A lot of games (MMO/RPG) have tons of RNG related things to them. Raiding in MMOs or even basic dungeons at end game hoping for that RNG of the item you want to help you progress then hoping you win the roll. RPGs, item drops/enchanting/crafting. RNG plays a massive role in a lot of games now.
Simple example of devils luck vs no devils luck.
I have 3 level 60 characters, 1 act 2, 1 act 3, 1 act 4 Inferno My DH with over 200hrs played, Barb with roughly 130hrs or so and a Monk with like 50hrs. If we take into account every legendary/Set I have had drop. Its 1 Nats chest 2 Inna Legs (Legacy at this point) and randomly assorted 10 legendary pieces (Legacy), then 1 Inna Pants and 10 assorted Legendary pieces (non-Legacy two best being Band of Hallow Whispers and Wedding Band). Total Time Played - 380hrs roughly. Roughly 20 Legendary items and 4 set. Oh and Bitterness legendary WD offhand lvl 28? recipe so 21 legendary things.
My friend has a 59 barb and a 60 WD. Total Time played - unknown. What I do know is he hit 60, got to Act3 Depths and got 5 legendary drops (non-legacy) in 5 runs with 0 MF minus like 2 Paragon levels and a set piece.
Luck, Luck, Luck, Luck. My DH ran Act1 with 3xx% MF and thats where I got most of my non-legacy legendary drops. I abandoned this for Act3 Depths and 230%+ MF (up to around 275 now from Paragon lvls) due to lackluster legendary items in Act 1 loot tables.
Magic Find helps, it does and I will admit it. But its still about luck as well. Me and another friend love our MF, my exampled friend and another run with 0 MF except for when it just happens to come on an upgrade and paragon levels. Me n monk get fair amount of drops with MF (hes at 375 with stacks), the no MF duo get almost the same amount of drops as we do. Go figure.
RNG RNG RNG RNG RNG RNG luck luck luck luck luck luck.
I would be scared if the no MF duo had 375 MF :| their luck is crazy.
Keep farming, its all us luckless wonders can do.
- 10/3/2012 1:09:02 PM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
10/3/2012 12:37:00 PM
The AH doesnt break the game, either gold or RMAH. Why you might ask? Simple.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Trading Games existed and half of them were just people stealing other peoples stuff anyways.
Remove the AH and trading games would still exist without a generalized market standard so people would be paying hugely more than what they are now and vastly less as well. The only difference would be Diablo 3 has a safer "Trade" function installed to it.
End of Example.
Did the retards catch on yet? No?
D2 - Scamfest
D3 - Safer/Easier trades due to AH even with the 15% tax. Dont want that tax? USE THE DAMN TRADE CHANNEL.
10/2/2012 4:55:51 AM
DH here, mainly cause I saw the post in tracker at top on homepage here. I will be blunt, I HAD 4.3% Life Steal before a recent gear change. I still had fun dying to Reflect mobs due to more dmg done than hp gained on LIVE about >_> three days ago or so? Then again I do not have monster damage punching mobs for 500k+ crits and such like wiz. As it stands now with roughly 60k dps (no sharpshooter for anyone who knows it) and 1706 Life on Hit...I can facetank the reflected damage but add in the mobs normal attacks and its different. So tack on 20% Life Steal from Shadow Power-Gloom to that 1706 LoH and I can stand there for 3s and facetank everything including molten/plague/arcane. My resists top out around 350 currently.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
So if they changed it that much on PTR that wizards are crying. I might as well go huddle up in a corner and start crying again. I just got to a point where Reflect mobs dont drag me into a closet for rapetime and now they are changing it? Sigh.
On a side note, really wish they would tell us how Reflect Damage packs work in general. Is the damage reflected a % based on how much damage you do to them? Is it % based on how much total hp they have? RNG based on how large their vectors are to the game scale? I am really curious about this because when I had 52k dps and the Life Steal I was getting nailed for around 1200 dmg reflected. Now with 60k dps and LoH im getting hit for anything between 450-950 (and yes, im paying attention to it because its the biggest threat out there for me).
Anyways, ill leave your wiz forum to you now
6/10/2012 9:07:43 AM
Iv farmed Act1-3 inferno, found very few upgrades, found several useless legendaries that some poor suckers liked on AH, found 2 Inna's Refuge and 1 Nat's Shadow. Have over 100hrs on two different characters and im burnt. I cant stand playing my DH, a oneshot wonder glasscannon is fun to me but when those 1shots happen because I found upgrade boots without IMS so now everything and its mother is faster than me, its sad. My barb is stuck in Act1 even with 10.5k armor and 599 being lowest resist. Iunno, some reason D2 just felt...better to me. Even if you were undergeared and easily killed, you could atleast kill things in Hell. You had that random chance of finding something but in Inferno on D3 its just like "You wants phat lewtz? Go AH scrub! Not our fault you no farm with GF set in royal crypts like other pooneaters! inflation is bitch, yes?" or some bullshit. Iunno, guess when I farm for 12hrs a day and get nothing remotely close to an upgrade or even good for a fresh 60 or sellable Legendaries/Set pieces sometime is wrong. 302% MF on my DH and I can literally get nothing in a day off SB runs.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I just want a bone every day, it doesnt even have to be a meaty bone, but just something to keep me wanting to come back. This game doesnt seem to have it currently and near future isnt looking overly promising considering most legendaries suck and 1.1 isnt due til months end.
