The Untwinked Level 99 Progress Thread, Revenge of the 99ers

darkstarhub

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I did some retooling last night. THe RNG gods have been stingy with Arachnids and I am tired of waiting. Plus, I need more DPS to efficiently do Vizier/Infector runs at higher players settings. My defenses also needed a shot in the arm. I made another Hoto in hopes of getting a better @res roll. It rolled 31 @res which is the same as the one I already have.

The SoVM was traded in for a CoH which helped in several places, most notably @res and of course an additional plus skill along with dmg reduction. The loss of 30% FCR from SoVM had to be made up for to stay at 105% so I switched Chanceguards for Magefist. I needed some fire Res to get maxed resists across the board so one ring was switched for a nice 10% FCR ring with fire Res, and Str, and the other ring for a BKWB. Keeping my 13% Dungos isn’t so bad since along with Shako and CoH it gives me 31% DR, and another source of FHR to get me over the 60% BP without wasting a charm slot on it.

At first I added 6 cold skillers(been lucky in this dept) and Gheeds with the Cube and an assortment of 7% MF charms. The inventory was full and I don’t like that setup. I want to be able to pick stuff up without opening the character screen to put the items in the cube. I used to run like that but having open inventory is just too nice. I may go with full inventory strictly for Seal runs since it might actually keep me from picking things up unless they are really worth it. The added power to Frozen Orb was very noticeable.

Once I respec my life pool will increase since several pieces have added Str which lets me put more points in Vit. One thing I keep going back and forth on is how much Cold Mastery I need. I want to keep a strong Fireball for sure so there is a balance to find. At the very minimum I want -100 Cold Res for CM and maxed Ice Bolt for FO synergy. The only negative out of all this is losing MF. I am still considering switching from Ist’ed Shako to cold faceted Nightwings, but that’s a tough one. As it stands I have 271 MF which is not bad.
 

ffs

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HelpYourself made it to 98.25 :)

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However, the grind started out bumpy AF. After her nasty Delirium bug/crash resulting in the loss of 29m XP, I was very eager to gain back the lost XP and honestly didn't play particularly well at all for a while... Moreover, right when I got back to being comfortable, this freak incident happened:

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Upon landing she immediately got sandwiched by those charger dudes and didn't stand a chance. No drop in life was visible - just instant death. I recovered the body, but it wasn't the last unfortunate experience. In what can only be described as tilting big time, I let her die again some 15 minutes later - and this time it was pure stupidity (walking around in poison clouds while amped.. oh well). Again I applied myself and recovered the body though. I was really glad to have kept a comprehensive recovery kit in stash. :) So in the end these incidents "only" meant some ~4 hours of running lost, thanks to her steady and fast XP gain -- I took it a bit easier recently but still between 3.8m and 4m per hour so I'm happy with that!

However, in particular the first death freaked me out because flying in, that actually didn't appear to be a dangerous situation - no vipers, no witches. Well, I didn't notice Nihl rolled the aura and had honestly been pushing too hard in an effort to make up for the XP loss caused by the Delirium crash. Playing for too long at a time even though concentration decreased noticeably sometimes. But still I wondered how it could have been avoided even with full concentration. Well, I finally realized that I shouldn't just "be ready" to S&E once entering Hall of Vaught, but actually have my finger resting on ESC when teleporting to Nihl. Before that I was just like "mentally" but not "physically" ready. Probably everybody else here of course does this all the time and I felt really stupid for not doing that before :) but for future Nihl runners - this would be my biggest recommendation to get used to. Afterwards for the following ~60m XP until now, there have been no worrying situations whatsoever -- even teleporting into the nastiest packs and aura rolls at Nihl's platform resulted in S&Es before life even dropped.

Other adjustments included dropping WT and swapping in Aldur's again for some extra ~160 life. Though I am considering switching back now that I'm rather confident I'll be ready to S&E (or at least to an extent where the extra life probably doesn't make any difference). I also opted to also cast Frozen Armor as well for extra defense for the last 30m or so. I calculated this to result in some 15% higher effective HP which is helpful against those ranged mobs down there. Not sure whether I'll keep doing this but for now that's how I roll. :)

Anyway, drops!

