Fresh Meat N' Greet - HowseOgre #1411

Witch Doctor
The world of Sanctuary is a BIG place, defended by hundreds of thousands of heroes each and every day. To help you get to know some of these fellow nephalem a little better, we've created the Fresh Meat N' Greet.

The Fresh Meet N' Greet is a recurring series of interviews featuring you, our community. A few times each month, we'll sit down and chat with six different community members, one for each class, and then post our Q&As right here in these forums.

Up this week for Witch Doctors: HowseOgre #1411

Read on below to find out more about your fellow ally in battle!

General Info
My Strike is True
Who's Up Next?
[GENERAL INFO]

Grimiku: Tell us a bit about yourself.

HowseOgre #1411: Let’s see, I am married with a gamer (console FPS only) wife, we have 5 boys that game as well. We have 3 x D3 accounts but sadly my boys have moved on to other games. Between the 3 x PCs, Laptops, 2 x XBONE, iPads, iPhones, iPods, my overworked internet operates on low self esteem. I’m going on 24 years in the Air Force. I love to roleplay in games if the game lends itself to roleplaying.


Grimiku: Got any cool hobbies or talents?

HowseOgre #1411: I’ve wrestled most of my life, we camp, we drink, we party, and we game. I’ve been gaming since the days of Coleco, Atari, TRS-80, Vic-20, Apple IIE. I love all things roleplaying from D&D to computer games. I really got into online roleplaying my toons during the 8 years I played Everquest. Ever heard of Howse Ogre or Vogue and dey stoopid dorfs? My sig blocks I made w/ Adobe Photoshop for EQ forums were epic.


Grimiku: How long have you been playing Diablo games?

HowseOgre #1411: From the beginning. Diablo was my favorite as I loved the fear of dying as item recovery was brutal but not nearly as final as Hardcore in D3. I do not play D3 Hardcore…”ain’t nobody got time for dat.”


Grimiku: What other games are you currently playing right now (if any)?

HowseOgre #1411: I am waiting for Dungeon Defenders 2 but D3 is my bread and butter game. Apparently my Facebook friends wish I would get into Candy Crush Soda Saga...NOT.


Grimiku: Do you play any other classes?

HowseOgre #1411: I have a zDPS sader for Trials only but Witch Docs are my main. I also have a Wiz, but I find him boring to play.


Grimiku: Are you in a great clan or community? If yes, tell us about them!

HowseOgre #1411: No, I am not in a clan. My friend list is my clan.


Grimiku: What achievement do you have that you’re the most proud of?

HowseOgre #1411: Clearing Grift 36 w/ my Dart Doc.


Grimiku: Most embarrassing moment while playing?

HowseOgre #1411: I would say my most embarrassing moment revolved around salvaging something I didn't mean too, accidentally under selling something on the Gold auction house, OR accidentally closing the Rift on a big goblin spawn while people were still trying to pick up everything.


Grimiku: What's your most AWESOME moment while playing?

HowseOgre #1411: Any time you find an upgrade to a current piece of gear or helping a bud find a much sought after piece.
[MY STRIKE IS TRUE]

Grimiku: What drew you to the Witch Doctor?

HowseOgre #1411: The look of the class, the pets, the skill choices, and the variety of Witch Doctor builds available.


Grimiku: What’s the voodoo that you do: do you drain your foes' life force over time, unleash your minions upon them, or call forth a surge of power to crush them?

HowseOgre #1411: Aye.


Grimiku: What's your favorite skill (or skill rune), and why?

HowseOgre #1411: I really love Darts. The playstyle is very fun not to mention it’s awesome looking to send a green mile down range.


Grimiku: What build are you running currently?

HowseOgre #1411: I am currently running a modified MoJ, Stun-Sac build since Dart builds seem to be maxed at 37-38 Grift.


Grimiku: If there was one thing you could change about the Witch Doctor, what would it be?

HowseOgre #1411: Sorry, can’t just name one thing.

• LEASH: Fix the leash issue or add item affixes that recalls pets. Sometimes I dont want my pets to scatter all over the dang place.

• LEADERBOARDS: when a person earns a spot on leaderboards, the gear/skill used should be snapshotted for viewing at that time and remained tied to the leaderboard spot regardless of how you change gear/skills later.

• PET AI: wish their was a way I could adjust pet AI. For example, a global choice to have my pets: 1.Attack; stongest mob, 2. Attack; mob with most health 3. Attack; mob with least health.
4. Attack; ranged mob 4. Stay; attack first mob within 10 yds, etc. 5. Attack, Demon Hunter sentries since those aren't "pets" =)

• RACES: I wish there were a choice for race in D3. The races have different starting stats, natural resistances, movement speed, etc. I’d love to be able to roleplay an Ogre female Witch Doctor.


Grimiku: Name one piece of advice that you think every Witch Doctor should know.

HowseOgre #1411: Forget about the approved solution, find whatever solution works for you.


Grimiku: What were some of the big differences specific to playing a Witch Doctor that you noticed when switching from PC to Console?

HowseOgre #1411: I played console for just a little bit but the duping and cheats ruined the Xbox 360 console version for me, particularly when you were in a group. I thought the controller movement with the roll was a nice feature on the console.


Grimiku: Pick a Witch Doctor quote:

HowseOgre #1411: When the scoundrel told me he was gonna rob me, I told him, "It be hard to pick up your teeth with broken hands, mon".
[WHO'S NEXT?]

Grimiku: Which Witch Doctor should we interview next?

HowseOgre #1411: Reaper666#1553


Grimiku: Pick a question to ask in the next interview:

HowseOgre #1411: What would you like to see implemented into Diablo 3 from Diablo or Diablo 2?


Got any questions yourself for HowseOgre #1411? Post them below!
The season of Raki has run out.

Now is the time of the Ogre.

Also, your Jade gloves are perfect.
01/23/2015 11:32 AMPosted by Grimiku
HowseOgre #1411: Sorry, can’t just name one thing. • LEASH: Fix the leash issue or add item affixes that recalls pets. Sometimes I dont want my pets to scatter all over the dang place.• LEADERBOARDS: when a person earns a spot on leaderboards, the gear/skill used should be snapshotted for viewing at that time and remained tied to the leaderboard spot regardless of how you change gear/skills later. • PET AI: wish their was a way I could adjust pet AI. For example, a global choice to have my pets: 1.Attack; stongest mob, 2. Attack; mob with most health 3. Attack; mob with least health. 4. Attack; ranged mob 4. Stay; attack first mob within 10 yds, etc. 5. Attack, Demon Hunter sentries since those aren't "pets" =)


+1

Atta boy Ogre. My sentiments to the "T"

Enjoyed reading your interview

01/23/2015 11:25 AMPosted by Grimiku
my overworked internet operates on low self esteem


damn rug rats will do that :P
Thanks, mon! Looking forward to reading yours.
well it's about time!

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