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This thread details the crypt runs organised by the AU/NZ Diablo 3 community and is the culmination of a lot of work and contribution from various forum members in organisting the crypt run activity. I'm just simply the poor sap who's putting it into the one place - lol.
"Speed will only be of benefit if it doesn't sacrifice the potency of the impact" - Master Mugsy
N.B. - Please be sure to read up and be familiar with how the AU/NZ community is doing crypt runs. There's defined roles to making a successful crypt run... and leecher isn't one of them ;-)
Crypt Run Roles and Process Guide - SO YOU DON'T STUFF UP A RUN
Crypt Channel Instructions - PLEASE READ BEFORE REQUESTING CRYPT CHANNEL
Daily Crypt Channel Thread - To find out who's got access to the crypt channel
Crypt Run - Discussions on crypt runs and how to gear up for an efficient crypt prepper.
Crypt Map - Resource to help you find the crypt faster and some additional discussion
"Ambition to get to Paragon 100 is divine but having manners means you won't do it alone" - Master Mugsy
A bit of etiquette to those not in the know to help things go smoother:
a) Please do contribute to finding crypts and prepping before the actual run and not just hop from game to game. People are starting to get wind of players jumping from game to game without helping with the initial finding and preparation work. Please do your part so you party doesn't kick you or drop you from future games.
b) Chances are, you won't be reading this if you haven't read most of the above but please read up and know how the crypt run is carried before joining a game. Whilst we're a friendly bunch, having to explain every detail to a newbie after a long days work a few times a week can test one's patience.
c) Always fight as a team and not run off ahead alone. This isn't a race... clear each area together to maximise xp gain from the run and so the whole party can progress efficiently.
d) Feel free to add a crypt runner to your friends list but please understand that we we're not always online to run crypts so please don't bug players for crypt runs unless they've indicated that's what they're up to. (e.g. I'll only run a few nights per week as my schedule allows but I'm on more often than that to tend to the AH).
e) You can tell if there's a spot in a player's party by right clicking on their name in your friends list and seeing if the Request Invite option is blanked out. If so, the party is full so there's no point messaging them for an invite.
f) Generally, crypt runners will broadcast a message ingame (see their 'quote' on the friends list ) or via crypt channel to indicate that they're looking for/prepping a crypt and the MP level of the run. So please only request invites for a crypt run when the someone has found a crypt.
g) If you're joining a crypt run, please take note of the MP level. This isn't a carry. Make sure you can handle that MP level. (but then when we're working as a team, we can often handle another 1-2 MP levels higher than what we can do solo so use that as a guide)
"Look elsewhere for sports betting" - Master Mugsy
I've got two lists here: Crypt Preppers and Woods Preppers. By nature of most of us having a 150k+dps character (except for yours truly), most crypt preppers can also prep woods. But crypt preppers also need players to prep the woods if they're prepping crypts, thus why we have a roster for woods preppers too.
Please respond in this forum if you want to be added to the roster and be sure to indicate which roster you want to be put on. If you can prep both the crypt and the woods, just put crypt prepper down.
Crypt Prepper Roster:
NickBaldyM#6414 (currently not doing crypts)
Apoptosius#2297 (EU server)
Woods Prepper Roster:
I think that ought to cover most things. Happy crypt runs everyone!
"Lets Kill $h!t!" - YDFWM, the originatory of the Crypt Channel
Edited by Mugsy#6765 on 3/5/2014 4:09 PM PST
built a prepper too so i can help the team when needed. makes prepping other areas easier too
still learning how to do like the you guys, but im getting there (only tried solo so i dont gimp the team XP)
just geared up my monk for TR prepping too for when im solo. dropped the DPS down to 30k and 100k HP :P its much cheaper gearing a tank
Edited by WAZZ#6978 on 11/4/2013 1:05 PM PST
You have put a lot of effort into this.
Ok so, when I am on you will see my in game message "AU/NZ crypt channel open", that being said others on the list can also do the same.
If you want to join just ping me or any one else who volunteers to host for the evening. I don't really mind if non AU/NZ players join as we all have friends from others time zones.
All my games are MP10 for maximum XP. Others may choose to do lower.
The theme is to have fun and makes some new friends
Please understand also that we all like our times in game to do whatever so respect each players privacy. DO NOT invite others unless they contact you in game and request to join.
