So here is my current farming pattern:
Start game on Act I Quest 9.2
Go clear Crypts for Nephelem stacks
Go kill Warden + Butcher
If I can be bothered, farm Fields of Misery for rare mobs.
Did a test in my previous run. It took me 14min to clear Crypts and end up with 4 Nephelem stacks. Took about 25min after that to kill Warden + Butcher. Didn't bother with Fields.
Ended up with 50k cash + exactly 2 inv fulls of blues + rares.
Put a couple of things on AH cheap - made about 60k off of those too.
Overall it took me ~40min, during which I killed 10+ packs of rares and Warden + Butcher with 5 stacks. One event as well (Jar of Souls).
Feel like it's taking slightly too long. Would like to get it down to about 30min per run.
Any tips, commentary? How do you guys farm?
edit: oh and also got my 4th turd er I mean Legendary yesterday - Goldskin. Trash.
Thus far 3/4 have been rubbish. One netted me a million though.
Hey forgot to ask earlier - what did you use for AoE?
The vast majority seem to go for Acid Rain, but I'm a huge supporter of Phantasm.