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Diablo 3 - Who is still / back playing?
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2938 posts
After hearing rumors of the new patches, slowly improving the game and then being told 1.05 has brought the fun back I decided to fire up the third installment of my favorite gaming series. I was not disappointed. It feels to me they have really attacked some of the major issues they were having in the game, in the balance, item drop rates, content and general fun factor. I havent played since I dont know probably 1.01 but the things I have noticed:

- Spec / Build - You can get by with so many more combinations to suit your play style now. Sure some specs work better than others, but if you like playing with certain skills, you arent going to gimp yourself so much that its unplayable.
- Itemization - Legendaries are now in face legendary. Sure they may not have the highest amount of your primary stat, but they have nice little extras that make them worthwhile using.
- Drop Rates - Much improved and with the addition of Monster power, its even better. Playing in a 4 player group, on monster power 4, a 63 Legendary was dropping probably once every 20 to 30mins. This has happened on multiple occasions.
- Content - With the addition of the Uber Bosses / Keymasters, there feels to be end game content to do now. Along with just farming.

So if your looking for a bit of Lan fun / time filling I actually enjoyed coming back and playing D3 again. And no im not a massive Blizz fanboy, I genuinely disliked the game when it first came out. But now I can see myself rolling alts and continuing to play. Anyone else back into it?
04:06pm 30/10/12 Permalink
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Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
12994 posts
Hmm I have a 30-something Wizard after the deleted character debacle.

Getting sick off being destroyed by Centaur in DOTA2, might be worth another look :p
04:07pm 30/10/12 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2753 posts
05:25pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2308 posts
I'm still playing.. Add me if you want, morax#1684
06:34pm 30/10/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17419 posts
hmmm i've been hearing it's good

might give it another go
06:41pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2193 posts
I haven't been able to bring myself to play it after I fell asleep while playing with my hardcore lvl 60 char and died.
07:00pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
12995 posts
^ lol wtf
07:06pm 30/10/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17421 posts
hahahaha how the f*** do you fall asleep in the middle of a game
07:15pm 30/10/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16096 posts
boredom
07:17pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2194 posts
what he said ^^^
07:22pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2195 posts
I have around 800 hours clocked up on it and I was pretty tired but I just wanted to kill diablo on hell then be done with it. Had a microsleep but I was still holding down left click so I was still running. Managed to run past 3 sets of elites and as I have realised what wa sgoing on I was surrounded and no amount of ignore pain and wraith of the berercker could help. Seemed to all happen in slow motion.
07:26pm 30/10/12 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3821 posts
Still playing as a time waster after patch 1.05. Wanted to try out the infernal machine stuff.
08:09pm 30/10/12 Permalink
csirac
Brisbane, Queensland
2754 posts
ahah dodgymon, i did the same thing, i woke up when my cheatdeath went off haha

i was microsleeping so hard.
10:41pm 30/10/12 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
211 posts
Thought I'd give it another go after 1.05 came out.

1) Still not finding any loot worth keeping or selling (MP4 in groups and solo)
2) Still no legendaries and my barb has clocked up 17 paragon levels
3) Still the same gimmicky s***

On a side note, 1.05 seems a step in the right direction. I'm enjoying hardcore but have given up on playing softcore characters. It seems I can't beat the loot whores (bots) or my loot rng dice roll in the negatives. I've not been able to progress for ages now.
01:01am 31/10/12 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2939 posts
1) Still not finding any loot worth keeping or selling (MP4 in groups and solo) 2) Still no legendaries and my barb has clocked up 17 paragon levels 3) Still the same gimmicky s***

Seriously no Legendary in 17 Paragon Levels?!?! I reckon I have found 20 +. I found a Dawn and Ik belt in 5 mins last night just after I got my 5 stack. I dunno it just feels more Diablo 2 esk now.
10:13am 31/10/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6168 posts
Played it once in 3 months. Saw that i could change some kind of monster levels stuff and that i had an extra levelling system. Wasn't any more fun though. I enjoy the levelling and new content and repeating the story up to 20 times.

But even as i say this i'm getting bored even thinking about it.
10:28am 31/10/12 Permalink
Totenkopf
Melbourne, Victoria
557 posts
diablo 3? torchlight 2!!!!
11:34am 31/10/12 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
212 posts
defi I'm envious of your 20+. I've been running act 3 inferno since 1.03 and have found a grand total of nothing in that time. Not a single rare that could qualify as an upgrade and no legendaries or set items.

