Random silliness

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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

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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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Random nerdiness

I’m going to have to blame Cymre for posting this Nerdscore test this morning… and so I really just had to find out my score too. I think My maths degree has inflated my score I’m more than just my maths degree! Only today I did engaged in an email argument with an old friend who suggested that ‘debunk’ classified as a ‘word that only exists in prefixed form’. Like these. A nice little trail of searches later, I discovered that ‘debunk’ means ‘to remove the … 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

Sparklies!

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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Diablo 3 – Nightmare

Plaguebearers

Over the weekend Shigeko and I spent some time working our way through Nightmare difficulty. This post will mainly be about the kinds of mobs we have faced so far. I’ll post some more on actually playing my demonhunter tomorrow. Difficulty I was initially surprised that it didn’t feel like a step up in difficulty. I mean… yes the normal mobs were harder, but only like they were the next ‘area’ of mobs. That is: they felt perfectly tuned for the level of my character. In … Continue reading

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