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I know from reading this question how to finish up the follower conversations, however to get "The Art of Conversation" I need to complete almost all conversations in the game (I believe there are a handful that don't count). I've beat the game at this point, so I believe all conversations should be unlocked, but I see that I can't simply proceed to the last mission in each Act to get all conversations from the other NPCs. I am genuinely interested in hearing all of the conversation, but I'd like to perform a "speed run" in which I make the minimum number of stops to get them all. Actual speed is not an issue, I just want to maximize efficiency.

The ideal answer will specify the minimum stops in terms of events/quests/acts to gather all conversations.

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Talk fast? –  Wikwocket May 30 '12 at 14:38
    
Can we change the question to make it more general (more like this gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/72159/…) and make it into a wiki? –  Anders Jun 5 '12 at 12:17
    
@Anders This question is targeted at the exact info I want. I edited it last night to be more clear, after Bridge conversation with MarkTrapp and others. I also personally believe that anyone doing this achievement, like me, just wants the most efficient way. I'm not sure why it needs to be moved to a community wiki. I researched the existing convo questions at the time I wrote this one, linked to one of them, and phrased in such a way that a Googler would find it. I think that entitles me to the +15 rep I got for it. –  EBongo Jun 5 '12 at 12:46
    
Since it would be a way too big thread to have a complete answer to your question it is better for the answer to just link to the places where you can get the individual character achievements. Making it community wiki is just better for the community and it will make it easier for people to edit. You will still keep your 15 rep. –  Anders Jun 5 '12 at 12:53
    
@Anders I think skovacs1 has shown that the question can be answered concisely. Given this, I don't think the links to other questions are as good of an answer, since they involve traversing 10 other questions, and they make it very hard to get all convos in one pass. Not that I don't appreciate that answer too, I just think the concise list is an improvement - and what I had always intended as a best answer. –  EBongo Jun 6 '12 at 2:26

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Based on a rough timeline of the data I collected, there are 23 points during the game that have to be hit to complete all the conversation achievements and, because of dependencies, they need to be hit in order. When talking to someone, you are expected to complete all their available conversations before moving on to talk to someone else, but I only count the conversations that count towards achievements despite there being additional extra conversations available. I will try to group conversations to cut down travel time, making this pretty close to the fewest stops with the least travel, but there is probably some room for optimization once all dependencies are mapped out. Don't worry about avoiding people with asterisks because you will get those conversations later and this way involves less running around. I'll go through and confirm specifics and nuances later to determine if there are inconsistencies to timing and number of conversations based on current objective and dependencies.

Act I

  1. The Fallen Star - Rumford at the Gates: Takes you right to town. Talk to Haedrig and then Leah for 1 conversation each.
  2. The Legacy of Cain - Begin Quest: Talk to Leah to begin the quest. Talk to Haedrig and then Leah for 1 conversation each.
  3. A Shattered Crown - Begin Quest: Talk to Haedrig for 1 conversation. Talk to Deckard Cain to begin the quest and then talk to Leah for 2 conversations, Deckard Cain for 4 conversations and then Covetous Shen for 4 conversations.
  4. Reign of the Black King - The Royal Crypts: Talk to Haedrig for 2 conversations and then Covetous Shen for 1 conversation. Deckard Cain has a conversation that you get by completing the quest, but you should have this one already since you beat the game - if you want to re-listen to it, you can get it at the next point.
  5. Sword of the Stranger - Khazra Den: Talk to The Stranger for 1 conversation, then Deckard Cain for 2 conversations, and then Covetous Shen for 1 conversation.
  6. The Broken Blade - Talk to Alaric: Talk to The Stranger for 1 conversation. You will need to run through the act a bit to get Leah's 2 conversations as she follows you, 1 while collecting beacons and 1 at the drowned temple.
  7. The Doom in Wortham - Begin Quest: Talk to Deckard Cain for his last 4 conversations, and Haedrig and Covetous Shen for 1 conversation each. Talk to The Stranger to begin the quest. Talk to The Stranger again and then Covetous Shen for 1 conversation each.
  8. Trailing the Coven - Khazra Barricade: Talk to Leah and then Covetous Shen for 1 conversation each.
  9. The Imprisoned Angel - The Cursed Hold: Talk to Covetous Shen for 1 conversation.
  10. Return to New Tristram - Begin Quest: Talk to Tyrael twice, Haedrig, and then Covetous Shen for 1 conversation each.

