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    posted a message on My mixed barb
    Oh, this one can be deleted, I had a cache problem with my browser, and it appears that the topic was submitted twice
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on My mixed barb
    edit : deleted, double post
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Just sharing my RoS experiments, build, feelings, targets, and how I currently build my barb
    Hey, just to share my 60 -> 70 transition. I come from the famous WW Barb family (it was OP, yes), and I had to make a few adjustments along the way while facing increasing difficulty as I levelled up to 70.

    Started T3, ended in T1 (except for Malthaƫl for which I had to go 1 more level down, it was really late at night).

    Currently farming T1, My tag is Gryzorz#2463 (http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Gryzorz-2463/hero/1610772)

    Kinda low dps (300k), but I rely on HotA to be able to wreck things fast (2/3 crit HotA it what I consider "fast", crit is currently donig 2m5/3m5).

    I also have +20% dmg on Frenzy and +11% on HotA which provide a significant boost (and +14% on avalanche which I'm not using currently)

    I'm not sure Frenzy is the most efficient currently for rage generation & dps, but I find it pretty useful to mitigate a lot of damage since I still have a very good attack speed (1.88 attack/sec), which stuns a lot.
    Healing : 6k+ life/sec, 7k5 LoH, almost non Life on kill, and 1k life/fury spent + Inspiring Presence

    With this setup, I can heal away with 6k+ life/sec & Inspiring Presence, especially during "no dps phases", and while mono-targetting or when it's crowded, LoH & Life/Fury provide the proper boost needed.

    My main upgrade will come from the offhand : I need to find a socketted one in order to increase crit dmg a lot, since HotA damage (my main source by far) relies on it much more than crit chance.

    I still have 4 lvl60 items, so I feel pretty confident for the future. I think I'll have to drop a lot of AS at some point and I'm preparing mentally for it.

    I chose to lower DPS by picking 2 defensive passives and 1 defensive rune (stun on Frenzy) because I wanted to be able to stay in T1 in order to benefit from enhanced loots, or so I think (the tooltip says "new 70 legendaries"), because what I really didn't want to do was to farm below Torment in order to be able to switch at some point in torment.

    I guess I was right since I found a lot of stuff in a relatively short amount of time that allowed me to really feel comfortable farming T1.

    That's just the way I currently see it. There are still a lot of things I don't understand about how the new system works (which loots are good where, what is the droprate, etc... but I'm following the masses farming adventure mode, so I'm guessing that even though I do not really know what I'm doing it must no be so bad (that's a ubber-noob reasonning, isn't it ? ^^))
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on As excited as I am for the expansion...
    I just hope that items that will drop (especially legendaries) won't be legendary crap 99.9% of the time...
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Im a cyclone-monk, but i may roll a WW-barb. Got questions!
    Loving melee classes a lot, I started with a monk.
    Hit 60, farmed, spent a lot of money and made really good deals.
    With 1000+ resist all, very good armor, I can survive act 2 with a crappy DPS and 100% skills dedicated to surviving.
    Maybe I got something really wrong and did't invest in crit/crit dmg enough, nevertheless standing still to DPS is really boring to me.
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/fr/profile/Gryzorz-2463/hero/910202 (especially the amulet)

    Then I finished levelling my barb, got the same problems, then some day I discover the WW build, switches to it, and I can instantly farm act2 like it's noting, and go to act 3 for a good challenge.
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/fr/profile/Gryzorz-2463/hero/1610772 (nothing special as you can see)

    It's so fun, so fast, so versatile and so brutal that I haven't played my monk since, and probably won't whatsoever. (even great boost won't make up for the lack of mobility barbs have).

    My advice : sad to say, but reroll Barb. Comparing those 2 classes is an insult to barb.
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on 2h vs 1h+Shield
    If 2h DPS would compensate for the lack of defensive stat we get from shields, we would (monk & barbs) be split.

    At high level, suviving > dealing damage, since you ought to be alive to deal damage.

    The slower the weapon, the more time you're stuck in the swing animation (i.e : not able to simply move), that's why people also prefer 1h.

    Last but not least, stats like life/hit, that are extremely powerful at high level, work well with fast weapons.

    So long story short...2h weapons have a small DPS boost (+50% ? less ?) but lack of everything else.
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 Inferno Guide for Monks (100% working)
    This is so sad. After spending a million+ at AH, I can barely survive act2.

