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Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14686 posts
OK so the expansion is looming and I've started playing a bit in between screaming at dota. Figured a playername / game thread might be useful, add your dets if you want to be on the list.

AGN NameCharname#IDLevel and class of mainNotes and stuff
HogfatherHogfather#199570 WD, 70 Wiz, 60 Barb, 70 Monk
10 Witch Doctor
Can tank and dps most end game s*** up to about t3-4
MoraxMorax#1684Tank (barb?)Can tank almost anything in the game
EnskaEnska#1763BarbDecent barb monk coming
KharakKharak#1413BarbAct I MP5 runs mostly
daisdais#1993 I've got some level 30-50 characters in Nightmare on The Americas, but I'm happy to start from the beginning and run through normal if anyone wants to.
Thundercrackerprofshade#1792MonkI got into act 2 inferno at release. I haven't played him in a long time, but have played a lowbie witch doctor with a mate.
DodgymonDodgymon#1107I have 5 level 60 toons. my main 2 are my 160k(unbuffed) DPS tank barb and 200k CM wiz (unbuffed)
I mainly like doing key/uber runs on MP 8 or 9 depending on the group.

HC toon is a 110K DPS tank barb.
Nukleuztrickey#1499Demon Hunterhoping that the expansion might actually be the cure for the worst character type in the game.
MosfxMeddek#1741
dewbMeatpopsicle#1743BarbBarb - pimped, was running MP8's for a while iirc
57 witchdoc hardcore - Hell act 2
shadShadjor#1527 60 Witch Doctorgood for all acts MP10
DMSerimorph#160460 Monk60 monk running MP2 inferno easy enough. might try mp3 at some point. About 65k DPS self buffed.
Seoleim - 40 Wizard that I'm currently leveling for upcoming expansion.
pavewaypaveway#144460 Witch DoctorThinks rather highly of himself.
ph33xTagre#1239T4 Tank Barb, T2 Blizz Wiz
kappakappa#1878dont need to list no chars
MordecaiFallenMort#1165Have a variety of characters, Witch Doc just pinged 40, Deamon Hunter at 60, a few Barbs at various levels, Sorceror at 56?57? something like that
KharakKharak#1413 will be playing primarily hardcore if any of yous will be...ill be down for a game or two
bepatientBePatient#1567
RUSTARUSTA#1865
KhelKhel#1892Got a wizard at 60, but I don't have RoS yet and probably wont till the weekend, haven't played since the 2.0 patch either, but I'll be around at som epoint
LynxLynx#1825Wizard Paragon 41
Hunter Paragon 01
+ Every other class 38-50
OzzyLongconnery#1908
devedeve#691112 Crusader
60 Barbarian
60 Wizard
60 Demon Hunter
52 Witch Doctor
unclebobsticleUnclebob#1138
Trintrin#6987Have one of each character all level 60 except for a 70 wiz and 70 crusader.
Main is my wizzard rest are all pretty s*** :)
DrummoStaunch#198070 Barb HC only.
Zoidbergdrzoid#1966mainly playing my 70 wiz atm, have 60's of the others and leveling up a crusader
11:33am 31/01/14 Permalink
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11:33am 31/01/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2551 posts
I'll be happy to do an uber run or 2 with ya some time.
I am pretty sure your still on my friends list.
01:26pm 31/01/14 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11462 posts
Do you play on NA or SEA? Last time I played on SEA it was laggy as f***.
01:31pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14689 posts
Good question, NA pretty sure (as I see WoW people logging in and out?)
01:32pm 31/01/14 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11463 posts
I just tried SEA and it was fine, but if everyone plays on NA I guess I'll end up on there.
01:52pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14690 posts
I think the convenience of having primarily English speaking players and being able to see the connected WoW realms for chat still makes NA the winner. SEA might also be quiet and maybe balls up on launch if lots of people log in there.

250 or so MS latency when the servers and my connection and working properly has never been a huge problem for me.
01:55pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2425 posts
I'll play whenever I'm on.. Can tank/dps basically anything in the game

Morax#1684
02:49pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2426 posts
Would be cool to get an AGN crypt run team together
02:50pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2192 posts
I've been sticking to the ptr mostly but I'll be up for some proper d3, my barb is decent and I have a monk incoming.

der, Enska #1763
04:53pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14691 posts
updated here
06:06pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Kharak
Brisbane, Queensland
488 posts
Kharak#1413

i've been playing a bit the last week or so, trying to get at least paragon 50 before the expansion comes out. Im just mainly running quick act 1 runs on mp5-6 on my barb
06:27pm 31/01/14 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11467 posts
dais#1993

I've got some level 30-50 characters in Nightmare on The Americas, but I'm happy to start from the beginning and run through normal if anyone wants to.
07:07pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3364 posts

profshade#1792 with a level 60 monk which I got into act 2 inferno at release. I haven't played him in a long time, but have played a lowbie witch doctor with a mate.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/profshade-1792/hero/36150466


07:55pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2552 posts
Dodgymon#1107
08:12pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2553 posts
haven't played for a while and man did I pick a bad night to have a run.
Just did a key run and the key dropped only for it to DC before I could pick it up.

I have 5 level 60 toons. my main 2 are my 160k(unbuffed) DPS tank barb and 200k CM wiz (unbuffed)
I mainly like doing key/uber runs on MP 8 or 9 depending on the group.

HC toon is a 110K DPS tank barb.



last edited by Dodgymon at 20:59:07 31/Jan/14
08:51pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2554 posts
so glad I didn't try to do a key run with my HC toon. would have ended in tears.
08:53pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
427 posts
trickey#1499 aka unhappy demon hunter hoping that the expansion might actually be the cure for the worst character type in the game.
09:48pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37321 posts
i prefer to parent my children than play this game*


*lolz, could also post this in any warcraft thrad
10:01pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7907 posts
any hardcore players?
10:42pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2555 posts
yeah I got a lvl 60 HC barb on about 15 para. I want to do an uber run with him soon.
11:13pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3365 posts
spook mang your lack of commitment to gaming is disappointing
11:55pm 31/01/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14693 posts
spook mang your lack of commitment to gaming is disappointing

Spook's street cred is at an all time nadir lately.
12:19am 01/02/14 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7910 posts
I was the 21st para 100 monk in the world :) that was my claim to fame in D3

other then that

f*** d3

http://www.diabloprogress.com/class.monk
07:00am 01/02/14 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1850 posts

Check it out YO!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApnZHj7UgsbBdDNZWS1tcEpBcmlIOTY5YVZ4SnFYc3c&usp=sharing#gid=0

Battle.net
froodleme
Zero
Meddek#1741 <---- THIS IS ME
TicMan#6672
Enska#1763
Andrewus#1569
Joaby#6688
phooks#1392
parody#1182


07:13am 01/02/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37322 posts
:*(
08:04am 01/02/14 Permalink
dewb
Brisbane, Queensland
4591 posts
Meatpopsicle#1743

Barb - pimped, was running MP8's for a while iirc
57 witchdoc hardcore - Hell act 2

bunch of lower levels normal and hardcore as well. Haven't played for ages so probably wont be jumping into HC straight away haha.
08:01pm 01/02/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4055 posts
Shadjor#1527 60 Witch Doctor - good for all acts MP10
09:33am 02/02/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14696 posts
updated

Check it out YO!



Yeh I considered trying to resurrect some old data, but as the recent d3 news thread showed lots of people on AGN have no time for it anymore, so an up to date list of people who intend to play would be more useful :)
01:07pm 02/02/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14697 posts
trog or someone:

Not allowed to use style tags (fair enough, people do dumb s***) but I'd like to style the table a bit nicer and applying styles to every td sucks.

Any chance of getting a workaround to get some css somehow?
01:17pm 02/02/14 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
21419 posts
Host it somewhere else and embed an iframe?

Actually, I dunno if iframes are allowed either, so maybe not :(

I'm a little bit tempted to give D3 another go, I haven't played it since launch really
01:49pm 02/02/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14698 posts
pretty sure confirmed, iframes are banned
02:56pm 02/02/14 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3367 posts
Just cleaned out my inventory and gave act 2 inferno a go. Seems pretty manageable now for me (used to be impossible).

Monk ability balance has been changed a fair bit since I last played. The big spirit spenders hit like trucks and defensive abilities don't last very long.
11:12pm 02/02/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2557 posts
You've been busy shadjor. Last time I played with you, you were flat out managing MP7
12:52am 03/02/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4056 posts
Geared up a lot after playing with you guys. Doubled HP. Heaps more armour and resists. Went with a good 2h to slow down mana use and double life steal. Ranged and knock back monsters still give me greif.
01:24am 03/02/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5184 posts
Serimorph#1604. After a long time of not having access to my Blizzard account I figured I'd try Diablo 3 back out because of the upcoming expansion and all. I hadn't played since well before the paragon levels patch came out so my characters aren't the best geared. Still not quite sure how some people are able to show like 300k dps, unless leveling up paragon to certain levels gives you a flat damage boost.

Dia - 60 monk running MP2 inferno easy enough. might try mp3 at some point. About 65k DPS self buffed. My main for farming items/gold since I found 4 legendaries yesterday, very happy with that.
Seoleim - 40 Wizard that I'm currently leveling for upcoming expansion. Running nightmare mp10 to level fast. EDIT: Thanks to Morax, Dodgy, Hoggy and another friend my Lv 40 wizard is now Lv 60, 4 paragon with 90k dps. Not a bad increase for 1 night lol
02:22pm 04/02/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14704 posts
Holy s***, that MP6 Ubers run destroyed my mage, got fang though so happy with that. Funny night, I THINK I contributed..!
10:51am 05/02/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5186 posts
I got real lucky and managed to get enough drops to make 2 hellfire rings for me and my follower. 70% bonus exp ftw! will make paragon getting that much easier. Going to try some Mp4 inferno runs later and see how good my wizard does. Thinking I might need to drop some DPS to get more HP as I don't think 37k is enough.
02:05pm 05/02/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2429 posts
We should get a Crypt run group together.. Takes about 10-20 minutes and can get you 60m xp each fairly easily.

03:09pm 05/02/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5187 posts
I'd deffinatly be up for that though as you saw in act 4, I can't hold my own very well in MP10... yet.

EDIT - So I was wondering how wizards will fare come the expansion since I heard something like CM is getting changed or effected? Not sure if it's true or not but I thought well if it is what build will they use now? Then I saw this video. Whatever he is using is amazing but not only that he is showing off the new set bonus for Litany of the Undead and The Wailing Host which is chance to spawn a skeleton when you attack. Skip to 2:30 to see the action start. He quickly gains about 30 - 60 odd skeletons which is epic.



I decided to check out the new set bonuses for this and found some amazing changes

inna's new p4 set bonus - gain the base effect of all 4 mantras at once
immortal kings p4 - call of the ancients last until they die
zunimassasa's (WDs set) - fetish army lasts until they die

Having all 4 mantras at once (whether for everyone or just you is still kick ass) and Barb and Doctor getting an army that acts as a normal pet is awesome as hell. Seriously looking forward to this now.
05:13pm 05/02/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14854 posts
bump (pls pls pls don't kill me) because umm expac release day this might be useful add your names d*******s :D

The megadoc thingy is cool but includes stupid people who hate D3 and yet play WoW ffs, this is all normal people who realise the game is no longer s***.
10:49am 25/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1554 posts
ph33x - ph33x##### (I'll get it tonight) - T4 Tank Barb, T2 Blizz Wiz

Notes:
1: Demon Hunters aren't that bad Nukleuz.
2: I have a poop chunk on my wiener.
10:57am 25/03/14 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
6300 posts
Can I play with you guys if I have the xbox 360 ver?
11:08am 25/03/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19437 posts
paveway#1444 - witch doctor level 60 - sick c***
11:14am 25/03/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2171 posts
kappa#1878
11:27am 25/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14855 posts
^ updated, slap me upside the head if I missed you
Can I play with you guys if I have the xbox 360 ver?

Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.
11:30am 25/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1556 posts
Can I play with you guys if I have the xbox 360 ver?

10-neg. Each console has it's own login/game servers.

(Blame console companies for wanting every MP game to use their own network.)

Edit: F*** you Hoggy. If work stopped blocking everything - I'd be playing right now. :'(
11:32am 25/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14856 posts
D3 on consoles is a diff game than PC though, as the viewport and mob density etc are different due to tweaks to make gameplay with a controller work well.

Apparently its a really fun game, shame I don't have a 360.

Edit: lemme know if you have HC characters too, will list them in red for hardcoreness.
11:35am 25/03/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2438 posts
morax#1684
11:40am 25/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14858 posts
morax#1684

ur already #2 on the list goober
11:46am 25/03/14 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1636 posts
FallenMort#1165

Have a variety of characters, Witch Doc just pinged 40, Deamon Hunter at 60/8, a few Barbs at various levels, Sorceror at 56?57? something like that.
11:50am 25/03/14 Permalink
Kharak
Brisbane, Queensland
490 posts
Kharak#1413

will be playing primarily hardcore if any of yous will be...ill be down for a game or two
11:58am 25/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14859 posts
Have dipped my toe in HC, is a mindf*** even at low levels. Once I get bored with SC endgame I'll prolly come back to it again.
12:01pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2439 posts
I'm running a 344k dps & 1.2m toughness wiz at the moment, although I'm thinking I'll run my monk (180k dps & 1m toughness) to 70 in the expansion first. Excited!!
12:34pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2572 posts
I don't trust the new aus servers enough to play Hardcore
01:28pm 25/03/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2172 posts
Is there a qgl community?
01:35pm 25/03/14 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1318 posts
BePatient#1567
02:24pm 25/03/14 Permalink
RUSTA
Brisbane, Queensland
380 posts
RUSTA#1865
03:00pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11760 posts
Is there a qgl community?

I've setup a AG one, anybody is welcome to that :)
03:15pm 25/03/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2173 posts
Cool bananas. Will join tonight.
03:19pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2256 posts
I spent all my coin for the week on strippers and cocaine for a mates bucks whilst forgetting all about RoS so I will be levelling my dh and hc wd until payday. go me.

*The Aus servers have been stable as f*** Dodgymon, don't let that keep you from having a go at it.
03:25pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11761 posts
D*** Smith have a regular edition for $39 if anyone is keen. I got mine for $29 because of their $10 pre-order thing :D
04:01pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
21541 posts
Khel#1892

Got a wizard at 60, but I don't have RoS yet and probably wont till the weekend, haven't played since the 2.0 patch either, but I'll be around at som epoint
05:41pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
2109 posts
Lynx#1825

Wizard Paragon 41
Hunter Paragon 01
+ Every other class 38-50

Needs to gear up
06:18pm 25/03/14 Permalink
Viper119
Other International
2348 posts
Does anyone play on Europe? Can you move characters between regions?
07:01pm 25/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1561 posts
Tagre#1239
11:11pm 25/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1568 posts
Smashed it to level 70 in 3 hours. Managed T4 until about L64, then dropped a Torment per level until Master at 68.

Without any decent gear, sitting on 105,000 damage - 5,400,000 toughness - 5,000LOH.
09:23am 26/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14863 posts
Oh s***, thread of threads! Someone tidy up. Updated to here.

ActV was fun, lots of events. Malthael is a motherf*****, tough final boss.

Stuck my head into Adventure mode before bed looks like a much better experience than quest grinding from what I've seen. Interestingly once one character completes the full campaign all your alts gain access to adventure mode too, regardless of level. If you hate it then you only really ever need to complete the campaign once.

How they thought that the campaign would be a good end game experience is beyond me.
09:34am 26/03/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7433 posts
Ya we flew through it... lvl 70 wiz 550k dps 3mil toughness . Havent used black hole yet. But apparently it with orb or meteor is the way to go

Did a few bounties and neph rifts on t2. They are cool. Monsters are tough

Played in a group of 4 the whole way through so far as well. So much more fun than solo.. I found 3 set items and 10+ leges from when I started at 230 to 10pm finish.. the mystic is so good. Re rolled a few lege items already and found quite a few good yellows... the last boss is nearly like a wow boss encounter. Fair bit harder than any other bosses in d3. On torment anyway. Loving it
09:35am 26/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14864 posts
Oh and if (like me) you're curious about drop rate for Death's Breath (basically, you need a LOT of these f*****s right), straight from the blue mouth (drop rate from rares etc):

Normal - 15%
Hard - 18%
Expert - 21%
Master - 25%
Torment 1 - 31%
Torment 2 - 37%
Torment 3 - 44%
Torment 4 - 53%
Torment 5 - 64%
Torment 6 - 77%
09:46am 26/03/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7434 posts
Haha yeah those thinfs are definitely in short supply! Need to get my gem up to lvl 12.. ran short coz I did like a bilion re rolls haha noobie
10:04am 26/03/14 Permalink
Ozzy
Gold Coast, Queensland
376 posts
Hey A well equiped Monk and a Demon Hunter. About to grind level 70 now.

All my good gear is s*** now :(.

Longconnery#1908
10:44am 26/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14870 posts
All my good gear is s*** now :(

You probably won't replace the lot on the way to 70, with a bit of luck though you'll pick up a nice new socketed weapon though :)
10:49am 26/03/14 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
21542 posts
So, I haven't really played it since it came out, what is this Torment stuff? And what happened to the Normal/Hell/Inferno type difficulties, its different now?

Also, is there a level 60 requirement for Act 5? My brother only ever got his demon hunter to I think level 55 and I'll probably be playing it with him when he gets it, could he jump straight into Act 5 with my wizard?
11:12am 26/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14872 posts
So, I haven't really played it since it came out, what is this Torment stuff? And what happened to the Normal/Hell/Inferno type difficulties, its different now?

Also, is there a level 60 requirement for Act 5? My brother only ever got his demon hunter to I think level 55 and I'll probably be playing it with him when he gets it, could he jump straight into Act 5 with my wizard?

The skinny:

No more completing the game on normal / nightmare etc. That's gone now, you have instead a difficulty level you can set at any time between Normal, Hard, Expert, Master and (once you've completed the whole campaign) the option for one of six Torment difficulties (this is the t1-t6 stuff). There's no more unlocked campaign playthroughs at different levels.

The game environments scale to the level of the highest person in it. I think this recently changed from the creator's level.

You get more exp and some better chance at drops (like the above stuff) and can only get certain set items now in Torment.

So yeh, level 55 ActV is entirely valid if that's what you're up to, and you just choose the difficulty level that suits you.
11:16am 26/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1570 posts
The game environments scale to the level of the highest person in it. I think this recently changed from the creator's level.

It tracks the creators level until he is within 3-4 levels of the highest level person, then it switches diff to match that highest person.

(This means you can level a toon from 1-40 on Torment 6 in less than half an hour. 4 of us levels each character type using this method. Also, if the creator leaves the game and changes toon, the game stays locked permanently at that level.)

Eg: We got the creator to 40 on T6, he then leaves and makes a new toon and rejoins the carriers, but it stays on L40, even if there are no L40s online. This facilicates 1 hits for the carriers, and the person being carried drops their first 15 levels in a matter of seconds.
11:42am 26/03/14 Permalink
deve
Brisbane, Queensland
112 posts
Started playing this last night, have a level 12 Crusader atm.

Also have a,

60 Barbarian
60 Wizard
60 Demon Hunter
52 Witch Doctor

Add me! deve#6911 (Americas)
08:01pm 26/03/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2573 posts
Blizzard surprised me and delivered a flawless rollout of the expansion. Act 5 is imo by far the most fun and engaging of them all. I loved the music particularly in the Urzael fight scene(this boss was the best imo). The ending left a bit to be desired tho but all in all Blizzard did well considering the clusterf that happened when the original was launched.

last edited by Dodgymon at 03:38:05 27/Mar/14
03:36am 27/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14878 posts
Yeh so far so good, really enjoying it and Adventure Mode does a good job providing structured options for end game. Hopefully its the first step there.

Picked up one of these last night, OP as f*** (no longer need to keep dogs on my skillset, hello 7 skill build?!)

http://i.imgur.com/53mh4J6.png
09:22am 27/03/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19448 posts
holy f*** hoggy

that is awesome, so jelly
09:25am 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11785 posts
I fell asleep last night trying to play this :( Maybe the Diablo has lost its way...
11:08am 27/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1581 posts
And of course, I get BNet adds last night and not one of them matches anyone on the OP's list.

I'll have to add them to the list of incessant fanboys that visit us on Teamspeak every few days.
11:17am 27/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14879 posts
I fell asleep last night trying to play this :( Maybe the Diablo has lost its way...

What were you playing? I found the campaign to be OK but more of the same pretty much.
11:21am 27/03/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19452 posts
I fell asleep last night trying to play this :( Maybe the Diablo has lost its way...


sounds like you're just getting old lel
11:28am 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11786 posts

What were you playing? I found the campaign to be OK but more of the same pretty much.

Was trying to level Crusader which I think was my problem. Original campaign is such a snoozefest but its all I can do as my Demon Hunter is only level 46 and I rather like the Crusader class.
11:31am 27/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14880 posts

Was trying to level Crusader which I think was my problem. Original campaign is such a snoozefest but its all I can do as my Demon Hunter is only level 46 and I rather like the Crusader class.

You haven't killed Diablo on your DH?
11:35am 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11788 posts
I have, just don't really want to start Act V until I get a 60. I should be able to hit that quickly though, just a matter of finding time between all these games coming out.
11:46am 27/03/14 Permalink
Zapo
Brisbane, Queensland
3224 posts
I started levelling up a Crusader last night very briefly after I got to level 70 with my wizard. The fact that I can do adventure mode is fantastic, as opposed to trudging through the single player story again.

I would really recommend getting adventure mode unlocked, it's a great way to level after you've done the story stuff.
11:47am 27/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14881 posts
Not sure I'd recommend playing through vanilla campaign though, no wonder you're bored!

No real need to do Act V on a 60+ you'll just annoy yourself grinding and prevent unlocking fun content imo. You can do adventure mode if you've finished Act V at any level, its not a 70-only unlock.
11:51am 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11789 posts
Ah might do that then. I've kind of fallen out of favour with my Demon Hunter now after playing Crusader, too "slow".
11:54am 27/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14882 posts
Ah might do that then. I've kind of fallen out of favour with my Demon Hunter now after playing Crusader, too "slow".

Well if you do Act V on your DH on Normal it will unlock Adventure Mode for your Crusader which gives you more options for how you level and makes it all a bit less grindy.

If you wanted to keep the story and the body of the act for your Crusader to do fresh, you could always get someone to make a MP game for you at the last quest and just kill Malthael and pretend Act V was still there pristine for your Crusader :D
12:05pm 27/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1583 posts
As Hoggy said, Act 5 on normal and smash the hell out of it. Race the clock basically. - Then restart (on any toon at any level) in adventure mode for fat loots, higher enemy concentrations, quests/bounties, etc etc.

I could help you get any kills you need to facilitate this.

As far as I know, each toon still has it's own progression. So finishing the game on a DH doesn't affect what acts you can choose with the Crusader. The only way you can skip any character ahead on content is to join someone elses game, or of course adventure mode.
12:21pm 27/03/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2575 posts
I disagree. I took my time on act 5 to soak in the crap storyline. struggled through on torment 1 until Adria then dropped it a level. It felt like more of an achievement when I finished.