So im taking a break and if you are feeling the same way, take a break as well. Its just how it is and you shouldnt force it. Just like taking a crap, forcing it is bad, mmkay?
6/9/2012 10:16:41 AM
Whenever I ran into this annoyance I did one of two things. Reset the game (leave n make another) or ran past killing as much other crap as possible so when I died I was closer to the next floor with the hopes of SS+Prep/Backup Plan getting me away from the evil in the night that is annoying mobs.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
By chance I ran into a teleporter/Reflect/Fast/Jailer Soul Lasher pack FIRST DAMNED THING on floor #2. I ended up kiting them up the stairs to the door and leaving them there by dismissing follower and running as far as possible as a ghost...thus they didnt aggro. I managed floor 2/3/crater2/cursed1/2/spider bitch/core without a follower because i enjoyed SS actually allowing me to bypass these annoying ass elites. If they are killable, they die...if not...zoom zoom zoom, azooma zoom zoom away I went.
6/9/2012 9:52:53 AM
So with the ninja nerf on Tyrael's dmg (most reports him doing 0 now) and resplendid's getting ninja nerfed to not spawn nearly as often if at all. Im assuming we are meant to just go through and clear acts over and over and over. So Act3/4 is going to suck, Act2 is as bad with all the ranged/leaping lepers and our repair costs are jumping 4x-6x as much. Oh also they nerfed gold farming on pots and plates in Act1....But they increased Legendary drop rates!!!....Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
SB runs still seem viable with longer times if you cant seem to survive (I suck horribly compared to some people apparently and am just worse than most). So...enjoy! Im prolly replacing my DH with a monk.
6/9/2012 2:04:02 AM
Or drag one/both groups to an already explored area that you dont need to go down and leave them there, successfully skipping them, progressing through the quest and not going through 1-3 full repairs.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
6/8/2012 8:30:39 PM
I liked the Supression Fire on Evasive Fire while leveling up and finishing off Hell. 3shots, good damage, awesome looking animation and if anyone gets close to you, you jump backwards. I even used this on Diablo as a dick move whenever he tried to melee me. It works great in a lot of situations but sadly iv stopped using it in Inferno.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
Honestly I think people need to stop asking other people for skill advice and just take the hours to try them out on their own. I dont mean this as an insult but you playstyle and my playstyle might be assbackwards. I have a friend I met in D3 and they re-rolled from DH to Barb and I went from Barb -> DH. Not everyone has the same playstyle or patience to tolerate a glass-cannon. Everyone is different. Find out on your own whats best for you.
6/8/2012 8:06:02 PM
Act1 - I start off hitting Crypts to ensure as many stacks as possible before even hitting Agony 2. Side note - I got my only good item from these runs in Crypts (Nat chest piece with above avg stats)Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
EDIT: Also if you cannot get to Warden/Butcher due to fresh in Inferno, Crypts + Skelly King. If this is too hard as well, there are some easy dungeons pre-Adria's Celler including it you can farm with random cellar openings and the mass-grave sometimes spawns and has a resplendid. There are elites/golds/goblins in these cellars that can help you gear up better than Hell farming.
Act2 - Magda runs starting after canyon (rituals) or ZK runs, start quest to kill him but then head to the north and south terminus areas (avoid shadow realm, glass cannons can be chewed apart in there) to build stacks.
Act3 - Siegebreaker Runs. After killing him the first time, start quest Kill SB, teleport to last WP (should be 2nd bridge) get Tyrael, now you have several options for stacks. 1 - Teleport back to keep, go out Arreat Gate then go down into Forti Bunker or Forti Barracks. Iv seen anywhere between 3-10 Elite/Champs + a Resplendid. 2 - Again Arreat Gate, then go outside and do event(s) that may spawn, search around here, there can be 1-2 "dungeons" and on top of one has a chance to spawn a Resplendid. The chest spawns on top of a flight of stairs, sometimes there are NPC guards that when you go up get jumped by leaping lepers that explode into poison clouds on death. Easy indicator if this chest is spawned, if the stairs are blocked by destructible blockade, chest is there, if not no chest. When you open this chest some winged molok come after you. 3 - Head to Bridge of Korrisk or w/e (ballista zone) and kill things. Whatever choices get 5 stacks, go back to last WP, do underbridge if its there (easy resplendid sometimes) then go kill SB.
Act4 - Havnt even tried it yet, will add anything later on you miss or just how I do it compared to you/others.
6/8/2012 10:11:17 AM
So with the upcoming patch nerfing mob damage and increasing repair costs I was looking at some skills and passives.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
Sentry with either heal or dmg reduction rune + custom engineer + numbing trap + jagged spike caltrops. This setup gives you a 40% dmg reduction flat as long as the mob is slowed and you are inside the radius of your sentry. Jagged spikes will cause constant dmg+slow, sentry does dmg+dmg reduction. Combine this with a moderate survival gear set and you can probably somewhat tank mobs with some +hp on hit or if you are doing enough dmg with nether tent you can use life-steal for crit burst regen. Lets not also forget we too can use shields with 1h xbows (though the dmg hit is hard, so not many people probably look into this).
Any thoughts? Suggestions? "haha your a retard" is a viable answer as well!
EDIT: If anyone has a survival gear-set laying about and would be willing to test this as is, I would like to hear the results. 40% dmg reduction is rather nice and with the custom engineering passive it doubles duration of sentry+caltrops reducing the overall cost of them in any prolonged fight.
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