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Mar 23, 2014Daemaro posted a message on It really is time for Blizzard to stop being lazy.Never really thought of it that way but I never really do the farming runs like everyone else. I just derp around whatever act I feel like at the time, although admittedly at lower exp/drop chances than farming certain areas.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
It would be nice for it to be completely equal but at a point that does become a bit harder and near impossible. Blizzard knows this though, they aren't shooting for absolute equality as they've said recently about Mira runs, they just want it to be comparable to normal leveling. So I imagine once the rest of the game is comparable to these farming areas then they'll stop nerfing more and more of them. That way people like me who just fight where they like the scenery and spawnrate will still get near the same results as someone farming a specific area repeatedly because it's faster runs or some such.
Feb 7, 2013I'm just going to link my post from the last metacritic thread we had.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Rating systems are garbage because often the media ratings are bloated a little and the "user ratings" are filled with sock puppets and just generally displeased people placing completely uneducated ratings on something because they're angry.
Is the game the greatest game ever made? No. Is it Diablo 1? No. Is it Diablo 2? No. Were those games even really that similar? Not really but that's a little debatable. For better or worse the franchise was picked up many many years after the last and the series sort of rebooted.
It sort of reminds me of the newest Devil May Cry game, DmC. Older fans screamed and through a fit about it because it was so drastically different from the previous games. I personally liked it but that's beside the point. The fact is Capcom was NOT going to make a Devil May Cry 5 using the same developers. So we're left with the choice would we rather have Devil May cry just die at number 4 or would we at least like a chance for the series through the Ninja Theory reboot DmC? Personally I hate to see any popular series die off completely so for better or worse we ended up with DmC.
Now if we draw some parallels here, this wasn't even a matter of Blizzard not allowing the old development team to make D3, the old development team is disperesed and scattered about different companies. So again we face the decision would you rather never have had Diablo 3, or would you have rather gave a chance to the new development team? I'd rather give the chance. Some of you may not be happy with the outcome and you say it's not like Diablo 2, that's fine. That's perfectly valid, it's not like Diablo 2. It was made by a different team that tried to breathe life into the series, and despite some of the flaws I personally feel that they did a pretty good job. Not all die hard fans of the previous games are going to like Diablo 3, and that's natural because it does differ a good bit, it's also been a pretty large gap of time since the previous titles.
To everyone who is still sticking around for the game, whether you like it or you hope it will improve, we're all here for the same reason. We WANT to see it succeed, we enjoy at least some aspect of it.
If you hate Diablo 3 and no longer have any hope or interest for it anymore, why are you in the Diablo 3 section? Please do not come into threads just to nay say and cause controversy.
At any rate, we're all reasonable folks and I imagine we can keep this thread civil and not tear at eachother's throats. Right? Don't make me get the hose.
Sep 9, 2012I know its a pain, please bare with us for a while longer. We've been flagging the posts as spam to help with automated removal and I've notified the people who handle the spam module as well. Apparently it's something to do with football season that makes sports spam bots flare up.Posted in: Site Suggestions and Questions
We're aware of it, and I'll be pushing to get it handled the best way it can be.
Aug 24, 2012I agree with ballon on the helmet, you definitely need crit on it, a socket would be amazing as well.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
You'd also be surprised on the weapons you can snag for an okay price. Also don't underestimate the value of pure dex. over dps on a weapon. I'm not sure on the exact trade off but I was using a 900 dps fist weapon with int and str at one point and downgraded to a 690dps with some dex and it was actually near the same if not better.
I ended up winning a bid on this for right at 1 million. Would have been 800k but someone tried to outbid be a minute before the auction ended.
That may seem like a little much and it's not the GREATEST weapon but I only spent 1 million, you could spend 3 million and as long as you're careful probably get a nice deal. Bid prices are pretty easy to win. Just remember if someone tries to outbid you at the last moment you can throw as much money as you want at the item, you'll never overpay what their last offer was. So if they bid 700 and you bid 1000, you'll get your 299 back (not exact but you get the idea.).
Best of luck and gear is looking pretty nice so far.
Aug 24, 2012Daemaro posted a message on Isn't Inferno gonna be ridiculously faceroll easy now?Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from gabbiz
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I still can't "comfortably" farm in Act 2, maybe its my gear or class, or spec though.
