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    posted a message on Helltooth frame drops (not latency)

    Again its not a graphical lag issue (so it doesn't matter your machine's specs or your graphic card). Its NOT from Helltooth WD visible spell effects (altho the fire is annoyingly to bright an orange--no one can see Desecration effects for example).


    Rather is network LAG spikes that happen when the WD lays down multiple Walls of Death. It will bring a GR to a stand still for 10-45 seconds. Frozen. And then it catches up and most melee are dead. And the timer bar on the GR leaps forward. It sucks.


    Its all the underlying math formula client-server calculations for damage, etc. crashing the group's latency.


    If you add a Monk Palming everything to the mix -- on medium-large GR trash packs - you can go get a sandwich and drink and come back and the game will still be frozen solid.


    It needs to be fixed ASAP. I cannot believe months of PTR testing and Blizzard didn't fix this.

    Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
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    posted a message on Need help to get to high grifts.

    Try Taskers Theo gloves with IAS - watch the Hydras own face. Go with a Tal Rasha neck instead.

    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on TOP-1 world Barb

    I didn't know you could force Pylons to spawn like that on a map.


    Why are Pylons even in GRifts?

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Ramaladni's for gold.

    Season 2 -- 503 Paragons - I looted 1 - had one mercy given to me as that player had 10 already at Paragon 250.


    Why in the world is the drop rate so screwy? I've looted more highly desired ancient weapons (Anc. Furnace, Anc. Torch, Anc. Inna Diabo) then Ram. Gifts. That's insane.


    A 500 million gold price seems good to me for one.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on I know its RNG and all that but is this really fair?...on the verge of quitting
    The problem is - the game isn't truly RNG as every stooge here says over and over ... repeating the line from Blizzard ad nauseam.

    It is a weighted loot system -- there are values associated with every piece of loot. If it was truly RNG - there would be no values - no weights, no limits, no "laws". If the game decides that a chest pops out a legendary, and that legendary "rolls" gloves for example, then smart loot says its a DH so it should have Dex on it, then it "rolls" the item -- a true RNG game would have that roll give you a chance on all 32 different gloves available to the DH at equal weights. But D3 doesn't -- some moron game developer at Blizzard decided that making TnT for example have around a 2% chance out of those 32 to drop. So instead you get 10s and 10s of crappy Magefists or Glad Gauntlets over and over. Don't even get me started on Bojanglers. I know a DH with over 400 paras and has never seen a pair of TnTs one time. That isn't RNG. That is a stupid design idea carried out to moronic degree in D3.

    Hence your Furnace dilemma -- if Furnace was weighted the same as say all the 2-handers in the game - you would stand a fair chance in a RNG system to eventually get one. But you don't because -- Blizz decided to weigh it so low below all the other 2-handers - you will loot a F*#K ton of Messerschmidts Reavers instead and may NEVER see a Furnace because of that low percentage weighing. There are several spreadsheets out there right now that show you all the absurd weights on items - like the Witching Hour. Lets not even talk about the fact that if they do even drop they then have a high probabilty chance to roll like crap.

    RNG = all items would be equal among the categories of the slot. There would be NO weight system.

    Should a Starmetal Kukri have less than a 1% chance to drop ? No way - its stupid and a flawed design. Should it be somewhat rare? Sure I guess - and in a none weighted RNG game system it would be -- you could get one of the many crappy 1-handers in the game like the Gift of S over and over.

    GRifts are worthless and leader-boards pointless and full of frauds -- removing the weights would be good for the game... who would it "hurt" really? This is a solo game at its core with some attempts to add in some other junk beyond that. You could play the build you want, how you want, when you want, and then search for the upgraded rolls of the items you have and are enjoying already.

    Not frustrated beyond belief, because for example you have 535 paras on a DH and never once seen a Witching Hour of any stat kind - but have purchased at least 20 Harrington's and Hellcats each with over 50,000 blood shards. And that is just a belt -- a slot that is largely pointless to a build unlike your weapon problem that can make or break the build you really would love to play.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Fixing the "Rift it Forward" problem without using the nerf bat.
    And you are as smart as you think you are...
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Is the Best 6 px of Akkhan or Full elemental DPS
    It is not broken just because you don't like the play style is the main point.

    Go get a Fate of the Fell then and run around Shotgunning every thing to death. Or get Schaefers Hammer and run around thunder hammering with a lightning build-out. Go get a Foote and throw shields in Holy dress-out. There are other options. BoP Condem was taken away from us, so increased damage AC is what we got in exchange.

    FIrestrater is weak in T5 and T6 solo play... by the time the DOT stacks high enough you are dead from the Blue Champ pack (unless they happen to have the damage type of your selected immunity necklace). Crusaders aren't super bursteee. It is steady and slow... which means most of the time you almost have to have the Wrath reduction (shotgun them to death before they get you) or the Prophet (50k+ Armor) for highest Torment.
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Fixing the "Rift it Forward" problem without using the nerf bat.
    Your definition of "easy" and mine are very different. I think you actually "play" on these boards more than you actually play the game.

