Spiders and Zombies and Templars, Oh My!

What’s this? A D3 post?? Well … yeah. I kinda got sucked in over the weekend. Let me back up though to the beginning.

Release night I couldn’t get in because of the login server problems. So my adventures began Wednesday evening. I started on a barbarian, as I had planned. I got him to level 8 then went back to ToR. Thursday and Friday were pretty much the same … each night I started a couple of the other classes, played them a few levels, then logged over to ToR. So, going into Saturday, I had played all 5 classes to somewhere between levels 5 and 8. The wizard stopped at 5 and I sold off all of his gear. I just didn’t like him at all. The others were all fun though and I wanted to see more. So, I spent most of Saturday getting the other four classes all through the fight with the Skeleton King.

The fight was easier on some than it was on others. My witch doctor soloed him no problem. My barbarian died at least 3 times before Reversion hopped into my game on a monk, and then we ran around and did the next couple of areas as well. My monk couldn’t do it either, so I checked my friends list. Lajos was the same level and was just one step of the quest behind me, so I joined his game and we ran around looking for the Royal Crypt, and then another friend of his joined and we all killed him together. Debbie the Demon Hunter (who I love as much for her name and high heels as I do for the gameplay) was joined by Stunnah’s wizard, who was a couple of levels below me. We had a rough time of it, so he went and got his witch doctor and we roflstomped him.

Sunday we get to decision time. Do I continue to run a string of alts through the same content, or do I want to pick one and run with it?

The barbarian was great fun, cleaving through scores of enemies. It was as awesome as I expected it to be.

The monk was interesting, zipping around from foe to foe, hitting several with each roundhouse kick, and also able to heal herself.

The demon hunter, which was the class I expected to like the least, was actually great fun, with the slowing shots that chain mobs together, and the rapid fire …

But when I asked myself ‘Is this the class that I want to spend the majority of my play time on?’ the answer, clearly, was the witch doctor. I get zombie dogs to fight for me! Yes, they are notorious for running ahead and pulling more things … but between them and my Templar buddy and my jars of spiders I can usually handle anything that comes at me. Yes, that’s right, my main attack is throwing a jar full of spiders at my enemies. So I played on Wega all day. I finished Act I and moved on to the next zone.

The scenery in some places is quite beautiful .. it’s not ALL doom and gloom. Check out this rainbow.

Oh, and I finally got to meet the dude whose horse I’ve been riding around Azeroth on for the last few months. (MIGHT BE A SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED ACT I)

I finished the night at level 20, and got another addition to my little army, a gargantuan zombie. So I have myself, my Templar companion, 3 zombie dogs, and 1 large zombie … plus all the spiders I toss around. Or frogs or bats. And then there are the eels …

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12 Responses to “Spiders and Zombies and Templars, Oh My!”

  1. koalabear21 Says:

    Glad to see the gear I sent over will get used šŸ˜€

    I need to finish up on my barbarian so I can feel comfortable making a new alt.

  2. repgrind Says:

    Yeah, that gear really did help! Thanks again. šŸ˜€

    I actually already replaced the helm. I passed it on to Stunnah since he’s mostly concentrating on his witch doctor as well.

  3. koalabear21 Says:

    I’m just happy someone is getting use out of it. I don’t know when I would plan on making a WD. I have stuff in my stash for the wizard and monk I will make one day . . .

  4. Lajos Says:

    Yeah, it was fun getting a visit from the roving Game-Flitter Fairy.

    I really just started playing D3, and so far, liking it a lot. Once the wizard got up to about level 13, I switched over to demon-hunter, and I’m loving it. Explosive bola and twin chakras? GOOD TIMES!!!

  5. repgrind Says:

    I really thought I would hate having people jump into my game, being someone who typically prefers solo leveling, but it’s been pretty fun having friends randomly appear in my party. Especially when it’s people I haven’t gotten to play with in ages, or don’t often play with outside of raids .. like you and Rev.

    I’m anxious to get home and throw some more spiders around. hehe

  6. khizzara Says:

    Yay! I’m glad someone likes the Witch Doctor, since I don’t seem to know anyone else leveling one. Part of my issue with them is honestly the spiders. I have horrible arachnophobia so the thought of carrying hundreds of jars of spiders on my person is pretty horrifying. LOL

  7. repgrind Says:

    Hehe. Yeah I’m weird, the spiders are my favorite part. You could probably get by without using them though. You’d lose a little AoE until you got the frogs, but the poison dart is pretty powerful. I used it on the Butcher … heck, I completely respecced my bar for him. Haunt pwned him pretty good.

  8. Lajos Says:

    Well, if you ever NOT want to be interrupted – say, you want to try soloing a boss – you can turn the QuickJoin function off.

    I haven’t tried the Witch Doctor yet… yesterday, Zanial jumped in with me again, and then his roommate jumped in, playing a witch doctor, and I got my first look at one. Very interesting.

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  10. slice213 Says:

    D3 FTW. Also having lots of friends is great for ninja throwing away garbage errr loot onto them! (unless you are Lyss and turn off the quick join option – she doesnt like loot….)

  11. repgrind Says:

    Haha. And then I turn right around and when Stunnah joins my game, I give him all the stuff that I replaced with your new stuff. xD

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