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    posted a message on This Banwave is a joke imo

    Let me try to explain why i think i did not do any crime. It is as simple as this at leat in my mind.

    I probably in total killed like 50 monsters while trying this, while wasting hour in dying like an idiot preparing to try it.
    I would kill this these monsters with or without this effect anyway
    I did not by any means get any advantage of any sorts by doing that over anyone unless someone here thinks killing extra 50 nmonsters is advantage.

    I did not ruin any of you or anyones game play
    I did not affect any leaderboards or my statistics or my gear or any effect of any sorts was the result of me trying this
    I did not use this repeatedly nor did i care about it i tried once and forgot about it
    (until after they released hotfix and someone asked on chat if bug still active and i went to test if its fixed already)

    I get the whole idea of what is fair and unfair and i actually when i was trying, felt this is just plain stupid, why it is allowed.

    I probably would be OK with the ban itself (like hey dude here's the lesson for you)
    But i totaly not ok with them removing my leaderboard achievements. Which is damned hard to do and Which has nothing to do with it no direct or indirect correlation except the fact that they want to figure out the way to make punishment harder or something i guess?

    I like the fair play and i think the fact that they addressed this issue is great. The fact that they actualy went after people using it is great.
    But why they hell they touched those who tested it once or twice without doing anything with it.

    Also if they would jusst simply put a message when logging in something like "DO NOT test this cause its not right" i would think twice even before trying it.
    Guess what, they did not. And i dont really use any forums i just login to game and play it. And nothing in game warned me of possible consequences.

    So yeah i dont feel i did any crime. But its just me and i am bias so as i say forget it.

    U blame blizzard for not warning you that exploiting have consequences?

    LOL
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on GabyNator BANNED

    the Hellfire passive exploit?

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on RIP HardCore Next Season
    Quote from Mordarimgo-next

    So its a free game to play and you expect that Blizzard would update their servers whenever someone dies from lag? You gotta be kidding me!

    There is a disclaimer where you have to agree before you even start playing hardcore!

    Agreeing that means that this topic is completely irrelevant as you know the risks you take by accepting to play hardcore.

    That risk is even bigger if you try to "PUSH" as much as possible.

    Hardcore is not competitive , its survivability mostly and if you "PUSH" it to the limit you will eventually suffer the consequenses!

    I demand stable servers as they demand from me being always online.
    Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken debuff question.
    Quote from Hldemigo-next

    Found this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh5G36F9D-U



    As you can see right from the start the dmg increases for every mob there is . THis was on PTR though but I dont think they changed this mechanic. They only nerfed the values a bit.

    I'll test this when I'm home and upload video if necessary
    thanks for the search, maybe the numbers were too low for me to observe them properly :P
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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken debuff question.
    Quote from Hldemigo-next

    Hm . I need to test it. I got to say that I dont pay much attention to the "dmg number increase" I do to elites in greater rifts so you might be right. It would be shame if you are right though... But still its blizzard so ...


    I noticed though that with SS build i done way more to elites after a while ... WIth HOTA i cant say since monks EP kills shit way before I do.


    I will test this with bare hand on some t1 elite so I dont die. WIll report the results this afternoon .

    I'm almost sure the numbers don't change. The result on elites vs rift guardians were completely different. Maybe I was blind, or doing something wrong. If yes, I would be more than grateful for pointing it out.
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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken debuff question.
    Quote from Hldemigo-next

    It does bigger dmg on everyone. Its just that you dont kill regular elites long enough to notice big difference.

    That's the point. I was testing it with Yellow Rare and fighting with him for like 2 minutes. The damage did not go higher. On other hand, when fighting guardians, the damage skyrockets from 1bil to 3-4 after 30 seconds.
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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken debuff question.

    this is not mentioned in the tooltip.


    it states that each attack you do agains an enemy. Only level 25 power is restricted to work only against bosses. Is this a bug in tooltip or a bug in mechanics?

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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken debuff question.

    I may be wrong, but I was not able to see any difference in numbers when hitting Yellow Rare monster for a minute or two. However, the damage skyrocks on bosses after few seconds of fight.


    Does it work on normal / rares or only on bosses?

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Mythic rhytm explained (video)

    Shame that quinn changed the build from the main page to CoE and didn't even mentioned you there.. :P he copy-pasted your build, even the MR passive. Now he is trying to get along with this passive and record "his revolutionary" video.

    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on The RNG Thread!

    I don't know what to reroll ;) (nothing rolled yet)


    HC Season


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    posted a message on Mythic rhytm explained (video)

    Iceblink instead of Swiftness? Have you tried it? I know 15% cdr is a lot but with your CDR it's more like 3-4%. Having 10% more crit (with your ~40 it's huge difference) may help a lot.

    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on How do I build an understanding of Diablo III?

