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Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated

A fan assembled all six of the class-specific item sets in Reaper of Souls, took pics of them on each gender for each class, and provided views from all angles. It’s quite a useful presentation, and credit to Zeldrin for creating it.

I found it interesting since I’d never actually seen the full sets so clearly. Everyone’s got a few or all of the items from each set, but usually mixed with other gear, some transmogged or vanishing dyed, etc. So here they are, unadulterated and straight from the D3 artist’s tablets to your screen. All the sets (except for Firebird’s, which adds a source) consist of six items: helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, and boots, so visually they are pretty much apples to apples comparisons. So here are Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated:

Barbarian

DiabloWikiLegacy Of Raekor (armory), Barbarian set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


Crusader

DiabloWikiArmor Of Akkhan (armory), Crusader set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


Demon Hunter

DiabloWikiEmbodiment of the Marauder (armory), Demon Hunter set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


Monk

DiabloWikiRaiment of a Thousand Storms (armory), Monk set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots.


Witch Doctor

DiabloWikiHelltooth Harness (armory), Witch Doctor set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots. (This set apparently lacks the light weight and flexibility of the huge slabs of unrefined steel that the other classes have strapped to their bodies, as both of these weary medical professionals are bent double beneath the weight of their assorted shark teeth, baboon femurs, and coconut shells.)


Wizard

DiabloWikiFirebird’s Finery (armory), Wizard set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, source, legs, boots. (Firebird’s has a seventh item, a Source, which is the only difference in the slots filled by these sets.)


Diablo 3 “Gear Sets”

This whole presentation reminds me of the hot (pre-game) topic of DiabloWikiGear Sets. We’ve got a big wiki article about them, and “Gear Sets” was a regular news category from 2010-2012, with 29 news items so categorized.

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How Diablo 3 Auction House Botters Got Rich

news-d3ah-botters-richFascinating and very long article by a self-confessed Diablo 3 Auction House botter, talking about how he made over 100k Euros in a year, entirely through buying low and selling high on the AH and RMAH. The article is huge and goes into great detail about everything, including the scripts he used, the multiple machines he had running, and how easy it was to avoid Blizzard’s very lacking anti-botting measures.

The botter’s first attempts were by using a very simple script to scan Auction House listings, one item at a time, and automatically buy ones with stats that exceeded his set parameters, and with a price below his maximum value. This required him to know which items were powerful, what the best stats on them were, how much they’d sell for on the RMAH, etc. It took a lot of work and daily updates to the search scripts, but with millions of players using the AH, many of them without a clue about the actual value of their items, it was shooting fish in a barrel.

I remember in these months I used to search a lot for rare rings or rare amulets. What still comes to my mind is a criteria searching for rare amulets with more than 7 critical hit chance and more than 50 critical hit damage and buying any that cost below 1 or 2 million gold. I sold amulets with these criteria on the RMAH (Real Money Auction House), for tens and sometimes even 100+ euros. Stuff like 7+ crit chance, 50+ crit damage and a high main stat like strength or intelligence + vitality was considered pretty good back then. Trifectas ( crit chance + crit damage + increased attack speed) was even more rare and expensive.

Another popular thing I remember botting the old fashioned way was Chantodo’s force wizard sources. These were great because almost no one seemed to know that the property “Arcane power on critical hit” was actually rare and very valuable. So you could just adjust your bot to search for chantodo’s force sources with arcane power on crit and above a specific damage, choose the minimum price under which the bot would buy any item it found, and you were good to go.

That was the very earliest version of the system, which was active in late 2012. The technology was quickly improved and with better coding his bot became able to search many types of items at once, all with different selected stats and minimum values in them, with different pricing criteria, and he figured ways to keep it refreshing constantly, so it would scan literally every single gold item sale that appeared within seconds of it going on the market.

