Seeking a group who can skype/mumble with me (Monk on act 2) or my boyfriend (Wizard on act 3).
We are just going through Hell (not farming, like to take things rather easy and keep together in a group).
PM me your skype/Mumble name if you are interested in playing for a few hours
- 6/3/2012 12:34:59 AM Posted in: Looking For Group
5/29/2012 1:15:38 AM
Is it just me or are Bashiok's replies getting more bitter and sarcastic? Not that I blame him, having to deal with viciously negative people all day. I guess it wears away on the soul.Posted in: News & Announcements
5/29/2012 1:15:38 AM
Is it just me or are Bashiok's replies getting more bitter and sarcastic? Not that I blame him, having to deal with viciously negative people all day. I guess it wears away on the soul.Posted in: General Discussion
5/25/2012 2:30:58 AM
Some of that's probably because of nigh-game-breakingly overpowered skills like Force Armour. I can't imagine Bliz felt too good when Inferno Diablo was killed in under a week. xDPosted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
5/25/2012 2:15:21 AM
Familiar + Spark Flint is a good way to up your damage a bit, but you may have to sacrifice a defensive slot.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
Blue gear can still be really helpful. Both of my rings are blues and together they give me about 1.5k extra life and 400 extra damage.
I assume you're using the templar as your follower (a finer meat-shield there never will be). If you train him in all the healing/regeneration related skills, he can do a pretty good job keeping you alive.
Really though, most of your damage is going to come down to your weapon. Int improves your damage by increasing the percentage it's multiplied by. If you're multiplying a small number, you're going to have to work much harder to get substantial increases.
When you first open up the auction house, it will send you a page of recommended items depending on which piece of your gear is the least appropriate for your level. I would wager that once you open the AH, it will show you a page of weapons.
Oh, and while you're fighting 1 on 1 with a big boss, you'll have a much easier time with Ray of Frost + Snow Blast as opposed to Disintegrate.
I love Disintegrate for groups. Love it. But when there's only one target, RoF is handy since it hits MUCH harder.
5/25/2012 2:03:56 AM
Just cause you're not seeing your build getting used doesn't mean there's anything wrong with it. I remember some interview with Jay Wilson where they'd calculated some obscene number in the billion range for possible skill combos.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
However, there's definitely a lot of potential from sigs. I notice a lot of people (including the Danish guy who solo'd Inferno Diablo) using Magic Missile + Atunement combined with Prodigy as a quick power generator.
I used Electrocute pretty much the whole way through Normal and I loved combining it with Chain Lightning for sniping whole packs behind the safety of a corner.
With the right passive setup (Astral Presence + Power Hungry), I got around my resource constraints and stopped using sigs. At the moment I use Disintegrate with Volatility as my primary attack and the awesome (and surely soon to be nerfed) Venom Hydra as my secondary.
I reckon if it works for you, use it. I'm hoping that D3 has a lot less cookie-cutter demographic than its predecessor.
5/25/2012 1:45:43 AM
I just cleared nightmare Belial earlier today with my Wiz so I can see where you're coming from.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
If you're at 43 currently, Force armour is a loooong way away. Almost none of the gear you're using now will still be with you at lvl 57, so I wouldn't worry about working towards FA. Find a setup that works for you now and stick with that. You're making things very tough for yourself by building your wizard around a skill you don't have yet.
What defensive skills are you using currently? Diamond Skin (With Crystal Shell) is an absolute bacon-saver in tough fights. If you can trigger it just before a fist slam or a meteor, you should be able to walk through it unscathed.
Don't be afraid to sacrifice a bit of dps for life, at least temporarily. I swapped over a few pieces of high-int gear for high-vit during this fight and the extra 1000hp made all the difference.
Int helps multiply your damage, but if you're multiplying a low base number, it's going to take a lot more work to get to the same amount.
Edit: Also, if you're finding your damage really lacking like you mention, that might be to do with a weak weapon. If you've got some spare gold, check the auction house for a weapon with 100+ damage.
5/23/2012 8:52:37 PM
Maybe I've just got my rose-tinted glasses on, but I swear the bad guy speeches have gotten even more atrocious than before.Posted in: Lore & Storyline
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy a bit of cheese dialogue as much as the next fantasy gamer, but it really felt like 90% of the bosses in this game just threw out the same "You will never defeat me. I am unstoppable" hoo hah.
I miss the plain old gonna-fuck-some-shit-up lines like "Not even death can save you from me!" or something genuinely taunting like Duriel's trololol of "Looking for Baal?"
I thought they did a good job renewing The Butcher. He felt every bit as psychotic as he should. Leoric, Maghda, Azmodan and Diablo really left me cold though.
There's only so many times you can be told "Oh, you destroyed this thing...but you STILL won't stop me!" before it just becomes one great bland mass of unmemorable threats. Kind of like a parent saying they're going to turn the car around if you don't stop hitting your sibling, but never actually doing it.
The other thing I noticed is that you could make a fine drinking game out of how much the word "Nephalem" seems to get spammed by every NPC. I know they're trying to establish a point and all, but c'mon.
Still loved the game, still enjoyed the story. I just thought the one-liners and evil threats could've used a bit more personality.
What did you think? Did you like the dialogue? What would you have changed, if anything?
5/17/2012 9:15:27 PM
I'd have to agree with Windburn about the give and take. My girlfriend has been really supportive about my Diablo habits, but I've also been trying to avoid any feelings of neglect.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Since I've been off work for D3, I spend an hour or two fixing up the house before settling into a session. When my partner comes home, we have a talk and a cuddle, and I make dinner while she sits nearby at the dining table and checks her forums. After that, we settle back into bed and I start my session back up.
Maintaining a happy relationship and hardcore gaming don't really mix, and I think if I were to abandon my whole day for Diablo, I would start to feel some real tensions developing. However, I still get about 5 to 10 hours a day of playtime (depending on how relentlessly I play in the day/ how late I stay up) and that feels like enough for me. I won't be rushing to Inferno any time soon, but that's not a priority for me.
So basically, I'd say it's going well... but it takes work.
5/15/2012 11:46:10 PM
Somehow the thought of Fluttershy waging war on Europe makes my day.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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