Diablo® III

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Make sure your local net & ISP is as solid as you can make it (hardwire, not wifi, if you can, etc)
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Look outside, aka don't play during a thunderstorm. (Lightning strike power outage death. hazzah)
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If you haven't played in a while, then go back to Hell while relearning your build instead of playing Inferno.
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Remove Windows Key or invest in a keyboard that lets you disable it (like Logitech gaming boards).
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If your taking hits your undergeared
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Don't play drunk.
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At the first sign of lag, stop. Don't tell yourself "just one more elite"
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When playing for the first time during a day, go really slowly for the first 5-10 mins until you get your timing back & get the feel of things. This is especially important if like me, you like to run all 6 classes. A high % of my lost chars happened in the first 10 mins.
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11/19/2012 11:28 AMPosted by smurfynz
Remove Windows Key or invest in a keyboard that lets you disable it (like Logitech gaming boards).


Among many reasons, this is why I love gaming keyboards. Currently using a Razer Black Widow, but I have owned at one point in time most of the high-end gaming keyboards (I'm always searching for something that feels better)

Anyways.... I had a long list of questions I ask myself when I design builds, but then realized it comes down to one thing:

You should build a character that fits your personality. For instance, although I find it "boring" to some extent, I much prefer to have a control/tank style of pet WD to a sacrifice WD. Since I was trying to play outside of my playstyle I died when in an extremely bad situation because I was uncomfortable and just did not know what to do. If you design a build around your personality/preference instead of being "cookie-cutterish" you are much more likely to understand what to do in the heat fo the moment. There are no mulligans to learn from in HC, so play a style that fits "you" not FotM.
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when there is no other choice, run through arcane enchant the opposite direction it is turning to take less ticks of dmg.
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dont farm ubers until confident in your ability
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Dont play while holding your kid.

Ex: Ate a azmodan fireball to the grill because of this haha.
Edited by HOLDMADDD#1377 on 11/19/2012 11:52 AM PST
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Never leave your toon unattended while there are children around.
ps
the windows key did me in as well.
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11/19/2012 11:54 AMPosted by rexgoliath
don't play drunk


Heh.

I somewhat object to this because playing drunk can be fun. It's perfect advice for a main, though. If you like to play drunk, though, reserve a character for only that and know that that character has a higher death probability ;)

(When I've had a couple and want to play I tend to run my DH)
Edited by Anomie#1322 on 11/19/2012 11:57 AM PST
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1) If you have skype, make sure to change your status to "do not disturb". Otherwise receiving a call will take focus away during a fight similar to hitting the windows key.

2) Disable sticky keys (pressing Shift 5 times). If you don't know how to turn it off, press it 5 times really fast then select the option to setup sticky keys. Make sure to uncheck "Turn On Sticky keys when shift is pressed five times".

3) +1 on the windows key. If you have a Microsoft keyboard, download the software for it from Microsoft.com and then customize it so that windows key does nothing while in D3.
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-Make friends with other HC players (this is for surviving the overall use of HC mode, as opposed to the survival of a single toon).
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Don't play when it's really hot. I had my computer shut down from overheating while playing Diablo. :S
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