Diablo III Auction Houses To Be Shut Down!

I know I haven’t been keeping up with major news on the blog about Loot 2.0 or even the expansion but this is news I wanted to make sure I cover. Major news coming from Blizzard today regarding the D3 auction houses. On March 18th, 2014 both of the auction houses are going to be shut down!

Here’s what Blizzard has to say about it (or watch the video posted above):

When we initially designed and implemented the auction houses, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But as we’ve mentioned on different occasions, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot. With that in mind, we want to let everyone know that we’ve decided to remove the gold and real-money auction house system from Diablo III.

We feel that this move along with the Loot 2.0 system being developed concurrently with Reaper of Souls™ will result in a much more rewarding game experience for our players.

We’re working out the details of how the auction house system will be shut down, but we wanted to share the news as soon as we made the decision in order to give everyone as much advance notice as possible. Please note that the shutdown will occur on March 18, 2014. We will keep everyone informed as we work through this process.

Josh Mosqueira and I wanted to provide everyone with a little more information behind this decision, so please have a look at the video, and stay tuned to this site for further updates in the months ahead.

I do feel like this is ultimately good news. Yes, I did use the auction house a lot (buying/selling) to get gear. I do agree that the AH can and does undermine Diablo’s core gameplay. The thing is now we can expect to see many more unauthorized spammy third party item/gold sellers on the internet. People will still buy gear but with a lot more risk involved. I’m glad that Blizzard really is focusing hard on fixing the game and this is just one aspect of that. It’s great to see that Blizzard isn’t letting AH profits get in the way of making a better game.

For more news concerning the AH and even just the expansion, Reaper of Souls, check out DiabloFans. I’m always at their site checking stuff out.


Act 2 Farming Route Patch 1.0.8

Finally put a video together showing how I farm Act 2. After testing a bunch of different areas in Act 2 I feel like this route flows together the best. It also incorporates many different types of farming into one run as well. With this route you can farm XP, legendaries, and demonic essences pretty easily. It also avoids having to restart new games every 5 minutes as it is a bit longer.

Here’s the breakdown of the route:

1. Start at Vault of the Assassin
2. Next head over to Dahlgur Oasis
3. Ancient Waterway….go to Eastern and Western Channels
4. Next do Desolate Sands in a big circle

From there, just rinse and repeat! I hope this run has helped you plan out yours and if you have any other great information to add please feel free to comment and let me know.

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Items/Characters News

WOO HOO!!! Finally hit Paragon level 100!

Just wanted to do a quick post to let everybody know that I finally hit Paragon level 100! I know…I know….big deal….it’s been done to death since paragon levels came out.

You say that, but you will be happy when you hit the milestone. 🙂 Anyway, after hitting 100 I switched out my helm gem. Then I thought….now what do I do? I farmed a few Demonic Essences but just didn’t feel it. I think I’ve actually played my Barb for like an hour since hitting 100.

I do plan on playing around with different specs, find a great legendary farming spot, leveling up my Monk, and even playing my hardcore character some as well. Don’t worry, I have plenty more videos planned for the future as well.


Diablo 3 Murlocket Farming Guide

The Murlocket is a fun vanity amulet that gives a shout out to the murlocs from World of Warcraft. This video I put together goes through the process of how to find it. The drop rate of the Murlocket isn’t 100% so it may take some time in order to get it. It took me an hour of farming the Sewers in order to get it. I have read that some people have spent many, many hours trying to get it but still haven’t had it drop for them. Good ‘ole RNG. 🙂

Anyway, here’s the video guide breakdown:

1)Start on Act 2 and farm the Sewers of Caldeum.
2)You are looking for Moontooth Dreadshark, he spawns in a pile of unclickable debris. He jumps out when you get close enough.
3)Kill him and profit! The Murlocket is a blue magic item and randomly drops.

Here’s a few things to remember when farming this amulet. It can drop in both Hell and Inferno difficulty. In the video I did Monster Power 3 so I could keep some Fury up with Sprint. Don’t be discouraged, keep looking….yes, you will probably get annoyed for a bit before finding it. Magic Find really doesn’t matter with this since it is just a blue magic item. Also keep in mind this amulet will not work on your follower (meaning the murloc won’t spawn on it) and remember that the murloc doesn’t help fight monsters at all. It’s just a fun little vanity amulet.

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Patch 1.0.8 Act 1 Inferno Farming Route

In this video I cover my Act 1 farming route for both legendary farming and paragon leveling. This path is easily configurable depending on what you are wanting to accomplish. The main areas involved in this farming path are the Weeping Hollow and Fields of Misery.

I haven’t tested to find the most efficient route for Act 1 farming yet but this has been great so far. I have went from Paragon level 79 to level 96 in the past couple of weeks with limited play time. If you haven’t already check out the video above and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.