Then once you've done it once you can smash it again but on a lower difficulty in adventure mode.
02:37pm 27/03/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19455 posts
does the bad guy in ROS telepathically tell you every move they are about to make before they do it, like the rest of the game?
04:53pm 27/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1587 posts
does the bad guy in ROS telepathically tell you every move they are about to make before they do it, like the rest of the game?

Yes. Hardcore players get the s**** when they die to anything they can't predict.
05:16pm 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11798 posts
Man this queue to play by myself is so much fun! Its been stuck on "Estimated Wait: 5 Seconds" for 10 minutes...
09:14pm 27/03/14 Permalink
dewb
Brisbane, Queensland
4608 posts
^^ ditto.. wtf?

glad it's not just me
09:15pm 27/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11799 posts
Have a feeling people are playing the crap out of the new expansion and its causing some high queue times. I presume they use a similar system to WoW's dungeon instances, giving each player "quest" a shard on the server.
09:35pm 27/03/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6380 posts
Yeah, I got caught in that. It's pretty f***ed.

I made the mistake of resetting quests before, so I'm not even back to Act V yet (just at the start of III) on my Monk. Dinged into 67 last night and things seem to be quite a bit harder... but I haven't got much in the way of gear upgrades. Besides a few gems and a slightly better weapon, 1 ring and a (Rare) shoulder I haven't upgraded anything. As such Mobs seem to be a lot harder (my gear wasn't exactly awesome.)

I was comfortably farming T1 before, T2 if I wanted to be paying attention. But I've had to drop back to Master (And even Expert for Azmodan and some of the B**** packs...) in order to not die/flee on any Elite pack...
08:51am 28/03/14 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
3040 posts
I am f*****g loving this.

Barb is 70, with 550k Hp, 550k Base Damage, 9.5mill toughness (1400 all res) and 30k healing. Absolute dream as a Whirlwind, Rend barb. Up to about Torment 3.

Found Thunderfury with a good roll 2nd legendary I got @ 70.

Adventure mode is a great end game option. Cant wait to level my wiz from 60 in it.

Rerolling turns sub par items into A Grade quality. You can pretty much turn most legendaies / set items into usable upgrades. Some of the perks on Legendaries now are super fun for different builds.

2 Handers still seem a bit weak to me. You should lose survivablity but gain damaged when using them. Because of Dual wielding 1 handers with sockets and crit hit gems, you are never going to do as much damage with 2 handers.
09:21am 28/03/14 Permalink
unclebobsticle
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
179 posts
09:28am 28/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14884 posts
Yeah, I got caught in that. It's pretty f***ed. I made the mistake of resetting quests before, so I'm not even back to Act V yet (just at the start of III) on my Monk.

If I'm on and you want to skip to ActV let me know and i'll make you a game :)
09:33am 28/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1593 posts
Barb is 70, with 550k Hp, 550k Base Damage, 9.5mill toughness (1400 all res) and 30k healing. Absolute dream as a Whirlwind, Rend barb. Up to about Torment 3.

I've rolled 7 legendary rings, the first 2 being the best ones. :( - One of them has a bonus that lowers the requires gear I need for set bonuses by one. So 1 piece = 2 piece bonus, 3 piece = 4 piece bonus etc.

Can you link your toon? Your stats are pretty huge. Trying to see where you get 550k/550k/9.5m/1400/30k when I'm like 410k/200k/7.0m/800/18k and have been picking up a fair bit of s***. Mind you, I haven't looked at cookie cutters even yet, but I was already using whirl+rend.
09:52am 28/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11801 posts
So I jumped on last night, had two friends offer to boost me through to Skeleton King on Torment 6, holy craaaaap. Started a level 1 wizard, by the time we killed Skeleton King I was level 43. My screen was literally spewing out levels it was hilarious. So I have a feeling I'll jump on tonight and continue to witchy poo chick which should get me to level 60.
10:21am 28/03/14 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
3041 posts
Cant log into it from work, no Authenticator here.

I just made sure to get full sockets on chest and pants. Will Explain rest for you:

Chest and Pants - high strength / vit / all res rolls with full sockets, then socketed with Diamonds for mass all res.
Boots are High rolls of the same with movements speed.
Gloves are legendaries with 700+ strength and trio (Attack Speed, Crit Hit, Crit Dam).
Helm is High Strength, Socket and Life Gem. (My Worst Item)
Rings are Strength with Trio.
Bracers are High Strength with Vit, All res and Crit.
Shoulders are High Strength, Vit, Life % (I Think) and Rend Damage
Neck is Strength, Vit, Crit Hit and Crit Damage (Only Slot I can Remeber)
Main Hand is Thunderfury 2000+ Dmg, High Strength and Vit with a Socket - Emerald in it for Crit Damage.
Off Hand is Rare, High Strength and Vit Roll with Socket - Emerald for Crit hit Damage.
Belt is Mighty Belt - High Strenth, Vit, All Res and Life on Fury Spent (Absolute Key is Life on Fury Spent)

Your Passives are super important. I run:
Unforgiving for Fury Gain
Superstition for Elemental Dmg Reduction and Fury Gain
Bloodthirst for Healing (Life on Fury Spent is KEY)
And the New one, that stacks Strength on Enemies touched / killed - For Damage.

I think when I am in beserker with Battle Rage and full stacks of strength im about 880k Damage and unkillable.

I stuff around with skills and gear combos often to see what works best for me. Never read what i "Should" be doing as a cookie cutter.
10:21am 28/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1595 posts
Thanks defi, I'll check this to what I have when I get home. After using a cookie cutter revolving around hammer I've come to realise this game is more about the playstyle than maths. Just so used to WoW where specific setups are proven to do more damage than others.

Eg: You heal through fury spends, I was healing through LOH - and a friend heals through abilities (eg: whirlwind crits giving heals then stacking crit) - So many ways.
10:27am 28/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11803 posts
Yeah the new changes to abilities have made it far more playthrough orientated rather than just using a cookie cutter. Its great to actually have some choice now and not feel hindered.
10:32am 28/03/14 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
3042 posts
Yep, I have a chunk of LOH aswell, but Life on Fury spent gives the biggest bonus when you are whirlwinding. Because I use the fury gaining rune in WW, if I ever get in to trouble, I can just WW out of the pack into open space with full fury and continue to WW draining fury and gaining health.

I did forget to mention, I am about Paragon 150, and have Movement speed Capped at 25% then everything else in strength. Then I have all in Attack Speed, and all Resistance. Final points are in Area Damage, although I do occasionally use Resource reduction, and so I can WW with the Suck in rune.

I typically play with a Monk and 2 Wizards, and we hammer through adverture mode double packs and triple packs pretty well on Torment 3. Occasionally we get stuck a bit when we spawn the rift guard at the same time.
10:48am 28/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14886 posts
OH SNAP

http://i.imgur.com/llyn2FN.jpg

Yes ... that's a Thunderfury on the ground there.
05:01pm 28/03/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2262 posts
Yeah Life on Fury spent plus overpower with the rune to give fury per mob hit is f*****g op. add rend to that and Berserker and you roll s*** in no time.
06:42pm 28/03/14 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5914 posts
herballizard#6333 lvl 60 monk just started getting back into it
08:55pm 28/03/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2440 posts
Hoggie you lucky bastard!
12:50am 29/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14887 posts
Hoggie you lucky bastard!

hah not me

thats a screenshot of a HC guy dying right as TF dropped off what looks like Malthael ... is awks as :(
02:30am 29/03/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2441 posts
hah not me

thats a screenshot of a HC guy dying right as TF dropped off what looks like Malthael ... is awks as :(

Ooh ouch
09:55am 29/03/14 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4559 posts
I only just started playing again the other night, first game TF dropped for me :/
11:32am 29/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1599 posts
I only just started playing again the other night, first game TF dropped for me :/

F***.

--------

I've gone from 170k to about 350k unbuffed damage. All fire, so much better. Chasing crit change/damage now.

Still no greens, I've dropped about 8 legendary rings though, the first 2 being the best ones. :/
12:05pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11821 posts
Level 53 now on my Wizard, figured I'd level that class as its one I've wanted to play since launch thanks to its sparkly effects. Had some friends run me through Torment 6 with a new character starting it so the difficulty wasn't as high. Was actually the most fun I've had because of just how quickly everything levelled, the exploding effect was just going into overdrive.
12:21pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
3003 posts
trin#6987

Have one of each character all level 60 except for a 70 wiz and 70 crusader.
Main is my wizzard rest are all pretty s*** :)

add me
12:21pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14889 posts
updated to here
04:17pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Net
AusGamers Dev
Brisbane, Queensland
37 posts


<3 Carbot.
07:46pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Drummo
Melbourne, Victoria
207 posts
Staunch#1980

70 Barb HC only.
08:41pm 29/03/14 Permalink
Zoidberg
Brisbane, Queensland
113 posts
drzoid#1966

mainly playing my 70 wiz atm, have 60's of the others and leveling up a crusader
10:51pm 29/03/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5197 posts
My wizard is sitting at about 1.05m damage and 7m toughness. My Crusader is only at about 715k damage but from memory has about the same toughness. If I use... whatever that resistance law is it goes up to about 8.5m and i'm mostly in yellows on him. Nephalem Valor spec for crusaders is amazing for group play since you can run 3 stacks of it at all times. It's a huge dps boost i've found. My wizard has kind of been shoehorned into a fire spec since I found a Magefist and Cindercoat the same day. I'd prefer to go back to Arcane Torrent spec because of my Moonlight's amulet but I need better gear for that.
03:47am 30/03/14 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4560 posts
What's the general consensus on the crusader? Really enjoyable to play? I have yet to get RoS but the crusader looked like a lot of fun.
09:27am 30/03/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19462 posts
i started one last night she's like level 13 and has been really fun

i don't find really any of the other classes to play that fun apart from the witch doctor but the crusader is easily better for me than the rest
09:36am 30/03/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5198 posts
Crusader has really high burst, has great tank skills and can support real well. It is my second favourite class to play behind wizard. If you gear crusaders for burst (CH, CD and CDR) they can put out some crazy high chunks of damage while they have a number of skills to seriously reduce damage taken so you can turn yourself into a moving castle if you wanted.
03:33pm 30/03/14 Permalink
Mordecai
Victoria
1638 posts
If you go Crusader get the passive the allows you to use a two handed weapon in one hand. The downside to that passive is negligible.
04:03pm 30/03/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2442 posts
Hey DM, I switched my wiz from f.orb to meteor and even with 0 +fire or +meteor items it's waaaayyy better. The LoH procs a hell of a lot more - feels like oldschool lifesteal. Can't wait to switch up my gear to +fire. Also got myself a level 70 Tal's chest to complete a 4 piece (other pieces are 60 & 61)

check it out :) sucks that the armory doesn't show enchants though
My wiz armory
04:04pm 30/03/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7435 posts
omg that screenshot is f*****g brutal!!!!!!!
05:56pm 30/03/14 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
3005 posts
cant get a f*****g 1hand leg for my wizard... fk loot 2.0. so many s*** legendaries
06:26pm 30/03/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5199 posts
You lucky bugger Morax. ever since yesterday i've had terrible luck and only had like 4 drops, only 1 of which was any use to me. Yeah meteor hits pretty hard compared to F.Orb and it's even better when your fighting a really big chunky mob and switch to meteor shower since it can get hit more than once. Each one of those little baby meteors hits for about 3.5m for me and sometimes I can get up to 4 to land on 1 enemy so it's pretty great damage.

EDIT - Also My armory for those curious
07:24pm 30/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1601 posts
The effort for the weekend. Note the set bonuses, I has nothing on Saturday morning. The mats didn't really take that long to farm.

