@Bubba, so you don't do the other towers beside the first one? no keep 1 either? crat 2 do you clear whole or ditch when hitting a dead end? sorocket is better than demo? I thought demo had a bigger clearance zone, which seems more efficient than 2 rockets...
@hell, can't see the doc, what's your run route? I usually do 30m picking up one hand too maybe thats why. I usually pick gloves ammy rings and 1 hand weapons...
No I do tower 1 because you run a circle back to the teleporter. I don't do tower2 at all. I also don't do crater 1 as mob-density is too spread out.
I do NOT do keep 1 because there is too much dead-space and not enough mobs close together. There is some decent mob-packs and elites in keep 1 but it just isn't dense enough. I can't tell you how many 150-200+ massacre bonuses I got it was a LOT and dong keep 1 just can't get a good massacre and keep strafe going and enough disc a lot of time through veng/NS. You do not want to do areas where you are spending so much time vaulting to find packs. The goal of xp farming is consistant packs to get that XP.
Crater 2 I do some side-lining depending on the map configuration (hard to explain) and I will go after epacks if I see 'em down a side-shoot but 80% of the time it is a straight-shot from beginning to end of that level. Back-tracking is terrible for xp/hr because you have to now run/vault back for 10-20seconds with nothing to kill.
From a pickup perspective... up till the 90-95 I picked up amulets/rings/gloves and a few rare lvl 63 weapons (slayer, demolisher) and of course any Leg items. I do not open chests I don't chase down gold and if at all possible never backtrack. It is about xp/hr for my xp runs. I think I did my last 5 levels in 3 days if memory serves (put a post out on it here in the DH forums with my "quest" story about getting to 100.
The more you stop .. the less xp/hr you have. you end up with a backpack full of stuff you now have to waste 5more minutes to ID and sell that stuff off before the next run. Usually when I finish a run I might have 2-4 items in my pack and if no good I just throw 'em on the ground and reset the game. I ran like 21yrd pickup near the end and now even have gear to do strafe builds with 40yrd pickup which I will use on my other DH once 1.0.7 goes in.