Random Random Challenge

Hardcore
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Inspired by http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6490399005

Anyone else up for this challenge ?

Update: Thanks to Shantalya who has made a website that will auto generate everything(Name, Gender, Class, Build) for you! http://d3.shantalya.de/hc-challenge/
10/08/2012 01:58 PMPosted by Shantalya
As my character in HC mode dies, I'm with you!

Welcome boys and girls to the Random Hardcore Challenge!

What is this you may ask? has Narull lost the plot yet again? Why yes my friends I have indeed, as I have decided to continue on my insane self challenge and I invite you all to do so as well.

No prize or such for this I will flatout say that, this Challenge is for fun and personal recognition.

Now how does it work? Well here we go, here are the rules of the Random Hardcore Challenge:

You must use a random name and sex for your hero from the site below.
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20010208b

Then you must randomise which class you are going to play.

1. Barbarian
2. Demon Hunter
3. Monk
4. Witch Doctor
5. Wizard

Go to http://www.random.org/ and put 1-5 in the box on the right hand side, hit generate and you have your class.

Randomise your build! Go to your respective Skill Calculator page and scroll to the bottom, see the little blue gem in the middle of the screen? Click it and it will make your build!

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard

Now here is the key.

YOU MAY NOT USE ANY SKILLS OR RUNES APART FROM WHAT IS GENERATED, YOU MUST USE THE RUNE THAT IS GENERATED AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE.

* Example, you get a wizard but don't get Magic Missile on your build? you have to remove it from your bars as soon as you login and fight your way to your first skill!

Now you have your name, your sex, your class and your spec. Go make it in Hardcore and see how far you can get! You may use the AH, but you cannot use funds gained from another character.

My character is below, keep the thread updated on your progress and if you die tell us what killed you where/when etc!

This is about having a little fun guys, something that seem's to be forgotten sometimes in gaming, so I ask you. Are you up for the challenge?

Mine : Starting out :

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Thename_zpsa1929e9b.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/TheCharacter_zps977659d9.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/TheSKills_zps6a50d003.jpg[/IMG]
Ricamros Carter
(Male Half-Orc Assassin)

Result:
5

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#WeQiSh!Vcb!ccYYYc

Think I'm going join a public game and hope I get town killed.

like the idea though
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot079_zpse2b41e82.jpg[/IMG]

Cant change skill so bear with it till level 3

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot080_zps0f82d906.jpg[/IMG]

Into the Inn

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot083_zpse9ab3ac0.jpg[/IMG]

Shooting beams @ random monsters

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot084_zps18be8564.jpg[/IMG]

Disrupting the foraging of monsters

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot085_zpseb98ae1a.jpg[/IMG]

THen their mother

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot086_zps32b28b6c.jpg[/IMG]

New Skill available !

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Screenshot090_zps041eb1c8.jpg

When i encounter the goblin , i learnt the full limitation of my primary : shock pulse , the range is around 9 - 15 ( kinda like melee)

when i click the goblin , it doesnt reach the goblin ... i had to run next to it and use shift to shoot it down
I'll do this on eu, already have all 10 slots full right now and don't really feel like buying another account just to play on us.

Not too terrible, but wiz be squishy and I'lll probably get a ton of lag playing there.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#WZXiOk!Ucg!cZcYca
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot092_zpsf49f9190.jpg[/IMG]

SK Down !

Reward :

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot093_zps86305308.jpg[/IMG]

I realised that for the range creeps that run away ( e.g. the summoner of skeletons , occultist / spear goatman) , it is useful for me to use another key to move to their front before using left click to attack them.

Probably similar to stutter step but offensively

Addenda : When i was hit by a charging bull , it dropped me right down to half hp , was a shocking reminder that source gives lots of damage but @ the expense of armour . I need to increase my HP too !

Current rotation : Primary @ a distance , if they come closer , i will nova then hit about 3 seconds before running again

my third skill is now available !
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Screenshot095_zps4faeeceb.jpg
Ricamros Carter
(Male Half-Orc Assassin)

Result:
5

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#WeQiSh!Vcb!ccYYYc

Think I'm going join a public game and hope I get town killed.

like the idea though


ROFL ! just try to clear Hell !
I realised that Arcane torrent is FUN !

Kinda like Providence Gundam's lazer shooting drones !

FYI ( if u have not watched any GUndam , here is a clip : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk-yXQ2ctR4 )

Upon closer examination of my skills , i realised that both CM and galvanizing wards are useless LOL , i have no armour spells , crit will be largely @ 5% ...

My general strategy @ level 12 = Arcane torrent from far till they die

If they dont die and come close , frost nova then shock pulse till they recover then wave of force them away .

[ If they still live then run till frost nova recovers , shock pulse till they recover then wave of force then run again] Loop this till they die !

__________________________

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot096_zps05b9c95a.jpg[/IMG]

After Clearing Spider Queenie , A friend happened to drop by ( I leave my games open for friends to join .... hope they don't join when i am chain frozen under arcane/ molten LOL )

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot097_zps64e7067c.jpg[/IMG]

Hi there Bobby !

