Diablo 3 Discussion Thread

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

  1. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ [H]ardness Supreme

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    Like I said, I could be wrong. I don't have anywhere near the time in on POE that I do in D3. But one unique in the time that I have put in is a little discouraging.
     
  2. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ [H]ardness Supreme

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    You are 100% right on both counts. A couple of people on D3 forums got so offended at the idea that a hellfire amulet should come with a natural socket just because it made the horribly boring and unrewarding grind a hair easier.

    No doubt about that. I like what D3 is. There are a lot of D2 clones and I'm glad that blizz decided to do something different with D3.

    GGG did implement quite a few ideas from various games though. Like the map system and the points system and made them their own.
     
  3. TaintedSquirrel

    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Loved D2.
    Love D3.
    Hate PoE.

    Go figure.
     
  4. chenw

    chenw 2[H]4U

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    I have found that people who take 'offense' at such things are generally the ones already went through the grinding procedure and don't want their 'efforts' to be cheapened down. They want to keep their shineys shiney.

    So far RoS has been good to me, though I do agree on certain opinion that T6 is a little too easy at the moment (probably because the gear are so powerful?).

    The only major issue I have are respect to the crafting materials. Not the Forgotten souls, but actually the white and blue mats.

    This season and last season I have very easily gathered over a stack of Veiled Crystals before I got 300 para, but never more than 500 Recycled Components or 1000 arcane dust at any given time. It seems the game give disproportionately high VC's. Even Odious Goblins drop more VC's than RC's and AD's combined. I think the main issue here is VC and AD drop is too small of a pile relative to VC.
     
  5. BababooeyHTJ

    BababooeyHTJ [H]ardness Supreme

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    I completely agree, either t6 needs a serious buff or there needs to be a t 7 and t8. One of the main reasons why I've gotten a bit bored with d3 atm is that t 6 is too much of a cakewalk. With the introduction of ancient gear and leg gems t6 has gotten too easy. It's far too easy to solo a four man t6 rift. It's not like it even takes top tier gear anymore.

    You're also dead on about the mats
     
  6. Nearsite

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    Blizzard wants Greater Rifts to be where you challenge yourself, not the regular Torment difficulties.
     
  7. Erasmus354

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  8. Chrisv006

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    This looks fun -
    Blessed of Haull
    Justice spawns a Blessed Hammer when it hits an enemy
     
  9. PureBooYah

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    I don't have access to the site at work but got this from the diablo subreddit...

     
  10. BababooeyHTJ

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    Doing grifts alone gets boring. Also if that is the case why is blizzard adding so much content like new gobs and bounties?
     
  11. stevedave

    stevedave [H]ardness Supreme

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    The entire problem was bad drop rates and stupid item design. People then used that problem to vilify the auction house.(though it is possible the item design was purposeful to force AH use but that is then a chicken or egg situation)

    Even without bots the AH prices for the best items would be out of reach for normal people as it should be.

    If the auction house existed today it would be significantly different as fewer people would feel they 'need' it. Really good items would be low cost. The Top items will still be explosively expensive which they should be.

    Ancient furnace would be crazy expensive. But getting an average Sunwuko or M6 set would be very cheap.

    I'd like the auction house back so I don't have to farm for 20 hours just to try a new build out (that will probably suck).
     
  12. Plague_Injected

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  13. Nearsite

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    I wouldn't lie to you for no reason. That is the case, Blizzard wants Greater Rifts to provide the difficulty lacking in regular Torment difficulties to test your characters. However, I do agree with you that doing Greater Rifts alone gets boring, but so does simply doing Bounties or just the Campaign, although, I use to play Campaign in vanilla nonstop and it was fine.

    New goblins and bounties just add more variety and something else to do other than Rifts or Greater Rifts. Adding more variety and wanting Greater Rifts to provide the most difficult challenges doesn't mean these two things are mutually exclusive. Blizzard can add more goblins and bounties and still have Greater Rifts to provide the difficulty lacking in regular Torments.

    http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/blizzard-blog-greater-rifts-introduction

    You can add me if you want to party in HC. Muddyskunk#1674
     
  14. PureBooYah

    PureBooYah 2[H]4U

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    So AMD T-Type and I decided to play some softcore which we haven't played since before RoS release. I think my softcore DH is the luckiest character I've had. In 100 paragon levels I've gotten M6, hexing pants, rorg on my first bounty in T1, kridershot (non-ancient), this calamity, and then a gift about 30 minutes later to use on it...

    19 off max damage.

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    Profiles take forever to update now. Kind of annoying.
     
  15. RW2112

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    Sweet Calamity....
     
  16. Tephnos

    Tephnos Limp Gawd

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    Really? Reroll that socket off it and get a damage modifier. The current dps damage well, sucks. My non ancient calamity does 2.9k.

    Calamity isn't a good weapon in 2.2 anymore unless it is literally the most powerful one you can get.
     
