Feeling Ambitious: Crowdsourcing for Archon Video Guide

  • #61
    VERY nice trainer indeed..
    Just makes the waint even longer though :)

    @Bribous
    Maybe YOU dont need the video, and maybe the rest of us does not either, but I am 100% sure that almost all Archon players will learn something from this vid when its done..
    This is where I would put my signature..
  • #62
    OMG animated talking mini Jaetches! :D
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  • #63
    All these "Help me make an Archon," "How does my new Archon look" and "What should I do to play as an Archon" threads have prompted me to start on a video guide to all things Archon.



    All I'm going to say now is, I'm not going to do "budget guides" at all. T


    That's kind of killing the idea behind it then. You will see no positive effect like a decrease of "Help me with my char"-threads, if you don't cater those that start such threads. The ones that do either have no money or no interest in watching videos they feel don't suit them, 'cause they're too general and don't tell them what to do in their special case (even though it might not be special :P ).

    If you do an informative video about Archon for those that already got the funds and gears, well ... what the hell? Among all builds of all classes in the entire game, Archon is the easiest to gear (not as in "cheapest", but the process of gearing an Archon does not have any complexity as it has for other builds or other classes) and probably among the easiest to play. There's just nothing you could do wrong about it. And the people that still manage to somehow screw it up - those people aren't even paying attention to forums.


    So .. for a simplistic build as Archon, is it really worth putting any effort in? :[
  • #64
    Quote from Ayeri

    All these "Help me make an Archon," "How does my new Archon look" and "What should I do to play as an Archon" threads have prompted me to start on a video guide to all things Archon.



    All I'm going to say now is, I'm not going to do "budget guides" at all. T


    That's kind of killing the idea behind it then. You will see no positive effect like a decrease of "Help me with my char"-threads, if you don't cater those that start such threads. The ones that do either have no money or no interest in watching videos they feel don't suit them, 'cause they're too general and don't tell them what to do in their special case (even though it might not be special :P ).

    If you do an informative video about Archon for those that already got the funds and gears, well ... what the hell? Among all builds of all classes in the entire game, Archon is the easiest to gear (not as in "cheapest", but the process of gearing an Archon does not have any complexity as it has for other builds or other classes) and probably among the easiest to play. There's just nothing you could do wrong about it. And the people that still manage to somehow screw it up - those people aren't even paying attention to forums.


    So .. for a simplistic build as Archon, is it really worth putting any effort in? :[


    You'd be surprised how many people really don't understand how stats work and what combination of stats they should combine to get the most out of their characters.

    The guide will be directed toward people who really don't know what to look for in terms of items. I will also include extra info so that veterans don't drop into a coma if they choose to watch it. For "clueless" people, I'll use an example of someone who added me for gear help. He had about 700M gold worth of gear. Had all the wrong stats. Chose the wrong skills (who still uses Forked Lightning to proc CM nowadays?). Even ran Slow Time for some reason.

    I will spoon feed what types of stats or what types of items to look for but I will not say, "Hey, you can do this for just 50M gold!" or "Don't bother getting this item if it's over 100M gold, it's not worth it!" Prices for gear constantly change (just look at what happened after the gold fiasco), plus they're all different from server to server. If a player can learn how to gear properly (whether his/her budget is 10M gold, 100M gold or 1 billion gold), doors will be opened for easier upgrades down the line.

    How many people can say they built a MP4-5 capable Archon wizard for under 10M gold?
    (← this guy)
    But will the opportunity be there for anyone to build such a wizard for under 10M all the time? Absolutely not. I sniped several items that should have cost 10M gold alone.

    For the video right now, at the beginning of the gear selection portion, the first thing I say is, "Gearing an Archon is incredibly straightforward." Gearing is just one section. There's also skill selection, farming routes, paragon leveling, solo play, co-op play, ubers, etc. No one will know yet obviously since I haven't finished yet.
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  • #65
    Quote from Lunity

    @Bribous
    Maybe YOU dont need the video, and maybe the rest of us does not either, but I am 100% sure that almost all Archon players will learn something from this vid when its done..


    Sorry, it was not my intention to sound harsh or uneducated. I was intending to mock (on a good way) Jaetch for the "Soon" statement. And I already learned a lot from Jaetch and his Hybrid-Archon build. I've even said this on Jaetch's Archon Set Contest thread.

