Thursday, 22 August 2019

Why You Should Join a Zumba Fitness Class

Apart from doing sit-ups, push-ups, jogging, and lifting weights, dancing is also an excellent way of working out. Dancing is not only fun and entertaining,it can also help you get flat abs. To attract more people and make workout sessions more enjoyable, many trainers have begun embracing Zumba. Zumba Fitness Core is the third video game in a fitness series based on the Zumba program. Zoe Mode created it, and Majesco Entertainment published it.

Zumba classes combine Latin Music with Latin dances such as mambo, merengue, samba, and salsa. Unlike the traditional aerobic sessions, whereby there is a systematic movement, Zumba dance moves are smooth and free-flowing. Besides, an hour of Zumba dance is enough for a day. Your Zumba instructor should be certified through the Zumba Fitness Academy, and he/she should take you through a warm-up routine and cool down/ recovery.

According to experts, Zumba utilizes high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which involves fast songs and periods of slower songs. HIIT has numerous advantages, such as improved cardiovascular fitness, reduced cholesterol, and boosting of insulin sensitivity. All these complemented by your favorited fitness supplement from will help burn excess fat. Also, Zumba provides the necessary cardio that facilitates the burning of belly fat, which flattens the stomach and reveals the abs. Studies indicate that one class of Zumba can burn up to 1000 calories.

Types of Zumba Workouts

There are numerous unique Zumba exercises to choose from, depending on your goals and fitness level. They include;

Aqua Zumba-Water aerobics with the exhilaration of Latin dance. This Zumba class is usually in a swimming pool.

Zumba toning-This type of Zumba involves incorporating lightweights into your Zumba dance, which helps you tone your muscles.

Zumba Sentao- “Sentao" means "while seated." Zumba Sentao is done while one is seated on a chair, and it targets your core muscles and abs. For those who dislike sit-ups, Zumba Sentao is designed for you.

Zumba Gold- This Zumba class is tailored for older people and those who want to get their back into shape.

Many fitness lovers prefer Zumba against traditional fitness programs. The significant benefits of Zumba include;

It is Fun and Enjoyable

For people to stick to a workout program, the plan must involve a lot of fun and entertainment. Zumba involves dancing, which lots of people love doing.

According to research, Zumba is known to reduce fatigue, enhance alertness, and to boost overall cognitive function. Furthermore, it stimulates the secretion of endorphins, which leaves you feeling happy.

Guarantees Massive Weight Loss

In most cases, overweight people find it difficult to perform exercises such as jogging, lifting weights, and sit-ups. However, Zumba is suitable for everyone and can burn up to 1000 calories per hour. Apart from the aerobic benefits, Zumba also offers anaerobic benefits, which boosts your cardiovascular and respiratory system.

Improves Your Coordination

Zumba involves the movement of your entire body, which improves coordination. Proper coordination of the different body parts minimizes the risk of muscle injuries and bone fractures.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Good for a Laugh: The Best Bingo Jokes

Bingo has been played for generations. In the last few years bingo has enjoyed resurgence in popularity as millennials have rediscovered the fun that the game can bring to them as individuals as well as in a group setting. The accessibility of bingo online also has helped with its popularity, as well. With a rise in popularity, some old bingo jokes are making their way back and new ones are being created.
 If you love bingo, why not learn some bingo jokes that will make you and others laugh and shake your head?

Joke Number 1

Q: How do you know that someone who plays bingo isn’t interested in you?

- A: You call their number five times and they still don’t answer!

Joke Number 2

Q: Why don’t physicists and bingo players enjoy one another’s company?

- A: They can’t agree on the application and existence of free space!

Joke Number 3

Q: What’s the problem with trying to contact a bingo player?

- A: You must send them a letter with your number B4 they’ll respond!

Joke Number 4

Q: How do you get an old lady to swear?

- A: You have another old lady next to her yell BINGO!

Joke Number 5

I found a tumor last week, so I went to the doctor to check it out and had it biopsied. Just got a call from the doctor and I got good news, it’s B9!

