Diablo® III

"Guided Tours of Sanctuary" Hardcore Challenge

"Greetings, traveller. I'm not surprised to see your kind here.
Many tourists have traveled this way since the recent troubles began."


Have you always wanted to see the grand sights of Sanctuary but don't know the first thing about combat? Do you want to experience the thrill of adventure without getting your hands dirty? Well our prestige guided tours are just what you're looking for!"

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EDIT: Sorry folks, this was meant for Console Discussion forums. If a mod could be so kind to please redirect?

Requires:
  • 2 Controllers
  • An appetite for adventure
  • Non-existent fear of death
  • Skill

  • Steps:
  • 1. Create a Hardcore "Tour Guide" character with Player 1 Controller
  • 2. Create a Hardcore "Tourist" character with Player 2 Controller
  • 3. Be an amazing guide and escort your Tourist through Sanctuary

  • Rules:
  • Don't die.
  • Don't let your Tourist die
  • Tourists are encouraged to bring their pets on Guided Tours
  • You may offer your Tourist protective clothing (Sanctuary can get chilly)
  • Your Tourist can use any Passive skills at their disposal

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    In all seriousness this is some of the most fun I've ever had playing Diablo. As you may or may not know, inactive local characters will steadily follow you around and even teleport to your location when necessary. Somewhat of a tethered "sitting duck".

    So I was playing with a friend in Hardcore when he had to take a call, being the considerate gamer I am I paused the game... unfortunately for him I'm also an impatient gamer, so I resumed the game when he left the room *devilish grin*. Much to my chagrin, around the next corner was a formidable Elite pack (hi karma!). In the heat of the moment I foolishly decided to take the pack on, leaping from foe to foe trying to protect my friend's poor debilitated Barbarian (ironically named "Hodor"). I was victorious but it was a close call.

    Hence the idea was born, and boy is it a blast. I recommend any Hardcore enthusiast, or anyone that loves a challenge for that matter, to give this a shot. It adds a whole new dynamic to gameplay in that you are literally watching your own back because a few paces behind you stumbles a clueless hunk of monster-bait. The looting experience is also amplified as you are farming for two; one as a bodyguard and one as defensively as possible.

    My healer Monk Jo is currently escorting a feeble Demon Hunter named Gertrude and her pet boar "Chubs". She seems to be enjoying the sights so far, although I feel bad for making her carry so much of my treasure.. meh, she needs the exercise. We've just arrived at Caldeum for the third time. She enjoys gardening, exotic foods and the color Blue. Yesterday she had a close call with a pack of skeletons.

    P.S- For an even greater challenge, try guided group tours! (3-4 controllers required).
    Edited by DamienJohn#1321 on 9/27/2013 11:09 PM PDT
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    Im gonna try this,sounds like fun.
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    09/27/2013 11:00 PMPosted by daedriclord
    Im gonna try this,sounds like fun.


    You should, it is!
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    You better hurry and make WD Gertrude, cuz that DH Gertrude gon'die. :)
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    09/28/2013 08:24 PMPosted by Achilles5
    You better hurry and make WD Gertrude, cuz that DH Gertrude gon'die. :)


    We've just entered Inferno and she's doing amazingly as a tank. I've stacked purely All-Resist, Regen, Vit and Armor on her, and she is toting high block% shield. She is also using Perfectionist and Brooding passives, the latter of which is amazing considering her 150k HP.
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    This is a really unique idea. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try!

    I'm not sure about the group tours though. =X I see myself failing miserably at that. Maybe if I paired up with a fellow tour guide (2 tour guides, 2 tourists)?
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    Great idea man - awesome to see people creating new ways to keep the game fun.
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    Lol its been a long time since a post has actually made me laugh! This is pretty awesome I must admit ahah!
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    Wow, fabulous idea and I definitely will try it.
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    This is awesome! Wish I had the console version... :(
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    I thought of this when powerleveling characters in softcore mode. Making it your goal to keep a weak character that follows you alive in a difficult mode is really fun, and this Escort Mode could be an actual thing for Blizzard to consider in a future release!
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    10/03/2013 04:31 AMPosted by Muraiki
    and this Escort Mode could be an actual thing for Blizzard to consider in a future release!


    Oh c'mon. Really?
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    10/03/2013 04:31 AMPosted by Muraiki
    I thought of this when powerleveling characters in softcore mode. Making it your goal to keep a weak character that follows you alive in a difficult mode is really fun, and this Escort Mode could be an actual thing for Blizzard to consider in a future release!

    That would be an amazing idea. As long as solo play NPC wasn't suicidal and unreactive to the fight it could be a lot of fun.
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    Hodor is a perfect name for the tourist.

    10/03/2013 04:31 AMPosted by Muraiki
    this Escort Mode could be an actual thing for Blizzard to consider in a future release!


    Obviously you can already do it so this is unnecessary... besides, sometimes doing things that aren't "official" modes is the most fun. Used to do this with my brother back in the day, I was younger so I wasn't competitive or perfectionist about games, we just liked to have fun and come up with our own game modes and stuff (perfect dark comes to mind). It's called using your imagination instead of having someone else force-feed your brain.

    Wonderful idea OP. I don't have console though and am very sad I can't do this with PC. However, all this talk of HC is making me want to play lol.
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    We used to do fun things like this in the old days.
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    I guess pc version has done similar for a year or so, being power levelled has a similar feel
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    10/03/2013 06:54 AMPosted by Godric
    Wonderful idea OP. I don't have console though and am very sad I can't do this with PC.


    Why not?
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