Got another pattern tonight to look into, the 4 set on it was pretty situational and not worth it though. Probably start T4 this week, T3 starting to get walked through.

http://i.imgur.com/rxpYtGh.png
11:49pm 30/03/14 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
1369 posts
What's the general consensus on the crusader? Really enjoyable to play? I have yet to get RoS but the crusader looked like a lot of fun.


I think the general consensus on the forums is that it's underpowered.

At the very least, it feels far slower than most other classes, esp when using 2h-er.

Having said that, I don't mind it. Though it's kind of annoying because to get a decent spec for torment 1, you can't really afford to have an escape ability and that can get you killed sometimes.

If you're looking for a DPS tank, don't bother, roll a barb. If you're looking for a class with lots of 20-30 second cooldowns for big numbers, he's your guy.
08:08am 31/03/14 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4561 posts
Also is having a lot of magic find still a thing?
08:43am 31/03/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1604 posts
Also is having a lot of magic find still a thing?

Not for legendary/set items, and you can only have a max of 300% of it IIRC. You can also only have 300% of Gold Find as well, but there is no cap on your experience gain stats.
09:21am 31/03/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14895 posts
Updated to here
05:48pm 31/03/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3839 posts
aragawn#1378

para 230
70 wiz
60 all other classes (except crusader, but ill roll one soon)

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12319691934

^ leg/set drop rate is increasing for torment 1-6 and from Kadala
06:02pm 31/03/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6381 posts
Guess I should probably put my name down;

Equivocator#1472

Lv70 Monk [382k Damage 7.5M Toughness]
Lv60 DH [Some stats not worth mentioning]

Also... Does anyone want to swap some Gems? I need moar Emeralds... loads more. I have Topaz and Amethyst out the wazoo though.
So much Amethyst, in fact, that I would be happy to do 2 for 1 swap with them, for Emerald.
10:56pm 31/03/14 Permalink
Viper119
Other International
2352 posts
My username is Viper119#2561

I was reading some D3 forums for some tips and have realised what a complete n00b I am.

Crusader has really high burst, has great tank skills and can support real well. It is my second favourite class to play behind wizard. If you gear crusaders for burst (CH, CD and CDR) they can put out some crazy high chunks of damage while they have a number of skills to seriously reduce damage taken so you can turn yourself into a moving castle if you wanted.


What is CH, CD and CDR?

Anyone got any cool crusader builds?

Seeing some of the mad items and builds on here is giving me the motivation I need to get stuck in, only got a lvl 25 crusader atm.
01:54am 01/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6382 posts
Crit Hit, Crit Damage, Cool Down Reduction. (I think)
09:54am 01/04/14 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
8415 posts
I've decided the coolest thing Blizzard could do for April Fools day is in both WoW and Diablo 3, drop a single set of legendary equipment for just one person on each server, so it's completely unique: Mk 42 Iron Man Suit. ;)
10:09am 01/04/14 Permalink
dewb
Brisbane, Queensland
4610 posts
Second change: We're significantly increasing the chance for an item purchased from Kadala to be a Legendary.


good.
10:34am 01/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4244 posts
So much luck in this thread.
#bitter
12:02pm 01/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2175 posts
I just want a thunderfury ffs blizzard#@!
12:10pm 01/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1611 posts
Diablo 3, drop a single set of legendary equipment for just one person on each server, so it's completely unique: Mk 42 Iron Man Suit. ;)

Or, drop a new set item (just one item of the set) which has some absolutely OP 2-set bonus. Have them freak out for a week trying to find the matching piece. Then change the item info to say April Fools.
03:44pm 01/04/14 Permalink
Drummo
Melbourne, Victoria
208 posts

My username is Viper119#2561
Anyone got any cool crusader builds?


I've been leveling one up, it's nearly 60. For the most part I've been running the following...

Justice - Crack on my left click
Blessed Hammer - the rune gives you a chance to spawn a new hammer on right click
Judgement with the 80% chance to crit rune
Jesus Beam (I can't remember the real name) with the rune that leaves a dot on the ground
The Aura (Law) that provides Resist all and the breaks CC on use rune.
The AOE charge up skill with the rune that sucks bad guys in.

Basically run around spamming Hammer, using Justice to regen some Wrath.

When you come on an elite pack, hit the charge up AOE to suck s*** in, then just before it goes off, use Judgement and Jesus beam.

This means Hammers + AOE + Jesus Beam are all hitting with an 80% crit chance on a pack of stationary mobs.

Here's the Link: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/crusader#UeRliT!YeW!ZbYZac

Swap Righteousness for Holy Strength if using a 2h

YMMV
04:34pm 01/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19467 posts
haha jesus beam

whenever i use it i think of the laser special weapon in command and conquer: generals
04:57pm 01/04/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5200 posts
This is the current build I'm using for my crusader. It's got an instant AoE, judgement for the root/80% crit rate, falling sword for escaping molten/frozen blasts as well as being a 2nd AoE and Ray of doom for added damage. Works quite well with my gear.

Mouse buttons - Smite: Shatter, Fist of the Heavens: Divine well
Number keys - Condemn: Unleashed, Judgement: Resolved, Falling Sword: Superheated, Heaven's Fury: Blessed Ground
Passives - Divine Fortress, Righteousness, Finery, Heavenly Strength.

Nephalem Valor builds are fantastic though for group play, in which case you simply change 1 of any skill to Laws of Valor: Answered Prayer, and at least 1 passive to Long Arm of the Law. This gives you 10 seconds on your law of orb dropping fun, which can be done every 45 seconds. If you also pick the Nephalem Majesty passive you have plenty of time to refresh before the buff runs out.

Oh and here is a rather tanky build which I tried out and while slower, I survived so much better in situations that would of otherwise killed me.

Mouse buttons - Punish: Roar, Shield Bash: Shattered Shield
Number Keys - Akarat's Champion: whatever you like here, but I chose Firestater, Shield Glare: Zealous Glare (epic with shield that turns it into a full AoE), Judgement: Resolved, Bombardment: Impactful Bombardment
Passives - Finery, Heavenly Strength, Hold your Ground, Renewal.

With that you are doing AoE damage every time you block, as well as healing yourself for like 12k and it's very easy to hit over 50% block rate. Get a good shield and you could hit 70%. Shield Bash was critting for me around 6.5m and if you want your champion to be more of a beast, then changing the rune to Prophet is recommended. I managed to hit 24.5m toughness with that active.
06:19pm 01/04/14 Permalink
Morax
Brisbane, Queensland
2443 posts
Farming for crafting mats is annoying as buggery! Just restarted the game about 100 times trying to find 1 of 4 unique mobs. Found one 5 times and 0 drops :(
08:02pm 01/04/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5201 posts
Just found a 3201.9 DPS 2h sword on my crusader. Epic find right there! Going to turn the LoH into a socket.

EDIT - And now Hallowed Protector's set. Kick ass shield for crusader too!
10:13pm 01/04/14 Permalink
Drummo
Melbourne, Victoria
209 posts
Just found a 3201.9 DPS 2h sword on my crusader. Epic find right there! Going to turn the LoH into a socket.

EDIT - And now Hallowed Protector's set. Kick ass shield for crusader too!



Don't craft the shield DM. Most (all?) The level 70 legendary / set shield are rolling level 60 block values.

You'll get 6k damage blocked instead of 20k - 30k.
06:48am 02/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4245 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deeper-6707/hero/1169956

Mostly been playing my wizard but have 70 crusader/barb/DH also. Still running a few 60 pieces on wizard - one for APOC, the other three cause I have not found anything better damage still and I don't care about more toughness for damage loss in torment1.

1million+ dmg
4million+ tough
+65%+ crit hit chance
+400%+ crit damage
+31% arcane skill dmg
+36% disintegrate dmg
+14 apoc (10 helm, 4 offhand)

Disintegrate all day long.

I have a 6% crit 600+ int 14% disintegrate dmg and vitality helmet I could run but bleh at primary attacks. Planning on switching helms once I get the Tal Rashas Arcane Power Regen 3set bonus (only got a s***** dmg roll offhand from it so far).
05:59pm 02/04/14 Permalink
Protius
Brisbane, Queensland
4562 posts
Oh also, Protius#1727 is me :D
07:33pm 03/04/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4060 posts
Yay finally hit 70. Started doing Torment1 and trying to gear up all over again. Still waiting on phat lewtz to drop.
10:06am 04/04/14 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5915 posts
Been leveling up my monk slowly finally hit level 70 the other night with 7 or 8 para

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/herballizard-6333/hero/22385874
09:53pm 05/04/14 Permalink
flatbeat
Brisbane, Queensland
624 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/flatbeat-1210/hero/869189

flatbeat#1210

Recently been farming tor 3 a fair bit in pubs but down for anything - Add me :D
08:52am 06/04/14 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
1373 posts
I just want a thunderfury ffs blizzard#@!


I had one drop, was so excited! Then I remembered that I was level 58...

Having said that, it's still in my barb's offhand at 70 and it's pumping out 1.5 million lightning chains so often that it's insane. Can't wait to get a lev 70 version!
09:48am 06/04/14 Permalink
flatbeat
Brisbane, Queensland
625 posts

Is there a QGL or Ausgamers clan started? If not should there be?
10:09am 06/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1643 posts
Is there a QGL or Ausgamers clan started? If not should there be?
.
Do a search for Ausgamers in both US and SEA sections. Should be able to find it.
10:18am 06/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14904 posts
http://www.ausforums.com/images/icon12.gif
Is there a QGL or Ausgamers clan started? If not should there be?

There is one but its essentially empty. Can hook u up with a clan if needed, have a few QGL refugees :)
11:32am 06/04/14 Permalink
Trin
Brisbane, Queensland
3006 posts
Yeah the ausgamers clan had like 13 members last time I checked :|
06:11am 07/04/14 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15438 posts
Go Blizzard, my account was hacked back in 2012. I just decided to reclaim it yesterday. Sent in a ticket and a day later, restored. Nice.
07:31am 07/04/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
11879 posts
More people need to join! Anyone can invite and its a public clan so go nuts.
08:49am 07/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1650 posts
4 Piece Immortal Kings.

I like the 4 set bonus - with fury gen rune it's the most OP thing in the game. I don't even use a fury builder anymore.
09:02am 07/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4247 posts
crazy luck ph33x having 4pc already, nice one
09:11am 07/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4248 posts
Update to Wizard (self buffed):
1.3 million damage
5 million tough
66.7% crit chance
425% crit damage
10 apoc
925+ resist all
31% arcane damage
49% disintegrate damage (can run 63% instead of 10 apoc but no thanks)

Nothing special item-wise really though, no set bonuses or special legendary abilities etc. Been enjoying playing a really simple build with it.
10:47am 07/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14905 posts
wtf 4 piece IK already, crazy

1 piece Zuni so far :(
01:36pm 07/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1655 posts
Well it's technically 3 piece, but I have a set bonus ring. It's a cool setup, but I had a 3pc of one set and a 4pc of another set which were both ruined to get IK onto the toon. Still rolling on craft s*** to fix it all back up. Best part was when I looted my last piece in front of a guy who's been getting uber s*** luck. Not sure if his raging was better than the actual loot.

We'll all get there, but lately I've seen everyone (well, a good 80%) on my friends list spending more time working on alts and idling about than sticking their heads down. I've done about 50-60 hours in the past 7 days alone on the one toon. Anyone who's played a whirlwind barbarian for a long amount of time should understand the pain. Had to triple the mouse sensitivity and rest my wrist on a few teatowels for the past few days. #thosegamerproblems.