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot098_zps7e6f5253.jpg[/IMG]

Under leveled , Little health , he was constantly in near death situations

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot099_zps0923a7f4.jpg[/IMG]

Just leveled

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot100_zpsa6fd95f5.jpg[/IMG]

The mob that nearly wiped both of us ...

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot101_zps240320fc.jpg[/IMG]
that made him decide to QQ

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot102_zpsa2b43828.jpg[/IMG]

Arcane's Max range , about 30 range / or 3/4 of screen

Up next : Warden / Butcher
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot104_zps98feb664.jpg[/IMG]

Butcher Down !

expected to rotate a lot , end up just aim ARcane torrent @ my templar most of the time

Butcher was dangerous , almost killed me , Nova didnt seem to be effective
I would really like to try that. But I will be leveling slowly since I have my other main character to level, plus I will try not to use AH since I already have some gold on my HC account and cannot distinguish what is whose.

Here we go:
Horendithas Dragonsoultouched
(What a name! lol)

aka:
Horendithas the Barbarian
Lord Horendithas
Lord Dragonsoultouched
Lord Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Barbarian
Lord Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Undaunted
Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Armorer

I am glad it is a barb since my other is one, too, and I know that class best. And it is male as I like it for HC. :D So far I am lucky.

Now I tried to create the character. It didn't allow me to put the whole name. So I went for Dragonsoul. I hope it is ok.

Then I tried step 2. Ehm, now I am confused. The first generator already gave me a class. Now I generated a WD. What do I do? I switch to WD then?

Edit: I am fine with WD, too.

Edit 2: I read your posting again. So inspite of the aka name "Horendithas the Barbarian", I just take sex and name from there. The class will be determined in step 2. Got it! It's a WD then. :)

Here now my skills I am allowed to use:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#ShUVfQ!Tcb!bcYbZY
Ouch, no Spirit Vessel. Well, at least Spirit Walk. Lol, "best skill" is Sacrifice (without dogs).
I would really like to try that. But I will be leveling slowly since I have my other main character to level, plus I will try not to use AH since I already have some gold on my HC account and cannot distinguish what is whose.

Here we go:
Horendithas Dragonsoultouched
(What a name! lol)

aka:
Horendithas the Barbarian
Lord Horendithas
Lord Dragonsoultouched
Lord Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Barbarian
Lord Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Undaunted
Horendithas Dragonsoultouched the Armorer

I am glad it is a barb since my other is one, too, and I know that class best. And it is male as I like it for HC. :D So far I am lucky.

Now I tried to create the character. It didn't allow me to put the whole name. So I went for Dragonsoul. I hope it is ok.

Then I tried step 2. Ehm, now I am confused. The first generator already gave me a class. Now I generated a WD. What do I do? I switch to WD then?

Edit: I am fine with WD, too.


http://d3.shantalya.de/hc-challenge/

Use this link , decides everything for you ,
For the skills , you can mouse over the words "battle.net" or you could right click and open a new tab to see them clearly
Oh, I clicked on your link and it is a Barb again. :D
Last question: I take that one now or stick to the WD? I haven't started, yet. ;)

Edit: That page is nice, and... hmm there is a German flag. Spricht da jemand auch Deutsch? ;)

The barb would be with these skills (just for the records):
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WZYdRP!bTY!bZabZc
Gracerath

Female Barbarian

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WZUSfP!fZY!YcYccc

...purist mp10! Let's go!
I have started with the WD now since this was my first random. The very first skill I can unlock is at level 13, and that would be the zombie dogs sacrifice. Thing is, there is nothing to sacrifice. Wonder what my WD will tell me then.

So far I try to use self-found items only. Don't know how I do it with AH since I have another toon in HC and already some gold on it (not much though). Maybe we should use self-found only...? What you think?
Is it allowed to use gems of higher level which I have already found with the other HC character? Or only the ones I find with my WD?
I have reached level 9 now. No skills yet. I have to wait till level 14 to use my first skill. I think you guys are a bit luckier there. So far I use a bow and kite like a DH, but without vault and such, just with movement speed boots, which I found.
01/11/2013 01:21 PMPosted by Forelle
Is it allowed to use gems of higher level which I have already found with the other HC character? Or only the ones I find with my WD?


Preferably self found / use only the gold you find on your WD to buy your WD items from AH .

Of course whatever is fun for you works too.
I will try to use only what I find in game. Thanks for your answer. :)
01/11/2013 05:28 PMPosted by Forelle
I will try to use only what I find in game. Thanks for your answer. :)


If you play other hardcore characters , you could always use a piece of paper / notepad to note down how much your gold your wd has at the start and end of session . This is done so that even if you ah , you know you would not be using gold you find from other characters.

Placing another restriction may make it tougher to play.
Ok, I will do that then. Thanks for the idea! I think that will make my WD's life much easier.
First rune unlocked :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot107_zpsd04a8a31.jpg

Magda Easy

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/Chenghao/Random%20HC%20challenge/Screenshot108_zpsa3749005.jpg

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