I'm not satisfied until I can run a act multiple times and not die.
Well u obviously got really, really bad gear. Or you are a really bad player period. I think both tbh but i cant be sure until i see you play ofc or see ur char its not ur class since every class can faceroll this game atm,
You can't accurately make either of those statements without me providing any information about my character. It's cool of you to try to take a potshot at a staff member though because of your personal qualms with the game. Not everyone plays to be the best, or has the time to devote to it. The comment that any class can faceroll the game right now is pretty pretentious too considering gear is more than half of why anyone can faceroll the game.
After I tried out the patch a bit more though I'm farming act 2 fine and if you read up just a little I'm a little bit into Act 3 with a couple upgrades.
Aug 23, 2012Or maybe donate to www.water.org and save whole villages.Posted in: General Discussion
Or just spend your money and don't feel too guilty because although it's nice to help you can't save everyone. Spending money on things you want doesn't make you a bad person.
I do feel for these people that need charity though.
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Mar 23, 2014overneathe posted a message on It really is time for Blizzard to stop being lazy.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'll need to save this somewhere so I stop writing it in reply to these things in every topic.
Finding a spot where the farm is easier "makes" the other players go there, because they feel they're not efficient enough otherwise. All the topics of "Blizzard is forcing me to do this" are exactly that. One thing in the game that is a bit unbalanced compared to the rest of it. A skill does 5% more damage? Blizzard is forcing it. An item that gives 5% more Crit Damage? Blizzard are forcing it. An area that gives 5% more XP? Blizzard are forcing it.
You can't have "it hurts nobody", because it hurts the game's image and the community's behavior.
Dec 13, 2013Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Ridiculous. "Ripped off by Blizzard" - you know this is a test realm, right? You know that nothing that happens there will carry over to live, right?Quote from Westy357
Unless they do something about the Amulet situation I'm going to be uninstalling this garbage PTR version. I have several level 60 crafted amulets that myself and my followers use, these have been now bumped up to lvl61 and are unusable in PTR. I lose huge amounts of health, and offense by having to switch to spare junk amulets I have. I crafted my amulet after many tries in D3 now only to be ripped off by Blizzard. Blizzard has got to be one of the most infuriating companies to deal with I have ever seen.
EDIT: I see you have left the PTR. Good riddance.
Dec 13, 2013
Honestly It's not about sucking up to anyone or trying to sugar coat an issue. You're upset over a bug (which was even described as such on the official forums) on an item. you're upset you can't farm as effectively on a TEST realm where your progress doesn't even matter anyway. the point of the PTR is to find things like this so it can go live without these problems. You're basically saying "I hate this product that isn't even out yet because I don't like how things aren't perfect from day one". I don't think you're going to find much sympathy here with that kind of attitude. If you don't want to play the PTR fine, leave it to those who want to test, but to go overboard like that... Well I guess that's on you, but don't expect us to miss you or ask you to stay.Quote from Westy357
What's it like with your nose so far up there, have you found anything of value that far in?
Sep 18, 2012overneathe posted a message on Kotaku article: "TL2 Vs. D3: The Comparison We Had To Make"From the article:Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
If you liked Diablo III, you will almost surely like Torchlight II.
That said, if you didn't like Diablo III but have liked past Diablo games, Torchlight is different enough from Blizzard's newest game that it just may be your thing.
So don't worry! Whatever you do, you'll definitely like Torchlight II!
Aug 26, 2012Grades are inflated and I wish I could tell you it were not systemic, but it most certainly is the case for most every secondary school and especially those with rather open acceptance policies. I refused to take part in the generous curving process in my career and it slowed the process of my becoming tenured in a very dramatic fashion. Administrators the country over (possibly the world over, but I've only worked in the US with a brief stint in the UK) have gone from academics to financially driven managers. School at some point in the 80s underwent a very obvious metamorphosis from process of enrichment to method of rubber-stamping socio-economic status. Wealthy kids get the inside-road to ivy league institutes and attain the highest stamp. Relatively poor first-generation college students in community schools attain the lowest stamp.Posted in: Off-Topic
So the education becomes more widely desired. Everyone wants that rubber stamp to riches. Public education accelerates the mythos that if everyone simply got more education then nobody would be poor. We would simply automate all the jobs we didn't want and the world would be populated by a bunch of highly intellectual engineers, doctors, and the like. Obviously utopia failed to emerge. What did emerge; however, by the 90s was a post-secondary system in high-gear flooding the job market with over-trained and under-evaluated individuals. There were not enough specialist jobs to give out and even if there were, nobody was going to hang the new bridge-building project over to an architect from DeVry who got his degree in a year over chatroom lecture.