    There are some kinds of databse for Diablo 3, from the Character Calculators (that gives you basic ideas of stats and how they influence your character) to Diablo wikia and excel charts (or sites like http://d3resource.com/critcalc/). All you need to do is ask uncle google.


    However, despite of how many websites you visit you need to know few basic things - there are always some kind of hidden mechanics behind numbers. Best example is dimishing returns. I would recommend you to start with understanding what it is and how does it affect games in overall. This is the hard basic knowledge that will give you the power of recognizing what is better for your character.


    example: In Diablo 3 you have statistics like Dodge / Damage reduction (Armor) / Damage reduction (Resistances) / Cooldown reduction


    all of these statistics are extremely important and all of them are affected by dimishing returns. It means that the more of statistic you have, the less it gives. If you have 50% Cooldown reduction and get item with 10% cooldown reduction you will only get about 5-6%. Same with armor and resistances. It's never good to have like 3000 resitances but 2k armor or 20k armor but 300 resistances (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xRpZ3DhzMhan7GH_GNFggeFEV5Is4O9WwAKmIioN3p0/pub?output=html). Finding how dimishing returns work will let you know how to get maximum toughness and DPS.


    Here you got a great basic about armor and dimishing returns in D3:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149150485

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    posted a message on Broken Promises struggles with any build

    I was struggling a bit with BP as well, but I've noticed that spamming the autoattack does not help it at all. I started to control my AA and using the Spirit Generator till 3rd hit (for all the bonuses) and then stop till SSS is up. Since I have 62%CDR without gogok it's kind of "almost" up after 3rd hit. What this gives me?


    Well, when surrounded by creeps each AA hits multiple mobs - this sucks as chance for the crit is calculated on each mob separately (yes, it's I saw white and yellow numbers on same 3rd hit on different mobs) SSS always hits 1 target, so the chance for crit is lower. When I do only 3 hits and then SSS, my BP is up for 70% of the first SSS and on the second/third round it's up for entire SSS. When I stopped spamming spirit generator like mad I've observed massive DPS income. Just try and do it by urself.


    It is sometimes hard to control it but it's worth doing so.


    I'm right now on 50gr with my HC Monk with less than medicore gear and I'm doing 50s in like 4 minutes. Before I was doing it in 6-7

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    posted a message on GR 45 survival problems
    Quote from Aya84go-next

    hey alll D3 players.

    i love crusader how they are atm but i have a big problem now witch is

    wrath starving and hard to survive when they are eliets with beams and all elements

    even with 800 -1000 + resist to all. hp is near 800k. and i dont know how i can improve

    my survivability, would love to have tips what to do here

    i can kill the elite packs and all that i get the GR45 done in time but just that i die so mutch.


    heres my char http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/sakura-2278/hero/38738367

    Double unity is a must. You don't have it and that is 50% damage reduction.

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    posted a message on Blizzard announces "biggest presence" ever at gamescom 2015, but no Diablo III
    Quote from soulzekgo-next

    Quote from zultorego-next

    they are probably holding the big expac announcement for blizzcon this year.



    'big expac'?


    new act

    new class

    new areas

    new items


    Bored Since '12

    And what more do you want? Free houses and cars? This is Diablo, expansions are about new classes, acts items and areas. If you ever played the Diablo franchise you wouldn't expect more from it than this.


    Kids nowadays.

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    posted a message on Does knockback work with Strongarm bracers?
    Quote from Junogo-next

    Does multishot knockback or secondary afix knockback on hit work with Strongarm bracers and UE set?


    Last time I've checked the Strongarm Bracers DOES NOT work with %knockback secondary affix on items.

    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on World first HC GR 60 Clear

    Well done!


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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2

    Quote from silvachgo-next


    For even more speed, add Boon of the hoarder (lvl25), I use this a lot in t6 speedfarm builds :)





    To use that you must use Avrice Ring for nice Pick up radius, you wont get any buffs because creeps usually dies behind you so you can't pick up the gold.



    With the boom, they die in front of you as well, so I would expect it to work in this build.

    Yeah, it kind of works as well :) I love to farm with this build because it just makes the entire screen disappear when Mad Monarch procs ;)

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    posted a message on RImeheart - does it work with Dots?
    Quote from FalcUKgo-next

    Hi guys


    I recently picked up a Rimeheart on my Wiz and banked it figuring i would test it later, anyhow i made a WD and levelled it to 70 and thought hang on i have a semi decent 1h in the bank i can get him rolling with freshly at 70, also had a pair of Frostburns too.


    So i set about a full cold build for my WD to utilize the Frostburns and it seems not too bad, although i am using the poison haunt rune for the extra damage debuff, my fetish and pets are all cold based.


    What i want to know is, has anyone tested Rimeheart with dots at all? do they trigger the proc of Rimeheart? i know they trigger the proc on Frostburns but it seems to be on first application only, which is better than nothing, im wondering if the Rimeheart will also proc on first application or any subsequent tics if the target is frozen?


