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  • posted a message on Bring back trading - Clan trading only - Diablo is missing certain social dynamics within the game
    Quote from damage424go-next


    This game will never be what we all thought it would be at release. It's a shame.

    Though I think D3 has become a great ARPG in it's own right, you're absolutely correct. 100% inarguably, Diablo 3 will never be what many/most of us had envisioned so many years ago.

    I remember damn near trembling when they first announced D3 was officially in development, because I honestly thought they would never do it. But I had no idea they would vary so wildly from D2's formula.

    They had a clearly defined starting point with D2, a clear path to continue down. But egos got in the way, and they chose to take their own path. The result was about 2 years of scrambling to figure out how to fix the hot mess that was D3 Vanilla. But....the path they chose will never truly merge with the path they could've chosen, the one provided by D2.
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  • posted a message on Bring back trading - Clan trading only - Diablo is missing certain social dynamics within the game


    I didnt insult anyone!




    You said "all" people that enjoy BoA are WoW players. I am not. Never played WoW, not for one minute. The tone, it's important. The way you use WoW as a way of dumbing down the opinions of others.



    I think of trading as part of endgame, I was a trading fool in D2, loved it.



    But I also appreciate the fun and pride that BoA brings the player. As well, I don't miss all the trash and noise created by the ravenous 3rd party trade.



    I'm impartial. If they brought trading back, I'd be fine with it, though a bit disappointed that I have to delete 50 friend requests every day from D3scamshop.com.
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  • posted a message on Bring back trading - Clan trading only - Diablo is missing certain social dynamics within the game
    Quote from Koksiigo-next
    Those few people that are still playing are obviously pro BoA. People are getting called troll for wanting to trade in an arpg...i think we reached a new low, lol. dont forget... 99,9% left the game long ago...so thats why it seems like almost everyone loves BoA and loves the game how it is if you read in the diablo forums (most of them probably wow players..maybe a couple of d2 players that hated trading)...



    50% of all internet facts are 100% true.



    Insulting everyone that plays d3 isn't going to get your piece of shit facts across as accurate.
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  • posted a message on Diablo is dead
    Quote from Babuligo-next
    I agree with this. The same rifts all over again = boring as hell. The game needs more ways to play..more choices! The gameplay is fun and i have spent many hours playing it, but i hope the make some stuff to do..:D

    Well......somehow people think of D2 as an absolute classic, despite having literally zero endgame. As problematic as rifts/Grifts/Bounties are, they offer FAR more choices for endgame play than anything Diablo 2 had. A billion Baal/Meph runs........that's not endgame.

    D3 needs a far deeper item pool, better rewards for non-rift content, and of course a drastically improved Greater Rift experience.

    PvP and trading would also help endgame. Despite being a supporter of BoA, and I would play D3 for years to come even with BoA, trading IS endgame. People like it, it keeps them engaged and adds months/years to replayability.
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  • posted a message on Diablo is dead
    I fully expected this to be a necro from 2 years ago when the same claims were being made.



    The game is quite healthy now, actually. It's normalized and it's found it's niche and player base. No game appeals to everybody.

    span>blizzard don't care much about this game makes them no money.

    The AH's made them money. What happened to that?



    PS: There will most likely be a 2nd expansion for D3. Keeping the players happy means quite literally, millions and millions of profit dollars versus if they truly didn't care.
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  • posted a message on Running out of things to do
    .. heck... more people play d2 than d3

    No. No they don't.
    in public games, seasonal and non seasonal combined, there are usually no more than 1000 people playing .. thats all the modes.

    That is a fraction of the actual number of games being played.
    span>blizz had 2 previous games + their respective expansions to know what to do, what the players liked, and what they didnt.... including the "i beat the game, what now?" part.

    Diablo 2 had way less of an endgame. It had PvP, sort-of. But aside from that, D2 didn't have half the endgame features that d3 does.
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  • posted a message on best build for solo trial runs?
    Quote from Bagstonego-next
    Your best bet of course is to group up with someone else who needs the same keys for solo, and you make a Crusader/DH team.

    ....and for the 40+ Grifts, bringing a zdps support crusader isn't a bad idea. I've played around with this build here a few times and it does a great job tanking while spreading stun + blind + freeze + slow + immobilize. I've used Laws of Justice/Immovable Object in place of what is shown in the link.

