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    posted a message on Against endless Paragon Level.

    I agree, plvls is not at a good place right now, it's mainly the only thing keeping players to the game atm, well those few that are competitive, but it's not really helping the game as a whole. if you don't have 10 hours a day to farm, you can't be competitive, it's not possible. You need to be same plvl as those guys, farm grifts 24/7, get those 1% gem upgrades, get those 1% item upgrades. It what makes a HUGE difference in the long run, someone who has a job, likes to play another game too etc has a hard time just making it into the leaderboards cause he isn't playing as much as those players that are farming 24/7. And that shouldn't be the case, you should be able to play half as much as the highest player, and yet be competitive and be able to beat him on leaderboards. But there should also be other factors for the longtivity of the game, but something that isn't as much game changing as it is now.


    I just hope Blizzard actually does realize this and adresses this in future patches/expansion.

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    posted a message on What weapon for 2.2 WW?

    It's gonna depends on your type of farming, efficient fast farming T6/lower grifts(I was doing mid 40s easily) you'd want to go with bul kathos weapons. But going for high end grifts you'll be using IK weapon. Even if you go with 6p wastes set. Since 4p ik is just too good to give up on, especially with the bracers.

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    posted a message on Why do people do full clears on regular Rifts?
    Quote from mike20599go-next

    There's no point in clearing the regular Rift after killing the Rift Guardian is there? Instead of clearing it, wouldn't you be better off just starting a new one?

    I usually only continue after RG if I get a good map, chest maps etc. I leave asap if I see a spider cave or realm of the banished rift map. There's a few maps i just hate and rather just start a new rift, but I prefer to continue through the rift till the end, but only do that if I get a map that I like.


    Also noticed that after I re-rolled barb after playing a monk, I chose to clear more maps on the barb then I would with the monk cause many maps I couldn't be bothered with on my monk I don't mind doing with my barb. Just personally preference really, I guess you should just do what you want. I think no matter what you do, exit after the rift guardian, or continue going through it's all gonna be quite equal when it comes to legendary and blood shards, since you can encounter an blood thief goblin and that's 300 shards(3 rifts worth of shards). And I encounter those goblins quite frequently, at least frequently enough. Also, who knows if you find the item you really want if you decided to actually continue after the RG, maybe a Furnace or whatever you're looking for might drop in 1-2 levels after RG, never know.

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    posted a message on Quitting the season2 already...
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    ... sorry to bother/bore anyone with this rant. I just feel like writing it, lol.


    After the novelty factor died off (monk explosive light spammer), I found myself to be faced with the same issue as a season before... This time for some reason way faster (guess I was more lucky). There's nothing to do anymore. :(


    I have a char that can clear a grift 31, and that's it. Out of "needed" things, I miss one unity ring (for merc) and an Ancient Incense Torch. i have a regular torch but it doesn't cut, not enough damage.


    Aaaand... I find myself having zero motivation to play further. Playing half an hour gives me like 500 shards, that most of the time end up being 6 yellow trash weapons. I'd need statistically 490 000 shards to get one Ancient Incense Torch, which means 20.41 days of playing non-stop with my current shard acquisition speed. Or several months of "regular" no-nonlife play.

    And even once I get it... okay, I might do that Grift 35, or even 40, but what's the point, really? people were running around with perfect ancient furnances @ day 4 of the season 2 and clearing GRift 45+. Competition is over already.


    I really want to like this game, but the point of where there is nothing exciting to look forward to (Except thousands of runs on the same level trying to get small % increase) comes way too fast and the "competition" part... idk, maybe I'm too old to run with 3 other people for several hours per day GRifting to get the necessary ancient weapons and level 50 gems, or maybe I just suck at this game. Either way, I don't find it possible for me to compete with those kind of people.


    Sorry for ranting but I'm just sad that another season is over for me so fast. Because there is literally nothing to do other than to run that Kadala another thousand times till she drops that Ancient Torch... and then... umm.. who cares, I won't even get to 1000th place anyway.


    I'm pretty sure I'll try the new Wizard set in 2.2, it feels fun... but I guess it will also be over fast, right after the novelty factor ends. :(

    Endless dungeon was never my favorite "endgame".


    Cheers.




    You basically asked the question "why play games" "why is anything fun, you do XYZ and that's it". Cause you can say these things about ANY game out there. Some games have even less things to do, like Counter-Strike for example, Spawn>run>shoot>kill(or get killed)>repeat. Sometimes you plant or defuse the bomb , or accidentally headshot the hostages through the wall, that's it. But yeah, I mean it's not what the game has to offer, it's what you can do to make it fun, and how you enjoy playing it.



