Diablo III Catch-All 2.0

I'm down for it. I have a Thorns WD with enough protection stats to make for a pretty decent tank. MP1's been a breeze so far.

Does it scale even further with more players? ie. MP4 with 4 players is a lot harder than MP4 solo or does MP trump multiplayer scaling?

Carlbear95 wrote:

Does it scale even further with more players? ie. MP4 with 4 players is a lot harder than MP4 solo or does MP trump multiplayer scaling?

I assume there's still a health modifier that increases their health by more than the 457% for MP4 just like normal group play. They took out the group damage modifier awhile ago though so it should be the same.

What's the most efficient way of getting five NV stacks in act 2 before farming the key warden in the oasis? I've never farmed act 2 so I don't know the normal runs.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

What's the most efficient way of getting five NV stacks in act 2 before farming the key warden in the oasis? I've never farmed act 2 so I don't know the normal runs.

I've been going to the area before Zoltan Kulle (last quest of The Black Soulstone works for that).

If you don't like the Terminus for Zoltun Kulle, you can minimize by hitting Road to Alcanus waypoint, go into the city.. there is always 1, sometimes 2 elites there, and you don't have to go past the first part of the city (where you free the prisoners in the story mode). Then I hit the Sewers of Caldeum (the 2nd WP) and there is alsmost always 2 elites in there. At that point you should have 3 or 4 and you can hop into the terminus to get the last few stacks vs. running through those long maps. Of course if you are simply loot farming, there's no reason to not do the Terminus... For all 3 portals I think there are at least 8 or 9 elite packs (maybe more).

I think that at Paragon level 10 they should just open the maps up with indicators where the elites are... there's no more mystery anymore, and makes finding things a lot easier. With NV, its not like I'm goign to reset the game if I'm fully stacked just because the map doesn't look right.. just saves me some time!

Carlbear95 wrote:

Does it scale even further with more players? ie. MP4 with 4 players is a lot harder than MP4 solo or does MP trump multiplayer scaling?

I thought they'd gotten rid of enemy scaling in groups though? Or was that just damage output and not health?

AnimeJ wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:

Does it scale even further with more players? ie. MP4 with 4 players is a lot harder than MP4 solo or does MP trump multiplayer scaling?

I thought they'd gotten rid of enemy scaling in groups though? Or was that just damage output and not health?

The reduced the health scaling but it's still there. The damage scaling is gone though.

I've been playing some 1.05 on my Demon Hunter and must say I am impressed with what they have done. The game finally is reaching a sweet spot. Loot is flowing much more freely and AH prices seem to be coming down for all but the very high end stuff. I was able to pick up a full Natalya's set and am rocking MP2 with only the very occasional death. I've switched my skill set up a bit and dropped hungering arrow, elemental arrow and smokescreen for bola shot, shadow power and the hog pet. I can keep shadow power up for many of the boss fights and it allows me to tank through some difficult situations. For the first time I think a lot of skill variations are becoming very viable.

How do people feel about a casual MP1/2 run tonight at 9 PM EST?

I'd also like to give a shout out to one Mr. Brock Samson, who tried to add me to his friendlist but whose friendlist is unfortunately full.

Thirteenth wrote:

How do people feel about a casual MP1/2 run tonight at 9 PM EST?

I'd also like to give a shout out to one Mr. Brock Samson, who tried to add me to his friendlist but whose friendlist is unfortunately full.

I would love to, but I dont' know what time that is Central.

That looks like 8 PM for Central, Grenn.

I have tagged this page and will refer to it whenever trying to figure out timezones in the future. You just taught a man to fish, Thirteenth.

I've been having a really easy time progressing with all of my characters but my barb which had been my best character before. He just seems super week and dies easily. I really don't even come close to dying with any of my other four characters unless I do something stupid. I'm not really sure what happened there.

Thirteenth wrote:

How do people feel about a casual MP1/2 run tonight at 9 PM EST?

I'd also like to give a shout out to one Mr. Brock Samson, who tried to add me to his friendlist but whose friendlist is unfortunately full.

I'll probably be on.

