Yeah, they really need to address the whole buff display issue. Only being able to see 5 of your active buffs at any given time has been a problem since launch. There's also the issue of some buffs just not showing up as a buff whatsoever, such as the Punish rune on Bash.
I understand the concept of not wanting to clutter up the UI, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be looking for a better solution than what's currently implemented. IMO, the buffs on the UI issue is something Blizzard could have been working on since the game's beta. There should have been a solution to this problem ages ago.
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Feb 27, 2013CasmX posted a message on The Five Buffs and AH Tooltips, Blue Posts, TryHard: Best Legendary Items for a WizardPosted in: News & Announcements
Feb 24, 2013CasmX posted a message on TryHard: Demonic Essence Farming Route, Blue Posts, Fan Creation of the Week: /r/Diablo's Short Story Winners, Weavesilk TyraelI think it's cool that people are going out of their way to find the fastest farming route for Demonic Essences, but me personally, I just don't see a need to have to farm them efficiently. By that I mean, I just do my xp grinding route and I seem to find plenty just doing that. I don't feel like I need to go out of my way to make sure I get the most DE drops per hour. Could just be me and of course, for people already Paragon lvl.100, this could be very helpful.Posted in: News & Announcements
Feb 21, 2013Well, there's certain mechanics in D3 that I just don't see how they'll pull off on a console and make it feel natural.Posted in: News & Announcements
A barbarian with the Leap ability. With a mouse and keyboard, I can put my cursor where I want to leap, click the button and the game does the rest. With a controller? What, do I face my character in the general direction I want to leap? How do I gauge it's distance? By how long I hold the button down? It seems to me that whatever method they use for these kind of ability functions, it'll ultimately feel like crap. Perhaps I just lack vision and creativity to understand how to make this work and feel comfortable on a console.
That's one (and for me, my primary) reason that I just don't think D3 will do well on a console.
Feb 20, 2013D3 on consoles will be mediocre at best. There are just some ports that shouldn't happen and D3 to consoles is one of them, at least in my opinion.Posted in: News & Announcements
The original Diablo on the PS1 was a total flop. It felt unnatural and forced. In short, it sucked.
The only way for D3 to truly be a success on consoles is to go far beyond that of a traditional port. They need to make D3 feel natural on the console. As if the game was designed; built from the ground up with the sole intention of being played on a console with a gamepad. To be frank, I don't see this happening. I believe Blizzard will develop a system that will be passable at best and, while technically will be D3 on a console, will still likely feel awkward.
I predict D3 sales on the PS3 and 4 will also tank. Even if Blizzard pulls off the perfect port, the game has a fairly bad rep and until that gets turned around, I don't see it hitting big on consoles anytime soon.
Feb 19, 2013With Blizzcon, Blizzard can attempt to breathe new life into D3 as well as attempt to stir up a bit of hype and get people excited about the game again, moreso than they can with these patches IMO. I suspect we'll see our first legitimate information about D3's first xpac as well as general planned improvements for the game.Posted in: News & Announcements
They've been doing a great job improving the game with these patches, I hope they can pick up even more momentum at Blizzcon and eventually truly transform the game into something great! (or greater, depending on your point of view)
Feb 8, 2013CasmX posted a message on Diablo III Has Sold Over 12 Million Copies, Diablo III Lectures on GDC 2013, Poll: Who's Your Favorite Diablo III Villain?, WitcPosted in: News & AnnouncementsAs I recall, Diablo III sold 10 million copies in the initial release rush.
Close. They sold 3.5 mil copies in the first 24 hours. 6.3 mil copies in the first week, including those from the WoW annual pass. By July they were up to 10 mil. So, From July to December 2012, they managed to sell an additional 2 million copies.
That being said, that's actually pretty respectable numbers. I know that a lot of people rant and rave about D3 being a disappointment, but I recall leveling my first character from 1-60 with my friends and I honestly couldn't remember a time I had as much fun playing a game. It wasn't until Inferno (and the messy state it was in at the time) that the game lost it's appeal. Since those times, a lot of my personal issues have been fixed, Inferno being a pretty substantial one (I mean, some elite packs being harder than most bosses? come on).
Now most of my friends no longer play the game, and I don't play it nearly as much as I used to, but I can still log in for a couple hours here and there and enjoy a decent game session every now and then, which is pretty much how I played D2 back in the day. Not only that, but the game seems to be getting better (or getting fixed, however you want to look at it) with every patch they release. As long as that remains true, I can see D3 continuing to sell. However, Blizzard can't stop with the improvements / *fixes*.
Also, I personally am looking forward to the prospect of the first expansion. Try to remember Diablo 2 and what it was before LoD came out. LoD added quite a bit to the game that kept players coming back for more and I expect more from D3's expansion, especially given the state of the game when it first launched. Expectations are going to be running even higher than normal and could very much make or break what remains of the Diablo franchise.
Again though, assuming Blizzard can do it right (and they've been doing a good job so far with every patch), Diablo will continue to sell extremely well.
