How Many Hours Played to Top the Leaderboards?


A fan looked at the #1 leaderboard spots for all classes in solo Grifts in softcore Season 3 Americas, and posted the total experience and time played so far this season. The results are somewhat disturbing, though probably not surprising, with incredible hours devoted to video game time by all the contestants.

Thanks to Heisenberg for this catalog of How Many Hours Played to Top the Leaderboards:

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Rank #1 Barb – Tonydihn GR60

  • Paragon 991
  • Averaging ~14.4b XP/hour
  • Averaging 13 hours PER DAY since S3 started
  • Rank #1 Crusader – Hades GR61

  • Paragon 1041
  • Averaging ~21b XP/hour
  • Averaging 11.1 hours PER DAY since S3 started
  • Rank #1 Demon Hunter – balaM GR62

  • Paragon 978
  • Averaging ~13.2b XP/hour
  • Averaging 13.3 hours PER DAY since S3 started
  • Rank #1 Monk – Scrapz GR62

  • Paragon 1086
  • Averaging ~21.5b XP/hour
  • Averaging 13.1 hours PER DAY since S3 started
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    Rank #1 Witch Doctor – Karib GR59

  • Paragon 951
  • Averaging ~15.2b XP/hour
  • Averaging 10.1 hours PER DAY since S3 started
  • Rank #1 Wizard- Necro GR63

  • Paragon 905
  • Averaging ~6b XP/hour
  • Averaging 19.8 hours PER DAY since S3 started
  • The average is their total exp divided by the hours “played,” and many accusations of account sharing or botting have been made. Some of which are probably true, but the game doesn’t measure time you spent actually killing monsters; just the time you spent in an actual game, and everyone knows someone who always seems to be online, but is usually AFK. (Macro to just keep moving around town to keep from being auto-logged out?)

    That said, it’s interesting to note that the Crusader, Monk, and Witch Doctor have the highest exp per hour despite those classes coming in well behind the DH/Barb/Wiz in overall solo Grift clear rankings. Of course you can’t so quickly reach those crazy-high Paragon levels playing solo, and as we’ve seen debated much of late, zDPS / support classes can level up much faster than DPS classes, since they can equip the sort of +EXP% gear that damage-dealing chars can’t, at least not in very high GRifts where the mega-EXP is gained.

    Thoughts on this? I think we all knew that some people play the game an insane number of hours per day, but seeing it math’ed out, with 10+ hours per day, every day for 1.5 months since Season 3 started is crazy. How many of you guys have even had a *single* day of 10+ hours this season? Other than maybe the first weekend?

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    1. I think just looking at the average numbers would simply imply bots to me without further proof seeing over time how their characters progressed lol. I’ve done two 6-8hr sessions with my friend, but otherwise that’s it in terms of long gameplay time.

    2. Mostly shocked by the wizard… Averaging 19.8 hours per day? Thats 4 hours of sleep/eat/shower (if there was no afk/idle macro botting)… Shower is probably not there though 😉

    3. I don’t remember day when I would play 2+ hours. That’s just sick.

    4. Either wizard is using an inefficient bot, or he is AFK about half the time.
      AFK puts him at 10hr a day and 12B XP/hr which seems more reasonable in context of the others and he is the lowest paragon level of them.

    5. You just have to assume bots, right? I mean, 19.8 hours PER DAY since S3 started? Heck, even 13+ hours. I maybe get in about 5 hours per week, and that’s mostly on the weekends. Obviously more if I can, but it seems to me that the above numbers are “unhealthy” at best. This is kinda depressing to think that some people are spending THAT MUCH time playing. Hopefully they’re building great relationships with those who multiplay with them. Seems a little sad. 🙁

    6. I’m happy that my average play time (2-4 hrs…maybe) is far, far below those listed. I think at some point (probably early this season) I must have logged a couple of 6-8 (maybe up to 10) hours of play in a day…but never in one continuous session. As much as I still enjoy the game, to me it begins to get a little stale after a couple of hours and I need a break.

    7. I’ve probably clocked 5hours max this season in one session, being early on, apart from that, diablo is on a break for a bit, just don’t have the time or the RNG 😀

    8. Looks like some people need to get a life.

    9. I wanna be the very best
      Like no one ever was
      To catch them is my real test
      To train them is my cause

      I will travel across the land
      Searching far and wide
      Each pokemon to understand
      The power that’s inside

      Pokemon! it’s you and me
      I know it’s my destiny,
      Pokemon! Oh you’re my best friend
      In a world we must defend
      Pokemon! a heart so true
      Our courage will pull us through,

      You teach me and I’ll teach you,
      Pokemon! gotta catch’em all

      • Edit to my original post because I posted too quickly:

        I wanna be the very best
        Like no one ever was
        To grab them is my real test
        To enchant them is my cause

        I will travel across the land
        Searching far and wide
        Each legendary to understand
        The power that’s inside

        Legandaries! it’s you and me
        I know it’s my destiny,
        Legendaries! Oh you’re my best friend
        In a world we must defend
        Legendaries! a heart so true
        Our courage will pull us through,

        You teach me and I’ll teach you,
        Legendaries! gotta grab’em all

    10. You don’t eat, or sleep, or mow the lawn… Just play Diablo all day long…

    11. Smoke wee… I mean play diablo every day.

    12. Shoking! How is possible to play 12+ hours/day such a boring game.Srsly its just pointless.
      There is nothing to do rly.Kill mobs, kill mobs – repeat!

    13. I’m calling bots on a few of these. Especially that wizard! It’s just sad we can’t know for sure who is cheating and who isn’t.

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