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Jul 11, 2009Jetrall posted a message on Deeha'Blothri Comic (A webcomic about this forum and it's users)Will you guys stop posting in here?! You keep making me think a new episode has been released.Posted in: Fan Art
Nov 11, 2008As much as I would like to do that, we have seen a radical decrease in the number of bots showing up on these boards (which used to be ludicrously high) due to recent advances in forum security - including this one. Personally, I'd say that a one-time inconvenience is worth not having to sift through pages of russian porn ads and viruses.Posted in: Site Feedback
Unfortunately, to get one result you must sacrifice something. In this case, it's registry ease. :/ If you have another solution, though, I'm sure the team will listen.
PS: Welcome to the forums. I don't think you've gotten off on the wrong foot. Just be sure to remain respectful, active, and on-topic and you'll be fine.
Jul 13, 2008Posted in: Site FeedbackFirst off, I'd like to say that I'm not a grammar Nazi
In addition to some of the problems pointed out in previous entries, a Roman numeral was replaced with an Arabic numeral, an abbreviation was used, and a pronoun was given an apostrophe in its possessive form.
Also, this isn't gonna win you any favours...
After reading the old version, a neutral party would likely think that this section of the site was created by very young and/or uneducated individuals
However, I will agree with you on most of these things. Just keep in mind that I only wrote some of these and, when I did, it was like 3 AM. Gotta cut me some slack here.
Jun 13, 2008NEW UPDATE ON THE BOT SITUATION!Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
In an effort to combat the amount of spam / porn posts we've been getting from bots as of late, I have instituted a new policy (and accompanying program) on the boards. From now on, new user registering will be automatically placed into a usergroup called "New Users". While in this group, they will be unable to post BBcode of any kind (including IMG and URL codes) until reaching 5 posts - at which point they will be transferred to the common Registered Users group.
This will prohibit bots from posting images or links.
To recap: We may continue to have spam / porn bots posting, but their posts will no longer contain dangerous / inappropriate images or links.
PS: This will only apply to bot accounts registering after this post time, so expect to continue seeing the odd spam / porn post here or there for a little while yet.
May 31, 2008Posted in: Fan ArtQuote from "XxL2PxX" »Forum Bashing ey?
It's called criticism you hypocritic noob. WE all judge people and first sight as we do things like you, I, and many others, makign you even more hypocritic thus turning this trade of comments into an ironic and pointless debate, since you love fourm bashing so much. I had no intention whatsoever to put the OP down, it was just criticism to make it better, I admit I'm not an artist myself, but you can't expect people to like what they s ee first hand.
Summary: You are a hypocritic forum-bashing retarded noob
Lol. What is it with people these days? Good lord. I really don't want every single thread I make turn into a debate.
I'd really like to understand what you mean by 'forum bashing' because I see none of it in my post. Really, I just can't see how you could even begin to believe that what I said was derogatory in any way.
And yes, what you said was criticism, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I've always been an advocate of constructive criticism that promotes the flow of ideas, improvement of technique, etc. I'm allowed to respond to criticism in whatever fashion I want - assuming I'm not offensive (which I wasn't). What I say still stands. I still think it's silly to say that someone else's art should be one way or another - in this case the roman numeral I (in the center of the III). Who says it has to be flat? Art is about freedom of expression - in this case I can make the I look however I want.
As for calling me a hypocrite - again, I fail to see where I have acted hypocritical or said anything hypocritical at all. You told me how my art should be, I responded saying that you can't tell me how to make my art better. That goes for all art. You can't improve art - only an artist's technique - and whether or not an I is curved or flat on the bottom has nothing to do with technique.
As far as being a 'retard' or a 'noob' goes, I'm not even going to bother trying to explain why you are wrong on both counts. Suffice it to say that my intelligence and longevity on these boards is sufficient enough to warrant neither of these insults.
But, I'm fairly open-minded most of the time, so if you can present me with some evidence proving that I'm a 'hypocritic forum-bashing retarded noob', I may reconsider my stance here.
If you plan on doing so, send it to me via PM as debates like this are better kept private.
PS: Flaming is a bannable offense on these boards btw, so I'd recommend not doing so ever again - to anyone. For now, I have merely added an infaction point to your account.
