Wow, easy there tiger!
You forgot to explain the letter grading system in combination with the GS, GSO, GT, GTS, GTX, GTX+. I think that's all of them, and in lowest to highest performance.
You also forgot to mention that the 9xxx series is nearly identical to the 8xxx series, plus a couple cards, but they just cost more.
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Mar 13, 2010Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)Quote from "Siaynoq" »Yes, a lot of Aphex Twin is straightforward obnoxious techno, but have you heard the album I'm talking about?
If one is looking for more acoustic band type of relaxing music, I can always recommend Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, or even Beck's Sea Change album.
I wouldn't generalize techno as obnoxious, I really like a lot of Melodic Hardstyle. Aphex Twin is like an Acid-Drum & Bass with Electro. It's mostly just kind of harsh on the ears. That said, "SAW VII" is a completely different animal. Okay, so I haven't listened to all of it, or even most of it, but what I have heard is very mind fuckish, and is intended to trip you out. Its not as harsh as most of RJ's other stuff and there are actual melodies for a change!!
I still think his best album was "I Care Because".
I dunno. When I think relaxing music, I don't think electro/trance/techno, I think of mellow guitar with vocals, or even just vocals. Such as:
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Mar 13, 2010Ya know, I gotta agree with Mars, Aphex Twin is downright aggravating.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
But since we're in the techno genre, I'll point Mars to Armin Van Buuren. Since melodic trance fits significantly better with the previous songs that he already linked, plus you can relax to it.:D
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Mar 12, 2010Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from "ScyberDragon" »The arrows are just to show character level progression and not prequisites. The only prerequisite would be the same skills previous level.
The pools just limit your choic of skills for that level but allow you choice.
You are much more patient than I would have been trying to explain that. lol
But yeah, the pool idea that you came up with is the same basic design that I got in my head when Blizz mentioned "Skill poin pool". I think you're dead on the money. It seems like this skill pool would be a very efficient way of leveling, and would promote using more varied skills in the end game. I think Blizz has learned a lot from the DI, DII, and WoW in the skill leveling department.
Mar 12, 2010Hey Scipio, I completely agree with ya. Obviously DIII won't require SLI/Xfire, and overclocking isn't dangerous at all, as long as you have decent cooling and keep your temps within a respectable range. I've OC'd my CPU from 3.1 to 3.8Ghz, and under full load in Prime95 it stays under 38. Air cooled with the Sunbeam 120 Core Contact.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Honestly, I wouldn't get too worked up over Romantix, he seems like a troll. 10 posts, his location says "Fucks it to ya?". And then he explodes at ya on simple obvious facts. Yep, sounds like a troll to me.
Mar 12, 2010Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "Airandius" »Besides, no matter what you say. You will get bored of it.
And this might decrease sales. Since they´ll lose a lot of casual players. They had a taste, now they don´t want more.
You gotta remember though, tons of us are still playing DII a DECADE later. lol.
Personally, I'd play the demo every day for a week or so, and after that, at least once a week until the full game comes out.
Mar 11, 2010Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from "Matt.J" »Quite clear an answer isn't going to be provided, so for those of you wondering the answer is tunneling; roughly analogous to the natural phenomenon known as quantum tunneling wherein matter appears to penetrate a medium without resistance. In short, when using a fixed timestep simulation (ie., sampling the simulation state at fixed intervals) there is the possibility with [most often] fast, small-moving objects that a collision will not be detected due to the object's ability to traverse the extent of another between samplings.
So next time you observe a missile appearing to "go straight though" an object in a game then you know what to attribute it to; alot of older FPS's have this problem.
Dude, I actually knew that! I wasn't sure if that was the answer you were looking for though, its been a long time since I took a modeling class.
@Crosby8766: Yes, you most likely will be able to play DIII, as long as Blizzard supports that graphics chip.
Mar 11, 2010Interesting. That kind of reminds me of Binaural Beats, but Paul Collier's stuff actually has a melody to it. Binaural Beats is specific frequencies of sound arranged in a way to actually change the way the brain operates while you're listening. Really interesting stuff.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
I made a short list of music that helps me chill out when I've had a rough day, or after dealing with my best friend after he's gone from "Cool Garren" to "Drunk Garren".:\
I'm sure you probably already know this classic guitar solo though.