Jan 26, 2013CasmX posted a message on Putting 1000$ into my monk need help picking the right gear.I unfortunately don't know enough about gearing monks to give any valid advice directly. However, I'd suggest doing a couple of youtube searches and even checking Diablofans news history. There's usually up to date gearing guides for all classes that can be found right here on this site.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
That being said, there's some pretty standard best in slot pieces that usually are universally good for all classes.
A high end mempo of twilight with 5%+ crit. A solid witching hour. A Vile Ward with lots of Dex. A lacunis and of course being a monk, inna's pants accompanied with probably a second inna's piece.
Take all that with a grain of salt. Again, check out the videos for more in-depth advice on specific gear.
Also, on a side note, don't give any mind to these people bitching at you for spending a grand on the game. I personally haven't spent any money personally, but I'm a huge advocate for spending money towards your hobbies. If dropping some cash on the game allows you to get more enjoyment out of it, and you don't mind spending it, power to you man! Enjoy!
Dec 12, 2012I have an un-ID'd manticore if you're interested. I'll add you.Posted in: US Servers Trading
That was fast. Very satisfied. Thanks again and good luck with the x-bow. Hope it turns you a profit so you can keep buying my un-id'd stuff!
Oct 25, 2012CasmX posted a message on Patch 1.0.5a, Barbarian With 2.6 Million DPS, Scheduled Maintenance - 10/25/2012, Witch Doctor Fan ArtAnyone willing to bust out their wallet (or have the e-fame to warrant lots of handouts) can manage a build like this. Granted, it's probably going to cost you bare minimum 1,000 bucks if not more, but doable.Posted in: News & Announcements
If anyone actually manages to get this gear through legitimate means, that is either finding the drops, grinding the money or playing the AH to afford it, I tip my hat to you.
Oct 23, 2012CasmX posted a message on Monster Power Bonus Damage Reduced in Inferno, Rolling Restarts - 10/23/2012, Key Wardens Drop Rate, Infernal Machine Is For ThePosted in: News & AnnouncementsQuote from Freezard
Excuse me but... what's a gold spammer?
Have you ever received friend requests by people with names like 'xvgiinb'?
Those are gold spammers and I usually have about 7+ of those 'requests' waiting for me throughout the week.
Oct 17, 2012Yeah, the notes were confusing about the relative power of MP 2-3 being equivalent to Inferno 1.04. They should have clarified by stating MP 2-3 is equivalent to 1.04's Acts III and IV Inferno, as opposed to generalizing all of 1.04 Inferno together.. IE: MP 2 in Act I would be about the same as 1.04 Act III.Posted in: News & Announcements
Oct 11, 2012When considering MP, the health increase spikes too much towards the high end powers.Posted in: News & Announcements
Let's compare MP 7 and MP 10. At MP 7 you get 70% MF and a 59% chance at a bonus item per kill and the bonus health of the monster is 1253%. At Mp 10 you get 100% MF and a 100% chance at a bonus item per kill. That sounds fantastic until you see how much bonus health the monsters get. 3439%. That's nearly 3x as much health for a fraction of the benefit.
Since you can easily kill monsters at a rate faster than 2 to 1 (nearly 3 to 1) at MP 7 over MP 10, you'd ultimately get more bonus item drops over the same time period than you would at MP 10, even though MP 10 has a 100% drop chance. Then the question becomes, is 30% MF worth taking 3x longer to kill monsters for? IMO, no it isn't.
Blizzard needs to adjust the numbers to make MP 10 more appealing. As it stands, the only legitimate reason I can see for MP 10 to exist is to guarantee your Infernal Machine drops, and even that might not be worth it.
Oct 7, 2012CasmX posted a message on Lore Books Now Colored Light Blue, Diablo 3 for Just $9.99, Diablo Drawing by MrKonda91, Curse Weekly RoundupIf I lived near a Toys R Us, I'd have rushed there the moment I heard about D3 being sold for so cheap and purchased every single copy they had. Then turn around and sell them all on E-Bay for 30-50 bucks a piece for easy profit.Posted in: News & Announcements
Oct 4, 2012CasmX posted a message on Wizard Synergies and Meteor Tuning, State of Monks, PTR Patch on Thursday & Error 12 and Blue PostsPosted in: News & AnnouncementsQuote from Molster
WHO IS THIS OVERNEATHE GUY
A News Manager from Bulgaria! I WIN!
Sep 20, 2012CasmX posted a message on Even More 1.0.5 Information, Whirlwind Demon Hunter Build, Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls EbookI think people are underestimating how powerful the higher power level of Inferno will be.Posted in: News & Announcements
Inferno 2-3 will be approx what Inferno currently is now. However, since all of our defensive abilities are getting nerfed, clearing it should actually be more difficult than how it is currently. Basically, at Inferno 2-3, we'll have the same difficulty we're currently playing at, but say Barbarians, your Warcry will only grant 20% resists instead of 50%. To the insanely high geared Barbs that are running without Warcry because their gear can handle it, it should feel the same. To everyone else, it will actually be harder.
