Hardcore




October 27, 2015

One Life to Live: Rebirth

Well that took longer than I thought. Apparently having a second child is more demanding than having the first. We have thankfully begun to hit our stride and I now can comfortably type and sooth an infant again. Which is ironic as that would have been my Job at blizzard had I taken it…queue drum.

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August 28, 2015

One life to live: Twas the Night before Season 4

Twas the night before Season 4 and all through the house
not a device was clicking not even a mouse.
The redbull was stocked on shelf with care,
in the hopes that the patch would soon be there
The adults nestled snug in their beds,
while dreams of loot goblins danced in their heads
and Leah with her ‘kerchief, and I with my cap,
settle our brains in for a long season’s nap
When out on the internet there rose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the screen I flew like a flash,
Opened multiple windows and cleared my cache,
The light on the screen shined of the demonic glow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a Kanai’s cube and season 4 premier,
With everyone racing to 70 I had to be quick,
But it’s hardcore, so be safe, or be dead as a brick.

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July 7, 2015

One life to live: Diablo 3 PTR and Hardcore

So many new toys, so many new choices, so much waiting! While the queue may have been a bit long, the rush for 2000% drop rates has subsided and testing seems to not be as much of an arduous task. Which makes it a lot easier to speculate how this this will all shake up our mode for HC.

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June 20, 2015

One life to live:Hardcore power leveling eliminates death

I had a scary moment today during a huge lag spike in the middle of an elite pack of molten wasps set to explode. I frantically hit spirit walk and my potion and began to haphazardly smash the keyboard hoping to have hit the right combo before death could over take me.As I waited I realized I had a whole set of gear in my stash and it would be okay. A wave of calm swept over me as the lag spike receded. I survived the ordeal but it had me wondering when did death become so much less of a penalty?

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May 25, 2015

One life to live: Back from the dead

Oh,man it’s been too long. I’ve failed you dear reader, as my posts have dropped off the face of the earth. In fact I’ve created far more drafts than I have posts in the past two months. However, all is not lost, the column continues forward with new vigor and damn it, this time I’ll hit publish. Let’s face it there’s been a lot to write about, and a lot to play with, and by association a lot to catch up on.

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March 6, 2015

One life to live: Stable’s full

In nearly three years of Diablo 3, I’ve logged far more hours than I’d care to admit. I’ve killed more monsters than I can count, and tandem just as may characters. Except I can count those, and the number only goes to ten.

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February 27, 2015

One Life to live: Season’s Fleeting

Two weeks into the season and I am done. No I didn’t die, I’m not rage quitting, I’m now too immersed in the PTR to jump back to live. However the short time I spent on Season 2 has been great and reignited my passion for the game.

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How to not get pk’d in Diablo 3 Hardcore: Volume 3

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Where there is a will, there is a PK. Hardcore is filled with challenges and the main objective is to avoid death. Normally that just means monsters, but unfortunately it also means your fellow players. As I’ve covered before , and before that, Players can exploit monsters to lead to your demise. The newest versions preys off players looking to be power leveled in Hardcore. As Flux covered recently, and I did previously there are communities devoted to helping people level through utilizing T6 bounties.

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