On January 1st I started selling those sweet sweet presents. And the results were staggering. The money started flowing in immediately. Before, I was searching for 1 variation of 1 single item, for example any Mempo of Twilight with Critical Hit Chance, below the price of 1 million gold. Now, I could search for 100 different variations of Mempo of Twilight, plus hundreds of variations of all other worthwhile items. In the first days though, I only had one bot account, which I was using to bot some legendary items in the “armor” category. Even with this small sample of all possible items though, it was soon obvious to me that I had to buy a very powerful PC which could run more than 1 diablo window, and would also search the Auction House which much higher FPS (Frames per second).

He also made a fortune buying items that people mislisted in gold instead of RMT. That seems impossible, but the article has literally dozens of screenshots of spectacular items listed at 150 or 200 gold, when clearly the seller meant to list them at those prices… in EUROS! And no, the conversion rate of Diablo 3 gold to real money wasn’t exactly 1-to-1…

First I bought one more account and started using 2 accounts which were botting for legendary Armor. Why another one botting the same subset of items? Take another look at the screenshots above.

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Diablo3ladders.com Full Season 1 Results and New Seasons Start

Posted 1 Feb 2013 by

An important update for  Diablo3ladders.com with some key results. Back in October last year we started the first Season of the full ladders for both hardcore and softcore characters and the ladders wrapped up a couple of days ago. Nobody in either ladder managed to reach Paragon 100 but there was certainly some valiant efforts, especially in the hardcore ladder.  The results were as follows:

Hardcore

Pos Name Server Class Level Paragon Lvl
1 RashadFace (lottamercy#1129) US WD 60 47
2 Annabola (Gunsm0ke#2560) EU Barb 60 28
3 Tron (lottamercy#1129) US WD 60 14
4 Fiona (patrox#1802) EU Barb 60 10
5 PunkinTits (lottamercy#1129) US Barb 60 9
6 Sholva (Sholva#2902) EU Barb 60 6
7 Thygian (JBV#1401) US WD 60 3
8 Seleena (FBaloo#2642) EU WD 60 2
9 omgitsdSAMA (ZuluEcho#6676) US Barb 60 1
10 Fiona (patrox#1802) EU Barb 60 0

Softcore

Pos Name Server Class Level Paragon Lvl
1 Adept (robotlegs#1245) US DH 60 82
2 MovinOnUp (DiabloManDan#1229) US Barb 60 45
3 Ladder (BlueBooger#1924) US Wiz 60 37
4 Burningflesh (ofthedead#1677) US WD 60 22
5 MrMcbang (Spiffymcbang#1141) US Barb 60 10
6 PsylentPsyko (ThePsyko#1814) US DH 60 8
7 Steele (gerey#2526) EU Monk 60 8
8 DaTiEbanis (DaTiEbanis) EU Monk 60 4
9 Paragon (vaskobgn#2526) EU Monk 60 1
10 vaskobgn#2526 (Anostagia) EU Wiz 60 0

A new season is now underway so if you want to take up the challenge the season runs from now until 1 May. Congrats to Adept (robotlegs#1245) in the Softcore ladder and RashadFace (lottamercy#1129) in the hardcore. Well done guys!

You can join either the RashadFace or lottamercy#1129 ladders now. Simply have a new level 1 character and then join up and see how far you can climb during the next season.

In other ladder news, January’s Kill Score ladder results are now in and Season 2 Hardcore came out top this month. The results are as follows:

Pos Name Softcore Kills Hardcore Kills Elite Kills Kill Score
1 Season 2 Hardcore 0 301351 21703 366460.0 -
2 bagi#2910 434552 77782 19925 354833.0 -
3 bagi#2910 468159 30456 22362 331621.5 -
4 xhale420#1886 481185 0 16165 289087.5 -
5 DTFFTB#1633 457445 0 18949 285569.5 -
6 Asro#2662 459570 0 17413 282024.0 -
7 mellowroll#2198 14077 229679 10669 268724.5 -
8 avoid#2691 424386 0 17555 264858.0 -
9 shorinji#1170 102078 172448 13277 263318.0 -
10 synnian#2871 404680 0 15879 249977.0 -

February’s Kill Score Ladder is now live and don’t forget all you need to do is add your BattleTag to the site then login and claim your tag to join in.