vector wrote:

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

But it warned me that if I do that I will lose all of the progress I made after that point.

Aww... bnet is down. Booted me just as I was getting near the end of the beta content.

ahrezmendi wrote:

Has anybody had their sigils from the pre-release web banner creation app show up? I cannot find mine in my sigil inventory.

They said those will show up after a week or so.

Vector wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

But it warned me that if I do that I will lose all of the progress I made after that point.

I think it means the progress you've made since achieving the last step in your current quest. At least I hope that's how it works.

Monk has been very fun to play. Is there a way to quick switch your mouse buttons to alternate skills? This would be ideal to change from crowd control to single target dps. The UI lets you do it fairly quickly but a toggle would be ideal.

Motleyai wrote:
4dSwissCheese wrote:

Looks like I signed off for the night at just the right time. Fun times going through Act 1 with a full group of four. As was noted, it's a solid, relaxing sort of experience thus far. I'm not totally sold on the Witch Doctor I'm playing. The look of the spells is great, but the pets feel too squishy, and when you're left with just the spells, I felt a bit like an underpowered Wizard. Though maybe I just had sucky gear - my damage did seem to ramp up a fair bit towards the end.

Yeah I need to mess around with the WitchDoctor some more. Zombie dogs seem kinda useless, but they're decent for crowd control I suppose. I've heard they scale with level and gear, so that could be the reason why they started to get squishy at the end of act 1. (So much hunter gear).

Once ability I kept forgetting to spam was soul harvest. The +intelligence buff really ups the damage output to insane amounts.

Zombie Dogs are great if you use them as suicide bombs. Once Sacrifice gets it's first rune there is a huge slow down affect as well.

My only problem with the Witch Doctor is that his/her spells don't hit with any impact. Firebat with the tier 1 rune does a lot of damage and can take out a tightly packed group in one shot but there is little indication it is doing it.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
Vector wrote:

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

Trick is now you gte a very nice buff if you kill so many champions before you get to the boss so its almost not worth it to do solo boss runs now.

How to tell when Battlenet is down... this thread post count accelerates to almost 10 a minute.

Hyetal wrote:
Vector wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

But it warned me that if I do that I will lose all of the progress I made after that point.

I think it means the progress you've made since achieving the last step in your current quest. At least I hope that's how it works.

I hope so as well. So it would just reset your current quest back to the beginning when you choose do go back to it.

Hypatian wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

Has anybody had their sigils from the pre-release web banner creation app show up? I cannot find mine in my sigil inventory.

They said those will show up after a week or so.

Ah ok, that explains it. I'll stick with my CE sigil until then.

ranalin wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:
Vector wrote:

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

Trick is now you gte a very nice buff if you kill so many champions before you get to the boss so its almost not worth it to do solo boss runs now.

I just liked doing it for fun. Wasn't much of a purpose. Mostly revenge.

Vector wrote:

But it warned me that if I do that I will lose all of the progress I made after that point.

It will forget your quest progress, and your waypoints. Basically, it will be as if that character were at an earlier point in the quest chain.

ranalin wrote:

Trick is now you gte a very nice buff if you kill so many champions before you get to the boss so its almost not worth it to do solo boss runs now.

That buff only kicks in at the higher difficulties, though. Not sure if it keeps track of boss-kills separately from quest progress, though. I think it may. (i.e. no rares from repeat boss kills, at least in early difficulties.)

Vector wrote:
ranalin wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:
Vector wrote:

How are boss runs handled now?

I used to like killing all of the Act bosses in one go to see what uniques I could get. With the new system it doesn't look like I can do that.

You can redo any content at will. Click the change quest button before hitting resume game.

Trick is now you gte a very nice buff if you kill so many champions before you get to the boss so its almost not worth it to do solo boss runs now.

I just liked doing it for fun. Wasn't much of a purpose. Mostly revenge.

After going through all the logbooks form Act 1, I'm getting the urge to reinstall Diablo 1 just so I could kill Lazarus over and over again. Maybe I'm getting too involved with the story.

Slacker1913 wrote:

I'm getting the urge to reinstall Diablo 1 just so I could kill Lazarus over and over again. Maybe I'm getting too involved with the story.

I'm not sure if they've retconned or elaborated on Diablo 1's events in this game. I do know that I'm amused it's taken them 16 years to do so.

(Also, I've not played D1 yet either. Should remedy that some day)

I'm really surprised at how bad this is going, to be honest.

ScurvyDog wrote:

I'm really surprised at how bad this is going, to be honest.

It was fine for me yesterday after 1.5 hours of not getting on. Ran great with no hiccups. Log in this morning and most of my achievements are gone and the server goes down.

I'm really enjoying my lvl 14 Barbarian! The leap ability is fun every time. The server outage is telling me I should get some sleep before work tomorrow