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    posted a message on Numpad Trick. Banable ?
    It's definitely bannable in theory, because Blizzard has reserved the right to ban anyone for any reason they see fit.

    They won't do it in practice, because it'd be terrible publicity... and the numlock trick is a workaround for a pretty terrible game mechanic (mashing buttons to keep a buff active).

    The code-fix would be fairly simple, though. I expect it to be hotfixed from out of nowhere any time soon, and I'd like Blizzard to extend the buff duration a little to make the damn gem less onerous to use.
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    posted a message on Please fix leg Gems
    Not sure what's so hard about leveling a dupe. Care to elaborate?
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    posted a message on Better drops in seasons consensus?
    Kadala lets me down. Poe's Law never does.
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    posted a message on Are you okay with the changes in the price / value of the equipment sold by Kadala in the recent update?
    Quote from Kofferlaci
    I've spent ~1500 shards for 2H weapon and none of them was legendary! fck ths sht
    The odds of 20 gambles with a 10% win-rate giving you absolutely nothing is about 12%... the RNG sorting hat put you in the bottom one eighth. The good news is, the odds of your next 20 gambles giving you absolutely nothing is only about 12% :)
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    posted a message on Better drops in seasons consensus?
    Perceived patterns always indicate underlying structure. Perceived differences always indicate significant variables. Perceived changes always indicate a manipulating agent. Do not believe in so-called 'experts'. They are either deluded, or actively working to hide the Truth. Be vigilant! Never stop working to make the Truth known!

    RNG is not RNG!
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    posted a message on Proof that diablo is dying to exploits and mid season changes
    Thanks for coming to this fansite and completely failing to prove something that is bordering on tautological anyway for the benefit of people who aren't in the slightest bit interested in how many people no longer like the game. Much appreciated.

    /yawn
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    posted a message on Dear Blizzard, waiting patiently for an XP rollback
    Much justice. Very crusade. So brave.

    /yawn

    So some people found a bug that gave them a bunch of paragon levels. Most of them had almost certainly maxed out the first-choice stats, so really all they got was a fistful of b-list stats faster than the rest of us. If the exploit involved farming shards at ten times the going rate, or getting 100 caches an hour, fine... that's bullshit and should be stomped on hard and fast. But I just can't get excited about people fast-forwarding themselves to the grindy end of the XP curve.

    Also, thread title clearly misleading given OP's bold italic omg rant.
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    posted a message on Blizzard will lose their most experienced players and support base.
    Quote from mikello
    not sure if anyone posted, but don't compare class balance at top players from each class, but rather 1000th player from each class.
    That's not meaningful, as it's sensitive to class popularity. Ideally, you should take the whole GRift distribution curve, normalized for population, and check the tail. With error bars in place, tails that fall off (statistically significantly) faster than other may indicate class balance issues. However, they may also indicate set bonus balance issues, which (obviously) correlates with class balance, but is a completely separate variable that Blizzard can adjust.

    IMO, the biggest problem currently is simply the grossly disproportionate power from certain 6-piece sets. They're a hard RNG check, and seriously obfuscate class balance issues. Personally, I think Blizzard ate a fistful of paint chips with those damn things. Variation is what makes long-term grinding fun, not chasing an RNG cock-block... that's just exhausting.

    Each class should have a few 6-piece sets with good, solid bonuses for three pieces and no higher. This makes getting those bonuses easier, as 3 out of 6 is much easier than 6 out of 6, it adds flexibility, as you can mix'n'match to keep the bonuses from any given set, combine the bonuses from two different sets and use ordinary legendaries if there's not pair of 3-piece bonuses that fit your playstyle. However, as with that stupid ring, Blizzard has painted themselves into a corner that they won't be able to get out of without causing legitimate anger, not just the petulant carry-on we're seeing here.
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    posted a message on They didnt ban the people that majorly exploited, i guess its okay to exploit on seasons guys!
    Quote from mister_p88

    If what you say is correct, every company that writes large applications will have lots of bugs. Is that the case ?

    PS: Boeing 7XX aircraft control system has a few million lines of assembly code yet, no bugs. Google it if you think it's impossible

    Google turns up numerous cases of 7XX software failure. It's a straw man anyway. Bug-free code is possible, but it's impossible to prove it for non-trivial cases. It's also seriously expensive to develop even five-nines code, that goes triple when the target is a $60 game written for a 3rd-party OS running on a general purpose computer. Moreover, anyone who thinks that software should only be released once there are no known bugs clearly knows nothing about development, QA or project management.
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    posted a message on Your worst GR map yet?
    I actually found a map on the same tileset that was also just a corridor, but it didn't even bend, just going on for screen after screen in a dead straight line, with very occasional packs of elites. Complete yawnfest. I suspect the map generator for that tileset is borked.
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    posted a message on Blizzard will lose their most experienced players and support base.
    Quote from st0rmie

    Quote from sicness

    Most importantly though, the game will always,
    This. And the most significant thing to consider here is that it doesn't matter how close the specs and classes are. It doesn't matter how small the gap is between the "most superior" and the chasing crowd. The players who care about that will all flock to the one top spec.

    We've seen this in WoW. Talent or gear choices that were literally 1% worse than other alternatives were decried as completely absolutely useless, and it was accepted that anyone who played a 1%-inferior spec was a hopeless noob and should at the very least quit the game forever, or better still kill themselves for the sake of the gene pool.
    So what you're saying is that people would exaggerate small differences to ridiculous proportions, confuse tenuous opinions with robust facts, declare any dissenters to be idiots, fanboys or both, and then drag the thread on for far too long in their bizarre crusade to try to get self-professed fans to be as negative about the game as they are in a process which is indistinguishable from trolling?

    Gosh. I hope that doesn't happen here :(
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    posted a message on Blizzcon 2014 Diablo 3 Future
    I wish they'd reveal a proper endgame cinematic for RoS. /grumpy
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    posted a message on They didnt ban the people that majorly exploited, i guess its okay to exploit on seasons guys!

    Quote from oldschool_2o4f


    Three, what will that cost?


    Six, What will that cost?


    Eight, what will that cost (money/time/PR)?

    I highlighted the only 3 questions in your hypothetical post that blizzard would really only care about.
    Thankyou for doing that. It really helped clear things up. So now we know the following:

    1. Blizzard only cares about money. Three times as much as usual.
    2. Blizzard releases large content patches for a non-subscription games well past their sales peak.

    Therefore we can conclude the following:

    3. Blizzard can create new content for zero cost.

    It therefore follows that Blizzard is not releasing nearly enough content, given that its costs them nothing. So that means they're greedy and lazy!

    #totallystuckittotheman
    #highfiveself
    #strokeneckbeard
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    posted a message on You know, I remember a time...
    Isn't laughing at people getting hurt on TV the fundamental premise of AFV? ... or NFL, if I wanted to get snarkier.

    All that's changed is that YouTube and Twitch provide a much bigger platform for douchebags to be the douchebags they've always been. This isn't a fundamental change in human nature, just a fundamental change in the visibility of human nature.

    All that really matters (in the modern age of online, server-side gaming) is how the authorities respond. I don't really give a crap how many idiot cheaters streamed the exploit, or how many idiot sycophants applauded them... what I care about is how Blizzard responds. I'd prefer banning, but paragon resets will do.
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