    I plan on testing more tonight with some other skills to see what can force the Rimeheart proc for a WD.

    DOTs triggers the abilities only on first application. Same goes with Crits (if 1st hit is a crit, all of them are) and special abilities of items.

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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2

    For even more speed, add Boon of the hoarder (lvl25), I use this a lot in t6 speedfarm builds :)

    To use that you must use Avrice Ring for nice Pick up radius, you wont get any buffs because creeps usually dies behind you so you can't pick up the gold.

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2

    Hey mate, I've just tried out the lighting gem and it works brilliant. When the Lighting element triggers it does zillions of damage and gives nice speed buff ;) I replaced the Pain Enhancer

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2
    Quote from Jamoosego-next

    Damn this brings back some memories of when ROS first came out... Was running heat wave wiz using the mad monarch scepter. It's an awesome item for good density maps but kinda sucks sometimes on lower densities because it tends to proc after most of the mobs are dead. Cool build nontheles.


    Kinda off topic but i think a nice change to the scepter would be instead of "after 10 kills", add a condition to it like only if there are x ammount of mobs around you or after killing 10 mobs and hitting an elite pack for the first time it procs, something like that.


    Anyway nice build and videos.

    Yeah the proc is really nice and effective. And it does work quite well with the WW because it very often procs after you travel to next group due to creeps dying behind you! You can see on the video that not once monarch exploded just when I reached a group of monsters :)


    For single target the elemental ring is more than enough, on 2nd video you can see guardian dying in seconds ;)


    I think that the affix should trigger after 20 (or more) hits. That would be nice and also would make the weapon really really good even in high grifts ;)

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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2
    Quote from Breaqgo-next

    Very creative use of an old forgotten cache mace and easy to gain gear. maybe add Wreath of Lightning gem as an option for more Movement speed. other than that , it's a stress free build , +1.

    Thank you for the good word! :)


    Sure you can change gems and some parts of equip. You even can try 6pcs without RORG and adding Bastion of Will to it. Feel free to experiment :) The Wreath of Lighting sure works wonders with Elemental rings!

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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2

    I have just created a guide for this build if someone is interested:


    http://www.diablofans.com/builds/54833-barbarian-booom-2-2-build-t6-fun-farming

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on T6 Speed Farm BOOM build 2.2

    Just uploaded a run from T6 rift with build that was made for the BOOM effect of Monarch's scepter. It comes out to be pretty damn fast way to farm T6 as elites dies from one explosion. This build requires Wastes and In-Geom for keeping up the Rage (the shout is spammable) and for permanent speed boost from Chilanik's Chain.


    Hope you like it! It's so fun to play, elites POPS like soap bubbles! If you are interested in details I can do some quick guide. Enjoy!


    my personal record with this build was about 40 seconds without any shrines and pylons


    Video of the run


    Just added new video with great density rift:


    Video of great density run

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Reuploading, you can ignore this thread.

    It's fine in my opinion

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on trial key 64+ with monk in group

    DH < Wizz right now.


    Monk for pulling and dmg buffing. And CRUS as zDPS is not relevant right now. Use WW barb with max speed, BK and %8 chance for health globe rune. He produces healthglobes like mad.

    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Just starting.... ROS now or later??

    ok so I am just starting out and before I dump countless hours into this game I am wondering if I should buy the expansion pack for the crusader/add ons or is it still rewarding to complete an entire play through first then get the expansion..
    (I am new to the Diablo series but just finished torchlight)

    THANK YOU!

    Unless you want to play as Crusader, try out the D3v and then (if you like the game) buy RoS expansion. You lose nothing but Crusader before doing the first campaign run so there is really no need of buying RoS asap.

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    posted a message on Greater Rift 42+ Help

    With worse gear I'm able to clear grifts45 without dying. Maybe the problem lies in your passives and rune choice?


    First of all, get rid of the Fury passives. Weapon Master - change it into Berserker Rage, Windshear should be changed into bloodfunnel (it gives you so much healing that nothing is even close to this). After that change the Ancients rune to one that gives you furry per their swing. And at the end, change battle Rage rune to one that gives you 8% chance for a Health Globe (it works wonders with Reaeprs). With that setup you will be almost everytime on full Rage. And mate, change that Molten gem into Taeguk. You will get like 30% dmg increase and 30% more armor (toughness will go up a lot). Change the REND rune to Cold one for dmg boost (10%). Only healing you need is Bloodfunnel from WW rune.


    You don't need 50% reduction from ancients at lvl40-45 grifts. You got enough from unity (50%) and Wastes (40%) with Bloodfunnel on WW you will be able to whirlwind through arcane/poisons/freeze affixes.


    I'm playing as barb on SC however, I never died on grift 45 (I'm currently farming this at regular basis) with that setup and I got worse gear then you (no ancients).