Joke Number 6

A woman was sitting in the bingo hall playing bingo and telling her friends that her long-time marriage had come to an end and divorce was imminent. Concerned, her friends asked what happened and she replied, “He said I needed to choose between him and bingo…” No sooner had the words left her mouth than all her friends assured her she didn’t need to say anything more.

Joke Number 7

Q: What does a bingo player say in their prayers?

- A: As I lay me own to slumber, all I need is one more member. When to the next game I go, I pray the Lord I yell BINGO!

Joke Number 8

A husband and wife were talking with friends and the husband made a comment that his wife likes bingo more than she likes him. The friends inquired how often the wife plays bingo and she looks around innocently, throws up her hands and says, “I don’t play all the time, I only play bingo on days that end in Y!”

Joke Number 9

Bob and Rob were playing bingo, it was Bob’s first time playing. Bob kept looking over at Robs card and saying, “You have that number, mark it off”. Rob finally got annoyed, wanting to play his own card and asked Bob why he wasn’t playing his own card. Bob said, “Because mine is already full?”

Joke Number 10

Because you can’t have a list of jokes without at least one blonde joke:

An all blonde bingo hall was hosting ladies night. The game started and seemed to drag on and on, with not one person calling bingo to claim the massive $5,000 jackpot. The bingo caller reached into the machine and realized he was holding the last ball. He called out with excitement, assuming there would be a winner, “B-47”. He saw women look down at their card and mark off the number, but the bingo hall was quiet.

Frustrated and a little bit confused he said, “Ladies that was the last number. What could you possibly have not marked off?” He was met with blank stares and finally several said, “Free space, we haven’t heard you say free space!” and suddenly the whole room nodded and murmured in agreement.

Stunned, the bingo caller looked around in disbelief and dropped the mic and walked off stage.

Bingo Jokes for the Win

Bingo jokes may not be the funniest jokes that you will ever hear or tell, but when you tell them among bingo enthusiasts you will be sure to at least get a couple snickers and knee slaps, because who understands these jokes better than people who love bingo and have seen and experienced some great things along the way?

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Blizzard owns since January

So yesterday I was doing some research and found out that Blizzard recovered the domain in January 2019.

You can check the whois history at WhoisRequest or the screenshot I took and the whois details 

The domain has been on parking (on sale) since it was created in 2002 and only now Blizzard has claimed its ownership. This makes us closer to a release and makes the game more likely to be named Diablo 4.

To give you some perspective, the domain (which is now Diablofans) was claimed only one month before the announcement of Diablo 3 at the WWI in Paris.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Diablo: The Hell 2 mod approaching release state

We got ETA now. End of July 2019.

For those who don't know what TH2 mod is, here's a recap:

  1. Based on Hellfire, adds at least 50% more content.
  2. New engine: full support for Ultra HD (3840x2160@80fps), window modes, borderless, fullscreen, switching on the fly.
  3. Functioning multiplayer (through Hamachi + IPX wrapper). To be improved later.
  4. ALL of the original Diablo bugs fixed. You can check DSF buglist on lurkerlounge.
  5. A lot of content and modernized gameplay features: items, monsters, music, randomizations.
  6. Darker atmosphere of the game. Even more diabolic than original.
  7. 29 new and changed classes to play: single and multishot Archers, Trapper, Elemental Casters, Two-handed weapon proficient fighters, Explosive/DOT potion throwers, Thorn class, Dual wielders, Summoners, Elemental damage fighters, quick, tough, fast, slow, tactical and berserking classes, a lot of unique gameplay.
  8. Rich options to configure: adjust the style of play to your own individual needs in config file.
  9. 4 game modes to choose from: Normal, Hardcore, Ironman and Nightmare.
  10. 3 new item slots: gauntlets, greaves, belts. 3 weapon slots to alternate between.
  11. Expanded inventory. 10 x 7 instead of just 10 x 4 now.
  12. Smart loot segregation system that provides items and affixes your characters will benefit from.

Homepage is here:

And some screenshots:

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Find the latest news and guides for Diablo III on

So, you’re a fan of Diablo III? Yeah, join the club. 

