Nightmare Week in Diablo III

Well it’s been a little more than a week and Coolidge and I have taken our time going through Nightmare Difficulty. Although as usual, I wanted to explore all parts of the map and re-watch some of the cut scenes again (which was only my second time). It did seem to take considerably longer with the mobs having more health and such but since this is the second level of difficulty, I’m wondering how much harder the other two will be.

I’ve read some posts from other bloggers like Effy’s recent trials and tribulations in Inferno. It sounds hard but at the same time I’m looking forward to trying them out with Cool.

Earlier in the week I managed to get the Made It Work achievement, meaning I can be more colour coordinated from now on. At this stage, I still have a few of the colours to try but that will come in time after I relaunch the game a few more times.

Wizard - 40

So here we are after defeating the Butcher. I’ll say it was a bit harder but then again I was trying some new talents. Always good to try new stuff for a boss fight :P Worked out though :)

The end of Act II was a little more tricky and again I made good use of the health globes. Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I expected so that was a nice surprise.

Wizard - 43

After 40 levels, I might have finally settled on a banner design. If you didn’t notice, my banner hadn’t changed for three levels. That’s very unusual for me as I just couldn’t decide on one I liked. I first saw the trim on one of Cool’s toons and was really happy when I managed to get the achievement to use it.

As my main computer still uses a standard screen, I’ve been a little annoyed since Cool always seems to be able to see more stuff going in the distance like letting me know a yellow mob is in the back somewhere or a loot goblin. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to change the screen res in-game so I put up with it. Yesterday I decided to try the letterbox setting in the game options. OMG! I wish I had tried that sooner.

In Act III, I’ve tried quite a few of the other talents and runes just to see what combination I like. As a result, it’s also pretty often that I’ll say “Pinky” to Cool, indicating when I’m using a health pot :P

Wizard - 46

As an experiment, I tried the invisible dye on my chest piece. I think you can tell I liked to look of it, not that Coolidge minded either :P but after finishing Act III today, I decided to show her chest piece again since just looking at her was making me cold.

Wizard - 48

We finally finished Act III today, logging out just as we entered Heaven, ready for Act IV tomorrow.


Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones


May 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Do most of the achievements grant some sort of reward, or feature unlock upon their completion? I’m such a Diablo nub. I haven’t even seen ever bothered with looking up actual gameplay, but seeing everyone’s screenies vaguely reminds me of Torchlight.

May 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’m really enjoying the D3 screen shots. I don’t know why I can never remember to take them in D3. Maybe because I’m always running from something, lol.

Invisible dye! How did I miss that, maybe I’m not high even level yet.

May 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Nice post :)

May 31, 2012 at 1:51 am

I tend to change my banner based on how my armor is dyed >.>
mostly because it drives Kurby crazy…but also it seems like it should match my clothes! Usually when I change the color I change the shape some too, but I always seem to revert back to the same style over and over!

May 31, 2012 at 4:31 am

I keep playing around with all the dyes, but never seem to like how they turn out. The white dye is what I always end up going back to because the white and gold look always seems to look best with what my witch doctor is wearing.

The hubby is obsessed with the disappearing dye. His barbarian pretty much just walks around wearing a loincloth and boots!

    May 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

    @Töki – yep, there are quite a few unlocked from boss kills or completing certain criteria like using various dyes or something on your clothes. They unlock new banner features that are quite varied and unexpected but luckily pretty frequent too. Don’t worry about your noobiness :P I haven’t really played before this either :)

    @Tome – I’m pretty sure you can buy it from the get go.

    @Az – Thx :)

    @Elunamakata – LOL, I was going to change the banner colours depending on what Act I was in (to match the bg) but in the end I just chose the colours I liked, didn’t particularly match me though. You would think as a mog lover I would be more colour co-ordinated but she’s not Cym and I couldn’t choose her face so meh.

    That and she upgrades her gear pretty regularly… oh and the colours aren’t always in stock. I love her blue pants right now so I refuse to colour them. I’m just hoping I can get the other pieces to match her pants :P

    @Pando – Same, all the colours look a little off to me, I do like the mauve colour though, the white and the brown. I’ve always preferred natural colours. The two toned chest pieces tend to have very strong colours so sometimes I end up using the brown, original or white.

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