With the added mob density I was curious to find which act was best for farming now. I'm more of a clearer than a farmer who only clears act3 depths then regets mission.
These runs have only been done once thus far as I've not had endless time, but I thought the results interesting enough to share and will continue to produce tests.
I'll also take farm route requests for tests for those that like (I'd don't keep myself up to date on farm routes).
The tests were done in MP8 and I tested for how much xp and gold was gained (gold taking into account selling all rares not kept to merchants) during my clears. I also tracked how many legendary items were found and how long each run took. I divided the net gold and xp by time to get the average gold and xp attained per minute for clears. Here is a link to my results thus far.
Edit- Just so it's clear, when I say clear I mean every inch of every zone and all dungeons. There is a given factor that dungeons and events will vary per run but I don't see it affecting result all that much.
Edit2- I should also mention that for the end xp amounts, there were case where I gained a paragon level while clearing (such as act 3's clear) so on those occurrences I took whatever the total was to get the lvl, say 203,720,000 (not a real number) and placed it in the end xp box and then once the clear was over added whatever I gained post leveling to the total to make the math work correctly.