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Fresh Meet N' Greet - nichodemus#1747(1)Category: MonkOctober-28-2014 2:22 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
The world of Sanctuary is a BIG place, defended by hundreds of thousands of heroes each and every day. To help you get to know some of these fellow nephalem a little better, we've created the Fresh Meat N' Greet.

The Fresh Meet N' Greet is a recurring series of interviews featuring you, our community. A few times each month, we'll sit down and chat with six different community members, one for each class, and then post our Q&As right here in these forums.

Up this week for Monks: nichodemus#1747

Read on below to find out more about your fellow ally in battle!

General Info
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Fresh Meet N' Greet - nichodemus#1747(2)October-28-2014 2:26 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post

Grimiku: What would you like to tell us about yourself?

nichodemus: Hey Grimiku,

My name is Nick and in the outside world I work as a car audio and electronics installer. Everything from your basic stuff to custom systems (pimp your ride type stuff but noone wants to spend money for that nowadays hah). I am super into electronics in general and like to tinker with things.

Grimiku: Got any cool hobbies or talents?

nichodemus: Lately I have been getting into warhammer 40k as a hobby and I am currently putting together a Tau army and am honestly scared of painting them because I want them to look perfect and my painting skills........ yea not so perfect hah.

Grimiku: How long have you been playing Diablo games?

nichodemus: I have been playing D3 since launch and I played D2 way back in the day as well. Always loved the gamestyle.

Grimiku: What other games are you currently playing right now (if any)?

nichodemus: Just warhammer40k, while not a video game it is quite a fun table top war game.

Grimiku: Do you play any other classes?

nichodemus: I have played every class but I like monk the most by far. I guess I must like bashing my head into the wall a lot because the other classes are so much easier to play lol. I have a demon hunter that I originally just made to get greater rift keys for my monk but I have been doing some higher level group runs with him lately to level gems.

Grimiku: Are you in a great clan or community? If yes, tell us about them!

nichodemus: Yes I am ! I am in Banned of Gamers. Great clan with lots of good people in it.

Grimiku: Do you normally play solo or in groups?

nichodemus: I really enjoy the solo play of this game, but I do a lot of group play as well. I would say it is about 50/50.

Grimiku: What's your most embarrassing moment while playing?

nichodemus: Every time I make a mistake in a group? hah. I try constantly to not mess up and I honestly feel bad when I make a group fail . But no single moment comes to mind on that one!

Grimiku: Okay, what about your most AWESOME moment while playing?

nichodemus: Getting US first 41 monk rift clear for sure! I couldn't even sleep after it because I had so much adrenaline from the clear. Work was not too much fun the next day.

Grimiku: I get the impression you’re really into music. What’s your favorite song to listen to while smashing the demons of Sanctuary?

nichodemus: My music taste is incredibly varied and it really depends on my mood. sometimes I will be listening to dubstep and other electronic music and the next minute it could be jazz or classical.
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Fresh Meet N' Greet - nichodemus#1747(3)October-28-2014 2:31 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post

Grimiku: What drew you to the Monk?

nichodemus: I have always loved melee classes and when I played WoW I was a rogue. I just like being in the middle of the fight.

Grimiku: What's your favorite skill (or skill rune), and why?

nichodemus: My favorite skill on monk used to be exploding palm but it was nerfed quite severely in RoS. I hope someday they buff it up enough to make it useful again albeit not to the godmode it was before. So if I had to pick my favorite skill now it would be dashing strike. It just allows so much movement wether offensive or defensive. I would have a hard time not having it in any build I use on my monk.

Grimiku: What build are you running currently?

nichodemus: I am running the FoT:quick variant of genwuko.

Grimiku: Is there a particular item you’re still chasing, and how would you change your build if you found it?

nichodemus: - No particular items right now, just upgrades to the ones I have. The one thing I am most looking forward to is the bug fix on Bane of the Trapped to work on procs. I will use three gems at that point instead of two and I think it will be an awesome upgrade for every monk!. The one item that has forever eluded me on my monk though is the band of the rue chambers, although like the ROUS , I do not think they exist.

Grimiku: If there was one thing you could change about this class, what would it be?

nichodemus: I would want spirit spenders to be useful again. Right now with our only high damage/high grift capable setup we rely on spending spirit asap for our damage rather than actual damaging spirit spenders. Making spirit spenders not interupt spirit generators would help with this (like mantra and sweeping winds works now)

Grimiku: Name one piece of advice that you think every Monk should know.

nichodemus: Stop using Way of the Hundred Fists if you just constantly die to reflects packs. Switch to Fists of Thunder:Quickening.

Grimiku: What’s your favorite martial arts movie?

nichodemus:"Kung Fu Hustle" The mix of comedy and martial arts was great in it.

Grimiku: Pick a Monk quote!

nichodemus: - The gods strike through me!
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Fresh Meet N' Greet - nichodemus#1747(4)October-28-2014 2:33 PM PDT (8 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post

Grimiku: Which of your fellow Monks should we also interview?

nichodemus: Since there seems to be a theme of BoG'ers on the monk meat and greets, let's put Mr. BoG in the spotlight Fitz#1329

Grimiku: Anything else you'd like to add?

nichodemus: I would like to see some of the trolling on the monk forums taken care of . A lot of the trolling comes from one individual that between suspensions and bannings and name changes he is still around. Pretty easy to spot who I am talking about and I doubt I even need to say his name.

Got any questions yourself for nichodemus? Post them below!
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