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Previously posted this Cham but I guess it belongs in this update as well:
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Perfect +CD NWV seems handy :) it's her 4th one, with another one (+10% CD) also dropping during this stretch.
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Finding this facet seriously made me consider Hel'ing out the 5/5 in my Griffon's for a Sol while running Nihl for more safety, thinking I could use this one later. Decided against that, as it's obviously stupid on second thought :) good lightning facets are always useful so I was pretty happy about this.

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Couple of grailers for her:

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Great rolls on this one:
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Another Steel Shade dropped that I left on the floor because of a nasty spawn down there. Regretted that a little bit for the off chance it could have been eth but whatever. :)

I don't have a dedicated Trav gold finding Barb, but in case I ever feel the urge this will come in handy!

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Other drops included Mal and Ist and since she had plenty of runes, and every CtA is useful for some other chars, I decided to roll CtA number 6, trying to get 6 BO, which didn't happen of course:
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Apart from the above, a handful of Pul and Um on the runes front.

Oh and she surprisingly found plenty of potentially suitable Infinity/Insight bases all of a sudden:
3 eth Threshers and 1 eth Giant Thresher -- guess what, none of them got 4 sockets in cube. Oh my... :mad:

So, despite those mishaps early on, I like how things are going now. She had to learn a few things the hard way, but runs are very smooth now and I'm optimistic going forward. :)

EDIT: Forgot to update the table again ;)

Table Update:
Code:
Name          (C)            SC/HC    Class  Level/exp   Extended Stash  #of S/U   Grail/504   #of Deaths  # of Hours
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zticazzy      Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal        Eleanor         SC      Sorc      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist      Izuna           SC      Sin       99             No         5109        470            4         360
PhineasB      Mercy           SC      Sin       99             Yes           -        475           11           -
PhineasB      Hiatus          SC      Sorc      99             Yes           -        471           21           -
Neksja        Aura            SC      Paladin   98.50          Yes        8606        464            -           -
T72on1        Neverland       SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes        2190+?      477           13         270?
ffs           HelpYourself    SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes           -          -          many          ?
hasuprotoss   Reina           SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1751        384            -           -
Tarantella    Tarasha         HC      Sorc      96             Yes           -          -            -           -
Grim          Furious_Blonde  SC      Ama       96             Yes           -          -            -           -
darkstarhub   Neptune         SC      Sorc      96             Yes           -        452            -           -
XyleneCyanol  Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
ThomasJohnsen xInTheBuffx     HC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            -           -
Dezrok        Salome          SC      Sorc      95             Yes         792        318            -           -
Yng           Sophie          SC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            7           -
NamelessPenguin Rockatansky   SC      Barb      95             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB      Phaedrus        SC      Pala      95             Yes           -        292           12           -
Gynli         Amazon          SC      Amazon    94             Yes           -          -         many           -
Reyz          Qty             SC      Sorc      93             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Ayura           SC      Barb      92             No            -          -            -           -
Chaostar      Prairie         SC      Sorc      91             Yes         659        261           12         126
OldSoldier    Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
tokerdin      tokeress        SC      Sorc      91             yes           -          -            -           -
Southpaw      Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt        CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           ?          -        Dont want to know
MercMan       Este            SC      Ama       90             Yes        1212        278            2  Classified
Me2Nik        Fugu            HC      Ama       90             Yes          80
Lynchgrinch   Tattersail      SC      Sorc      89             Yes           ?        321         too many    lots
LiquidClear   Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage   zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja        Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone     Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Gnosis          SC      Druid     86             No            -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb    Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     86             No          115         94           19         idk
hackedagain   Hugo            HC      Necro     85             Yes           -          -            -
Naturallog    Athos           HC      Barb      84             No          159        105            0           -
Lord Molyb    Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       83             No           28         25            0         idk
Qwernt        AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit        Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Lord Molyb    But_Why         SC      Sin       81             Never        55         51           53
aarrgus       Acala           SC      Barb      80             Yes           -          -            5           -
Jean Avila    SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo          Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
TwentyMule    Rayne           SC      Sorc      76             Yes         195        140            ?           ?
Gripphon      Ryu             SC      Sorc      76             Yes           -          -         over 9k       13
ffs           Ric             SC      Nec       76             Yes           -          -            -           -
Darke Rahl    Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
ioupainmax    Durnik          SC      Paladin   67             Yes          87         61            0           -
Xul's Gull    Xul             HC      Necro     60             No            ?          ?            -           -
Vildecor      Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
Xul's Gull    Araphel         HC      Necro     54             No            ?         N/A           -           -
TrU           Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit        Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer       Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
BKC           FearsomeFreddie SC      Nec       23             Yes           -          -            -           -
Ergroilnin    Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
Kitteh        Kaylin          SC      Ama       19             Yes           -          -            0           -
Sleepybear123 Rob_theBarb     HC      Barb      29             yes           -          -            -          10
The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MizzouFTW   Pure            HC      Necro     86             Yes           -          -            1           -
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Pb_pal      Stevesy         HC      Paladin   76             Yes           -          -            0           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 
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PhineasB

