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Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by seanith, Jul 6, 2012. | Replies: 23 | Views: 2360

  1. seanith

    seanith IncGamers Member

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    Well I can't speak for anyone else but it feels like they've made the game a helluva lot harder.
    I am still stuck in Act 2 Inferno although a friend jumped me to Act 4 but we still wiped at D.
    I haven't really played enough or put in enough gold to get any decent gear.
    My 60 monk really stands no chance and I've been trying to complete Act 2 for the last month or so.
    So those things aside I feel like its only become harder, I mean even in Hell Act IV is a pain!
    Wonder what I am doing wrong?
    My IRL friends bum rushed the game soon as they installed and finished all of Inferno within a few days!

    Whats going on here? Is it just me?
     
  2. CarsV

    CarsV Banned

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    They just didn't think.

    [video=youtube;xu70_8CoVf0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu70_8CoVf0[/video]
     
  3. Accaris

    Accaris IncGamers Member

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    I hate to say it, but it probably is just you. If your RL friends plowed the game and you're stuck at act 2 for a month, what does that say? Have you researched gear and builds for your class online? Have you watched any videos or tutorials? Have you put in a few hours of farming Act 1 to get gold and upgrades? For a lot of people, this game is extremely simple and requires very little effort, but I can see Inferno being a challenge for more casual gamers.



     
  4. Mrjones

    Mrjones IncGamers Member

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    Your just a casual and its fine you even said you haven't put in the time or gold for decent gear. If you want to beat it put in the time and farm.
     
  5. AlexanderBarin

    AlexanderBarin Clan Officer - US East Hardcore

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    You either need better gear or practice. Haven't played A2 with a monk yet, but it's considered fairly simple even in HC. I've recently finished hC a2 with a barb, wasn't very difficult, haven't skipped a pack, 600 All res (didn't use shout). I did farm A1 for a week to get the gear I needed, though. What are your stats?


     
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    Here we go with the casuals , I cleared inferno act 1 about 3 weeks ago , neverending butcher runs etc to get better gear is all about RNG and I've got nowt so far , maybe a few more weeks I might , but to tar someone with a casual brush everytime they are stuck is getting repetative .
    I did'nt want to do the old join a party and leech , I like contributing , but I'm also probably on the lookout for a better build because my gear is not the worst :)
    If like me you cleared act 1 a few weeks ago , check out some builds , might just be that :)


     
  7. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator; Clan Officer West

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    Thank you. It IS getting repetitive, as is the notion of people who like the game being fanboys. If you guys cannot come up with new and better cliches, your arguments will be simply dismissed by a majority of folks.



     
  8. Bad Ash

    Bad Ash IncGamers Site Pal

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    that video...is unbelievable. i am dieing hahahahahahahaha
     
  9. Elly

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    Poor Jay. I've just got through deleting a lot of vitriol from videos on our YT channel but have to admit this one made me laugh the more I watched it. I had to watch it multiple times because the people next to me kept saying "Again!" "Again!"

    How many ours a week is deemed casual?
     
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    oh my god that video
     
  11. acken

    acken IncGamers Member

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    Below 7h a week, if its almost the only game you play, is pretty casual imo.


     
  12. FireIceTalon

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    I dont consider myself a "casual" (I have 4 level 60 chars, including a Wiz that is well into Act 3 Inferno), though I have no problem with them at all. All that is, is a measure of how much someone plays. Afterall, people do have lives outside the gaming world.

    "Fanboys", especially the ones who think Blizz can do no wrong, however, are EXTREMELY annoying. Telling people to "l2p" in a game that is entirely item dependent and relies little on player skill is just stupid to begin with.
     
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    I believe "fanbois" is the preferred troll nomenclature.



     
  14. Valeli

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    @ OP: It is just you, though. That's the impression your post gives me, at least.

    First you state you're stuck in Act 2. Ok. That's one thing. Then you say a friend jumped you to act 4 and you're still dieing. So, basically, you're complaining about not being able to make it in a harder act, when you couldn't make it in an easier one.... this makes no sense. The game does get harder as you move from Act 1-4. If you can't make it in Act 2, I'm not sure why you'd expect you can do well in Act 4.

    Then you state you haven't played enough to get any decent gear. .... this is obviously the reason you have trouble in Act 2 (not to mention Act 4). The game doesn't rely on skill /that/ much. It relies on gear. And it's build around obtaining it slowly/quickly/at whatever speed you prefer (super slow if you want to self find, or super fast if you want to RMAH, or anything in between). So look. If you haven't put in the time to get gear that can manage Act 2, you probably won't beat Act 2. Certainly not easily, at least. And if you don't have gear that can handle Act 2, you certainty don't have gear that can handle Act 4.

