Wyatt Cheng on Furnace, Malthael at the World Cup, Crusader Fanart

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Wyatt Cheng on Furnace

Wyatt Cheng wanted to know via twitter if teleporting out of Greater Rifts to equip an item like The Furnace during is a valid strategy that should be kept in the game or something they should prevent people from doing.

It appears like the majority of answers think that it is not something that's good to the game. Check his posts below, as well as the opinions of MVPs like Jaetch and Monstrous.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

What's your opinion: TP'ing to equip Furnace during GRift is valid strategy we should keep or inevitable min/max we should save people from? (Twitter)
@candlesan Save us from it, please. Furnace is just too strong at the higher GRifts. (Thunderclaww)
@Thunderclaww @candlesan I've run into a problem where my gear breaks in the middle of a Greater Rift and I need to TP. Keep that in mind. (Monstrous)
@candlesan You'd have to either implement an NPC within a Greater Rift for repairs or make deaths in GR's not cost durability.
@MonstrousD3 @Thunderclaww Yah we'll definitely have to keep durability in mind. (Twitter)
@MonstrousD3 BTW does that imply you're on the "save us from it" side of the vote? (Twitter)
@candlesan 80% save us / 20% leave it--It's gimmicky yet opens the door for some interesting strategies. Meh, just save us and stop it. (Monstrous)
@candlesan @Diablo It's no good. Solo DHs are screwed, and teleporting to switch your build/gear kills the adrenaline rush of doing a GR. (Deadset Gaming)
@candlesan Save us. There must be better ways to make the levels more "difficult" besides insane HP scaling. Plus that whole TP/repair thing (Jaetch)
@DeadsetGaming @Diablo That's a good way to phrase it - kills the adrenaline rush. (Twitter)

Malthael at the World Cup

In the spirit of FIFA's Soccer (Football) World Cup, DeathsFugitive made a cool montage of Malthael scoring a goal!


Crusader Fanart

griddark was originally reported as the author of these drawings, but apparently he just makes high resolution pictures based on the original fanart (thanks AgentSmith for the heads-up). The authors of these impressive Crusader fanarts, from the Fanart Contest, are JiHunLeeJorsch and Geunjoo. The amount of detail and character fidelity are still incredible. Check them out!

Comments

  • #1 Agentsmith
    griddark is not the author of the art pieces, looks like he just creates high res icons based on original art. Here are the links to the three pieces posted:

    http://jorsch.deviantart.com/art/Diablo-3-The-Crusader-438804010

    http://jihunlee.deviantart.com/art/Fist-Of-Heavens-440224686

    http://geunjoo.deviantart.com/art/Diablo3-Reaper-of-Souls-Fan-Art-439244773
  • #2 Zero(pS)
    Quote from Agentsmith »
    griddark is not the author of the art pieces, looks like he just creates high res icons based on original art. Here are the links to the three pieces posted:

    http://jorsch.deviantart.com/art/Diablo-3-The-Crusader-438804010

    http://jihunlee.deviantart.com/art/Fist-Of-Heavens-440224686

    http://geunjoo.deviantart.com/art/Diablo3-Reaper-of-Souls-Fan-Art-439244773

    Indeed, sorry about the confusion. It will be fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

    Edit: I've added a disclaimer to the post explaining the mistake. Finding and reporting interesting fanart is something I still have to practice. I though that was an original piece of fanart - honest mistake. I was just amazed by the quality of it the first time I saw it. Also had another more interesting finding in mind to report, but in the end decided I'd need a little bit more time to check it. Maybe tomorrow.

    Last edited by Zero(pS): 7/6/2014 8:50:20 PM
  • #3 Venaliter
    A bullshit fix, typical of the d3 devs. What's to stop someone from equipping the Furnace or Rimeheart for the first tier level and powering through the early ones. It'll be well worth it on the later tiers, where this stuff really comes into play. A bullshit band-aid once again proving the d3 devs are simply out of their league.
  • #4 yuhanz
    that fanart tho! those sader women are stunning
  • #5 BlacKcuD
    This football fanart is the dumbest sh!t ever. Jeah it's artistically fine and all (I studied that and pain myself, I know what I am talking about at least a little bit). Why on earth must this stupid world cup even invade sanctuary. He/she can paint whatever he/she wants. However, if you do something as controversial (some might even say like-grabbing) as this, you must face criticism, here is mine: Leave your childish soccer games out of sanctuary. Stop ruining my favourite hobbies with your f*ckingworld cup. Stop shoving it up our a*ses and faces like we are all fanatic fans. Well, gues what: there are some people who don't give a sh!t.

