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    posted a message on Some end games ideas for Diablo 3.
    ....That is what inferno is. Also, they already said that they are opposed to an "open world" game because the way their systems are set up it is almost impossible to do without revamping everything (Linear quest setup etc)
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    posted a message on So how is Act 2-4 on 1.03?
    Seemed easier on my monk. For some reason i am spiking to 1500 Ping constantly i can still survive pretty well though. Face tanked some elites in act 2 with Molten / Arcane enchanted while i was lagging lol
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    posted a message on Nether tentacles nerfed with 1.0.3?
    Yes it is exactly what you are stating. Being able to spend 10 hatred on a skill that does effectively 500% weapon damage is a tad ridiculous don't you think?
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    posted a message on What does it mean?
    If not trolling...

    Nerfed means they make something good and make it worse (like "Nerfing" damage by 20%, or "nerfing" stun duration to 1 second from 2 seconds)

    IAS = Increased Attack Speed, so if it is nerfed (in this case effected too? lol) it does not do as much (or has lesser values in general)

    To add to that list:

    PvP - Player Versus Player
    PvM - Player Versus Monster (AI)
    GF - Gold Find
    AR - All Resist
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    posted a message on Wand for sale
    A couple thousand if that. (5-10k) At that level inferno items start showing up with the reduced level requirement affix allowing level 48's to use weapons with over 500 dps so it is not very good :( Sorry.
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    posted a message on Nub discussion, do you always pick the 'next best' rune?
    You are not being punished for your play style. You are simply given skills to try out during the leveling process to slowly develop a play style. If you were to move the "Last rune" to earlier levels that would completely defeat the purpose of a rewarding leveling process... Then you would have every rune / skill combination at level 30, getting over 10 skills per level that you could try out. That to me is just overkill. I remember being sad that I never got my Seven-sided strike Fulmination rune until level 60...guess what? I hated it at 60, felt stupid, sure someone might like it, but even though i really wanted it the rune just didn't fit my play style.

    What i guess i am trying to say is, being eased into all the skills is a good thing, try out all the skills, don't have a closed mind. Try out skills as you level to help you get a feel for your class.
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    posted a message on Nub discussion, do you always pick the 'next best' rune?
    The idea is that they want you to keep getting new skills throughout the game. What is the fun in starting at level 1, with every single skill available. Levels would do almost nothing for you but a few stat boosts. Now every time i level my new character I can get a new skill, passive, or rune. It provides a more entertaining and rewarding leveling experience. I use the first unlocked rune on my monk for a few skills, and the final unlock for others, it is all opinionated and depends on your play style etc.
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    posted a message on Really need some advice...
    To be honest, i would just recommend swapping out Transcendence with Resolve(Works amazing with sweeping winds, might want to change to fire circle for increased radius) , drop cyclone strike and get blinding flash (either the increase in damage or the increase miss chance by elites) it will probably help A LOT. Another thing is you might want to try to invest in a ring with AS, or more LoH. I found a 60 dex 60 vita 150 LoH ring for something like 300k, which really isn't bad. Remember Increased Attack Speed is REALLY good. You can probably drop some all resists for some life on hit/ attack speed since you probably are dying from not being able to sustain a fight rather than burst damage.

    Edit: Currently on US servers there is an 8% life, 96 dex, 26 cold resistance, 172 life on hit amulet i would recommend (95k atm) I did not realize you have 45k hp, i currently have 31k hp with a lot less defensive stats than you and survive fairly well (sometimes molten / plague cause problems but that is it, kiting pretty much solves the problem (kite -> serenity dps -> kite)
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Monk Act 3-4 Help.
    If you look at the guy above me we has a few key things that you seem to be missing, i can't really tell by your screenshot (The numbers are kind of blurred) but it looks like you have 1.52 aps, which is pretty low. Even though you have 800 Life on hit, upping your aps to 2 will drastically increase your survive ability. Also, are you using resolve? If so are you keeping it up on targets, sweeping winds can help A LOT with keeping up resolve while kiting. Movement speed can also help when kiting mobs. I personally am still stuck on act 3, but have a lot worse stats than you (450 LoH, 1.9 APS, 550 All resist, 4.5k armor, 31k life, 26 block) however, after reading these forums these tips helped me a lot through act 2, never underestimate attack speed ^.^
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    posted a message on A question about +%damage weapon stat
    Quote from 0ctrl


    Well obiously life steal was not really included in my question. It falls in the misc category, like freeze on hit and stuff.


