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    posted a message on Just the typ...

    The most common difference between a "performance" laptop and a "gaming" laptop would maybe be the dedicated graphics card. Some performance laptops have one and some don't, but most gaming laptops will. This makes a large difference in rendering due to not having to steal memory or CPU cycles from the motherboard. While popular with gaming, any video intensive application would benefit from this. Your description of the topographical maps sounds like it would benefit from a dedicated GPU.


    Another possible difference is the monitor size. A performance laptop doesn't necessarily need to go above the 15" models. However, for gaming, a 17" can be a big draw...at the cost of lugging around a heavier machine and usually less battery life. If, however, your mobility is from one desk to another, the full size keyboard and larger screen add up to productivity increases even in non-gaming applications. Personal concerns and usage patterns, then, have a lot to do with that choice. A good docking station at home can allow you to have a large monitor and regular kb/mouse for gaming with mobility if you will be using the laptop from your car instead of a remote office.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken - PTR - [ITEM SUGGESTION]

    Ok, but let's take my crusader. Condemn wrecks on AOE, until I get to the RG. All that time I made on trash, I now have to spend on the RG. I have a strength and a weakness. I had to make a choice for using such an AOE build. Would this gem single-handedly cover my single target weakness?

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    posted a message on Bane of the Stricken - PTR - [ITEM SUGGESTION]

    I was thinking about why the gem has been scrapped. The reason it was scrapped might still affect this iteration of the gem. I suspect, although I obviously don't know, that the problem lies in how 2 handers might be able to benefit from this in a way that breaks the concept, at least, the way Blizz intended it. Barbarian, crusader and monk all can stack AS buffs in such a way that I suspect 2-hander builds were getting equal performance from this gem as the 1-hander/dual wields were.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Blessed hammer, need advice.

    I've never seen a hammer build that does do well on single target. For that matter, outside of PTR Roland's that already got nerfed, I've never seen any crusader build that is not weak on single target. It's one of the main reasons such a high % are condemn/pony/zdps.

    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Season 3 stuff from The PTR

    Obviously, I wasn't implying I know the coding. I was pointing out the literal interpretation of the text. Not that Blizzard has always worded literally, but...


    "Each attack you make against an enemy increases the damage it takes from your attacks by x% weapon damage"

    The literal reading of this strongly implies a stacking effect. Leave off the word "each" and you get a singular effect, making the decision to add "each" counter-intuitive if that was their intent. Based on other abilities, if it was a singular increase being refreshed it should say something along the lines of crusader Holy Cause, "The amount of damage dealt by your weapon is increased by 10%." Stacking should be the natural assumption. I would be quite surprised if it worked any differently with that wording. Of course, it should say "each attack has a chance" if it was proc based.


    As to the pets, "All allied players, followers and pets also benefit from this effect" is more ambiguous. However, are there other abilities pets can proc but not benefit from?

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    posted a message on Condemn Build (Without Zeal or Punish)

    Plus, they are not mutually exclusive like DH attacks. You can hold down the generator while spamming condemn and take advantage of the regen while condemning. DH has to choose to fire one or the other for each attack.

    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on PTR Season question

    PTR is starting season 3, so I don't think a season 2 will transfer as season any longer.

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    posted a message on Season 3 stuff from The PTR

    Bane of the Stricken text says "each attack" so it should stack. The lvl 25 effect says it applies for all allies and pets.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Lucky enough to find Ancient Furnace , how to reroll

    For a sader, make sure you keep 56%. If that means you need the weapon CDR, that's what I'd do personally.


    Edit:


    Changed forums and forgot. Disregard my sader comment =(

    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on furnace reroll advice

    Depends a little on your class and current gear. CDR is what you'd want for crusader and isn't bad for Raekor, so that seems likely the best option without knowing more about your toon.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Fresh Crusader need advice in gears and skills

    I personally could never get into hammers for that very reason, but i try to never discourage it because some people love them.

    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Plz no important season only items

    They aren't forced or punished at all. All of those items drop in the non-season loot as soon as the season is over. Season is only early access to those items. If that's worth it to you, then great, play seasons. If not, then just realize you are going to be dealing with a couple months hype for the cool new gear before you see it.

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    posted a message on Where to find other online players

    Yes. If you make a few friends they might be able to help you get there faster.

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    posted a message on About legendary gem leveling

    Could the gem levels work similar to paragon xp? If the curve was exponential like that would the "wall" to getting a gem level more than +7 be effectively the same? I'm not sure that it would, but I thought it's worth asking.

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    posted a message on Sifting through items without picking them up

    By smash he means salvage at the blacksmith to get crafting materials from them. Legendaries with a special effect will usually be better than a rare. Sometimes a rare is just really well itemized and takes a while to find a replacement, but that should be the exception to the rule. Fire Walkers are not a part of any end-game build, but the fire trail is a bonus that should make them better than any but the best itemized rare, for instance. Blackthorne's Spurs don't have a special bonus on their own, but the bonuses for collecting the set make them better. Pick up the loot without looking at it and auto-salvage anything not legendary or set. The gains you make are VERY small when replacing a 70 rare with a 70 rare and not worth the time. Only compare the legendary and set pieces you find for upgrades. The time you save means more time killing, meaning more legendaries per hour.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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