Diablo® III

Whimsyshire not working on nightmare?

I have completed both normal and nightmare difficulties and I own the staff of herding. It's in my inventory and I went to the entrance to Whimsyshire yet the cow king will not spawn. Has anyone else experienced this?

I thought it might just be the game I was in so I left and made a new one but nothing changed.
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Yep, just made a game on normal and the cow king spawned so It's just not working on nightmare apparently. I haven't checked other difficulties because I don't have not finished hell yet.
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87 Worgen Hunter
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Have you acquired the Staff of Herding recipe from Nightmare Izual? I believe you have to get that in order to upgrade the staff (plus 200k) so you can do Whimsyshire on Nightmare.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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You need the "Nightmarish Staff of Herding" to enter on Nightmare: http://d3db.com/item/i/nightmarish-staff-of-herding. With each increase in difficulty, you will need to upgrade the staff.

EDIT: According to a comment I just read on D2DB, you can actually purchase the "Plan: Nightmarish Staff of Herding":

This Recipe can be purchased off of Gorell the Quartermaster in Bastion's Keep Stronghold right before you fight Diablo.


I have not tested the accuracy of this comment myself since I am still in Act II on normal mode (I know, what a slowpoke), but he seems sure of himself ^-^
Edited by Vindico#1134 on 5/20/2012 12:04 PM PDT
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sonnova!
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05/20/2012 11:55 AMPosted by Uxie
Have you acquired the Staff of Herding recipe from Nightmare Izual? I believe you have to get that in order to upgrade the staff (plus 200k) so you can do Whimsyshire on Nightmare.


I just farmed Izual in NM. Plan: staff of herding dropped. I can't learn it again. Does it mean I need to farm NM Izual to get nightmare plans?
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You buy the nightmare plan from Gorell the quartermaster for 1gp just before you fight diablo. Just did it myself 30secs ago
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