I’ve been playing D3 since last year May, and have been playing very often since then. Through the patches, we have seen lots; the part where monks sucks, and the part where monks shine too.
Even so, I’ve not given up on monk. And from what I recall, most of us did not abandon monk too, even when we created a sub char. I take it that we’re just “exploring” other classes, at least that is the case for me. At the end of the day, monk is still the best class to play, or most suitable to my game play.
Ok, enough of the introduction. My case in point is, nowadays, people aim for MP10. That’s for sure. But, to reach there, it takes tremendous effort and luck (good drops, anyone?). I, for one, do not have the latter. Luck has been evading me, and I never had more than 150m gold at any time. If not for flipping on AH (4 times?), I would not even reach 100m. I was poor, and had only 20m gold, before I would spend them on minor upgrades.
I had engaged the help of Silver32 previously, gave him 15m gold, and he upgraded my gear decently. I was then capable of doing MP5 comfortably. Before that, I was only able to do MP4 solo.
However, even with Silver32’s set, I was not able to play on MP10, for sure. And all the nice monks in forum plays MP10. I definitely would like to hook up with you guys in game, but, I’m unable to sustain MP10 unless I gear defensively, which I have to when I play with my 3 friends. That set is for uber.. 20k dps, 7k armour, 700++ AR (OWE, STI).
I’m quite sure there’s lots of us who are in similar predicament as me, and would be beneficial to the big brother idea, where there will be a mentor to guide them on gearing properly.
But the main point I would like to make, is for the sets which you’ll be giving out to be MP10 capable. It is not necessary to be MP10 capable for solo, but, it’ll be really awesome if it’s MP10 capable in team play. To be able to deal substantive damage, yet having ample mitigation to sustain effectively.
If not for Silver32’s kind assistance in gearing me up, and for Starwulf’s kind donation of his off-hand weapon to me when he upgraded it, I would not have reached 150k dps. But, even with this paper dps, I was not able to play on MP8. Thus, I find that the big brother idea will be really beneficial to a lot of us. And of course, the giveaway sets which hopefully will be MP10 capable.
If there’s any monks who wanna play MP6 or MP7, I would be glad to play with you guys. Any kind of runs (DE, EXP etc).