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    posted a message on Dueling theorycrafting - wich skills/gear will be good!
    Its kinda hard to say.

    Without info on.

    Penalties
    Deminishing returns
    Effects of Armor and Resists on player as opposed to versus monsters.

    Question should rather be.
    How will they make dueling a non, 1st hit wins kinda deal.

    PvP effects? such as larger healthpool in PvP? or massive boosts to all of the above?

    Without this info, noone can say what will work and what will not.
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Blizzard is a joke...
    Quote from Vooodu

    Quote from overneathe

    Introducing the RMAH removed the huge issue of just otherwise buying items on forums. But you could always also just buy stuff for gold from other people. Diablo 2 was pay to win as well..

    WRONG. D2 was not pay to win and anyone who did pay real money for anything in D2 where mostly mocked and laughed at.

    In D3 they took it to the next level and shoved the RMAH right into players faces. Also, everything that drops is crap and the whole game revolves around crit, crit, crit. Making the AH even more of a MUST than a fun gimmick.

    In Diablo2.
    If you could pay real money for items other people have to farm for a LONG time to get. it is by "most people's" definition.... Pay to win.
    But so what..... if people who dont have that much time to play, but do have the extra cash. why not let them do so. The buyer wins. and the seller wins. Win Win in my book.
    Its not like diablo is a competitive game in the same sense other games are. like "yes im referencing THAT game" World of Warcraft. where you would get an unfair advantage if you could buy items for real money and use in a competetive scene.

    And as for AH & RMAH in Diablo 3. do i think its a mess atm. Yes... But about them shoving it up peoples faces. Thats just silly, there is such a thing called personal freedom. Its the players choice. Just use the gold AH instead.

    I actually think its good that its there. anything that puts a thorn in the side of pirate sites is good in my book. So many people got ripped off in D2 that it is not even funny. Be it accounts comprimised, scammed or otherwise fooled.
    You might argue, that it was their own fault. maybe. but not everyone is equally internet savvy. And this protects those people and gives them a safer alternative.

    And if it was not there, im pretty sure the number of people crying over the game being too hard, would be much larger than the number of people crying about AH. Not to mention the flooding of a trade channel or millions of forum posts about ppl selling gear would get staggering high.

    But i also believe if the stat system were more diverse, and gave players more options on customizing their gear to builds. i truely think both the gold AH and RMAH would be so much better.
    With a greater variety in the usefulness of items. more items would be bought and sold. and the AH wheel would turn more smooth. unlike now where the demand is very pigeonholed into certain stats.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Blizzcon 2013 Confirmed, TryHard Video: Starting Fresh, DiabloFans - "Holiday in Sanctuary" Giveaway!, End of the Heart of the S
    Ooo im really looking forward to blizzcon. i always like those shows :) great with the panels and such.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Happy New Year From Blizzard and DiabloFans, ProzaicMuze's Weapon Throw Barb Guide, DiabloFans "Holiday in Sanctuary" Giveaway,
    I tried a bunch of various weapon throw builds on my barb for a while. but it just felt wrong to me. IMO barb are more fun when they are up in melee getting smacked around :)

    and Happy new year guys :)
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Let's Brainstorm for a Good Solution to PVP
    Quote from Azidonis

    If the players need to inform Blizzard how to create PvP for their game, then the players should be getting paid for it, and the design team should lose its job, in my opinion.

    Yeah,. because there is nothing worse than a company that uses customer feedback. Those bastards.

    I wonder where SC2 balance would be if they would only listnen to player feedback........
    Posted in: PvP Discussion
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    posted a message on Blizzard is a joke...
    Well, im happy i bought D3, I certainly got my moneys worth.
    Would i like it to be even better..... heck yeah. wouldnt we want this for everything in life? to be just a little bit better.

    I think alot of people have too high expectations.
    Expecting every single game to be released to be as good as what they remembered as a child, when the gaming world was much much smaller. and the wow factor was much easier to achieve.

    Just deal with the fact that not every title will give you that same sensation you once had. Every now and then, a title will come along that has that. but not for everyone.

    Did i have fun in D3? yeah.
    Will i play it in 2 years time? maybe.

    The thing is. Games always evolve post launch. They might not get it right all the time. but they try.

