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Leaderboard Check: 3P GR100 Busters!

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Flux, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Flux

    Flux Administrator

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    We checked in on the Leaderboards a couple of weeks ago when the first four-player parties were pushing past Greater Rift 100. Well, the Patch 2.4 "Power Leap" continues and we've now got four-player groups pushing GR110, while even some three player parties are joining the in triple digit GR land.

    [caption id="attachment_387001" align="alignright" width="327"][​IMG] The WD is expendable?[/caption]All of the top 4p parties are the default grouping with a DPS wizard supported by a WD/Barb/Monk who do nothing but healing and CC. (Given that there are 3P parties also doing GR100, I'd bet it's possible to do a 4P GR100 with 2 DPS chars in the group, but haven't yet seen that demonstrated.)

    All figures and links point to the online Battle.net leaderboard display as of noon, Feb 11, 2016.

    • Korean 4P Non-Seasonal: The best is GR106 in 14:17, and there are 440 characters who have exceeded GR100. (Yeah, that's GR100+ all the way down to the bottom of the third page of the 4P leaderboard in the browser view.)
    • Europe 4player Seasonal. The top group has cleared GR103 in 13:44 and there are 143 characters with a GR100+ clear in a 4p group on EU.
    • Americas 4 player seasonal. The current top is a group of the required Monk/Barb/WD/Wiz at GR103 in 14:02, and there are 66 characters at GR100+.


    Three Player GR100 Busters



    There are multiple groups at GR100 with 3 player parties, (and dozens more in the GR95+ range on all Realms) all of them comprised of a DPS Wizard with CC/healing from a Monk and a Barb. No one has beaten GR100 with a three-player Seasonal party yet, but the top 3P parties are at 99 or 98 on all 3 realms, so expect that milestone to fall in the immediate future.




    Hardcore



    If you're wondering about Hardcore, no party has come near GR100 yet, but on US and EU they're not too far off. The best current group is up to GR96 on US Seasonal and GR94 in EU Seasonal, and yes, that's Seasonal. It's interesting to note that while all softcore Leaders are much higher in non-seasonal, the opposite is true in Hardcore. Seasonal US/EU at 96/94 vs. US 86 & 85 EU in non-seasonal. That's not a real surprise to me as a HC player, since virtually everyone in hardcore goes Seasonal... because we're used to starting over from scratch?

    Congrats to all the GR100 busters! Maybe take an evening off sometime... your families miss you.




    Click through if you want to see a video of the play style in action. It's from Gabynator showing the first GR100 clear on US Seasonal, and this 4p group now tops the US Seasonal Leaderboard with a GR103 clear.





    Not a real exciting playstyle to view, as it's all about locking down the enemies with CC while the Wizard blasts them, but that crowd control method results in the top GR clears every season.

    And yes, as someone always points out in comments... almost everyone in these top parties has about 95% uptime since the season began. Insert your "botters or insomniacs?" jokes here.
    Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
     
  2. PrvtPiLe

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    First off, nice write up, Flux. Glad to see you're still producing content for the site. But a couple of obligatory Internet-Nerd Comment-Section-Corrections: 1) I believe the support role is not so much "CC/healing" as it is more specifically "DamageMitigation/Globes".

    Secondly, there is no "joke" about Gaby botting; he IS a botter, everyone knows this, he's admitted to it/been caught, and I'm not really sure we should be promoting his content on the site (or maybe I'm just bitter?). There are legit players out there at the top - he (and his clan) are not amongst them.
     
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    PrvtPiLe IncGamers Member

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    Thirdly - why doesn't my avatar work anymore? I've been hacked!
     
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    Darkmere IncGamers Member

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    Same here, but I have stuff I do BESIDES sit on Diablo 24/7.
     
  5. Flux

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    Gaby's was the only GR100+ video that showed up in my YT search today, so it had to serve as the example. I'd like to see the (slight?) difference in style that the 3P groups are doing, but didn't see any vids showing it off.
     
  6. PrvtPiLe

    PrvtPiLe IncGamers Member

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    Yeah fair enough. I think I'm just a little annoyed at the whole botting fiasco.
     
  7. kestegs

    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    Kinda funny that the America season ladder is better than the non season one.
     
  8. Valeli

    Valeli IncGamers Member

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    I'd care more about botting in games where it effects me.

    I guess, technically, it effects me in d3 if I'm following the leaderboards, but it's not actually effecting my game-play-experience at all, just my ranking. So in this context, I find it more stupid than upsetting. This is in contrast to other games where it can screw up the economy, or even keep non-botting players from accessing certain open world content that can be competitively claimed.

    If you're the kind of person who's much more focused in on leaderboards than I am, maybe try and shift your focus to people in your clan and how they're doing compared to you, vs people in the world at large (assuming the people in your clan don't bot much).

    Edit: That said, just on principle, I agree that we probably shouldn't put up an admitted botter's videos (if that's the case) as a demonstration of good game play.
     
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  9. ADest

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    So does Gabbynator from the sound of things.
     
  10. Csavar

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    I'd love to see this wid from the view of the wizard TBH.
    And personally I dont see the problem with botting,I'd do it as well if I knew which is the best&easiest to use.
     
  11. Gantie

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    Same. I feel inadequate.
     

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