It’s been a little more than three weeks since Diablo 3 got released – and we’re on our way to set up a good baseline for when the real money auction house comes live (hopefully) next week. So – what have we been up to?
Aside from leveling to 60 within the first week we’ve progressed slow but constantly. As one of our members is only available during the weekends we’ve moved Inferno progression to those times and spent our weeks farming content we’ve already mastered, building up our regular, magicfind and goldfind equipment. While we were doing mostly Act 1 Jailer/Butcher runs two weeks ago, we switched to Act 2 Maghda and Kulle/Belial runs last week. During this weekend we plan to progress through Act 3 and hopefully finish it. Our focus here was not to die our way from quest to quest, but to actually tackle the various champion and rare packs and be able to kill those.
Our female crew member spent most of her time buying raw materials and crafting various items – selling them with big success. With commodities back online competition has been rough the last few days and so she started researching the gem market and flipping gems with increasing success.
Being one of our part-time members, he played from home most of the week. He’s been doing some testing on Nightmare gold runs, tinkering around with +gold find and pickup range equip. In his free time he likes to do solo Belial runs and crying for help once he realizes that the Lord of Lies eats melees for breakfast.
I have an incredible amount of respect for people who are able to switch off their brains and spend the day doing repetitive work. Saphirus is one of those guys. Watching reruns of his favourite TV shows he spent the last week doing one champ/boss run after another and found us a lot of set items and legendaries.
Being the only one who has a full-time job and isn’t on site, it has been hard to integrate Mike into our routine. He managed to get to 60 about a week ago and has equipped his witch doctor since. Hopefully we’ll find a smart way to merge him into our crew more in the next few weeks.
I’ve spent the last week with my new best friends – spreadsheets. I’ve tracked market movements on specific markets and made most of my money doing big-ticket flips. I’m excited to see how the real money auction house will influence the markets I’m playing at the moment. For next week I plan on getting an overview over the weapon market and start flipping mid to high dps weapons.
What have you been doing? Any specific markets you’re playing? Found a super rare item? Leave me a comment.