Grenn wrote:

I have tagged this page and will refer to it whenever trying to figure out timezones in the future. You just taught a man to fish, Thirteenth.

As usual, my sarcasm-dar fails me when it matters most.

Woo, I just got the infernal machine plan and have all 3 keys!

Thirteenth wrote:
Grenn wrote:

I have tagged this page and will refer to it whenever trying to figure out timezones in the future. You just taught a man to fish, Thirteenth.

As usual, my sarcasm-dar fails me when it matters most.

No sarcasm. I speak the truth.

Fun was had!

Grenn wrote:

Fun was had!

Indeed!

Thirteenth wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Fun was had!

Indeed!

I didn't get sh*t for drops but I got a lot of xp and had fun. I'll be hacking Thirteenth's account to steal that set mojo.

I really didn't notice much of a difference between MP2 and MP3 so I would say MP4 might be the best starting point for groups.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Fun was had!

Indeed!

I didn't get sh*t for drops but I got a lot of xp and had fun. I'll be hacking Thirteenth's account to steal that set mojo.

I really didn't notice much of a difference between MP2 and MP3 so I would say MP4 might be the best starting point for groups.

Its so crazy it just might work!

Ole Goat and I have been sending our witch doctors into Act 1 MP3 and having a blast. Added more of you to my friends list. If you are on would love to group up. Also, I haven't actually finished inferno (about halfway through act 3), so if anyone wants to just try to wrap up the game on , I'd be happy to do that as well.

edit *oop found it up thread, don't mind me*

krev82 wrote:

edit *oop found it up thread, don't mind me*

Timezones, eh? Me, too.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Fun was had!

Indeed!

I didn't get sh*t for drops but I got a lot of xp and had fun. I'll be hacking Thirteenth's account to steal that set mojo.

I really didn't notice much of a difference between MP2 and MP3 so I would say MP4 might be the best starting point for groups.

So, I got nothing useful last night running MP2/3 but I got three legendaries running MP0 for a couple hours this afternoon. What?

Ive gotten a Legendary each of the last 3 times I have played (1-2 hour playtime each), though I have yet to see a set item ever. Nice to see the drop rate increased.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Fun was had!

Indeed!

I didn't get sh*t for drops but I got a lot of xp and had fun. I'll be hacking Thirteenth's account to steal that set mojo.

I really didn't notice much of a difference between MP2 and MP3 so I would say MP4 might be the best starting point for groups.

So, I got nothing useful last night running MP2/3 but I got three legendaries running MP0 for a couple hours this afternoon. What?

Congrats!

I had to fight both Azmodan and Diablo three times each tonight because I'm stupid. On Azmodan, I twice got one-shot by fireballs that I misjudged the distance on just as he was about to die. On Diablo, I twice got caught in cages when he had just a sliver of health left. The first time I died before he put me down (from full health). The second time, I assumed I was going to die so I took my hands off the keyboard and mouse only to get put down with a couple hundred health left but I wasn't able to move or heal because I'm dumb. Whatever. Down to four characters I need to beat inferno with (excluding my hardcore guy).

Any suggestions on how to decently equip my 60(8) DH on a budget? I managed to snag a low end legacy natalya's shadow for cheap along with a cheap 968 dps, int based dual socket manticore to at least get me by . Everything else is just so damn pricy that I can't really fathom farming that much cash and I'm certainly not shelling out 100s of dollars per item on the RMAH.

krev82 wrote:

Any suggestions on how to decently equip my 60(8) DH on a budget? I managed to snag a low end legacy natalya's shadow for cheap along with a cheap 968 dps, int based dual socket manticore to at least get me by . Everything else is just so damn pricy that I can't really fathom farming that much cash and I'm certainly not shelling out 100s of dollars per item on the RMAH.

There are good deals to be had on low end legendaries. I highly recommend an inquisitor (preferably 3-socket). You can pick one for $100,000 or more depending on what your willing to settle for. Also, consider an andariels visage (try to get one with low +fire damage), hellcat waistguard and strongarm bracers. If your willing to be patient, you can also pick up some good mid-level rare gear for $10-20k.

I just had a legendary mighty belt drop with intelligence on it. The f*ck?