Diablo 3: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch Release) |OT| Stay a while, and listen...

nicoga3000

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Oct 25, 2017
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God I'm excited to start playing.

What carries over from season to season? Also is there a new challenge rift that will start at season drop, or should I save it until after it begins?
 

Dalek

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Oct 25, 2017
12,090
God I'm excited to start playing.

What carries over from season to season? Also is there a new challenge rift that will start at season drop, or should I save it until after it begins?
To my knowledge-nothing carries over. Nothing. You start completely fresh at zero. No PAragon levels or anything.
 

Rhaknar

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Oct 26, 2017
14,102
hmmm did they do something with the difficulty settings for this season or is DH just fucking abysmal early on? I cant even kill shit on hard, let alone any higher. And forget any elite packs. Like your basic attack hits for 3... 3! what? >_>
 

JNH

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Oct 27, 2017
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hmmm did they do something with the difficulty settings for this season or is DH just fucking abysmal early on? I cant even kill shit on hard, let alone any higher. And forget any elite packs. Like your basic attack hits for 3... 3! what? >_>
I think DH is one of the worst to lvl up as a first seasonal character.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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That's odd because I loved running DH last season. Getting her kitted out and seeing the insane DPS numbers multishot was doing was a great feeling.

Now I'm running Crusader and it's all right. Hard for me to enjoy melee combat sometimes.
 
What carries over from season to season?
Season is a reset right even on paragon levels?
Yep. You start each season completely fresh - no gold, no Paragon, no items or upgrades. When the season ends, everything transfers to your non-season characters (including the characters themselves).

hmmm did they do something with the difficulty settings for this season or is DH just fucking abysmal early on? I cant even kill shit on hard, let alone any higher. And forget any elite packs. Like your basic attack hits for 3... 3! what? >_>
Yeah, Demon Hunter has a rough time of it early on. To speed things up, play on Normal until you can obtain and/or craft a full suit of blue equipment, then go up to Hard or greater. It gets better very quickly as the DH starts to unlock their full skillset.
 

Rhaknar

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Oct 26, 2017
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yeah gonna change to normal tomorow when I get back to it, I might even change to story instead of adventure tbh, at least for a while, not sure. I can't even think of THE skillyou get that changes things tbh, the turret I guess? Multishot? Like ANY sort of AOE would help >_>

Sure is a far cry from WD and Necro who have their little army super early on.
 
yeah gonna change to normal tomorow when I get back to it, I might even change to story instead of adventure tbh, at least for a while, not sure. I can't even think of THE skillyou get that changes things tbh, the turret I guess? Multishot? Like ANY sort of AOE would help >_>
At level 11 you get Bolas (decent AOE regular attack despite the explosion delay) and the Withering Fire rune (reduces Hatred cost of Multishot). That will be a big break. The important thing before then is equipment. At level 8, the blacksmith can craft you a Warden Bow, which will probably be a nice damage boost unless you got lucky. Sentries are great but you won't get them until level 25, so you'll have to make do with Bolas/Grenades until then.

EDIT: Fan of Knives at level 17 is also a super-helpful early AOE skill.
 
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Ogami Itto

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Oct 25, 2017
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So I’m not the only getting his ass kicked as a DH, lol.

At level 11 you get Bolas (decent AOE regular attack despite the explosion delay) and the Withering Fire rune (reduces Hatred cost of Multishot). That will be a big break. The important thing before then is equipment. At level 8, the blacksmith can craft you a Warden Bow, which will probably be a nice damage boost unless you got lucky. Sentries are great but you won't get them until level 25, so you'll have to make do with Bolas/Grenades until then.

EDIT: Fan of Knives at level 17 is also a super-helpful early AOE skill.
Good advice, thanks.
 

Robin64

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Oct 25, 2017
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England
I'm using my new Seasonal Wizard to also do the Darkening of Tristram event. It's pretty neat! I love the cosmetic 8-way movement, and all that classic music.
 

Evilmaus

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Oct 27, 2017
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How long does a season usually last? I just got No More Heores so I'm a bit busy playing that, but my game time overall is limited these days because of life and i dont wanna miss out...
 

Morzak

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Oct 27, 2017
110
man keeping up a Massacre bonus feels impossible on the switch... Will take me some time to level up.
 

Robin64

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Oct 25, 2017
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How long does a season usually last? I just got No More Heores so I'm a bit busy playing that, but my game time overall is limited these days because of life and i dont wanna miss out...
From the blog about S16 and 2.6.4:

Q: When will Season 16 end?

A: We currently anticipate that Season 16 will be ending on Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. PST in North America, 5:00 p.m. CET in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia.

Q: Why is the Season end date an estimate?