    All i know is, blizzard made quite a few games. and i enjoyed almost all of them.
    I would love if all blizzard titles gave me years of playing, but even if i only play a game for a month. I'd say i got my moneys worth.

    And we still dont know where this game is headed, some of you might argue its going into the toilet. But if that was true and you didnt care, you wouldnt take the time to come here and post about it.
    Almost all games start out at point x, but over time they get better as patches and fixes are implemented. thats just how it is. there is no such thing as a perfect release.

    Happy new year to you all, and may 2013 be an even better year.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on PvP Blog Almost Here, Ladder in Diablo 3, DiabloFans - "Holiday in Sanctuary" Giveaway!, Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway
    Ladder would be really sweet. lets hope they find a way to implement it next year
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Archon Guide for Solo Farming, DiabloFans - "Holiday in Sanctuary" Giveaway!, Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway
    Im wondering if there arent any other viable options for wizards other than archon builds. :)
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Happy Holidays From Blizzard and the DiabloFans team!, DiabloFans - "Holiday in Sanctuary" Giveaway!, Heart of the Swarm Beta Ke
    That barbarian with the santa hat is awesome. and the demon rudolf isnt too bad either :)
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 is Number 5 on Google Searches for 2012, Budget Wizard Archon Guide, Fan Creation of the Week, Heart of the Swarm Beta
    Quote from le0nkun

    The budget guides are starting to get old tbh.
    But I do love the fanart/fancreation posts on the the newpage.

    i agree, there are so many of them. Im pretty sure most people are aware that they can get somewhat decent items for not that much gold. and with the gold inflation, 1m budget builds just gets a little bit stronger everytime someone posts them. but hey its not rocket science.

    when it comes to the fan art. there are a quite a few talented artists hiding in the gaming community. awesome stuff
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 is Number 5 on Google Searches for 2012, Budget Wizard Archon Guide, Fan Creation of the Week, Heart of the Swarm Beta
    That fanart looks truely amazing. quite talented fellow there
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Jay Wilson Interview, Community Commentary: Diablo Stats, Blue Posts, Deck the Hells (With Lots of Free Stuff!), Heart of the Sw
    The captcha would not bug me all that much. if gets rid of more botters im fine with it.

    The resent ban wave of botters makes me hopeful. that they are actually trying to catch these buggers. and i kind aunderstand they do it in waves, if they only do 1 here and 1 there, that makes it easier for the creaters of the bots to take meassures to not be detected as easilly.

    Happy holidays to you all . and may 2013 be botfree :)
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Restored Items in TW Region Now BoA, Revised Fan Made Battle.net Screens, Blue Posts, Poll: Favourite Act IV Environment, HotS B
    I like the new layout he proposed. however i dont really spend that much time on those screens, most of the time is spend in game.
    Features like the bigger chat window and the public games list i really like. If they just added custom channels with it,, that would be nice.

    + a little eye candy never hurts. Its nice everything seems easier accesable from the main screen.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Tragedy and Video Game Violence. A TB video. Food for thought.
    Hi. Just thought id share this TB video with you guys.

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    posted a message on Diablo III Players Banned for Botting, Battle.net Authenticators Temporarily Unavailable, Blue Posts, Heart of the Swarm Beta Ke
    Those botters got what was comming to them.

    Im kinda curious if blizzard is going to do anything in the XP on MPx thing. would give people an incentive not to keep grinding low MPs.
    Not that it have to be more xp overall than low MP, but atleast comparable,.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Longest grind in a game
    it has already been mentioned, But i think everquest is one of the longest grinds there ever was.

    I mean back when everything was fresh, and AA had just been introduced.

    Today its easy as pie with companions and highly accelerated experience gain.
    But back in the day, the grind was brutal. Alot of people had a hard time even getting max lvl before it was raised in the next expansion.

    I actually tried playing it again when they made the classic servers. where you got to do it all "old school" and unlock expansions by killing end bosses of the previous. Unfortunately i only lasted 3 expansions, then i had enough of the grind.

    Oh brings back memories :)
    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on What are you listening to right now?
    Just finished a 2 hour D3 session while listening to Day9's episode 100 where he talks about his life of gaming and entry into starcraft and Esports.

    Been about 2 years since i saw it last, but somehow i just got the urge to hear it again. 2 hours pretty well spent id say.