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Well, I didn't notice Nihl rolled the aura and had honestly been pushing too hard in an effort to make up for the XP loss caused by the Delirium crash. Playing for too long at a time even though concentration decreased noticeably sometimes. But still I wondered how it could have been avoided even with full concentration. Well, I finally realized that I shouldn't just "be ready" to S&E once entering Hall of Vaught, but actually have my finger resting on ESC when teleporting to Nihl.
I will include this in the 99er compendium. It's definitely a good idea for Nihl runs but, as you said, something that isn't necessarily obvious. I actually did it for CS runs with Hiatus too, and it saved her a nasty death during 97-98.

Also, congrats on the progress and for overcoming those mishaps!

I think the point about playing too long at a time is also an important one. That's why I rarely played more than 30 minutes straight without at least getting up from my desk for a bit (that, and at least trying to somewhat salvage my posture :rolleyes:).
 
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ffs

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Yeah maybe that's a good addition to the tips and tricks section. :) I also imposed a similar threshold on her as I decided not to run for more than 2m XP at a time which is probably a tiny bit longer unless I run at super high efficiency, but 30 minutes is probably a good benchmark unless you're absolutely wide awake. ;)

On a side not regarding fast S&E, I even took a screenshot of a particularly nasty situation that I'm not sure I would have survived before I got used to being ready to hit ESC immediately:

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At first sight it may not be that obvious but that's Might on Nihl, landing in the middle of Vipers and Witches in the second row on either side.

Situations like that occur rarely, maybe 3-4 times since I started running, but from when I first started to run Nihl I quickly learned that something like this could mean death within 0.5 seconds or so. Here at least it was S&E at full health.
 

T72on1

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I don't teleport with finger above esc. Left hand is always holding down alt. Those chargers can hit hard though. Maybe I just have been lucky so far.
 

PhineasB

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You can do both with thumb on alt and finger hovering over esc. But it definitely causes strain, and I actually stopped holding alt to ensure I could have ready S&E.
 

ffs

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I don't teleport with finger above esc. Left hand is always holding down alt. Those chargers can hit hard though. Maybe I just have been lucky so far.
I hold down alt when going through Halls of Pain (thanks again for the tip, that really avoids danger there), but I let go of it in Halls of Vaught because there are no poppables in her path there, so I don't have to do too complicated finger exercises. :) It still took me some time to get used to this "almost hitting" ESC. Feels weird at first as you normally don't do that. Won't ever go back though, and it’s not too bothering actually once used to it. Her routine is pretty simple in HoV: Tele to platform with ESC ready, Static Field, shift click Lightning to focus down Nihl (not holding ESC during that), followed by alt to check drops and S&E.

