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    posted a message on Blizzard Confirms New Product Next Month!
    Quote from "FingolfinGR" »
    WoW gets more and more interesting as you advance. Especially adter 50 and even more at 70. I got 2 level 70 characters so far and with my mage i do end-game. Its by far more interesting than the simple grind there is in Diablo 2 right now. If you got 70 and found a decent end-game guild u'd most likely find it way more interesting too.

    Its all a matter of what grabs your interest. I have 4 lvl 70's and have ventured as far as stage events in Kara.

    WoW is probably the most advanced game out there, but it just does not grab my true sense of style.

    Its a fun game, just looking for something not so cartoonie. Something a little more evil!

    That and when you gank someone in WoW, its just annoying, there is no true gain. No rewards or penalties for such acts, just makes for random slaying.

    Not sure if any of you played Shadowbane but that game rocked.. Too bad it was extremely buggy. If that was remade on a better engine, I would have quit work and become a Shadowbane junkie..
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    posted a message on Blizzard Posts Teaser Timeline!
    Quote from "Doppelganger" »
    when i'm really bored i do them too (and you do get "better" at them wich doesnt mean your getting smarter), but you have to pay to get the certificate of them wich is stupid cause it isnt worth anything (who the hell would pay for that?)

    Got a link for one? I am curious how stupid I am..
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    posted a message on Blizzard Confirms New Product Next Month!
    Its Starcraft Ghost..

    All Facts lead up to Starcraft Ghost.

    Some facts lead up to Diablo 3, but the interview with Richard Knaak took place a bit ago when they were working on the development.

    Blizzard was tired of teasing the community as well as the community being teased..

    Hense the term, indefinitely be postponed.

    Not indefinitely canceled.

    Posted 04-28-07

    Yes you did, but there is still little to no proof that any title coming up will make it to any platform game. Blizzard was on the table before for a platform designed game called, "Starcraft Ghost."

    The game was, "supposidly" postponed indefinitely. Insider information- ..Starcraft Ghost was haulted after programmers back themselves into a corner with a faulty engine. The project was later continued from scratch by a partially new development team.

    In 2006, Blizzard announced that it would be indefinitely be postponed.


    This project was placed on the burner but is not out of the minds of personnel.

    Let me point out that Wikipedia has the best info for stuff. =D

    "On May 16, 2005, Blizzard Entertainment acquired Swingin' Ape Studios." - Which means Blizzard reowns everything that was contracted out to Starcraft Ghost. What happens when you give a project you want done to someone else and it doesn't get done?

    I know what I do, I do it myself.

    I have the highest hopes for Diablo 3 like the rest of you.

    But you might be getting a Console MMO FPS with Single Player and Multiplayer, where you can level your character for certs. Might be space based. Who knows!?

    Anyone here a fan of Planetside? (All rights reserved by SoE, Sony Online Entertainment.)
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    posted a message on Hello My name is Ike (A-HoV)
    Welcome Ike, today is your first day as a recovering Diablo holic. Coming here admitting to it, was a big step. By the way, each week we have the new guy bring cheese sticks, and a fondue.

    I hope you can accomodate.
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    posted a message on What would you change about Diablo II?
    Quote from name="diablo fenatic" »
    Maybe patch 1.12 could do the trick. I would dig it but the chances of that hapening are very _........

    But actually that is what makes it so epic and Diablo'isk. Your hero being such a Bad*ss that he just wasted demigod, and states he is not impressed. We all know it was tough, anyone that plays the game on Hardcore knows that the game is tough.

    Too many quests and you end up with WoW. Running around collecting books people left 30 feet away.

    Playing it with do-overs is what kills the toughness.

    Thats one thing I would like to see Diablo 3 keep, "Hardcore." Keeps you humble.
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    posted a message on Blizzard Posts Teaser Timeline!
    Quote from "goodguy8705" »
    You have bad grammar and SAT scores don't mean shit. Grades are the worst representation of how smart someone is.

    I'm going to go have dinner. I'll back later to counter all your stupid replies. Start a new thread for the goodguy bashing and I'll prove to all of you that I'm smarter than you.

    Mommy's not tucking you in after dinner? How nice of her..
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    posted a message on What would you change about Diablo II?
    Quote from name="diablo fenatic" »
    What would you change about Diablo II ?

