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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.
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 Feedback
We're aware of it, and I'll be pushing to get it handled the best way it can be.
Aug 23, 2012Or maybe donate to www.water.org and save whole villages.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
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.
Aug 22, 2012I do think Blizzard wants to keep Diablo alive, they don't want the game to feel like its bad and they want the franchise to continue so they'll continue to patch and work on it. Don't expect WoW typed patches, they'll probably be months and months apart but they'll be there.Posted in: News & Announcements
Aug 22, 2012I'm not worried about what's going to happen in a year or so when a expansion drops, right now it makes things more fun, and that's all that really matters to me. They have a year or more to think about what to do after this and I'm pretty sure they'll figure it out.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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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, 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?
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.
May 28, 2012Posted in: Off-Topic
Ah good old Windows updates to the rescrew!Quote from Azriel
I (hopefully) fixed it. Just did a restore to a few days ago.
Definitely something to do with Window's update.
Quote from FreddyBenson
Inferno butcher dead! one shotted his ass
i know in ACT II im gona ge tripped a new one
EDIT. WTF!!! please for the love of god let it stop
the wasps just fisted me like a whore. slap me sideways and call me sally is this hard
We're not worthy!
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