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    posted a message on PTR 2.4 - Item Proc LoN Build Concept (Video)

    I guess the best way to get all those ancients is to split-farm bounties for the crafting mats to reroll the desired legendaries in the cube? If that doesn't drive you crazy first...

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    posted a message on Bounties vs Rifts vs GRifts rewards?

    Has anybody worked out yet in 2.3 how the rewards are balanced across these three? Obviously bounties are needed for act cache mats and GRifts are needed for gems, but which of them are the best source for legendaries/death's breaths/blood shards? Trying to figure out where I should be spending most of my time, given a character not yet strong enough to do >45 GRifts (i.e. T10 or lower).

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    posted a message on The Frontpage dev interview Discussion. (interview with ziggyD)

    XP gear sounds like a retread of MF from days of old - they killed MF because they didn't like incentivizing players to weaken their character for better farming. I think they'll nerf it if it becomes commonplace for the same reason.


    That said though, it's only a very small minority of players who actually are trying to compete in the leaderboards for speed-leveling, and for anybody else this is a non-issue. By definition, only 100 players can be in the top 100, an extremely tiny number of people in the grand scheme of things. Most people understand they have no hope of competing and don't bother.

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    posted a message on Returning Play with comments about group play.

    Mostly it's people who loot everything they see and then have to check one by one to see if any of it is good, then salvage and put it all into the stash, repair their gear, etc. Yes this can all be done quickly but people are just slow and indecisive. If you want them to pick up the pace, don't wait for them so long.

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    posted a message on PTR 2.3.0 - Weapon Throw, Ancient Spear combo

    In today's D3 the dev team basically has to hand-design which builds are viable by providing the corresponding legendaries/sets to boost them. So skills like Weapon Throw and Ancient Spear that have no top-tier legendaries are just not really viable sadly. Hopefully all skills will get their time in the sun at some point.

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    posted a message on Most useless legendaries "orange properties".
    Not all Legendaries are made to be top-tier, and that's fine. There have to be some "entry level" ones so they can drop legendaries more often without just skipping everybody straight to endgame.
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    posted a message on Is BoA a good thing? And why?
    I think the public reception of patch 2.0.1 speaks for itself - nobody misses trading. The reason why it's possible for loot to be like this is because of BoA. Otherwise a new auction house would emerge, just on a third party website somewhere.
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    posted a message on Lightning Barb! Very fun and fast-paced build!
    Whirlwind has a Lightning rune, why aren't you using that? Seismic Slam has one too.
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    posted a message on 2.0.1???
    Quote from Glowpipe

    2.0.1 with ah up is not a issue. Gear bought will be outdated asap when you start leveling up.

    I doubt it is next week. But week after that for sure
    What reason is there for them to do that? Just to get out a week or two earlier? It's simpler for them if they don't have to support the AH on a new patch at all.
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    posted a message on Actuall RoS Paragon Levels Curve 1 - 10 000 ?
    The per-PL exp caps out at the maximum value for an integer according to the spreadsheet, is that actually correct? Seems like a low cap given the exp rates people are seeing in beta, you would eventually see people with +10k to primary stat...
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    posted a message on How to spend my money before the AH goes down
    Even Paragon XP sounds pretty useless now compared to what you earn at 70. Having level 60 alts ready to go might be nice if you don't have all five classes yet, but then again it'll be faster and more fun to level alts in RoS. In other words nothing matters at all, just do whatever you want.
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    posted a message on How to spend my money before the AH goes down
    Gold is Bind on Account, probably as of 2.0.1, so I would transfer everything to your main account right now.
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    posted a message on Why the Barb and WOTB is getting nerfed for Reaper of Souls
    Quote from seraphim4

    almost hoping you are a troll but it doesnt look like it so here goes

    compare the dmg of whirlwind to the other skills in the same slot. the damage for the skill is much lower than rend, HoTA and seismic slam due to the ability providing the utility of being allowed to move while attacking.

    now being able to move and attack at the same time is great, but in the barbs overall kit it isn´t really anything you need. it was op as hell with wrath yes, but without it? and without infinite fury?

    what you have then is something that slows you down, doesn´t really kill anything all that fast and wastes alot of fury and has a medium sized aoe. all that on top of taking a precius skillslot.

    and no i don´t feel its the reality for every other build in the game. i believe the demon hunter has a similair ability. difference is she gets to keep the 100% ms rune, has larger AoE and according to the numbers on live, it does more damage than ww (to lazy to dig for datamined info on a class i don´t intend to play so im going by live numbers on this since it is likely to be buffed to the same degree as ww dmgwise).
    The damage per fury is a bit more than HotA with a larger radius. And it doesn't slow you down - moving while attacking is better than standing still while attacking. Maybe it doesn't suit your preferences and that's fine, that's how balanced skill choices are supposed to work. Demon Hunters are a squishier and more mobile class so it makes sense they would have the damage + speed advantage. Worst case scenario if the skill is a little bit weak, they'll buff the damage a little bit; it's not the end of the world.
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    posted a message on Why the Barb and WOTB is getting nerfed for Reaper of Souls
    Whirlwind's damage was increased from 145% to 275%. What was nerfed was the insane synergy of running at full speed while invincible and immune to crowd control and full on fury, killing things without even trying. What you call "useless" is simply the reality of what the game is like for every other build.
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