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To receive the "Chestmaster 2000" achievement, you must open a lot of chests.

Chestmaster 2000

Open 2000 chests.

I'm sure most will get this achievement eventually, just by regular grinding — but what area is the best to grind if I want to get this achievement as quickly as possible?

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The main problem is that the presence of chests is random for the most part. Each map is composed of randomly selected pieces which may or may not have certain elements such as event NPCs and chests on them. There seems to be a fair bit of seeding such that there will always be some chests in some areas, but as there really are few guarantees, your question becomes challenging to answer satisfactorily. It would be great to claim dungeon X is great, but that would always come with either the caveat that a) the dungeon is randomly generated and/or b) which chest locations are randomly activated. Additionally, the time to re-instance by leaving-resuming can be seen as non-trivial to the speed of this process as well.

The next problem is that this is that this is generally a bad idea. It will be boring, time-consuming and a poor use of a sizable amount of time.

There are very few guaranteed chests that I recall if any and they are not the fastest to get to. There are also a few random ones that instance quite often and very close to the waypoint and due to their visibility from the waypoint, they may be the most expedient to farm.

Thus far, the best point I've found so far is Cathedral Gardens - Act I: You can see if the chest spawned just up from the waypoint as soon as you waypoint in and so it's pretty quick and easy to check and re-instance this one and what's more, the chest appears rather frequently. This one seems to have the shortest commute to the chest and if you add 20 seconds for re-instancing, you can probably get a rhythm going and get 1-1.5 chests a minute assuming about a 50% chance of the chest appearing. Crawling whole areas wouldn't likely be as fast as this, but it does not make this a fast process. Unfortunately, this means that to get the requisite 2000 chests with this frequency, you'd have to do something close to 4000 instances which is about 67 hours non-stop at 1 minute a chest or so.

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Your point is sound, focusing just on this would take forever. However, you make me think of a great application of your answer. If I accept that for the most part I'm going to have to play the game to get this achievement (woe is me :) ), I can at least speed it up by checking for chests near waypoints every time I re-instance. When I join a friends game, or come back to where I left off, I can take a minute to hop through waypoints and see if any are in sight - grabbing them quickly. I think this is a great suggestion. –  EBongo May 24 '12 at 12:58
    
If you can flag any other waypoints with a good chance to spawn chests nearby, that would be great, but even if it just this one - I think it is worth checking. –  EBongo May 24 '12 at 12:59
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