Treasure Goblin’s Pack

Treasure Goblin’s Pack

The Treasure Goblin was added as part of the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Collector‘s or Digital Edition. I had a chance to collect mine from the in-game mail earlier along with the following letter:

From the writings of Abd Al-Hazir:

“Some devious little goblins have been
robbing our merchants! When pursued,
they simply open portals and disappear
with a most aggravating chuckle. The
peasantry seem to believe that the
Goblins serve a great demon lord
known as Greed and furthermore, that
their portals lead to Greed’s domain! A
ludicrous notion, truly.”

Watch your coin purse, adventurer.

Treasure Goblin

I wasn’t sure what to expect from his abilities or animations but when you summon him, you can hear gold jingling. He will also throw handfuls of gold every now and then (which can’t be picked up) and got a real kick out of his death animation. It’s just what you’d expect if you’ve killed one in D3 (as seen towards the end of the video).

As usual, you can see all his abilities (Coin Toss, Wild Magic, Dodge, Magic Sword, Sear Magic and Portal) over my usual circuit of tamers in Pandaria. I forgot to change one of my teams during the Flowing battle but it still worked out – the result of not levelling any pets for several weeks, I guess.

Having both Wild Magic and Dodge seems pretty OP (especially during that one fight) but if you don’t mind his constant cackle, he’s a pretty fun pet to have around.

Just remember, keep and eye on your coin purse.

A Reaper of a Gift

A Reaper of a Gift

Yesterday Cool gifted me with the Reaper of Souls D3 expansion which includes the Treasure Goblin battle pet. They tend to be quite annoying in Diablo especially if they port away so I’m looking forward to having one by my side (for the most part).

Treasure GoblinDemon hound

They are available as part of the Digital and Collector’s versions but I must admit, the datamined version was kind of creepy looking. It was always impossible to get a good look at them in-game but here they look almost cute! You also get a Spectral Hound Minion to keep you company and some Transmogrified Gear for Diablo.

Over the past week, I’ve been tweaking my build since my wizard is now 60 and having played though all difficulty levels. I’m currently sitting on Paragon level 5 with four pieces of my Tal Rasha set (thanks to Cool).

We’re currently working on the materials for a hellfire ring as I toggle between monster power four and three – at least until I get used to playing again. So far I’ve managed to collect one of three items although it helps when I don’t fight the bosses while zoomed in (Z) the whole fight. I was wondering why I couldn’t see jack. Cool said I wasn’t even hitting the bosses at times which isn’t too surprising.

In my defence I only hit Z because I thought the show all loot button was set to that and not Alt. That’s what I get for playing 15mins at a time :P

Hell mode continues

Hell mode continues

Here we are in Act II, with the tree I’m currently going with.

I seem to be dying with a lot more regularity in Hell mode and not just at regular intervals either. There was one instance I died 4 or 5 times in a row!!

Act II- Zoltun Kulle - transform
Act II  hell - Kulle

As soon as I levelled to 56, I was excited to try my Diamond Shards rune. Looks impressive when I use it but I haven’t had to much of a chance to try it out in battle as I levelled just before I logged yesterday.

Wizard - 56

Wizard – 56

I have one question though, what are those balls around Coolidge’s neck? I hope they’re not some type of souvenir… although they look a bit too buffed to be that!

My Week in Hell

My Week in Hell

We’ve really slowed down our playing due to our time zones and new scheduling so here’s what we got up to this week.

Last woman standing

From time to time, I’ll die to multiple trash mobs but this time I did it. I finally actually killed Coolidge! Well I have to get my rez achievement somehow :P

But then it happened… I died on Butcher. Coolidge tried four times to rez me and at around the 20% mark, he managed to complete the cast so I was at least upright when he died.

A new day also meant the opportunity for some new spell combinations. So we headed into Maghda’s Lair to try them out. I added one of the shields back for another defensive ability and it worked out pretty well.

A monk’s cannon needs lots of fire… or should I say arcane power.

Wizard – 54

Coolidge offered me a legendary bow he found so I could get my achievement :D It had some pretty nice stats on it and boy was it fast so I decided to use it in the end. I can see myself using it for a while :P

I also tried out the AH yesterday selling some dyes and old gems to test the system. Managed to sell quite a few things, some were even instant sales.

Has anyone tried out the real money AH and if so, what have been your experiences so far?

First Impressions of Diablo III

First Impressions of Diablo III

So I spent a while playing Diablo III tonight with Coolidge after he managed to get through his installation issues. When I first played Diablo II, I only had it for about a week or so before I decided to sell the Battle chest. I spoke about this briefly in my Twisted Nether Interview so I don’t really remember much about the game except that I had an Amazon who couldn’t kill the big red guy at the end, there was a portal and finding Wirt’s leg.

I didn’t know about connecting with other people back then since it was my first MMO so I had a lot of trouble killing the big baddie. I found it so frustrating disabling those things (or whatever) in the three corners and then getting the boss to 20% or something – at least that’s how I remember it. After I died each time, I remember having to trek back through the lava area, I guess I was in hell and then getting stuck at the same bit, dying over and over. In the end I just gave up and sold the whole thing in near MINT condition.

This time ’round, I made a wizard. I was tossing up between the Demon Hunter and Wizard classes but in the end the caster appealed to me more. Not surprising really as I play a caster (healer) in real life – at least in WoW. Even though there are no real tanks or healers in the game, it should make things more interesting.

Things do seem to happen a lot quicker in the game, no slow casts or waiting for dots to proc before you really see something happen. I also need to remember not to right-click to interact with people of holding down both click buttons to run. I keep trying to blast the NPCs when I don’t mean to :P It is kind of nice to just run over things when I loot money and gold though and the rare creatures are kind of fun too – and frequent.

I’ve been upgrading my gear pretty easily with lots of nice purple items. She keeps switching between a polearm, bow, crossbow and a one-handed weapon/shield combo. I do see my bags being a bit of an issue though, as the junk adds up pretty fast to match the pace of the game. I kind of like just tossing the stuff on the ground though when we want to swap items. The only mishap I had was when Cool wanted to dump a lot of stuff for room and I went to pick them up about a minute later (realising after the first pick-up it was his pile of junk) :P But I’m not sure if I like the fact that you can’t change your camera angle like in WoW. You know me and screenshots.

I was also excited when I started seeing purples so early in the game even though they aren’t like purples in WoW. Apparently yellows are good in this game. Have to keep my unwanted purples to break down at the Blacksmith though. Oh and I heard you can change your banner design… I need to get around to doing that too.

So anyway, my wizard is 7 right now and with Cool by my side, I hear I can finally get my revenge on the big baddie of D2.

All I can say is, it’s about damn time… :D

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