shamblemonkee wrote:Heh, yes. I keep making new HC characters, but I'll never make it past cruel that way, especially not as a melee solo player, I guess.
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Play in a group, hardcore in a group is like another game. You can place bets on who dies first.
@Sharzam Yeah, sometimes i've considered that to help me by sections that i've found tricky solo but i've never taken the plunge (in HC) as i'm more scared of other people getting me killed, at least on my own i know it was because i stuffed up!
Had a right dicey time with Merveil last night - decided to chance it at level 15 with only 3 Town Portals, playing an Energy Shield & Armour Witch with Shield and Mace.
I could take big chunks out of Merv but wasn't mobile enough to escape all her spells which really hurt. I got her to Phase 2 but popped all my TPs in the process, the ensuing fight through the exploding squids wearing her down was pertty epic - probably took 15 minutes for the entire fight.
Getting back outside ot the jungle was such a relief - back to one shotting monkeys and apes.
Hmm well that experiment is over, chamber of sins level 2, open a tp, port to town on 20% life...
...forest encampment loading screen...
... Title screen, with error "that character is out of your league (and you know it)"
Log back in and yup, moved to default league. Sad monkee
I had that with my witch, she was struggling and i ran to a zone exit. It then moved me to the default league. To be fair i was about to die anyway.
Got to say, I've been extremely lucky so far - I must have gotten disconnected at least a dozen times while my HC characters were in the thick of it, but none of them died.* Actually, I thought they set the characters back 30 seconds or so to keep this from happening (I lost a few items that way that I had just picked up), but I might be wrong.
*Obviously, they die all the time, mostly because I am an idiot, but not because of DCs...
Edited by UncleLou at 10:33:28 06-02-2013
There's a fairly extensive statistics site, but nothing like scores or anything, afaik.
Know what you mean about SC almost being a bit pointless, but like I said the other day, I don't think I have a choice if I ever want to see merciless!
As far as I know, you get a pretty heavy xp penalty when you die in merciless though, so progressing through merciless might not be quite so easy in SC, either.
But yeah, a score would be nice.
20% pen i think.
i already have a new idea for a character so it doesn't hurt too much. funny though as the witch i was using was going for the reduced stun threshold mods, hence the mace... and whaddya know kirpparian pops up with a complete stunlock build which i presume will now get nerfed TO THE GROUND
i really enjoyed my witch ranger so far but think i may pursue an evasion, es, shield ranger or duelist next possibly with a crit dagger and viper strike
aplsin 18 posts
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It's 7,5% in Cruel and 15% in Merciless.
@shamblemonkee regarding stun threshold, they have said they won't nerf it into the ground, just make it have diminishing returns so you can never stun lock (still stun, but no lock) mobs with MASSIVE hp like bosses and some rare mobs.
ah cool, cheers.
I got a Crest of Perandus recently so am now working on a max block build
Crest of Perandus
Pine Buckler 8 40% 0 53 0 0 26 0
3% of Physical Attack Damage Leeched back as Life
+60-80 to Maximum Life
5.2 Life Regenerated per second
+30% to Lightning Resistance
10% additional Block Chance
'With piety and justice.'
- Perandus family motto
Nice. What's the best starting class for this, Templar?
I've not checked around too much - the idea for the build just occurred to me while daydreaming at work yesterday.
I did load up that POESkillTree app to do a quick scan of where all the + shield block, stun recovery and x% from shield defences and also +resist while holding a shield nodes were.
From there it became clear that yeah Templar or Marauder would have easiest and quickest access to the relevant nodes.
I plumped for Templar in the end as it offers two clusters of shield block and defence nodes that you can fill by level 12 for a total of about 8% shield block and 60% extra defence from the shield. Additionally there's the +40% mana regen node right at the start of his mana path and some other tasty +ele damage nodes for later
I think block is capped at 75%, the shield offers 40% block so i should be able to max that and focus on resists and boosting whatever form of attack i go for.
Edited by shamblemonkee at 09:41:40 12-02-2013
Edited by shamblemonkee at 09:42:48 12-02-2013
Pretty huge patch last night. Gems now all look different, and (most) shields finally look like they do in the character slots.
Excellent, i dind't get to log back on after they brought the realm down for the patch but looking through the notes it did sound good.
Hows it going with your lvl40?
shamblemonkee wrote:50something now!
Hows it going with your lvl40?
I've "parked" him at the waypoint before the endboss of act 3 cruel, waiting for the allegedly more or less imminent melee buff patch.
In the meantime, I am playing a bowmauder. Bloody hell, it really is easy mode, and I guess I have levelled twice as fast. Lighning arrow with fork and lesser multiple arrows = instadeath for anyone on the screen.
I've not played for a week or so, but yeah melee really does need a tweak and also to make it so that you can afford ot not stack just health.
and now for something completely different, made me laugh:
Massive patch some time tomorrow, with new leagues and everything, and major rebalancing with the idea of making characters depend less on life.
Edited by UncleLou at 17:59:11 04-06-2013
Yeah looks great, really looking forward to trying anarchy
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Just in case anyone cares, I'm going to give this one another crack today. Seem to remember I decided against the combat a bit. Let's see how it goes after a few patches. Last I heard ranged damage was pretty dominant do will pick the archer bird or the witch and try some death from above!!
really enjoying the new season 3 races.
played for the first time in a few months on the weekend and tried a 130minute race as my re-introduction.
went well enough as a ranger -got 2 legendary drops on the way to level 10 (one of which was a bow \0/).
the top guys finished at pretty much double my level, i finished 400th or so. not sure if this means i did ok of that not many are participating :-/
spamdangled 27,924 posts
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Can this get changed now to just plain old Path of Exile now that it's officially launched?
We should get an EG guild going...
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Can throw my low level witch into a EG Guild. See that they are bringing a CTF mode for the full release, could be a bit random.
Liked how they deal with how potions work and recharge, different from the usual carrying 40 bottles of health.
Just waiting to redownload through steam
Oooo just noticed its now on steam. That should attract a few people, ive been playing on and off for months and love it (when i get around to it).
So being on steam changes nothing i guess and use the same account.
This can't be played offline?
I tried to install it and it required some log-in, disappointed.
installed it last night but yet to have a crack. If it's any good I'd be up for a guild.