As said in the other thread - please don't necro threads. Feel free to make your own, new thread though.
Please don't necro threads. If you want to make a new thread and discuss any issues, you're fine to do so, but this 3 year old discussion contains lots of irrelevant details and outdated stuff (plus it quotes people who aren't present anymore).
One reason why people put max paragon in MS might be because it's so damn annoying to check "how much do I need for max MS". Also, if you switch specs using the armory and put on different boots, paragon doesn't change - so you need to swap 26 points from main stat into MS when switching from no MS boots to MS boots.
If you're at 15000 main stat, 26 more paragon points make so little difference (less than one percent damage), but missing 12% MS can be really huge, so many people don't care, max MS, and just never look at it again.
I initially didn't want to post here (and will not with regard to the topic in general, I've tried to make my point in the past and have since given up after our letter fell on deaf ears, but I appreciate everyone's efforts to cleanse Diablo from this plague). Just a heads-up: Please don't post any information that links to illegal third party websites (such content has been removed without notice). Thanks.
But one thing that irritates me how people discuss account sharing - as an option for D3, as a "legal" alternative to botting, or as an attempt to explain obnoxiously high hours played. To make this as clear as possible:
Account sharing in ANY Blizzard games is not allowed and can lead to permanent cancellation of your game license. Source.
Oops you're correct! Fixed now. Thanks!
Yeah. Damn. You got me. Or rather, the game got me. S12 has me fully hooked. But from previous seasons I know that might end any day ;-) Today's the last day my group has *said* to be online, so if they really stop playing as of tomorrow I might do so as well. But well... not necessarily very likely. We'll see. Still got some goals in mind and some keys to throw away
But no shortage of DBs and even if, T13 (with no Sage) is just better, so I personally would discourage anyone from running Sage's at this point. Sage's on T13 will only yield about 20-25% more DBs and you WILL sacrifice more DPS by replacing 2-3 pieces of gear with Sage's, no doubt. Pre-T13 and depending on your class, Sage's is still great though (especially on wiz/monk/crus with bad gear).
Please don't make nonconstructive low-quality threads that keep me from playing the game I like just because you dislike it: This is bait, and you got some people who jumped, but please don't do this. Enjoy whatever you play, whether it's Diablo or anything else. Have a nice weekend. Locked.
In the announcement they wrote 5pm CEST because when they announced it 3-4 weeks ago it was still summer time. It's now CET. Seasons have always started at 5pm so there's no reason to believe they stay at imaginary summer time and start season an hour later than the last 11 ones...
"Meta" is a concept that forces people into certain roles when searching for public groups, and players have shoehorned themselves by following the "meta" that is exercised by the top groups - even though for lower level of play it's not necessarily the best thing to do.
When you play with friends, or when you don't play in 4 player groups, there is no meta. Everyone plays the class they like. There are certain synergies (like buffs being added to the group, pulling, giving defense/offense bonus or movement speed) but at what cost? In 2 player it really doesn't matter, and even in 3 player not that much. If you feel you hit a wall and want to push further, you can always switch classes.
Especially after this balance patch no one knows what's "overpowered"; everything seems to be relatively even, so the meta is that there is no meta; currently, the meta is a mental block in people's head to avoid them following their preference. (There's almost never a 2 player meta, btw, not even for the top of the leaderboards; there are better and worse combinations, that's it, but currently we don't know either.)
I think the devs are too busy with fixing up the other tools that depend on API, which usually changes around this time as well
I've poked them in the past, but since as you noted it was missing the last few seasons I've decided to add it to my homepage. I honestly don't know why it's not on every website, on Reddit, on the official Diablo 3 page, and in the launcher. A countdown script takes 2 minutes to create and is so awesome (and necessary, a friend of mine once almost came an hour late to season start).
Maybe they'll add it, I'll poke again, but in the meantime feel free to go to my website ;-) (I do not have any ads or get any revenue or anything for clicks, so I literally couldn't care less, but the more people visit the more inclined I am to keep it up, as I have really limited time these days.)
That is an interesting point to discuss. It's easy to agree with that (as was my first intuition - running rifts and rifts and rifts is boring), but then, what's the alternative? Running the same areas over and over again as in D2 was even more boring. I personally think that rifts are better than re-running the story countless times.