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Mar 11, 2010Haha!! Welcome back man! I knew you wouldn't be able to stay away. :rolleyes: (Check out all the new smilies!)Posted in: Introduction
Quote from "Nacho_ijp" »ohhh... the good 'ol days... full with hope and speculation...
I know right. That was a time when the active population on D3.com was a fraction of what it is now.
Mar 11, 2010In DII and LOD, yeah summoning I guess (I don't really consider that a caster since you aren't actually dealing any damage). But my favorite way to play is really more how I play a Necro in Eastern Sun. I'm significantly more melee with a few tanks following me around soaking and dealing some damage for me, and I even PN for crowd control. That hits 3 styles IMO. Summon, Caster, and Melee.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 11, 2010Without question, the majority of the Diablo community is dumb panicky animals. But the core group of HARDCORE Diablo players (the ones that are here, and the ones that continued to play, steady or on and off, for all of these years)Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
But yeah, if it became a demo for anyone and everyone to play... not only would Battle.net forums be flooded with crap and spam, but so would ours. Not to say that it won't anyways when the game is released. lol
Mar 11, 2010Umm this is kind of missing half a dozen play styles isn't it? I prefer summoning while getting into the thick of the fight myself. That combination doesn't work with your two available choices.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 11, 2010Yeah, I'm a greedy sob as well. Give me the game now, and I'll give them feedback on problems and bugs now, that way Blizz can do the game right the first time. The community will test the limits of the game in ways that the Blizz employees can not.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mar 8, 2010Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)Quote from "Matt.J" »
mmio does not implicitly consume memory; it is simply an abstraction to facilitate a unified method for addressing devices over the address bus.
Then Photoshop is an exception to the rule, and in any case, can still be installed.
The only software I personally run from from that list is Firefox [the rest are taken from friends]
Something there just seems fundamentally wrong. 23 processes?!?! Nearly half of that is svchost.exe. You can't be running anything!
For instance, I switched to Win Classic just like you, I shut off every single application save for Avast. Now when I say everything, I mean I even turned off Explorer, and I was only able to get down to .947GB. But after some more searching, aparently Win 7 Basic can run on freakishly low RAM systems. 1 GB it will run no problem, and I even found a couple instance of Win 7 Basic running off of 512MB. Albeit barely, and with virtually zero installed applications aside from an antivirus.
So I admit when I'm wrong. Yes it is possible to run Win 7 BASIC x86 (not Win 7 Ultimate x64) with 1 GB or even 512MB of RAM. Do I think 1GB will be able to run Diablo III? Yes, but barely, since SCII's bare minimum requirement for the beta is only 1GB. Although, I can guarantee that SCII or DIII will run with incredibly slow loading times, the lowest graphical settings, and FPS will probably be in the 20's. Now some of that will still depend on the video card, so if you're running Windows 7 with 1GB of RAM but happen to slap in a 5970 with 2GB of RAM, then I would assume there will be much better performance. But who ever heard of gaming with more RAM in your graphics card than in the rest of your system!!
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Aug 15, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Daemaro" »Well I don't want to seem like I'm raining on other's speculation but I really doubt any of the angels are Inarius. Inarius had his wings ripped off and his flesh distorted.
So unfortunately I don't see much possibility this is Inarius. The lack of symbol seems like it may not be Imperius either though, so who knows.
I know Inarius was imprisoned and all that, but who says that an Angel can't regrow their wings? How can an Angel, made of sound and light, have skin? I still think that we will see Inarius in some way, shape or form in D3. I actually think we will have an appearance by most Angels, Imperius, Inarius, Auriel, Malthael, Tyrael, Itherael, and possibly even Izual.
Quote from "silver_wings" »The third screen shot...
Gives me the impression of the city being used as a pillar of containment of some sort, to imprision an angel
Could it be that Ureh is the imprisionment site of some unknow arch-angel... and that is why it is said that even Diablo, the Lord of Terror himself, feared the city??
Maybe... the original consort of Lilith... i forget his name...
What you guys think of my speculation?
Now that i think about it... it could also be Tyrael using the city, and what lies beneath it as a some sort of Barring Demons From Entering Sanctuary Device...
Wait, when did someone say that Diablo was afraid of Ureh. It was just a city caught halfway between Heaven and Hell, and inhabited by ghosts. Nothing that big D couldn't handle.
Aug 15, 2008Wow, there are a few new things that I notice about that single barbarian picture.Posted in: News
One, the barb is all jacked up. He must have 20 slices on his body. REAL TIME DAMAGE anyone?
