DPS Equation Information, Class Buffs in 1.0.4, Blue Posts, Sideshow Diablo Statue Revealed and Giveaway, New Diablo III Wallpa

 

DPS Equation Information
We have linked many different tools and spreadsheets that can be used to calculate your dps. However, some of you want something more basic, and want to understand the math yourselves. zrave takes the time to explain how to get near perfect DPS calculations. He does point out one extra step in the comments needed if you want to reduce rounding errors.
 
When a weapon has attack speed bonus, if you want exact results you need to calculate the attacks per second manually.If the weapon has 10% attack speed bonus, you multiply the above number by 1.1 for a 10% increase. So for example a polearm with 10% attack speed bonus has attack speed 1.045, not 1.04 as shown in game.
 
























































Weapon Type Attack Speed
One Handed
Mace/Spear 1.2 attacks per second
Axe/Mighty Weapon 1.3 attacks per second
Sword/Ceremonial Knife/Wand/Fist Weapon 1.4 attacks per second
Dagger 1.5 attacks per second
Hand Crossbow 1.6 attacks per second
Two Handed
Mace 0.9 attacks per second
Polearm 0.95 attacks per second
Mighty/Axe/Staff 1.0 attacks per second
Daibo/Sword/Crossbow 1.1 attacks per second
Bow 1.4 attacks per second

 
 
 

 
Class Buffs in 1.0.4
Many players are waiting for the big 1.0.4 for many reasons. One of those reasons being the massive class changes coming in the patch. Bashiok replies on twitter about the Witch Docotor. Keep in mind, we should be seeing a developer blog on the class changes at some point in the future.
 

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Is it appropriate to ask you on twitter anything about what we can expect for WD changes in 1.0.4? I got some hints on the forums.
We took your ideas for witch doctor buffs, and then we doubled them.#boom‬ (Source)
 

 
Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Trading
As a reminder, the Trading forum is here to provide a place where players can post “want to sell” (WTS), “want to buy” (WTB), or “price check” threads for their Diablo III loot. Threads of this nature posted outside of the Trading forum may be removed without notice, and may result in a suspension if the post violates Code of Conduct or forum-posting guidelines.
 
In addition, threads discussing exchanging loot for real money outside of the in-game real-money auction house are not permitted in the Trading forum and may be removed without notice and/or result in a suspension.
 
With the previously released Diablo games, the widespread use of third-party services for real-money transactions led to countless issues that heavily impacted our customer service efforts and negatively affected the Diablo gaming experience for players. We created the real-money auction to provide players with an officially sanctioned, fully integrated environment in which to make real-money trades. While no system is perfect, having a convenient, fully in-game method for these types of transactions should help players avoid the types of issues associated with third-party trading that have in the past led to bad experiences for players. As such, it’s the only Blizzard-approved place for transactions of this nature. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
 

 
Sideshow Diablo Statue Revealed and Giveaway

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Today at Comic-Con, we were excited to reveal the newest Sideshow Collectibles statue. A true embodiment of terror, Diablo stands as The Prime Evil in a scene reminiscent of the final moments of the game. Sculpted by Brian Fay (who also sculpted the Lich King statue), Diablo stands at a terrifying 22 inches of polystone.
 
Sideshow Collectibles is holding a giveaway at their site for the chance for one lucky winner to receive this Diablo statue. Be sure to enter before August 12!
 
Check out the preview images below, and keep an eye out for future updates on pre-ordering this amazing piece of work!
 
 

 
New Diablo III Wallpaper

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Picking out the appropriate desktop wallpaper to fit your tastes and complement your décor can be an arduous task. To that end, we'll be offering you help every Friday (...roughly) by featuring a new downloadable Diablo III, StarCraft II or World of Warcraft wallpaper image on our community sites.
Here's what we have for you this week. Enjoy!
 
 

 
The Diamond Gate - Time-lapse Minecraft Video
SleepyTryHards has made an interesting time-lapse Minecraft video of the creation of the Diamond Gate.
 

Comments

  • #1 Sojourna
    I just can't take Diablo seriously when he has, uh... certain feminine traits. The potential winner won't be facing any competition from me. :|

    The wallpaper looks nice, and I enjoyed seeing the Minecraft version of The Diamond Gate come together. :)
  • #2 Tybudd
    Quote from Sojourna

    I just can't take Diablo seriously when he has, uh... certain feminine traits. The potential winner won't be facing any competition from me. :|

    The wallpaper looks nice, and I enjoyed seeing the Minecraft version of The Diamond Gate come together. :)


    Yeah if this was the case, it should have atleast had a more "universal" voice so to speak
  • #3 Snowbrew
    Its about time they told WTS posts to gtfo of the class forums :D still hasn't scared them away however...
  • #4 Narse67
    Quote from Sojourna

    I just can't take Diablo seriously when he??? has, uh... certain feminine traits. The potential winner won't be facing any competition from me. :|


    Last I checked Diablo used a female host this time around.
  • #5 SeptemberCrab
    That Kerrig... i mean Diablo model looks like Xenomorph, not a demon... so damn fugly...
  • #6 overneathe
    Quote from Fura

    That Kerrig...

    Oooooooh. Snap.
  • #7 Snowbrew
    Quote from Fura

    That Kerrig... i mean Diablo model looks like Xenomorph, not a demon... so damn fugly...


    Lol so true xD if I had no idea about either and you told me that was a model of the "Queen of Blades" I'd believe you
  • #8 Benegesserit
    Man I saw "Class Buffs in 1.0.4" as part of an RSS feed only to come here and find out there was nothing of substance. What a jip. Why is Blizzard always so quick to nerf but so slow to buff?
  • #9 Sojourna
    Quote from Narse67
    Quote from Sojourna
    I just can't take Diablo seriously when he??? has, uh... certain feminine traits. The potential winner won't be facing any competition from me. :|


    Last I checked Diablo used a female host this time around.


    I know that. Doesn't change the fact that Diablo is still considered a male demon. =P
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