So I just lost my duo partner to the act 2 endboss - he died right as the "OH **** NO I DONT WANT TO DIE" phase began, leaving me to deal with an almost full double-hp boss solo. The fight took me 5 minutes and I came so close to dying several times, but slowly wittled him down while playing ultra defensively. Getting out of that fight alive after being sure I was as dead as my friend was such a rush, something beyond what I ever got from Diablo 2 HC. The complete focus required to stay effective in the fight knowing the odds were you were gonna lose a good 7-8 hours of time, and the shaking after!
This comes after losing my first char to the Act 1 boss, I was underleveled and stupidly decided to stick to vault rather than keeping smoke screen available, and died to one combo. That time, it was my friend who finished him off - so now we're even!
Anyway, there doesn't seem to be anyone else alive in Act3 on the EU servers, so I was kinda wondering how far people are getting along?
And if there's anyone here in Act3 on EU lemme know, its awful lonely now!
I started last night and got my HC DH upto skeleton king. Finished off act 1 this morning and levelled to 18 in Act 2 first few zones.
Then my friend finally got his copy this morning so I stated a HC Barb and played that through to lvl 19 (midway thru act 2) today also.
No deaths yet though I've certainly had 1 or 2 "oh crap" moments..in particular the Teleporter unburried champion pack that bombed me at the same time as a group of Vortex Beserker Champions in Halls of Agony.
I've got two lvl. 14s so far. A WD looking for Leorics mansion, and a Monk that's somewhere inside the mansion. I have no idea how far that is in Act 1 so please don't spoil it for me.
Well, other than to let me know if I should backtrack some and get a few more levels before I continue!
Only had one near-death, two packs of those big bull things that charge, one all champions, the other with a boss and his minions. They were playing pinball with my Monk and it just wasn't fair. Thanks goodness for that blindness skill, it's saved my bacon on more than one occasion.
Ploughed on with the Barb in co-op tonight. After the ramp up in difficulty at the start of act 2, it seemed to plateau as we began to find some decent rares fairly frequently. The rest of act 2 was a breeze. Stopped for tonight on lvl 26 somewhere through the siege in Act 3.
So far Ive managed to kill two HC barbarians today, a level 13 and a level 9 . My current HC barbarian is level 14 and in the Halls of Agony 2 before the server booted me offline. I have a feeling Im about to meet a certain Demon Ive seen before because the scenery just fits with all the torture devices and such and Ive seen some spoilers so Im ready for it.
People that are complaining the game is bad are crazy IMO - Ive been locked in all day and I dont wanna go to work tommorrow. I like everything Ive seen so far, the graphics are excellent, the difficulty is good, and the story keeps me wanting more.
Only drawback has been the server issues today because I was off and only got to play about 6 hours total but that was expected so Im hoping the next 10 years only gets better.....