A: Traditionally, we have given players two weeks’ notice prior to the ending of a Season. However, we’ve heard the community’s feedback, so going forward, we’ll be providing more comprehensive Season details in the Season preview blogs. Please bear in mind that this date is an estimate and there is always a chance it may shift. While we will do our best to hit these target dates as closely as possible, we will continue to verify the Season end date at the two-week warning mark.
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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How long does a season usually last? I just got No More Heores so I'm a bit busy playing that, but my game time overall is limited these days because of life and i dont wanna miss out...
I think roughly a month. Also, I don't know how long they will continue but after each season there is a next one...
Edit: I was wrong, see post below this one
 
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Just posted this in Discord but I think it's worth repeating here. And I take no joy having to relay this info, just FYI for those who love to push leaderboards and play legit.

https://old.reddit.com/r/diablo3/comments/ahpy5n/dude_cleared_a_140_gr_solo_day_2_on_the/
lol yeah, for pretty much any "overall" online leaderboard you have to subtract the number of obvious cheaters from your position to see where you actually are. Hopefully Blizzard cares enough to intervene and clean up the rankings. If not, well, there's always the superior Friends leaderboard. :P
 

MrDaravon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Same stuff happened day one last season as well, this isn't new. I looked into it at the time, apparently there's a known Switch exploit, hacking on PS4/X1 is apparently also a thing but not nearly as prevalent/easy as it is on Switch for Seasonal play (there's tons of reports of hacked lobbies/boosting on PS4/X1 but not in Seasons?).

Still sucks, but unless you're really serious about pushing the top 1% on boards it's kinda whatever.
 

molnizzle

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Oct 25, 2017
8,240
Same stuff happened day one last season as well, this isn't new. I looked into it at the time, apparently there's a known Switch exploit, hacking on PS4/X1 is apparently also a thing but not nearly as prevalent/easy as it is on Switch for Seasonal play (there's tons of reports of hacked lobbies/boosting on PS4/X1 but not in Seasons?).

Still sucks, but unless you're really serious about pushing the top 1% on boards it's kinda whatever.
uh, there definitely wasn't anything blatant like this "day one" on Switch. On PS4 and XBO, there definitely was, but they've had hacking forever. It's a side effect of Blizz allowing offline play on the console versions. Hacking is just much easier on PS4 and XBO due to how easy it is to copy your save data directly to a thumb drive and then edit it on PC.

Switch has actually been the most "secure" console version of D3. It probably still is, even with this.

Also some of us do like pushing the leaderboards. The main reason I played on Switch was because there wasn't any hacking. Ugh.
 
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MrDaravon

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Oct 25, 2017
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uh, there definitely wasn't anything blatant like this "day one" on Switch. On PS4 and XBO, there definitely was, but they've had hacking forever. It's a side effect of Blizz allowing offline play on the console versions. Hacking is just much easier on PS4 and XBO due to how easy it is to copy your save data directly to a thumb drive and then edit it on PC.

Switch has actually been the most "secure" console version of D3. It probably still is, even with this.

Also some of us do like pushing the leaderboards. The main reason I played on Switch was because there wasn't any hacking. Ugh.
Eh, a very quick search of two of the Diablo reddits within the first 1-2 weeks of the Switch launch point out the hilariously obviously hacked accounts on top of the boards already at that time (like the GR 106 DH with all primals including a weapon *with no socket* which I personally noticed and pointed out in the discord a couple weeks after launch). And I don't know what the Era policy is on linking to hacking stuff but there's been readily available tools to edit Switch saves that work for Seasonal characters since about the same time. I'm not saying it doesn't suck or anything don't get me wrong (I was top 50 on the DH solo boards for a hot minute on Switch) but it's shouldn't be a surprise sadly.
 

molnizzle

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Oct 25, 2017
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Eh, a very quick search of two of the Diablo reddits within the first 1-2 weeks of the Switch launch point out the hilariously obviously hacked accounts on top of the boards already at that time (like the GR 106 DH with all primals including a weapon *with no socket* which I personally noticed and pointed out in the discord a couple weeks after launch). And I don't know what the Era policy is on linking to hacking stuff but there's been readily available tools to edit Switch saves that work for Seasonal characters since about the same time. I'm not saying it doesn't suck or anything don't get me wrong (I was top 50 on the DH solo boards for a hot minute on Switch) but it's shouldn't be a surprise sadly.
To be fair primal weapons don’t come with a socket, though if he had full primals in every slot it’s unlikely he hasn’t seen a ramaladni gift drop.

This shit sucks. I’m probably not going to play anymore. Literally the only reason I started playing on Switch was because there weren’t any hackers.
 