There are millions of players around the world who enjoy the game and they have a really good reason why as well. It’s such a fun game and it’s so addictive that there’s no way that you can just sit down with it for a little bit. 

You always have to spend a large portion of your time on it. And hey, if you’re spending a huge amount of time on it, then why not play it properly. And yeah, yeah, everyone already knows that you know the best builds, and you know the best way to play the game, and the best class… 

You know everything, we get it. 

But why wouldn’t you at least try to check out some other guides and see if they have any prospect in your play as well? Who knows, you might find a build that you’re absolutely going to adore. 

And if not, well, then you can always fall back to your original builds. However, there’s pretty much no chance that you won’t find at least one cool build on that you won’t enjoy.

This is a blog that has all the best builds for the game, but it also concentrates on other guides as well. Apart from the class guides and builds, you also have all the latest news surrounding Diablo III and everything that has to do with it.

I don’t know about you, but when I think about things like Diablo III news, I immediately have no idea where to look for that kind of content other than 

You can try and find the latest news on other paltforms, but since Diablo III is a pretty old game by now, you won’t really have a lot of luck finding new guides and news on all those huge conglomerate websites.

At the end of the day, is always going to be there for you with brand new articles that are meant to take your Diablo III gameplay to the next level. 

You might think that you know everything, but you’ve yet to learn some amazing things about this game. And when you want a break from Diablo III, why not try out some Best Free Sex Games which are more adult themed meant for relaxation.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Diablo 2: All Cinematics Remastered (4k 60fps, Playlist)

I think Desert Journey scaled the best out of all of them.

The two Act V cinematics, but especially Destruction's End, have a distinct checkboard pattern in the original videos that is not present in the other acts. I would guess this due to changes in how they compressed the videos in the expansion compared to the base game. Upscaling does not fix this issue, and as a result there are noticeable artifacts compared to earlier remastered cinematics.

Destruction's End scaled particularly poorly because of two main reasons: Tyrael has a ton of visual effects on him that limit the visual quality on his body and wings, and there's a lot of motion that caused a lot of compression artifacts in the original videos.

However, even the scenes that didn't benefit much from upscaling still benefit from the framerate increase.

Here are side-by-side comparisons for each cinematic:

Additional note, some of the videos are monetized because they were auto-claimed as belonging to Blizzard (which, to be fair, they do). So if you're seeing ads on them, that's why.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Season 17 has been fun. D3 has come a long way.

I fall in and out of love with D3. This season I pick up the necro and played through the campaign at my own pace on expert. I played from launch, a big fan of D2, and only played enough to make my money back on the real money AH, me and a friend had both rolled melee classes and so when we hit infernal Act 2 it was a complete nightmare and I think we dropped in for loot 2.0 before RoS dropped and a sustained period after that. I have played several seasons but not all of them as I went off to try other ARPGs and looter shooters on offer.

It all got me thinking that although I'm not a big fan of the main story, the attention to detail and lore voice over really set Diablo apart from a lot of looters.

It's a design decision that brings the world to life if you hit play or you can ignore if you want too and you dont have to delve into some disconnected online Grimoire to find out more. Little tid bits that enliven the experience. (Imagine if Destiny had voice overs for even half the grimoire cards, the story and world would not feel half as drab.)

The aesthetic is great and pace is furious. It's not the same as the other Diablo games but its definitely a lot of fun in it's own way. I can only hope any future Diablo games keep the recorded lore that isn't overly invasive.

Anyway, thought I'd share something enjoyable for me this season. The meagre amount of drip fed content is enriched by a break and not rushing the campaign. I know there is a lot of frustration around the Diablo franchise but I'd like to believe it's down to a passionate fanbase who wants it to live up to it's potential.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Blizzard, Can you please just send us a picture of a team working on a game please.

Not sure if im alone in here that would love some news, but i loved most of your game, been playing them for the past 22 years, and what i would love ATM is a picture, a screenshot, a GIF, a video, a stream, of a team of people working on a *PC* game, with a smile on their face, because they love their job and are passionate about the game they are currently making.