    He is obviously doing a lot for our Wizard/Archon community for free (as in free beer) that nobody have the right to complain about how long it takes, and I know it. :)

    Please accept my apology and let's not derail the thread. If anything was left without proper explanation, I'll be happy to exchange private messages with you.
  • #66
    Quote from Jaetch

    You'd be surprised how many people really don't understand how stats work and what combination of stats they should combine to get the most out of their characters.


    I'm one. I got the right stats only after the Archon Set Contest, and after comparing each single item/status with my old set. Then some issues clicked to me, like the low survivability, low mitigation and low critical damage. The weapon was the most important one.

    And the build, you have to learn how to use it, and how to make yourself useful out-of-archon mode. That makes attack speed important in this matter, and in group play sometimes I drop out of archon mode so I can help on crowd control.
  • #67
    Quote from Bribous

    Quote from Lunity

    @Bribous
    Maybe YOU dont need the video, and maybe the rest of us does not either, but I am 100% sure that almost all Archon players will learn something from this vid when its done..


    Sorry, it was not my intention to sound harsh or uneducated. I was intending to mock (on a good way) Jaetch for the "Soon" statement. And I already learned a lot from Jaetch and his Hybrid-Archon build. I've even said this on Jaetch's Archon Set Contest thread.

    He is obviously doing a lot for our Wizard/Archon community for free (as in free beer) that nobody have the right to complain about how long it takes, and I know it. :)

    Please accept my apology and let's not derail the thread. If anything was left without proper explanation, I'll be happy to exchange private messages with you.


    No reason to apology, no harm done at all :)
    I am also one who learned a lot from reading Jaetch posts, and that is also one of the reasons I am looking forward to this video, cause I think there will be a lot more for me to learn..
    This is where I would put my signature..
  • #68
    That said... Is it ready yet ? Is it ready yet ? :P
  • #69
    My work's getting in the way at the moment :(

    Here's a to-do list:

    - Resample voice-over for Parts 1, 2 and 3.
    - Record voice-over for Parts 4, 5, and 6
    - Resample voice-over for Parts 4, 5, and 6 if necessary
    - Mix music samples for the entire video
    - Fact checking and quality checks
    - Ending credits
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  • #70
    Spoonfeeding, yay! :facepalmsmile:
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  • #71
    Yeah, ummm... something happened to my Adobe Soundbooth file with my recordings for parts 1-3.

    I have to re-record that entire section :doh: (I have a backup, but the quality is poor and I don't want to use it after putting in the work for the most recent one. Should have backed up that one as well /facepalm.)
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  • #72
    Working hard. Working very hard. Time to get coffee...

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  • #73
    I know how much time video editing takes, and damn you seem to be working it out :)
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  • #74
    Quote from Elendiro

    I know how much time video editing takes, and damn you seem to be working it out :)


    This is gonna be a full blown feature film.

    It won't be Hollywood, but it'll be better than "The Room," no matter what.
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  • #75
    More screenies from my work:



    Didn't notice this until I was reviewing this section. Thought it was a cool shot :P
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  • #76
    busy busy busy
    need a vacation

    :D
  • #77
    making this vid is harder than making a porno, be thankful someone had the guts to do it guys :D
  • #78
    i am just wondering why you are making a guide over so long a period of time, when a complete overhaul of the gear system is underway?

    How close to the gear overhaul are we getting by now?
  • #79
    Quote from dinamar

    i am just wondering why you are making a guide over so long a period of time, when a complete overhaul of the gear system is underway?

    How close to the gear overhaul are we getting by now?


    The "gear overhaul" will not make his guide useless at all. There may be some adjustments but major concepts will stay pretty much the same. Remember that Blizzard said they don't want to make changes that are so drastic as to invalidate all of players' gear.

    And it's not happening before November; some optimistic people say it might hit X-Mas, though many people think it'll not be released before March, April 2014. Could even last longer (beta test, or pushed to expansion, which might get delayed, so making it more than a year). http://www.diablofans.com/topic/96353-itemization-patch-wont-happen-until-november-confirmed/
  • #80
    I also think it was mentioned that this is not a guide only for newbies, so it will most likely not be gear dependant..
    Not only at least, and it will for sure give us some very nice info :)
    This is where I would put my signature..
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