    The fact that you're 60 is irrelevant. The level cap is low and easily obtainable. You can quite easily hit it before even starting inferno, if you're so inclined. Gear is the only significant means of raising your stats in this game - leveling just lets you equip more gear, choose more skills, and - until lv 60 - impacts how effective your resists and stuff are versus equal level monsters. In inferno things start getting higher leveled than you, so that no longer helps.

    So. Yeah. You're spot on in one way. If you feel like the game is only getting harder, that's because it does. That's how it's set up, otherwise there wouldn't be much of a challenge. The problem is simply your gear (unless you're playing very badly somehow). Don't worry about getting it fast or bum-rushing the game though. There's no reason to do either, now that getting the first SC/HC inferno clear isn't an available option. Just take your time and enjoy playing. Because - for the moment - things get a lot more boring once you finish the game than while you're working on beating it. Enjoy the journey, and don't try to force you way through Acts you're not ready for.

    If you have specific questions about your build etc, I'm sure you can find someone to help in the appropriate class forum here.
     
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    Thanks to all those who left constructive criticism!
    Yes I guess I would fall under "Casual" I don't want to turn it into a job or farm.
    That being said it most likely is my gear since not every slot is a 60 level item.
    I have 1.8 mil gold but since things have inflated quite a bit its hard to determine what would be a practical buy.
    From reading another thread I've gathered that 2 handing is not possible and you need a decent shield.
    I suppose my build usually is Mantra of Healing with BOI, Sweeping Wind with the spirit generator, Fist of Heaven with the teleport, lashing tail with knockback and seven sided strike with cool down.
    Is that an obsolete build?
    Thanks again, see ya in hell!
     
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    Really . . . . . . act 2 with a barbarian on hc within a week farming, sure, a week like in (7x24=) 128 hours straight farming i guess then?

    I play a barb myself and unless you found 20+ million worth of items there's just no way . . . . and seeing you got 600 AR without war cry you did indeed spend tens of millions on items, so don't make it sound like it's something you can achieve overnight 'cause its plain not . . . . jeez.
     
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    Depending on what drops he found, and what sort of deals he found on the AH, that doesn't sound unreasonable. I have a tank Witch Doctor that beat Inferno, 850 resist all and I spent less than 20 million.

    To the OP: You probably just need to magic find more. If you are stuck in an Act/boss, trying it over and over again isn't going to fix the problem. If Act4 Hell is hard, you certainly don't belong in Act 2 Inferno. If you can tell us your stats, and even screenshots of your gear it would be much easier to help you.



     
  18. seanith

    seanith IncGamers Member

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    Hey thanks took a few screenies and uploaded them here.
    I had it in mind to use the spirit regen and life to spirit spent modifiers to keep me alive.
    Doesn't work to well soloing though.
    I had this other crazy idea to use Fear on hit hoping to scare them away!
    Still fail though it does fire on some of them.
    I do have quite a bit of 50-59 items but they don't sell or seem useful to me.
    Again thanks for the help!
     
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    You have probably less than half the dexterity and resist all that you should have for Act 2 inferno. You also don't have enough armor or vitality.

    Hopefully someone has better info than me, but for your more secondary stats, I'm not sure if you want Life on Hit, Life for Spirit Spent, %damage as life (not this one, I'm sure) Life Regen, Crit, etc and at what levels. Seems like I hear life on hit and life for spirit spent commonly in reference to monks.

    It really appears that you are trying to play self found. I would like to play that way too but it will mean being stuck in areas for LONG periods of time (several hundred hours of play). If you are open to the AH, then you can cut that time dramatically. Unfortunately, the way the game is designed there is almost only one way you can gear and progress in inferno.

    Almost every piece you wear will need to have dexterity, resist all, and a health booster (vit or % life).

    Trying to get into act 2, the res all will likely need to be 40 or more on each piece to get the resists you will need. As a monk, you should be (and it appears you are) using One With Everything as a passive. This means that a piece with say 25 resist all and 20 fire resist can be equal to 45 res all. The catch is that extra resist should ideally be consistent across your gear, so if you have fire resist on helm, you would want that on any other piece that has a single resist too. Using two different single resists on different pieces of gear is wasting a stat.

    You will want to have dexterity be the highest main stat on each piece rather than the random high strength or intellect pieces you have scattered about your current setup. If you are wanting to do Act 2, you will be targetting 100+ dexterity on each piece, minus the rings/amulet etc where high numbers are harder to get (nice if you can get it there too). At the moment, I even noticed some pieces don't have dexterity at all. That is the monk's bread and butter.

    Try to keep the run speed on the boots if you can, but I'm not sure how critical it is for monk in Inferno.

    Not sure if we can get a more focused monk in here with some thoughts or even correcting me if I'm not quite accurate. Good Luck!
     
  20. Tiantheree

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    Can you have your friends help you farm some gear if they are that far ahead. I often pass stuff my friends when they need it an I've not yet made it to Inferno. ;-d
     

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