This game could use a lot of things but this one irks me the most personally.
Get rid of the set dungeon requirements for the seasonal journey
While Im hardly a leader board pusher, I do look at them a lot to see what the most successful builds are for the classes Im playing and noticed a few occasions where somebody is wearing a primal set piece as part of their build. So the question is, is there an unstated damage increase to primals that would warrant using for example the Zuni Mojo as opposed to using an ancient one with actual usable legacies? On quite a few occasions and different classes I see players using primals that are either from a set or something like Tyreal's that offer no usable legacies other than the perfect primal stats.
I havent played the last few seasons (Last played very end of 2018), and this season is the first Ive played in a long while playing regular. Due to life getting in the way, I could not start the season when it launched (8 pm EST) and had a very early start to the day on the following Saturday. Although I didnt play, I did check the leader boards at 4 am which is 8 hours after the season started and was surprised to see all 1k positions occupied and the leader at GR 85 and the bottom of the boards 20 GR (This is monk class). Im not sure if this is standard as I play HC mostly, but with my own internet becoming somewhat sketchy I started regular.
Is this pretty standard for softcore so early after launch? To me this seems to be a somewhat "healthy" population, but Ill admit I have nothing to compare it to but was surprised as hell to see #1 so high and even so many so high at the bottom just 8 hours after launch. I only looked at Monk, but I'd guess the other classes had similar results
Dont think a clan membership is required. I did it the season it debuted and was clanless. I was actually doing quite well (Monk HC) when I accidentally used that character to do power levels (I have 2 accounts) and ended my one and only attempt at SSF
Since playing pretty regularly from launch up until the end of 2018 and never missing a season I have since taken off up until now as I anxiously await the start of season 18.
Ive been glancing at the leader boards and playing my old now non season characters as I try and decide which class/build I want to work towards when I noticed just about every position on the leaderboards is now a non set build (Except Crusaders). I personally have no issue learning and adapting to non set builds but I am curious as to if this is the "future" and sets are just a step towards this new style.
If so Im wondering why they are putting effort into the new sets if the game is now headed towards these builds. Obviously nobody can see into the minds of those working at Blizzard, but have we officially seen the death of sets as the best builds for most classes or will sets see some improvements and become viable again?
You have to pray daily to RN Jesus for primals
This is truly well thought out and detailed. Although I will probably never attempt this (I play mostly solo or with one other friend) Ive downloaded it and will give it a thorough reading as I await S13
My comment was more directed at the possible impact of leader boards if it was true, and there was at least one thread on the official boards that about it that was locked due to toxic comments.
Personally I couldn't care less if it's true or not
Thats why its called a RUMOR, I have no evidence or links, just means its a rumor
Rumor has it? What does that mean? Have any kind of links or evidence aside from another player stating an opinion? And I'm not trashing you. I am genuinely excited about the prospect. I despise cheaters, botters, etc that make things totally unfair for the rest of us. Hell, don't even get me started about Numlock because folks, there's 6 skills in the game. Seriously. 6. You can't force yourself to manage the cooldowns?
Kind of curious as to what the leaderboards will reflect this season since rumor has it Blizz has at least temporarily defeated some hacks and bots with this latest patch.
I dont come close, and Ill admit I really dont try to make them, but Im curious to know how much of an impact this may bring to Diablo for the time being, and wonder if my efforts would crack a clean leaderboard. I hit 90 on my Monk just before the season ended, but I did not even play the game for more than half of season 12.
I wonder how low the bottom threshold of the boards will be at the end of the season, or even the top.
Not sure but think you have to buy the Necro too, but yes better to be asked on the official boards
Doing Necro again this season, an old friend from D2 and Lotro is playing, between him, another friend and myself we are going to take an honest shot at 3 player boards. Not sure how we will fare, but its the first time since seasons started I have dedicated friends to try stuff with. Not sure what the metas will be but we are running DH/Monk/Necro to start and we will see where that leads us.
I agree. Waiting for the giant Spanish (not English???) McDonalds background screen to load with every page sucks. Obviously a $$$ feature.
What exactly is available in the "store" Theres a right way and a wrong way to do it. The right way is the do the OPPOSITE of what Turdbine did with LOTRO.
Im fine with a store with convenience items, as long as there is no pay 2 win bullshit. Heck Id happily slap down $10 for more storage.
Just my 2 cents