Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

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

  1. That_Sound_Guy

    That_Sound_Guy 2[H]4U

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    Completely agree. Once you clear a level, lets say 40, you should be able to enter any number 1-40 to start that grift.

    I'll take a T10 with appropriate difficulty and rewards perks as well.
     
  2. Deluded

    Deluded [H]ard|Gawd

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    Bring back the infernal difficulty!
     
  3. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah newer people forget the true difficulty of Inferno! Lol! And then we doubled it!
     
  4. Deluded

    Deluded [H]ard|Gawd

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    I mean make infernal just as difficult as it was pre-patch or something...after T10, there's the infernal.

    For instance, make the infernal game difficulty act like hardcore....when you make an infernal game, you only have one life and you start at A1 onward. When you die, you have to exit the game and when you restart infernal, you start back at A1.
     
  5. -Strelok-

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    For those of you wanting Inferno, have you played higher greater rifts yet?
     
  6. refraxion

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    Yeah. When I was paragon 500-600+ in previous season I was doing very high grifts. I'm only paragon 310 this season and have done some with a buddy who was doing 40+ grifts. On my paragon 830's softcore I have done really high grifts as well.
     
  7. PureBooYah

    PureBooYah 2[H]4U

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    I think he had leap on there as an escape? He was running raekors. Either way, on Teamspeak I saw corrupt angles - fire chains and warned him, he charged in anyway and was pretty much instantly dead.
     
  8. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well, I've been real patient and the day has finally arrived. Gamestop has RoS on sale for $20!

    I hope to be playing with you guys soon!!
     
  9. Putz

    Putz I have a custom title

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    there was talk of being able to exchange trial keys to "buy" rift keys of the highest level you have obtained

    so youd only have to do a trial if you wanted a higher key, so for example i could go buy lvl 45 keys with my trial keys and skip the stupid trial
     
  10. chockomonkey

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    What's the best single-target generator for DH? Got a cindercoat so i'm hoping for fire damage.
     
  11. Aix.

    Aix. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well there aren't really that many to choose from if you're looking for a fire generator. Both Grenades - Tinkerer and Hungering Arrow - Serrated Arrow are fire and increase the hatred gained to 6.
     
  12. chockomonkey

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    I'll Check those out, thanks!
     
  13. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    What's a good D3 forum that you guys recommend?

    Build advice etc etc
     
  14. TaintedSquirrel

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    DiabloFans
    /r/diablo
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    /r/diablo3*your_class_name_here*s
    Your class forums on the official board.
     
  15. DarkSaturn

    DarkSaturn Limp Gawd

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    http://www.reddit.com/r/diablo3/

    Find the sub-reddit on the right for your class, detailed builds are available for most classes.
     
  16. chenw

    chenw 2[H]4U

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    Also Entangling shot/Justice is Served is also fire, this is the one I use as it also induces slow, helps keeping Culling the Weak and Bane of the Trapped active.
     
  17. chockomonkey

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    Thanks. I'm curious, what other slows do you have on your bar in order to make good use of Culling the Weak?

    Also, what's bane of the trapped?
     
  18. PureBooYah

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    Legendary gem, enemies under control-imparing effects (like "slow") take X% more damage. x = whatever level it you have it ranked, starts at 15% I think.

    Another way to slow on DH is to use polar station sentries and drop it on enemies.
     
  19. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Has anyone else been taking advantage of the RoS Birthday Double-XP week?

    It ends tomorrow at 2am CST.

    In two night I've gotten a new wizard toon to 35 and managed to knock out the first two acts....

    Tomorrow I intend to go even harder. See how far I can take it before it's over etc.
     
  20. chenw

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    I also use Templar with Intimidation and Charge for the extra AoE slow, and Entangling shot/Justice is Served for good measure.

    Bane of the trapped goes up 0.3% extra damage per level, starting at 15%. At level 25 you gain a 15 yard aura that slows everything in it by 30%, very useful for DH due to the number of AoE and persistent slows, and near mandatory for melee, since it's trivial for them to slow with the aura.

    I haven't took real advantage of the XP boost, because I can level up a toon in a couple of hours without the boost anyway. Have level 25 Gem of ease, add T6 to that you only need to spend a few hours to get a toon to level 70, even while lowering difficulty. I used a non-ancient 2h for it, but it should work even better if you have ancient. I never had to go anything lower than T1 up to level 70.
     
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    Cull of the Weak and Bane of the Trapped are both multiplicative, so make sure you use those. Something like Taeguk or Steady Aim is additive.
     
  22. Mortuus

    Mortuus [H]ard|Gawd

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    any eta for this damn patch?
     
  23. -Strelok-

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    Well it's gonna be the Tuesday after season 2 ends, so whatever date that is. (April 7 I think)
     
  24. ob1

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    Right, I think season 2 ends on the 5th, patch on the 7th and season 3 on the 10th or something along those lines.
     