It's ok though, when I see the look on my physio's face when I tell her I have 4pc IK..
03:02pm 07/04/14 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5202 posts
Changed to a Witch Doctor as my main. Found Mask of Jeram with 97% pet damage on it. Trying to get Tasker and Theos for the attack speed since I am going for a Fetish build. WD is sitting at 1m damage and 8.7m toughness with about 50% fire damage as well. Fetishes hit from 2.3 - 3.5m each hit haha. Also have a Thing of the Deep, so my Grave Injustice has a 40 yard range on it. In a big enough group I can cut my slam dance/fetish army in half before they wear off.
06:18pm 07/04/14 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
11533 posts
That's nothing you guys.

My level 27 female barb has a full set of rares with 1343 armour. She has a "Scout's Spur" rare dagger that does 79.5dps for a total of 534.94dps. Her damage increased by strength is 547%.
She also has an "Iron Amulet of Slaughter" that increases critical hit chance by 1.5% and gives +25 life after each kill.

I've played her for eight hours and 41 minutes.
06:32pm 07/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6388 posts
http://i.imgur.com/F7Pci5m.png

My Current Weapons. Only 480k Damage but with +57% to Lightning Skills, +28% to Fists of Thunder and +25% to sweeping wind I seem to get some decent-ish damage.
08:16am 08/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1659 posts
Fat.
09:08am 08/04/14 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
15444 posts
The Diablo series: Secretly teaching kids algebra since 1996.


Seriously though, there are so many computer games that would serve excellent bases to teach low grade (and even some higher grade) maths.

Who wants to know learn how fast a train is traveling, when instead they could figure out the better setup for a Barbarian!
09:18am 08/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2177 posts
Got some mad loots last night. Crazy how in 1 session so much can drop and before that I was getting f*** all.

Changed monk to fire and now running +71% fire damage. Really fun.
09:21am 08/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4249 posts
Time to get a Maximus and Cindercoat to drop to add to that setup Kappa :)

Regarding play time, I have been playing 7-12 hours a day since the patch came out. I went from being 2 weeks ahead to 1 week behind in my assignments ><

Ahh Diabz, I'm hooked.

last edited by deeper at 09:56:50 09/Apr/14
09:53am 09/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1669 posts
The Diablo series: Secretly teaching kids algebra since 1996.


Seriously though, there are so many computer games that would serve excellent bases to teach low grade (and even some higher grade) maths.

Who wants to know learn how fast a train is traveling, when instead they could figure out the better setup for a Barbarian!

I think the maths behind WoW is far more complex at the high end of things. Well, it was when the game was complex. I spat my coffee when I came back after time off during Cata and pressed N.
10:22am 09/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2179 posts
Time to get a Maximus and Cindercoat to drop to add to that setup Kappa :)

I know right :(

Edit: My mistake. Forgotten soul drop rate was not increased:

We increased the drop rate of unique Legendary crafting materials to be equal to the drop rates of Death's Breath, but the drop rate for Forgotten Souls was not increased since they are a general Legendary crafting material. The unique Legendary crafting materials will still be rarer than Death's Breath, though, since they only drop off of specific monsters.
11:35am 09/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4250 posts
Yeah forgotten souls are the things slowing up my progression the most (and gold), so I am pleased by the change.

Scored a pretty sweet ring on my monk yesterday - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deeper-6707/hero/1165358

Going okay for two sessions of play (found some gear for it while playing my wizard so much too).

last edited by deeper at 11:49:23 09/Apr/14
11:47am 09/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1671 posts
Not sure if already posted. A few hotfixes went over over last week which included:

1: Higher (not specified) chance of legendaries from Torment 1-6 runs.
2: Higher (not specified) chance of legendaries from the Blood Shard chick.
3: Higher (25%) chance of legendaries from Rift runs.
4: Fixed issue where you could open horadric caches on T6 and get higher chances, even if you looted it on Normal.

A tip for getting faster rift tokens (they'll probably fix this) - Run a public Normal game and split farm all the acts (or at least acts 1-4). No faster way to farm rift coins. If you don't believe me - try it. Everyone split farms by default, you shouldn't even have to message the party at anytime.
12:06pm 09/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14956 posts
Split farming is really lame though, I welcome its nerfing with open arms. Any multiplayer game mode where the most efficient path is to solo is clearly broken and needs to be fixed.

Also

F*** CHILTARA

06:11pm 12/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19505 posts
2: Higher (not specified) chance of legendaries from the Blood Shard chick.


she has gone from giving 1/15th of f*** all legendaries to 2/15th of f*** all legendaries

useless slut
11:35pm 12/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1710 posts
Got into a group last night on T3 that was dropping the rift guardian in about 5 seconds flat. It was a glorious wall of death from one end of the instance to the other.. During that time I got matching set mighty weapons, 2 set plans, and a s*** load of legendaries.
10:05am 13/04/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2587 posts
Blood shard chick gave me a Thunderfury 2200DPS, 600 int, 600 vit and a socket.
near perfect stats so I just have to work out what hero I want it for an reroll the int if required.
04:53pm 13/04/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2271 posts
Just lost my 52 hc wd due to the missus randomly restarting the router because her wifi wasn't working. log back in I'm dead. much shouting ensued :(
08:34pm 13/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1720 posts
Blood shard chick gave me a Thunderfury 2200DPS, 600 int, 600 vit and a socket.
near perfect stats so I just have to work out what hero I want it for an reroll the int if required.

F***en aye! :D

Just lost my 52 hc wd due to the missus randomly restarting the router because her wifi wasn't working. log back in I'm dead. much shouting ensued :(

F***en aye? :(
09:35pm 13/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3841 posts

hit para 250 on the weekend.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/aragawn-1378/hero/867849



also made a level 70 HF ring and was disappointed, it is on arameow's templar if you want to check it out
11:42am 14/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4251 posts
Hit 232 last night I think. I was 53 when patch 2.0 came out. Pretty happy with how fast the paragon levels move, keeps things a bit more interesting.

Nice neck ara

last edited by deeper at 11:51:06 14/Apr/14
11:48am 14/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14960 posts
Played until way too late last night, like I'm a goddamn Uni student again. There's a whole bunch of little reasons why but post-RoS it can't be denied that for lots of people d3 has that endless click click addiction we expect from Diablo that it lacked in Vanilla.

On the upside, went from 430 to 840k dmg in a single sitting, so that was nice. 3 piece Zuni acquired, kind of. Look at this S***

http://i.imgur.com/bjmcJy8.png

It arrived with 6% resource redux :(

Will do for set filler once the 4 set bonus is available but I'll be needing more Zuni to fix this properly... Took 5 enchants (flawless imperial emerald each time!) to get it to there. I'm done with the piece of s*** :p
12:18pm 14/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1728 posts
Thats cool. Is Fetish Army like my CotA? Because having CotA up 24/7 is f*****g glorious. I'm still working out the best spec I can make because my fury gen is stupidly high. Figured if it's always capped at max, then I could get more dps out of it.

Personally, I picked up a mighty wep which was part of a 2 wep set, then got the other wep less than 30 minutes later haha.

Also got the complete rift in 5 minutes achieve. There is a 2 minute one, but the best we could do was 2:40. So f*****g hard, gonna have to cheat it.

Do you have a set bonus ring? Wear 3 pieces for 4 piece bonus.
12:40pm 14/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19511 posts
omg did you find a 3rd piece hoggy

i'm assuming you never found the other ring you were after for the set bonus

yeha pheex it is pretty much the same as CotA and it would be just as glorious
01:02pm 14/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2185 posts
I'm still looking for magefist and cindercoat :( Fkn RNG

And if they drop me anymore 2H's I'm going to flip it.
01:19pm 14/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14961 posts
omg did you find a 3rd piece hoggy

i'm assuming you never found the other ring you were after for the set bonus
http://i.imgur.com/dUWjDLB.jpg
Its everything we expected it to be dude, s*** is seriously f***ed up.
05:21pm 14/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1732 posts
Ok so I've asked a few people and nobody can give a solid answer.

Riddle me this: Weapon Damage (+1000-1100 Poison Damage, +1000-1100 Fire Damage, etc)

Let's say I have a weapon with +1000 Fire Damage, and I use fire spells. Will I do the same effective damage if I were to use the same fire spell, but instead I am holding a +1000 Poison Damage weapon?

I'm thinking yes, but I've also seen reference to people wanting 'black damage' weapons - but I'm not sure if that means +1000 damage, or +10% Damage.
05:55pm 14/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2186 posts
Got this tonight. Very happy. Elite damage up to +35% now.

http://i.imgur.com/DUR8r5j.jpg
10:52pm 14/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14963 posts
Ph33x I think black damage has been fixed / removed for modern drops?
08:01am 15/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1735 posts
Ph33x I think black damage has been fixed / removed for modern drops?

Yeah but that doesn't help me as I'm still confused on why each weapon has +Fire, or +Poison. Some say it has to do with when you use the weapon, but what about classes like Wizards?

Hard to find info because of how short a time it's been for RoS, lots of doco's are still pre 2.0
08:38am 15/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14964 posts
OK consensus here seems to be that these days it matters because 'physical' skills are converted to your weapon's elemental damage type - possibly only if you use the weapon's animation for the skill:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11914142180

But if a Physical skill is converted to cold by a skill rune, then its no longer going to roll as fire with a fire weapon, instead the skill's damage type.
09:23am 15/04/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4061 posts
And still no Zuni set pieces for me. I think I need a monster session of doing rifts. Would kill for full zuni set with thing of the deep.
10:38am 15/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4207 posts
Some say it has to do with when you use the weapon, but what about classes like Wizards?
On Wizard weapon damage works with the Elemental Exposure passive, otherwise it makes no difference.

AFAIK the black damage bug has not been fixed.
10:51am 15/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14967 posts
AFAIK the black damage bug has not been fixed.

Its my understanding that it was fixed with loot 2.0, they didn't want to f*** with the pre-2.0 economy and cause chaos with weapon values.

Lots of blue posts about it being sorted for 2.0 but I can't find anything definitive about it.
11:00am 15/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1737 posts
I also heard that it wasn't fixed 'yet' - But I don't even know what it means anyways! :D
11:02am 15/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4208 posts
Your weapon might roll affixes:
1200-1600 Damage
+ 1100-1400 Lightning Damage
+ 10% Damage
+ etc

Or it might roll:
1200-1600 Damage
+ 1100-1400 Damage
+ 10% Damage

Normally, the element of bonus damage doesnt make any difference. However the second weapon is better than the first, because the 10% Damage increase only applies to the "1100-1400 Damage" affix (so called black damage), not the "1100-1400 Lightning Damage".

So currently, a weapon with black damage is better than one with elemental damage if it has a +%Damage affix. Its assumed (confirmed?) that this was not intended by blizzard.
12:22pm 15/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14968 posts
So currently, a weapon with black damage is better than one with elemental damage if it has a +%Damage affix. Its assumed (confirmed?) that this was not intended by blizzard.

Read somewhere that the 'fix' without nerfing old drops was to just stop dropping weapons that have a flat +% dmg affix in Ros / 2.0.

I don't have any in my bags, and don't specifically recall seeing one recently. None of my friends I can see quickly have the affix on their weapons; do they still drop?
01:21pm 15/04/14 Permalink
sikdm
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
19 posts

hadnt played in quite a while until about 2 ish weeks ago. went from 55 to 70 pretty quick with some friends. much more fun than i remember when it first came out!

McShizzle#1402

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/McShizzle-1402/hero/45131258



some of the heroes are from one of my kids. bit of a curly one when i had to explain my crusaders name to him...
04:59pm 15/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6390 posts
Another 300 Blood Shards (BS) down. BS is right. Bulls***, that's what that is.

