Category Archives: diablo3

Flitting between games

Well, it’s been a while. It’s been a while since I blogged here; it’s been a while since I played WoW. The qualifiers here are meaningful. I have been blogging lots elsewhere, and I have been playing lots of other games. “There is too much, I will sum up.” Since I stopped raiding back in March, I spent a bit of time logging into alts and mucking around. That lasted a couple of months but it gradually petered out. I haven’t logged in for a looong … Continue reading

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Still wandering through D3

It’s been a while. Work has been busy and I’ve been sick, so I’ve not had the energy to do much in the evenings, any gaming has been just that and no more. I’ve been pottering away at D3 though, playing my wee barbarian. I finally finished act 2 on him, Belial inferno + Aussie pings is pretty brutal… that and it took me a while to realise I really needed a more dps build/gearing config to down him. Onto act 3 and being brutalised by … Continue reading

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Random silliness


That is all.

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Diablo 3 – Hell mode cleared

Fighting two Izuals. This didn't go so well.

Last night Shigeko and I finished clearing Hell and started Inferno. Woo! We had a small run around in Inferno: finished the first few quests/areas there and it didn’t look terrifying. We only fought one champ pack and the ability combo wasn’t insane, so we killed them quickly and painlessly. I’m assuming the pain levels will ramp up heavily though as we press onwards. We thankfully didn’t come up against one of these: The difficulty of Hell difficulty We actually didn’t find Hell toooo bad. Elite … Continue reading

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Demon hunter build


This is as close as I’ll come to a Demon hunter ‘guide’. As usual it’s just ‘how I play my toon’. After reading last night that there is a huge variation of different class builds in Diablo 3, I thought I might record the one I’ve been using for the last couple of levels. I just hit 60, and haven’t even looked at my lvl 60 runes yet. As soon as I hit 60 we killed some champs and I didn’t want to lose my nephalem … Continue reading

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BattleTAG and the lack of ‘us’ time

I’ve blogged previously about the lack of privacy afforded by the BattleTAG system, and that still stands. But what I hadn’t anticipated was how extremely poor the social online experience would be in Diablo 3. Blizzard may tout the BattleTAG features as allowing you to chat with your friends across games – but it doesn’t allow you to socialise within the game beyond a simple one-to-one chat. Only after playing Diablo for a week or so, and after a couple of comments made by friends does … Continue reading

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Diablo 3 – nightmare cleared


On Monday night, Shigeko and I completed Nightmare. Act 3 and 4 were fun, and we discovered a small suite of optional areas in Act 4 that we missed on or normal run through. So Act 4 took us a fair bit longer this time… plus the particular combo of a champ pack that must have taken us 15-20 mins to kill alone. More ability combinations As we cleared through, I tried to collect as many screenies of boss/champ ability combinations as I could, just to … Continue reading

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