    Hope I help a bit. cheers.

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Reuploading, you can ignore this thread.

    Nice Video!


    The issue you mentioned are pretty self-explanatory, the only one I have doubts about are Seasonal Only legendaries. Well this is something to lure people for doing the seasons. It's not like they will disappear after season's end, you will be able to loot them at pretty regular rate. I think this one is quite ok and i don't find it as a problem.


    The n1 for me are Trials. Like whoever designed them should die and then burn in hell and then be resurrected and play trials only for eternity. N2 are the unavoidable damage affixes. Jailer should Jail, frozen should do damage on explosion. It's not fun that you can't progress further in Grifts with your HC char just because there is dmg you can't avoid. Having arcane amulet will not protect you from sudden frozen under your feet :|


    Both of those are just bad game designs. I though that Blizz can afford pretty damn good DEVs but I suppose they just don't care :P


    Well, Trials are being removed, maybe unavoidable damage will be removed as well..

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Best T6 Speed Clearing Class for S3?

    For WDs ... Jade harvester + Wormwood + Rechel's Ring of Larceny


    Or Carnevil ...


    Jade is more smoother because wormwood

    I would only change the Ring to elemental, with Poison element i crit from Haunt (2pcs harvester) for over a billion. I don't even have to harvest. Furthermore, with poison element on Elemental ring all thrash dies from the Wormwood Pestilence.


    However I found the Carnevill with 30% movement passive a bit faster. Carnevil+zuni makes so that you kill all elites on one - two darts split. Just Piranha, Dart -> proceed further. And it's quite good for clearing AoE.


    I only play HC WD so I'm more convinced to the Carnevil as it gives you superior survivability.

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    posted a message on Some questions....
    Quote from ace999lb1go-next

    I'm playing 5ww/3ik with rorg.

    1) Is it worth going for any whirlwind break points when using the IK BB?

    2) What are ideal stats on the IK belt? Mine is ancient and has 640 str/ 550 vit/ 125 all resist/ and 1177 life per fury spent . What should I reroll?

    3) I mostly solo. Would double unity with immune to death templar be better or would convention of elements be better for higher grifts? More damage or more toughness?

    4) Shoulders stat priorties? Str/Vit/Allresist/15% life or 15% rend?

    5) Chest 11% elite damage reduction or all resist?

    6) If I farm a hellfire amulet what are the 5 passives I would use?

    1. Yes.It always is, more breakpoints, more Dust Devils (because that is the rune you are using right?) more swings, more damage. Don't take PE into consideration as this will be buffing your aspd a lot but not permanently.

    2. They are OK. However healing is not a problem when you run IK+Wastes, but when you run IK+BB like in question 1 then Life per fury is perfect - after it, just go with %life

    3. It depends on what you want to do. Do you want to speedclear grift40-45? Take RORG+Elements and 50% reduction Ancient rune. Change one passive to fury gain passive and roll it. If you want to do 50+, double unity and rorg is kind of must have.

    4. Rend damage is irrelevant, don't roll it. Roll Cooldown reduction, more CDR less need of spamming Rend and pausing the Dust Devils spawns.

    5. 11% elite always.

    6. Ruthless, Nerves of Steel, Berserker Rage, Rampage and (in descending order) Brawler > Superstition > Weapons Master > Unforgiving > Boon of Bul-Kathos


    cheers

    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    "I'm just gonna play another game, probably Path of Exile Beta later today when it comes out"


    and


    "Being a D3 streamer as your full-time job is probably one of the most tedious games to stream since you have to put in extraordinary amounts of time to stay relevant to the game, where-as in other games your actual skills or entertainment value as a person will be bigger factors resulting in less time consumed."


    You know that both games depends on farming items more than skill? You bash D3 for it and then you say that you are going to play the game that is about grinding as much as D3..


    lol

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    You know that most of those who were rolleback used the one time account rollback at the bnet? That's why they were fully recovered to pre-rollback state.


    But blizz is taking care of that too ;)

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Hey ruks, just don't mind those people, they are just so into this 'i don't care' behavior that they care about not caring too much. They repeatably says 'why should you care' 'just let it go' and 'get a life' by replying to your posts 50 times per minute. And i thought that 'i dont care' means that someone really doesn't care and just ignore the topic at all. Meanwhile they say that they don't care and try to force you so you 'don't care' as well.


    Well we do care. We care about the community and Diablo franchise - after all this is the page that is devoted to diablo community, if you don't care about it just freaking go away. Call it pathetic but it's insulting to me when people that calls themselves 'pros' and 'competitive' turns out to be cheaters and exploiters that aren't even man enough to bare the punishment but they try to explain themselves. Saying that 'I've cheated because game sux' after playing it for freaking thousands of hours and making a bit of money from it is just cowardly and childish.