  25. chockomonkey

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    Awesome information guys, thanks. Sounds like i'm missing out on a TON of damage.
     
  26. AMD T-type

    AMD T-type [H]ardness Supreme

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    Are you trying to level up the hard way on purpose? Serious question. If not than I'm sure someone can help you get to 70 before tomorrow morning.
    It should take less than an hour if someone is helping you.
     
  27. Putz

    Putz I have a custom title

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    gem of ease @ lvl 25 in a good 70 weapon will get you from 0-70 in less than an hour playing on your own
     
  28. That_Sound_Guy

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    Who here is going to play in season 3 (SC) and as what class? Reason I ask is I would really like to get a core group of people to make a run at high 40's grifts to see if we can do it. Every time I try to join a pub or community players disconnect once we get higher than a 45 stone and we have to start over. Every damn time.

    I'm probably going to build the new pet WD first and then a multishot DH second.
     
  29. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    I saw this question coming a mile away heh.

    I haven't touched the game since vanilla release so I figured I'd replay the acts while xp was good....

    I'll play serious once the season starts
     
  30. -Strelok-

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    I'm down. I'll probably be able to play around 30 or so hours the weekend it starts and a few hours during the week after that. All depends on tests/homework and balancing between Diablo and GTA V. I'm not 100% sure which class I'm going for yet, maybe a wizard, but probably a barbarian.
     
  31. RW2112

    RW2112 Gawd

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    Well I'll be back for season 3, plan to run a DH as always but have a WD as my second toon.
     
  32. BababooeyHTJ

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    Been playing POE. I just started a3 normal and out in a bit of time doing so. I literally just saw my first unique.

    Seems like its absurdly hard to actually find what you're looking for without trading. What I read on their forums seems to back up that suspicion.

    Now what I don't get is why the very same people who dragged on how awful the ah was seem to praise poe.
     
  33. stevedave

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    Some players are really into grinding and take offense at anything that make the grind easier. So they like trading better then Auction House because trading is more work and effort then just finding it on Auction House......They can also be known as morons.

    Can't say this enough though. POE is a D2 clone where D3 isn't. They are completely different games despite appearing similar on the surface level.
     
  34. TwistedAegis

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    Love PoE's atmosphere, skill tree and more gritty graphics. But the grind was just too much for me, I'm just too casual anymore to A) grind that much, B) go out of the game to figure out what the hell the economy is to know what a fair deal is and C) spend time spamming chat/trading rather than just playing the game.
     
  35. chockomonkey

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    Bingo. Personally I'd also add a D) inexcusable de-sync from the servers.

    That along with everything else really just killed it for me. Not to say I didn't enjoy many hours in the game before I ditched it.

    Regarding this upcoming d3 patch and new season... What is exclusive to the season?
     
  36. Aix.

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    People used bots to take control of the Auction House (and thus, the economy), auto-bidding and relisting all day every day. That is very different from being a trading mogul and amassing wealth through actual interaction with other players, and it provides a very different experience (you gotta track down the item vs clicking the 'buy it now' button). The Auction Houses screwed over the average player, because drop rates were garbage at the time and the AH prices were all artificially inflated by people with bots.

    That said, PoE's drop rates are atrocious and could certainly benefit from what Blizzard has done with D3. Sure it's actually quite easy to trade for things, but I do want to actually find stuff that I can build characters around. Getting to 60ish (which, unlike D3, is not when the game begins) and not finding a unique is weak as fuck, not to mention disheartening if you've been struggling to upgrade.

    Vastly different games though.
     
  37. PureBooYah

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    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/18486733/first-look-season-3-3-31-2015
     
  38. Flopper

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    D3 is as boring.
    POE is wastly superior except one thing which is desync.

    I play casually I never had issues finding gear in poe.
    I am self found mainly and if I want to find gear I make a magic find build.
     
  39. TheGardenTool

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    I may or may not do Season 3, for real this time around. The timing sucks as most of my classes are complete at the end of this month so all the final projects and/or finals are getting ready to start for me. Then I'll still have 2 classes both with finals and final projects due first week of May. Plus I'm really bummed out if they are truly aiming for a ~2 month season time as I don't think that is really long enough either. ~3-4 months would be perfect in my opinion.

    If I do I may focus on Crusader again so I could do zDPS in groups as long as its still a viable build. I really need to start using it so I have a hang of it just not a lot of time right now to play.
     
  40. BababooeyHTJ

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    Seems like the game is more built around trade and without a system as good as D3's AH. TBH, I prefer the ROS approach where you can actually find things on your own. Feels more rewarding to me. I don't miss the AH. I also don't see how the same people who bashed the AH can praise the loot system in POE.

    I could be wrong but uniques and I'm not even talking about rare uniques in poe seem more rare than ancient legs in d3.