I do believe she is squishier than Neverland so some situations might be scarier for her than for you @T72on1. She doesn't use Shako and no Sol either because I didn’t want to Hel out the 5/5 in Griffon's. That means considerably less life and DR; her only DR is 8% from CoH and 11 iDR from Nature’s Peace (luckily at least she got a perfect roll on that). It's enough, but I have to be more careful than others -- quite obviously. ;)
 

darkstarhub

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All these Nihl running horror stories are starting to scare me. As bad as I want to do the whole ride to 99 with FO/FB, running Nihl might be too tedious with that build. If I can find a Griffons and a few more Bers for Infinity a lightning build will work, but it would be fun to drop a fat Meteor on his ass with a fire build.

I did manage to get my stat and skill points allocated how I want for now. I am finally going with a 2x4 empty space and tome of identify(no cube) along with 6 cold skillers and the rest 7% MF charms. A properly aimed FO is hitting like a truck and FB is strong enough to kill OK’s relatively quick. I also still have a respectable 249% MF, but at some point I would love to try a faceted Nightwings. Shako is so hard to give up though.
 

ffs

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@darkstarhub Don't be discouraged on my account :) As I said my Sorc is somewhat squishier than other chars due to her gearing choices, also I have a tendency to push characters really a bit too hard sometimes which doesn't help either when starting out never having done Nihl runs before. ;) But others here have managed 98-99 with 0 to 2 deaths total. So while it can get really ugly down there, he can definitely be run reasonably safely (in SC terms) once you get the hang of it.

After making a few adjustments the last ~60m XP until now were perfectly safe for me as well despite not being that tanky.

I think FB/FO works well for Nihl, @T72on1 ran with that before his recent respec to pure fire just due to not using FO that much IIRC. @Grape is also running Nihl for 98-99 with pure fire Sorc I believe. Infinity is required in any case though I'd say, so you might pay LK a few more visits at some point. ;)
 
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Kitteh

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Viridiana is currently only in Normal act I, but I think that I will go for phoenix strike instead. It won't be as efficient as trapsin, but with a good map and DF, it should be fine :p I think it is good to have a variety of builds in the tournament!
 

PhineasB

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After a bit of a break, Phaedrus is back running again, picking up some millions of XP in CS over the last couple days. I still plan to take things slow with limited sessions for now.

But the real news is that I missed having two active runners :). So meet Pestilence, a necro who is currently in A1 H at level 70. I actually started him back in November, and he was part way through A2 Normal when Hiatus finished her journey.

The nice thing about necros is that they can basically be played without hotkeys early on. So I sort of tooled along with him while watching sports through the New Year.

Normal. He quested through with only the necessary quests, completing A1 and A2 normal on p7, p1 for jungle areas of A3, and then p5 for the rest of Normal. He tried to build up MF, but with limited success due to streamlined approach. Nicest drop was actually Countess, as it allowed Merc to up her damage. Fun little action shot from Diablo:
Normal Diablo.jpg

Nightmare. The transition to NM wasn’t too hard, despite very limited gear (gotta love necros). But he completed everything on p1. His first Amn dropped in A1 NM (I think), becoming Edge for gambling; first Sol dropped in A3 NM; followed by first Shael from NM HF. He had just found his first 2os necro head with +skills (+1 summon resist and IG) in City of Damned, so the Shael allowed Rhyme. He took out Diablo on New Years.

We’ve done 15-20 minute sessions on-and-off since New Year’s, eventually questing through to take down Baal. The first 4os sword dropped in NM WSK, so the second Amn became a spirit. He made Champion (I think at level 56 or 57), and then rolled a good Meph map and mixed in Meph runs with levelling on Pindle until reaching 70.

Besides the early runes noted above, finds of note were a [email protected] GC in A2 NM, Nagelring as the first unique ring in NM CS, a Prismatic Amulet gamble while leveling at Pindle that will be useful for early Hell, and SoVM from Meph run, which turned out to be [email protected] and the only useful drop besides Rockstopper. A Lum also dropped from Pindle, which allowed Smoke for the merc to get ready for Hell.