I highly doubt I'll be able to go any higher than 3 or 4 at first, even though I'm currently capable of clearing the entire thing. Hopefully though, the increase in loot quality will allow me to find potential upgrades more often than once a week allowing me to gear up by farming as opposed to gold grinding so I can progress to the higher power levels. I guess we'll see.
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Aug 21, 2012CasmX posted a message on Patch 1.0.4 Interview with Jay Wilson and Andrew ChambersPosted in: NewsQuote from Wransik
Quote from st0rmie
Looks like you're missing topaz in the helmet: Radiant Star Topaz would add another 31%, giving 287% for a weapon+shield user, which matches what I always heard was the maximum.
If anyone actually does have 318%, without NV, without follower (as Wransik claims in post #4), I'd like to see a profile link.
http://eu.battle.net...4/hero/15888952 there you go, and that's with a crappy gem. No set rings as well which would boost to a total of 330 which is the absolute max before NV and without follower.
318 MF with only 390 INT and a 496 DPS weapon....what are you farming with all this MF exactly?
Not trying to be rude, I'm honestly curious. I can see maybe Nightmare farming, maybe Hell farming if you farm the earlier acts perhaps? I really don't know what's capable with that quality gear. That being said, I can't believe Inferno is possible with that setup.
Aug 17, 2012Well, with the changes to these pets, along with the general changes happening to the monsters (less health on elites, reworked fire chains and shielding, the removal of invuln minions etc), I can effectively see the WD becoming one of the most powerful farmers in Inferno. Perhaps not the most efficient (I have a hard time seeing anything being as efficient as a fully geared WW barb) but probably one of the safest.Posted in: News
With enough defensive stats, it sounds like a WD can have his pets tank for a team of 4 relatively easily, all the while dishing out some decent DPS and other control abilities.
I'm half curious about a health regen build. It sounds like with enough defensive stats and some stacked health regen, pets could damn near become unkillable. I'll have to play with some numbers to see what is possible.
Oct 31, 2011"Ah, my young apprentice, even we have myths dat are only known ta us. It is said dat da great Witchdoctor Penkac once battled hordes of demons wit' nothing but da blowgun in his hand and da trusty frog, Binkles at his side. After 4 days and 4 nights, da demons lay dead at his feat and our hero was victorious. However, da battle proved too perilous and shortly after, Penkac succumbed to da wounds. As for da frog, Binkles, we cannot say for certain.Posted in: News
However, if you be true to da voodoo, it's been said dat you can summon da great Binkles in times of extreme danger and peril. He appears on da battlefield and when da fighting be over, disappears without a trace. If you eva be fortunate enough ta conjure up dis legendary creature, count your blessings for da voodoo bein' kind to ya dat day."
Oct 29, 2011"Adria? Of course I remember Adria. She was a beautiful woman that lived on the outskirts of town before Tristram was destroyed by demons. However, her reputation outweighed her beauty. Perceived as a witch by the town; she was always brewing potions and writing magical scrolls, selling them to warriors brave enough to venture into the depths of the cathedral and battle the forces of hell. Beyond that, most of the townsfolk kept their distance.Posted in: News
Always with her was this strange, abnormally large frog. Some believe it was simply a pet. Others believe that it was something more sinister.
Barnaby Kinkle, a good drinking buddy of ol' Farnham, disappeared suddenly from Tristram without a trace; never to be heard from again. Barnaby was a good man, always lightened everyone's mood at the Tavern of the Rising Sun. Ogden told me once that Barnaby was the only thing that kept Tristram cheerful in those dark days. At first, most believed that Barnaby simply wised up and left town before things turned for the worse. However...
The story goes, as coincidence would have it, the very next day after Barnaby's disappearance; Adria set up her hut just outside town. Of course, along with Adria was that strange and peculiar frog. Now here's where things get a bit interesting. Barnaby always wore red and yellow. It was an idiosyncrasy of his that many joked about at the pub. The frog just happened to be a red frog with yellow spots. A strange looking frog around these parts for sure, but the coincidences don't stop there.
When Adria first appeared, I welcomed her to Tristram. During our conversations, I asked her about the frog. What can I say, curiosity has always been a weakness of mine. With a sly look that I couldn't help but notice, she told me that 'Binkles' was her treasured companion. Aside from it's strange looks, it's name shares a semblance to Barnaby Kinkle. However, no matter how much I tried to uncover some hidden truth about this strange animal, beyond it's appearance it was simply an ordinary frog.
As you have likely guessed, the rumors spread throughout Tristram. Many believe that Binkles is in fact Barnaby Kinkle; transformed by the witch Adria, and that it was no coincidence that his disappearance coincided with Adria's arrival. Now I can't say for sure if I believe these rumors or not, but I will say this. I do believe there was something special about that frog beyond it's odd looks. A secret Adria never shared. As to what that secret could have been, we will likely never know.
After Adria died and I took Leah in, I never saw another trace of that frog. It disappeared as effortlessly as Barnaby himself. Something tells me though that the tale of Binkles, The Frog remains unfinished. Unfortunately, I don't believe I'll be around long enough to find out how that tale ends."
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