    The lag. The Light Radius. Hacks. The character tracking. The End.
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    posted a message on Blizzard Posts Teaser Timeline!
    Quote from "Col" »
    Joining in the discussion a little late, but I'm leaning strongly towards a Starcraft MMORTS. The comments that the next MMO will "not be another WoW", it would appeal to a different market (however different the games are, Diablo 3 would steal lots of WoW subscriptions), and an MMO will keep the cash coming in for Blizzard.

    There is currently a distinct gap in the popular MMORTS titles (DreamLords is reasonably popular, but not massively - pun intended), which a fully online Starcraft would fit into nicely.

    I really hope I'm wrong, and that Diablo 3 will be the title announced (I was never a fan of Starcraft), but I think IF the announcement is for Starcraft, it will almost certainly go down the MMORTS route.

    If they are announcing a new title it still will be a few months at least 8 before the game comes out. By that Blizzard will have another xpack ready for release to keep the Warcraft fans there, and the others on their new title. Blizzard will technically be battling itself for subscribers but its still their revenue which means more people will be playing Blizzard games then other titles.

    Also, according to the timeline.. Tomorrow will be Diablo 2 day. I will celebrate it like a drunk on Cinco De Mayo.
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    posted a message on SICK Assassin Build
    Greetings SICK. As the newest member of SICK, I feel obligated to share with you my infinite knowledge of power in the littlest frame available. Meaning the most bang for your buck.

    This build was designed and tested on US West hardcore server, from 1999 through 2002. She was the most dominate character on the server and collected over 500 ears of characters over her level. Including level 90+ duped gear, or hacked gear wielded by characters of all builds and classes.

    The purpose of this build was to insight someone into fighting her. If you have played Diablo 2 long enough, you will know that reputations follow you. If you are known for having a good character, you will have a hard time getting people to duel.

    Most people are only willing to fight if they believe they have a pretty good chance of winning. So you have to give them a reason to not be affraid. One of the best ways to do that is with a level gap. If you are way under the other persons lvl they will figure you do not have what it takes to take them down.

    How this Build was developed
    As stated above I was having an unbelievable time getting people to fight my top dueler at the time, my lvl 80+ Barbarian. No one wanted to duel cause I was able to kill everyone I had come up against in just 1 hit. My barbarian was ruthless, not only could he take hits, but all it took was one from me and you where dead. I cannot take to much credit for it, because I was extremely lucky in obtaining a legit, 900 max dmg warpike with very fast attack speed.

    So in all retrospec I needed a character that can bring just as much damage with less threat toward the enemy.


    Starting Attributes
    Strength: 20
    Dexterity: 20
    Vitality: 20
    Energy: 25
    Hit Points: 50
    Stamina: 95
    Mana: 25

    Each Character Level

    Attribute Point Effect
    1 Vitality point gives 3 Life
    1 Vitality point gives 1.5 Stamina
    1 Energy point gives 1.5 Mana

    This character must be Power Leveled.

    For this spec to be worth any thing you must spend every point you have into vitality. You will make up the Str and Dex required for items with items and Charms.

    Quest Rewards
    Every difficulty has this for bonuses to stats
    +1 skill - Act 1 Lair
    +1 skill - Act 2 Radamant Book
    +2 skill - Act 4 Izual

    20 Life - Act 3 Statue

    If you do all 3 Difficulty bonus quests it will = a total of
    +12 - Skills

    +60 - Life

    Life and Vitality Equations
    Lvl 47 = to 46 X 2 Life (2 life per lvl)
    Which Equals 92 Life

    Lvl 47 = to 46 X 5 Stat points
    Which will equate to 230 Stat Points

    230 stat points + Starting vitality of 20
    Will equate to 250 Vitality

    250 Vitality X 3 (1 Point Vitatlity = 3 life)
    750 Life

    92 + 750 = 842

    842 + 60 life From Quests
    902 Life

    902 + 50 Starting Life
    Grand Total of 952 Life

    Skill Point Totals
    Lvl 47 = 46 Skill points
    46 Total SP

    46 SP + 12 SP from Quests
    58 SP

    Skill Points

    Martial Arts
    20 - Tiger Strike (Base 1440% dmg with 3 charge)
    1 - Dragon Talon (needed to get Dragon Claw)
    1 - Dragon Claw (Primary attack, but we only point 1 point into it for this build)
    1 - Dragon Tail (Needed to get Dragon Flight)
    1 - Dragon Flight(Primary attack, but we only point 1 point into it for this build)
    Total- 24 SP

