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    posted a message on 2.4.2 New Meta? 103 clear+video

    So is the meta beginnign to be pretty much settled or if something is to happen it's hidden tests?

    I don't think any of the top clans have interests to share their insights at this point. But from some informal background noise I would be tempted to make a statement that this will 99% not be the final meta. (Before you ask: I don't know though what the meta is gonna be, but people should keep testing, a double DPS class meta simply only makes sense from a mathematical point of view if one class+build is way ahead of the rest which is not the case, Garg WD is strong but not like 5x as strong as the next best builds.)
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    The code looks better now :) Nice touch with the "current" indicator.


    Two more suggestions:

    • clicking on <th> toggles all checks below - select/deselect
    • ordering/listing for the Haedrig's Gift bags - <ul> will do the trick

    Cheers

    Thanks! About the suggestions: Working on the first, yep. Actually, the "logic check" only works one way and is a bit messed up, I'm rewriting that entire part of the code as we speak, and will make a "check this entire column" thing when clicking on the th. About the Haedrig's Gifts... I had this as list before but it didn't really look as nice as I thought it would. I like the 2x3 layout, maybe I'll turn it into a table (or div, I'm never sure when I'm allowed to use tables for stuff like this - I wonder if there are even people who would argue that I should turn the entire SJ table into flex divs :P)
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    posted a message on 7 Reasons why Diablo 3 is still ...

    So the 7 points, for those who can't endure the insanely annoying voice or can't watch:


    1) Game has no direction

    2) No PvP

    3) Always online

    4) Casters wearing axes

    5) The auction house (no idea what the point of this was, if there was one)

    6) No skill runes (from listening to this point I'm pretty sure he has not even played Diablo 3 ever...)

    7) They made it WoW


    You can argue about PvP, I'll give him that. But the rest is not even factually correct.


    1) The game has always been about killing monsters. That's the essence of Diablo, has always been, and still is.

    2) PvP isn't coming for a reason, but as I said, that's a valid opinion.

    3) Play D3 on console for a second and you see how bad it would be without that restriction. Also, he's talking about trading and PvP all the time... which kind of contradicts his rant.

    4) He talks as if he knows anything about fantasy but he makes a fool of himself. "Mages wearing swords, how stupid" - ever heard of Glamdring? "Damage is higher if the weapon is bigger" - no it's not? The damage is higher if the weapon has more magical power. Weapons, just as any items, are imbued with magical power that provide a character's strength.

    5) He's just rambling here, completely incoherent.

    6) In essence, it's the typical "omg no skill tree" complaint. Which is stupid to the max. Yes, skill trees in which you have to waste 10 points on useless skills to get to your desired spell are really much better! (Sarcasm)

    7) No, Blizzard North (yes, that section of Blizzard David Brevik was part of) turned Diablo 3 into WoW. That was from 2001 until 2006. After that Diablo 3 was developed again from scratch, back to the roots.


    The video is neither funny nor correct, and I still don't understand why people have the urge to waste their own and everyone else's time to highlight their hate towards a video game. Can this chipmunk please comment something that actually deserves criticism, like current politics or so? And if so, maybe be a bit constructive and factually correct? Probably too much to ask.

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker
    Quote from AragornEgo-next

    Do you have information about class specific sets for Season 7 from Haedrig gift?

    Added to the bottom of the page!
    Quote from Cyberdocgo-next

    Nice job! Have the conquests been confirmed? I thought I read the 3x Leg gems to 65 was a conquest, not Guardian? I do not have PTR loaded so cannot check too easily

    Yep, added them to the conquest view (just when you click on "conquests" for highlight).
    Quote from neo-datago-next

    Hey thx for the Tracker but i got a bug @ higher resolution (4K) I added a screenshot to show it :)


    http://imgur.com/Y0ennv2

    Fixed!
    Quote from udomsa33go-next

    Nice! Thank you very much :D


    For completeness sake you can also add the Conquests? Not really necessary though, but just in case you wanna cover everything.

    When you highlight the conquests you can see them all.
    Quote from ol_baidgo-next

    Maybe adding the actual conquests when clicking the Conquests highlight would be a nice feature. Like an additional row appearing next to Guardian or similar, also with this click-to-mark-as-solved feature. If the full text is too long, display only full text if hovering over a single conquest "cell".


    Great work, great overview.

    Like the way I did it? ;-) Check it out, should be almost exactly what you asked for.