It's hard to say exactly how this process will reverse itself or simply evolve the education and job training systems we now take for granted into something more efficient (or less, parish the thought), but I will re-iterate that it is of the utmost importance to like what you do for a living. Chances are it will not pay dividends. Chances are you will not become rich. Chances are you will be quite poverty stricken at some point in your life. These are not simply hand-waiving claims, they are statistical and economical realities. The more one is willing to either hang onto their beloved niche and make it into a steady living, the better off they are.
Never for a moment listen to the fatuous and self-serving employers who tell everyone going into college to become "flexible," and to attain all the wondrous serf-like traits that they so desire in a peasant employee. There is something to be said for a career change and there is certainly a comfortable safety in having a back-up plan or new experience, but simply chasing the almighty dollar from one hack job to the next is a means of gaining life-long depression, not wealth.
Oh, and to hit on the specific point of writing. If indeed that is your passion, I would recommend you subscribe and submit regularly to some form of periodical. Print media may be a dying breed, but it is certainly a more effective way of being discovered for a paying job than is plastering your work across the internet by way of blog (although this has been the success of some). As the late, great Christopher Hitches would say; however, a writer is not one who simply likes or loves to write. A writer is one who simply cannot imagine life without writing. I wish you the best of luck in that career path, for it is fraught with much more uncertainty than most. I won't be the first or last to admit that it was my dream too to become a writer and I ended up with a teaching job to keep a roof over my head.
Aug 24, 2012There are bid wars. People bid on the highest value they would pay for the item, and if it gets snatched, the people who lost wouldn't pay higher than that anyways, and the person who got the item probably paid a decent amount.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
What you may be talking about is someone throwing a very small value in there (like 2k-5k bids on items that are clearly worth 50-100k), and losing to someone bidding near the end, or someone losing in a bidding war when the timer is getting close to 0 - usually because he uses the "automatic bid value" that the AH gives to him, which is the lowest possible bidding amount after the currently winning bid.
To win "bid wars", you have to be prepared to put, at the last minute, the highest price you would be willing to pay for the item.
An increased timer would imho only cause people to end up paying a lot more than the item is actually worth (I've seen these a couple times already, people getting trigger happy on bid wars and end up paying more than the lowest buyouts there), I have already done this a couple times already because I desperately wanted the item. Wouldn't like such feature.
Aug 23, 2012EDIT: NEW version of the chart is made, hope you guys like it, made it especially for Cyerons MF guide:Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
just made a chart showing just how much EXP is needed per level and level bracket. should help some to better visulize just how much experience we are talking about!
If you think there is something i should add to it i could do that maybe even make it in a better format. but this will do for now.
as you can see 1 level in the 90 bracket is about equal to the whole 11-20 bracket.
getting up to 50 should not be that big of a problem and could be done in some months by a casual player.
good luck and happy exping!
Aug 4, 2012Benegesserit posted a message on Diablo III Inferno Booster Pack Giveaway, Trade Scam and patch 1.0.4, Rubberbanding Hotfix, Blue Posts, Fan ArtPosted in: News & AnnouncementsQuote from FaithRaven
Could you please stop taking the news spotlight with this dumb giveaway.
It's the most exciting thing going on right now, what do you expect? Blame Blizzard for lack of anything significant to talk about.
Aug 2, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Zakaz
Yes, I was just thinking that myself in another thread... What have you done with the real BigEd?
That BigEd was getting overly aggressive... I felt the need to take him down a notch and stick to cordial debate instead of joining in emotional, personal attacks/arguments. I looked back at some of my previous posts and didn't like much of what I saw, even if I haven't changed my mind about the argument I was making.
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