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    Quote Originally Posted by Gande View Post
    The trick to Azmodan to not filling the room with pools is to know how they work. Theres 7 pools he'll lay each time, the first 3 will always be on the border, and the next 4 will always be on or next to you. They're on some timer, if you have a decent internal clock you can anticipate them from the first 3. If you don't want the room filled, after the first three just start running around the perimeters of the other pools/the outside of the room. Hope this is informative
    Excellent, and I was unaware of that. I've just been running the second they appear. I definitely will try that this time once my new HC is at the right level (50 or so).



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    Just died in Act I Hell. Made it to The Butcher but stopped because I had 2 bars till 56, went out got 56 and did the Chamber of Suffering quest again to face a Distombed Hulk, Illusionist, Knockback, Extra health. I got trapped in and my Furious Charge didn't have a long enough range or short enough CD to make it out while Ignore Pain was on CD.
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    Made it! Level 49, Azmodan Nightmare, and now moving onto Act IV. Can't wait to down Diablo and hit hell mode.



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    As far as I understand it the entire point of playing through HC is to make sure you're overgeared for everything before you attempt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    As far as I understand it the entire point of playing through HC is to make sure you're overgeared for everything before you attempt it.
    No, not really. I jumped ahead by getting into Act 3 when I was Act 2 geared and level and managed to survive. Just gotta be smart about it.

    Oh, and Diablo nightmare is down. Onto Skeleton King hell



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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    No, not really. I jumped ahead by getting into Act 3 when I was Act 2 geared and level and managed to survive. Just gotta be smart about it.

    Oh, and Diablo nightmare is down. Onto Skeleton King hell
    Careful, hell is where the game really starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysah View Post
    Careful, hell is where the game really starts.
    Yeah I'm seeing that. It feel like a real challenge finally, but so far I have been able to take down every single pack. Some I've had trouble with, but so far it's been great. I switched out Seismic Slam for Rend (*gasp* I know), with the rune that gives 9% of the damage back as life. In large groups I can't be taken down simply because everything bleeds to death insanely fast and heals me.

    Right now I'm looking at:

    3.07k damage
    26.4k health
    5.3k armor (67.44%)
    17% block for 820-947
    133 life per second
    163 life on hit

    And around 6-10% resists

    I think I need to get more on hit life and resists but so far what gear of that type is up is too expensive or just doesn't exist
    Last edited by Darsithis; 2012-06-17 at 08:50 PM.



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    My hardcore career is a comical one.

    Wizard, level 33; Died to a meteor on Normal Azmodan. Combination of completely ignoring vitality and not paying attention.

    Wizard, level 46; Had leveled from 42-46 in about 55 minutes from running Nightmare Maghda. Was on my way to do another. In Alcarnus, 2 Elite packs generally spawn. The 2 I got had at least Illusionist, Waller, Arcane Enchanted and Frozen between them. A combination of Arcane Sentries, Unit Collision due to the Illusions, and Walling got me down. This was like my freaking 40th run of this too. The death was highly unexpected.

    R.I.P.

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    Playing Path of Exile and Guild Wars 2

  9. #69
    I remember playing HC in D2, there were VERY frequent lag spikes. If you were in a safe place to wait it out, when they finally ended (and they could last 30+ seconds), you'd see two things: 1) 1 or more people have died 2) Those same 1 or more people have left the game. The trick was to leave as soon as the spike hit, but if you weren't fast enough you died and it would spit out the message after the spike that you had died and left.

    Unfortunately Blizzard / Activision seem to have placed the same high priority on profits, and therefore low priority on server hardware, that they did for D2, so I'll be skipping HC in D3. I've experienced a lot of lag, far too much to make me want to bother with HC.

  10. #70
    I started playing HC because end game was terribly boring... I've had 2 chars so far, level 40 wizard (died act 2 nightmare) and I now have a 53 Wizard that is in the Halls just before the butcher on hell mode. I'm doing everything solo but I check out the AH constantly. I have about 5.5k damage after Force Weapon and about 25k health.

    My tactic so far was I just played the game 100% "as intended" (just playing the story..) from 1-46, at which point I reached Iskatu NM. I repeated that quest until 50, which took less than an hour. Then I played through act IV and completed it, have been playing the story through "as normal" again since. I think my character will die soon, perhaps I will be pulled into the fire by The Butcher.

    The Templar really summed up for me why we play HC... in Act IV NM, just before Diablo he said something like "If this is to be our end, it will be a memorable one". Really made me smile.

    Are there any good HC communities for D3? I play from New Zealand so I would be interested to find some regulars to play with.. my RL friends are not interested in HC at all.

  11. #71
    I recently moved my computer to get better internet connection (moved from wireless to wired). Unfortunately the socket is linked to the light switch, and unlike most switches, instead of just being wired to the higher socket it seems to be wired to both. Needless to say, my roommate walked in and went "LOL WHY IS THIS ON?!?". My 42 barb then died to a sole wasp, while I was trucking into large groups of mobs and mowing them down no problem.

    RIP wafflez

    Currently back at 21 again.

  12. #72
    Level 56 Male WD, died in A1 Hell due to lag. 15 minutes of silence for the most fantastic class/character in DIII. Also mostly because I had to keep breathing normally :P J/K.

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    Update:



    I even just killed, right after, Azmodan and got No Reinforcements, so it was a good and lucky night. Tomorrow, Diablo dies on hardcore hell.



  14. #74
    Am level 52 WD, only have Diablo left on Nightmare mode. Yeah, I've been dicking around a bit to out-level things, at least by 2-3 levels. My most terror-filled moment so far was a Vortex/Frozen pack of tremors.

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    43 Barbarian, farming the start of Act II Nightmare. Have not bought anything from the AH, though my Barb has greased the way for 3 other HC toons in Nightmare Act I (36 Monk, 33 Witchdoctor, 31 Demonhunter) as well as a 26 Wizard in Normal Act III. I am having a blast, and will try to level to 60 with no AH purchases. At that point I may relent.

    Note: My Barb has a lot of tough fights. My other toons do things like kill Belial with more damage and HP than my Barb did when he killed Diablo. Melee Wizards FTW ???

  16. #76
    55 witch doctor, hell act 2. After getting zombie bears rune, all other damaging spells seem to lose hard against it, especially with Vision Quest up. However, it puts me in a very dangerous situation (aka in the mobs face). Even though I have 35k hp and 300 all resist, makes me somewhat nervous. I don't like that :P
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    Sadly my level 60 barbarian just died to a champion pack in Act1 - at the same time he had 5 stacks of NV

    Guess I live and learn. Time to try again!



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    Hardcore is so much funny, i really didn't know that.
    Currently at level 30, wizard, first character on HC. The only time that i almost died happened on Azmodan, just facerolling everything like always and then BOOM meteor on my head : 5% hp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Sadly my level 60 barbarian just died to a champion pack in Act1 - at the same time he had 5 stacks of NV

    Guess I live and learn. Time to try again!
    I saw your achievements... was that your first 60!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    Sadly my level 60 barbarian just died to a champion pack in Act1 - at the same time he had 5 stacks of NV

    Guess I live and learn. Time to try again!
    It gets phenomenally easier every time through. Did all of nightmare on my DH in about five hours /played. Hell slows you down a lot, but hey, we can farm act 3 hell for ilvl 61/62 gear now.
    Win and live. Lose and die.
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