    MC cheated because all of them did? Really? Just to remind you the #3 DH EU Natalya85 post:


    "They even ask for it in their clans i mean.. srsly? And because of those same people others assume that everyone who's in the high grs exploits, which hurts all the other legit players like myself.


    (...) Not gonna drop my principles even if it's only a game."



    You can be competitive and not cheat at all. It just depends on you.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion


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    Obviously I'm a bit salty to be the only one being banned


    The ban just gave me even more reasons to quit.



    But seriously, why dafuq was he the only one. while everyone else got rolled back. Heck, a checked out one of Gaby's streams. DNA clan should get perma banned and not rolled back.

    If mannercookies wanted to quit, he should've just pulled a KingKongor. delete all his characters with all items in character inventory.

    @Ruksuk, dude I've played D3 since vanilla, and RoS versus vanilla MP10 days, D3v wins automatically. Decaying Crypt > FoM > weeping Hollow. was 100 times more fun that any Grift. I've talked several veteran players like myself who've agreed. Why do we play this over PoE/torchlight/etc? because there really isnt anything better to play. you could tell it by mannercookies tone when he spoke during stream. he hated the game.

    Ancient leg destroyed the meta IMO. at least for weapons. you find a corrupted ashbringer and its not ancient equates to auto trash. ancient weapons trivialized the game.


    Blizzard customer service support: pretty much worthless. took them 2 season to listen to the community about the worthlessness of Trial keys. basically, the 2 "community" legendaries are worthless, especially the ring.

    I was waiting for comments like this (Vanilla > RoS), when people start saying that vanilla D3 was better. That was just a matter of time. It goes like this with all blizzard games. I just can;t throw out of my mind people whining about inferno back in the day (pre nerf), AH, imbalanced DHs, elites' affixes and enrage time, rarity of items, shit legendaries.. and so on so on so on.... And suddenly, the D3v was better.


    Hipsters are everywhere.


    and let us not forget, doing 1000 Ball runs with a bot and 2000 MF runs was so much more entertaining than doing anything in Diablo 3. Diablo 3 sux.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion
    Quote from Natalya85go-next

    Imo perma ban is adequate for any exploit including turbo hud.


    What i don't find ok is the fact that he was the only one banned when there's so many people at the top even admitting to using THUD and oher exploits that get no punishment whatsoever. They even ask for it in their clans i mean.. srsly? And because of those same people others assume that everyone who's in the high grs exploits, which hurts all the other legit players like myself.


    Whatevs though, I stopped expecting them to do anything long time ago and i am aware that there is no competing with those guys. Not gonna drop my principles even if it's only a game.

    And this is something that majority people here that defend MC does not get. That you can always chose to play fair - even at the competitive level, so the 'he cheated because he had to' justify is just pathetic.


    +1 mate for being fair and square and not whining or cheating like MC did.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion
    Quote from Kayba7go-next

    Nobody is trying to trash MC reps, the man knew the risks and get banned and many others got rolledback already and people know who used the bloodshards exploits.


    The other streamers or non-streamers who exploited are not better than him most of them get the same responds from the community like we see in here, Do i need to call their names here for a reminder? Not going to name and shame cause that's no secret and everyone can find out, some of them have done even worse things than that, But as a streamers they have 2 options (Builds or Wrecks) reputation.


    If you build it you know you're followed even by games Devs.

    If you Wreck it you know you're followed by all the Kappa hate wagon.


    I knew it's just a game and in the same time most of the people who are in defense or offense side toward this thread are all worked up already, and that kind of action will erase the "It's just a game" idea.


    In real life sports some people use steroids and no matter what's the reason they used it for they will get the same responds from their fans and community and they will get banned from competitions.


    MC shouldn't risk his reputation just because Blizzard don't care about Leaderboards, or taking actions slowly or never listen and nobody risk that just for fun, he brought that to himself Not the fans Not the community and Not even the responds in this whole thread.


    However i don't hate MC i do really wish him all good and if he want to get back again he should take it easy and be wise as a streamer.

    Exactly that. +1

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Banning him permanently was not adequate to his doings. I agree that was a bit of harsh considering that other people were just rollbacked. However, that does not mean he shouldn't be punished at all. The punishment was harsh but he provoked it by using the exploit and he shouldn't try to justify himself or write the post of 'game is bad so I'm cheating'. If he thought the punishment was too harsh he could appeal to Blizz and keep the whole thing quiet.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Yes mate, I want more viewers for my channel that have 1 video I created for the guide for this site. Exactly that. I like your logic. Show me more of it.


    oh and where did I trash MC? I said he chickened out, lost respect and may be lying about not knowing the exploit on PTR (but somehow he knew it was revealed back then). This is 'trashing'? Did I say we should burn him or he should be banned for life? Did I insult his persona? Did I literally said anything insulting? I just said he cheated and he can't take a hit like a man. Instead he comes here and tries to say how the game forced him to do it.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Man, i though he did it to point it out to Blizzard. Or cheated because everyone did and he was forced to do it to compete... but now he did it also for shit and giggles. Damn, he had few reasons. Now I understand that.


