Novices, apprentices and beginners. I've had the whole week booked off since release date announced I am on the right forum, this is Diablo Fans right?
Friendly mocking and joking aside, I booked a week off work for D3V launch and totally loved it. I got lucky with connection and didn't have any problems, and I really loved being able to play as much as I wanted to (junk food and beer on standby). I've not played D3 much in the last 6 months and I'm itching to play the patch now, but resisting (mostly) so I'm glad I decided to do it again. I've got nothing better to use the holiday time on anyway.
If there are any problems, I've got the new Thief game to keep me going.
- 3/5/2014 12:49:54 PM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2/20/2014 1:50:34 PM
The release date? I've barely played for months so that I'm not bored of it and I'm really looking forward to levelling a Crusader. Since hitting my HC goals in D3V, I'm looking forward to learning the game anew then getting involved with HC more with this expansion.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Edit: ^ as El Jefe says above. I'm going to play my barbarian from 60-70 first for the storyline and explore the new features, then I'm going to delete all characters and loot and start all fresh from level 1.
2/5/2014 4:42:37 PM
It's a small victory.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'm grateful that they've decided to add an extra tab, really I am, but it's still not going to help a massive lot with all the reasons people put forward for wanting more space (specific builds leading to legendary hoarding, account bound paragon to encourage/not penalise playing different characters thus pointing towards more hoarding etc).
It's better than nothing, but still a little half-hearted IMO. Would still love to see that fifth tab slot space filled by a '<class> only' tab that's only available to that class to better divide class specific loot and items you want for that class.
1/31/2014 4:04:49 PM
Currently in the game, MP8 and they're owning my ass Did Rakanoth and Ghom fine as a test run, but these two aren't as easy it would seem. It's the last organ I need for a ring.Posted in: Looking For Group
EDIT: Done, thanks for the help Eijnar
1/25/2014 6:21:40 PM
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Depends entirely if the as yet unamed legendary can roll with elemental affixes, I thought that assumption was made clear since Diablo isn't a game where you can equip swords in the head slot (maybe they should do something about that...). Given the Mephisto tie-in, I think it would be a shame (and a surprise) if it didn't roll with either poison, lightning or cold damage built in (or even a random chance for one of the three). My gut is leaning towards cold damage base affix, so theoretical monk would need a poison based off hand and to strike with his lightning damage skill to have a chance of all three procs.Quote from Pietrak
The theoretical monk would need to have 3 arms, because how else do you want to have a poison damage weapon in one hand, a cold damage weapon in the other and still proc the legendary effect of a sword?Quote from Laevus
Theoretically, a monk with a cold damage weapon in one hand, a poison damage weapon in the other and using Fists of Thunder skill will proc ALL of the abilities just fine.
1/25/2014 8:40:08 AM
I saw the poll and voted before I saw this thread.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I actually cringed when I saw 'Shard of Hate' in the list. I understand the origins of it and why people would be tempted, but I agree with the points here. It's just a little too cliché.
Didn't realise the results of the legendary power poll were in. The other options seemed a little dull IMO, but do love spell procs (stacking them on a strafe-a-zon in D2 with max IAS was my favourite character to play :D).
I don't see the limitations of this weapon as badly as some. While it is spells that proc, the procs are stated to happen from elemental attacks. I read that as any elemental damage type on a weapon or part of a skill. Theoretically, a monk with a cold damage weapon in one hand, a poison damage weapon in the other and using Fists of Thunder skill will proc ALL of the abilities just fine.
However, I like the idea of using this weapon on a wizard with the elemental exposure passive already, although I'd also be tempted to try one out on a monk or frenzy build barb for multiple proc destruction.
1/21/2014 1:00:58 PM
I've not followed much of RoS as I don't want to get bored of it before it's out. I've pre-ordered the CE because I know I'll get my money's worth out of it.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'll admit that the concerns in that thread and here are valid, but they don't bother me. It sounds like mostly balance issues that can be fixed with some tweaking and even be hotfixed a few weeks after launch if they need to. At least it's not something huge broken that requires rebalancing multiple systems or a graphics/character model overhaul.
I know time is running short (and I'm already getting a little excited) but I do expect Blizzard to address it so that more people are happy (not everyone of course, it is a Blizzard game :p)
1/18/2014 4:04:48 AM
This has been my exact complaint with the ubers since they were introduced to D2. Reusing the same models with all same abilities messes with story and immersion as much as feeling half-done.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware that it takes a lot of effort to make new models, animate and texture them and work out their abilities, balance them etc. It's no easy task, but as Fitsu said, this is an expansion not a content patch to give a band aid.
Referring to lore, my only concern is that the uber fights are supposed to be hard, yet how are there likely to be tougher challenges than fighting a prime evil or an angel? The only way I can think to make it fit is by utilising an idea someone posted on this forum where an NPC (the post had the Archivist make an appearance) got you to collect nightmare orbs and then you used them to fight fears/visions/dreams. To me, that's one of the few ways they could make it believable and allowable in the lore/context of the game.
1/10/2014 12:58:07 PM
I recently got my first Inferno Hardcore clear, something I never expected to do on release, but was great fun. I think I'm likely to play more Hardcore in RoS as it will certainly add to the longevity of the game. It was more fun than I expected.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
After trying the game on the PTR, I'm loving the direction of the skill rebalance, and that's something that I love about the series. I'll admit it's been pretty stale waiting for loot 2.0, but before there were quite a few balance and build changes, hotfixes etc. I'm looking forward to more of those in RoS. The barb changes have led to a greater choice (without feeling like you're playing a sub-standard character) and I'm LOVING the wizard changes. Seriously, I always wanted to play wizard but couldn't get into it before, but on the PTR it was amazing fun and matches the playstyle I wanted all along
More on topic though, I love the series because it's Diablo. I love the lore and the art style (the colours, models, textures- everything), the mood and the atmosphere it creates is brilliant. While some people don't consider it dark enough or a good successor etc (we've heard it all before...) I accept the changes and the moves forward and by it's own merits I think it works excellent. I can't wait to play through Westmarch as I already know that will become my new favourite area of the game.
I won't deny that D3V had some big things that needed fixing, but from what I've seen of RoS already, it's going to fix all the issues I had with it and more. Simple things like dying legendary items and transmogging (including collecting them to unlock the appearance) may not seem like much, but it's the sort of details that I've been looking forward to.
12/28/2013 4:20:23 PM
The different types of Goblins sound really interesting, but the goblin affixes would be so damned infuriating that I'd probably never bother with them unless I had max CC reduction and CC breakers. Interesting idea, but personally, the affixes would take a lot of the fun out of it for me.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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