And not this one:

For only 4.99$ a month, you can support a starving developer and receive a personalized* photo of his or her happy** face while working on our awesome upcoming titles! Additionally, every 100$ spent on the Diablo Immortal™ store will help support laid off developers with shelter and food during their first night without a job!

* Employee photos may be of already laid off staff.

** We reserve our right to enforce happiness by alternative methods if required.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Picked up Diablo 1 and Played it again It is the best Diablo I ever played

I’m really surprised that the overall sentiment towards D2 wasn’t disappointment after D1. I’m going to chalk up D2 as the FFVII of Diablo and D1 as the FFVI for the sake of a bad comparison. I’m going to assume less people played D1 overall than D2.

I’ll be honest. I liked Diablo before playing the first. I wasn’t a mega fan of the genre. Titan Quest was the first game of the genre I played. It was okay. I never grew up on crpgs and came in late so I never played Diablo 2. Diablo 3 was my first Diablo. Before playing it I felt the genre was mediocre at best. Like, I’d play Torchlight and thought the game sucked. But Diablo III was the first game of its kind to suck me in in any real way. I loved the game but never had any reason to replay it with another character. I loved the multiplayer and building up your character over time but overall it was just a giant rabbit hole of endlessness and the overall game wasn’t lean or challenging enough to stand on its own without the addiction loop. Still, I had enough fun for it to last a while and dumped hundreds of hours into it.

At the time I didn’t quite understand the hubbub surrounding why Diablo fans didn’t like 3, but now I do. It was Disney by comparison of D1 and 2. Gone was the isolation and was replaced with a bunch of mercs endlessly talking. Gone was the challenge and thinking. The combat was fun and great though, but thinking that I would use for a game like Baldurs Gate wasn’t present. I was curious why any crpg fan could ever find Diablo a top tier crpg franchise. It was fun and all, but where was the choice? Where was the decision making that made the genre so great?

I later played Diablo 2. I liked it far more, but it was still mostly easy and mindless. Lots of great loot, but that’s meaningless if you mow down most enemies with ease.

I gave Path of Exile a shot and it was just jank.

I pretty much just passed the pc action rpg as just not for me. Not a bad genre but not something robust like the Ultima VII’s, Fallout 2’s, Baldur’s Gate’s of old. I pretty much filed the genre as inferior and vapid.

I bought Diablo 1 on a lark. First of all, it was cheap. Second of all, the premise sounded fun. I was still hesitant and figured I’d have wasted 10 bucks going by how it’s considered “old”. Turns out Diablo 1 is the first pc arpg that has the sensibilities of an actual game with choices rather than shoving endless shiny shit in your face.

Reasons why Diablo 1 is the best arpg:

  • The feeling of isolation is unparalleled. As you slowly descend the church you get further and further away from a safe haven and it feels like it too.
  • One centralized locale and organic storytelling. You’re not traveling all over the world and fighting in jungles or ancient Egypt Esau’s country. Keep that shit simple, fam. Get in, get out. This makes the characters not only more in depth but there’s a great feeling of slowly unraveling a mystery. You don’t know who the witch on the edge of town is. Turns out she just suddenly showed up the night of the attack. Details are revealed slowly. Why’s Farnham an alcoholic and why’s his mind broken? Oh. OH. Who is Lazarus? Each question is thoroughly examined as you go through the game like the fog of war in an RTS. This makes the storytelling in Diablo 1 involved. By contrast no one will shut up in D2 and 3. Far too much dialogue and spilling the beans through back story.
  • Mobs mean death. In D1 you must take every precaution to make quell death. You lack inventory space but that’s okay because loot drops don’t disappear when you leave the game. So you can drop something you don’t need now and save it for later. That’s a decision. Even in the early game you have a pretty big chance of dying and it’s up to the player to best decide how to overcome the odds. Loot helps, but it will not save you alone.

less drops which makes the loot you find more meaningful.

The rogue esque singular dungeon motif really fucking works and is far more addictive than D2’s loot cycle. Being able to make it to the next floor, starting the next quest, that shit makes the soul burn.

Diablo 1 is by far the most complete game I’ve ever played in the genre and rivals the best crpgs.

