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5/15/2012 1:29:45 PMI don't know about all of you guys, but I have been just sick of all the idiots that have overrun these forums--in the past few months especially. I have to steel myself to wade through the bullshit every time I want to check for Diablo news.Posted in: General Discussion
I don't blame the admins for this, they can only attempt to regulate the madness. I imagine this site will return to some level of non-douchebaggery in the coming months. But until that time, I personally am taking a break from posting here.
For those of you who are similarly annoyed, maybe you've discovered this and maybe you haven't, but the Diablo subreddit is actually really great. The community has a very small percentage of smacktards and trolls, and the upvote/downvote system puts those idiots in their place without much fuss. I haven't been much of a redditor in the past, but the diablo subreddit is just amazing.
I fully realized how much better the diablo subreddit is than diablofans and battlenet forums last night during the server troubles. People were posting threads of helpful information, passing eachother guest passes, and just generally helping eachother pass the time until servers stabilized on r/diablo. On battlenet? QQ threads everywhere. Here? More QQ threads (one in particular about how blizzard had betrayed them with error 37 leaps to mind, as if Blizz didn't want to launch smoothly as much as anyone else). It was a wake up call to how much these forums have been dragged into the abyss by the flood of new, terrible people.
reddit.com/r/diablo for those who are totally unfamiliar with reddit. Most of you probably are.
Anyhoo, I hope those of you looking for something else will come check it out! I imagine some of you awful excuses for human beings will come along as well, but reddit has lots of ways of dealing with you people Bring it!
5/13/2012 3:24:55 AMThis is a great question, because I have had plenty of times when I felt the same way you seem to, where I just couldn't care less about the next day. Usually it happens at times when I feel like I'm far away from achieving my goals.Posted in: Off-Topic
The best cure is to do work, in my case. I try to make sure I always have a project, just to avoid feeling that intense boredom and apathy that comes with not having a purpose. My projects are what get me up in the morning.
When I say projects, specifically I mean making art, making games, writing, building my website, exercise (working on my physique as a project, basically), anything that has a long term goal with short-term manageable chunks. I don't necessarily have to finish anything (I often don't) but just having something to work on, even if I end up abandoning it and trying something else, gives me a reason to keep going. Plus, its good practice.
The toughest part about this is overcoming the initial apathy (which comes in the form of procrastination) in order to start. Its really just a habit you have to build. I still haven't conquered procrastination.
5/12/2012 2:05:57 PMI love that everyone's argument against soulbinding is "it's from WoW" even though there are tons of reasons why it would make the game better, the biggest of which are that the economy would be much more stable and inflation would be vastly reduced.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
As if soul binding is a WoW-only mechanic, and as if it mattered if it was.
Ignorance and blind hate trump logic and reason every time.
5/10/2012 4:19:15 PMEveryone and their dog is making posts about trying to get world's first 60. I'm here to tell you why its not a big deal, and suggest an alternative!Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
1.) No one remembers who gets the first level capped character, it will not bring you fame or E-peen. There will be many people at level 60 within days of release, and no one will give a shit about it by the end of the month.
2.) No one person will get first 60, because at least a dozen people will claim that they did it. AFAIK there's no way to prove it short of screenshots/video/other easily faked methods.
3.) Thousands of people will hit level cap within a few hours of the first person who manages it. You aren't special, you merely had the free time and perhaps a little more than your fair share of luck (IE XP shrines, finding the right path on your first try in a lot of places, etc)
Being able to invest the kind of time to reach 60 in a few days isn't an accomplishment. This is from someone who took time off work for release--I, like you, could be doing this exact thing. However, my first level 60 will probably be my slowest, since this will be my first time playing the game and I want to experience it fully. If I were to race to level 60, I would ruin the game for myself, enjoying it less in the name of a worthless goal.
Not everyone has to agree with me, but I hope some of you will be dissuaded from this stupidity and avoid ruining your first play through.
If you are looking for something more worthwhile, the first person/group to beat Inferno will probably be much more prominent, seeing as its actually a skill challenge instead of a time investment. Unlike the race to 60, Inferno is something that not everyone can do, and is a real accomplishment.
One component of that WILL be hitting level 60 quickly, but that is not THE goal, and it doesn't require that you do it first--only that you do it in a timely fashion. Skill will be the biggest component beyond that point, and the best individuals and groups will get ahead not by crunching (well, not entirely) but by being tactical and coordinating.
