• posted a message on Paragon 10000!

    The worst thing in this discussion is when people put words in the mouth of high paragon players. This is not something that some low paragon players made up to complain about other people playing more and gaining more. This is about high paragon players being dissatisfied and fed up with the current system. If you are world paragon #1, there is no one to be jealous of. Yet, both Vajet (combined paragon #1) and Ryu (current paragon #1) in their interviews said that this system is flawed:


    http://www.diablo3ladder.com/news-general-f29/road-paragon-2000-equivalent-and-interview-with-vajet-t1146.html


    http://www.diablo3ladder.com/news-diablo-ladder-f21/interview-with-ryuzaki-first-non-season-paragon-2000-t1150.html


    (Their criticism of the current system can be found if you scroll down in both interviews, answers to the last question.)


    The situation is so strange: Low-level paragon players are saying "the system is fine, high-level paragon players should get more power". High- level paragon players are saying "the system is flawed, we should not gain *that* much power". Sigh.

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  • posted a message on Need help - not sure what is going on?

    Upgrades to set bonuses are retroactive, yes. Finding new items and XP is best done by doing Greater Rifts, yes; best in groups (there are tons of random groups in communities running 30-40 rifts, but depending on gear you might want to start low). It will yield you a ton of XP, gear, and blood shards (Kadala). Of course you'll need some keys - so T6 (and for that bounties) become a necessity, but everyone spends as much time as possible in GRs when it comes to efficient farming.

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  • posted a message on Need help - not sure what is going on?

    There's no better way to catch up with everything than reading the condensed patch notes. Note that in a few weeks (3-4 I'd guess, but could be more if stuff goes wrong on PTR) a new patch will hit and a new season will start, which will drastically change some of the gameplay. So just do whatever you want and don't overthink anything.


    It sounds like you stopped playing right after 2.1, and that means that basically all your gear and paragon will be quite low compared to what you described back then as "pretty geared", as there has been an insane power creep, lots of new legendary item affixes, new set bonuses, and a new tier of items (ancient). But check it out yourself - lots of exiting stuff.

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  • posted a message on Paragon Calculator

    I've updated the calculator with datamined data, added small performance and style improvements plus link to diablofans in the resources meta. It should calculate little bit faster now.


    Let me know, if you find bugs (flexbox for example doesn't work in all browsers)


    Cheers ^_^

    This is *not* correct, as people found out when leveling past paragon 2000 on PTR. After 2000, paragon per level doesn't increase anymore but stays the same. I added an updated version of the paragon chart to the end of my thread here.

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  • posted a message on Paragon 10000!

    Empyrian made a very nice video for those who prefer videos - usually Youtube spreads much more, so I'm gonna include that in my first post as well.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llPluMsxE7M

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  • posted a message on Paragon 10000!

    It's interesting how many low paragon people accuse me of being jealous of high paragon players, call this "whining", or talk about solo vs group or botting issues. None of this has anything to do with this thread.


    The people complaining about this are the people that *are* that high paragon. Empyrian said it on stream yesterday. Gabynator wrote it on Empyrian's Twitch chat. I think both raised this concern on the official forums/Reddit. And many other high paragon players (who might not be as popular or well-known) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the current system. Actually, RasAlgethi here in this thread is world paragon #282, on his server paragon top 100. Yet, he doesn't like the system either, see post #25.


    At paragon 800, it looked fine. But once I got close to paragon 1000 I realized how stupid and boring it is. I could be happy over the 1000 more main stat I have - but I'm not. Instead I feel that the only thing I have to increase my character's power is paragon. This is supposed to be a loot-based game, but it turned into a paragon-based game.


    Please stop with all the accusations. Thanks.

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  • posted a message on Paragon 10000!
    Quote from Moassemango-next

    Good point, botters would be the bane of this. Tho then again, balancing content for bots is something you'd never want to resort to :/

    You wouldn't balance the game for bots, you would just acknowledge a problem you can't solve. There are already high-profile players that are at the top of the leaderboards that have (accidentally?) admitted botting, and every well-informed top player will confirm that botting is currently quite an increasing issue and will be rampant in 2.3 (to a point where non-botting players will fall behind). You have three choices:


    1) Forfeit and let the bots win. Want to get to the top of the leaderboards? Get a bot, or even worse buy several accounts with bots. I think we don't want this, right?


    2) Ban all bots. Obviously the best solution - unfortunately impossible. While popular bot software has detectable patterns and I'm quite sure we'll see a banwave at the end of this season, it's still an issue that those accounts are up there on the leaderboards for so long; many of them will even survive the banwave, as history has proven; and since there's a reset at season anyways, they can just re-start in S4 - like everyone else. Plus, in addition to bots there is much more powerful software out there, but only accessible to a very small circle of top players, and that will be undetected.


    3) Therefore, a third and in my opinion is just to create a system that does de-incentivize botting. That means addressing the paragon issues highlighted in this thread, as well as the fact that you can grab bounty caches without actually contributing to the bounty clears.


    Usually those issues stay in the game for one more season after they've been known. Like the trial system, which was known to be an issue after S2, but Blizzard decided to apply the fixes (the system we see now was suggested in verbatim about 8 months ago multiple times) only after letting it trouble the D3 community another season. Which means, S5 might see those issues addressed, but S4/era 4 might be the bot/paragon festival. And I'd like to avoid that at all cost (because I'm out for that season then).

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  • posted a message on Diablo 3 Windows 10

    This was just tagged by a bluepost:


    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/18300116096


    There seem to be *some* problems, but they might be mostly related to outdated drivers - and a quick fix seems to be to play in windowed mode (windowed fullscreen looks exactly the same as fullscreen, so that should be no issue on quality of life).

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  • posted a message on Diablo 3 Windows 10

    The tech preview that people were using for the past few weeks has been exactly the same build as the retail that shipped out today.


    Windows 10 runs Diablo 3 just fine. If you have any particular issues be specific - but if you're just asking whether or not you should install Windows 10, the answer is yes. Windows 10 is a bit less of a resource hog as Windows 7 and 8, so it might even run *better* than before. If in doubt you can always wait a few days, but this time Microsoft seems to have done things right.


    Also, moving this to technical forums.

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  • posted a message on Paragon 10000!
    Quote from Skelos_bggo-next

    My suggestion:

    Cap the bonus from stats at P800.


    Turn the points after P800 in a currency:

    With this currency the dedicated players who reach P1k, P1.5k, P2k etc can buy special cosmetic rewards, more stash space etc...

    That is an AMAZING idea! Love it, I'm gonna edit this into my post.


    Edit: And just to confirm how cancerous the official forums is, my post got downvoted there. Similarly, on Reddit the only response is basically "go season" (which I find ridiculously short-sighted, as people will reach paragon 2000+ in S4). Faith in DFans restored ;-)

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