    He was bored of the game after PTR and cheated for some fun. But just because he was bored and burned out didn't mean he was not ready to compete so he had to exploit because everyone did it. And by doing so he did a great job by pointing it out to Blizzard. So he was the ultimate victim of the system here. The game was so boring he had to exploit to make it fun. And even if it was fun enough he had to exploit because other did it. And even it the game was fun and other would never exploited it he HAD to do it to point it out to blizz.


    He completely HAD to do it and he is the victim.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    I blame Blizz for not taking care of this issue as he should. Ofcourse. I blame Blizzard for lazy patches, minimal communication with players and slow respond to any feedback. I really get pissed off when Blizz did nothing about the XP exploit back in Season 1. But just because Blizz didn't handled it right does not mean I suddenly respect exploiters and justify their doings.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Oh and by the way, did he cheat because: "I've had a bit of a habit of "forcing" Blizzard's hand when it came to issues that I felt were important and felt were needing immediate attention, probably not the best way to go about getting things done but hey it has been effective"


    he wanted to focus blizzard's attention on that or:


    "Why did I cheat, because it was already well out of control and everybody was doing it offline/other streamers off stream."


    ?

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Yeah you can, just not asap. In the end, in the group play it's the synergy and tactics that matters and in solo it's some of the skill to utilize the build and luck with pylons. He wouldn't be in the top100 for month, but the season is not a month long. He could keep playing fair and take the top100 to show those 'cheating' guys how real man deals with the problems. Instead he chickened out and joined the exploiters.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Just to clarify: "PTR 2.2 was an absolute disaster imo." MannerCookie


    After 36 YouTube videos ending with 'PTR 2.2'. He said it's disaster and he did 36 freaking videos. 36. And he says the PTR lasted too long? Well who forced you to play there and post 36 freaking videos out of it? Oh I know who - money.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    So just because Blizzard didn't react to it it's fair to abuse it? It's still cheating. If he does not like the game anymore and he is burned out why he should care enough to post a thread here? When I'm bored of something and don't want to do that anymore I quit and just forget about it. He did 'quit' and then post a whole thread about how 'I had to exploit'.


    He claims he didn't know that, but do you believe him? After what he did and after the post where he says that the game he was playing 8-12h per day is 'bad'? He changes his mind like a little girl here. He once loves the game and then criticize it like hell after he has been banned. He can 'claim' he didn't know that but as he said 'he is competitive' player and I find it weird that neither him or his team mates wouldn't know about it until now. If he was so FORCED by others to cheat to compete he also was FORCED by others to learn about exploits as fast as possible.


    You take his word. The guy who loved the game a night before he was banned and the guy who says it's bad a day after he has been banned. Nice.


    and he states:

    "Oh and let's not forget that the blood shard bug was discovered during PTR, well before the release of the patch."


    suddenly he know that but he didn't know it a day before he started using the exploit. Oh yeah.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Yeah, I have said that the example is quite bad but was used just to give a point. And telling that "as if MannerCookie was some kind of divine figure to you and now it turns out he's the devil himself Seriously... it's a game." means that we should not respect players because they achieve something just by the game? He was not divine. I never said so. I said he had my respect but he lost it. And saying that we should not blame him just because it's normal on the competitive level to cheat - is just putting him as a 'victim' of bad system.


    He never, ever was forced to cheat. It was his choice and nothing justifies that. If he want the 'respect' of the community he can't just write 'oh my I'm so poor everyone did it so I had to do it' letter. He should report the exploit during PTR, show it ONCE on the stream and then stop exploiting and play fair. That would be the great way to earn the respect. Not exploiting the shit out of it and then writing the 'I am sooo victim of the competitve scene here' story.


    You jump to conclusions rather fast.


    EDIT: just to be clear, I don't think we shoyld 'burn' him, I just think that justifying him is pathetic.

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    posted a message on PSA: Just to clear some confusion

    Following your logic - if you get cough on that speedway would you blame police for giving you a ticket? And would you justify the poor guy who deliberately broke the law only because other people did the same? This is kind of logic where everything can be justified. Why should we buy games? There are thousands and millions of people pirating them, why shouldn't we? If they do it, I should do it.


    I better be fair competitive player than an exploiter that get his #1 by cheating the game. Maybe he got his #1 but noone pays respect to that. MannerCookie was not 'forced' to cheat. No one stood near him with a gun telling him to cheat. He could chose the fair way of grinding and earn even more respect of the Diablo community. But somehow he felt a 'need' of cheating and through this he destroyed all of his history as a 'good' fella that gave us a lot of insight in barb and crus classes. What you say it's like saying 'We should forgive Oscar Pistorius the murder, he was so good back in the past'. I know that may be a bad example as this case is about cheating in a game not a murder, but we can't forgive someone that he cheated just because he was a good fela in the past.


