Fresh Meat N' Greet: Bloodyzbub#1683

Barbarian
What would you like to tell us about yourself? Got any cool hobbies or interests?


I'm married with children, served in the USN for nearly 11 years, and now quickly approaching my 12 year anniversary as a Police Officer. Unfortunately, my 12 yr anniversary will also mark my retirement date due to having been injured in the line of duty. I'm going to miss chasing bad guys, however, as many of my friends have advised, when one door closes you'll often find another door opening.
I've always enjoyed physical fitness but the aforementioned injury managed to pack a few too many pounds onto my massive 5'-08" frame. The good news here is that I've finally healed enough to start lugging a 30lbs pack around during nightly walks. My legs were cooked at first...but in a good way. From a vice standpoint, I enjoy fine cigars (JFR's) and fine scotch (love a good 18yr old).
I'm a native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and have been an avid deer hunter for many years. It's mind blowing to see what a .270wsm does at 200yds. I flip them in the air son.

What’s your history as a gamer, and with the Diablo franchise?


I started out on Pong back in the 70's, graduated to Atari 2600 in the early 80's and kept climbing as technology improved. While serving in the USN, a good buddy of mine introduced me to the original Diablo and I was instantly hooked. I burned a lot of my free time with Diablo and loved every minute. I also played a fair bit of D2 but didn't get serious with it. D3 has been an epic ride that I hope will continue for years to come.

What are some of your favorite games?


I will always have a soft spot for the Halo series and just recently tried out H5. It looks great but I haven't really explored it yet. Halo Reach is totally bada$$ in that it allows you to choose a special ability (Invisibility for Bloody) and then crush your foes with a sniper rifle...man I loved playing that. Since D3 released I've pretty much stuck to it alone but will begin branching out once retirement hits. I might dip my toes into Skyrim as I played the bejeezus out of Morrowind while hanging out in Afghanistan back in '02. Future is wide open so I'll just have to see where it takes me. Oh, just a little BTW...I'm pretty much a HC player now and always happy to power level. Just give me a shout.



Are you playing any other classes right now?


I tried my hand at WD and found it underwhelming. Hanging out while my pets wreck the map just ain't my bag baby...so the WD got deleted. I built a DMO Wiz but pretty much stopped playing her since the patch dropped.
I decided to build a UE DH and have discovered that it is INCREDIBLE fun. I run my DH on the beefy side (Elusive over COE) and can only shake my head at the damage and speed of the build.
If any of you ever consider straying from Barb for a bit, then please consider going UE DH...it's just nuts.

Are you in a clan? If yes, tell us about it!


<FRAY>...if you want to know more, then do some research.

Most embarrassing moment while playing?


Between screwing up Trials, speedruns, going into Grifts with the wrong skills/gear and just being a scrub in general...hard to say.

Most AWESOME moment while playing?


Running HOTA barb with Rakuria using his heal monk and storming the HC leaderboards. We finished in the top 10 and really had to work for it. Some gut wrenching moments.

What’s your favorite skill (or skill rune), and why?


That's a really tough question to answer. I simply cherish WW but my soul craves HOTA.

What build are you running currently?


Leapquake Fire for the win, but I have multiple HOTA barbs standing in the wings in case the devs ever wake up and elevate HOTA back to its rightful place.

Pick a Barbarian quote, and why is it your favorite?


"I don't even like magic, I just put up with yours"---I'm with the Maestro de la Muerte on this one. It's pure barb.



Which Barbarian should we interview next?


Gotta go with my RL bro--- Rakuria#1793. He's a true player and a man that doesn't take any crap.

Previous Barbs
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14058226462 - Agency
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14505440457 - Nubtro
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/15007381174 - cc123
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/15699487312 - tao
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16202921312 - pri
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16491529334 - Phantom/Death
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/16716092041 - Detox
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17069846956 - page
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17084280424 - baconinja
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/17604455700 - kingdo
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18194625238 - shadow
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300619372 - Samir
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20043424769 - Endeavor
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20043566456 - King Benjamin
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20420214626 - N4/KGB
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20742594651 - Siladil
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20742996022 - Jako
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20743534916 - DAKKON
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20748714666 - Free
Salute!
Thank you for your service!

