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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #765 on: 10 June 2023, 18:32:26 »
Hello,

I am back after another break, this game is waaay too long for me at this state :D It was almost too long with Immortal Throne alone aready. No good news this time tho :(
I will skip screenshots for the Orient bosses, since it doesn't matter anymore and I don't even know where I have them, it has been some time since it happened.
So, everything was going ok, killed Ormenos and then planned to farm him for maybe some better items and mostly for one missing component for the Marduk artifact that I wanted to be more safe. Running to his chamber every 2 minutes was boring and took too much time so thought of using a mod so every enemy in the 3rd act becomes Ormenos after death. Never had any problem with that, even tho the Telkines have their "room skills". I was farming him in the Hanging Gardens and after some time, still not getting the needed component, I got suddenly killed by something, I didn't even see anything on the screen so couldn't avoid it. And if you want to know, yes, I got the item I wanted from the next Ormenos I killed after my death. Guess shouldn't have farmed with that mod :D So here ends my journey that started on 12 December 2018, wish I finished it a bit faster :D

https://imgur.com/a/vKyUIlI

I think I was really lucky for an untwinked character, very early Athena's Battle Greaves (Epic if I remember correctly), Myrmidon's Pendant, Conqueror's Bracers, Apollo's Will, great items with not that much farming at all. Resistances were really ok, damage could be better but it was not the priority. I have thrown weapon on the screen but only to farm Ormenos since it was safer, normally it was spear, so it was just Phantom Strike spam :D I chose Dream, since it is strong and reliable, but I also chose Runes which I had no idea how to play and still don't have. Maybe if I chose a mastery I was familiar with it could have been better.

It was really fun to take part in the challenge, watch your progress and share mine. I do not see myself doing that challenge again tho, atleast not with DLCs, the game is insanely long and would take me few years again to find motivation to finish. If I decide to try again, what may happen sooner or later, it will be only AE.
I told myself not to play Eternal Embers until I am done with the challenge, so it was waiting for many months and I can finally play it and maybe complete some new achievements :D

Overnight - Halu - L74 Seidr Worker AER - Wusao - Died to Ormenos (Kill count: 186453)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #766 on: 10 June 2023, 18:46:18 »
Bad luck Overnight.  Still Halu will always be remembered in the Hall of Fallen Heroes.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #767 on: 11 June 2023, 08:28:16 »


The challenge is fully completed with this last act.

koolis - No_Death_Xmax+ - L83 Pilgrim AERAE (NO CURSES-UNTWINKED)

Some notes:
Hardest part was Greece act1 Normal as it was self found run without using the stash.I had to use anything i could find at the place i was every time.
Especially gorgon sisters x15 and Alastor on normal gave me a lot of trouble.As the game was progressing,leveling up and finding gear made it easier.
Greatest threats to die apart from act1 normal,was the random encounters,typhoon and toxeus on legendary labyrinth.
I believe a new run with a different character but this time using stash and prefarmed gear,will be a lot easier and less time consuming.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #768 on: 11 June 2023, 09:23:02 »
I am back with the correct character details.

Stormyboy - Fyredel - L70 Evoker AEARE (Cursed) - City of Rhodes

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #769 on: 12 June 2023, 08:08:35 »
Well done koolis!  Congratulations.

And stormyboy, updated your details.  Good luck.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #770 on: 19 August 2023, 22:36:51 »
Stormyboy - Fyredel - L72 Evoker AEARE (Cursed) - New Road

Well, i am back after playing a bit of diablo. It seems that unlike titan quest, the main goal of that game is the grind for a build. If you don't get specific items, you have no build. And that is why titan quest is superior. You have a build, play an long story and strive to power up. That being said, I am done with atlantis and half of hades.

https://imgur.com/w6ZVdlM
https://imgur.com/mSxgnIc
https://imgur.com/DlCCfjz
https://imgur.com/u5FtGxh (i have killed this one a few times but never managed to get all 3 bosses at the same place for a screenshot)
https://imgur.com/RdlV1Fr
https://imgur.com/Pgqm0U6
https://imgur.com/oKGWlPH (death count)
https://imgur.com/2nYpFyY (honorable mention: 2HP potions, 1 mana potion used. All by mistake)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #771 on: 20 August 2023, 07:49:24 »
Welcome back stormyboy.  Yeah, a lot of people seem to be disappointed with D4 and are coming back to TQ and GD.

Did you see the news?  We're getting Titan Quest II!


