Team Deviant - Week One Last night the eight brave souls collectively known as Team Deviant got together for the first time. A untwinked, unrushed group of non-cookie-cutter builds working together with the ultimate goal of actually killing Hell Baal. Is it possible? Well, lets have a look at the lineup. Team Deviant Kitriara: Summoner [druid] Pintail-Hunter: Tesladin [paladin] UndeadDragoon: Daggermancer [necromancer] viamede: Enchantress [sorceress] lasthero: Phoenix Striker [assassin] hc_ugajeremy: Crier [barbarian] Iamthetest: Throwsmiter [paladin] Lostprophet: Poison Javs [amazon] We began by charging bravely into the wilderness. However, the fallen proved too difficult for such a team, and all were slain. No, wait a second, that cant be right... The players of Deviant met up with all members accounted for. Various cries of "Charge!" "Onwards!" and my personal favorite, "They'll never see me comin" were shouted as we shot out of town. Knowing that such a team is going to need all of the levels they can get, we did a fairly robust clear of the Blood Moor before the Den. By the time we were grabbing that lovely extra skill point we were all about 5, if I recall. We burned through the cold plains and my minions met Blood Raven's. She dropped nothing of note, but at least now there were 8 hirelings shooting arrows to back us up. At this point Lost's poison javs were wrecking groups as fast as we could get to them! Everyone began to go all over the place in the Underground Passage, so I nominated myself as leader. However, I was already getting wailed on by monsters so I decided to stick to my summoning... our Barb took up his natural role and on we went to the Dark Woods. The Dark Woods were a cakewalk that yielded a handful of rares. Everyone met back up in town to share the finds and outfit everyone, then on to save Cain. For a guy with such high drop rates, I've never seen Griswold drop anything decent, and last night was no exception. The only good that came from Tristram was that I made Wirt's Leg my weapon. Everyone was doing quite well at this point, and we charged on knowing full well that most of us wouldnt even get to drop a point in our primary skill that evening. The Countess was a joke, and so was the Smith. They passed without a problem and on we went to Andy. I'd like to note that at this point our Daggermancer has had about 3 rare daggers drop for him! Our paladins had found decent Targes and at least one rare piece of barb headgear had dropped as well as a katar. Our frontline kept all of the bosspacks off of us slightly weaker characters and before we knew it, we were knocking on Andy's door. It seems we knocked so hard that she... well, died. Reward: Bloodfists for our tesladin. We had scheduled a two hour playtime but had a halfhour left, so we all upgraded to act 2 mercenaries and quickly dispatched radament before our time was up. At this point, some people went to do some quick shopping, and Deviant disbanded for the evening. Next week should be fun as we'll hopefully run up against something that we wont steamroll =) Some Screenshots... I posted a bunch of em... if you're bored at work this'll give you something to look at, otherwise feel free to check the ones with interesting titles. Off we go! http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot001.jpg Raven http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot002.jpg Teh best http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot007.jpg Action http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot016.jpg BO!!! http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot017.jpg Party http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot020.jpg Bye Andy http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot022.jpg Cheeeeese! http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot024.jpg <3 http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot026.jpg Who are these scrubs? http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot028.jpg Such language in a high class establishment such as this! http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot030.jpg It owns http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot031.jpg Pretty colors http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot032.jpg Radament http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot034.jpg Disband http://www.skkra.com/images/DiabloOne/Screenshot036.jpg All in all, really, really fun. Anyone from Deviant should feel free to mention anything funny or whatnot that I missed. I'm looking forward to next week, as everyone is pretty much 18 now and we should all be getting our good skills next week (well, maybe not las!) I know via said he would be missing next week, but I assume everyone else can make it. Do we wanna do 9-11 again, or try and squeeze in some extra time, like 8-11, 9-12 or something? Just curious; I had a great time and wouldnt mind doing an extra hour next week if it fits in people's schedules. Anyways, I'll post a reminder next week on Tuesday morning just in case =) GO DEV!