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    posted a message on Blizzard is disabling the PTR buff @ season 4 start.
    Quote from Raven488go-next

    Makes no sense to disable it at the start of the season, but who knows

    It makes perfect sense, that way you get real data from the leveling experience with the cube etc.. Imagine going directly to a bounty boss and getting 8 legendaries, it will pretty much corrupt all data relating to leveling.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on 2.3 Boss Farming finally a thing, or only because of 2000% buff?
    Quote from Xdminigo-next

    T8 was like 15 seconds few hours ago.. Seasons ending seemed to make people stop playing.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on 2.3 Boss Farming finally a thing, or only because of 2000% buff?
    Quote from Abyssiago-next

    Safe to assume it's affected by the buff, since 6-8 legendarys probably isn't going to happen for 1 bounty done in 10 sec. Yeah I tested it.

    Magic find doesn't affect how many items drop though, so if they keep this.. I know where I'm going to get my crafting mats :D

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on PTR bugs so far

    Only one I've seen is that the Goblin shrine in the new zone will bug out in 1 particular spot.


    Also loading screen not clearing after it has loaded happened twice for me today. But it might have something to do with my install rather than actual patch issue.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on I hope cubing Furnace is not the only optimal choice...
    Quote from Bleu42go-next

    That's the thing though, they also made sure to mention they want harder enemies to give more experience towards the Grift. So while the RG might be easier, I think going after elite packs will be very rewarding, even in hithere GRs, meaning elite damage will be awesome.

    Am sure they will, but you can kite elites while doing damage to other things at the same time in most builds, kiting a Rift Guardian doesn't achieve the same as you are only fighting it.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on I hope cubing Furnace is not the only optimal choice...

    Depends how much they change the balance of rift guardians to rift clearing.


    if it really becomes a problem, leave the furnace out like how hellfire passives or ancestors grace won't work.

    Pretty much this. From what they said, one could take that Rift Guardians will have much less role in rifts.


    They specifically said, rifts should be more about exploration.



    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)


    We’ve also made changes that create a better balance between the time
    you spend exploring and clearing Nephalem or Greater Rifts, and the time
    you spend facing the Rift Guardian. With these changes, more of the
    emphasis will be on your journey as you explore and clear the Rift


    They also said normal mobs are more meaningful and meaty now, so one would assume we would be fighting more normals than before making Damage to Elites less of a deal overall(would assume having around 30-50% is still good though)

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Datamined new Vyr set, great potential?

    The Cube might make it work.. I just don't think Archon itself is a good ability. I mean just compare it to Wrath of the Berserker for example. They seem to be putting effort into making it work, so maybe there is some hope of Archon itself getting a change, but it's unlikely.


    Also am a really big fan of constant damage or ramping up damage rather than long cooldown based damage so that's another big minus to Archon.

    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on (2.2) Delsere's Magnum Opus Possibilities
    Quote from Autocthongo-next

    It's an alternative for Firebird's.. Will probably be better at easier content and groups, but when you get to high GR's the dot of the Firebird's is still way superior to this.

    Though it's all still in development and there will be more items that might make Firebird's less of a requirement for those high GR's. Not that am complaining, this seems pretty sweet at least at first glance.
    That is entirely dependent on the raw damage of the skills it supports, and any changes made to them.

    If enemies require actual time to kill there's a good chance that the the new set could outperform firebird's purely because of the raw damage of the supported skills.
    And that is my hope, just the uptime we are going to get on high GR levels would mean that the set has to be a lot better damage wise than Firebird's. And atm it's looking to be somewhat comparable.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on This blizzcon...
    Yes, it was sort of a lackluster, cause most of us probably waited on some more concrete info on what is happening in 2.2 and onward. But at the same time we sort of expected D3 not to get so much focus after we saw the schedule.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on (2.2) Delsere's Magnum Opus Possibilities
    It's an alternative for Firebird's.. Will probably be better at easier content and groups, but when you get to high GR's the dot of the Firebird's is still way superior to this.

    Though it's all still in development and there will be more items that might make Firebird's less of a requirement for those high GR's. Not that am complaining, this seems pretty sweet at least at first glance.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on Firebird Snapshotting
    I usually do Hydra first as it takes time for it to attack anyways, but ye few hydra ticks+ Black hole usually does the trick.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on Best way to gear up for firebird
    Yes double unity without the relic can backfire with melee mobs while you are kiting. Unity trick is not really needed until ~GR level 35.

    Other than that getting Firebirds ain't too hard nowdays, it's just down to RNG of items dropping or not. Kadala also helps a lot with it. So just do the thing that is the most efficient to you. There was some evidence of GR's resulting in more legendaries overall, but that was only 20 runs and didn't include trial times. In anycase, best advice I can give you is that play in a 4 man group in either GR's or normal rifts based on your preference. You will get the 6 piece eventually. And yes on what GR should be done, it's based on how efficiently you can clear em(around 5-7 minutes tops).. when you start getting to the 10+ minutes ones, your legendary amount goes way down.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on Hackers on D3
    I think their official stance was it's fine as long as you don't use 3rd party programs to do it with.
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    posted a message on What should I spend Blood Shards on? (Firebird)
    And that Sun Keeper is inferior to the Furnace. Just getting a Sun Keeper is 10(just a number I threw, though near to the real number) times more likely. It comes down to if you want to risk it to not get anything good from Kadala for a long long time, as even if you get a Sun Keeper, chances are it's a bad 1. Would really expect you to go through at least 5 until you get a really good 1(7-10% damage and ability to roll the damage range or near max damage roll).

    In the end it comes down to luck. You might use 750 shards on 2 handers and somehow you are the luckiest guy on earth and get a furnace, but the odds are against it by a landslide. In fact I think there was some spreadsheet that the average it would take to get a Furnace was 180k shards which translates to roughly 1,6k T6 rift runs.. Yes it would take a while. Chances are you find multiple by the time you get 1 from Kadala, but that is sort of the story for most weapons, on Armor it's a bit different as you can specify which slot you want, which decreases the pool of possibilities a lot, for example there are 20 different Gloves you can get from Kadala, but only 7 of those are Wizard drops. So getting something like FB gloves is really common from Kadala.

    Long story short weapons are really really RNG to roll for as the pool you are trying to get the item from is every usable 1 or 2 hander for you class and that's only if it's smartloot(I think it applies to Kadala as well)
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on Boring firebird !!!
    Quote from Drozgen
    Do you now any other lvl 35+ rift viable build

    Without Firebird.. Nope
    Without Furnace.. other weps work till ~40
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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