    Maybe diablo isn't the game for you. It´s a grind game, it's repeatative. That being said, I think there's some quite some things to do currently, and many changes coming next patch.

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    posted a message on Quitting the season2 already...

    Sigh double post trying to fix double Quote, too tired I guess lol

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    posted a message on Leapquake dead ?
    I think it would be better to make it something like 3000% weapon damage every second for 10 second, stacking to maximum of 9000%, cause 3-4 seconds it's gonna last way to short. Maybe the set could somehow boost the damage of avalanche too and make it viable with the set to get even more damage. I think that could even be a possibility. So many easy changes to earth set to make it a lot better then it currently is. I think both IK and WW set both gonna be lot better then EQ set next patch in terms of efficiency and greater rift progress. Or maybe you could mix up Ik/WW with EQ to make it interesting. But too bad EQ doesn't do that much damage, I guess you kinda need a perfect gear for it to even work like you want, ancient furnace, SoJ, high level legendary gems etc.

    But I guess we'll probably see some changes to it at some point in the future, Blizzard is starting to learn that not everyone uses int items combined with area damage and dual weilding "The Barber" and "Kill" Cause it's "Fun". So they're making some useful changes here and there.
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    posted a message on More Content YES. Micro Transactions NO!
    Quote from Zhaphgo-next

    Quote from yuhanzgo-next

    having more stash space is an advantage? you mean it's a competitive advantage? lol

    See, this is what I mean: people have entirely different opinions on this issue, and I think there are good arguments to be made on both sides. If I have more stash space than you, and we both like to play a lot of characters, I don't have to make as many choices as you do about when to salvage gear that I might otherwise want to keep. I can have a couple different gear sets/combos for each character if I want, depending on how I play them. To me, that is an advantage, however slight it may seem to you. Inventory management is not nearly as important in D3 as it was in D2, but it is still an element of the game. I can, however, totally understand how others see this as merely a "quality of life" improvement, and not a gameplay advantage, hence my previous post.


    (By the way though, why shouldn't every player's "quality of life" improve without having to pay? Cosmetics aren't quality of life, but I feel that if QoL improvements [like stash space and character slots] come to the game, they should be part of free content patches or part of a flat-payment expansion, as they have been in the past.)

    Well, if you're filling up 5 stash spaces, and since I doubt you play more then 6 character, and 15 slots exist. That means you can make 9 mules. And If you're filling up all that, I'm pretty sure you can easily gain 50% of the space back by wasting 25 minutes going through useless items you have no use for, or you're doing it wrong. Cause if you can fill that all up and you actually want it, then even 20 more stash spaces wont help you. :) I usually play all the classes my self, mainly play 2 of them as mains but I like to jump on other classes to play for fun. I hoard potential items, I have a hard time filling my stash, and when I do I make 2-3 mules. No one will be gaining an advantage over others, I mean I don't think useless item hoarding is a competition someone participates in, but I might be wrong. So yeah, if you want the extra 1, 2 or maybe 3-4 extra stash spaces, you could probably get them for cheap, and look at the bright side. That money might actually allow the diablo 3 team to make the game better and bring more content and updates.

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    posted a message on Micro Transactions Coming - Commentary
    Quote from Autocthongo-next


    Quote from soulzekgo-next

    Quote from cyinggo-next

    nope. paying for cosmetics is awesome. paying for stash space is less awesome because everyone should get more stash space for free. paying for BOOSTS? thats pay to win and a huge NOPE

    paragon has little to do with how high you can go in GRs

    lol no. once you break the plvl 800 barrier and every point goes into mainstat 10/20/30 lvl CAN make a difference! when it comes to very high gr's, even little movement/placement mistakes CAN ruin your dream rift. this little extra dmg CAN save your butt... you see it in real life also: look at professional (competitive) boxers for example. every calory too much or too little, every change in their daily training routine can cost them the win, so is with plvl points


    tl;dr: every plvl point matters and is gamechanging in the long run

    Fractions of fractions of percent DPS actually matter exponentially less than a well-rolled rift. 150 mainstat on 15000 mainstat is a tenth of a percent. For that to matter you need to be finishing rifts within moments of the timer running out.


    So no. It doesn't really make a difference.


    On the other hand it's a terrible practice in its own right. Which is why it's on Asian servers where that kind of stuff is expected. In the future? The American playerbase is much less likely to buy into the system so it won't present any real profit opportunities.