Act II

  1. A Royal Audience - Begin Quest: Talk to Eirena for 3 conversations, Haedrig for 3 conversations and then Covetous Shen for 6 conversations.
  2. Blood and Sand - Begin Quest: Talk to Leah for 3 conversations, Adria for 9 conversations, Tyrael for 8 conversations, and Covetous Shen for 1 conversation.
  3. The Black Soulstone - Realm of Shadow: Waypoint to The Archives of Zoltun Kulle and talk to Leah for 1 conversation.
  4. The Scouring of Caldeum - Begin Quest: Talk to Adria, Haedrig and Covetous Shen for 3 conversations each.

Act III

  1. The Siege of Bastion's Keep - Light the Beacons: Talk to Tyrael for 2 conversations. Town Portal. Talk to Haedrig for 3 conversations.
  2. Turning the Tide - Begin Quest: Talk to Tyrael to begin the quest. Talk to Tyrael for 4 conversations and Haedrig for 1 conversation. Enter the Armory and talk to Adria for 2 conversations and Leah for 3 conversations.
  3. The Breached Keep - Find the Breach: Talk to Tyrael for 3 conversations and Kormac for 11 conversations.
  4. Tremors in the Stone - Begin Quest: Talk to Lieutenant Lavail to begin the quest. Talk to Haedrig for 1 conversation and Covetous Shen for 7 conversations.
  5. Machines of War - Destroy Ballistae: Talk to Haedrig and Covetous Shen for 1 conversation each. Enter the Armory and talk to Adria for 1 conversation.
  6. Heart of Sin - The Second Heart: Talk to Haedrig for 1 conversation and Covetous Shen for 2 conversations.

Act IV

  1. Fall of the High Heavens - Begin Quest: Talk to Tyrael several times for 3 conversations. Use the nearby waypoint to Bastion's Keep Stronghold. Talk to Kormac for 4 conversations, Lyndon for 14 conversations, Eirena for 8 conversations, and Covetous Shen for 3 conversations.
  2. Beneath the Spire - Begin Quest: Talk to Haedrig for 2 conversations and Covetous Shen for 3 conversations.
  3. Prime Evil - Enter the Crystal Arch: Talk to Lyndon for 1 conversation, Eirena for 2 conversations and Covetous Shen for 1 conversation. Use the Waypoint to go to The Pinnacle of Heaven and talk to Tyrael for 5 conversations.
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+1, very nice organization and effort –  Alok Jun 5 '12 at 20:05
    
FYI, this list doesn't quite cover RoS yet. Some of Myriam's conversations are missed in this path. –  Cam Jackson Apr 26 at 5:16
    
There is a google doc though: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/… –  Cam Jackson Apr 26 at 5:30

Followers
Templar "For the order"
Scoundrel "To catch a thief"
Enchantress "Secret of ages"

Blacksmith "Hassling Haedring"
Jeweler "Everybody loves Shen"
Merchants "Sales and tales"

Main characters
Deckard Cain "Stay a while and listen"
Leah "More than stories"
Tyrael "It's just us"
Adria "Bewitched"

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+1 , nice compilation. Hopefully this is the final word on this topic, hehe –  Wikwocket Jun 4 '12 at 20:30
    
I could not find the Templar or the Merchants thred. If anyone find them please tell so I can link =) –  Anders Jun 4 '12 at 20:37
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I edited in the Templar one. I don't believe the merchants one has been discussed here... someone call @skovacs1! ;) –  Wikwocket Jun 4 '12 at 20:40
    
Sure hope @skovacs1 does make the merchants thread soon so that these will finally be done with :p. –  Alok Jun 4 '12 at 20:49
    
Sales and Tales isn't needed for The Art of Conversation. –  skovacs1 Jun 5 '12 at 13:09

The comments on each of the achievements at d3db.com has an extensive list of all the points where you can get each conversation. It took me an hour or so to work through them all.

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Thanks for the resource. To prevent link rot, and for a concise answer I'd like to see it written out. If no one else wants to take the time I'll probably distill it myself. –  EBongo May 30 '12 at 4:30
    
@EBongo: Concise isn't a word I'd use to describe such a list, which is the main reason I didn't copy it all over myself. Considering that d3db is backed by Zam, I don't see it disappearing any time soon, however I may take the time to copy it all across. –  Matthew Scharley May 30 '12 at 4:32
    
@EBongo I know this is all speculative, but I think in the case of the ZAM network (as opposed to some blogging site), as long as games like Diablo III still exist and people are still playing it, it will continue to exist. –  deutschZuid May 30 '12 at 4:55
    
@JamesJiao: While I agree, there's also an argument to be made for combining all the information provided by the link above into what is truly "the fastest way to finish all the conversation achievements". My contention is simply that I didn't want to take that effort at the drop of a hat and hence posted the link to the information so there'd be a reasonable answer to help out EBongo as soon as possible. –  Matthew Scharley May 30 '12 at 5:02

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