    Shadow Discipline
    1 - Claw mastery (Nice Skill but not enough of stat boosts to spend mass points into)
    6 - Burst of Speed (Nice Skill but more then 6 is a waste of excess points, Cap on Attack Speed, Running so fast you are out of control.)
    12 - Weapon Block (With dual Barctucs this is a necessity, specially with your low life. Even 1% is a huge increase to not get pwned)
    1 - Shadow Warrior (Needed for Shadow Master)
    1 - Phsychic hammer (Needed for Shadow Master)
    1 - Cloak of Shadows (Needed for Shadow Master)
    12 - Shadow Master (12 is enough into the the skill that with bonus' from gear it will be doing insane amount of dmg and have over 1k life with your damage mitigation, and block. Making almost a 2nd copy of yourself. Dangerous indeed.)
    Total- 34

    Overall Total 58


    2 - Barctuc's Cut Throat (both socketed with ETH Rune to lower targets armor. With Dual ETH acts as "ignore targets armor" Guarenteed hit.)

    Damage: (77-88) To (137-155) (107-121.5 Avg)
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 79
    Required Dexterity: 79
    Durability: 69
    Weapon Speed: [-30]
    (Assassin Only)
    +150-200% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Adds 25-50 Damage
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus To Attack Rating
    5-9% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
    +20 To Strength
    +20 To Dexterity
    +2 To Assassin Skill Levels
    +1 To Martial Arts Skills

    1 - Gavel of Pain (Socketed with Hel to Drop high requirements to something wearable.) *This is the secret weapon it stays on weapn switch, "W" hotkey. You must set the Charge of lvl 8 Amp every time you enter game. Go Out of site of players, "W" set Amp as right click (recommended), then switch back. Amp will stay on right click when you switch over during combat.

    Two-Hand Damage: (152-170) To (257-287) (204.5-228 Avg)
    Required Level: 45
    Required Strength: 169 (135 /w Hel)
    Base Weapon Speed: [20]
    +130-160% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Adds 12-30 Damage
    +50% Damage To Undead
    5% Chance To Cast Level 1 Iron Maiden When Struck
    5% Chance To Cast Level 1 Amplify Damage On Striking
    Level 8 Amplify Damage (3 Charges) *See Foot Note Above
    Attacker Takes Damage of 26

    1 - Shaftstop (Dmg reduced 30%, + 60 Life, Defense vs missles) *Socketed with PRub for health

    Defense: 599-684 (varies)(Base Defense: 198-213)
    Required Level: 38
    Required Strength: 92
    Durability: 45
    +180-220% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    Damage Reduced By 30%
    +250 Defense Vs. Missile
    +60 To Life

    1 - Rockstopper (Faster hit Recovery for WW barbs and zeal, Dmg Reduced 10%, Good resists vs Sorc, 45 Life) *Socketed with PRub for health

    Defense: 163-201 (varies)(Base Defense: 52-62)
    Required Level: 31
    Required Strength: 43
    Durability: 18
    +160-220% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    Damage Reduced By 10%
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +20-40% (varies)
    Fire Resist +20-50% (varies)
    Lightning Resist +20-40% (varies)
    +15 To Vitality

    1 - String of Ears (Life Steal, Dmg Reduction 10-15%, Magic Reduction Good for sorc's)

    Defense: 102-113 (varies)(Base Defense: 29-34)
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Durability: 22
    16 Boxes
    +150-180% Enhanced Defense (varies)
    +15 Defense
    6-8% Life Stolen Per Hit (varies)
    Damage Reduced By 10-15% (varies)
    Magic Damage Reduced 10-15 (varies)

    1 - Immortal King's Forge (Needed to wear Gavel of Pain, +STR + DEX)