Here was a tricky spot in A1 (these two bosses were next to each other in the Cathedral:
NM A1 Boss.jpg
NM A1 Boss 2.jpg

Hell.
Pestilence just got the last 5 pindle runs needed for 70 and then completed Hell Den of Evil and tagged the Cold Plains WP.

Current Gear. Merc has maxed resists, and Pestilence is maxed or nearly-maxed in Hell. No 4os exceptional polearm (one failed cube recipe of a partizan), and only the one Sol so far. So hopefully the first 4os one will be elite and eth!
Pestilence
Rockstopper
Spirit broad sword
Rhyme necro head
SoVM
Sigon’s belt
Rare gloves with MF and resists
Greaves of Chance with LR
Nagel (19%)
Ring of Fortune (21%)

Merc
Duskdeep
Smoke sup mesh armor
Ferocious partizan of readiness

Planned Build and Progress.
All three respecs are available. The plan is to get through A3, do some LK runs (and maybe some Meph runs if he finds a good map for both), then continue questing, as a break from LK as necessary, up to Anya quest. He may then mix in some Pits or Pindle runs as a further break from LK, but the goal will be runes for Enigma.

I will probably then respec to poisonmancer (probably with extra skills into golem mastery for a sturdy IG) and level in Pits and see if/when it makes sense to transition to CS. Based on Gripphon’s testing, poison necro should be somewhat faster in CS than Pits. I have no idea for 98-99, but will test some options with another necro. But that is way, way down the road, as he has a lot of LK in his future that it doesn’t make sense to worry about it too much. ;)

Finally, only one death so far: while running through Tamoe Highland in NM to tag the outer cloister WP before quitting for day, he ran into an amp’ed bosspack while ahead of his minions. :\ So he went back to Cold Plains to pick up more skeletons and carefully walked back through Tamoe to take out the boss pack, retrieve the corpse, and get the WP.

Table update is below: he is using extended stash, not bothering to pick up anything that isn’t useful to him or my overall grails, and not keeping track of time.

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Table Update:
Code:
Name          (C)            SC/HC    Class  Level/exp   Extended Stash  #of S/U   Grail/504   #of Deaths  # of Hours
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy      Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal        Eleanor         SC      Sorc      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist      Izuna           SC      Sin       99             No         5109        470            4         360
PhineasB      Mercy           SC      Sin       99             Yes           -        475           11           -
PhineasB      Hiatus          SC      Sorc      99             Yes           -        471           21           -
Neksja        Aura            SC      Paladin   98.50          Yes        8606        464            -           -
T72on1        Neverland       SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes        2190+?      477           13         270?
ffs           HelpYourself    SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes           -          -          many          ?
hasuprotoss   Reina           SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1751        384            -           -
Tarantella    Tarasha         HC      Sorc      96             Yes           -          -            -           -
Grim          Furious_Blonde  SC      Ama       96             Yes           -          -            -           -
darkstarhub   Neptune         SC      Sorc      96             Yes           -        452            -           -
XyleneCyanol  Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
ThomasJohnsen xInTheBuffx     HC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            -           -
Dezrok        Salome          SC      Sorc      95             Yes         792        318            -           -
Yng           Sophie          SC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            7           -
NamelessPenguin Rockatansky   SC      Barb      95             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB      Phaedrus        SC      Pala      95             Yes           -        292           12           -
Gynli         Amazon          SC      Amazon    94             Yes           -          -         many           -
Reyz          Qty             SC      Sorc      93             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Ayura           SC      Barb      92             No            -          -            -           -
Chaostar      Prairie         SC      Sorc      91             Yes         659        261           12         126
OldSoldier    Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
tokerdin      tokeress        SC      Sorc      91             yes           -          -            -           -
Southpaw      Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt        CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           ?          -        Dont want to know
MercMan       Este            SC      Ama       90             Yes        1212        278            2  Classified
Me2Nik        Fugu            HC      Ama       90             Yes          80
Lynchgrinch   Tattersail      SC      Sorc      89             Yes           ?        321         too many    lots
LiquidClear   Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage   zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja        Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone     Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Gnosis          SC      Druid     86             No            -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb    Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     86             No          115         94           19         idk
hackedagain   Hugo            HC      Necro     85             Yes           -          -            -
Naturallog    Athos           HC      Barb      84             No          159        105            0           -
Lord Molyb    Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       83             No           28         25            0         idk
Qwernt        AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit        Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Lord Molyb    But_Why         SC      Sin       81             Never        55         51           53
aarrgus       Acala           SC      Barb      80             Yes           -          -            5           -
Jean Avila    SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo          Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
TwentyMule    Rayne           SC      Sorc      76             Yes         195        140            ?           ?
Gripphon      Ryu             SC      Sorc      76             Yes           -          -         over 9k       13
ffs           Ric             SC      Nec       76             Yes           -          -            -           -
Darke Rahl    Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
PhineasB      Pestilence      SC      Necro     70             Yes           -          -            1           -
ioupainmax    Durnik          SC      Paladin   67             Yes          87         61            0           -
Xul's Gull    Xul             HC      Necro     60             No            ?          ?            -           -
Vildecor      Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
Xul's Gull    Araphel         HC      Necro     54             No            ?         N/A           -           -
TrU           Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit        Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer       Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
BKC           FearsomeFreddie SC      Nec       23             Yes           -          -            -           -
Ergroilnin    Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
Kitteh        Kaylin          SC      Ama       19             Yes           -          -            0           -
Sleepybear123 Rob_theBarb     HC      Barb      29             yes           -          -            -          10
The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MizzouFTW   Pure            HC      Necro     86             Yes           -          -            1           -
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Pb_pal      Stevesy         HC      Paladin   76             Yes           -          -            0           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 
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ffs