    Whole build explained, with gear suggestions ; http://www.diablofans.com/builds/1666-g40-full-support-zdps-crusader
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  • posted a message on best build for solo trial runs?
    Does anyone recommend a build that can help me get Grift Keys of at least lvl 40 solo? I seem to be stuck at 35 with my DH - and am looking for suggestions. I'd prefer to not use the barb or sader class.



    Thanks in advance!

    Wish I could help. I know a great Grift Trial build is the Seasonal Condemn Crusader. It literally vacuums all enemies right into your main attack, making a very easy go of 40+ keys. I'd follow Bags' advice if Crus ain't your thang.
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  • posted a message on ***I noticed something Interesting in the latest PTR Notes...***
    they said that since they're deepening the pool so greatly, they feel that chances toward getting a 1% drop would be even more difficult. I want there to be ultra-rare items in game, so I was a little worried when I heard this.



    However, we're only talking about 2.5% chance as opposed to a 1% chance, for example. Instances will go up of finding a Furnace etc, but it won't be too much IMO.
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  • posted a message on Crusaders are the new Barbs?
    @Cying;

    span>i listed them because you said steed charge has no place in the build

    I think you misunderstood what I meant when I said that. My point was toward the OP comparing the current state of the Crus to the Vanilla "Spin to Win" Barb, which required them to bolt from pack to pack in order to keep their buff rolling. Crusader does not require this.

    span>it turns out all mobility skills have no place in a group unless they speed up the whole group (eg barb sprint with that one rune).

    Which is what I do; http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/crusader#bdYijQ!gaSW!YbaaaY

    I boost party speed by a whopping +50% (not full time, maybe 80% uptime). So instead of arriving at a pack by myself, I arrive with 3 sidekicks. Simply put, it's faster. I can only implore you, if for no other reason that shits 'n' giggles, to try running my Condemn variant. I am one of the very few Crusaders that doesn't use Steed, and people notice. What they also notice is the party-wide speed boost, and people love it.

    As you may have noticed, people are getting a bit tired of the solo horse routine, watching one guy run ahead. So people notice I'm not bolting off on a horse fairly often.

    My Seasonal Condemn http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/BurningRope-1322/hero/55175143

    The primary differences you'll notice is that I use Shield Glare/Divine Verdict in place of Steed. So I'm getting a sweet speed boost from Wings Of Angels (Regen, Shielding, Speed boost AND all party members can move through walls and enemies) as well as the instant enemy debuff from Shield Glare/DV and an AoE +20% damage boost from all sources, on a very short cooldown.

    All that in place of a temp (dramatic) speed boost from Steed, a +8% IAS boost and the resource saving from Unstoppable Force (Which I rarely need, if ever).

    span>im going to continue playing my way and leaving pubs in my dust because theyre nothing but a mf buff to me, and if they cant even provide that for me by staying close then they are just nothing!

    If that's how you like to play, more power to ya. I'll just say; We kick people for that. By "we", I mean pubs. Steed is starting to annoy people, and putting a guy abusing Steed up for vote kick, well it's not hard to get passed. Take that any way you wish.

    span> in the end, shards are a big part of the efficiency count in a regular rift. sometimes theyre the major part as some rifts drop!

    I'm starting to notice people in pubs, more often than not, want to full clear. Many pub games, most of the players want to full clear. Myself, I'm in no hurry to accrue Shards, as they're nothing but a gamble. I'd rather full clear, personally. I just go with the flow, whatever.

    ttp://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/cying-1239/hero/51711865

    I gotta say, the one piece of gear you have that I'm a bit jealous of is that BoP. Very very nice. Myself, I have had the worst goddamn luck with shoulders. Despite dumping some 50k shards already into shoulders, every time she hands me a pair of Akkhans, they're missing CDR and Condemn damage. So I had to take the CDR, for obvious reasons.

    Looks like you're having the same issue with your shield that I did. Not being able to get CDR and Crit Chance on it. I finally nailed a really good one, with 10% CC and 8% CDR. Getting CDR off those rings is going to amount to a bunch of DPS. I sit just below 1.4 mil sheet.

    Anywho, best of luck to ya. If you get bored, give my Condemn a try and let me know what ya think. If you hate it, feel free to hurt my feelings :P
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