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MrDaravon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah it sucks, but I don't think there being no cheating on Switch was ever gonna be realistic. Hell, even on PC past leaderboards have had obvious bots along with along lesser known exploits on them. NO version of this game has been clean, although it's obviously significantly worse on consoles with outright hacking stuff.
 

Firemind

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Oct 25, 2017
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Eh, I just play the game to get better loot. Leaderboards were always unattainable to me due to how many nolifers there are at any given season.
 

Droidian

Avenger
Dec 28, 2017
1,130
When I picked this game up on switch in Oct. I started as a Crusader. (First time Diablo player) pretty boring but I powered through the story and parts of the season.

Now I'm playing as a Wizard for the season and I'm having fun with that one, level 37 now.
 

Stick

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Oct 30, 2017
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so i dont ever seem to have luck with people joining my games. Sometimes i get 1-2 but other times no one joins or i just cant find a game. Anyone else notice this too? im on season so i figured thered be more people to play with
 

Droidian

Avenger
Dec 28, 2017
1,130
so i dont ever seem to have luck with people joining my games. Sometimes i get 1-2 but other times no one joins or i just cant find a game. Anyone else notice this too? im on season so i figured thered be more people to play with
I got lucky yesterday for the first time I had 2 strangers join in my season quests on switch. We stayed together clearing bounties for a good hour or so which sucks on switch since you can't communicate. Fun with numbers.
 

Chitown B

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Nov 15, 2017
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I want the season perk, but I don't want to start all over and level all the way up just to get it, and my regular character doesn't share items with Seasonal, so I guess I might just say fuck it. I realize this is by design but it's annoying.
 

Morzak

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Oct 27, 2017
110
Man having a level 70 Weapon on level 42 is great running torment 1 rifts as if it's nothing. Maybe I will get to 70 in a reasonable time. Still having issues keeping massacre bonuses running, but with leap it's way easier.
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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Man having a level 70 Weapon on level 42 is great running torment 1 rifts as if it's nothing. Maybe I will get to 70 in a reasonable time. Still having issues keeping massacre bonuses running, but with leap it's way easier.
How can you use a level 70 weapon when you're level 42? What am I missing? Or is this something to do with torment level (which I don't do) ?
 

Morzak

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Oct 27, 2017
110
How can you use a level 70 weapon when you're level 42? What am I missing? Or is this something to do with torment level (which I don't do) ?
You can Craft a level 70 Weapon at the blacksmith, then you can reroll one of the stats to reduce level requirement (max reduction is 30) I was lucky to get reduction of 28 with the second reroll.
 

Pooroomoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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You can Craft a level 70 Weapon at the blacksmith, then you can reroll one of the stats to reduce level requirement (max reduction is 30) I was lucky to get reduction of 28 with the second reroll.
Ah, thanks! I see I have been approaching the whole crafting and changing of stats from the wrong angle... That's the price of not reading up guides, don't have the time nor patience unfortunately.
 

JNH

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Oct 27, 2017
1,201
France
so i dont ever seem to have luck with people joining my games. Sometimes i get 1-2 but other times no one joins or i just cant find a game. Anyone else notice this too? im on season so i figured thered be more people to play with
Pick up friend codes on the first post or come on Discord (there is a channel where we drop friend codes). Most of them are not active but some of us still play ;-)

I don't open my party all the time but most of time anyone is welcome for rifts/bounties, feel free to join ! (sometimes I lower the difficulty to powerlevel buddies/alts too)
 

nicoga3000

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am closing in on 70 with my Wiz. Had a long weekend with stuff so didn't play as much as I wanted. Got a lucky 2h Axe craft with -28 level and went from Master to T2 for level grinding! I also had my first bovine rift. Cows everywhere! And I did a Cow King Event and gained a ton of XP. If I were grinding for drops and doing this on T13...I can't imagine the plvl gain, haha.

Should I take the season gift with Wiz or DH? I have heard the season set isn't great for Wiz and will easily be outclassed by other sets.
 

Vylder

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Oct 25, 2017
889
Paragon 715... was a good weekend hehe.

I even got two primals drop from the same rift boss guardian, those red beams are so satisfying to see! (I got crap though).
 

Pickman

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Nov 20, 2017
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Protip: for the first few levels, take the weapon off your follower (javelin/shield from Templar, Bow from Scoundrel, Staff from Enchantress) and equip it. It's a decent dmg boost for the first few and will make grinding to like 8 or 9 stupid fast on Expert/Master difficulty.
 

Avengers23

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Oct 25, 2017
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At level 54 on Expert with a Demon Hunter, and I just don't feel like I'm dealing enough damage per second to make this viable at a higher difficulty. I have the Bat pet to help manage my Hatred level, and I'm using Twin Chakram and the Sentry Turret as my main damage dealers. I use Evasive Fire as my generator.

What am I missing with the Demon Hunter and DPS?