Hi, I consider myself as a less skilled player and the only level 60 char I have right now is a P-lvl 57 barb,
I mainly lurk in this forum for gaining knowledge of gears and game mechanics, and with the help of numerous posts I was able to build my current character and farm MP8 without dying too much:
I currently have a few understandings about this build but I am not sure if they are correct. Therefore I would be highly appreciated if someone can correct me :-) Plus, any suggestion on my current gear/skill set up would be really nice.
1. Will weapon mastery benefit from both main-hand and off-hand weapons? If so, then with a mighty weapon equipped, is it true that every hit (including run-like-wind tornadoes) will generate 3 additional fury, or just the hit from mighty weapons (as skill like HotA will alternate between MH and OH)?
2. Is it true that if I hit multiple target at once (e.g. 5), I will gain 5 * 3 * 1.2 (Animosity Passive) = 18 fury just from the mighty weapon?
3. During single target fights, even if I crit every time I hit with HotA, it is not guaranteed that I will gain the 15 * 1.2 = 18 fury from the Battle Rage. Therefore it's not always possible to spam HotA till the single target dies, right?
4. Does applying Rend qualifies as "hit"? If so, if I apply rend to multiple target at the same time, will Rend be free?
- 6/2/2013 4:34:41 PM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
3/5/2013 12:34:18 PM
I really like the call of ancients idea. That skill was so cool and so never used :-(Posted in: News & Announcements
3/5/2013 12:34:18 PM
I really like the call of ancients idea. That skill was so cool and so never used :-(Posted in: General Discussion
1/31/2013 6:40:13 PM
Posted in: General DiscussionQuote from Xenocow
Yepp, completly agree.
Over simplyfying to a degree where you dont have to use your brain anymore isnt good at all.
Games need to be hard to master Thats the whole fun^^
As one of the so called "brainless noob player", here is my perception of "fun":
For me, playing video games is a lot like having a beer. Do I feel like to solve a system of linear equations in order to open the bottle? No. As a research scientist, solving hard problems is part of the job description. Therefore I prefer giving my limited brain a break while relaxing. I really enjoy the idea of mindlessly smashing monsters (with D3's awesome combat system) 99% percent of the time and only once in a while (1% of the time) stop to think about how can I improve (with no punishment on making "bad" skill/rune decisions). I don't mind being "sub-optimal" or "slow" in my farming process, since I play this game just for the relaxation. I also have long term motivation for this game, smashing foes once in a while with my character slowly progressing. And I assume there are quite a few players like me.
Therefore, I don't think the existence of "oversimplifying games" is a bad thing, and I am very happy that there are such high quality games like D3 for me to play.
P.S. Sorry for the bad English
9/20/2012 7:06:04 PM
So today I went to DFans and it seems that the torchlight 2 is available. I liked TL and I think of it as a fun game worthy of the 20 dollars.Posted in: Off-Topic
But I just cannot get on their website... Is it just me or their server is down?
BTW I am still a huge D3 fan who enjoy multiple games at the same time XD
7/7/2012 3:13:28 PM
TL;DR: 0MF ACT II might be more rewarding in terms of more ilvl 62+ rares. NV buffs make the difference in MF not that noticeable.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I am sort of a below average noob player, so the only comfortable play style for me is to tank all the mobs with my face and only avoiding fires on the ground. Therefore I found ACT III progressing too stressful for my current gear and skill. So the farming option for me is just ACT I or ACT II. I can clear ACT I with my eyes shut and ACT II without dying in my current defensive gear. Thus, I want to try to get some MF gear and see which one is more rewarding: 100MF ACT I or 0MF ACT II.
First I will show some simple math reasoning, which is based on the following assumptions:
1. Our goal in farming is to get the maximum number of ilvl 62+ RARE+ items while having fun.
2. MF will not increase the number of items nor the ilvl of items, only the likelihood of this item being blue/rare+.
3. The chance of getting a rare increase linearly with MF. For example, if you originally have 10% chance getting a rare item, with 100MF you now have 20% chance.
So now let's assume you have 30% chance of getting a rare off a champion pack. Then after 10 packs, in average you will have 3 rare items. But if you have 100MF, you will get 6 instead of 3. This seems quite an advantage. However, NV buffs come into play. You will get one guaranteed rare for every pack you kill. With 5 NV and 0MF, you will have 10 + 1.75 * 3 = 15.25 rare items. With 5 NV and 100MF, you will have 10 + 2.75 * 3 = 18.25 rare items. With some RNG, this will hardly be that noticeable.
Now considering the fact that ACT II drops twice as many ilvl 63 items and 50% percent more ilvl 62 items than ACT I, you might have a much more satisfying experience in ACT II in our current setting.
Indeed, I use quite a few made up numbers in these equations, but the ideas are the same. (I might be able to build some models using Bernoulli distribution for a likelihood ratio test and confidence intervals in order to obtain the probability of getting more ilvl 62 rare items in ACT I or II, but that will be even more boring to read XD).
For the past week, I have been trying to farm ACT I with 100MF or ACT II with 0MF at the frequency of 2 hours every two days (an extremely small sample). I found 2 upgrades in each ACT, but I have to say I like ACT II a lot better. Personally I feel more satisfying to identify ilvl 62+ items, while in ACT I I sometimes need to identify and vendor several ilvl 55- rares in a row, which is annoying.
Sorry for the long post, and I do not know how to attach a photo of potato :-)
7/7/2012 2:38:59 PM
I found my 1033DPS one hand mighty weapon with 130str + 120 Vit and 1800 life after kill in ACT II, and a 1450 DPS two hand axe with 140 str in ACT I butcher. Both are ilvl 63, though. So I guess you do have a better chance at ACT III and IV.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
7/4/2012 4:08:41 PM
My personal route for ACT 2:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
1. start on Black soul stone chamber quest.
2. Start in the black cannon mines, hunt for 2-3 packs then go to the XX outpost and go back, hunt till 5 stacks.
3. Go kill ZK with the 5 stack, and bring Leah and Adria with you :-)
4. Clear the rest of the ACT with 3 followers. This part can vary from your confidence with your gear and the amount of free time at your disposal.
5. Kill Belial :-)
Not saying Adrai and Leah will be of any great help, just feels nice to have so many minions following you around XD
6/30/2012 12:47:15 PM
I guess the most obvious indicator would be the price of the Essence. Pre this hotfix it goes about 1.8K each, so I just mindlessly savage any ilvl 60+ item (ilvl 60 item have a nice chance getting inferno essence as well). Now each one goes for around 1.1k, therefore I have to choose between savaging and selling (OTZ so much more work...)Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
So my guess will be there are a whole lot more ilvl 60+ items dropping for everyone.
6/21/2012 1:48:45 AM
So today when I was progressing inferno ACT 2 for the first time, I got into one of the dungeons where the blood is located. I encountered 2 packs (in 2 different places) of elites that totally facerolled me, so I decided to bypass them and cleared the rest of the dungeon. Then I realized I have to pass them to get to the quest item.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Then I picked a safe corner area and planed to drag them over there and suicide. When they followed me to that little platform, I thought why not try to smash them and die in the middle of battle? Then I leap in, ignore pain, WotB, and beat the shit out of them XD
I kited them around that place for a bit to wait for Leap/Ignore Pain/Pot CD, but it was totally not that bad. And it feels so so awesome when I collect their crappy loot. I think one of the pack is the mobs that can keep spinning and slice you into small pieces, with fire puddle + fire chain + molten + XX that made my barb shit in the ilvl 60 pants. But not any more :-)
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