Many people tend to have troubles keeping up WOTB on lower MPs (which are the best for farming XP and usually also for legendaries unless your DPS is super high). An easy solution is to switch to a higher MP, but then the runs become ineffective and inefficient due to the lower killspeed.
How to keep up WOTB in MP0 and 1 (for low budget builds):
1) Gear specifically for IAS and Critchance, try to get ~40k DPS (MP0) or ~70k DPS (MP1) unbuffed and IAS/Crit on as many slots as you can get
2) Don't kill every single trash mob. Focus on large groups of mobs
3) Use Bash Instigation in combination with Sprint Tornadoes and Whirlwind Spam for additional Fury gain.
4) Make use of objectives when there are no mobs around, quickly bash them. Use Warcry to bridge periods without enough mobs.
5) Permanently SPEND your fury! This means spamming battle rage and also sprint tornadoes, even when they are still up.
6) Don't waste time picking up all Rares - only pick up legendaries, rings, amulets, shoulders, gloves, bracers and certain weapons.
7) Use Boon of Bul-Kathos, if you still lose WOTB sometimes, use Animosity if you can have it up for an entire run.
Instructional video & Barb gameplay:
- 1/2/2013 5:54:52 PM Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
12/20/2012 8:11:57 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from shadowbaneQuote from BagstoneI didn't get the part "Note that unless through the account restoration earned gold or material goods." (yeah, I saw the [sic]).
That sentence should be translated as 'Note that gold and commodities gained through account restoration will not be subject to these restrictions (i.e. will not be account bound)'.
Which is a shame since the prices of radiant star gems on the Asia server were about the same as flawless star gems (~2m) last I checked. Kinda gives you a feel for how bad the duping situation is over there.
The gem dupes most likely resulted from something else, not just rollbacks. The prices even in EU and US went down to 3-4 million per radiant star gem. Now they are up to 20-25 million gold.
If I remember correctly, there was a dupe possible that if you sold gems and bought them at the same time, you ended up having them on both accounts.
Now the prices went up to 25 million gold per gem, which is even more than before (despite less people playing the game and despite Blizzard removing non-flawless star gems from inferno). A possible reason for this could be, that Blizzard took a macroeconomic approach and used a fiscal policy to purchase gems themself, to help the market to stabilize again after the duping method got fixed.
12/19/2012 7:17:06 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from JaetchI like the account bound idea. However, that still won't stop the first wave of duping, considering the "originals" will be account bound, yet the "duped" items won't.
Set A feigns getting hacked, A items are account bound, B items are duped results. Set B feigns getting hacked, B items are account bound, C items are duped results. Set C feigns getting hacked, etc. Now three sets (A, B, C) all have the same items.
This does, however, prevent the game economy from further damage. However, it won't stop a bunch of people from having the same items. Didn't watch your video, so I don't know if you made comments on any of that.
I was talking about that in detail in my vid.
1) It takes a lot more rollbacks now - for example, 31 rollbacks instead of 5 to dupe 32 manticores. So it is a lot more complicated to duplicate items and takes a lot more effort and time. Rollbacks are limited per account (max 2 as someone pointed out), which means you would have to purchase 32 accounts instead of 3 accounts.
2) If someone is duping now, you will be able to identify the source of the duping. If 2 people were the same item ('new dupe') you can be 100 % sure that one of them was the duper - and that's easy to figure out with diabloprogress etc. Right now, it is in most cases 1 person duping 32 manticores and 31 innocent people wearing it, because they purchased it as cheap upgrade from the AH.
12/19/2012 5:39:39 PM
Blizzard changed the way how rollbacks are done and how items are restored to the account in Asia. If you do a rollback now (e.g. after you got hacked), all items will become Bind on Account. You can't sell or trade them anymore!Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
This change was introduced to stop the duping of items, which was often done by abusing the rollback system and using it in an unintended way.
Translation (by d3somepage):
We understand that accounts being stolen is not fun, which is why we provide account restoration. However, we recently found a number of cases of customer service being lied to about theft, in order to get extra items. Accordingly, we have decided to update the account restoration policy in Asia to help players, and at the same time protect the game economy. This change will reaffirm our view that fraud is theft, and take a stance of "zero tolerance".