NB I do a lot of Uber carries and at times may need to leave a run, for that I apologise in advance.
See you all in game and as I always say "I just love to kill $hit"
This is good Mugsy you put it all together here. That crypt should be used to max till it last.
I like the last bit of the run when we walk out through the door to the FoM and... yeah, baby! Feel like a pop group of 4 comes out to a stage and greeted by fans :)
Desolate Sands would be another place to prep, what I can think off. Imagine full screen of vile swarms, lacunies jumping on you and imps running around! I might try it tonight.
Thanks for that Mugsy, great job. As a side note, while 1 preps crypt, another can prep weeping and bring mob to the town gate for some really great xp, last two prep woods elites.
Run can then include crypt, outside door for mob, portal to town and exit through back gate into weeping for a big prepped mob. Sweet.
I would say the best prep is :
1. Prep the Crypt (duh)
2. Preps Elites in Festering (tries to take at least 1 eleite to the entrance of the Crypt there
3. Preps Wepping, taking them to the entrance near the town
4. Preps Fields, taking them to the entrance of the Crypt
Nothing new, just a good way of doing it, getting max XP.hour on these runs.
A large crowd in 3&4 can bring ALOT of XP. I would hazard a guess to say if done correctly, it could be close to the actual crypt run.
As Thomas Edison once said, "If I have seen more than others, it's because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." ;-)
I just consolidated everyone's hard work and contribution into the one area... nothing more. (seems to be a common thing I do in gaming... the other game I play "C&C Tiberium Alliances" I'm a commander organising other players around the map, and I ask lots of noob Qs there as well - lol)
It should also be noted that some of us are away from keyboard while the game is running and don't always remember to set the status to busy or AFK. I know I've had one or two people contact me a few times while I've been away and the game was up still or minimised and found them offline by the time I come back (I can walk off for a few hours sometimes). I don't ignore people so apologies to those I don't get back to but I figure this is a good place to set expectations about people's availability so no one gets offended.
But with a large base of crypt preppers, it should be easier to get into a crypt run instead of having to rely on one or two players.
Definitely! I feel that Blizzard will change things around come RoS (loot runs/nephalem rifts may yield higher xp???) and we all want more paragon points so lets use this to our advantage while we can.
Just as long as we're the NKOTB or NSync of Sanctuary... and not the Diablo equivalent of One Dimension.
Yeah, I thought about what can be done in Acts 2, 3 and 4... I just can't think of any monsters of the same caliber as the wretched mothers which is what makes the crypt run work. I'd still love to see a viable xp run in Desolate Sands... love that area.
Run can then include crypt, outside door for mob, portal to town and exit through back gate into weeping for a big prepped mob. Sweet
That run we did last night did yield quite a lot of xp didn't it? Weeping Hollows (with all its wretched mothers) is definitely a must on any crypt run for me now. Got two paragon levels last night.
Hopefully your friends list will now expand and provide for a few more interested players to join :-)
Come to think of it, I need to add many of you guys - lol
My bro: JimDiddy, will be adding you guys in due course - he wasn't finding solo crypt runs to be all that fun so I told him to start looking at the players in this list. Of course, he's getting Battlefield 4 tonight so might be busy with that.
Hey Mugsy, good work on putting this together.
Can you please add me to the Preppers list?
Got my 10k dps Septi-Crypt barb working well last night:
Already had most of the gear and spent 5 mil on the rest, best tips for gearing are stack LOH, (thanks YD) and keep your CC high enough to keep up permawrath for the movespeed.
Did a single run after I finished gearing her and got 98M xp from a single run, crypt & fom only.
I actually think stacking Attack Speed is better than CC, as it works better with LOH. I am running in the high 2's APS on my barb and have no problem staying alive :)
CC & attack speed would be best though, just more costly, and ups the dps (first time in my life I wanted LOW fpd!)
after using both my TR monk setup and S&B twirly barb, i must say i find it easier with the TR monk. prepping some decent crypts now.
Whilst it still amazes me that a build such as the Double WW Barb exists, I never enjoyed the way they had to be played... TR monk was the only logical choice for a crypt prepper for me (esp since I had one to modify)... hold down the TR skill button and occasionally hit serenity, BoH, Healing Mantra or Earth Mystic Ally (who I call Dusty), the later for the 10% life bonus.
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