LB: My new weapon is pretty nice. DJ's still not here because he's writing papers . Writing is for the weak. The savage halberd of slaughter that Mizan had is now in my possession. I used it to clear the Far Oasis and Maggot Lair, and have gained my twenty-fourth level. Not much has occured drop-wise or item wise.
Lu Bu Level 24 Far Oasis accompanied by Kundri the Cold Rogue
DJ: Alright, this thread is back now due to the lack of interest in D3 and the upcoming closure of the Torchlight II beta. Tonight we can do a short interview with our lead character. Please welcome back Diao Chan.
DC: Hi all.
DJ: Let's talk about this section of Act V recently completed.
DC: Me and Mizan have agreed that Frenzytaurs and crush beasts with gremlins on top are annoying. I've already had two NDE's to them. Mizan has fallen once.
Mizan: Maybe you should put more full rejuvenation potions in inventory.
DC: Maybe I should get a holy freeze merc.
DJ: And now you're off to rescue Anya.
DC: I don't know why the demons kept all those barbarians alive. Was it to taunt them? If I were a demon, I'd look into getting some human flesh.
Mizan: *mutters under breath You are one.
DC: I heard that. *conjures Wake of Fire sentry that begans launching fire waves around the room.
DJ: *ducks a fire wave. This interview is over, next up is an update on Lu Bu's progress.
Mizan: *catches his pants on fire. Diao Chan is laughing at him.
Diao Chan level 38, still in the Frigid Highlands with her merc that has his pants on fire, Mizan, who is defensive.
Guan Lu is with us again from somewhere in the Black Marsh.
GL: Hey guys, I haven't updated because I've been waiting for a better weapon. Those throwing knives were, to put in Charles Barkley's words: turrible. Then one of the random monsters slain by Lu Bu dropped this.
+17% Damage against Demons
+ 42 AR against Demons
+ 6 Poison damage over 2 sec
I picked it up off a stash and then used it to clear the Tower of the countess.
Liaza: Hi guys. He found me an actual decent bow too.
Guan Lu: This Bow was in a chest. Must have been left by some great rogue archer.
5% Chance to cast Amplify Damage on striking
+2 Minimum Damage
+15 poison damage over 4 sec
+1 to mana after each kill
Liaza started celebrating after we identified the bow at Cain's.
Liaza: Finally things are starting to speed up.
DJ: Unfortunately, you guys are going to be on the backburner for a bit. I need to work on getting Diao Chan through the rest of Act 5 so you guys can have more decent gear as you advance.
Guan Lu: Fine with me, time to go talk with Akara about soothsaying.
Liaza: I think I'll go hang out with Flavie and shoot some more arrows.
*Clay Golem appears
Liaza: He's curious why he didn't get invited to this interview.
DJ: I forgot. Wait, why are you looking at me like that. Aaaaaahhhh!!
*CG starts chasing DJ around the room.
GL: I think this session is over. Now I can work on reading my oracle bones some more. It says: The audience reading this will prosper and find success in all they do.
Liaza: Bye from the Black Marsh.
*fades out, DJ is heard screaming in the background, No! No! Not the face, yaaaggghhh!
Guan Lu, level 17 in the Black Marsh (about to head for Tamoe Highlands), with his happy companion, Liaza the Fire Rogue, and Angry Clay Golem
DJ: Today we join Xu Zhu from the Outer Cloister. How do you feel?
XZ: Tired. There were too many cold enchanted things today.
DJ: Tell us about your new equipment.
XZ: DJ peeked through his stash and gave me an pair of Antlers that had +3 Wearbear and +2 Lycantrophy. That made things speed up. He also looked through his stash and handed me a 47% Goreshovel. I would like to ask you why you haven't played me in a year....
DJ: Today I wanted to play a werebear, so I chose you to work with.
XZ: Anyway, I gained my 18th level now.
Cao Cao: Why is my bodyguard only halfway through the first town when I'm in act II?
Cao Cao: *prepares sword to attack DJ
DJ: That's all for now.
Cao Cao: I want that bodyguard in Act II by tomorrow, or else you'll have to deal with me!
*chases after DJ with a crystal sword.
Xu Zhu, the tired werebear, level 18 in the Outer Cloister. Next Up: The Barracks
Today's update is brought to you by Diao Chan and Cao Cao, as they wanted to do one with out DJ....
DC: I am in the Arreat Plateau scheming to head into the Crystalline Passage. DJ got me some really good stuff (greater talons +2 SM, Trickster's Amulet of the Squid, and Psychic Coronet of Negation. Today was pretty much a cake walk. Mizan got an ethereal Insight Poleaxe, so I don't have to worry about mana potions anymore.
Mizan: This Insight is very useful. I should've gotten it before Diablo.
CC: I'm in the Dry Hills looking for the Halls of the Dead. I got some stuff from DJ too, including a new crystal sword that adds 18-43 fire damage and has two sockets. I need some lightning resist though, the scarabs really hurt with 30 LR. Fiona is doing fine with a Mechanic's Composite Bow of Amplify Damage. It has a Tal and a chipped sapphire in it.
*Lu Bu appears.
LB: What is this?
DC: Uhh.. Nothing... *uses dragon flight to head back to the Arreat Plateau.
CC: We were just having a talk.
LB: Sure you were, I need to have a word with DJ, he hasn't played me in a while.
CC: He isn't here today.
LB: Don't I still have unfinished business with you?
CC: *runs out of the room
LB: Oh well, more beer for me at Atma's I guess.
Diao Chan: Level 40 in the Arreat Plateau with her faithful merc Mizan, now also with a Shadow Master. Up Next: Crystalline Passage
Cao Cao: Level 23 in the Dry Hills with his fire rogue Fiona: Up next, Halls of the Dead