I play HC now because you don't compete with bots etc. Selling items is very easy at all levels because there's always new characters being created.
12:16am 01/11/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2197 posts
playing last night I found act 3 inferno way too easy.
It used to be a challenge and finishing the game was hard. Playing a pub game I got so bored I would rush ahead of the other players and solo everything and still had no chance of dying. So I'm not a fan of 1.05
09:37am 01/11/12 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13006 posts
its ok, centaur just got fixedhttp://www.joindota.com/en/news/4632-ninja-patch-brings-6-76c-parity

Yeh probably not enough still, teams that pick drow / centaur have a strong edge in current patch:

https://dotabuff.com/heroes/played?date=current_patch

Drow's mapwide aura is kind of bulls*** mid-late game for keeping lanes pushed.

(sorry for OT)
10:08am 01/11/12 Permalink
I3ighead
Brisbane, Queensland
9 posts
Its a bit better but its still not great.
12:16pm 01/11/12 Permalink
DD
Perth, Western Australia
3 posts
nahhhh not anymore
12:21pm 01/11/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
3068 posts
Hog, add me on steam - deadly_dav0 for some dota 2 games.
12:23pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2309 posts
Defi what's your tag? Mine's morax#1684
02:33pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7569 posts
05:46pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2310 posts
Nice superform!
06:47pm 01/11/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
7334 posts
07:56pm 01/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1688 posts
Superform Awesome Monk u have there.

This is my build. Can you recommend any changes?
us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/rrrocket-1368/hero/363704

add me rrrocket#1368
10:13pm 01/11/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4156 posts
those seem like some nice necklaces you guys are rockin

i haven't played for ages though ><

there's my stuff:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deeper-6707/hero/1178621

last edited by deeper at 22:43:16 01/Nov/12
10:40pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7570 posts
rrrocket your sc.. so the builds are different..

but you have too much life and not enough deeps - lose the 2 hander and get 2 1 handers with 200 dex +LoH or LS

lose the regen and other s*** ring and get +crit damage and crit chance rings (and amu)

also you can get up to 10 cc on your gloves.. do that...

upgrade ur gems.. thats embarrassing,..

and wtf is with your chest.. vendor trash...

get vile ward for your shoulder..

maybe i'm being trolled..
10:48pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7571 posts
10:53pm 01/11/12 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2311 posts
Deeper, basically everything you have can be very cheaply upgraded from the AH. I'd probably go for a cheap-ish Manticore (legendary bow) first
10:36am 02/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17450 posts
for some reason it's running s*** on my machine now, i haven't played for a few months i've updated and began playing again last night

video card drivers are up to date

every so often when i go into a battle or just largish changes it lags a bit, my ping is like 200ms so it isn't internet lag

anyone had this problem?
07:39pm 02/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1689 posts
Superform thanks!

about to adjust/shopping/looting :)
08:46pm 02/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1690 posts
Superform that build is incredible, I've looked on the AH the gear is worth hundres of millions!

too far from my reach :(
10:59pm 02/11/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4158 posts
Yeah nice Morax, I spend some money buying an upgraded 1h and offhand for my wizard but I'm dead broke now.

Probably just going to focus on monk and wizard for the time being.
11:15pm 02/11/12 Permalink
Woblzz
Queensland
93 posts
Just started my first HC toon and really enjoying it, Much more fun then playing SC at least, i keep on getting random lag spikes though :/ which makes it hard to play.
11:25pm 02/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7574 posts
rrrocket.. go forth and farm that s***
09:57am 03/11/12 Permalink
rrrocket
Brisbane, Queensland
1692 posts
I be farming for 200 hrs!
05:25pm 03/11/12 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3822 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/shadjor-1527/hero/8039915

Been on the look out for DPS upgrades with resists on it.
06:32pm 03/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17460 posts
06:51pm 03/11/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2198 posts
Pave ur epeen is a little droopy.
11:27pm 03/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17464 posts
yeah i know i haven't played for months, but he still kicks ass now compared to when i was playing - act 2 was impossible back then

09:21am 04/11/12 Permalink
deve
Brisbane, Queensland
74 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deve-6911/hero/21175266

Same situation as paveway, act2 sucked, tried it again today and just smashed it.
09:08pm 04/11/12 Permalink
do0b
Brisbane, Queensland
4459 posts
every so often when i go into a battle or just largish changes it lags a bit, my ping is like 200ms so it isn't internet lag


yar was copping this.


played about 30mins, boring as f***.
08:53am 05/11/12 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
2940 posts
playing last night I found act 3 inferno way too easy. It used to be a challenge and finishing the game was hard. Playing a pub game I got so bored I would rush ahead of the other players and solo everything and still had no chance of dying. So I'm not a fan of 1.05
Turn on Monster power and try it anything past monster Power 5. I will check my battle tag when I get online, I think its defi#1458 or similar.

I understand people are thinking its still boring, but that may be the game type for those people. I feel its becoming very similar to Diablo 2 now, in that there are certain runs to do for items / keys / ubers etc now. Its great you can ramp up the difficulty though now.