    He cheated. He has made that decision. He didn't have to. He could be clear. Instead he cheated, streamed it and lost all respect. It was his choice and nothing in the world justifies that (well unless the really had a guy pointing him with a gun). He lost my respect, he lost respect of many people. But that's how it is when you make a bad decision. You need to bare the consequences.


    EDIT: And about Manner being honest. What? He just tries to 'tell a story' here. He would be 'honest' if he would cheat silently and then admit to it. Being honest after everyone could see what he did is not a big perk.

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    posted a message on [2.2] Barbarian Viable Build List

    zodiak is Season Only ;) That's why it is not discussed here :P

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    posted a message on Conspiracy Theory Bloodshards

    Well I want to meet your girlfriend then. You may not believe me but the test cases for each individual part of the testing process are usually containing many variables. We do a sweep (called smoke tests) tests often but also we do complex tests of one location for a whole freaking day in context of dialogues / AI / setpieces and the interaction between them. Imagine, that some projects had reported over 200,000 issues in JIRA environment. If you think that testers report like 1 issue a day and does not literally test map inch by inch - you are wrong.


    Hope you have a nice day with your supermodel mate.


    And about the PTR testing - it's just an excuse for bad QA. They have to have QA anyway - they are releasing patches for consoles and that requires a console submission process and compliance testing. But hey, compliance engineers are not functional testers ;)

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    posted a message on Conspiracy Theory Bloodshards

    lol. As I said 'it's just a matter of time'. And this issue was not like complex one. It was rather simple to find. If they knew that they had problems with GR multipliers in the past, they should have tested them thoroughly. They did not, because they don't have a proper QA. What they do is they release PTR and hope that players will test things for them for free. And testing for free ends like this everytime.


    PS. I'm currently working as a Senior Functional Game Tester and games that I was working on were never spoiled by such a BIG exploits. It's all matter of time. With enough time testers are able to test everything.


    You jump to conclusions rather fast, don't you?

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    posted a message on Mannercookie banned!

    The troll theory is pretty valid, but it did extremely lucky paired with the devs announcement about 'taking care of exploiters'.


    Even if he is trolling, the devs on both - EU and US forums are not 'trolling' with the warning post. And when they say that 'appropriate' steps will be taken then it is just a matter of time.

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    posted a message on Mannercookie banned!
    Quote from B4bulinaygo-next

    WEll in this case EVERY stream of D3 should be banned cause all used this exploit, and i think they dont really care. They just creat another account and 1 week later they have same stuff.... So yea, thx blizzard for punishing people who actually prove your dev they have many things to learn

    If they found the exploit, they should report it immediately and stop using it at once. Not abuse it for few days.

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    posted a message on Conspiracy Theory Bloodshards

    The QA is there to test everything and it's possible to test everything - it's just matter of time. Maybe they got bad QA?

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    posted a message on Conspiracy Theory Bloodshards

    They might just have a quite bad QA lab. There is no 'exploit team' I suppose, just a bunch of testers inside QA Lab doing their job.. and they probably are doing their job badly. They just got lazy because they think PTR will do enough testing and they probably shrinked their QA. But let us be honest - good QA lab is filled with professional people that should find every single bug there is, there is no better testing. Not a PTR or any kind of 'beta release' can replace QA Lab. They just wanted to save some cash and that is how it ended. Good that they need to keep some compliance engineers for console submissions, otherwise there would be console PTRs and fuckload of bugs ;o

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    posted a message on Blizz acknowledges blood shard exploit, abusers most probably getting a ban

    He might be the one we know that get banned. Other players, like not-streamers and not a public persons could just keep the info for themselves. We don't really know how many of those were banned. Manner ban was loud because he was banned live on stream. But perhaps, the same wave of banns punished more common joes.

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    posted a message on Blizz acknowledges blood shard exploit, abusers most probably getting a ban

    Mannercookie waa just pernamently banned while streaming live. They will ban people.

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    posted a message on Mannercookie banned!

    He is banned. Pernamently. Check his strea and reddit

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    posted a message on RIP Trials. Future Removal Confirmed

    more like

    "We are going to remove trails in 2.3"


    at the very day 2.3 comes out - we decided that trials will not be removed at 2.3 because we are not happy about the state of greater rifts right now.

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    posted a message on Blood Shard drop glitch

    You can find it while doing bounties.

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    posted a message on Blood Shard drop glitch

    Yeah. Like they 'ban' people exploiting the XP in season 1 ;)


    They literally don't care. It's safe to assume they will not ban anyone.

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    posted a message on Barbarian 'Fast and Forious' T6 speedfarm build

    I've just created the build on build editor:


    http://www.diablofans.com/builds/54446-fastest-barbarian-in-goem-fast-and-forious-t6


    Going to add video today.

