I don't know what was going on during the race but boy was it laggy. The beginning half of the race was okay but after that I had massive latency spikes (like over 900 ms) and it desynced almost constantly. Usually I like racing even if I get only a few points, but this race just felt unbelievably tedious and frustrating because of the constant lag spikes.
Got that Coral Amulet at the very beginning (white). Had Medium Mana Flasks well before any bigger Life Flasks. =^[.]^=
=^[.]^= is the basic (happy/amused) cheetahmoticon: Whiskers/eye/tear-streak/nosey/tear-streak/eye/
=@[.]@= boggled / =>[.]<= annoyed or angry / ='[.]'= concerned / =0[.]o= confuzzled /
=-[.]-= sad / =*[.]*= dazzled / =^[.]~= wink / =~[.]^= naughty wink
If you QUIT, yet linger on the PoE forum, it is clear you have nowhere better to be.
Died 45 mins in at lvl 15 to an iceblood, could easily have ranged him / put on my 2 sapphires / bothered to read his mods but instead i meleed blindly and got 1-shot. Cant complain, 100% my fault and the first death ive had in a long while that wasnt from a crash, a bug or desync. Gear was trash anyway so i had no chance of a top finish.
Rerolled a caster and got this monster in short order:
Hit lvl 11 in the last 15 mins with that staff and 5 easy zones, shame none of my from-the-start casters ever seem to get that sort of filthy rng.