There are two game types (on PC anyway, i dont know if they have this on the console versions) standard (general play) and ladder play, which forces everyone to restart from scratch with no saved gear/inventories/everything else. My friends were playing ladder and were able to boost me up pretty quickly, so I made a hammerdin. The ladder seasons have different and new gear that gets transitioned over to standard play when the season ends. I think this is ladder season 4.
I haven’t fired up Diablo in a couple of months on the xbox, so not sure if such a thing exists on consoles, I think the closest is Hardcore mode, 1 life, thats it, and you can only share equipment etc between other hardcore characters, so you have to unlock all your chest capacity again.
I tried Hardcore on the 360, got a barbarian to about 45, before I went over to xbox 1.
I’m running on Torment 1, with crappy gear, as a Demon Hunter, who is now lvl70 Paragon lvl30, or lvl100 now I suppose.
I keep tweaking my build to try and make it easier, but the build I’m using is working fairly well against trash mobs, but against Champions I have a hard time. Especially the ones with Reflect Damage and Molten.
I went into a Rift last night, and ended up spending half an hour trying to kill the Rift Guardian. He was putting me under as soon as I was back up, with his Fireball attacks that are basically one hit kills. What made it even worse was I had 3 Waller minions spawn in the same area, which were completely blocking me from hitting the Guardian. Very frustrating stuff. Because I’m running a Demon Hunter, the only things I’ve pumped my Paragon points in are Dex and Life On Hit. I have very little armor, although I did come across a nice legendary chest piece that was around 1000 Armor.
I keep going to the vendor to try and upgrade my armor but he never has anything better than what I’ve got, damage and armor wise.
Heh, I already had my witch doctor in torment 1 gear and at level 60 when I came back. My friends jacked me up quick with a few well placed runs. I’m told thats the way to go - look for groups to leech some rifts for gear and xp, then start looking for bounties when you’re geared enough to go.
I only play when a season starts up, get as far as I can, then stop playing till the next one. This season I went with a DH. I have full UE gear and power level is around GR 50. Did hit GR 60 when I was in a group of equally geared folks. So nice to have melee guys hold up the mobs so I can multi-shot spam safely!
I am stuck again, as I need friends for some speed runs. Need a speed run to unlock the last mission in my journey book
Theres my two. Bonus points if you get the references on both names. And no, the witch doctor is not named after the chicken set in game. I’m at ~grift45 on chicken, ~41 on obara. I still need the 100% hammer attack speed thing with her, but ther eal issue with the blessed hammer build right now is having to stagger step. The dominion rune in my cube helps, but not a lot.
Its still not great. The things they did to the storyline were atrocious.
It’s all about mindlessly grinding and looting over and over again to do more damage reaaaallly really faaaast to ascend higher and higher and higher until the screen is full of near billions of crit numbers. That is the real story line!
You see, thats a problem for me. Because I grew up with Diablo 2. I think I still have more hours in it than borderlands 2 by a long, longshot. Maybe as much time as I had in WoW in between the two. It was my game. And a big part of that was that the lore was really ■■■■■■■ good. Introducing the other two prime evils was great, and watching the wanderer’s trek was awesome. And then when that was done…
… the act five cinematics. I still get shivers.
“Your proposal… is acceptable…”
And then… deckard cain gets punted by a d list character. Couldn’t even have diablo, mephisto, baal or leoric do it. It had to be some random butterfly bitch. Tyreal cuts his wings off for no reason and then gets made the angel of wisdom for being the dumbest son of a bitch on the face of sanctuary. They throw in all this nephalem nonsense for no ■■■■■■■ reason…
I could still bitch about this for days, really.
As to the gear grind…
Well, I would say that the two characters probably have a combined 120-160 hours in them, not counting the at launch stuff I did for my witch doctor. Aaaaand I’m already done.
I have no desire to go back and play anymore, because they have the best sets that I think I can give them.