Diablo 3 Beta Gameplay Video #30: A New Destruction Record

We recently posted a video showing an amazing sequence of clickable destruction as a Wizard ran up a string of 94 destructibles smashed in sequence. That record didn’t last long, as Armada has obliterated it with a DiabloWikiBarbarian executing an amazing sequence of well-timed urn, post, and gravestone smashing to rack up a destruction bonus of over 9000 200! More than the number, it’s the technique that’s impressive, as he takes his time and spaces out the breakables over more than 3 minutes of non-stop smashing, while using DiabloWikiWeapon Throw and DiabloWikiLeap Attack as needed. He even moves through multiple areas; from the graveyards at the end of DiabloWikiThe Weeping Hollow, into the DiabloWikiCemetery of the Forsaken, down into dungeons, back to the surface, and even through a DiabloWikiWaypoint to the DiabloWikiCathedral Garden and then to the urn-rich destructible-paradise that is King Leoric’s Tomb.

I wouldn’t have thought it possible (and I bet the D3 devs didn’t either) to keep the destruction bonus counting while using waypoints and dungeon stairs, and now that that technique has been so impressively-demonstrated, I wonder if Blizzard will neuter it, and make any running tally of destruction or kill streaks reset when a new area loads? After all, as Armada says in the forum thread, it seems like an almost infinite destruction streak could be managed, by clever use of waypoints, dungeon entrances, and maybe even the banners of your friends.

I hope this remains possible, personally. I won’t devote the time/effort to do it myself, but it’s fun to see clever players find these tricks and gimmicks within the game. Besides, the reward is just experience, a quantity that is designed to become meaningless in D3, as all chars will be maxing out at Clvl 60 before they even get into the real DiabloWikiend game of DiabloWikiInferno.

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16 thoughts on “Diablo 3 Beta Gameplay Video #30: A New Destruction Record

  1. I dont see a reason why it should be punished to spend your time destroying urns and walls and other things. In these nearly 4 minutes the barbarian destroyed over 200 breakable objects and was rewarded 1000 extra exp. That doesnt sound like very much experience. How much experience can you get by killing demons for 4 minutes?

  2. Diablo 3, your one stop shop for killing people undead and breaking things. Apparently it is not all about the RMAH just yet!

  3. It is definatly cool gimmick for players who want to do this sort of thing, but it is not for me. Personally, I’d be bored by the time I destroyed 50 or so objects and my concentration would certainly lapse at around 100. This mostly reminds me of FFX, there was a quest to get Lulu’s ultimate weapon and you had to evade 200 lightning bolts. Never finished that, tried million times, and failed.

    This looks like the sort of thing that I’d attempt as a reprieve from Inferno farming, at best.

    • its not a world record I think. It should be the best destruction-spree your character or your account has achieved so far.

  4. Quick notify Guinness Book of World Records, because the record has been broken! OMGAD jizz mah pants THIS IS EXCITING!!!1!!1!one!!11!1…

  5. I doubt Blizz would purposefully “nerf” these. It’s pretty harmless fun for those who feel like it. I enjoyed watching it. 🙂

  6. “neat”
    Okay, so I’m not just spam, let him have all the experience he wants. Planning a 200-combo vandalism streak takes more skill than playing a level 13 character does.

  7. Next step for achievement systems: globally record the individual character name that has achieved the ‘most’ of something, Possibly also have a top 10 scoreboard that can be access when you click on the achievement for more details.

    Instant mini-game created. Essentially a high score system like on pinball machines, except global (like the pinball machines had been networked together). 

    • Would be cool, though it wouldn’t be global, just per realm. What are the odds of Bliz putting in the effort to create this, even though it seems simple to us as the game already keeps track of these streaks? *laugh*

      We’re actually planning something like this for visitors of this site, at least.  We’ll keep a high score list of various in-game achievements and people who own them will get a special forum title/color that no one else has. Vid or it didn’t happen, naturally.

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