Two, the blood is staying on the ground!!!! WOOT!!
Three, it looks like they lengthened the time of the bodies remaining, due to how far away some are from the barb.
Also, I see pieces of frozen zombie, and pieces of a non-frozen zombie strew about. Limb hacking in action?
As for the Angel picture, it looks to me like he is guarding a portal to (hell, heaven, worldstone ruins, etc), rather than exiting the portal. Also, no upturned sword on the chest of this Angel, so I think Imperius is out, and Inarius is back in. Or perhaps the two pictures of angels with firey wings are two different angels. One is Inarius, and the other is Imperius. Perhaps joined forces??
Aug 7, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Sandman53" »George Bush doesn't have an opinion... he is a soul-less robot.
Now as for a new art director... who gives a flying crap. No one has any idea how Blizzard works internally. For each company a position means a different thing. For all we know he could be the guy that watches over people and says good job while someone is in the back making all the decisions. What do you think would happen if a movie director completely deviated from the script? The director usually only orchestrates, he doesn't change the original idea.
Well, if the Director is completely deviating from the script, and the Producer doesn't like it, the Director can get fired. At that point, he will either get replaced and the film will go back on track, or the film will sit in limbo for years, dying a long, slow death.
Hopefully we are looking at getting back on track. But not to say that it was really that far off track to begin with.
Aug 6, 2008Archie posted a message on MTV - Necromancer May Return, Diablo 3 Expansion Confirmed?Posted in: NewsQuote from "clockradio" »it seems as though thier pc releases come with expansions
you would think a d3 exp is the inevitable
the witch doctor has fire like the sorc its pets are of those like the druid's summons with curses(and zombie wall(new bone wall)) like that of the necro...then it goes in its own direction with diseases..so it's not really the new necro but has necro like qualities
a necro could come back (maybe with poisons and bone) but i dont know what else it could have..corpses dissapear so you couldn't really cast revives and skeletons...something tells me it would be like a warlock capturing souls to summon undead(or dead) soldiers then a bone skill tree then maybe a seperate tree for poisons or something completely different
we dont even know when the regular d3 is coming but we'll probably have to wait 3-4 years for an expansion
Everyone on this forum needs to read the Sin War Trilogy before spewing out opinions as fact.
The Necro does not need corpses to do anything. They use the energy of the spirits and souls not the actual corpse. In the Sin War, when something dies, the spirits linger. If there is a Necro nearby, they will gather to him/her, then the Necro can resurrect the soul into a physical spirit or resurrect exactly how it was in life, with a little dirt on it.
Quote from "oren88" »Bullsh*t.
Witch Doctor will replace the necro.
end of story.
We'll see some new things and maybe new classes in the expension, but it won't be the necro for sure.
You're on the wrong forum bucko.
We are trying to design [the Witch Doctor] class so that if we did bring back the Necromancer, there’s room for him. We’re looking out ahead of time at what our expansions are going to be, so we’ve got to keep room open for some of those other classes down the road.”
The Necro will definately be in first expansion.:necro:
Anyone notice the use of the plural word expansions. Two expansions are cool for me.:thumbsup:
The more I think about it, there probably won't be a purely elemental class. Think about it, what good is a class that can only deal one kind of damage, when creatures can be completely immune to that damage. They won't want you to have to create a new game every time you stumble upon CI, FI, or LI, like in DII.
Jul 30, 2008This sounds freaking amazing!!Posted in: News
They could incorporate this into the Thousand Pounder with his summoning. Say if you kill one of the sacrificial girls, he would come to life missing an arm or a leg or something, also symbolizing that he has less heath than normal.
Good job Blizzard. Way to go above and beyond!!
Jul 21, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Skitty" »i find it sickening that the critters are gonna be killable. while i was wathing the video i was glad that the little bunnies where just for show and they didnt die. i find it horrible that they are now "fixing" it so they can be killed. Blizzard was always sick like that, i hate how in WoW they make all the critters killable. they make it so children arent killable, but why arent the critters as well?
at least make some kinda option that you can shut off critter kills. you know, some ppl are very sensitive about that kinda stuff. critter killing doesnt belong in these kinda games. it changes the whole game dramatically.
Are you serious? The whole game is about slaughtering millions upon millions of demons, undead, and monsters in the most horrific and graphic way possible.