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Very nice @PhineasB and of course completely crazy -- in a good way!

Ric my second entry Nec is also currently grinding for Enigma -- not wanting to start an LK competition but curious to see who'll get it first. ;) He does have a Ber #1 head start but it's unlikely there will be much progress any time soon though. With @T72on1's TC3 tournament going, as well as me being on the other side of the world for a few weeks starting in a month, there are several breaks in running on the horizon, for both Ric and HelpYourself.

That also means HelpYourself's target to hit 99 by end of February/beginning of March is realistically not going to happen (and probably was too ambitious anyway, and thereby maybe even contributed to her mishaps early on). So I've pushed that back to something as vague as "some time in spring" anyway. :) And as for Ric -- tbh not sure he will ever finish, that's really a long term project and going to be much slower progress than with the Sorc I'm sure. I honestly have no idea how you managed 99 with two characters, running late 90s with a third and are still entering new ones... but I'm certainly glad you do! :)
 

MizzouFTW

Diabloii.Net Member
Decided on a new character for this. Ashlyn, an Orb-it-Aller, will be born tonight. I'll update the table tonight after I get some other things done. Looking forward to see how far I make it before she deeds. The only respecs I'll be using are for stat purposes only. She'll play through as an Orb-it-Aller and finish end game as such.

Looking forward to reading through the last couple pages tonight to see progress results. Hope everyone enjoyed the three day weekend!
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
So I finally managed to pull myself away from Fortnite for a few hours today and finish up 95-96. I don't think I originally intended to finish the last ~150 runs I needed but drops gave me motivation to keep trucking. No deaths for a while now with a few close calls here and there but nothing too bad. Time available to play is still rather limited and like I said, I've been almost exclusively playing Fortnite (give this a try if you haven't, the battle royal component is 100% free) so not even going to try to estimate how long it's going to take before I hit 98 and the real fun begins. Maybe I can finish before next year...

Loving the progress here from others and welcome to the newer posters. Keep it up so I have some kind of outside motivation to keep going! :)



Drops:
That's 3x Cham in <1000 Vizier/Infector runs now, and all 3 of these were within the last ~150 runs of today's session.