As an example of how this might appeal to people who ARE only interested in e-peen, its worth noting that the important and memorable "world firsts" of games like WoW were not hitting level caps, but defeating big tough raid bosses.
*Prepares for onslaught of hatred for mentioning WOW*
The point is that this leveling mentality is an artifact from the silly ladder system in Diablo 2, and the broken way the level cap operated (IE being far higher than anyone ever had any need to attain). Don't let the flaws of D2 corrupt your first experience of D3!
5/2/2012 5:45:13 PMPosted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from aldrek
Sounds like someone worked for Blizzard North.Quote from Gheed2010
Quote from Azjenco
One of the reasons Blizzard North was closed down was due to the crap D3 they were working on, it looked horrible, and I'm really glad things turned out this way.
And you're basing that on what, exactly? An unsourced wikipedia article with zero relevant primary links? Leaked screenshots which were probably from a background artist's portfolio, with zero emphasis on character art, monster art, UI, and with the lights turned on 100% and the camera pulled back twice as far as it would ever be? Because that would be a really stupid assumption, in terms of it having any relation to the appearance of the actual game.
Of course, maybe did you play a build from early 2005, and aren't the type to regurgitate idiotic assumptions. If so, apologies.
So Blizzard closed down BNorth for... shits and giggles? We've seen screenshots from Bnorth's version, we know they got shut down because Blizzard wasn't happy with their work, and we've seen the crappy games the ex-Bnorth people have made since they left.
2 + 2 = 4
4/18/2012 2:35:20 PMPosted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from raginkajan
Quote from Mezardan
if you think D3 have childish graphix may be you should stop playing video games in your basement secretly and open to the outside world. it is time for you to see all the world's horrors and human cruelty in its pure form, you are mature enough now.
Well I don't have a basement, and I'm a war veteran so I have seen the "cruelty" that you think you know from watching tv.
I never said anything about being scared in a video game. Diablo 1 and 2 were designed to pull you into the world, and there is nothing to be ashamed about with following that path. It's like reading a great book, you get pulled into the portrayed world, all I'm saying is that from the video and screenshots, Diablo 3 feels different than its predecessors.
Thanks for all the responses!
Congratulations on your trolling by the way, you really have done an excellent job. The more toned-down lead-in for your OP really helped, most people make it too obvious by hitting caps lock and going ZOMG TEH GAEM IS RAINBOWS RIGT GUYS LOL I'MMA BUY TORCHILIGT SCREW BLIZZRD. The title was a bit much though, kinda killed it.
A few pointers though:
1.) Try to establish the account somewhat before you start trolling, it makes it blend in a little more. You can see this with some of the guys that spam about 200 posts spewing verbal diarrhea before they make their first troll topic. The trick is making those posts subtler, like your topic was (minus the title, you really can't make the title a question without giving away that you are trolling, and it's too overtly inflammatory regardless)
2.) Don't counter someone's trolly basement rebuttal with an army vet claim. Rookie mistake, you lose all your credibility. Even if you were an army veteran, whipping it out in response to a cheap insult makes you seem desperate and defensive.
3.) Get an avatar, seriously, having a blank one destroys just as much of your credibility as your low post count. Makes it look as though you aren't established on the forums.
Anyway, good luck, good first attempt, keep at it!
4/16/2012 6:11:20 PMPosted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Antirepublican
There was a blue post clearly stipulating that inferno was nerfed. They even went into detail about the nerf and why it was being nerfed. A lot of wannabe hardcore crybabies went to the forums and did their waterworks dance, QQ! A few days later, shockingly 'wink' 'wink', Blizzard suddenly made another announcement completely contradicting what they said earlier. Now, supposedly, inferno is to be made even more difficult!!!
NEWSFLASH: They lied....its pretty damn obvious isn't it!! They have no obligation to tell the ignorant fan base the whole truth. Inferno was obviously nerfed! It is no surprise! They nerfed it for the exact reason given in the first post; to better allow access to to inferno and to allow them progress at their own pace through the now progressive content.
The monster levels mean nothing, they completely control how those mobs scale.
I am sorry if you bought into the hype once more, but that is all it is. Blizzard, once again, just hyped up their game by telling the fan base exactly what it wanted to hear. Yah its a real shocker I know....