    And that 150 main stat on top of 15.000, which is not tenth of a percentage, but actually 1%. And 1% more main stat is 1% more damage. And 1% more damage can mean, instead of failing a rift with 9 second overtime, you succeed the rift. If it was a tenth of a percentage, it would mean if you fail a rift by 1 second, you would've succeeded with that 0.1% main stat. I have personally been in a greater rift I managed to beat with 1 second left, also been in one I missed 1-2 seconds to succeed. I bet many people who progress have missed 1-2 seconds of reaching top 10, or even top 1. So, a perfect rolled rift can matter. But, it doesn't mean you'll succeed a perfect rolled rift, getting that extra few stats can actually help you succeed the perfect rolled rift. And It might even end up being the reason for someone to claim the first place at the end of the season.


    Just an example of what that extra 1% main stat can actually help someone. Doesn't mean it will, but it can, and probably will for someone. Weather they'll be reaching top 1, top 10, top 100, or just reaching the leaderboards/personal best.

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    posted a message on Micro Transactions Coming - Commentary
    Quote from soulzekgo-next

    Quote from cyinggo-next

    nope. paying for cosmetics is awesome. paying for stash space is less awesome because everyone should get more stash space for free. paying for BOOSTS? thats pay to win and a huge NOPE

    paragon has little to do with how high you can go in GRs

    Wrong, paragon has a HUGE factor in your character strength and survivability.


    Someone might attempt to reach top 1 in greater rifts, but fails to kill the rift guardian in time, missing 2 second to succeed. Now if that player would be just a little bit higher paragon level he might've succeeded. So he failed the rift he would've succeeded if he was higher para level.


    Also Paragon leveling is a competition to many people, hundreds of players actually. To be rank 1 world, EU, US, Asia etc etc. To be rank 1 at the end of the season, first to reach 1500 or 2000 para levels. And it forces them to buy it, so it's making it a pay to win, cause they had to pay, to win what they wanted.


    If it would've been an xp boost for 1-70, that wouldn't be as huge, but still lame. You only have to level once 1-70, it usually takes 3-5 hours for those speed leveling. Technically it would be an unfair advantage if you could but 100% xp boost, cause it would mean you would be 2 times faster to reach 70 in seasons, thus getting a 2-4 hours head start of everyone. Not gonna matter at all for end game, but would for some seasonal conquests etcetc, people might be going for. So that could be looked as pay to win too. Cause if someone wanted to be first to complete 35 greater rift conquest for example, or be top 10 even, he would have to buy the xp boost.

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    posted a message on More Content YES. Micro Transactions NO!

    It's not gonna give anyone an advantage over anyone. Cause I doubt Blizzard want's Diablo 3 to become a pay to win game, I think they'll add cosmetic/vanity items and maybe something cool. I mean it's probably something that's not gonna be expensive if you need that extra stash space, or character slots. Or want to get that cool transmog or those cool wing. Like 5-10$ I'd assume.


    But here´s what people fail to understand:


    Developing a game and patches/expansions requires programmer, designers etcetc. And when a game doesn't make that much money(like diablo 3) they have a small team of people making the content, and putting out content at the speed that is possible. But with microtransactions, they will have more money to make more content, and more content is better, right?


    So in a sense, microtransactions isn't a content on it's own, but might end up helping the game get more content and patches. As well as bigger expansions with more features. So technically we should get more content cause of it. Unless Activision goes "Hey, fuck Diablo 3, we're taking all the money. I want to buy a new yacht!" or whatever. But that shouldn't be the case.


    If they use microtransactions to make even more content and updates, there will be more people coming to the game, and more people buying the expansions. And that means more money for them.

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    posted a message on Did you think the leveling exploits got fixed ? Think again!
    Quote from morteriongo-next

    All exploits are based on T6 difficulty. In original game T1-T6 is locked before you get a level 60 character. For some strange reason this rule does not apply to Seasons. In fact, no one will ever use T6 for legit leveling of their first character. It is used for exploits or for being boosted (it's really fine if you need to level your first seasonal character without any boost). Also, there can be some boss-runners on T2-T4, though it seems to be a bad way of leveling. So, there is no sane reason to leave Torments unlocked to the fresh seasonal characters.

    Exactly, I think it would be fine if they locked it till 60, cause imo, unless really lucky with drops and crafting 60 weps with reduced lvl req at 45-50, you're not going into torment for leveling, even in a team. At 60+, I can see some classes going into t1 or mostly t2 with 61 gear and gems, maybe some nice rerolls and legendaries. Also depends on the class I guess, some are more leveling friendly then others when it comes to efficiency. But leveling solo, or at a fast pace legit, i think expert or at most master will be just enough. Though I assume most will be leveling on hard. For more XP/H because of efficiency,


    Personally, even though I hate leveling, but I think first seasonal character should be leveled legit, sure people might find clever ways to level, like certain bounties etc. But using exploits and playing in a difficulty you can't handle, but because some quest doesn't require much effort at t6, that's not fun. And gives them advantages over others, for racing to 70, conquests etc. Cause they'll reach 70 2, 3 or even upto 4 hours faster then majority of players giving them a huge advantage.