    I guess it's time to roll a WD to be able to properly farm :'(

    ...until they buff monk... someday...

    ANyway, awesome vid !
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Game Modes - The panacea for "Balance" in Diablo 3
    Quote from Astrand

    Quote from Gryzorz

    Exactly the very same as you do, without rankings (they stated it again a few days ago on the longest FAQ I had ever seen).

    I might have missed that one. Could you provide the source?

    BestBuy developer Q&A (still on page 1 currently, just before curse weekly roundup 5-5-2012) :

    I know you don't plan to support Diablo 3 to be a eSport - If the commnunity wants it to become a eSport(without the implied balance), would you support it with replays/spectator mode and more ?
    JayWilson: No. We don't want Diablo 3 to become an E-sport. It's OK to have PVP just for fun. Our focus is on our PVE game, and we want it to stay there.



    I still mix up eSport/ranking, because for me, ranking = players turn the game into an eSport, that's why I make the shortcut.

    That being said, I don't know how blizzard could do to include ranking without D3 to become an eSport, so maybe I'm not that wrong after all ^^
    Posted in: PvP Discussion
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    posted a message on Direct quote from Jay Wilson supporting PvP in Diablo 3
    None of this will work for you d0c, because, as you said, your incentive to play is ranking (on top of fun), which will not be part of PvP.

    Only those who can have fun without ranking will enjoy it.

    For the others, it will get boring soon and they will move to a ranked game, or will hang to the forums crying for Blizzard to implement ranking.
    Posted in: PvP Discussion
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    posted a message on Game Modes - The panacea for "Balance" in Diablo 3
    Quote from Astrand

    Quote from Gryzorz

    There are some people that would argue that the core of some previous Diablo games was PvP. I would argue "no it wasn't at all". There were no formal modes, there was no supporting systems, there was nothing. That was something we really wanted to change with Diablo 3, we want to say "You know what, there are people who really love PvP, and we want to make sure we support them.
    So, because that was important to us, we it was critical that, just like everything else, when we put PvP out, that we do it right.


    What I understand from this part is that Jay Wilson doesn't believe PvP was a core in previous Diablo. And he want to change it in Diablo 3 (which is alot different from what Bashiok is saying on the official forums). Because there was "nothing", there was also everything. And by that I mean, Blizzard didn't implement much, but players created a lot of modes because the system was very open for them. Now they want to support formal PvP modes and what I understand from that is making what was done by players (or part of it), an official part of the game. Will this include CTF, Rankings, and whatnot is yet to be seen, as we have no official information on what PvP patch will include.

    How do you understand this quote?

    Exactly the very same as you do, without rankings (they stated it again a few days ago on the longest FAQ I had ever seen).
    Posted in: PvP Discussion
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    posted a message on World first 60 attempt!
    I'm racing to be the first lvl 60 monk that goes there while never wear a left ring.

    wish me luck !

    Oh, and I'm also racing to the first lvl 29 barb that uses only 2 buttons AND uses staves.

    Crazy me.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Game Modes - The panacea for "Balance" in Diablo 3
    You're asking for many interesting things, but above all you're asking for ranking for PvP ("all those modes should include ranking").

    It's not, as you seem to think, for the "enjoyment of all".

    You need comparison to others to feel enjoyment. Fine. Don't assume everyone does.


    I get that you think Blizzard should include ranking, despite what they said, to increase replayability.
    Don't get me wrong, I think you're right, but they won't include ranking just to increase replayability. They seem to be focusing on quality PvE content to increase D3's lifetime.

    Long story short : replayability is not a reason good enough for Blizzard to consider including ranking. Your ideas are great, provided you drop the "ranking" request (and DOTA, which seems a complete new game development !).
    Posted in: PvP Discussion
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    posted a message on My Inferno build aimed at both group & solo : debuff, resilience, mobility, uptime
    Changes :
    - inner sanctuary -> serenity (the REAL "oh shit" button)
    - mantra of evasion -> mantra of conviction (so many debuff and survivability that I realized it would be useless to dodge a few debuffed shots, where I could be punching much harder instead)

    updated build :
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aWYcgk!ZeU!aZa.c
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Easy Mode Monk
    Why do so much people take exploding palm ? Seems so useless to me for 40 spirit points !

    other than that it's the ultra-classic spirit-heal build
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Monk build - maybe hardcore oriented?
    links broken !
    edit : I'll edit&comment when they get fixed
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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