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Table Update:
Code:
Name          (C)            SC/HC    Class  Level/exp   Extended Stash  #of S/U   Grail/504   #of Deaths  # of Hours
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy      Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal        Eleanor         SC      Sorc      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist      Izuna           SC      Sin       99             No         5109        470            4         360
PhineasB      Mercy           SC      Sin       99             Yes           -        475           11           -
PhineasB      Hiatus          SC      Sorc      99             Yes           -        471           21           -
Neksja        Aura            SC      Paladin   98.50          Yes        8606        464            -           -
T72on1        Neverland       SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes        2190+?      477           13         270?
ffs           HelpYourself    SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes           -          -          many          ?
hasuprotoss   Reina           SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1751        384            -           -
Tarantella    Tarasha         HC      Sorc      96             Yes           -          -            -           -
Grim          Furious_Blonde  SC      Ama       96             Yes           -          -            -           -
darkstarhub   Neptune         SC      Sorc      96             Yes           -        452            -           -
Yng           Sophie          SC      Sorc      96             Yes           -          -            7           -
XyleneCyanol  Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
ThomasJohnsen xInTheBuffx     HC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            -           -
Dezrok        Salome          SC      Sorc      95             Yes         792        318            -           -
NamelessPenguin Rockatansky   SC      Barb      95             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB      Phaedrus        SC      Pala      95             Yes           -        292           12           -
Gynli         Amazon          SC      Amazon    94             Yes           -          -         many           -
Reyz          Qty             SC      Sorc      93             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Ayura           SC      Barb      92             No            -          -            -           -
Chaostar      Prairie         SC      Sorc      91             Yes         659        261           12         126
OldSoldier    Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
tokerdin      tokeress        SC      Sorc      91             yes           -          -            -           -
Southpaw      Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt        CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           ?          -        Dont want to know
MercMan       Este            SC      Ama       90             Yes        1212        278            2  Classified
Me2Nik        Fugu            HC      Ama       90             Yes          80
Lynchgrinch   Tattersail      SC      Sorc      89             Yes           ?        321         too many    lots
LiquidClear   Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage   zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja        Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone     Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Gnosis          SC      Druid     86             No            -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb    Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     86             No          115         94           19         idk
hackedagain   Hugo            HC      Necro     85             Yes           -          -            -
Naturallog    Athos           HC      Barb      84             No          159        105            0           -
Lord Molyb    Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       83             No           28         25            0         idk
Qwernt        AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit        Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Lord Molyb    But_Why         SC      Sin       81             Never        55         51           53
aarrgus       Acala           SC      Barb      80             Yes           -          -            5           -
Jean Avila    SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo          Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
TwentyMule    Rayne           SC      Sorc      76             Yes         195        140            ?           ?
Gripphon      Ryu             SC      Sorc      76             Yes           -          -         over 9k       13
ffs           Ric             SC      Nec       76             Yes           -          -            -           -
Darke Rahl    Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
PhineasB      Pestilence      SC      Necro     70             Yes           -          -            1           -
ioupainmax    Durnik          SC      Paladin   67             Yes          87         61            0           -
Xul's Gull    Xul             HC      Necro     60             No            ?          ?            -           -
Vildecor      Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
Xul's Gull    Araphel         HC      Necro     54             No            ?         N/A           -           -
TrU           Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit        Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer       Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
BKC           FearsomeFreddie SC      Nec       23             Yes           -          -            -           -
Ergroilnin    Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
Kitteh        Kaylin          SC      Ama       19             Yes           -          -            0           -
Sleepybear123 Rob_theBarb     HC      Barb      29             yes           -          -            -          10
The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MizzouFTW   Pure            HC      Necro     86             Yes           -          -            1           -
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Pb_pal      Stevesy         HC      Paladin   76             Yes           -          -            0           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

T72on1

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Very good progress. Congrats, also on the third (?!) Cham rune.

My kids play Fortnite a lot (like about everyone seems to do nowadays) and absolutely love it. There seems to be some issues with server waiting times lately though. If I feel like playing an FPS, I turn to CS:GO myself. /offtopic
 
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