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    posted a message on Lack of devs responses on PTR...

    You know, I can only refer you to this topic:

    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/20752166128


    I and others feel that they really never had any real dev<->player communication for D3. WoW communication is used as an example in the topic. Now, we understand that the D3 team is different than the WoW team, but the way that the WoW team has communicated with players throughout the years has been a completely different thing than what we've seen for D3 and WoW is a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better game as a result of consequently involving players in decision making.


    That's not to say that game development is a democracy - it's Blizzard's right to do whatever they want to do. But at the same time there's been sooo much effort by so many players to provide fantastic feedback for D3 on various forums and most of that has been ignored. We're all losing out on what could've been a much better gaming experience as a result of not having a good forum for throwing ideas back and forth because these communities are filled to the brim with real veteran players who are full of great ideas.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Stay awhile and listen ..

    Greetings, citizens of Sanctuary.


    I wanted to wish you all a happy new year and a toast for good things to come with this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zABc79sq2c


    Yes, I believe I posted it before but I know also that many new faces join these forums each and every day, so here you go anyway. Sue me. Just, best wishes from me and have a great 2017 everyone.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on 1.3x - Max.
    Quote from Okakerigo-next

    The days of getting 15x group xp is gone with the loss of XP leeches. The current number is ~3x or so, which, imo, is a good spot. Diablo 3 is NOT a single-player game with multiplayer capabilities, its a multiplayer game with single-player capablities. Having SOME disparity between the solo player and the group player is fine.

    Blizzard never said that this is "primarily a multiplayer game" or anything like that. - I've seen many say stuff like that. They absolutely never claimed that it was anything of the sort. There's a popular notion that it is so, but it is not. It was never advertised as such. - Sure, D3 has multiplayer capabilities if you will, however D3 is also the latest child of a strong tradition - the Diablo series have a tradition for being very much a solo player friendly experience. I think it's freaking great that there's a good multiplayer effort involved, don't get me wrong, but solo play always was and still is a very important part of the D3 experience. Anyone saying it is not so are making that up, pulling arguments out of thin air.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on 1.3x - Max.

    There is no good reason whatsoever that Group Play should yield like 15x the XP in comparison to Solo play. I wouldn't mind it at all if I knew that I could achieve some higher Paragon levels playing in groups at any time, however .. really ..

    .. I just think it'd be great to know that I can keep cruising on playing my Wiz or whatever playing solo after a hard day's work, and not have to worry about some totally inflated XP levels out there. I'm as good a player as those group players and the only difference is that I just want to chill out at the end of the day.

    - And you getting 15x the XP is quite simply wrong and it doesn't make sense tbh. Give us ONE good reason why. - 30% more XP - no problem. You wouldn't lose out in any way anyway.


    Posted on the U.S. D3 forums: https://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/20743054812

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on You gotta watch your steps nowadays when posting something online or even here at Diablofans. It's nothing like it was.

    Nowadays you're being scrutinized for every single move you make, because the interweb has transformed from something potentially fantastic into something completely common. Used to be a time when whatever you said online was totally O.K. and people were just happy to meet you and if someone new happened to entertain a negative attitude, they'd quickly be met by courtesies from already existing members and they wouldn't ever have to feel left out for any reason. There just wasn't room for that. Used to be a time when everyone respected everyone online. I saw that and I hoped and believed that it'd only get better.


    Nowadays we're moving in a direction where one's very persona is free game for scrutiny. In China they are already talking about actually letting their citizens vote on their fellow citizens. STASI version I don't know. They'll even probably go through with that. It's terrible. I hope and believe that you guys will steer away from this toxic facebook game.


    Used to be a time when those participating in any forum met eachother with respect, always. Gave the others the benefit of the doubt, always. Knew that after all, they don't actually know the person behind that avatar. We had something good going and we all knew it, but now, for a multitude of reasons, what's happened is that we're moving in a very bad direction and we've done so for years. There was a time when we actually had a sensible grasp of what's going on, but this perspective has been totally watered out and the end result of all this could be catastrophic. - That guy who just posted something .. questionable .. give him the benefit of the doubt, start with that. - Better for him, better for you, better for all of us.


    I just wanted you to know that.

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    posted a message on You gotta watch your steps nowadays when posting something online or even here at Diablofans. It's nothing like it was.
    Quote from Shapookyago-next

    Quote from rebjorngo-next

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    Quote from rebjorngo-next

    Used to be a time when everyone respected everyone online



    yeah.... no. There was never such a time. Nothing changed, except you. You're just the cranky old guy now talking about how things were "in your time" while being completely selective with your memories.
    You know nothing about me.
    yep, but I know about human psychology. you are human, right?
    Again, you know nothing about me.
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    posted a message on First official post about the Ban "waves"
    Quote from Cruxusgo-next

    is it bad to be casual?

    Not at all.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away

    The scenario:

    Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away

    I'd like to present a scenario for you: - In the case that traveling faster than the speed of light or using 'shortcuts' via wormholes or by other means isn't possible, the conclusion must be that whoever is out there will be 'grounded' in their own galaxy unless they're up for spending millions of years traveling to even their nearest neighbor, again meaning that each and every galaxy is truly a restricted realm where no one leaves and no one enters. There are no "intergalactic civilizations". - It can not happen. Their story is unique and no-one else will ever know.