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    posted a message on Diablo 3 Collector's Edition head painted
    all it needed was a coat of paint. sounds like my old car :)

    Nice work, looks awesome
    Posted in: Fan Art
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    posted a message on Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway, No Holiday Patch Planned, Scheduled Game Maintenance - 12/18/2012, Blue Posts, Curse Weekl
    Quote from giko

    Should make the picku-up radii increase with NV stacks, having no item with pick-up makes gold collecting a nigthmare. But something like 0.5 pickup radii per stack (2.5 max) will make it much more managable and would not make the affix obsolete.

    I really hope they wont do that. the limited amount of customization we have now will go out the window if people were to get desired stats for free without having to make the choice. Dmg, survival or comfort.
    We should not be able to have it all. then they might aswell add /god mode.
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Help me find a game to play
    Not knowing your preferred gametype, its kinda hard to suggest something.

    But here goes.

    If you are intoFPS, id say borderlands and borderlands 2 are awesome. lots of wierd gameplay, random loot, somewhat challenging. Great multiplayer.

    For something more similar to D3, there is torchlight, D2, or heck even that Path of Exile to try out.

    The game i always tend to go back to when bored is Aquaria by Bit Blot. that game is so awesome. But its not for everyone i guess.
    Aquaria has a no multiplayer tho, but its a huge underwater world to explore and unlock new abilities to overcome the obstacles ahead. in a somewhat open world type thing.
    Posted in: Other Games
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    posted a message on Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway, No Holiday Patch Planned, Scheduled Game Maintenance - 12/18/2012, Blue Posts, Curse Weekl
    Quote from duckwilliamson

    lol @ no holiday patch because they're "working" on something else ... probably just taking extended vacations and not working on anything at all :|

    hehe im glad they arent wasting resources on holiday fluff. I just hope they use those resources on balancing HotS beta to the point where they feel they can make it open beta for those of us arent lucky enough to get into the beta. And ofc making the single player portion of the final product epic :).
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on What 1.06 patch brought me
    Quote from maka

    ^^Yet you took the time to post.
    Seems like poo is an acquired taste....and you, sir, have acquired it.

    HAHA guess so.

    I already had my fingers in the jar. might aswell do some signlanguage with that hand and hope to get my point across to the author that sits at the bottom.

    These posts attracts us like flies to a poo on a hot summer day.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Paragon Runs vs Gold / Equipment
    Quote from Demon665

    Quote from zippez

    One way of going at is.. Doing what the masses seem to agree on is the "most efficient" way of farming. Alk at whatever MP your gear can handle without noticable slowdown.
    And then cross your fingers and hope you get lucky with some good items.

    As Kodaijin said, AH is wierd, Low and Mid end items are a bit tricky to sell, seems like luck is a big factor here aswell since the marked is flooded with soiled crap, and less soiled crap.

    I do still believe that GF is the wrong way to go tho, its gonna take a HELL of a lot of piles of gold to make up for a 1m item.

    However. I find it refreshing to just do a few runs in ACT 1 on MP 8 (which is about the limit my character can handle) just to spice things up a bit every now and then. This also makes the Alk runs less tedious when i do, do them. and ive actually found some of my best items on those runs. guess RNG is my friend in wierd places. cuz im sure as hell never finding good stuff on the Alk runs. But thats prolly just me :), since the numbers arent in my favor on this argument.
    (sorry for the dodo, but it seemed to fit since i kinda find Alk runs to be a big pile of boring DoDo).

    Alk and similar runs are usually mentioned when it comes to efficiency as they are a consistent way of farming. If you get bored after doing one, it is most likely not the optimal way for you personally. If you have something different that keeps you playing for hours while doing something, that is said to be somewhat optimal by the masses, lets you quit after mere minutes, do it your own way. However getting closer to the most popular routines usually means more loot on average.

