Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by xenios, May 1, 2012.

  1. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    For someone who doesn't have all the required pieces on his monk (I have incense torch, the boots that give mystic ally, inna belt and chest piece, and only one piece sunwuko and several pieces of the raiment set)

    What should I tailor my build to at the moment?

    Can I still do the WoL build and which torment does everyone recommend right now?
     
  2. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Link your profile!

    Honestly you can just use the same cookie cutter WoL build that everyone uses it just won't be nearly as effective as having full SWK.
     
  3. Erasmus354

    Erasmus354 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Look up "Monk Starter Build". You should find some decent build suggestions for people who don't have any gear. You can build out from there as you acquire more pieces.
     
  4. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So I re-installed this game because some friends are playing it again..

    Load up my guy and try to shoot something.. lag. Now i remember. I could never get this game running smoothly.

    It shouldn't need to be on an SSD, and while it helped last time it never fully fixed the problem. At present, it's unplayable.

    What kinda settings are you guys using for a smooth experience?
     
  5. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's most likely your CPU, this game is pretty much single threaded(maybe dual threaded) and is an absolute piece of junk like SC2 in that category. Try running Low FX and turn off AA.
     
  6. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Gave it a shot. Game still stutters every so often. It's not the HDD stuttering that keeps coming up in google, as it will happen if i'm just standing still.

    I had a very similar stutter in hearthstone as well, but that was fixed with going windowed. Sadly that doesn't work here eather :(
     
  7. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Set the amount of sound channels to the lowest setting Chokomonkey.
     
  8. TaintedSquirrel

    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes that will boost performance but also makes the game sound weird.
     
  9. Superfly3176

    Superfly3176 [H]ardness Supreme

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  10. stevedave

    stevedave [H]ardness Supreme

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    I don't even know what you are trying to say.

    The only wizard build is a fire wizard build. So the only thing you need to worry about is getting 6 pieces of firebirds.
     
  11. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Are wizards truely in such a sad shape? :(
     
  12. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Oh i have heard of this. Thanks i'll try it when i get home!
     
  13. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yes. They seem much better on PTR from what I heard though.
     
  14. ghostwich

    ghostwich [H]ard|Gawd

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    The changes for 2.2 seem like such a tease, and the rest of Season 2 seems to be a lame duck while we wait for what's in PTR to be released.
     
  15. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    I have 6 piece Firebird's and I am still not sure how it even works. For example does it ever proc off straight Disintegrate damage?
     
  16. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Firebird's is a dot so it ramps up, not sure why you are using disintegrate. You want to use Blizzard with the fire rune for the AoE and you can just drop it and walk away, which helps with Zei's damage.
     
  17. chockomonkey

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  18. stevedave

    stevedave [H]ardness Supreme

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    It procs off of any and all fire damage. If you are using the fire Disintegrate it will work.

    I was using the Fire Archon for a while and it is pretty awesome.

    Read this for more in depth.

    http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Firebird's_Finery
     
  19. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Any Fire will work, it's just that blizzard is the best skill to apply it.
     
  20. another-user

    another-user Gawd

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    heres my old season firebird profile. according to d3progress, i was in the top 200 (500? i cant remember) for Edps vs elites. and thats based off sheet dps. fully buffed i would have been doing 6mdps vs elites (3m sheet dps + 101% elite dmg)

    oh, right, and you can add another 60% fire dmg on top of that. forgot about that

    (assuming blizz updated and i have all my gear on)
    http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/darklord-1888/seasonwiz/51831028
     
  21. Slade

    Slade 2[H]4U

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    Season 2 is too kind...

    Exploding palm is a nice easy way to clear mobs. I hit the jackpot early on (para 140) for an ancient ver of the fist that boosts exploding palm damage (96%)! I also have ancient versions of almost all but maybe 2-3 pieces. I've seen crit damage explosions as high as 1.2 billion.

