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Just found this thread, i've recently started recording xp data for act2 and i have to raise some questions about the validity of this data that is being presented here
ACT2 is really an enigma to me in terms of xp density, because there's huge variance in the xp depending on mob type.
to give an example, fields of misery has xp rating of 30(thousand xp per second)
and it's always consistent with little variance between runs(29-31).
west/east channels for example, has huge variance, it can get an xp rating of 20 or 35, depending on the mob type that gets generated on the map.
so Act2 CAN be the best xp/hr act, if you roll the right mob types on all the maps. but for consistency, i advocate farming act1 for raw overall efficiency.
Edited by eLINminator#1776 on 6/28/2013 9:18 AM PDT
Anyone do the maths for elites per hour or demonic essences per hour?
I do VotA and nothing else. I find the other areas are basically a ton of white monsters and too few elites. Don't care anything about xp, only going for elites because essences.
The Act 1 route of Woods, Leorics, Hollow, Fields and Halls was the top XP in my testing. I did about 5 samples compared to Vota runs.
It was very close though, Vota won on 2 occasions, marginally.
The reason the Act 1 route may be better is that even though Hollow monsters give low XP per, there's a LOT of monsters. Thus the XP may be the same as Vota, but the loots seemed better, by the volume. I know for a fact that some monsters give 0 XP (like Carrion bats), but they still drop loot!
While this is great info, this is also a thread-necro from June, lol. I'm also skeptical of the information, since the Crypt in Act 1 isn't considered here.
And if the OP is still around, was this data based on MP-1 or MP-10? In post #5 you say:
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This is totally incorrect. The fastest low MP farming Char is a straifing DH. WW Barb is second and TR Monk is a close third. Period. If you state that a barb is slow on low MP, it is how you are playing. Cheapo Full IK, Unforgiving, and fast weapons are helpful, and you dont want your DPS too high (120K is probably max for MP 2) so you can keep your zerk up. But saying a Barb is slow on low MPs is just plain incorrect.
what a nerdy post
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