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    posted a message on [2.2] Barbarian Viable Build List

    Just created a build, here is the link if you want to see 'details' ;P

    http://www.diablofans.com/builds/54446-fastest-barbarian-in-goem-fast-and-forious-t6

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    posted a message on [2.2] Barbarian Viable Build List

    Hey mate, try this:

    http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-class-forums/barbarian-bastions-keep/115577-barbarian-fast-and-forious-t6-speedfarm-build


    I don't know why people ignore Raekors with In-Goem but in good rifts you can do all rift lvls within a 2-3 minutes. I need to instal fraps and place some gameplay video ;)

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    posted a message on Barbarian 'Fast and Forious' T6 speedfarm build

    Well the good side of this build is that you don't need avarice or BotH gem. The only requirements are charge set and In-goem. You can place whatever gems you need and also you can experiment with different rings (2 slots are open). The only minus of this build is that you can hit a rift where you have like 0 pylons and 1 elite pack :P

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    posted a message on Barbarian 'Fast and Forious' T6 speedfarm build

    Yeah, the In-goem is a must ;) but the clear speed with this thing is just amazing. I can't even compare it to anything else (I'm sometimes running 6ik+bul+avarice and this is way slower in most cases). In majority of rifts you just charge through rift without any downtime and kill the guardian within the 15 seconds of in-goem reduction easily.

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    posted a message on Barbarian 'Fast and Forious' T6 speedfarm build

    EDIT: Video uploaded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBTBpttgxI


    So, recently I was testing the fastest way to farm T6 and I came out with this kind of idea (already tested and approved):


    IK and Wastes got good clear speed and perma movement buff from either Bulkathos (30%) Sprint (30%) and Boon (30%) and you can also add the bracers that gives speed buff when destroying something. This kind of setup allows you to clear rifts really quick. But it still wasn't enough and the yellow packs were not dying as fast as they should (I had to go through them few times). Then I looted In-Goem and came out with this old school idea:


    - Charge set + In-Goem and any ancient main-hand slow weapon for max damage.

    In good rifts you got perma Berserker up (becasue In-goem reduced the cooldows by 10 seconds everytime elite is killed) and you charge through all the rift without any kind of cooldown on Charge. After killing first elite pack I can literally CHARGE through half-empty rift in speed of light. Due to almost-perma Berserker buff (50%) bastion set (50%) I just rape the yellow packs (one charge and go further for more elites). Also you can have pernament IP on this build (50% damage reduction) so you don't die to electrify or some other shit by mistake (yes this allows you to slack as hell and still clear it in light speed)


    This is by far - the fastest way to clear rifts. I'll try to upload some video to show you guys the build details and the clear speed but it's quite like the Quin's God Monk.. just instead of dash - you charge :)


    The only downtime is when you can't find elite pack or pylon within like 18 seconds :|


    the build:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#SciRPj!SjXZ!bYZcZa


    You can replace ancients with anything if you have some really god 1h weapon (I'm stuck with 2,6dps mace). The Rend is there to activate the another 50% from Bastion when facing Guardian ;)


    EDIT: The gear setup:


    - You can go Bastion Set + Raekors set + Vile wards and belt of your choice

    - You can go RORG + Elements + Raekors set + IK 2 parts (belt is one of it) + Vile Wards

    - You can go RORG + Elements + Raekors set + Hexing Pants + Vile + Belt of your choice


    however the bastion set works the best here i think

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    posted a message on Zuni's 6piece Bonus: How does it work?

    Hmn, I expected that answer. I think that is a little bit sad. Playing a pet-focused Build means you dont have to cast that much spells anyway. But then forcing a player to regularily cast spells on enemies that deal about no damage (in comparison to the pets) just to keep up a debuff for you pets, is not very cool. It feels like I am the support for my Pets.

    It would have been cooler the other way around: "Enemies hit by your pets recieve XXX% more damage from your spells for 4 seconds."

    Well with %dmg skills as bad as WD have (our best is what? 400% weapon damage? That is even less than other class generators ;)) the buff would have to be enormous (like 1000% or more).

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    posted a message on Zuni's 6piece Bonus: How does it work?

    Use Haunt - Poisoned Spirit with Rush of Essence passive


    You can just spam that Haunt for 20% increased dmg and it also jumps to nearby enemies keeping the Zuni bonus up on all times.

    Generates Sycophants really good as well

    Haunt itself does not keep the buff for all the time it's up. It applies the buff for 4 seconds when it HITS but after that you need to reapply the haunt again in order to keep the 6pcs bonus. The Haunt DOT does not keep the buff up!

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    posted a message on Zuni's 6piece Bonus: How does it work?

    Don't think so, it's quite late, I'm going to check that tomorrow tho ;)

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