Hope you're recovering well. I just ran from where we were to the Jail level 1, but we'll start where we left off, Outer Cloister I don't know how B.net and new chars work, so I just wanted enough time to ensure it won't expire.
If anyone can/wants to join, currently level 12, Outer Cloister. EUROPE server, so pretty much any level is fine so far. UNTWINKED/SELF-FOUND, so no interaction with the rest of battle.net. Hopefully will be continuing from there over the weekends.
Hello! Yeah, wasn't available, although, I'd be available various times in the coming week. Next weekend is still ideal, but other opportunities exist.
The same for anyone else, if they'd like to partake in some casual multiplayer. Can work on the details.
Pretty easy going most of the time. My ping went from around normal (for Aus to Europe server) at around 400 ping, to spikes as high as 2500. This is part of the reason why I wanted to play a more casual support, perfect for a Conviction/Meditation Paladin. My damage is very low, but I'm not there for the damage. It was good to hear that it was noticeable when I changed from Conviction to Meditation. The lag spikes so high were definitely out of the norm, so hopefully it's a bit better next week.
I also upgraded from an Act 5 merc to Act 2 NM desert mercenary for his Might, which apparently also helped ioupain's mercenary's survival.
Three deaths did occur during this session, all ICE_DrystanPi. These are the first deaths we have had, even though there have been a couple semi-close calls previously.
The first one, Tal Rasha's tomb, there was a section that was linked by a teleport over a wall. Ioupain with his Sorc went first and teleported back, and started typing. I waited a while, and due to the length of typing, I thought it might mean it was in that direction, so I weapon switched and teleported over. Smack bang into the middle of an entire group of Gorebelly's.
The second to a group of dolls in the Kurast Sewers. I ran ahead to scout, and retreated back to ioupain to deal the damage. I knew they were dolls, and I had already backed away to safety. For some reason, I walked back in, a single click, and started Zealing them. I know I could take several explosions, but ioupain also cast Blizzard over them. From my perspective, that's our usual tactic. I run ahead slightly, group a bunch, then retreat towards where ioupain is, and he Blizzard's them down. But, for some reason, I decided to go back in. POP! Dolls explode, and so does ICE_DrystanPi.
Third one, I don't take full responsibility. XD We had terrible luck with the DoH maps. We ran Mephisto a few times, and all but one had maps that go against the usual, hug-left-wall strategy. Many of them were actually one or two corners to the right, so we cleared most of the map, almost every time. Ioupain, on one run, wanted to find the exit a bit quicker, and so he teleported far ahead. On my minimap, he teleported probably 10 rooms to the right, then teleported back, and 5-10 rooms to the west. I ran after him, luring groups upon me, first east, and then west. I'm not the damage dealer. My latency has spiked, depending on day, between a normal 400-500, up to a whopping 2500, even >3000. That's why I chose a support Paladin. My Paladin has had a few weapon upgrades, and can deal with some things, but not a lot. In the end, mobs were all around, in every adjacent room, and I backed into a corner. That was a mistake. There were, with the latency, some monsters teleporting, but I still would've survived better if I kept running. In the confines of the corner... I don't need to elaborate. Ioupain came back to clear the mobs, portal up, and we continued on.
I would love to be a part of this but I don't think I could catch up with where you're at. I'll keep an eye on this and if y'all start another fresh run I'd love to join in, I'm in Alaska but I'd drink some coffee and stay up for some quality MP action.
Battle.net has been very depressing, I leveled a k/t sin without the aid of bots last year and it was a very lonely experience. Difficult to find people to join level appropriate questing games or baal runs without bots anymore.