Diablo 3 Beta Gameplay #21: Massacre Bonus Goes GodwinPosted 6 October 2011 by Flux
Two fun videos today. The first comes from HunterSC, who has justified his SC-based D3 beta invite with a new record in the unofficial kill spree contest, by racking up an amazing 368 kills in the Weeping Hollow, with a Demon Hunter. How did he do it? With a lot of advanced planning.
The Weeping Hollow is a large, zombie-infested outdoor area fairly early in Act One. There are a few small graveyard areas that are often choked with zombies, (my brand new Barbarian got a 45 kill streak in one of those last night) and packs of those crawling torso dudes hop out of the trees every now and then, but I wouldn’t have thought there were 368 monsters in the entire area.
There weren’t, to start with. Hunter’s triumph was born of preparation, since while there aren’t that many monsters in the Weeping Hollow, there are a lot of those puking female zombies, from whose movie theater floor effluvia new zombies emerge. So Hunter must have run through the level for quite some time prior to filming, inducing the Wretched Mothers to gack up lots of undead, which he lured out to fill the open spaces.
That he did it with a Demon Hunter, the slowest-killing class in he beta, seems counter-intuitive, but it’s actually clever. A Wizard or Witch Doctor would kill too quickly on these low-level monsters, and since the key to a massacre bonus is to deal some damage every second for as long as possible, doing too much too quickly is a bad thing. The Monk or Barb wouldn’t work either since they lack ranged attacks and thus can’t keep hitting something every .5 seconds forever.
It seems like a much higher number could be reached in this level with even more preparation. The sides of the level weren’t even touched, and if someone took the time to lure out a couple of hundred more zombies, and then had the stamina to keep non-stop killing for more than 4 minutes, I’m sure we’ll see a 500+ kill spree in the immediate future.
The second video is one of those funny “Hitler screaming from that German movie” subtitle-redubs. This time, Hitler didn’t get his Diablo 3 beta invite. Imagine his rage?
Click through to watch, and it gets a NSFW warning, since there’s a ton of (very funny) subtitled profanity