If you have a problem with killing one little bunny rabbit, maybe you shouldn't buy the Mature Rated game.
Perhaps this game will suit your needs better.
I don't think there will be any bunny killing in that. Then again, the pony could step on the bunnies and crush their spinal columns with red blood and gore spraying all over the pink mane of the pony. Now that would be a pretty sight.
OT: It is good to see that Blizzard is actually reading what we write, and taking little bits of advice from us.
Jul 10, 2008Good!!Posted in: News
This is actually part of the reason why I detest playing online. After the first year or two of playing DII, I had about a 1 or 2 year hiatus. Then once I got back into playing again, it was only casually, as in an hour or two every other day. And since everything changed in that 1-2 years, I would have had to relearn basically everything, and I don't know all the acronyms and I don't know what anything is worth.
So I feel that a single currency would be a good thing to implement. Or at least like one of the above posters said, some sort of item value checking system.
Jul 10, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Alcovitch" »1. You have to be kidding? They said they would select a FEW questions, you think they will waste a spot for such a childish question? You already know the answer. NO.
2. The game isn't out yet and untill they are near release, you won't know what the specs are. They ALREADY said that DX10 will not be required.
There we go, made room for good questions to ask blizz by taking care of 2 awful ones. Whos next?
I agree. Did you see how I worded mine?
Since the Diablo fanbase is in an uproar about certain aspects of the graphics, namely the contrast levels, shoulderpads, rainbows, and the cute lion statue. What are your opinions on these concerns, and do you have any plans for remedying one or all of them?
This gets them to answer the question with more than a "yes", "no", or "I don't know".
Jul 10, 20081. The Witchdoctor has basically replaced the Necromancer in terms of gameplay, much to the dismay of many fans. But in an interview at the WWI, one of the developers stated that the Necromancer might still be in the game. My question is, what were your thoughts when designing the Witchdoctor in regards to the Necromancer? And do you think the Necromancer still has a chance to be a playable character?Posted in: News
2. We, at Diablofans.com, noticed that on the DiabloIII website, the Artwork Trailer was removed. Why was that? Also when will the DiabloIII.com website be updated next, and how often do you plan on updating it? Monthly, bimonthly, biweekly?
3. Since the Witchdoctor has replaced the Necromancer in terms of gameplay, and since the Amazon is a female only character, that makes two Diablo II characters that were removed from the playable classes. Will you be replacing other Diablo II classes with new characters? If so, how many would you like to replace with new characters? And how many different character classes have you all brainstormed over?
(Ugh that one was a 3 part question. That probably won't fly well with them. :()
Oh, and of course:
4. Since the Diablo fanbase is in an uproar about certain aspects of the graphics, namely the contrast levels, shoulderpads, rainbows, and the cute lion statue. What are your opinions on these concerns, and do you have any plans for remedying one or all of them?
I think the first question is viable, and I'm sure tons of fans will be itching to hear the answer. I'll probably come up with more before the week is out.
Jul 5, 2008Yeah, this is old news. But some people still may not have seen it.Posted in: News
I would like to hear an interview with a Blizzard rep about their opinion on this whole influx of people not agreeing fully with a few of the art design choices.
Medieval - Do you think you could get an interview scheduled sometime in the next month. I am really curious as to Blizzard's reaction.
Thank you MD for all your help and news.
Jun 28, 2008Definately Diablo's horn. And with the runes lit up, like in the Chaos Sanctuary, it has to be DIII.Posted in: News
Not to mention, the smiley face, saying "I know you all have waited 8+ years for this, so here you go ya greedy MFers."
I do also like the ice structure that looks like they are flipping us off.:confused:
And don't worry about watching the live stream tomorrow.
5 and a half means that they are gonna change the splash image tomorrow night too. They made it 5 and 1/2, because everyone thought that this was the last splash, due to WWI tomorrow.
They will completely remove the ice tomorrow at 12am, and you will see Diablo, in all his demonic glory.
Then they will announce the game on the 29th, Diablo's BDay, at the end of the convention, during the last 3 hours, where they only have something going on at the main stage. That way everyone can focus on the best thing to happen to gaming in 8 years.
Or they could announce it at the very beginning on both the main stage and the tournament stage, that way they don't have to be crammed into the one room. But I'm putting my money on the closing ceremony.
I wouldn't worry about staying up tonight fellas, it ain't gonna happen for at least 23 hours.
Good night y'all.
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