For anyone that cares, it took be nearly 10 hours on the dot to level a demon hunter from 1 to 60 yesterday, and finished hell just as I dinged 60. Now the fun bit of gearing him and slawing some ubers from range.
01:58pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1843 posts
I tried to have have a go last night, but to be honest after playing Torchlight II there is no comparison.
05:36pm 05/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2314 posts
This thread has convinced me never to play Diablo. Yay pickups :(
08:52pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7575 posts
hc pickup groups are a different story..
11:10pm 05/11/12 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4159 posts
asif that broism guy didn't dupe his way to victory; doubt anyone is that lucky =P
11:12pm 05/11/12 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7576 posts
he is a sc toon.. therefore has access to the rmah.. my bet is he bought his epeen prob a grand or more..
11:16pm 05/11/12 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1247 posts
Couldn't find the original Diablo 3 discussion, 1.07 patch is out.
10:19am 15/02/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15597 posts
I haven't played for months and months

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Scuzzy-1802/hero/11201168
10:34am 15/02/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8563 posts
Past few days I've been wanting to jump back in and smash some skulls with my Witch Doctor, but I just can't find the time anymore. I'm either catching up on the many games I still have backlogged or I'm playing LoL/BF3 so my time is pretty much consumed. Maybe it would be better if I went in with three other people and we started new characters in hardcore mode.
11:03am 15/02/13 Permalink
d^
Melbourne, Victoria
1248 posts
I would but I'd probably be the first to die hahaha.
11:21am 15/02/13 Permalink
boba
Cainer
Brisbane, Queensland
3748 posts
Havent been back since PoE went open beta.
12:00pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
13489 posts
Couldn't get into PoE, perspective was just weird :(

Keen for the new D&D mmo thing that totalbiscuit did a vid on, looks pretty good!
12:04pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13338 posts
My Diablo 3 account got hacked and the process to fix it was so fkn convoluted I just couldn't be bothered. All I wanted to do was send an email saying its been hacked plz fix. However I have to log in for that...
12:51pm 15/02/13 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2017 posts
I'm currently playing but I'm broke and most my gear has been donated :(

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/kappa-1878/hero/7835430

Why is s*** so expensive on AH!
01:18pm 15/02/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6383 posts
My Diablo 3 account got hacked and the process to fix it was so fkn convoluted I just couldn't be bothered. All I wanted to do was send an email saying its been hacked plz fix. However I have to log in for that...

Mine didn't even get hacked, my phone did a reset and i forgot to make a backup of the blizzard token thing so i lost it. I lost all access to my account, everything. They wanted me to take a photo of my drivers license or passport and an official document with my current address.

They would have taken a credit card, had i have paid for the games that way (but i paid for them via paypal+bnet), but I didn't have my CD key for diablo (i bought it through bnet), i didn't have a WoW key (never bought wow on that account or any battlenet account) and they refused to take my WC3 key or TFT Key so they needed me to email them those documents or else they wouldn't give me my account back.

Lucky noone else is called john smith in the world, or else they might have been able to get my account, with a phone call and a photo.

edit: this was just to play SC2 some more, not d3, but was relevant to blizzard's account recovery process...
01:45pm 15/02/13 Permalink
ItsMe
Brisbane, Queensland
139 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Wildneutrino-6676/hero/21030261

I still play sometimes when I am having a bad night in sc2 or dota. If you want some items hit me up. Can probably offload you a few I have in stash.
02:45pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2351 posts
I gotta say, I'm really enjoying the new crafted items. I just crafted an amulet that gives me almost 9k damage over my previous one, which used to be worth around 25m. People are reporting absolute godly items through very few crafting attempts. Seems like this is a real start to being able to make our own items without relying on the AH to improve!
07:11pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2352 posts
Site won't let me edit my post :\

Here's my profile with the ammy I just made
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Morax-1684/hero/7869723
07:12pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2270 posts
I was expecting a lot more from the PVP aspect of the game.
I got bored of it after 5 mins so in that was a big let down.
Another thing I am annoyed with is they still haven't got the paragon leveling mechanic right so basically the quickest way to level is on 1 or 0 monster power.(which is really boring unless you have terrible gear)
For me it was 4 or 5 times slower to level paragon on monster power 6 or 7
07:22pm 15/02/13 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
539 posts
I sometimes boot it up when I want an inferior experience to Torchlight 2 or Path of Exile...

Really, only reason I do is to chat with wow friends occasionally though. I regret buying that PoS though.
08:56pm 15/02/13 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7680 posts
have a para 100 hc monk and working on my wd who is para 56 atm

you know the game is getting boring when you level a toon to 60 just for the achievement
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