Starting at 11:00AM Taiwan time on December 18, 2012, all Diablo III restored equipment (including in inventory and the stash), such as weapons or armor, will be bound to the account. This means that these items will not be able to be traded with other players or placed on auction, but they can still be shared with other characters in the account to use, or sold to the commodity NPCs. Note that unless through the account restoration earned gold or material goods. [sic] After the implementation of these policies, as in the past, we will constantly monitor the economic environment within the game, and make additional adjustments if necessary. (Note: once the player account restoration is completed, future drops in the game, or equipment items received through transactions, are not affected by account binding restrictions.)
The account restoration service is to help the players deal with account theft, and we hope that no one would need to use this service. Protect your account security from theft; the best approach is to ensure your computer's security, and use the Battle.net account security, such as the Battle.net authenticator. Further protective measures cannot be guaranteed perfect because of human negligence; according to our data, we often see many players' accounts stolen a second time, after the first time they were stolen, since they did not take any action to protect themselves.
The game economy is an important part of the quality of the gaming experience, and any attempt to use fraud to obtain additional items may cause harm to the economy and the experience of other players in the game. We hope to give a warning to those of dishonest behavior, and further strengthen the stability of the economy and provide a better gaming experience for all players.
I also made a video about it, to explain the changes and the original problem we had with duping and rollbacks in more detail.
11/26/2012 12:10:31 PM
3 billion XP to reach Paragon 100? Learn to calculate. (top right, first paragraph)Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
11/1/2012 12:07:39 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from AndeadI just bought a Radiant Star Emerald for 8,872,720 and I got an 8mil refund.
The gem was only 872,720. WTH is going on here.
Same, just in larger scale. Either someone forgot a 0 when listing 100 Radiant Star Gems, or, the more likely version, we got even further evidence for dupes and the people doing the dupes just want to sell the gems asap.
[17:00:49] DH - nugiyen:
10/29/2012 8:54:02 AM
Is there anyone that ever tried that 'rollback' method and got proof of it? It is a possibility and can even explain the gem prices, where someone bought 100 Gems, then rollbacked it 10 times, making it 100-200-400-800-1600-3200-6400 etc (just like with the manticores).Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I also consider that a duplication of items tho, and something that needs to be prevented. It shouldn't be hard to track down all battletags involved with those duped items (who is putting them up on the AH? we have AH history! also check if the battletag ever did a rollback).
I know that Blizzard is not monitoring ingame trades, gold selling on third party websites is a million $ business and they trade the gold via trade window.
tldr: whether it's ingame duping or duping via rollbacks doesn't matter, it needs to marked as top priority issue and fixed soon!
10/28/2012 6:06:45 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Gnarfthese are all legendary items so its not impossible to have a few identical but still...this looks very fishy, especially the 400k per gem
http://www.diablopro...om/item/6932001 is a rare for example. You can find 1000s of those, I'm going to ask the owner of Diabloprogress to add a functionality that shows how many people are wearing the exact same item.
10/28/2012 5:04:38 PM
Posting this video to raise awareness.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
1) Gem Prices
Radiant Star Gems (highest quality gems) are down to 200-400k per piece on the Asian AH. Those gems cost 20 million gold to craft. In the European and US Auction House, gems also started to drop the price significantly since a few days.
One and the same Manticore (1300+ DPS, 100 CD, 2 sox) is being used by at least 20+ players simultanously in Asia. They are 100 % identical http://www.diablopro...om/item/5456526 Blizzard bluepost: 'And given the way items and stats are generated in this game anyway–you’ll virtually never get the same item with the same stats twice.'
3) Showing of an old duping method
It is assumed that the new method works similar to the old one, and only a handful of players knows how to dupe items and gems on purpose.
Please raise awareness about this. Duping needs to be fixed instantly, or it will cause major damage to the economy and to the game overall, especially because there are no ladder resets planned in Diablo 3.
Edit: Further proof that it already affects the EU and US economy:
20 Echoing Fury, US http://www.diablopro...m/item/13699325
15 Mempo, Asia http://www.diablopro...om/item/5240709
28 Bracers, Asia http://www.diablopro...om/item/6932001
Witching Hour, Asia http://www.diablopro...m/item/12492932
+ many more Legendaries, mostly in Asia
10/28/2012 4:09:45 PM
I recommend you the phone support. I was banned twice in D3 and both times it only took a few minutes to unban myself, after phoning them directly.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Imo the phone support is both more qualified and also faster (sometimes it takes several days until your ticket gets answered).
Also, if you call from Skype, it is free.
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