    Almost 20k shards to get a Harringtons is dumb (which rolled like crap from Kadala anyway), considering others have the belt drop often in Rifts pretty common. But to me that is what Kadala is there for. The very specific item that lets you play your spec slightly different. And the concept of End Game? Really - this isn't D2. That whole concept died with Rifts and loot drops for a Torment level 1 or a level 6, doesn't matter which.

    And how the F*ck do you know my drops? I have had the Helm and Shoulders of Akkhan given to me by a WD and DH in my clan during our Rifts together. Boots I got from Kadala after 15k plus shards. So a AC Chest and Legs and crappy hands. So in almost 500 hours of game play that is 3 drops of pieces of my class set items in total. And 1 from her.

    During this same exact time period on my Crusader - I have looted Firebirds off-hand twice and head, Jadeharvester shoulders twice, Barb Mighty Weapon green, Barb chest, Barb Belt, Barb shoulders twice and Nats ring and helm. Understand?
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Is the Best 6 px of Akkhan or Full elemental DPS
    WTF -- a class gets a good ability (but loses another -- Rally) and the Diablo dolts come out and post stupid things like:

    @ Wahsi "Firestarter is broken, so for the moment perma AC is the best way to go. By broken I mean nothing compares to it. You can spec lightning and use thunderhammers, but still firestarter will be half your damage. That's how absurd it is."

    Comments like that are plain dumb. Do you play a Wizard and say Archon build is broken? Do you play a WD and say Larry-the-Giant-Gargantuan is broken? Nope, than do us a favor and keep your comments to yourself. They confuse and add more noise to the chatter about current Crusader state of affairs. Firestarter is actually a fun play style, but has a huge down side also, which is you are weaker for hard T5+ content than say a Prophet AC.
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Fixing the "Rift it Forward" problem without using the nerf bat.
    Kadala sucks the life from this game, period. RiF tries to counter that some. OP needs to stop crying about RiF play style. I do it, I like it. If Kadala wasn't such a stupid mechanic with a horrible rate of return -- I would not join RiF channels. But she sucks, so I do it. Kadala is an attempt to correct an issue that as been posted about at length, here and on the official forum, which is -- set item drop rates are super bad! And remove Blackthorns from the Green loot table, along with Travelers Pledge and also greatly reduce the chances of other classes set items dropping. I actually get more Wiz and Barb set items on my Crusader doing Rifts than I do my own class.

    Increase class set item drops rates during game play and leave Kadala for spending shards for that super rare very specific slot item like Tasker Theo, or Harringtons. Do that and the RiF community would shrink a lot. Until then, I think the RiF folks are providing a good-for-the-game barter-like transaction based service -- I clear the Rift, you get to kill the Rift Lord with me and then I get to do it again for "free" and you go spend the shards how you want with that horrible Kadala. Smart all around.

    Or Blizz could just simply change Rift portal entrance fee to 1 Rift Key person and have that paid the first time you enter the Rift no matter how you enter. Or heck, they could even greatly reduce the Blood Shards from the Rift Lord down to say 25 and then have Blue Champs and Yellow Elites each drop a few Blood Shards throughout the Rift.

    But either way RiF is not an exploit, its players playing the game in a smart manner.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Arcane Dust Supplies: There isn't enough of them
    The crafting about required of the blue Arcane mats is the real problem here and is just dumb and out of touch with reality in the game -- 120 for 1 Aughilds Bracer crafting really? That is just insane and needs to be lowered by a lot.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Lightning Hammerdin - For Those Who Want To Destroy T1-T4
    If you stack lightning damage modifiers and do primarily lightning element attacks (e.g. Blessed Shield - Staggering Shield, Justice - Burst, Provoke - Charged Up) but then you pop your Akkhan Champ - Prophet (Holy) does all your damage now become Holy while in Champ form?
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on D3 HUD - Allowed or not?
    I agree meth68 100% -- me looking at crit numbers to see if they are higher or not to tweak my build is less than ideal.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Gyrfalcon's + Jekangboard
    Obviously most builds have an up side and down side. The fact you thought it was OP shows you lack this understanding. The downside is single target on this combo. It can be overcome to a degree by stacking a specific Elemental type damage modifier (i.e. Holy) and/or boots & helm with Blessed Shield damage +15%. Drop the shield and go with one that supports a more single-target focused attack, like a Eberli Charo and that helps too.
    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on A long break
    If they don't keep the current Anniversary Drop rate in Rifts -- I would say avoid the game. The only time this game has really been enjoyable for me and my clan has been since last Thursday when it began. Many are already saying they won't play past the end date.

    Going back to a legend drop system that feels like your are searching for a needle in a haystack just to get the same 2-handed ax over and over isn't appealing once you've actually seen legends drop at a rate that the piece you really want doesn't seem so darn impossible to find.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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