    Example: The Milky Way's nearest big neighbor, M31 - aka The Andromeda Galaxy - is 2.6 million Light Years away from us. Meaning that even if one could travel at the Speed of Light, one would have to be on the move for 2.6 million years - and that's just the nearest big neighbor (There are some smaller galaxies closer than Andromeda but Andromeda is a good reference point and people know about it. In either case it's practically 'next door' in relative terms.).

    Being able to do this however means having reached an extremely advanced level of technology - we're talking 300,000 KM/Sec or 1,080,000,000 KM/Hour. - So let's ask ourselves how likely it is that there's even ONE of those civilizations for every galaxy out there. - Well, who knows, there might be 100 per galaxy or there might be 1 per 100 galaxies or none at all. - What's likely or not isn't the topic however - the goal is to paint a picture of how it really is if FTL (Faster Than Light) is impossible and 'shortcuts' through time and space just isn't happening for any civilization, no matter how technologically advanced they are.

    One could talk about cryonic hibernation (the freezing of a body to suspend it) for long travels but we're still talking such vast distances that even if a civilization out there did endeavour to pursue such a massive project (traveling millions of Light Years - just to reach their nearest neighbor), they'd still be unable to go very far in relative terms. - As in they wouldn't ever be able to cover say even 0.1% of the total distance between the peripherals of the Universe (if there even are any peripherals - the 'edge' isn't really where we see it but much further out!) in the vast expanse known as the Universe.

    So.. somewhere out there there might be this hyper-advanced civilization who have overcome all the hurdles (surviving all the things that could go wrong over a long period of time basically) of reaching such a point that they are at the very technological limitation (or the intergalactic speed limit, which would be the Speed of Light, if you will. And remember, no 'shortucts' either)..

    .. yet in reality they have to be content with only having the opportunity to explore their own galaxy. - Let's say they live in a galaxy the size of the Milky Way - 250,000,000,000 stars (some say this number might be 4x higher but that's another story). The Milky Way is roughly 100,000 Light Years in diameter. Traveling from one end of their galaxy to the other would thus require them to be on the move for 100,000 years. - Or in case they were only really interested in their local star cluster within their galaxy, they'd still have to travel up to 5,000 years to cover enough ground to even be able to plot out a small circle on their map of their galaxy and say that they've explored this part. - All this at a speed of over 1 billion KM/hour, the Speed of Light, mind you.

    Estimates are that there are at least 100 billion galaxies in the universe, but this number is probably much higher. Most scientists would give you the number 200 billion if asked but if you inquired more thoroughly with those same scientists, they'd easily give you numbers such as 500 billion or even 1,000 billion, it's just hard to say.

    The reason for this is that wherever you are in the universe, you are in the center of the universe. Picture a circle around your location and that is the entire universe. The edges of the circle is 13.7 billion Light Years away. - Now let's say someone 5 billlion Light Years away from you does the exact same thing. - He too would be at the center of the universe and the edges of his circle would also be 13.7 billion Light Years away and those two circles would overlap each other. This is because the edge is as far away as the light have traveled since the supposed beginning of time and we can not see any further. But meanwhile, the universe have expanded and the 'edges' are actually much further out - and there are galaxies there too that we can't see. - The Universe is by any standards absolutely endless but it's probably truly eternal, for lack of better words.

    If you ever laid down on a football field and looked around, you'd see a lot of grass. Some person figured out that there are about half a billion straws of grass on an average football field - multiply by 1,000 and you have 500 billion. 1,000 football fields - if you laid down on the ground and looked around, you'd probably experience it as an endless sea of grass - and each straw of grass on that endless football field would represent a galaxy.

    Check out The Millenium Simulation, find it on YT. Every single dot of light seen in that video is a cluster of galaxies.

    Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away..

    God bless you.

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    posted a message on First official post about the Ban "waves"
    Quote from Midknitego-next

    Quote from Psyborggo-next

    Find another thread to troll at since you cannot understand the meaning of the quote and that is crystal clear.

    It's not trolling. The points you are highlighting don't support your argument. And frankly something as petty as twisting the words of a community manager and being salty about it in one breathe and then comment about ball licking the next is pretty annoying; all the while not recognizing your own fault is (again) petty. Furthermore. It's not an official statement considering official statements tend to get their own thread. A community manager was simply responding to a hot topic to shed a positive light.
    Some mistake enthusiasm for blind and total devotion. Still, I'd say that this topic has turned into some kind of a "many-against-one" situation, that's not a good thing by any standards. Not necessarily directed at you. I can only speak for myself, but when I comment on various forums I often say things that's meant as more of a general statement, or "thinking out loud", however it's difficult to predict how people will take it especially if I'm replying to a specific post, some might take it personal and that's not something I'd hold against them. Psyborg has made many good posts in the past, let's stick to the topic at hand please. Not saying you and others are in the wrong here but I chose to reply to you because you at least made a sensible reply.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on First official post about the Ban "waves"
    Quote from Psyborggo-next

    honest & dedicated players are the minority..

    Of course not.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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