As a collector I need to have the game in boxes on my shelf! I picked up mine on Amazon. You can do the same right here

Sunday, 3 February 2019


I have played Diablo 3 since the week of its launch in 2012. I have always mained a Barbarian. 

I love the class. I have been playing seasons on and off and was always intrigued and envious of the players who managed to get themselves on the Leaderboards, but I always thought, that is not for me.

I did not have the time or drive to make a go of it. In any case, I took a few years break from playing Diablo 3 since my PC kind of gave up on gaming when the video card died. Now I got a nice gaming laptop and I was hearing good buzz about Season 16 being the Season of Grandeur. 

One of my favorite Barbarian builds got buffed and I always loved the imagery of the Immortal King so I decide to play again. I have been playing whenever I can after work and gym and other obligations and decided to follow the advice of streamers like Rhykker and Bludshedd on how to be efficient so I can maximize my limited time. And they helped a lot.

Got geared up real quick in the first week even though I missed out on playing during the opening weekend because I was abroad for a vacation. And I was having fun HotA Smashing faces in. I never entertained I could make it to the Leaderboards until a friend of mine stated he wanted to get on the Crusader Leaderboard and he managed to do it just last Friday. 

I thought to myself if he could do it, maybe I should give it a shot myself. After spending the past 4 days in a seminar eating up my playtime I was trying to squeeze out how I would go about pushing. 

I decided I would spend most of Saturday evening doing so. And after maybe 8-10 hours of hard pushing I made it from GR 95 to finally finishing a GR 102 clean with no deaths and for a rank 694 finish on the Barbarian Leaderboard. 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch

Diablo 3 is releasing for the Nintendo Switch on Friday, November 2nd. This thread will hopefully answer any questions you may have, whether you’re a new Diablo 3 player, or have 5000+ hours killing demons.

Switch/Console Specific Questions

How big is the Diablo 3 digital download?

The game is 13.3 GB. If you’re going to play it with a language other than English, it will require an additional download for localization.

How do I target specific enemies/areas?
The game will generally try to help you out by targetting large clumps of enemies in the direction you're walking towards. You can lock onto an enemy by holding the L button, which will display a small orange arrow above the enemy.

What do Nephalem Glory globes (yellow globes) do?
Unlike the PC version, Nephalem Glory globes give you a temporary buff that doubles your damage. Additional globes will increase the timer by 20 seconds, so make sure to keep the buff going for as long as possible.

Where do I get my Ganon transmog?
The Switch version comes with some exclusive transmogs, to make your character look like Ganon. To unlock the transmog, go to your stash and check under “Misc items”, where you’ll find the transmog recipe that will unlock it on your account.

How do I use an amiibo with the game?

So far what we know:
Based on datamined information from the Switch version of the game Diablo 3 will support 3 types of Amiibo:
  • Default/Generic Amiibo
  • Treasure Goblin Amiibo
  • Demon Amiibo

The first two will spawn a portal leading to some location that spawns an elite pack, while the demon amiibo will spawn a powerful demon on the map. To prevent abuse, there's currently a cooldown on each type of the summon:

  • 22 hours (1320 minutes) for portals
  • 45 minutes for demons.

amiibos can be used in both local and online mode.
Similar to the Ganon transmog, the amiibo portal is located in your stash under “Misc items”.

What controller setups are supported?
The Switch version can be played both docked and undocked, using a Pro Controller, two JoyCons, or even a single JoyCon. However, Diablo 3 uses a lot of buttons, so while it is possible to play with a single JoyCon, the experience is not great and I would not recommend it.

How can I play with other people?
You can play either locally, on the same device or on multiple devices, or online, all with up to four players. To play online, you will need to pay for Nintendo’s online service.

Do I need to pay for Nintendo’s online service to play Seasons?
No, the online service is only required to play non-locally with other people.

Can I play Seasons without being constantly connected to the internet?

You need to be connected to the Internet for the following three things:

  1. Creating your seasonal character
  2. Starting each seasonal play session
  3. Attempting to get a higher ranking on the leaderboards

All you have to do is start your seasonal session (basically logging in) when you have internet and DO NOT CLOSE that session; just hit sleep mode. As soon as you are in, you are good to go and play offline the rest of the day/battery life. All your progress will be updated to the server as soon as you connect the switch to the internet, minus the greater rift clears.