    I personally know the leveling exploits, but I'm not gonna do them. I used miner's gold and miser's will back when season 1 started, but it was no way a fun experience, do the same bounty over and over for 3-5 hours. What I personally like is that when leveling, you use different builds then you would ever use at 70, that are actually efficient and fun while leveling due to lack of required item you use at 70 for farming or locked runes you haven't unlocked etc etc.

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    posted a message on Trial system - no more! Choose the GR level you want instead.
    I agree with you. Start from level 1, if you finish it in 2 mins, you'll jump to 10 for example just like the current mechanic of ranking up keystones. And if you manage to complete 40 for example you unlock 41, unless you complete it with 4.5mins or more left you jump up higher to 42 or 43 for example. But you gotta unlock the next rank. Or they could make it so that you have to unlock each rank, complete 1 get 2 etc. Either way would work.



    They HAVE to get rid of trials, that's the problem with grifts. You need a group to get the keystones you need for higher grifts, and the "new" thing that has been going on is people doing solo runs inviting dhs for bosses to kill him in time, then they leave at 5-10%~ and the player finishes him and gets a solo kill. I bet a barb with the best luck could get 50+ easily, they can clear a perfect rift in 5-8 mins excluding the boss.



    So since I'm a solo player(not a DH) and I wanna challenge my self or compete on the leader board, I'm not able to do so solo. I can for example do 40 on my wiz, but highest keystone I get is like 33 or something. If I can get that high. And everyone knows the chance to get a decent rift is 5-10%. so having to work my self from 33-40 to do 40, could take hundreds if not thousands of rift keys, which would take weeks or months. Or an equal luck to winning the lottery, that's not what i want. I want the game to be 100% RNG of course, but at the same time I wanna control the content I do, not be forced to join a group to help me. I'm not a streamer or youtuber, I don't have friends with gear to do trials for 40+ keys, I play a wizard, no one is gonna help me without a price. Seeing you need a monk/wd and 1-2 DHs.
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    posted a message on Wreath of Lightning Legendary gem bugged?
    Quote from Autocthon
    I'm saying you could have +Holy damage but no +Lightning Damage which could account for the major part of that discrepancy. Then you factor in that the per-hit damage is going to be a maximum of roughly 40% of the Smite hits, split over two visible ticks (20% of the smite damage).



    So if you have a 2000% damage smite, the hits assuming you have no +% holy damage messing up the calculation, deal 34.4mil at max. However if you have, for example, +60% holy damage it's actually 21.5mil. And if you assume half second tics that's a max displayed value of 10.75mil. Course that's assuming those large smite hits are done without crits.

    So. Do you have +Holy Damage? Is your Mirinae above level 1? Are you sure those damage values are without critting?
    I have 18% holy, I know that it's making it smite for a lot more, but I'm talking about the number difference is so huge between the smite gem and the lightning one, it feels like the lightning gems is 260% instead of 860%. My smite gem is at 3080% currently, which is 3.5 more then the lightning gem, but is doing 20 times more damage.
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    posted a message on Wreath of Lightning Legendary gem bugged?
    Quote from Autocthon

    Like I said, it could easily be a damage type discrepancy. Without knowing what you're using it's essentially impossible to tell, and just saying "it should according to my calculations" doesn't help in either way.
    Well last time I checked, 500% of any elemental type does the same amount of damage, unless you add more % elemental damage to that type. I.e 20% more holy damage on neck should make that elemental type deal more damage then the fire/lightning etc. But pure 500% of that elemental type should still deal the same damage, right?

    Edit: Didn't see your precious message, but I have 18% holy damage, which of course boosts my smite gem slightly, still doesn't explain why the lightning gem is doing so low damage. And I´m using a Furnace.
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    posted a message on Wreath of Lightning Legendary gem bugged?
    "15% chance on hit to gain a Wreath of Lightning, dealing 860% weapon damage as lightning every second to nearby enemies for 3 seconds." Definitely should be doing 860% per second, or 2580% over 3 seconds, but it's actually not. Even if the damage would split, it still does the same damage to a single target as with multiple. It should be ticking a minimum of 20mil for me, upto 30-35 mil depending on buffs. Well compared to my smite gem at 3000% doing most of the time 80-100mil+ with my Bane of the Powerful up + akarat etc.
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