    As for higher MP levels, it usually brings in the challenge, keeping you a bit more on the edge rather than mindlessly running through easy content. The rewards however are numerically not favoring this. Picking up an example of MP8 vs. MP0 for act 3, where MP is not needed:
    - Your base mf is 100%
    - For both cases, your gear/paragon mf is considered to be +300%, giving you a total of 400%mf
    - While NV stacks apply for both cases, they can be somewhat neglected from my personal experiences. I've found plenty of legendary items without or with lower than 5 stacks, including drops from goblins.
    - Going from MP0 to MP8 would give you another +200%mf, netting 600%, i.e. a 50% increase in mf
    - For elites, you can simply say that this 50% increase should not be outweighed by a bigger increase in time spent on an elite pack. This is however speaking on average. Within a short time span doing MP8 might appear to be more efficient as it "reduces the risk of getting nothing". The more consistent you'll farm, the more you'll realize that you'd be better off with quantity over quality.
    - As for the bonus loot chance on normal monsters, this in fact is quite nice on higher MP levels, but this only pays off if you can keep a solid killing pace as well. Keep in mind that the bonus drop only applies if an initial drop has happened. If for example an average mob has a 30% chance to drop something, the bonus loot chance only applies to those 30% when the initial drop happens.

    As i said in my post. I find it boring, Not less efficient.
    If i didnt believe the notion of it being more effective i wouldnt run Alks over and over, even if i find it boring as i described it.
    I just find it a nice change of pace to do something else every now and then, and ive had some luck on those runs. Guess RNG is my friend there.

    Yes. Kill that much faster = More items = More loot rolls = More chances of great items = WIN.

    When i referred to "seems to agree on is the most efficient" all i ment was that we cannot tell with absolute certanty.
    Whats best today might not be tomorrow when new things are discovered.

    The reasoning behind this is the debate on what MF does. I cant post links but im sure you read the very in depth thread on MF and peoples findings. Very detailed post.

    There are still some interesting points. especially the % of drops with 4, 5 or 6 affixes. How large a role does MF play here.(past the Soft Cap at 300) are there thresholds at 400, 500, etc. Sample size is still not large enough to determine.
    But im looking forward to seing what the future brings.

    Bit off topic. sorry NinetyProof.

    PS:. cant post links yet. The thread about MF is over on the Theorycrafting section stickied under the name
    "magic-find-and-its-efficiency-a-statistical-insight"
    Great read.
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on What 1.06 patch brought me
    So many conspiracy nutty threads. Both here and on the official forums. Even if 1 in 1000 of the wierd claims people come up with is true, how are we to know whats what without proper data.

    Which is where proper posts comes into the picture. Like the "/topic/57939-magic-find-and-its-efficiency-a-statistical-insight/"
    Cant post links yet. But im sure you know what post that is.


    PS:
    I look at these forums as big jars of postIT notes. Atleast tag your threads properly. so we know which jar of poo not to stick our hands into.

    Even the goldseller spammers name their posts properly, so we know not to click em.
    Im starting to prefer them over this sort of stuff.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on New Battle.net Mockup
    Awesome pics, I hope it takes wind on the official forums. Its stuff like this that the developers need to see, Not 100s or post from conspiracy nuts, about loot being wierd between 1am and 3am and whatnot.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Paragon Runs vs Gold / Equipment
    One way of going at is.. Doing what the masses seem to agree on is the "most efficient" way of farming. Alk at whatever MP your gear can handle without noticable slowdown.
    And then cross your fingers and hope you get lucky with some good items.

    As Kodaijin said, AH is wierd, Low and Mid end items are a bit tricky to sell, seems like luck is a big factor here aswell since the marked is flooded with soiled crap, and less soiled crap.

    I do still believe that GF is the wrong way to go tho, its gonna take a HELL of a lot of piles of gold to make up for a 1m item.

    However. I find it refreshing to just do a few runs in ACT 1 on MP 8 (which is about the limit my character can handle) just to spice things up a bit every now and then. This also makes the Alk runs less tedious when i do, do them. and ive actually found some of my best items on those runs. guess RNG is my friend in wierd places. cuz im sure as hell never finding good stuff on the Alk runs. But thats prolly just me :), since the numbers arent in my favor on this argument.
    (sorry for the dodo, but it seemed to fit since i kinda find Alk runs to be a big pile of boring DoDo).
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway, No Holiday Patch Planned, Scheduled Game Maintenance - 12/18/2012, Blue Posts, Curse Weekl
    I hope they dont listnen to all those that screams for free pickup radius on certain items. Im perfectly happy wih it being a choice of going for survival, damage or something "nice to have" like pickup radius. you cant have your cake and eat it too.

    Oh... and thank god they arent making any holiday themed stuff. i dont think it belongs in this type of game. Leave that stuff to the MMO'ers
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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