My Diablo III season 17 continues to grow since my previous Diablo post. I am not sure why but I am enjoying season 17 far more than season 16. I have a feeling it could be because this time around I decided to play hardcore (where if my character dies it dies permanently), making the risk/reward more exciting and gratifying.
The first thing to note is that I have levelled another character to the maximum level of 70. This is the 4th character I have levelled this season, all of which have been hardcore. My new character is a crusader which I have not played much so far, to be honest I do not think it suits my style of play.
More excitingly I managed to complete a level 70 greater rift with my wizard. This was the primary goal I set myself in my previous Diablo post and I have to say, it feels really good to have come this far. From now on I believe it is at least possible that primal legendary items (the best items in the game) can be obtained through play.
Once you complete a level 70 greater rift, you are automatically given a random primal legendary item. You can see from the screenshot below the red beam of light indicating the primal legendary which dropped for me. Unfortunately it wasn’t an item I want to use but I hope to find at least 1 more before the end of the season.
The last thing I want to mention is that my season 17 hardcore paragon level is now 668. Considering my total hardcore paragon level before season 17 is 120 and that my total soft core paragon level is 666, this is by far my greatest Diablo III season to date. I have seen many players hit well over 1000, even 2000 paragon levels in a single season and complete greater rifts over level 120. Regardless of this, I am happy with my achievements and look forward to improving my personal best.
I have no specific goals other than to carry on playing for as long as I find season 17 fun. I will write one more Diablo post to sum up my season 17 when the season ends or when I am done playing.