For a solid DH doing MP8 to MP10, what's a decent xp/hr?
I've tracked my last half dozen play sessions and I don't do the fast rinse and repeat farm runs, I just load up an act and pretty much do all the higher density maps, sometimes almost all of that act. I've read and know that at very extreme ends, posters have said in specialized party groups they got 400-450M xp/hr
All I can say is wow, and while I play groups sometimes, I solo a lot too. At mp8 and mp10, I'm actually getting just about same xp - 35 to 45M exp/hr, because slightly longer to kill at mp10, but loot seems better so I usually play on 10.
Is 35-45M xp/hr semi-decent or am I way off from more experienced farmers?
-I pickup all large piles of gold, craft mats, all yellows/orange/green, and tp to town to sell whenever bag is full.
Act 1 I run festering - leorics if missing 5th stack - fields with crypt or den - highlands crossing for an achievement rare - then usually halls of agony
Act 2 desolate sands till find Vota - Vota - oasis - shadow halls and other dungeon next to it
Act 3 keeps level 2 and 3 - battlefields - bridge - rakish crossing - stonefort - any dungeons I see I pop in to clean out elites except cave maps
Lowest I've gotten was 35M xp/hr, highest 45M in act1
I enjoy playing so not really agonizing over maxing every xp efficiency but don't want to leave low hanging fruit either. Quarter of my play time I group with friends or pubs, but mostly solo.
Build I have now is what I usually pack but sometimes switch around a bit to keep it fresh, always like to try some really odd thing just to see. Normal farming/play I use RF bombard with HA generator if needed but hate is 95% never an issue, between vengeance and nightstalker to punishment rune loop, I find I can perma use disc and RF channel.
*i pack HA mostly because I hate stupid bees in act2 and use that or another fast linear hate gen attack, and KW in oasis i use only HA because bombard sucks with his missle damp; other acts sometimes use shuriken cloud instead of HA
Passives vegeance, nightstalker, and manage to snapshot SA most times so use that instead of archery but sometimes switch back and forth on that.
Have become a big fan of smokescreen choking gas, especially act1 fields and act2 oasis with huge mobs clumped around me.
Figured if I got 1/4 of what the huge numbers I see in party play (400M xp) I was happy. But since I've tracked only 35-45M, kinda wondering what the solo baseline for everyone else that cares to share.
Thank you. Any advice appreciated.
P.s. I am kinda liking monk more and more, especially since I can loan most my DH gear, just the constant melee clicking wears me out lot faster than with my DH.