Is cross-play supported?
At this time, cross-play between any versions of Diablo 3 is not supported.

Can I jump straight into Adventure mode?
Yes. You are not locked into playing the Story Mode, even from a completely fresh game.

I heard that there was reduced monster density for the Switch version?
This is false. This came about because of the Gamescom specific demo, where the Switch was initially announced. The monster density is unchanged.

Is there any content that I can transfer between the Switch and other versions?
At this time, there’s no way to link your Nintendo account to your Blizzard account, so all your characters, transmogs, and other data are completely separate

New Player Questions

I'm a new player, what should I do?
First of all, welcome! Diablo is an action-oriented RPG that focuses on cool skills, an item hunt, and laying waste to the hordes of heaven and hell. Like many RPGs, it features classes, stats, story, and character progression that you develop and customize by finding items in-game. Diablo is, at its core, all about finding and using items to destroy hordes of monsters as fast as possible.

The game takes place in the world of Sanctuary. Where humanity is caught between the eternal struggle of heaven and hell, a war that is poised to spill over into the mortal realm and initiate the apocalypse. You play a hero, set on their path to defend humanity from the supernatural forces that threaten it.

If this is your first time playing this type of game, just pick any class that looks fun and enjoy playing through Campaign mode (and bring a friend along too!). Don't worry about anything you see on the subreddit, like which class is currently overpowered, as most players here have played through the game many times and discuss the end-game.

Do I need to play Diablo 1 or 2 to appreciate Diablo 3's gameplay or story?
Not necessarily. Diablo 3 is designed to be very approachable for a newly initiated player and the gameplay is not overly complex. Playing the older games could give you a sense of context and respect for what has been done with Diablo 3, as it's a very progressive continuation of the older game's systems that makes play more fluid and intuitive.

Diablo is a series with deep lore that lends gravity to the player's experience. As for story there will be a lot of references and jokes you might miss not having played the older games, and some character's significance may be lost to you if you don't know their history. You can always catch up on lore using the Diablo wikis or lore recaps on YouTube if you don't want to play the older games. Some players choose to ignore the story altogether and are completely fixed on the gameplay, so you don't need to understand the story to enjoy the game if that is more your thing.
What class should I play?

Play whatever class you think is the most interesting! At all but the very highest levels of play, the classes are all equal. They all play differently, so if you don't like one, don't be afraid to try another!

What mode should I play?
I would suggest playing a Normal Season character. Hardcore is a mode where if your character dies, that character can no longer be played, so you should avoid that for your first playthrough. Seasons are essentially considered fresh starts for the game every few months, and come with additional bonuses in the form of Set Items as rewards for completing certain challenges, so there's no downside. Season and non-season characters cannot play with each other, and the same goes for Hardcore and Normal, and all the combinations of the four.

The game is too easy! I'm on hard difficulty and no one is hurting me. What gives?
Blizzard designed the game so that the first few difficulties would pose very little threat to the player and so you could feel powerful. As you level up and complete Campaign Mode, you'll unlock more difficulties like Master and Torment, which can scale all the way to Torment 13. Try bumping up the difficulty and getting to 70 if you're looking for a challenge.

I beat the game/finished the story. What do I do now?

Congrats! Now you can finally play the game!

Joking aside, there are two parts to Diablo games. One involves leveling up, unlocking skills, and enjoying the story. The other part starts at level 70, once you finally get access to all the powerful legendary and set items. The end-game in Diablo games is to get items that let you kill monsters faster so you can get better items that let you kill monsters even faster so you can get even better items and so on. Most players end up playing Adventure mode, where Nephalem Rifts, Bounties, and Greater Rifts are the way to play. If that sounds interesting, great! If not, try leveling a new class, or grouping up with some friends to slay some monsters!