You're 100% wrong. They announced they'd made changes to inferno by making it get progressively harder instead of being the same flat difficulty throughout. A bunch of idiots like you who don't know how to read interpreted that as a nerf, and blue posts responded explaining that it was actually a buff, because later acts ramp up much higher than they did before.
4/6/2012 3:46:17 PMOmniNom posted a message on Easy to Use Filter That Makes Diablo III Look More Like DiabloI'm just gonna skip the useless debating about graphics part and move right along to the part where I say it looks like shit, and wonder why you guys care...Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I could achieve this same effect by messing with the color and contrast settings on my monitor, and it would look just as bad. Hell, a pair of dark sunglasses and some whiskey would work too.
3/29/2012 1:04:18 PMPeople keep linking these screenshots and I have literally NEVER had this problem. Been through the beta a few dozen times, and many more skele runs, and targetting boxes have always been pretty much spot on.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
That being said, if you somehow do experience this problem, just bind a dedicated move button. You should have one anyway.
12/13/2011 3:16:09 PMEveryone and their dog keeps making posts about Blizzard delaying release of Diablo for financial reasons. I'm going to ignore all the reasons that this idea is ridiculous.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
AFTER listing them.
1.)Delaying past Christmas misses the biggest sales period of the year, which will surely lose them hundreds of thousands of sales
2.)Continuing production means paying all the developers working on it for that much longer, further decreasing the net profit
3.)The beta still has plenty of bugs, battlenet features are unfinished, and the runes system is still being fooled around with, so clearly it's not ready for release
4.)Delaying release makes stockholders nervous, and since information given to them is public, we know what they know, and they have been notified of no sinister delay conspiracy. So Blizzard would be devaluing its own stock.
5.)It's fucking Blizzard. Since when are long development cycles unusual?
But we're ignoring this, because the most ridiculous part isn't all the very obvious reasons why the idea is insane. The most ridiculous part is the fact that some people think that their own personal convenience means more than the budgets and development cycles and physical health of the development team.
People working on Diablo 3 have been in crunch time (60+ hour weeks) for something like eight months. The company has sank millions of dollars into the project. The development team has spent 5+ years of their lives putting their blood, sweat, and tears into the game.
But your own impatience overrules all objections. The game should be released NOW, because you're tired of waiting. It's not like there are any other things in your entire life you could be doing.
If that doesn't sound not only absurd, but incredibly callous, then you have some life issues to work out.
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5/13/2012 1:05:08 PMLets go over what blizz has told us.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
She is the daughter of Aiden (dark wander) and Adria.
Aiden is the son of King Leoric. The King's younger son Albrecht died, well killed by Aiden actually.
This makes Aiden the new King, eventhough he died as well.
When Leah was born, she was Princess Leah.
Also of note, the Skeleton King is her Granddaddy
5/12/2012 10:18:26 AMShould rares & legendary items be Soulbound in Diablo 3, meaning once that item is equipped, then it can no longer be traded, sold at auction, or used by another character.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
The advantage of Soulbound items is it would reduce the supply of legendary items. RIght now they never perish and the volume of them will keep increasing as MILLIONS of people are playing the Diablo slot machine. Diablo has gold sinks, which remove gold from the game, because they prevent mass inflation (the devaluation of currency), why not have item sinks to prevent mass devaluation of legendary items?
4/19/2012 11:55:50 AMScyberDragon posted a message on Beta Overachiever: 5 Tips for launch day & 5 Opinions1. Elective mode is not needed for at least the first 20 lvls. The game is setup with particular skill types. Ie you don't need plague of toads and poison dart since you can only spam one.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2. The BS only makes the best gear in the beta because you can progress him farther than you can your own character. On e past 13, you will find better gear than he can craft.
3. I will agree the dmg gear is the best but you know everyone will stack MF particularly in normal since massive dmg is not really needed. Better to go for the items while you can sacrifice the DPS
4. Groups will be better. It more for killing speed than drops. Especially if playing in a PUG, most players won't be sharing loot. So the drops remain the same as SP. just more if you can kill quicker.
5. Not sure if you're telling people not pick up the skill. I don't see why not, it's an awesome skill to add to your spam and power move. Add with dogs and that leaves you open to cast your two most powerful skills
11/5/2011 9:08:37 PM6% more weapon damage per shot is more than 6% damage when the base spell is 35% per shot, how many times...Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
And how do you know how many shots hydras make before they die?
For someone who likes to throw the word logic around you seem to not like it very much.
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