Whimsyshire not working on nightmare?

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I have completed both normal and nightmare difficulties and I own the staff of herding. It's in my inventory and I went to the entrance to Whimsyshire yet the cow king will not spawn. Has anyone else experienced this?

I thought it might just be the game I was in so I left and made a new one but nothing changed.
Yep, just made a game on normal and the cow king spawned so It's just not working on nightmare apparently. I haven't checked other difficulties because I don't have not finished hell yet.
Have you acquired the Staff of Herding recipe from Nightmare Izual? I believe you have to get that in order to upgrade the staff (plus 200k) so you can do Whimsyshire on Nightmare.
You need the "Nightmarish Staff of Herding" to enter on Nightmare: http://d3db.com/item/i/nightmarish-staff-of-herding. With each increase in difficulty, you will need to upgrade the staff.

EDIT: According to a comment I just read on D2DB, you can actually purchase the "Plan: Nightmarish Staff of Herding":

This Recipe can be purchased off of Gorell the Quartermaster in Bastion's Keep Stronghold right before you fight Diablo.


I have not tested the accuracy of this comment myself since I am still in Act II on normal mode (I know, what a slowpoke), but he seems sure of himself ^-^
sonnova!
05/20/2012 11:55 AMPosted by Uxie
Have you acquired the Staff of Herding recipe from Nightmare Izual? I believe you have to get that in order to upgrade the staff (plus 200k) so you can do Whimsyshire on Nightmare.


I just farmed Izual in NM. Plan: staff of herding dropped. I can't learn it again. Does it mean I need to farm NM Izual to get nightmare plans?
You buy the nightmare plan from Gorell the quartermaster for 1gp just before you fight diablo. Just did it myself 30secs ago

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