Even if Diablo 4 is already in development, and even if it is being announced next Blizzcon, it'll take years until its release. I think anyone who believes there is even an opportunity of playing Diablo 4 before 2020 (and I mean release, not beta) is delusional. I personally believe that something akin to Diablo 4 is in development - but it might not be Diablo 4 because I remember them somewhere saying that Diablo is sort of a trilogy. They also need to fundamentally change the franchise to get rid of the old stench that causes all the nostalgia-infused, unjust criticism to any new installment of the series - and the best way it so re-invent Diablo from ground up. What that is gonna look like no one knows. I personally hope Blizzard goes back to what they have done in the 90s: inventing or reinventing game genres.
At the same time, they also hinted that internally they had other classes to choose for the character pack, but decided to focus on the necro (first?). Of course there is the possibility that the necro was just the additional class for the second x-pac and no other class is to follow; but everything they've set up - the implementation and style of releasing the necro - makes it possible to "copy" the process for other classes. If my memory is fooling me some of the designers already talked about other classes they liked. So no matter of what's in development, I believe that other classes are to come; designing an additional class and selling it as DLC is a pretty lucrative thing. So lucrative that it's the main income for every other Blizzard game (see at which speed they're churning out co-op commanders for 4.99 in StarCraft 2).
So imho: both.
Also: please don't capslock, I've edited your title
Interesting. It was indeed marked as spam - but only when I went to the link; there was no way for me to find it somewhere else in the system.
It's fixed now. I'd advise to wait 10-15 minutes before making any edits as the spam system is a bit of a slow learner sometimes ;-)
Note that there's currently a bug that allows Lut Socks to drop from gambling:
And yeah, congratz all those new moderators!
No set parts can be gambled from Kadala. There's no way to link entire sets, that's why only one item is showing up in the list; but it's clearly stated that the entire set cannot be acquired through gambling (the list contains the name of the set, not the item).Quote from Mrpond
so like can other parts of the sets be gambled from kadala and only the helmets cannot?
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Oh and last time I checked, Travis Day was the new Game Director.
Travis Day never was game director. He has been a game designer (game developer)at Blizzard for about 9 years now, and moved from the WoW team to the D3 team at some point.
It's beta. Numbers can be changed. THESE numbers WILL be changed. Split farming will not make it to live, as mentioned recently by Blizzard.Quote from Koksii
You can get 500 pretty fast when you split farm on expert (only the 2 acts with bonus shards -> new game). 500shards / 30 minutes. easy.
Awesome, quick news overneathe!
@Gambling concerns... you need to kill a lot of monsters to acquire enough blood shards for gambling. Gambling will not be the major (let alone the only) source for legendaries, just think about it for a minute. But the reason for gambling is absolutely justified, it adds a bit of flavor to the otherwise pure RNG, if you lack upgrades in a slot.
Yay! AT LAST! Finally the Tal Rasha's set bonus isn't completely useless anymore. (Even looks almost OP compared to some others, typical "let's buff it... oops, OP" - but who am I to complain? Love it :P)
And also nice to see they moved the 7% CC up to 3 piece, though I think it's still a bit much (should be 5% or so)... but at least non-dex classes don't feel that tempted anymore to get 2 Nat pieces just because of an OP bonus.
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you know what made diablo 2 fun? Adventure Mode, Bounties, Nephalem Rifts were the same mode and you could decide in a game anytime what you want to do next and it worked because max player limit was 8 and it was fun because skills slots vere not limited to 6..
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Tal Rasha's Sacrifice
- 2 pieces: [Fire skills deal 3% more damage.]
- 3 pieces: [Lightning skills deal 3% more damage.]
- 4 pieces: [Cold skills deal 3% more damage.] [Increases Arcane Power regeneration by 2 per second]
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Doesnt seem to work. Put my battletag in and just get a blank page back
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How much playable content is in the beta?
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Can you show us the gems upgrade screen ? How much gold to remove marquise and higher tier gems from weapons and armor. Thanks in advance.
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Every successful block has a 50% chance to reduce all cooldowns by 1 second.
Yeeees. I love this stuff.
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I cannot stop laughing. They even put a hyperlink which directs you to the BNet page of Mephisto for all those new Diablo players who probably do not even know who Mephisto is or are unable to use a search engine.
Now it is official: Blizzard thinks the community has no Diablo knowledge.