Itherael's Council of Enlightenment - A Battle.net guild of like-minded Single Players

2.13 - Saturday 24th October 2020

Current Location: Hell - Act II - Lut Gholein

ParticipantCharacterClassBuildCurrent LevelHell Forge
ioupainice_PsylockeAssassinDragon Claw, Venom & Shadow Master75Ort / Fal /
DrystanICE_LadyHawkeyeAmazonFrostmaiden & Valkyrie72Thul / Lem /

Progress:
The last few weeks we took a break due to timezone differences.

Today we had a shorter session so we picked up from the Black Marsh and made our way to Andariel:
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Then we did some Hell Countess to round out the session but she only dropped 2x Sol.

I was thinking of respeccing though I'm usually very reluctant to do that. Dragon Claw is just very underpowered, as is Venom, when playing untwinked. Even though I have Bartucs, I'm still quite fragile and it takes a while to take down a single fodder beastie.

See you next week!
 
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I'm online at the moment, late, but am getting D2 errors/crash reports suddenly. It seems alright, unless I actually accept the error by clicking OK to terminate D2...
Also, feeling a little unwell due to withdrawals and too much pizza; the former been suffering on and off for a long while now. :/
 
2.14 - Saturday 31st October 2020

Current Location: Hell - Act II - Far Oasis

ParticipantCharacterClassBuildCurrent LevelHell Forge
ioupainice_PsylockeAssassinLightning Trapper & Shadow Master80Ort / Fal /
DrystanICE_LadyHawkeyeAmazonFrostmaiden & Valkyrie74ishThul / Lem /

Progress:
We started the session with a Countess run and then moved onto Radament. We found a Doomslinger in the sewers but Dryst was running to fast for me to give it to him lol. Then we cleared Dry Hills and Halls of the Dead at which point Dryst suffered horrible lag which was a precursor to a complete server crash in Far Oasis which ended our session altogether since neither of us could create or enter a game.

Since Dryst was also feeling a bit unwell due to pizza consumption, we called it night (get well soon @Drystan )

During the previous week, I also ended up respeccing into a Trapper as Dragon Claw & Venom was just not cutting it in hell. I'm usually very reluctant to use any respecs at all - in fact I can probably count the number of respecs on 1 hand (usually for mis-clicks) but this was a complete shift in build as I just wasn't happy with her damage output in untwinked multiplayer.

See you next week! (with hopefully more stable servers!)
 
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@Drystan as discussed we'll change times to accommodate Australian and British clock changes recently.

New Time:
10:00 - 12:00 UK Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
21:00 - 23:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

2.15 - Saturday 7th November 2020

Current Location: Hell - Act III - Kurast Bazaar WP (Still to do Kurast Sewers)

ParticipantCharacterClassBuildCurrent LevelHell Forge
ioupainice_PsylockeAssassinLightning Trapper & Shadow Master82Ort / Fal /
DrystanICE_LadyHawkeyeAmazonFrostmaiden & Valkyrie77Thul / Lem /

Progress:
Due to time zone differences, Drystan made a start and I joined later (sorry about that!). We met up around the Claw Viper Temple and took out Fangskin. We got 4th way in Arcane which was nice.

We cleared out the tomb and Duriel dropped noting of note. In Act III, we made good progress all the way up until Flayer Dungeon where a nasty Might, Cursed, Doll pack (maybe Fana?) took out LadyHawkeye.

After gingerly moving forward and clearing the pack from a safe distance, we got the body back and lead with traps to be on the safe side. My mana pool was pitiful so I couldn't sustain many traps.

We paused before the Kurast Sewers.

See you next week!
 
2.16 - Saturday 14th November 2020

Current Location: Hell - Act V - Harrogath (Just killed Diablo)

ParticipantCharacterClassBuildCurrent LevelHell Forge
ioupainice_PsylockeAssassinLightning Trapper & Shadow Master83Ort / Fal /
DrystanICE_LadyHawkeyeAmazonFrostmaiden & Valkyrie78Thul / Lem / Io

Progress:
Bnet was very slow to load with a queue of 2,000 - 3,000 which took us at least 10 minutes to get into a game. After a few minutes of play, Bnet crashed so we had to go through that whole wait all over again which wasn't great.

Besides the rocky start, we made good progress from Upper Kurast all the way to Harrogath (minus Psylocke's Hell Forge which we skipped due to wait times):

Hell Mephisto:
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LadyHawkeye's Hell Hell Forge:
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Diablo dropped nothing of worth.

See you next week!
 
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2.16 - Saturday 14th November 2020

Current Location: Hell - Act V - Worldstone Keep WP (Just killed the Ancients)

ParticipantCharacterClassBuildCurrent LevelHell Forge
ioupainice_PsylockeAssassinLightning Trapper & Shadow Master84Ort / Fal / Pul
DrystanICE_LadyHawkeyeAmazonFrostmaiden & Valkyrie80Thul / Lem / Io

Progress:
Bnet is back to normal which is good

Psylocke's Hell Hell Forge:
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Straight out of Harrogath we ran into a nasty double pack of Thorned Hulks that were quite dangerous and lightning immune. Bloody Foothills was very slow going but then we made good time and got all the way to the Ancients. Madawc to a liking to Psylocke and I lead him on a merry chase (insert Benny Hill music) while LadyHawkeye used Decoy and Valkyrie along with Psylocke's Shadow to distract the other Anicents. It was quite a long fight but mostly not too bad. There was Holy Freeze which was a bit of a pain.

Next time we fight Nihlathak and Baal!

See you next week!
 
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