Would love to be added to this site, is streaming d3 quite a bit now.
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1. been around for ages in many game nothing special
2. diablo 1 had this
3. has nothing to do with it
4. this is general in every looting game.
5. not even going to comment.
6. this is probably the only one that holds true.
7. stat distrubtion is just shit anyway and adds nothing.
8. this prevents overwhelming. and gives the player, time to test out new skills.
9. dunno, what you mean by this even.
10. this makes powerfull skills powerfull.
favorite is number 5.
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You call it powerleveling, I call it an exploit.
Definately not an exploit. Just like in D2 there will always be ways of getting xp or loot faster and easier than intended.
Blizzard will try to tweak it every chance they get in an effort to make leveling up the "normal" way the best way, but they will never succeed. Players will always find new shortcuts to gear and xp.
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I've been doing butcher runs with my friend(DH) on inferno for the past day easily. Destroying champion packs and going into the boss fight with 5 stacks valor and 60-70 mf on each one shotting each time.But once we stepped into act 2 we got demolished.
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Hey there .. just wanted to ask what kind of weapon options u going with? Like DW, 1h+shield or 2hander?
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What did you farm to get the gear you have currently? I'm in Act I Inferno and i'm nowhere near those stats and am understandably getting gibbed
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It might have something to do with your resistances imo, as in act 2 they are lvl62, and thus your resistances are considerably lower then as they apear on your stat screen.
More then that i have no way to help u as im just progressing act 1 now, but gl and post when u find a solution
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Have you tried using mantra of evasion? Also, if you do, spam that thing for the extra evasion. I'm yet to reach Act II (inferno) but on Act I it works like a charm!
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this is not your average mmo healer tank dps, go heal build u wont progress at all, kill shit before it kills you, inferno wil kill you faster then you can heal.
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It's a good thing. Repeatedly running bosses is predictable and boring; being able to efficiently farm everywhere will keep the game fresh.
It runs counter to RPG conventions, but makes Diablo 3 a better game.
it's easy to see it wont compare when you do the math for it Ubi, things like Meteor can do over 2k dmg in 3 seconds with 1 cast, disint, and RoF can be spammed and do sickening dmg, with NO fear of melee mobs, none, 0.
If you're hoping that Blizzard is going to make melee wizards viable... uhhh
you need to look at the simple comparisons to the other melee classes to see why they wont be...
You have 1 offensive ability, and 1 buff
Spectral Blade (offensive ability and Magic Weapon (buff)
Spectral Blade will work as a weak cleave hitting only 3 targets for 35% weapon damage before runed. The barbarian cleave hits 1 target for 120% WDMG, and other targets (no max) for 60%. Crippling Wave, the monk alternative to cleave, deals 100% WDMG to all targets infront of him and on the third attack it does AOE dmg and debuffs MS by 50%.
This is before even being runed, the barb runes and monk runes blow spectral blade WAY out of the water.
There is no conceivable combo right now that will allow you to even compete in PVE using that combo... sorry.
The only reason we could rock an enchantress in d2 was due to Energy Shield + MDR + PDR making us take NO damage. It wasnt even faster than the other classes and other alternative builds, but you could do it because you took no damage. It was hella slower than making a proper sorc, but you COULD in theory do it.
Do you have immunity to damage in this game via ES + MDR + PDR? no you dont... not even close
You would get 25% from teleport Obsidian Rune and a small damage absorb shield on CD from Diamond Skin
I promise you the damage you do in 60s I could do in 3s building a sorc the proper way. If you want to do it for fun? have at it! Make it your second or third char or w.e. I promise you if you try it as your first you will be light years behind even the AVG player.
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anyone else think that making spectral your damage will weaken your source of lifesteal (spectral has a lifesteal rune for crits but does no damage as a result)? from what i have read about magic weapon, its lifesteal is for melee hits only and not spells like spectral.
will i have a chance for 145% lifesteal with this build? http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#XeiagW!eUV!accaaa
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to be honest, unless its free to play i dont think there's a chance that it will bloom out and be "viral" title. Comparing screen-shots, HoN and LoL look much better and were in competition since 2009. during this year LoL has made number of improvements attracting over 18m players and earning the title of #1 game of 2011. on top of that once the season 2 begins, and new "map" dominion comes out it will be something like a bonus to the game...
unless Dota2 is Free to play and has better style/balance/"originality" i dont see it doing well against all popular LoL.
the only thing stands out is the name "Dota".
it also seems that many heroes will be direct copy from dota game and we can only observe how will it do later...
nyway long story short, i am looking forward to try it out and see what it offers me. however i am not yet looking to spend any money on it.
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You likely won't hear it from a blue, but when it happens I'll make a post on the frontpage letting everyone know, as DiabloFans would be invited as well, ;). As of right now, there is no reason to believe this is true, hence why there is no newspost.Quote from AcidReign
I won't believe it until I hear it from Blue.
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Besides the aforementioned pro's to playing coop (higher monster difficulty means better loot, xp bonus etc)
it should be the same as in D2, you should be able to obtain the same gear playing solo vs coop.
So people who play Co-op will be getting better gear than me because I ride solo?
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There is no official word on this, and we likely won't know specifics until the Beta begins. The assumption is that if you're PC can run SC2, it can run D3 on similar settings.
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of course you can but then it does not matter what class you play anyway.
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Obiously I will need someone chinese for maximum profit.
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More than Teleport, one of the biggest things about grinding/MF was importance of gear. Casters were able to for go any real gear for MF gear because all of their dmg was based on their skills and not weapons. Because of this melee classes and the amazon were screwed because you really could not forfeit any gear for MF and still be able to kill and survive. However, this has been slightly changed in D3 with +%spell dmg gear for casters. Because this stat now exists, it will most likely be needed for casters to do enough dmg to grind and therefore cannot give up real equipment for MF gear. This is another way they have equalized the classes on this aspect.
As for theory crafting and speculation go, in a game like diablo where there are hundreds of monsters at once, AoE's are invaluable to take down large groups quickly. Therefore, I am saying the WD will be my choice because of all of his AoE attacks.
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I think the fun is pretty much out of the game if you level a character to a high level and farm/grind with that character to get gear to the other characters, but that's just my opinion. I'd rather start a character and level that with the gear I find with that exact character and as such I won't use the shared stash much. Can't say I'll never use it, but grinding is boring IMO.
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We are actually a couple of guys starting together and we are prob gonna level together to 60. So grinding wont be untill after that point. I am hoping for a non-boss grind scenario, where all classes are viable, so I can make one of each and just play whatever class I feel like at that given moment.