If you ever come to MN, I'll buy you a beer.
09/13/2016 09:08 PMPosted by Bloodyzbub
I might dip my toes into Skyrim as I played the bejeezus out of Morrowind while hanging out in Afghanistan back in '02.


I like Skyrim too... amazing world...can just walk or ride through sometimes doing nothing :)

09/13/2016 09:08 PMPosted by Bloodyzbub
What’s your favorite skill (or skill rune), and why?

That's a really tough question to answer. I simply cherish WW but my soul craves HOTA.


I'll say this multiple times. HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA HotA rules

09/13/2016 09:08 PMPosted by Bloodyzbub
I'm married with children, served in the USN for nearly 11 years, and now quickly approaching my 12 year anniversary as a Police Officer.


\m/
I always knew you were a badass in real life, Bloody.

See ya around dude. Maybe try some Overwatch next? >:)
Bloody #1 HC player.

Endeavor could learn a lot from you.
Thank you for your years of service in the Navy and as a Police Officer.
Nice to meet you, I'm JD. Also thanks for your service to our country and your continued service on our streets. Some folks tend to forget LE are real people too, Gamers, geeks etc.
Mr Balls of steel! Ty for the things you do for 'mericuh.
Thank you for your service. I'm guessing you and I are around the same age. Cheers!
Awesome stuff Bloody.

You should tell more about the one handed High LB clears. You are amazing.

Glad to be in the same clan. I hope they bring back HotA for you.

Enjoy retirement and have fun checking out all the other games.
09/14/2016 05:11 AMPosted by Jako
Bloody #1 HC player.

Endeavor could learn a lot from you.


HEY!!!

09/13/2016 09:08 PMPosted by Bloodyzbub
Running HOTA barb with Rakuria using his heal monk and storming the HC leaderboards. We finished in the top 10 and really had to work for it. Some gut wrenching moments.


Yeah, pushing GR in hardcore now is the closest thing we have to the 1.04 days. Servers are a lot more stable now at least though.. :)
Thanks for the kind words fellas, much appreciated.

@Bacon---I've already given Overwatch some consideration and will definitely keep it on the radar.

@Jako---Endeavor is a madman in-game...his perspiration could be bottled as a methamphetamine substitute.

09/14/2016 12:50 PMPosted by Tao


You should tell more about the one handed High LB clears. You are amazing.



I was in a great deal of pain and comforting myself with scotch...All I remember is running HOTA and occasionally waking up to find my Barb standing in town.

09/14/2016 12:59 PMPosted by Endeavor
Servers are a lot more stable now at least though.. :)


I can't argue with that one bit....so get your butt back in-game.
I was in a great deal of pain and comforting myself with scotch...All I remember is running HOTA and occasionally waking up to find my Barb standing in town.


I love scotch... I love scotch... scotchy scotch scotch... here it goes down... down into my belly... mmm mmm mmm
09/13/2016 09:08 PMPosted by Bloodyzbub
Between screwing up Trials, speedruns, going into Grifts with the wrong skills/gear and just being a scrub in general...hard to say.


Lies.

Played with Bloody on several occasions, at least one of which he was gracious enough to let me drunkenly ramble in the Teamspeak about God knows what, and he played wonderfully. Maybe he was drunk too. Jako was there but Jako's always drunk. I think Jako is made of liquor and moth balls. I know I am.
Free HoTA for Bloody! Man You're amazing. Keep it up and I wish U the best. Have a peaceful retirement and keep pushing in D3!

Peace Brother
Figured you were a RL badass based on our experiences with Hardcore. Good read thanks man.
What part of Kentucky you from?

I just moved the Frankfort/Lexington area.
09/17/2016 06:56 PMPosted by Conan
What part of Kentucky you from?

I just moved the Frankfort/Lexington area.


Up in the northern part, near Cincinnati OH.
Did Rakuria ever do his/hers?

We mustn't let this die off people! Good source of community activity!

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