May 30, 2008Lol. Wow, you're being very subtle there aren't you, bard? Yeah, I clearly know nothing about web design - which is why I was hired as the lead designer for this entire network and have designed numerous other sites over the years.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
Just because I don't about one specific Firefox addon means I'm extremely limited. Get a clue, will you?
Besides, this thread is not for questions about Firefox addon compatibility, it's about the updates I've been adding to this site - which I designed, thank you very much. If you want to criticize my skill or knowledge, feel free to get off the site that I designed.
Dec 8, 2007Venex thought a moment, seeing if Thufir would speak. He did not. The man did not seem in mortal danger any more. When he had ascended, Venex had given the man a potion to restore him. One of the known side-effects was drowsiness. Thufir was probably asleep. He would awaken again shortly, however. Venex moved him to the bed and laid him down.Posted in: Roleplaying
"I suppose you might stay here. I guess there's no place better, unless you're looking for a crowd. I myself prefer the quiet and so," he gestured around the room, "I shall stay here tonight as well."
He remembered that Zubin had found his own spot for sleep. He would not wake the man. He'd had a tough day, and needed rest. He would find Zubin in the morning though, and acquaint him with Thufir. It seemed he already knew Phasys. He smiled inwardly, remembering their hug. Zubin would prove to be a good friend.
"Come," he said, gesturing to the other room. "Thufir will awaken shortly, and I'm sure we can find something to talk about in the mean time. He told me before falling asleep that was a sitting room just downstairs with a fireplace. Perhaps you know of some good tales?" He smiled. "I myself know many."
As they left the room, he turned back for a second and whispered, not wanting to wake Thufir, "Stay and watch him Johnny. If there's any trouble, come and get me." The skeleton saluted and went to stand by the window.
The two men walked downstairs and found the sitting room. Venex managed to light a fire in the fireplace before sitting in one of the three comfortable wooden chairs in the room. Phasys sat in another. For a while, there was silence. Then, suddenly, the image of the fallen with the skull on it's head came back and Venex found himself laughing again. The other man, not knowing what was so funny, laughed too. Eventually it died down. "So," said the Necromancer, his cheeks still flushed from the fit, "do you know any good tales, or what?"
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Apr 15, 2011Heyo everyone, here's the fifth episode of our DiabloCast. This week we talked a lot about how the Health System works within the game, as well as some Battle.net discussion. If you missed the fourth episode, you can check it out here. Otherwise, the fifth episode covered the following topics:Posted in: News & Announcements
- Bashiok on Rushing in Diablo III
- Level Cap? Why?
- The Diablo Chronicles: Sanctuary
- Randomized Randomization
- BlizzCon 2011 Ticket Sales Announced
- Health System
- Item Type/Color List from Bashiok
- Tenth Batch of Screenshots and Art
- Eleventh Batch of Screenshots and Art
- The Gem Leveling Process in Diablo III (Poll)
Apr 8, 2011Hi Diablofans!Posted in: Introduction
I'm around here for a while, reading this forum since 2008, just never registered myself.
This site is a truly unique project, I've never encountered such a professional and ambitious fan site in around 10 years of personal diablo history.
So first of all: Thank you diablofans.com, diablofans staff and members. You're doing an awesome job!!!!
My personal background:
In the beginning I was introduced to diablo2 in the year 2000 by a friend. From this time on I was hooked to d2, it was a great time hackin' and slashin' through classic, it even got better in the expansion set. The run for items, pvping, trading and the appereance of a real market inside a game, just amazed me.
Later on, I stopped playing pvm, and went for one thing only:
The great decade of legit pvp 1.09 - 1.11
What is legit pvp you may ask?
It was a term used for playing pvp under a restricted rule set, which balanced out the flaws diablo 2 naturally had. Those rulesets were introduced and developed by leagues and pvp communities. The aim was to give different team vs team setups equal chances while fighting each other. During 1.09 those leagues were huuuuuuge, I remember tournaments with around 30 4n4 teams dueling each other. Besides 4n4 there also existed 1n1, 2n2, 3n3 leagues/tournaments. Most mentionable communities were duellliga, art of war, postreality, euro-pvp and polish clan league.
I remember being very eager and motivated to be one of the top players around, and well I partly succeeded. When I look back, I can say we (the teams/clans I was in) won some of those tournaments or at least got among the top 5 nearly every time. I also managed to evolve to one of the top assassin players around, it was a great time, although daily training was essential to stay up to the competition. But hey I was young and had nothing to do except passing school / university, life was easy
With experience and time passed, there came duties and responsibilities as for example being assassin moderator in various communities, admin of art of war, part of the rule development team e.g. at euro-pvp.