    Defense: 108-118 (varies)(Base Defense: 43-53)
    Defense: 228-238 (varies)(Base Defense: 43-53)
    Required Level: 30
    Required Strength: 110
    Durability: 24
    +65 Defense
    12% Chance To Cast Level 4 Charged Bolt When Struck
    +20 To Dexterity
    +20 To Strength

    1 - Sander's Riprap (40% faster run, +10 DEX +5 STR, 100AR)

    Defense: 5-6 (varies)
    Required Level: 20
    Required Strength: 18
    Durability: 14
    Assassin Kick Damage: 4-10
    +40% Faster Run/Walk
    +100 To Attack Rating
    +10 To Dexterity
    +5 To Strength

    2 - Raven Frost (15-20 DEX, AR, Cannot Be Frozen, Absorb Cold 40% Cold Great for Sorc's)

    +150-250 To Attack Rating (varies)
    Adds 15-45 Cold Damage, 4 sec. Duration (Normal)
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +15-20 To Dexterity (varies)
    +40 To Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%

    1 - Saracen's Chance (+12 ALL, Resistances For Sorc's, Low lvl Iron Maiden)

    Required Level: 47
    10% Chance To Cast Level 2 Iron Maiden When Struck
    All Resistances +15-25 (varies)
    +12 To All Attributes

    Load up inventory with +5-6 str charms until you get enough to equip gloves. +1-2 str Small Charms. No ID Tome, No TP Tome. Just leave enough room for an ear or two =D.

    How to Play her
    How I play her.

    Left Click Attack hotkey's.
    F1 - Tiger Strike
    F2 - Dragon Claw
    F3 - Dragon Flight
    F4 - Norm Attack (Incase emergency mana, I don't know.. Just incase =D)

    Right Click Attack hotkey's.
    F5 - Shadow Master
    F6 - Open
    F7 - Burst of Speed
    F8 - Town Portal (1 Scroll)

    Have Burst of Speed on and Shadow Master Out.

    Tiger strike to build up 3 Charges. Weapon Switch, Amplify Target, Weapon Switch back. Dragon Claw or Dragon Flight to release 3 charge of Amplified Dmg.

    If you unleash a 3 charge Dragon Claw on an Amplified Target, its roughly 28,000 dmg.

    If you unleash a 3 charge Dragon Flight on an Amplified Target, its roughly 4,000 dmg /w a chance that Shadow Master will also hit target for 3k dmg.

    Mind Set
    You are not indusctructable. Do not go head on against a target. 1 Shift Click from a barb zerk or well timed atma zeal, might put you in a bad mood.

    For Melee
    Insted, move at them and last minute move around trying to get behind your target.

    For Whirlwind if you move directly behind the Barb you can get in there and stack up charges without even getting touch as long as you are directly behind. Make sure what kind of WW'er you are up against. long range WW are cake, some will short range to get you come at em then switch to zerk or switch directions. Be Patient.

    Pallies, Druids, it is best to circle your target to get your Shadow Master attack first. Then move in and kill em. With Zeal or Fury, the attacks are divided between you and your Shadow Master, for less dmg to the both of ya.

    For Ranged
    Move Diagnol Toward and to the side of your target, until in range of Dragon Flight.

    Amazon's guided arrow will bug if the Amazon does not move after you Dragon Flight on em. Guided arrow will pass through you and do 0 dmg if that Amazon does not move. Keep that in mind.. prep for Rejuv. This is only if you miss your Dragon Flight, if you hit they dead.

    Sorc's. Just don't fight em in Hell difficulty and your fine. =D

    Not tilting your cards
    Wait tell you get a good moment. With your speed, you can out run guided arrows and everyone else except perhaps a maxed out BoS Assassin. In that case just go toss her salad before she tosses yours.

    Thats it for now..

    You will have roughly

    1200 Life with around 50% dmg reduction
    3k-28k dmg range
    Posted in: SICK Clan Archives
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    posted a message on D3.com D2/D3 Guild Sign up Sheet
    Quote from "vadle" »
    Well since I will hopefully gaming with you soon Silver, I would like to post this as an application and intent to join..

    Although since I am more famously known in Diablo as, "NoExplanation." I will most likely changing my profile to reflect it, to make it less confusing.

    Fixed.. :cool:
    Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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