    Also, what Agentsmith said. This weeks "art selector" should get a real nasty slap in the face for this artwork compilation, but don't fire him/her :)

    *edit*
    This so called artist on deviantart devilsomething is deleting all comments and posts which are somewhat critical on all of his pages. Just so you know.
    Last edited by BlacKcuD: 7/7/2014 12:26:17 PM
  • #6 xintho
    Why are you giving front page views to someone who just steals artwork and crops the image? He didn't even post any source on his dA page. This griddark guy doesn't deserve any more views to his page.
  • #7 Sevenxgiem
    Quote from BlacKcuD

    This football fanart is the dumbest sh!t ever. Jeah it's artistically fine and all (I studied that and pain myself, I know what I am talking about at least a little bit). Why on earth must this stupid world cup even invade sanctuary. He/she can paint whatever he/she wants. However, if you do something as controversial (some might even say like-grabbing) as this, you must face criticism, here is mine: Leave your childish soccer games out of sanctuary. Stop ruining my favourite hobbies with your f*ckingworld cup. Stop shoving it up our a*ses and faces like we are all fanatic fans. Well, gues what: there are some people who don't give a sh!t.

    Also, what Agentsmith said. This weeks "art selector" should get a real nasty slap in the face for this artwork compilation, but don't fire him/her :)

    *edit*
    This so called artist on deviantart devilsomething is deleting all comments and posts which are somewhat critical on all of his pages. Just so you know.

    If you don't give a shit, then why bother caring so much about this particular fan art in the first place. You just sound like a complete 12 year old douche who thinks "if I don't enjoy it, no one else can or will". I myself am not a soccer/football fan, in fact, I playfully joke with my dad for enjoying it since it is such a boring sport to watch. That doesn't mean that my eyes are burning just because they are showing fan art depicting Malthael scoring a goal. Get over yourself you pretentious child.
    Last edited by Sevenxgiem: 7/7/2014 5:01:18 PM
  • #8 BlacKcuD
    Quote from Sevenxgiem

    Quote from BlacKcuD

    This football fanart is the dumbest sh!t ever. Jeah it's artistically fine and all (I studied that and pain myself, I know what I am talking about at least a little bit). Why on earth must this stupid world cup even invade sanctuary. He/she can paint whatever he/she wants. However, if you do something as controversial (some might even say like-grabbing) as this, you must face criticism, here is mine: Leave your childish soccer games out of sanctuary. Stop ruining my favourite hobbies with your f*ckingworld cup. Stop shoving it up our a*ses and faces like we are all fanatic fans. Well, gues what: there are some people who don't give a sh!t.

    Also, what Agentsmith said. This weeks "art selector" should get a real nasty slap in the face for this artwork compilation, but don't fire him/her :)

    *edit*
    This so called artist on deviantart devilsomething is deleting all comments and posts which are somewhat critical on all of his pages. Just so you know.

    If you don't give a shit, then why bother caring so much about this particular fan art in the first place. You just sound like a complete 12 year old douche who thinks "if I don't enjoy it, no one else can or will". I myself am not a soccer/football fan, in fact, I playfully joke with my dad for enjoying it since it is such a boring sport to watch. That doesn't mean that my eyes are burning just because they are showing fan art depicting Malthael scoring a goal. Get over yourself you pretentious child.

    It is just so frustrating to live in a nation where soccer is the number one sport. Even if you find it boring and try not to give a shit, you will face it multiple times a day and it is even worse during the world cup. I don't want to see such unrelated crap on my news pages. I think I am well in my rights to speak negatively about such a crappy (art-)post. I try to ignore it, but it is impossible. You get it shoved up your face all the time and if you reply, that you are not interested, you are being looked at as if you have a contagious disease and are mental. In my worthless opinion, it is not in the right place. If this comes across childishly, so be it. I am just so sick of it.
  • #9 cdawg0616
    Quote from BlacKcuD

    Quote from Sevenxgiem
    Quote from BlacKcuD

    This football fanart is the dumbest sh!t ever. Jeah it's artistically fine and all (I studied that and pain myself, I know what I am talking about at least a little bit). Why on earth must this stupid world cup even invade sanctuary. He/she can paint whatever he/she wants. However, if you do something as controversial (some might even say like-grabbing) as this, you must face criticism, here is mine: Leave your childish soccer games out of sanctuary. Stop ruining my favourite hobbies with your f*ckingworld cup. Stop shoving it up our a*ses and faces like we are all fanatic fans. Well, gues what: there are some people who don't give a sh!t.

    Also, what Agentsmith said. This weeks "art selector" should get a real nasty slap in the face for this artwork compilation, but don't fire him/her :)

    *edit*
    This so called artist on deviantart devilsomething is deleting all comments and posts which are somewhat critical on all of his pages. Just so you know.

    If you don't give a shit, then why bother caring so much about this particular fan art in the first place. You just sound like a complete 12 year old douche who thinks "if I don't enjoy it, no one else can or will". I myself am not a soccer/football fan, in fact, I playfully joke with my dad for enjoying it since it is such a boring sport to watch. That doesn't mean that my eyes are burning just because they are showing fan art depicting Malthael scoring a goal. Get over yourself you pretentious child.

