I choosed Top 500 by Heroscore but for Top 500 by DPS is almost the same thing. The stats may not be representative but I never thought kitting builds are so unpopular. At least in softcore, because in hardcore Hydra has above 40%.
So all in all the 1.05 didn't diversify builds that much. At least for wizzard I see that wirlwind/HOTA ratios are around 50/50.
So CM nerf incoming?
- 12/14/2012 10:30:31 AM Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
12/14/2012 6:32:52 AM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from BagstoneQuote from ProfetuAccording to diabloprogress.com the wizzard kitting builds are almost extinct. Arcane Orb, Blizzard and Hydra are used by less then 2% of the top 500 players. I always thought blizz+hydra as a used build but seems I was wrong.
The top500 is the most unrepresentative sample you can take for any kind of assessment. These people 1) have reached p100 already and are just messing around 2) mostly have insane gear 3) some of the accounts seem to be wasted, as they are not playing anymore and sold their gear or re-rolled WD.
This was the best sample I could find. If you have access to better statistics let us know.
1)Some of them might be messing around still the CM passive is used by 94%. So they aren't messing around that much. And if they do mess around they should do it using Blizz/Hydra/Arcane or other unpopular spells since they are sick of CM builds by now.
2)They have insane gear yet Magic Weapon is used by 86% and Archon by 74%.
3)Didn't check them all by hand. But if they have no gear on them eventually someone will re-check and they lose the top 500 spot.
12/13/2012 9:42:27 AM
@KingKongor Most of WOW nerds got D3 for free with the 1 year WOW subscription. Maybe giving D3 to every WOW subscriber whould be a good idea to bring some new players.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Found this D2 articles on IGN, seems D2 wasn't so spectacular at launch either: ign.com/articles/2000/07/08/diablo-ii-2
Some players left the game because of AH/RMAH. While economy in a game has it's downfalls(you can't quit for 1 month or your gear will be absolete, everyone is in a hurry uses only the most efficient builds) this economy/trading makes you feel character progression "on your skin". Self found is not at option here. How long I have to wait for a Chantodo's Force with high DPS, APOC 9/10 and 4-5 Meteor cost reduction? Years ! What if I want 3000 LOH or 2000 life regen on my monk? In D2 if you found an epic item for another class you had to roll that class to use it. Also due to economy/trading you must have knowledge in this game or you are not going anywhere. Sometimes you are gambling by investing in items that may or may not devaluate. Those people with no knowledge are making flipping more profitable that farming for some players.
Some people don't like the new skill tree system. In D2 I was nerfed with every patch. I started my sorceress 2 times, then they nerfed meteor fire to 2 seconds. The fixed tree system can cause a lot of problems in pvp.
Also due to the random nature of drops you can have a huge variation just like in poker. People wanted better drops. They dont understand that everyone will have better drops and the prices will plummet.
Hope pvp will bring more people, and players get over the "creditcard warriors" thing. You will be matched agains players with similar gear and win/lose ration. Obviously while some people make money using RMAH some players have to spend money there. You don't have to use it. No one is forcing you. You can finish the game with 1 mil worth of gear. Ohh..you want to show off your gear to your friends?You cry that prices are too damn high and some items are listed for 2 bil? Why you need that item?
12/13/2012 8:25:07 AM
According to diabloprogress.com the wizzard kitting builds are almost extinct. Arcane Orb, Blizzard and Hydra are used by less then 2% of the top 500 players. I always thought blizz+hydra as a used build but seems I was wrong.Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I am a CM meteor wizzard and I sometimes(like10-15% of the time) kite. Works pretty good especially with Slow Time. Dropping ice or fire on a group of unsuspecting mobs is so fun.
12/13/2012 7:49:56 AM
Nice video. What software you used for recording?Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
12/13/2012 6:19:08 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, nice to meet you all.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
As a wizzard I too have problems with RD. When I hit 4-5 targets with my meteor and it crits for 300k-600k each I de instanly.
The 1.5 LS on Magic Weapon didnt help almost at all and I should mention I also have 1400 LOH. Then I got 250 Armor and 6% reduction from ranged and I saw a great improvement. I suspected the 6% reduction helped but couldn't test it more because I got an additional 7% reduction from elites due to Chantodo's set. I went from 3-4 death on most RD packs to none.
While I am sure that the reduction from elites works vs RD I am not sure about reduction vs range. I will lose the Chantodo's set and get another 5-6%reduction from range to test this more extensively.
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