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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #772 on: 23 October 2023, 22:23:06 »
Hello!

@MedeaFleecestealer I saw the TQ2 trailer and i want to finish my character before it drops and why not, maybe one more ( i rly want to play a rogue focused on traps)

After playing my GD shaman for a bit i got back to TQ to finish the job. Things went very smooth in immortal throne but Ragnarok is wrecking me. Not difficulty wise tho. Ragnarok doesn't seem to agree with xmax that much. My game is crushing every few minutes. Sometimes it will crush when it loads a high amount of monsters, sometimes it will crush when i kill a big pack, when i enter a room/cave, when i walk around. Sometimes will not crush until i use my portal to teleport back to town. The worst i got so far was in the cave before scandia (the one with 4 bosses that drop orbs). I will be honest and admit i had to finish that zone in normal, 1x mode. That place was so bad i couldn't even advance through the cave. Right now i am just pushing my character forward without killing stuff, fountain to fountain. I then go back and just explore as much as i can before my game dies.

Stormyboy - Fyredel - L74 Evoker AEARE (Cursed) - Frozen River

Here are my updates:
https://imgur.com/59Z8K0b
https://imgur.com/onR7YBC
https://imgur.com/AFCYAl0
https://imgur.com/zI6Czfb
https://imgur.com/ZioZ3cL
https://imgur.com/TifiaSO
https://imgur.com/EgKPI2b (death count)
https://imgur.com/viOD7Hy (honorable mention: 2HP potions, 1 mana potion used. All by mistake)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #773 on: 23 October 2023, 22:38:04 »
That puts you top of the leaderboard.  Congrats!  :)

Strange that Ragnarok is giving you so much trouble.  Which version of Xmax are you using?

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #774 on: 24 October 2023, 08:32:24 »
This is the one i am using. Is there any better version out there?
https://imgur.com/a/cU1AMNn

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=755731339
« Last Edit: 24 October 2023, 08:54:22 by stormyboy »

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #775 on: 24 October 2023, 08:49:15 »
For supporting Atlantis and Ragnarok and fixed bugs this is the best:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1780561671&searchtext=

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #776 on: 23 December 2023, 21:39:56 »
Hello! I have just realized that it's been a long time since my last update. I am alternating grim dawn/world of warcraft and the occasional Gothic 1, 2, 3 replay. But, i am still here, still progressing and the character still alive.

@koolis i got that version of xmax and it made my life better. The game still dies from time to time but on this version i can see the DMG i deal and the monster density better. You get less monsters on shrines and they are better spread.

Right now i am done with act one legendary. I have been farming the gorgons a lot and i got my pair of bracers of the gryphon. All i need right now is one more level so i can switch the random dexterity relic i use on them to get 425. One place i spent a lot of time as well was hydra but i got nothing from it. Only strength gear. All that being said, this is the upgrade.

Stormyboy - Fyredel - L76 Evoker AEARE (Cursed) - City of Rhakotis

https://imgur.com/Dw3FPvA
https://imgur.com/hPm3diW
https://imgur.com/7VHg1ki
https://imgur.com/TBJ2Sq7
https://imgur.com/saaRG5v
https://imgur.com/CK9nwx7
https://imgur.com/Ivfig2c (end of Epic)
https://imgur.com/qrnLIRw
https://imgur.com/HMkrexq
https://imgur.com/pH4Yc0H
https://imgur.com/kMKPMXa
https://imgur.com/pig8eJd
https://imgur.com/tBmrRju
https://imgur.com/kH7B7tH
https://imgur.com/vzNDqqm
https://imgur.com/kayfCpa
https://imgur.com/GOPI4fW
https://imgur.com/3nvvYHE (End of act 1)
https://imgur.com/BKpPCff (Character print screen)
https://imgur.com/y3lCUT6 (honorable mention: 3HP potions, 1 mana potion used. All by mistake)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #777 on: 24 December 2023, 08:50:15 »
Updated stormyboy and good luck with the rest of Legendary.   :)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #778 on: 24 December 2023, 11:56:56 »
Oh, also, could you guys help me with a question? I am getting a lot of shields and would love to try a sword and board character for this challenge. Any suggestion on a good pick? Was thinking about spirit + def but outside of the aura and lifesteal i can't find more to it. (looking for something more than the classic conquer)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #779 on: 24 December 2023, 12:02:38 »
Templar maybe?  Or the newer masteries - Runemaster and Neidan combined with Defense. 

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