What build should I run? What items should I look for? What does this acronym/abbreviation mean?If you're level 70 and want to start pushing your character to its limits, you should check out the Class Subreddits, located in the sidebar to the right. You'll find lots of advice and different builds for your class. There are plenty of other resources on the web as well, ranging from checking the leaderboards or other Diablo fansites. As for the different acronyms/abbreviation/initialisms, here's a handy wiki page we have.

How can I improve my character?
Keep playing more! The more you play, the more chances you'll get to improve your character, whether through new builds, more paragon points, or better legendaries.

If you have any other questions, please post them below! Also, if there are any mistakes, please let me know.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

After a long struggle, I've finally achieved a solo GR70 with my LoN Wizard!

Just for fun, and since I play very casually, I wanted to tell you guys about my achievement!

I got a Legacy of Nightmares set when playing through the main campaign with friends a year ago and decided I'd stick with it in the post-game for my Wizard, because I liked mixing and matching legendaries, and because I'm a contrary bastard.

Lots and lots of grinding and farming, fitting every Ancient going into a build, refining it over and over, incidentally building full sets of every other Wizard set along the way, and cubing almost every item in the game in my spare time, I decided my ultimate goal was to get this guy over the line of a solo GR70 and unlock primals.

Once I heard about the upcoming buff to Legacy of Nightmares, this became far more urgent! Where's the fun in achieving it after the huge damage buff? No, I had to get this locked down now!

I got GR69 weeks ago, with 6 seconds left. I knew it was time for the final push.

Was farming today, did a bunch of rerolls. No joy getting Ancient versions of the final few bits I wanted (in a perfect world).

I walked my way up again. First a 67. Then a 68. Took a look at some advice online. Flipped back and forth between Arcane Torrent and Disintegrate - again.

Then I tried for 69 again; I'd only beaten it through sheer luck last time. I got murdered. Absolutely pasted. Died about a dozen times. Nowhere near within time. Realised I had to tighen the build up even more.

Switched my Magic Weapon rune to Deflection. Switched my Disintegrate rune to Intensify. Switched my Meteor to Star Pact: I was using Lightning Meteors because of the lack of delay, but didn't realise the delay only applied to the firstMeteor!

Then 69 again, and I beat it with over 2 minutes to spare. The boost from Intensify and the Star Pact Meteor was huge. That's when I knew I had a real shot at cracking 70.

I went for it. And ... it was one of the smoothest runs I've had at high level. Didn't even die as I ground through it (...let's not count Unstable Anomaly).

Got to the Rift Guardian with just under 2 minutes left on the clock. It was Stonesinger, so a huge massive pile of HP. I was literally watching the bar whittle down and counting the seconds. Once I had 30 seconds left I knew I'd make it.

And I got it! Squeaked over the line with 16 seconds remaining!

I took a screenshot to remember it:

So there you go! I hope you enjoy my saga; I know it's not much of an achievement for people who really play high level rift content, but it's the best I've ever done in this game and it was so much fun to do it with the self-imposed handicap / "unique playstyle" of Legacy of Nightmares.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Diablo 3 China version is already a microtransaction fest

This is normal and expected in the Chinese market, almost every game that releases in China has a more aggressive microtransaction model than western gamers would be comfortable with.

is no way it would ever work in the US though, ad the outrage would destroy the game. Unless they succeed in alienating their original fanbase and directing the game completely to naive gambling addicts, kids and casual morons. Hopefully that's not their endgame.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Necromancers: Singularity speed is my favourite Diablo build ive ever played

So ive been playing this game on and off for quite a while, and Necromancer is by far the class that spoke to me. 

I've been pushing the rathma build as much as possible, and just recently i learned of the singularity speed build, for speed running rifts. And oh boy did my Diablo experience change for the best.

This build feels so comfortable to play once i got used to it, and it's so satisfying to start snowballing and destroy everything in your path. 

I thought the cooldowns would be a huge turn off for me, but I've gotten to 45% CDR, and using blood is power which make it so my character never needs to stop and wait, unless i die and there are no.globes around.

Honestly this is the most fun ive had with diablo in a while, and I'm going to push this build as much as possible until i gear is strong enough to push into GR 100+.

Singularity speed is crazy awesome!