Our aim was to step up to the next level and make D2 dueling more interesting as an e-sport. We dreamed of receiving sponsorship for tournaments or leagues, or even sponsorship for the better teams around that time. We spent a lot of time bringing d2 pvp to a professional level, but ... we failed. Sponsors weren't interested, human resources were low and after introducing past 1.09 content, many active players just left to wow or quitted. I also think, if we would have had shoutcasters, streams of tournament finals etc. it could have become a lot better.
In 1.10/1.11 this scene did get another little push, because of many youngbloods joining the legit dueling scene, but it never was as many players as back in 1.09. To sum up, the scene was dead at around the year 2009. None of the mentioned communities do still exist, nor do the players or the items we gathered over years. Thanks to blizzards deleting/banning wave in 1.11, where nearly every user playing with a modified language dll or other bagatelles lost all of his wealth.
Luckily, I stopped some months before this happened, I would have cried ^^
Nevertheless, this time was my best time ever playing a game, due to friendships, the work and the little effort we had. Hell yeah I even met the guys I played with in real life. Is there anything better you can expect from a game?
So what are my expectations for the upcoming DIABLO 3 (if it ever comes out before I am too old to react ... )
First of all, I am pretty sure, pvp is gonna be big in d3. In the longterm, it's the thing which will keep me playing for the upcoming 4 - 10 years. What I expect next is a huge wave of former d2 players coming back to meet up, form leagues, an active scene. I also do appreciate the dedication of people like FORCE (thumbs up!) who plans to shoutcast future tourneys and so on, this is what an active pvp scene needs: COVERAGE. You should have been around 6 years ago dude ^^. Although blizzard said they wont focus too much on pvp, I hope this time we can get it popular and big.
Last thing I wanna talk about is the time which has passed since anouncement of diablo 3.
What can I say here ... well development is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar toooooooo slooooooooooooow.
I personally wait for it since I dunno... many moons ago describes it best I think. Diablo 3 is now at the peak where people are losing interest... so they better hurry up.
A simple example: We already worked out a D3 pvp focused website, forum, tournament/league scripts, marketing concepts etc., 1,5 years ago.
Why? Because we had the impression D3 is around the corner.... Nowadays, none of the people involved have any interest in the topic or just dropped the idea. It simply took too long. Thx to blizzard for raising false expectations.
Well, thats my introduction and my personal diablo history. Hope you had an interesting read.
^fragdieb aka B4ST4RD aka LEH-B4ST4RD aka TC-B4ST4RD
greetings to the following (uuuhh nostalgic purpose):
Art of War Community
The Amazon Basin
Legit Ear Hunters Clan
Terror ad Vincit Clan
Vik, Spirals, Invisible, Faleya and many other people I've met in those years, too many to quote each.
I appologise for my grammar and vocabulary, english is not my mother tongue.
Feb 8, 2011OH HEY look I started up my own webcomicPosted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
HERE IS A COOL SAMPLE
(You may not be able to see, but at the top it says "JESUS: THE TEENAGE YEARS"
like it on facebook and post something so it doesn't look like i'm talking to myself
Aug 3, 2009Hm... That is a good point. I always just did it because I always thought from my end, "I wonder who gave me that?", but, like you said, if you leave your name it will just be a tennis match of reputation points. I think I'm going to cut that habit, then.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
Aug 2, 2009Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
Thank you, and well said.Quote from "Zhar" »
I was putting my name in my rep comments for a brief while, then realized that completely defeats the purpose of rep.
Rep is made to give to people if they've made a really good post, given a thoughtful point, ect. Not for "hey, he gave me rep, I'mma give him some". That defeats the purpose of rep going to those who deserve it, and just ends up with people passing rep back and forth simply because they gave it to each other. In that way, you could have a shitty poster who has tons of rep, simply because he gives it out to fucking everyone. Rep should go to those who actually deserve it, simply giving rep to somebody should not qualify you as a rep recipient.
Jul 30, 2009If you mouse over a persons green square it gives a message. These messages are set to appear when you reach certain levels of reputation.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
But I do this showing an actual number would be nice too.
I think 50 is the next level of reputation for most people here. I'm at 72 and it says I will become famous soon.
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