All spent on Bracers; One Legendary which was f*****g worse, in every way, than my current yellow...
07:51pm 15/04/14 Permalink
reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5442 posts
I just want some Ice Climbers, I've probably spent about 3000 shards on boots with no luck. Got 3 pairs of Boj's, 3 pairs of leap socks and a few other random ones though. I guess it's always good to have spare pairs of socks!
08:22pm 15/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19520 posts
attempting to farm act 1 for the ring that lowers the number of items required in a set to get the bonus, apparently i can be farmed doing act 1 bounties

feels like it's going to take forever
09:16pm 15/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1743 posts
Probably worth mentioning for anyone who didn't know already. You can pass legendaries and set items around the group and everyone can unlock the transmog. Maybe not a good idea in pub runs, but in private matches certainly worth it.

Doesn't affect me so much, I've gone with the povo look.
http://i.imgur.com/g3kASfu.png
10:53pm 15/04/14 Permalink
Viper119
Other International
2371 posts

Manz where are you guys finding some of these items!? Looks schwwweeeeeeet.

I'm up to level 54 now, just started in Act 5, kicking it in Westmarch.

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Viper119-2561/hero/39561222


04:23am 16/04/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4062 posts
got my first piece of Zuni last night after a pretty long session.

Annoying that I got two legendary drops on my WD and one had Str and the other had Dex. What are the chances of just rolling a stat completely different to your main stat?
12:30pm 16/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13504 posts
that sucks
I can't actually recall that happening to me yet, so the chances seem really low to me
02:03pm 16/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19521 posts
shad what piece did you find?
02:14pm 16/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14980 posts

Chest looks like: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/shadjor-1527/hero/8039915

Annoying that I got two legendary drops on my WD and one had Str and the other had Dex. What are the chances of just rolling a stat completely different to your main stat?

Smart Drops are a relatively high chance but not guaranteed. I've had a few out of the legos I've seen drop, but the vast majority were smart drops.


02:52pm 16/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1748 posts
Yeah pretty rare. They fixed most of that in loot 2.0
03:03pm 16/04/14 Permalink
predat0r
Brisbane, Queensland
431 posts
Anyone playing hc here?

predat0r#2569
52 Crusader
60 Monk
70 Wiz, WD & DH
06:47pm 16/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14981 posts
I have a level 9 HC WD :P
09:49pm 16/04/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2272 posts
Ya I'm playing hc, leveling my new wd atm so a while before I hit 70.
having said that, I've smashed through to 40 in the last 2 days so..
10:53pm 16/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4252 posts
Jim: do you have a seperate battle.net account for d3 and WoW? Can't say I've seen you online.
09:09am 17/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4253 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deeper-6707/hero/1169956

Updates, got my cains 2pc for 8% attack speed and my 30% resource reduction cost helm (took a lot of caches). Picked up some Nemesis bracers etc.

Not sure why but my gloves are bugged on that page - they are actually 608 int, 10% crit, 6% attack speed, 50% crit damage.

Still can't afford decent gems.

Sitting on 63% disintegrate and 40% arcane damage now though, pretty neat combined with 60% crit chance and 489% crit damage.

Been having a blast playing my 2h maximus fire specced witch doctor too :)
09:15am 17/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3842 posts

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/aragawn-1378/hero/867849

got 2 bits of talrashi last night, minutes apart, then proceeded to get all the leg drops all night including another set item. even got 3 legs from 12 buys from kadala.

was a crazy lucky night.
09:16am 17/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3843 posts

Sitting on 63% disintegrate and 40% arcane damage now though, pretty neat combined with 60% crit chance and 489% crit damage.


if you adjust your paragon points to make CC to CD close to 1:10 you will get a bit of a dmg boost.

you might prefer CC so you get APOC though.
09:54am 17/04/14 Permalink
Solarus
Rockhampton, Queensland
15 posts
Heya all,

Willing to run with anyone being only new to the game, can solo T1 rifts providing i be carefull.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Regorlan-1440/hero/44871693

let me know :D

BT Regorlan#1440



last edited by Sparky at 10:45:38 17/Apr/14
10:41am 17/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1754 posts
^ Throw in your Battletag info so it can be added to the first post. Check out the first post if you haven't already.
10:42am 17/04/14 Permalink
Solarus
Rockhampton, Queensland
16 posts
looking at everyone's profiles, i must be doing something wrong >_<

so much green >_<

im assuming a crusader doesn't have a high damage compared to a wizard ?
11:05am 17/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13505 posts
^ that's putting it lightly :/

deeper: nah same old account, but I play on EU
11:12am 17/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3851 posts

im assuming a crusader doesn't have a high damage compared to a wizard ?


i have a mate with a high DPS crusader.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/OLBChief-6136/hero/44561433
11:17am 17/04/14 Permalink
Solarus
Rockhampton, Queensland
17 posts
Era,

that's pretty impressive for a crusader.

hmm, do the greens drop more in the higher tier or is it just luck ?
11:25am 17/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4254 posts
if you adjust your paragon points to make CC to CD close to 1:10 you will get a bit of a dmg boost. you might prefer CC so you get APOC though.


Cheers for the tip, currently I am not running APOC so I stacked my paragon points into crit damage (Only have like 1.2% crit chance from paragon atm) and saw a damage boost.

When you say 1:10 are you referring to paragon point allocation? Or are you meaning 40% crit chance to 400% crit damage on paper as the 1:10?

I am currently paragon 249. Running the 5% crit chance energy armor and gear basically gives me 60%ish crit chance.

PS: jealous your mate was loaded enough to afford top tier gems ><

last edited by deeper at 11:29:23 17/Apr/14
11:25am 17/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3852 posts
brown/green legendaries drop more at higher tiers.
11:25am 17/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3853 posts


Cheers for the tip, currently I am not running APOC so I stacked my paragon points into crit damage (Only have like 1.2% crit chance from paragon atm) and saw a damage boost.

When you say 1:10 are you referring to paragon point allocation? Or are you meaning 40% crit chance to 400% crit damage on paper as the 1:10?

I am currently paragon 249. Running the 5% crit chance energy armor and gear basically gives me 60%ish crit chance.


yeah, so 500% crit dmg and 50% crit rate. or 400% : 40% etc in your overall stats. you can't change your gear as easy as you can your paragon points so you tune your paragon points to get it as close to 10:1 as possible. makes a difference.
11:27am 17/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4255 posts
Yeah I can't change it - I could lose 5% crit by dropping energy armor or changing the rune but that's about it.

Right now I have full crit damage from paragon and like 1.2% (or something) chance from paragon. I guess I could move those points into crit chance across to attack speed instead?

That would sit me at like 50% crit chance 483% crit damage or something.

Is it that much of a boost to lose 10% crit chance to even it out? Doesn't seem to make much sense :|
11:32am 17/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13506 posts




i have a mate with a high DPS crusader.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/OLBChief-6136/hero/44561433


my crusader dps is slightly higher than his ^ but feels comparatively sluggish compared to my wizard, or at least up to the point where my crusader hadn't yet surpassed the wizard. I basically dinged 70 on the wizard and let it rot after starting the crusader so it only has 250k dps or something - but felt like it killed things a s***load faster than my crusader did at ~250k dps
11:36am 17/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1755 posts
Legendary Drop Rate Bonuses

Legendary items have a base drop rate which varies greatly between different types of enemies, objects, and clickables. All of those drop rates are boosted by higher difficulty levels, with a special bonus kicking in once players reach Torment 1. There are also numerous set and legendary items that can only drop on Torment 1 and higher, at level 70.

Normal: 0% Legendary drop bonus, 25% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Hard: 0% Legendary drop bonus, 25% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Expert: 0% Legendary drop bonus, 25% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Master: 0% Legendary drop bonus, 25% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 1: +15% Legendary drop bonus, +44% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 2: +32% Legendary drop bonus, +65% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 3: +52% Legendary drop bonus, +90% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 4: +75% Legendary drop bonus, +119% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 5: +101% Legendary drop bonus, +151% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.
Torment 6: +131% Legendary drop bonus, +189% bonus in Nephalem Rifts.

---

I don't believe this includes recent buffs to rifts.
11:41am 17/04/14 Permalink
Solarus
Rockhampton, Queensland
18 posts
Cheers for that ph33x,

ill jump on tonight about 6 and see if anyone's free to smash some stuff out.

:D
11:57am 17/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4209 posts
Is it that much of a boost to lose 10% crit chance to even it out? Doesn't seem to make much sense :|
No, its more that if you could give up 5% to gain 50% CHD than you should. ie.

50% CHC 500% CHD > 60% CHC 400% CHD > 50% CHC 400% CHD .

The maths is simple to see:
50% CHC 500% CHD = 0.5 x 5.00 = 2.5
60% CHC 400% CHD = 0.6 x 4.00 = 2.4
50% CHC 400% CHD = 0.5 x 4.00 = 2.0

So you can see that the 10:1 ratio gives better result, if you are in the position to exchange 10% CHC for 100% CHD.

tldr; Generally CHD is a bit harder to get than CHC, so you should put all your paragon into CHD
12:17pm 17/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6391 posts
I was really ment to be packing for Moreton... but I figured I could squeeze in a little before I left.
F*****g glad I did! First sen item, then not 20min later another set item, both pants though... but still ok. Not too long after I also got those Gold = XP bracers too. Sweet day.

Now I get to start the weekend camping/diving/drinking in an already happy mood :)

http://i.imgur.com/XboEPJH.png
03:16pm 17/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1759 posts
Yeah I feel in the long-long term it's got to do with Paragon points. Assuming you're Paragon 800, you have like 3-4 pieces of extra gear worth of hard stats alone. So no matter how good/bad you are geared right now, if you were Paragon 400+ you'd see a marked difference.

Due to this, I'm comfortably doing T3 without worrying about T4+ and carrying as much bonus XP gear as I can, including a helm gem. In a 4 man T3 group I sit at about 890% bonus XP. When the community buff was up, I was seeing over 1100% bonus.
04:01pm 17/04/14 Permalink
Lynx
Brisbane, Queensland
2112 posts
Update: Paragon 66

Wiz: Lv 70 Torment II
DH: Lv 70 Master
Barb:Lv 61 Expert
WD: Lv 43 Expert
Monk:Lv 38 Hard
Crus:Lv 21 Expert

Wiz is getting pretty nicely geared.
04:51pm 17/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2189 posts
Finally got my magefist. Worth the wait.

http://i.imgur.com/bdEX1c2.png
11:34pm 17/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14982 posts
Ummm .. WTF just happened!

http://i.imgur.com/bpJvSal.png
12:10am 18/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4256 posts
http://imgur.com/5WIVuLL

Probs the best item I have as far as something I will likely use until the next expansion. Running it on my monk.
09:27am 22/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13512 posts
like
10:18am 22/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1769 posts
You can begin drooling.....


...NOW!
http://i.imgur.com/vJfGO4x.png
10:44am 22/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4257 posts
That one is much better than mine :P
20% arcane (rolled it first go, which was awesome)
5% attack speed
25% damage to elites
440 intel
10:48am 22/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1771 posts
Mmm nothing like getting a good roll and saving a ton of cash. I have a helm that's up to 1.6 million per attempt and I still can't get a socket on it. :(

I got 3 sockets in Cindercoat after 3 rolls. Not the best, but certainly not complaining there. :)
10:51am 22/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2190 posts
Nice SoJ there.

I'd love a cindercoat but kadala is being a right c#@t ... as usual.