  17. Motley

    Motley 2[H]4U

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    I have a question. I want to start playing Diablo 3. But I also want the new Reaper of Souls expansion. If I buy them both. Do I need to play the original D3. Or can I install both, and start playing the expansion right away? Are there any requirements?
     
  18. PureBooYah

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    That's what i did, it's 3.4k. Obviously not BIS but still fun to use in a group or blowing through t6. I haven't crafted a good arcane barb yet. And stutter stepping trying to keep the hexing pants bonus with that much attack speed is annoying, I think it's giving me carpal tunnel.
     
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  19. PureBooYah

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    You'll have to start at the beginning. What i'd do is blow through the story on Normal and then level up doing bounties and rifts (adventure mode), but you have to get through the story at least once to unlock adventure mode. Any character you create after that can go straight to adventure mode.
     
  20. Motley

    Motley 2[H]4U

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    Aha, ok I guess buying the expansion right now would be a waste, until I complete the main story. So do I buy/install the expansion after I get the adventure mode access completed?

    Thanks man...
     
  21. chockomonkey

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    If you really want to skip the Campaign, just have someone rush you through. Pretty sure you can just go straight to the end bosses and kill them and then start conquering adventure mode.
     
  22. Erasmus354

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    Can't you do some trick where you bind force move to a num pad key, hold the key down, press num lock, release the key. That way the game thinks you are perma holding down the move key. Then you just shift click to actually attack, otherwise your guy permanently follows your mouse cursor around.
     
  23. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I definitely notice that diablo 3 makes my hand/wrist hurt after a short while, yet i can play LoL all night without any pain. Not sure wtf, but I've had to bind W as an additional move key in D3 to reduce the stress on my right hand.

    Kinda weird.
     
  24. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    And I thought it was just me getting old....
     
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    Meh, I played 12 hours straight, 30 hours in 3ish days and my hand/wrist didn't hurt. Maybe get a different mouse? I use my old MLG Sensei just for Diablo 3, also maybe try using the scroll wheel for force move, much easier.
     
  26. Drakenfeng

    Drakenfeng Gawd

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    I've found the type of class / build I'm playing has a big impact on how much wrist pain I end up with. Anything that involves holding RMB down for extended amounts of time is terrible (barb whirlwind, wizard rays, monk tempest rush, strafe demon hunter)
     
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    Reorganize your spells so that a buff is on your RClick, that way you don't have to click often.
     
  28. Aix.

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    I thought I was getting wrist issues during my days binge-playing Diablo 2 until I figured out that it had nothing to do with the amount of clicking and everything to do with how my mouse was too small for my hand. Because the mouse was too short I would end up scrunching up my fingers while I clicked; once I moved to a longer mouse (Death Adder, then Mamba) my fingers were able to rest naturally and I haven't had pain since.

    I also use a Razer Nostromo gamepad instead of my keyboard for the same reasons (much more ergonomic), plus I find it much easier to use.
     
  29. RW2112

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    QFT... I also use a Razer Nostromo pad plus a larger mouse. Can play for long periods of time without any real fatigue issues.
     
  30. AMD T-type

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  31. cageymaru

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    Is the patch deployed yet or do I need to do some surgery to D3? StarCraft II already updated. D3 keeps telling me that I need to update my game.
     
  32. -Strelok-

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    Maintenance is until 11AM PST...as it always is. So ~1 more hour, unless Blizzard does the usual "we failed, wait 2 more hours please"
     
  33. chockomonkey

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    so are they deploying the new patch today?
     
  34. -Strelok-

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    Yes. For the future, Tuesday is always patch day (or maintenance day).

    I already have it downloaded.
     
  35. That_Sound_Guy

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    Probably a stupid question. Are they altering items already found with the new features or do we need to find them again?
     
  36. chockomonkey

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    hahahahaha. it IS a stupid question, only because if you have ever played a blizzard game you know they NEVER EVER do anything to make the grind easier, only more difficult.

    :D

    I haven't looked into it, but if they do push changes to already-found items, that'd be a first.
     
  37. vasta

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    Put "gives all WotB runes" on pants
    Patch
    Patch
    Move "gives all WotB runes" to bracers
    Patch
    Barb/IK nerf
    Patch
    PTR shutdown
    2.2 hits live

    3 hours later "We weren't happy with the final iteration of Mortick’s Brace on the PTR, so we have disabled it from dropping with the 2.2.0 patch"

    I really do wonder where this game would be if blizzard actually ignored forum trolls
     
  38. Motley

    Motley 2[H]4U

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    Geeeezus! Its 10GB? I just started downloading it.

    This is nuts...
     
  39. -Strelok-

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    No it's not. It should be around 500mb. I think some of it is just rearranging since it's a new file system.
     
  40. horse

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    having just played Torchlight II, I have a hankering to play DIII. Does anyone know if or when they plan to release a gold edition?