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• posted a message on How Unlucky Are You???
Better ... nah ... different ... yes

1.25% says that out of 80 contests you should have been selected -

as you can see - one's individual luck may mean they are selected in the 1st drawing or the 80th!

all the 1.25% does is say you should win by the 80th selection...

the actual random num generator test applies one's individual luck to the equation (if you believe in chaos theory and luck)

and as you can see - by the 80th drawing I was still not selected - in fact my personal odds of winning based on my personal luck is a DISMAL 0.0082

just for S&G I reran the test and I managed to get my number on the 114th draw - a little better but still HOPELESS!!!

oh well

LOL

come on RELEASE DATE! cuz Beta sure aint in the STARZ!

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• posted a message on How Unlucky Are You???
Ok so to see how lucky I am or will be in the build contest I created a simple spreadsheet

in the a1 cell I put in the formula =randbetween(0,4000)

assuming 4000 posts

and copied that cell down 50 rows for 50 random numbers between 1 and 4000

I then put in cell b1 this formula =iferror(vlookup(1435,a1:a50,1,false),"NO LUCK")

1435 is my post number -

I then selected a1 (clicked in the input box) and hit enter until i matched my post - this refreshes the 50 random numbers

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE refreshes later LUCKY number 1435 showed up as one of the 50 random numbers -

So in essence I would have to have entered 121 contests in a row (at a pace of one every week that would mean 2+ years later I would get my Beta Key!!!)

I HAVE NO LUCK! LOL

come on 1435!

big money big money - no WHAMMIES!
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• posted a message on DiabloFans Calculator Build Contest (ONE POST ONLY)
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#aZUdSR!gce!abYZbc

BARB REVENGE OP Build

This build is designed for play with a partner ranged DPS (In this case my fiance - AoE Wizard)

The build is centered around gather in as many demons as I can (keep them off the wizard)

I use leap attack with the call of areat -

warcry for the armor and health

revenge and OP should be spammed like crazy - they should defintely be up and when they arent there will be massive fury to feed continuous hammers -
I might even remove bash if it turns out I can generate enough fury without it - I have it in there for initial engagements when leap attack is on cd

as long as I continue to punish the group they should be slowed and stunned enough for large scale meteors to land from my partner -

looking forward to my revenge OP! build :-)

oh .. and a possible beta key :-)

Storm
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• posted a message on [Official] Release Date Speculation Thread
Official Release announcement - March 1st

Official Release Date - April 1st

After the announcement goes out wild speculation about an April Fools joke will run rampant -

then they will come back - say they were just kidding and rephrase the announcement to ... soon
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• posted a message on Intentionally leveling a bad character?
I have ALWAYS said...

to each their own

Do what makes YOU happy

Be a leader - not a follower -

I have already decided my Barb ill NEVER get WW...

I am most looking forward to an overpower revenge build - tank the baddies for my wizard GF
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• posted a message on Happy with 4 player co-op?
I think 5 would be perfect -

I loke the thought of having one from each class play and everyone agrees that if loot drops for one class they get it (playing with friends of course)

I have always fel 4 was a number they came up with to ensure latency was not an issue - who knows - maybe they will adjust the cap after the expansion -

hope so!
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• posted a message on Craft or Drop ?
I have not been lucky enough to get a beta key but I have read a lot on this subject

If you have a lot of time to grind - go GF - use the AH - and spend all that gold to max out

However - if you do not have a lot of time to mass ridiculous hoards of gold - go full MF - and then spin the loot slot machine

in my mind it is more fun to get that drop yourself then farm gold and buy it -

but in the release version of the game - dont kid yourself - you will not get the max piece for each slot without using the AH - the odds are just wayyy to great that you will happen to find everything yourself -

take 10000000 players and those odds start to get better - the RMAH is going to be where most of us will eventually min/max from

and hopefully by selling that perfect witch doctor item you found and buying that barb itm you need - not spending your hard earned cash
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• posted a message on How obsessed are YOU?
dont let it ruin your life -

when you find yourself obsessing - imagine it is 6 months from now - you have already levelled 5 charatcer to 60 and you are farming inferno

then you look back - will you still be sorry you didnt get to play the beta -

i dont think so -

this is just a temporary pain -

treat it like taking a 14 hour flight to australia - would it be better to be awake for the 14 hours - bored to death -

or would you like to close your eyes - sleep and instantly wake up in australia?

the way to sleep on this lengthy trip is get away from it - get back to real life - enjoy - and BAM! the release date will be here before you know it!
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• posted a message on Just got to play D3, here are my thoughts
Thank you for the feedback

I would love to try out the game

I am stoked that a player who got a 96 sorc loves the game -

That gives me a warm feeling that this game will ROCK!

VERY much hoping to be lucky to try it soon and I really do hope they open up the beta

especially if the servers are there to handle it -

there would be NO better test for release

here is to hoping (fingers crossed) that Blizz finds it in their hearts to open up the beta to us die hard fans that have been following this game for the last 8 years (well officially for the last 4)

Storm
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• posted a message on Diablo 3 an eSports?
I am pretty sure Blizz will work on the PvP metagame a few patches after release.

This will definitely be the case if all of a sudden one class totally dominates

I think the best way to balance is to just mod skills when in arena -

example: if the monk's heal allows him to top himself off every 15 seconds and it just proves too powerful they might add a 1min cooldown on powerful healing while in arena but keep it the same in pve
I
am hoping they add some balancing (but only if one class really dominates) I am totally fine with a complete rock paper scissors - not every class should vbe able to beat their counter
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