Hoggy with the TF! Very jelly. A mate and I have played a fair bit since Ros launch and neither of us have found a TF or SoH.
12:14pm 22/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13513 posts
I have two tf's sitting in the stash, seem pretty useless for crusader
12:41pm 22/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19531 posts
i have spent over a week trying to get the royal ring in the act 1 bounty caches and just can't seem to get it

i played for a while sunday night and then did 5 cahces both with my brother and he found the ring twice in that time - and he already has the ring

given up for the time being, it's doing my head in so i changed to my crusader for a while to remind me that the game is actually fun
01:04pm 22/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4210 posts
paveway, similar sort of story here. I try and alternate Act 1 , Rift, act 1, rift to avoid getting bored; but royal ring is nowhere to be found so far.
01:37pm 22/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19532 posts
i've been powering through in normal just to get as many caches done as possibly, at one point i had 2 other people helping me by splitting up smashing bounties

i've alternated between saving up like 10 or 15 at a time and opening all of them at once and just opening them as i go, not that that makes any difference but you feel like you're a better chance opening up 15 caches at once haha
02:18pm 22/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1773 posts
Pave, have you tried joining a public normal game? Everyone in pub normal just split farms each act so you end up with 4 caches in about the same time you actually earned yourself one. Just means while you're giving yourself the same chance, you're also giving yourself much more rift frags etc etc. I love opening tons of caches at once. There is a youtube clip where someone had a full stash (all pages) and inv of caches and opened them all. A tad laggy.. Would have lol'd if he disconnected.

I'm after a TF. :<

I'd love a cindercoat but kadala is being a right c#@t ... as usual.

I spend about 1700 shards then I got one with only 15% fire and other crap rolls. I gemmed it out - then picked up another in a rift about 20 minutes later. I haven't regemmed it yet as I suspect Blizzard is trolling me. :(

#firstworldd3gearingproblems
02:43pm 22/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19533 posts
yeah i might give that a go

i was playing sunday night with my brother + another guy and splitting the bounties and smashing them pretty fast

4 in a game would be good

/wrists
05:33pm 22/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1779 posts
05:41pm 22/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4211 posts
We've been split farming a bit just in Torment 1, Act 1 (one bounty each). Unfortunately the cache drop rate is apparently not affected by difficulty, but it at least still gives the occasional leg drop from mobs.
08:40am 23/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1781 posts
Unfortunately the cache drop rate is apparently not affected by difficulty

It should be. You might be mistaken for a recent patch note which now prevents people from opening 'Normal Caches' in a T6 run and getting T6 rolls on the items. The drop rate of a bag is set to the difficulty you picked the cache up from. The good news is you still have a chance, I've had a few legs drop in normal.

Still, with the 100% leg buff to rifts, you only want to be doing those when it comes to gearing - and the fastest way to get rift tokens is through normal mode (unless you have 3 mates and you priv T1, which is still fast + gives more xp)

Is it the Royal Ring everyone is trying to farm? This should also drop in rifts, and should also be randomly purchasable from shard chick.
08:49am 23/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4212 posts

It should be
I certainly could be wrong, but from what I've read caches are the one thing in the game that are not affected by difficulty (other than the chance to have imperial gem).

For example this very useful infographic: http://i.imgur.com/VZ7h8Dr.png

"Horadric cache drops: not affected by difficulty, bounty exclusive legendaries"

The good news is you still have a chance
What I'm getting at is (my understanding is) the chance of the cache containing royal ring is exactly the same on normal as it is on torment 6. I've seen an estimate that the "will contain legendary" chance on horadric cache is somewhere around 10% , which feels about right from my experience.

I think the reason behind the difficulty making no difference is its supposed to make it possible for ungeared characters to get some initial legendarys; its just unfortunate that a highly sort after legendary is exclusive to horadric cache

Is it the Royal Ring everyone is trying to farm? This should also drop in rifts, and should also be randomly purchasable from shard chick.
Yes its http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ring-of-royal-grandeur-3qRFop . Far as I know its exclusive to caches; even if its not the only effective way to farm it is doing the act 1 bounty. http://www.diablohub.com/database/sorting/bounty-bags has a list of everything in bounty bags.
09:50am 23/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1782 posts
Ah, the patch note was this:

Bounty bags now properly ignore Difficulty setting when opened. You can no longer get Imperial Gems or increased gold by opening them on a higher difficulty.

So you're right. Ultimately this is even better news, and the only reason you'd want to farm anything but normal mode public games is to get higher xp. If it's only gear, farm the act but help the others finish the other 3 acts, so you end up with 4x caches instead of 1x. This doesn't help for the ring, but once you're done farming bounties for gear, you'll only spend your life doing rift runs, or otherwise farming mats. - I know I'd rather 8x rift frags instead of 2x in 'about' the same amount of time spent. ;)
11:53am 23/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19535 posts
I've seen an estimate that the "will contain legendary" chance on horadric cache is somewhere around 10% , which feels about right from my experience.


certainly not in my experience so far

i don't even know how many caches i've done and i've found 3 legendary items, one of those being a plan and the other 2 were the scepter and the bracers
01:08pm 23/04/14 Permalink
Jayman
Brisbane, Queensland
886 posts
I've had class set pants from a T1 bounty before.
03:44pm 23/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1793 posts
11:46am 25/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19547 posts
is that the bovine bardiche ?
12:59pm 25/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1795 posts
The weapon mogs? Bul-Kathos Solemn Vow. I have it's matching set as well, my current weps. I think there is another wep that looks the same though.

Still no TF. :
01:36pm 25/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6394 posts
Another ~300 Blood Shards well spent...

http://i.imgur.com/lm5joND.png
08:41pm 26/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3860 posts

scooter, that sucks.

that said, i got 3 leg belts off her the other day after a rift (so from 60 shards/12 buys) 1 of them was the witching hour i'm wearing now.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/aragawn-1378/hero/867849


03:49am 27/04/14 Permalink
Viper119
Other International
2378 posts
By the beard of Zeus!! Where did you find that sword Hogfather!?
04:48am 27/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13517 posts
06:53am 27/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1799 posts
4 piece Earth set + Lut Boots. As a result I can leap once every approx. 2.6 seconds. Every time I land I automatically pull all units in and drop a 4500% Fire Earthquake (normally a 60s CD) under me for a duration of 8 seconds. That's 3 overlapped Earthquakes at once.

It is gloriously good.

Still no tf but.
10:47am 27/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6395 posts
11:10am 27/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15016 posts
By the beard of Zeus!! Where did you find that sword Hogfather!?

TF is a random drop, just bash s*** enough and you'll get one ;)
11:47am 27/04/14 Permalink
Raisty
Brisbane, Queensland
246 posts
Oops didnt realise I missed posting my bnet tag in this thread : Raistafke#6456

Everyone, but Paveway especially will be glad to know theyre updating caches to use the droprates for the difficulty they were obtained in, and adding Torment only items to the drop table. Should make farming rings much easier.

The horde of animals DH build is quite enjoyable, can currently let my pet horde clear t4 for me :)
11:57am 27/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4213 posts
Got my royal ring yesterday after completing about 60 bounties, public game on normal split farm act1 . Glad I wont have to do that again for a while, although it is a good way to get plenty of rift shards.
02:01pm 27/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4258 posts
Nathan: I have done 737 act1 caches and still have no ring on my wizard.

Was just telling a friend about ideally getting Tal'Rashas belt for 3pc and running the ring to get 4set. 5 minutes later the belt drops for him and rolls almost perfectly - just to rub it in my face.

Feeling pretty burnt out watching everyone else get more geared when I am playing 3-4 times as many hours. Ahh Diablo, the game of luck.

Haven't seen an upgrade in about 1.5 weeks - no progression = no fun.

Taking a week off for assignments, f*** Diablo! :P
02:30pm 27/04/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2591 posts
02:55pm 27/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3861 posts

You're all doing it wrong.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Dodgymon-1107/hero/32746703


haha hardcore, the only place amethyst are used.
06:39pm 27/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3862 posts
I'm after Thundergods Vigor


that was one of the other 3 i got, i DE'ed it for the soul. the last one was angle hair whatever.
06:40pm 27/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15017 posts
haha hardcore, the only place amethyst are used.

haha truth
06:53pm 27/04/14 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5920 posts
I got a drop the other night of the devil tongue

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/herballizard-6333/hero/22385874
08:32pm 27/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15018 posts
Crazy good DPS on that ...

Have 2 pieces of Jade Harvester's now (and had 3x dupes of Zunimassa, wtf!).

Played with a dude last night with the 6 piece JH bonus, was crazy good.
08:34pm 27/04/14 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5921 posts
Currently farming rubies like a mad c*** hoping to hit 3k dps with it
08:38pm 27/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19561 posts
Is it like D2 in regards to set items as in 1 item in the set is more rare than the rest of the set?
09:08pm 27/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4214 posts
Nathan: I have done 737 act1 caches and still have no ring on my wizard.
Ouch, that sucks.

If it makes you feel any better I've been chasing a mirrorball for what seems like forever now, every shard goes into sources. I've probably got about 20 legendary sources so far, none of them mirrorball. Meanwhile ara tells me he's gotten five or six from kadala :/
10:14am 28/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4259 posts
Took me over 6000 shards to get a 2 missile mirrorball, but the one I got rolled pretty decent so I was happy about that at least. Had probably 3x 1 missile versions in 6k+ spend.
10:47am 28/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19564 posts
opened another 20 caches yesterday, no leg's at all

i can't believe how many i've opened over the last 2 weeks now to only get 2 legs total + 1 leg plan
11:01am 28/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4260 posts
Got lucky with a 3/16 after a farm sesh the other day - but no ring.

3 souls is 3 souls though!
11:22am 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1806 posts
Now that I'm trying to mix IK and Earth sets, this will take 6 months worth of luck.
11:29am 28/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2191 posts
I'm waiting until they buff the leg drop rate on caches before I resume farming that s***.
11:41am 28/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19565 posts
I'm waiting until they buff the leg drop rate on caches before I resume farming that s***.


i made that decision after opening those caches yesterday
11:42am 28/04/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4261 posts
Is there talk of that happening?

I've pretty much given up too, will just do them when I need the rift tokens rather than specifically trying for it.
11:45am 28/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2192 posts
Next patch apparently (2.0.5).
11:50am 28/04/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4215 posts
01:44pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15020 posts
Anyone know a warden-safe way to create a macro to swap a gear slot in d3?

I have a new amulet that I want to flick in before casting voodoo on champ packs.
02:24pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1807 posts
Anyone know a warden-safe way to create a macro to swap a gear slot in d3?

I have a new amulet that I want to flick in before casting voodoo on champ packs.

Last I checked, Autohotkey wasn't blocked with Warden (in WoW). It is for games like BF3/4 though.

It's not very user friendly though, all code. I was going to make a script that would change as many slots as you needed, but you'd have to edit the file everytime you want more or less gear changed per trigger. It's certainly doable though.

I mainly use AHK for things like Minecraft stuff. Other software might work too, but it needs to manipulate the mouse cursor, most macro keyboards don't support this stuff.

-------

I'm very keen to see 2.0.5 because I have 2 of those fire 1h weps (fight through pain, can't remember name). The one I want to upgrade to has +10% damage, +700 strength. Pre-patch I would be changing +Damage to a Socket, but post patch I would change +Str to socket. Sat there staring at it for a good hour trying to find a way to wear new wep now, but alas, it's like 5-8% worse off till 2.0.5.
02:58pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10254 posts
So your use of the phrase warden safe implies you know that it is against the terms of service and if caught could result in consequences.

But you'd have to use Auto hotkey.
Easy enough script to write, you just make sure that the item is in a set location. i, right click at correct location, i.


Be aware however that Blizzard have banned people for Autohotkey in the past.
02:58pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15021 posts
Yeh if auto hotkey is edge-case dodgy then its probably not worth it to save hitting i then right clicking on amulet before diving into range for voodoo. Especially if I keep it in the same inventory slot, muscle memory should kick in.
03:18pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6396 posts
I do that for Nemesis Bracers at the moment, have it pretty much down pat and can do it on the run.
Have to be quick, because some people don't like others hitting shrines, it almost seems like they think they'll miss out if they don't hit it personally.

