I had to do it a few times until I found a Rogue build online that was focused on Twisting Blades with Shadow Inbue and using positional movement skills to cause the blades to return to you through groups of mobs (Dash, Shadow Step). It actually demanded more skill than I’m used to in Diablo, and felt a lot like playing Hades to me. I won’t be reusing that particular build again, and the base skill for rebuilding Energy (Puncture) never really could keep up. I think it would need a lot of energy regen available in the later game to actually be easy mode.
Interesting. I played Sorc on Vet (up to 23) but I found everything so spongy it was putting me to sleep and that’s not anything I’d thought I’d say from a Diablo game. I was wondering if it was that setting that was the problem.
Maybe HP gets too bloated in a party or something? I should try it more today solo before shutting the door on this, but if I wasnt using Chain Lightning or Hydra I’d have to unload a globe of mana or two just taking down a skeleton archer. I really like the idea of a slower pace of combat, but it wasn’t slow so much as a slog. My friends and I were sticking around and assisting each other of course, so I would have thought that would have balanced out any increase in HP monsters receive, but who knows. Anyone else playing Vet in a group?
I just realized that ever since I got teleport I haven’t been using evade. I’m using mouse and keyboard and I’m not used to using space bar as a command, I should look into remapping that .
Overall I’m pretty happy with the game so far. Not sure how long I will stick with it after release but definitely enough to be happy with the purchase. Unfortunately I won’t be able to play next weekend, Druid and necro are my 2 favorite classes in D2
Ahh, I had that happen once but I figured I tripped over a script when leaving on the other side of a lilith altar. Man, those guys must have respawned in like 20 seconds. Hopefully that was a bug. I really don’t want respawning in my Diablo at all, unless I leave a game and come back.
I reached level 16. I finished the unique sorcerer quest.
This area is just massive. So many side quests. So much voice acting! I don’t think enemies respawn in the dungeons, though they do seem to on the giant overworld. Hopefully they will tune that so that you’ll never encounter respawning if you keep moving. Like in Far Cry 2.
I’m impressed overall, but likely won’t be able to play the rest of the day unless I get super lucky somehow. Still, I hear in this thread I need to get to level 20 to unlock some kind of cosmetic. I guess if I do get lucky and my son allows me to get away for a few minutes at a time, it might be worth giving it a shot.
Anyone else stumble across The Butcher? I rounded a corner in a dungeon and he was standing there. I think he two shot me (wasn’t much room to evade). When I went back through that room after the respawn he wasn’t there.
I killed him in my first dungeon (the Light) with the Denmother. He was more difficult than any other encounter in the game. I thought everyone had to fight him until I spoke to a friend of mine. He will chase you through the entire dungeon if you keep running though at the level I fought him he only had the hook special attack that he used very sparingly, but his wide chops are difficult not to get hit by.
Yep, just playing my sorc, hit level 20 in Veteran, and encountered the Butcher while doing a dungeon (with the Blood Bishop). He was extremely fast and, even though I was dropping Hydras, I couldn’t tackle him. So I ran through mobs and mobs of lesser bosses and creatures slaughtering them while he chased. Then he vanished and I finished up the dungeon. It was very unexpected and no way was I going to manage it.
On the subject of the sorc with Chain Lightning and Hydras, she was a force, to be sure. Far and above easier than my barb was. This will certainly be nerfed come release, if the barb isn’t enhanced.
And oh my, I can’t get over how pretty the models are. This game…