The Fight with Rubberbanding Continues
The issue with rubberbanding is still going strong despite Blizzard's attempt to fix it with Patch 1.0.8a. And since a lot of players are frustrated because of it, Lylirra wrote a rather big post stating it is still being worked on.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/260999-rubber-banding-still-very-present/#post74' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796451961?page=4#74']Rubberbanding (especially as it relates to movement-based abilities like Whirlwind, Strafe, and Tempest Rush) is an issue that may not always come with a quick-fix. The source of the problem is not always easy to identify, and sometimes it may not always be the same thing for every player. As a result, there will be times where we implement potential fixes which we know will work for some players, but don't know if it'll work for all plays. In other cases, we'll make improvements -- i.e. changes that probably won't stop rubberbanding from happening completely, but should at least help reduce the frequency with which rubberbanding occurs. This was the case for 1.0.8a and with previous hotfixes we've made throughout the year. Again, we know these fixes may not resolve the issue for every player, but they should help reduce the occurrences of rubberbanding, and lessen the effects should rubberbanding occur for most players.
Now the important thing is that we're still working on these issues -- just because we implemented some changes that we hope will make the situation better doesn't mean we've called it day. So, if you're still experiencing rubberbanding, here are a few things you can do.
First, you can try performing the following troubleshooting steps to ensure that external causes are not adding to this issue (this isn't required, but recommended):
1. Ensure that your network connection is optimized.
2. Make sure that no other program is interfering with the game by running in a Selective Startup.
3. Check for updates to any drivers.
If those steps don't help -- or if you've chosen to skip them -- please let us know so we can continue looking into this issue by posting in the Bug Report forum (and be sure to check out this guide on reporting: http://us.battle.net...opic/4926752662). That's really the best location for those types of reports, as it'll allow our QA representatives to document them and forward them on to our development team for additional review.
(We want your experience in the Diablo III to be as fun as possible, so working on these issues is important to us. That also means we're extremely grateful for any reports receive that can help us troubleshoot -- so thank you to everyone who's already posted!)
BoA Items' Stats Will Be Searchable in the AH
Auction House item comparison was made a lot easier with Patch 1.0.8, but Bound on Account items' stats can't be automatically searched and this still presents a huge inconvenience for players since in many cases the high-end gear is crafted and therefore - BoA. It turns out, however, Blizzard has that in mind for future changes.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/261039-why-cant-i-search-for-upgrades-to-my-boa-gear-in-ah/#post6' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796522720#6']We agree, it's a pain in the booty to try to find upgrades for a BoA item on the AH right now. Not a big issue, but still something that'd be a nice QoL change. Just spoke to Wyatt, and this is something that's been tasked to be added (don't have an ETA, though).
while you are at it, mind checking if they can let us compare our items without having to pay 5m to unsocket them first?
I don't know of any immediate plans off-hand, but I'm happy to make sure that the feedback gets passed on. (Or gets passed on again. I know it's something we've relayed before, and the developers agreed that it would be great-to-have feature.)
Anniversary Buff Clarifications
The majority of players seem to enjoy D3's Magic Find Anniversary Buffand there are still questions about it being answered on the Official Forums.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard']Can you delete the sentence where it says "The buff is only available while logged in to the game". Thanks! I know when i walk outside and kill an ant or 2 that i wont get more magic find and experience! I just know!!!
How do you know your MF and EXP has been increased IRL?
The line just means the buff isn't permanent, attached to an on-use item, or accessed through other means (i.e. it's only available when logged into the game; conversely, the only requirement is that you log in and play). While that may seem pretty obvious to you and other players, those kind of details are best clarified whenever possible rather than left open-ended. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When does the anniversary buff end?
It end at May 22 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT (we'll be posting another reminder tomorrow evening). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Idea for a Paragon Level 100 Buff
Beside the stat increases a hero gets when reaching a new Paragon level, there is a possibility for even more incentives for getting to Paragon Level 100. It looks like Blizzard is willing to gather suggestions for such buff and hopefully we'll get an update on that in the days to come.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/261036-yay-finally/#post8' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796592594#8']How about a extra buff for paragon 100 huh? Next patch maybe?
Certainly an idea I can pass on.
What kind of buff (or other rewards) would you find meaningful? Keep in mind, we'd prefer to not to put players in a position where they'd feel like they have to farm up to p100 or miss out on something critical, so try to form your suggestions around that principle if you can.
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I am kinda shocked about he rubberbanding issues, I've havent seen that problem in a while. ( I have whirlwind in my build ) but then again barb is the only class i play so i cant really say anything, No idea about ranged,
there is already more reason to go to 100... you won't need any MF gear so u can focus on better stats. + you get 150 more main stat and 100 more vit.
This. No need for magic find gear is the uitima of rewards. Then again you dont need PL 100 to hit the cap. Friend of mine is PL78 hes got his cap only have MF on 3 bits of gear. Still to be able to totally forget about that stat is truly wicked. + BTW is think its 300 in your main stat each time i got a PL i got 3 STR so 3 x 100 =.
No plz. With limited time, I have trouble enough as it is to even get 1 character to 100.
Now, if they give a even more substantial advantage to paragon lvl 100, you will never swap characters ever again.
The advantage of keeping the difference lower is that i can log on to my paragon lvl 40 barb for a while without feeling like is a huge disadvantage over my main character. I like variation, not committing 100% to one char.
I still haven't experienced rubberbanding myself (Monk), but the wife does quite a lot (Barb). Beginning to think it might be lost packages because of WiFi, since she's using a laptop and I'm on a PC. Anyone else done some tests in that direction?
if you have a solid state drive, install d3 onto it. it's entirely worth it. I don't have rubberbanding issues and I have absolutely 0 load time where ever I go. I know that rubberbanding would generally be related to internet connection but who knows. I have pretty standard wireless (nothing impressive, actually on the slow side) and I've never had a problem with these issues that so many seem to have. (even prior to the "fixes.")