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    IncGamers Site Pal InteNuIgen's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    Hi all, first post!

    I had one level 60 wiz which was selffound up to level 60, then i hit what for me was a brick wall: Inferno act 1.
    I always considered AH "cheating" but eventually ended up there, upgrading my gear.

    What happened? Well, i advanced to act 2 and then another brick wall. I never got any upgrades and enjoyment was gone.

    I also had a level 55-ish barb and some other lowlevel chars. But i guessed same thing would have happened to them.

    So after a long thought i decided that struggling to beat inferno was not what i enjoyed.
    The news of the Paragon levels finally decided it for me. Beating Inferno would be reduced to.. well, nothing.
    Now it will be a grind-fest, because that is what this game is about, farming and looting.

    So i sold or salvaged everything non-top-gear, and gave away the rest to a friend. I gave him jewels, i63 gear, tomes, even the rest of my gold, everything.

    Then i deleted every softcore character i had and created a new wiz-woman, "Deathbringer"

    The feeling of once again run selffound is great. I get upgrades all the time and with patch 1.0.4
    just around the corner, this will be even better!

    A note about legendarys which speaks volumes about the randomness of them dropping:
    I had just played my first char for like 3 hours, and BAM! a legendary dropped of some trash mob in the cathedral
    (Slave Bonds, pure trash roll). "Hey this will be great!"
    I have then played for over 400 hours and not a single one has dropped.

    Here's hoping for more (and more powerful) legendarys post-patch



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    Re: Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    We've always called then "restarts", and most SPFers restart every now and then. One thing to look forward to is the increased drop rates of legendaries with ilvl 50 or less. Doesn't get too much press from the 60 croud... they couldn't care less. I'm just getting up to ilvl 40, so hope to see some effect of that change. Most of the patch has little effect on my play though. I like the light blue text, but still wonder why they're leaving white/grey items able to picked up. Leave them as drops... fine. But there's absolutely no one picking them up on purpose.




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    Cool, good luck on the restart!

    I've kept my HC characters AH free and will continue to do so, that way I can go back to basics if I feel overpowered with my AH gear on SC



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    Re: Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    I have a level 60 Monk, he's just started Inferno and had his arse handed to him every time he saw an elite, lol. I've started to upgrade his level 40-50 gear on the AH. I just started a Barb who will use a separate tab in the stash and be self-found, till level 60 at least. I'm tempted to delete the Monk to do a proper restart but I may be able to have the best of both worlds?



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    Just a minor update:

    I am now level 57 and about to start act 3 Hell. Upgrades have arrived at a steady pace, which have made me feel neither over- nor underpowered for the content in question.

    Belail Hell was easier than i remembered, but maybe i have more hp this time (about 17k).

    From now on think i will play with a helmet - on myself. If a brown or green item drops i will probably faint and i dont want to hit my head in the desk



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    Re: Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    The AH has tainted gameplay for me too. I built a gold find character but then realized I only need gold to buy items from the AH.

    So I have sold everything and started over. How do I get rid of my gold? Buy one expensive item and drop it? I don't have any online friends and offering gold in a public game sounds like a scam.

    Edit: I ended up spending 2 million on fiery brimstone and throwing it on the ground. Relevant video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYL5H46QnQ



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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis View Post
    I ended up spending 2 million on fiery brimstone and throwing it on the ground.
    I know a few people that would have cried seeing you do that.

    But proper restart or no restart, i say. Good luck!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shagsbeard View Post
    ...why they're leaving white/grey items able to picked up. Leave them as drops... fine. But there's absolutely no one picking them up on purpose.
    I agree, but had my view slightly distorted yesterday when i picked up a white 2h by accident. When i was about to throw it away, i saw that it had higher dps than the blue 2h i was currently holding.

    I had no use of the affixes of the blue, so i ended up carrying a white weapon for awhile

    That said, i will not bother about whites, this was a one-off



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    Re: Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    Quote Originally Posted by InteNuIgen View Post
    ..When i was about to throw it away, i saw that it had higher dps than the blue 2h i was currently holding.
    I've been recording the different types of whites/greys and will be posting a breakdown of it soon. An example affix is 'Fine' which is +dmg%. I have a fine short sword that gives +29% dmg. That's better than a lot of blues with +dmg%.




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    Re: Why I deleted all my characters and started over

    I don't twink my lowbie characters much (just a baby legendary here and there, if they offer any improvement), and that being the case, I can spend quite a lot of A1 normal running around with non-magical weaponry.

    My monk is in A3 using socketed magic fists made via Haedrig now, but back in A1, she inspected (and used) many different high quality white daggers.

    Whites do stop being very useful after A1, but during, they can be best-in-slot.




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