    To add even more insult, my monk got a nice drop of things I rarely or never saw in reg play.
    -Furnace
    -Witching Hour (got that at para 50 season 2 wtf rng)
    -Calamity 2 drops of calamity in reg and this one drops WITH the witching hour.
    -Unity (My first unity drop ever came in Feb 2015)

    by 200 I think I had the "core" exploding palm set, sunwoko, inna's, boots for 2 mystic allies, ancient royal ring...

    Only thing missing is a stone of jordan... that is what I have plenty of in the reg characters (12 + covering most elementals)
     
  22. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    For AMD-Type and Pure...

    Unexpectedly took a fuckton of damage from about 10 of these guys at once (see if you can count 'em all!). They all spit those rapid fire blow darts - about 8 at a time - and I was hit by every one from about 10 different guys at once. Was running a pretty fun tri-generator build that I would like to run again - especially if I can actually get my gems to 25 for once.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Aix-1131/hero/59075649

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  23. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Think I'm calling it quits. Reached Paragon 229-230 and have found pretty much everything I needed except ancient incense torch and a unity ring for me and my follower.

    Sunwuko/Inna's/Incense Torch (Regular)/Crude Boots/Gungdo Gear etc.. I think I did pretty well for playing for such a short time this season.
     
  24. tehslippery

    tehslippery Gawd

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    Season 2 ending Apr 5, Season 3 starting Apr 10.

    2 month season, lol.
     
  25. ghostwich

    ghostwich [H]ard|Gawd

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    Changes in 2.2 sound good, maybe too good that they didn't want to keep it delayed behind Season 2.
     
  26. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They said seasons are supposed to be short, season 1 was an anomaly where they tested the idea of seasons. Don't expect long seasons anymore, but this has been long enough anyways. I'm at paragon ~510 and that's after starting a week late for soft core. 4 almost fully geared characters with 3 having done GR40+, definitely time for something new :D.
     
  27. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah, I'll probably start when season 3 begins this time.
     
  28. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    There are several things on PTR that I like about the upcoming changes, but the one that I like the most, (but they haven't taken far enough yet), is the ability to pick up multiple of the same item types at same time. So like when you get 12 different gem drops, you click one and it picks them all up. The should have just made gems auto pickup like gold, but this is at least a step in the right direction.
     
  29. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Agreed on the gem auto pickup. That would be a quality of life change for sure.
     
  30. -Strelok-

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    I'm honestly not sure what the developers are thinking when it comes to that. Lets give them auto pickup on health potions, the most useless shit ever, but not on stuff they actually want it on. It's like they are making the grind more grindy just for the sake of being grindy! :D:(
     
  31. ghostwich

    ghostwich [H]ard|Gawd

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    :rolleyes:

    :D
     
  32. RW2112

    RW2112 Gawd

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    In the patch there are no more health potions to worry with picking up.... unless they added them back in the last week...
     
  33. Mortuus

    Mortuus [H]ard|Gawd

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    i want auto pick up craft material too like gold.. how hard is that to do so annoying having to click all that when u play..
     
  34. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    Right, no health potions at all coming up, plus the easier pickup of gems, crafting, etc. So those stupid golems that drop like 16 of the same crafting material in all different piles will now just take a single click instead of 16. Change for the better, but not far enough yet.
     
  35. vasta

    vasta Gawd

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    It's good to see Blizzard is happy with introducing/changing 2 Barb sets that still suffer from the exact same problems as Raekor, almost as if they don't play the game

    Season 3 pylon hunting is still going to be the only way Barbs can clear over 50
     
  36. chenw

    chenw 2[H]4U

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    An option to choose what you want to auto pickup would go a long way.
     
  37. AMD T-type

    AMD T-type [H]ardness Supreme

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    lost a barb last week...

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  38. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    We're you running a leap quake build there?
     
  39. tehslippery

    tehslippery Gawd

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    I just want Greater Rift Trials to go away. To hell with doing those things all the time -_-