It is always staggering how much difference a few pieces of gear make in Diablo 3. I went from being unable to really function… to being able to push Torment X without much issue. I could potentially go higher but I have not really pushed myself. As of this morning I did a solo 40 just to verify that I was wrecking things as fast as I thought I was… and of course upgrade that blood shard capacity. Last night after a mythic+ in World of Warcraft I dropped back over into Diablo 3 and with a whole lot of Grace’s help started running content to attempt to get drops. Over the course of numerous rifts and greater rifts I managed to start piecing together the set that I should be using to make the Unhallowed Essence build work.
This is where I am at as of this morning, with everything acquired minus Wraps of Clarity and the Focus ring. From there I need one of those doodads that adds a slot to a weapon… and to reroll a bunch of my gear for more optimal stats. Then of course there is the game of trying to swap out your normal items with better ancient versions. Regardless however I am functioning so much better than I was and can finally stand on my own two feet again. I was in this awkward spot for too long where I could survive the higher torments… but just couldn’t kill anything fast enough. That all changed once I got a handful of items and started finally being able to keep up with Grace and her Necro pushing machine. The funny thing is… she STILL doesn’t have the ring she needs to make her set completely work… and I have somehow managed to get almost nothing but ring drops myself.
Another thing of note that I thought I would talk about this morning is my plans for Fallout 76. My good friend Shiana pinged me last night about what I was planning for Fallout and also for Anthem. He knows me too well, in that he didn’t phrase the question as to IF I was playing… just where I was playing. As it stands right now I plan on doing both on the PC since that is the more comfortable platform for me personally. As far as Fallout 76, when they announced that you could run a private server… I set my mind on trying to acquire one of these. My hope is that TypeFrag will offer one since I like their group funding model that allows people to chip in if they so choose to the server rental fees. We use that for the Teamspeak server that we use for recording AggroChat, and it is nice mostly because it means I am not footing the entire bill on my own.
Regardless of who is paying I plan on having a server with as close to a PVE ruleset as the game allows me. It will be a nice chill carebear haven with as many of the toxic influences filtered out as possible. Basically I think this game is going to be amazingly fun pending you can gather up the right mindset of players that are willing to work together and build interesting communities. The nukes will of course exist, but the hope is that we nuke areas of high mob population and not players… and sorta treat it like a raid zone since it will cause interesting stuff to spawn in from what I have read. If you want a chill place to play Fallout 76 and are cool with a no PVP ruleset, then this oasis may be the place for you.