    It is just so frustrating to live in a nation where soccer is the number one sport. Even if you find it boring and try not to give a shit, you will face it multiple times a day and it is even worse during the world cup. I don't want to see such unrelated crap on my news pages. I think I am well in my rights to speak negatively about such a crappy (art-)post. I try to ignore it, but it is impossible. You get it shoved up your face all the time and if you reply, that you are not interested, you are being looked at as if you have a contagious disease and are mental. In my worthless opinion, it is not in the right place. If this comes across childishly, so be it. I am just so sick of it.

    You do realize that just as you don't care about it and that you don't want to see it, that other people feel the opposite? I for one love Football and I adore the World Cup. I also love Diablo, and it is awesome for me to see two of my favourite things brought together. If you don't like it, that's fine, but it's hardly fair for you to demand that it should not exist or should not be shown. The artist (who did a rather awesome job, btw) did not create the fanart for you or people like you. He created it for people like me: People who enjoy both Football and Diablo.
  • #10 BlacKcuD
    Quote from cdawg0616
    Quote from BlacKcuD
    Quote from Sevenxgiem
    Quote from BlacKcuD

    This football fanart is the dumbest sh!t ever. Jeah it's artistically fine and all (I studied that and pain myself, I know what I am talking about at least a little bit). Why on earth must this stupid world cup even invade sanctuary. He/she can paint whatever he/she wants. However, if you do something as controversial (some might even say like-grabbing) as this, you must face criticism, here is mine: Leave your childish soccer games out of sanctuary. Stop ruining my favourite hobbies with your f*ckingworld cup. Stop shoving it up our a*ses and faces like we are all fanatic fans. Well, gues what: there are some people who don't give a sh!t.

    Also, what Agentsmith said. This weeks "art selector" should get a real nasty slap in the face for this artwork compilation, but don't fire him/her :)

    *edit*
    This so called artist on deviantart devilsomething is deleting all comments and posts which are somewhat critical on all of his pages. Just so you know.

    If you don't give a shit, then why bother caring so much about this particular fan art in the first place. You just sound like a complete 12 year old douche who thinks "if I don't enjoy it, no one else can or will". I myself am not a soccer/football fan, in fact, I playfully joke with my dad for enjoying it since it is such a boring sport to watch. That doesn't mean that my eyes are burning just because they are showing fan art depicting Malthael scoring a goal. Get over yourself you pretentious child.

    It is just so frustrating to live in a nation where soccer is the number one sport. Even if you find it boring and try not to give a shit, you will face it multiple times a day and it is even worse during the world cup. I don't want to see such unrelated crap on my news pages. I think I am well in my rights to speak negatively about such a crappy (art-)post. I try to ignore it, but it is impossible. You get it shoved up your face all the time and if you reply, that you are not interested, you are being looked at as if you have a contagious disease and are mental. In my worthless opinion, it is not in the right place. If this comes across childishly, so be it. I am just so sick of it.

    You do realize that just as you don't care about it and that you don't want to see it, that other people feel the opposite? I for one love Football and I adore the World Cup. I also love Diablo, and it is awesome for me to see two of my favourite things brought together. If you don't like it, that's fine, but it's hardly fair for you to demand that it should not exist or should not be shown. The artist (who did a rather awesome job, btw) did not create the fanart for you or people like you. He created it for people like me: People who enjoy both Football and Diablo.

    I understand that, maybe I need to rephrase my "problem": In everyday life, it is the other way round: people hate me and make fun of me for not liking soccer. They think I have some sort of illness and if you tell them politely or harshly (doesn't seem to matter) that I am not interested, they think you have a contagious disease and think your are completely nuts and asocial and don't understand you anymore. Am I possessed or what? Even worse: during events like the world cup, the amount of people suddenly interested in soccer, who don't give a sh!t about soccer the whole year, join their ranks and matters become serious. School is cancelled and the law which forbids you to make loud noises after 10pm is lifted in part to accommodate the public viewings' needs.
    I try not to give a shit, but when it is 75% of your friends, 80% of your co-workers, and all of your bosses and random people in the streets and all your neighbours it is hard to ignore such an omnipresent thing. It's like trying to ignore air.
    I am not starting this war, but I will end it if necessary. If you read one of your favourite news pages and the first thing you see is totally unrelated world cup AGAIN after a day full of it (despite not pursuing it in ANY way), a less mature reaction is imho understandable. I didn't ask nobody for any results, I didn't way and a single second of coverage. Yet, I know, amongst a lot of other world cup stuff, that Germany won 2:1 in the 120+1th minute against the worst remaining country in the final 8 teams. WHY DO I KNOW THAT? I don't want to!
    I hope you can see my point, as well. If you are amongst the people who can see both sides, then props to you. I wished more people like you lived in Germany.
    Last edited by BlacKcuD: 7/8/2014 11:31:32 AM
  • #11 Vrede
    I'm with you BlacKcuD ;) You're not alone. So sick of it.
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