    First of all - bravo. The good work done deserves admiration :)


    If you want some tips for improving the code, here they are:

    • is enough for a HTML5-page and it save time (w3c)
    • avoid using
    • tags for layout (w3c), define some bottom/top-margin CSS-classes instead
    • Avoid qualifying ID and class names with type selectors (google)
    • indentation make the code prettier (you always put "stop looking at my ugly code"), use it

    p.s. making the page responsive (different resolutions) shouldn't be much of a hustle (great articles on this topic here)


    Cheers

    Actually went ahead and addressed all those issues (at least where I felt it was feasible and useful), so thanks again for this (responsive design remains the only to-do point now...)
    Quote from neo-datago-next

    Quote from Bagstonego-next

    Quote from neo-datago-next

    Hey thx for the Tracker but i got a bug @ higher resolution (4K) I added a screenshot to show it :)


    http://imgur.com/Y0ennv2




    Ouch! Yeah that's div tags for you. Gonna fix that ;-)


    Better but not perfect ;)


    http://imgur.com/a/4gAl6


    when i delete "display: inline-block;" for div#legend it works fine.

    Okay, fixed it. It was a bit more than just one tag, but now everything should be fine even on super large displays!

    ============================================================================

    Did a bunch of fixes besides the ones mentioned here; most importantly some logic checking (like, finishing the GR75 solo conquest will check off all solo GRs, and augmenting 3 50+ gems means you've finished some upgrading and so on. I do not check for everything to not make it blow out of proportion; basically only where more than 2 conditions were given.
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Yeah on phone you would have 2 columns visible at most. But that defeats the purpose of having everything visible at a glance, at least that's what I had in mind ;-) If I were to turn this into an app (which I'm not doing) you could obviously swipe between difficulties and make a different activity for each difficulty. Hm. Hmhmhmhm. Will think about it, but currently can't think of a good solution that would make me happy.

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    posted a message on Patch 2.4.2 Release Date Question

    No, an era should end when the season ends. Otherwise all the non-season players (who stayed away from seasons for a reason) are being screwed over by season players grabbing all the non-season leaderboard spots as well (which is what is happening right now).


    It's no rocket science, correct, but usually patch=new era is a slap in the face for non-season players. However, the reasons for this decisions have been outlined (I just wish it would've been done more clearly).

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    posted a message on Patch 2.4.2 Release Date Question

    That is true actually. However, the main reason why the patch isn't hitting this week is because PTR is still up. They usually take the PTR down before bringing a patch to live, IIRC.

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    posted a message on Any PTR research done into T13?
    Quote from soulzekgo-next

    Is T13 even worth it for efficiency's sake as opposed to speed T10?

    I did extensive analysis on this but pretty much no one seemed to care about this ;-) Read here:

    http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-general-forums/diablo-iii-general-discussion/208767-patch-2-4-2-gr-keys-and-other-changes-what

    About the "which build are we running on T13" - it depends less on your build and skills if you can run T13 but more on the power of your gear, gems, and paragon.
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    posted a message on 2.4.2 New Meta? 103 clear+video

    The main reason for "hidden testing" is not to keep it a secret from other groups, but to keep it a secret from Blizzard. Some players invested a lot of time testing out builds and then Blizzard nerfs it to the ground (i.e., Frenzy Barb, WD in almost every PTR) but overlooks/straight out neglects other builds (wizard on S5+S6 PTR) despite urgent calls for fixing it. Blizzard actions (or rather non-action) on the past two PTRs when every top player repeatedly begged them to just remove the stupid sword or fix the Twister meta in any other way has led top clans to completely ignore PTR testing, at least sharing public knowledge (unless they come across something really OP that they think needs to be nerfed, which is why SoS showcased the Twister meta towards the end of the last PTR).


    There are many reasons why the PTR in the current way how Blizzard conducts it is useless, at least from the perspective of top players. I could list many things... but I'm thinking of making a topic in the official forums when the time comes. Right now, PTR is really quite pointless for balancing group gameplay (it sometimes helps to figure out some solo player things, but then again - even though most people for some reason that I don't get think solo is more important than group, everyone knows that group gameplay is the one that "makes or breaks" a season).

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    posted a message on 2.4.2 New Meta? 103 clear+video

    Are you sure about that? Forgot to check date+time but I could swear I didn't see them a while ago.


    Anyways, even if that was pre-fix: My opinion still stands, this double WD "meta" is not a meta but just everyone copying what's been top of the PTR leaderboards for many weeks now. Not saying it's impossible that this is the meta, but it's very unlikely that that's the end of all revelations. Only ~150 people or so played 4 persons meta anyways, once millions of people play 2.4.2 on live new things come to light. It's always been this way.

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