Hardcore : MP10 : Purist vs Skeleton King

Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 12:27 AM #1
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Not making a competition or contest with reward at this moment, but rather just a concept. I need to delete some character(s) and find time to do this! If you are doing this, just let me know your result and I will have it edited into the Hall of Fame in the second post!

Rules:
1. New character only. {edit: leave game after East Gate then resume after resetting MP level to 10}{edit:apparently if you switch toon then switch back you can then change the MP to 10 right at the start}
2. No visiting of stash
3. No visiting of blacksmith
4. No visiting of merchants
5. No AH
6. Single Player only

The story:

The Skeleton King at MP10 need to be put to rest.

Somehow your stash is locked and you can't access gears from your other characters. Somehow all the merchants and blacksmith thought you slept with their wives (whether you are male or female) and refuse to help you in anyway. Somehow the AH is down.

You can only pick up items and potions from the ground to help you in your battle. You are pressing for time too. You can only survive once but you want to try to kill the Skeleton King as fast as possible so that people would remember you for how fast you are.

Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 12:27 AM #2
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http://i.imgur.com/TdYeqEr.png
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 7/23/13 01:23 AM #3
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Will try this soon! Probably going to go with a witch doctor.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 06:31 AM #4
Posts: 512

Reddit Link

For clarity, the game starts MP0 to beat the first incoming horde, then switches to MP10?

Why for?

Since I killed my first attempt at a speedy WD, I will be attempting this tonight. I'll be streaming, and will hop on when my son gets put to sleep, so 8 EST, 5 PST.

I'll be on Pauper#1231, add me and I'll update your progress on stream.

Any thoughts on how long this will take? During the beta I could run SK in 45 minutes. at MP10, I'm sure it will be longer. I think 2.5 hours is a good estimate. I want to be level 9, and I think I'll be closer to level 12 when I face the Skeleton King. DPS around 25-30.

I'll be going with a lesbian WD for the backstory elements to keep this interesting.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 08:11 AM #5
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For clarity, the game starts MP0 to beat the first incoming horde, then switches to MP10?


I think MP0 is the default setting for any new character. For convenience I usually continue with MP0 until I open the East Gate and go into town, then I can immediately leave game without the 10 seconds delay. Thereafter I resume (after change to MP10).

There might be an easier way though, e.g. just quit with 10 second delay after creating new character, and resume with MP10 setting all the way. Let me know if this works. If yes let's amend the rule!!

@nuhertz

Most likely you would be level 10-11 when you face Skeleton King. That's from my experience in working 5 classes at MP10 (not self found though, except maybe Barb whom I was lazy to gear up and with DPS 21 he made it).

Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 08:54 AM #6
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Yes, MP0 is the default setting. You can change it before you enter the game though, and I think for ease and consistency in runs, we should start at MP10.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 09:07 AM #7
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Posted by nuhertz at 07/23/2013 08:54 AM

Yes, MP0 is the default setting. You can change it before you enter the game though, and I think for ease and consistency in runs, we should start at MP10.


I just tried again. If I leave immediately at the Overlook Road, at the menu my change quest button is grey out hence I am unable to change the MP setting. That seems to be the reason why I was waiting until I open the East Gate (to have unlocked some quest) in my previous attempts. Is there another way to surpass it?
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 09:15 AM #8
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Interesting, I didn't realize this was a game mechanic. Maybe we should start the timer after the game is recreated then? I don't want game load times to effect a score.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 04:38 PM #9
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I don't have add on timer except the in game played time in hour and minutes. To me it is convenient and objective although it is missing seconds. Using this timer allow me to pause my game when I need to attend to real life stuff.

I would ignore the few seconds from game load time. Maybe it isn't even counted as game played hours? If we can live with having record only in hours and minutes I suggest we stick to the in game hour and measure it from the start, with MP 10 set after East Gate is opened.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 04:51 PM #10
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I have a time on stream, starting now. You're welcome to watch me die. On reddit we have someone who completed in under an hour!
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 05:58 PM #11
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An hour is more like it :P

MP10 is your friend. Once you out level the mobs the killing will accelerate.

I might try it tonight my time if I don't have a coop going at Inferno.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 06:10 PM #12
Posts: 512

45:32 and 57ms for me. WD finished at level 9.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/23/13 06:34 PM #13
Posts: 1445

Posted by nuhertz at 07/23/2013 06:10 PM

45:32 and 57ms for me. WD finished at level 9.


Will edit it into the Hall of Fame, once I receive a couple more tries from others (me and @Anuiran included!)

Too bad @yoyo @khan are not online nowadays, else knowing them, I am sure they will pretty much try their best to beat each others at this type of challenge!
Posted by Member razer22 on 7/23/13 06:53 PM #14
Posts: 194

First attempt with DH and I died to chancellor eamon. ran out of pots
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/23/13 07:11 PM #15
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Stoffelhase#2997 - my first try was 51:04min

Edit in Stoffel too, was a DH
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/24/13 12:15 AM #16
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Weird.
I created a new toon. Switch to other toon. Then I can change the MP level to 10 right away.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/24/13 02:44 AM #17
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Lol I rushed my new toon to the cathedral then only realised I had ignored those whites and blues on the ground lol.

Left game and deleted the toon.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/24/13 06:18 AM #18
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@douvinsky Haha. I had to keep reminding myself to pick up potions!
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/27/13 06:55 AM #19
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Attempted twice more with a WD. Died both times, once in a cluster of the guys that spawn minions in Cathedral 4, once near a conjuring place in Cathedral 4. BE CAREFUL IN CATHEDRAL LEVEL 4! :)
Posted by Member nuhertz on 7/27/13 08:17 PM #20
Posts: 512

43:36 on second successful try (with about 3 deaths) with a WD again.
Posted by Member douvinsky on 7/28/13 12:49 AM #21
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Haven't brought myself to a retry, but here you go, edited into the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 8/4/13 10:58 PM #22
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Darkness#1438 completed on stream in 50 minutes even with a WD.
Posted by Member Bort on 8/5/13 12:17 PM #23
Posts: 551

I'd like to try this at some point. But I don't have an empty char slot, and have 10 lvl 60s.
Posted by Member nuhertz on 8/5/13 01:21 PM #24
Posts: 512

@Bort Try it on US? Three more levels on that barb and you're in!
Posted by Member Bort on 8/6/13 10:53 PM #25
Posts: 551

Thas is (was) the plan. To get to 10 on US and then just hit HC.

But last time I played the latency was just terrible. 2s region. But I will definitely look into it again.

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