    Ok, life steal is not included, it doesn't make my other point false. I would MUCH rather have a weapon with 1.7 APS with 1k DPS than a weapon with 1 APS and 1.1k DPS. The increased life on hit (almost twice as much, due to higher speed) is still something to take into consideration. So you still have to look at crit, increased crit damage, APS , and damage. THEN you can only look at stats...and also procs like Fear, Stun, Freeze, Life on Hit, etc.

    Also, as others said above crit% and crit damage cannot be calculated in weapon damage because it depends on your other gear. IE: Crit damage% does more if you have more crit and vice versa.
    Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
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    posted a message on A question about +%damage weapon stat
    Quote from 0ctrl

    so basically, when choosing a weapon, I should only look at the general DPS and +dex/str/int/vit, cause all other stuff is insluded in the DPS anyway?

    EDIT: I´m pretty sure +crit modifiers are included already...

    Not necessarily, for me (a monk) i would take 600 LoH, and a 1.7 Attack Speed weapon over a weapon with 1 APS and no life on hit(or even with 600 life on hit) any day, even if they have slightly less damage. Just because something has higher damage doesn't mean it will be better for you.
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    posted a message on Weapon damage on skills
    I am almost positive it takes your weapon damage IE, it takes the 500-600 weapon damage on a 1100 Dps on a 2 aps weapon. So in this case, if you have a weapon with 1 APS, and also has 1100 dps, it takes the damage from the 1000-1200 range, meaning you do MUCH more damage. Using seven-sided strike, earthquake, and long cd's normally favor 2h weapons. Dual wielding works by swinging one weapon, then the other. So if you are on que to use weapon one, it uses weapon 1's damage for the attack, if you are on que for weapon 2, you use weapon 2's damage for the strike. Dual wielding bonus is 15% ias, nothing more. This is also the reason while you need two weapons of similar quality to make dual wielding worth it.

    Note: I am PRETTY sure this is how it works but not 100%... i tried seven sided strike with dual wielding, 2h, and 1h. It seemed dual wielding was pretty much the same as 1h shield, and 2h was much better than 1h weapons.
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    posted a message on Act2 Inf => What am I doing wrong ?
    You look like you should be good, like the above poster said maybe a bit more vitality, and i would try to get SOME life on hit to help surviving over a period of time (i have 350 life on hit atm and it makes a HUGE difference)
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Highest thorn damage afflix?
    i've seen a 3550~ thorns damage belt. Do not think i still have it though. Was an act 1 blue, so i am sure there is higher.
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    posted a message on Idea for Inferno
    Quote from Yemmiz

    To be fair, act 1 and 2 are not really a problem if you got the proper gear. But as a WD, even with great gear I get one-shot by mostly everything in act 3 and beyond. I understand that the difficulty should take a leap, but getting one-shot by ranged monsters does get tedious.

    Meh, that's how i feel like as a monk in inferno for act 2 atm, like everyone said "Oh, just farm gear and get over it" Which, is true. However, i HATE act 2, it is a melees hell. Monks have 0 slows (that are worth taking) and running in circles from the dozens of mobs that can kite you (not to mention when the elites get to have molten / fire chain / fast affixes on) it does become tedious and quite annoying. I am also pigeonholed into a build taking 4 defensive skills (Breath of Heaven, Blind, Serenity, Aura) and my other 2 skills are also for defense even if they aren't "defensive" (Sweeping winds with large AOE to put up resolve(a passive) and my spirit generator which increases armor). If i drop any of these skills i die just that much faster, not to mention if i try to go toe to toe with something without a cooldown i die. Resulting in me kitting for a tremendous amount of time. Currently i have about 500 resist, 6k armor, 26 block chance for 3k damage and anything past maghda is almost instant death with all of my defensive skills ;/

    However, act 1 i can put up 5 offensive skills with 1 defensive skill (remaining with my defensive passives) and face tank everything without a second glance (enless its a really lame affix like Frozen /molten/plague/firechains; which i only have to kite a little bit) The jump in difficulty is just a little too intense for my taste. I liked diablo 2, mindlessly farming and trying out different builds all day. I can't stand being pushed into one singular defensive build that cannot kill anything and still cannot survive effectively.
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