Others though, will patiently wait by a shrine and hit their banner to call you over to hit it.
03:33pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15022 posts
Haha yeh that neme thing is crazy sometimes. Almost glad I don't have them yet ;)
03:41pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10255 posts
It's only because they can detect it running, if you had a valid use case, and you weren't using it to spam spells you'd probably be fine.

e.g. there were people using macros to endlessly spam certain events where exp (and loot) producing mobs endlessly spawned

The other bit is I am not sure how it would go if you were clicking other things at the time.
03:51pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15023 posts
Yeh I figure that swapping out armour isn't game breaking (was a feature in d2 and is in WoW) but I can't be bothered dealing with the CS to get my account unbanned if there is any chance of it to save a quick right click..
04:01pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1808 posts
You just say you use it to create macros in excel and other various things.

The other bit is I am not sure how it would go if you were clicking other things at the time.

You tell AHK to ignore mouse input during this time. You also make it check your mouse coords before starting and put the cursor back to the correct place once done. A sequence such as this one would last less than 30 milliseconds. You'd hardly even notice it happen.

Now in WoW you have UI built armor sets. You don't even need a macro for that stuff anymore.
04:06pm 28/04/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7436 posts
my itams > your itams
05:43pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2592 posts
I doubt they would care much now that the AH is gone, bots are less of an issue.
05:49pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15024 posts
my itams > your itams

Do you has thunderfury?

Wonder why my profile dps is so badly out:

http://i.imgur.com/0LnBlCi.png
06:24pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1810 posts

Hoggy: http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/hogfather-1995/Dogfather/40839378

Profile DPS: 695,744.00
Corrected DPS: 759,840.30 (with set bonuses)
Elemental DPS: 1,010,587.60
Elemental Elite DPS: 1,061,116.98

-------

Anyone interested needs to search for their entire gamer tag on this site, including the #number. It may find nothing, in that case click the 'search bnet' button and wait about 15-20 secs, then try and search your name again. Then it should show a list of toons, click 'Show Profile' next to your toon of choice and you'll see a blank page. Half way down on the right there is a button called 'Update Now' - Hit that. Wait about 60 seconds, then refresh the page.

There are people pulling around the 4.5 million dps against elites - but they have about 150-200k hp and 300-600 resists. It's also handy to see a demograph of what gear these people are wearing. I find lots of barbs are using Auguilds gear, to get the 2 set bonus minimum (should + bracer). Etc etc.

High end wow raiders are probably already familiar with this site, I find it useful if you know what you're looking for and don't treat it as a "I must get everything this guy has" type of site, but more of a general outlook.

EDIT: IIRC - You need to 'Update Now' on your toon each time you update its gear/skills/stats in-game.


06:40pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1811 posts
Also, when used appropriately, http://diablo.somepage.com/ is also another good site as it shows you a shapshot of what people overall are using.

Eg, The top 25% of Barbs for softcore elite kills use these bracers:

Bracer 1: 17%
Bracer 2: 9%
Bracer 3: 9%
Bracer 4: 8%
etc

Look for items where the top item (or two) are a great percentage ahead of the rest and look closely as to why they use that item. Some are obvious (Eg, Royal ring + Stone of Justice) but staring at these lists and finding the patterns in skill use/gearing can help guide you as to what stat you should go for next, or what the best item would be to fill a slot for your class (dependant on elementals, etc)

This s*** is handy once you're sick of seeing wonder builds on forums, or builds that don't pertain to your play style. After about an hour last week of playing with somepage.diablo - I had a much better understanding of my gearing than I did after like 250 hours worth of barb play.

It also shows you the most used skills in the same manner, the most used passives, etc. It shows everything generally in 3 columns. The lower 75% of elite kills, the top 25% of elite kills, and hardcore players.
06:46pm 28/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2194 posts
Profile DPS: 607,316.00
Corrected DPS: 641,291.72 (with set bonuses)
Elemental DPS: 1,327,473.86
Elemental Elite DPS: 1,725,716.02

+Fire Skills Damage: 107.00%
+Damage Against Elites: 30.00%

Yeah my elemental damage looks good but honestly it doesn't feel that strong.
06:58pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1813 posts
Profile DPS: 443,772.00
(No set bonus)
Elemental DPS: 847,604.52
Elemental Elite DPS: 1,101,885.88

+Fire Skills Damage: 91.00%
+Damage Against Elites: 30.00%

Should add your +Elemental and +EliteDmg too.

My sheet DPS used to be about 700k, but this Earth set brought that way down. However I can now drop down 3 fire earthquakes every 8 seconds, so the output is insane. Sheet/theoretical dps is one thing, the skills you use in combination with that give you the final result.
07:02pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15025 posts
Hmm that thing doesn't list physical dmg bonuses, kind of annoying for fetish build :(
07:21pm 28/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6397 posts
http://i.imgur.com/a4Yi2Ea.png

Another 350 spent for nothing. Not even a s***** legendary. Kadala seriously hates me >.>
07:25pm 28/04/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3863 posts

pewpew http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/aragawn-1378/arameow/867849

Profile DPS: 1,107,990.00
Corrected DPS: 1,174,636.02
Elemental DPS: 1,726,714.94
Elemental Elite DPS: 1,985,722.18

found a nice Unity last night. walked around the corner and there were 16 gnomes just sitting there, waited for my archon to come and smashed them all.

http://dingo.net.au/16gnomes.jpg


09:49am 29/04/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10258 posts
I keep coming across groups (6+) of loot gobbies but usually in the middle of a freakin field so they scatter to the 4 winds, and I really don't have the burst DPS to get them all down even if I found them in a room like that.

Stopped playing when real money auction house came out (not because of some philosophy, but because I probably would have ended up buying stuff), and restarted last weekend with a level 1 crusader and no paragon. So pretty gimpy gear and only 50 or so paragon now.
01:25pm 29/04/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7438 posts
http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/existence-1620/rete/4313

and yeah i got a tf that i dont even use . haha.

last edited by existence at 18:44:43 30/Apr/14
06:43pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6399 posts
Over 2k Shards spent without a Legendary now. . . . . . not even a s*** one. What. The. F***.
06:47pm 30/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1826 posts
I got 2 IK helms in 2 rift runs last night. I was disappointed on the 3rd run that I didn't get any IK. :<

Trying to get the right pieces so I can use EQ build, but have COTA giving me Fury on the side. Should be hilariously good.
10:18am 01/05/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15045 posts
Over 2k Shards spent without a Legendary now. . . . . . not even a s*** one. What. The. F***.

Ouch ... RNG game is RNG :( Havent had a single lego for a few hunge now chasing tasker and theo..
10:25am 01/05/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4066 posts
Probably gone through about 2k shards without a Taskers yet.
10:34am 01/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10262 posts
I have only done 1400 or so shards and have gotten 4 or 5 legs from the gamble.

Most of the legendaries I have had so far have been pretty crap.
i.e. Marginally better or worse than a good yellow.

A thread where people are trying to work out Kadala legendary rates

2000/100/5 *1.2 - 1.8 ... You certainly are unlucky you should have expected around 5 to 7 legendaries even if you were picking shoulders (low drop rates).
10:41am 01/05/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4067 posts
I always get the same legendary gloves over and over again. Unfortunately the ones I don't want.
10:46am 01/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10264 posts
By the way can a legendary drop if you are running around with one already.

e.g. I got a Schaefer's Hammer but it has pretty gimpy stats and no socket.
It's still a good weapon, but if I want an upgraded version will I have to put it away ?
02:09pm 01/05/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4068 posts
Yep. My second Zuni drop after getting a Zuni chest was a worse Zuni chest. Had it happen for a thing of the deep mojo too.
02:15pm 01/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6400 posts
Yeah. If you have it equipped it can still drop.
Most Leg weapons/rings are unique equip though, so you can have 2 in your inventory but you cant Main hand one and Off hand the other.
02:24pm 01/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1831 posts
Yeah just keep rolling and rolling. Keep the best roll of any gear you have and get rid of it when you find better.

Nothing affects what items will drop, except for your class (smart loot..?..) torment drop rates and rift drop rate bonuses. Except for horadric cache only items, or course.

Personally, I've throw every item that just gives stats (if what im wearing is globally superior) and I've only kept items that have some kind of proc, listed as golden text. The reason I keep those items in particular is if they change the way a class should work (eg, more emphasis on thorns/pets/etc) then there is a good chance I have proc legs ready to go for it. There's no need for me to d/e the stuff as I have like 160 forgotten souls - gold being my biggest hurdle.
02:31pm 01/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10265 posts
Another patch tonight!
02:43pm 01/05/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3866 posts

finally got one of these last night. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/sloraks-madness

rolled 26% disintergrate with 6%AS and no socket. wasn't happy.

it is on my alt wiz atm http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/aragawn-1378/hero/40984145


02:46pm 01/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1856 posts
I am now the grand master of Barbarians.

I have Earthquake (Earth) gear, mixed in with Immortal Kings set for fulltime COTA (thanks to a pub rand who gave me the IK chest). Don't forget Lut Socks for triple leap. Leap uses a pull-in rune, and I couple that with Strongarm Bracers (+30% global dmg to all units pulled in).

S*** is really good, I actually enjoy playing the barb now. It was crappy for the first 200 hours. :)

And, I don't think Blizzard will change much about this combination, considering it was revealed they had several devs using this build before RoS was released to the pub.
01:33pm 04/05/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15057 posts
Its hilarious, I thought getting Zuni was going to be part of endgame for me, its just a stepping stone..
01:37pm 04/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1858 posts
Yeah it's the second best isn't it? Here's a WD I do privs with. We're about to do some T5.

ABC#1584 - He's got "dot gear" or some s***. 'Gold' baddies in T4 get to about half HP and instadie - that's all I know from this angle lol.

As for the page on my desk you were asking about: http://i.imgur.com/VZ7h8Dr.png

Edit: Why aren't you on anyways?
01:46pm 04/05/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15058 posts
Yeh Zuni is #2 bis, I think you basically retire it for Starmetal which has a very similar effect on gameplay (but also you get lots of free Voodoo casts).

I've run with ABC and you before, his profile has his Aughild's in it atm but he's the guy who has the 6 set bonus for Jade Harvester's IIRC.

With the right skill set loadout 6 slot JH is basically game breaking DPS ... to the point where I'm a little scared to get excited about JH drops (I have 2 atm, only need 3 more to get 6-set with my royal ring), because I expect it to be nerfed and it would be soul crushing to lose that much DPS.

For the WDs here curious: the set bonus for JH works by expending DoTs and dealing all their damage all at once when you Soul Harvest. This even works if the DoTs have the 5 minute duration bonus from Creeping Death - so for Searing Locusts, that's (1480%/8) * 300 => starting at 50,000% damage per soul harvest cast (+ modifiers and you'd cast Haunt as well obviously).

Its seriously f***ed up.
Edit: Why aren't you on anyways?

Because work ... which means sitting here on QGL obviously for some reason instead of getting s*** done and playing vid games (@%#
01:59pm 04/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6401 posts
Kadala finally put out... with Blackthorns belt...

Spent some time going for RRoG today. Got 3 of those maces, but no ring :/
07:15pm 04/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19592 posts
the maces are highly useful for doing the runs for that ring in normal you can just blast through packs that get in your way if you get blocked running through

i've stopped looking for the ring until the next patch when the drop rates for the caches match the difficulty you are playing in.

at the moment there is no difference between getting caches in normal or torment (apart from the better drop rates while doing the actual bounties themselves), it's all the same drop rate for those leg items from the cache.
07:36pm 04/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19594 posts
Had a pretty good run tonight, found some cool s***. Really f*****g enjoying my crusader at the moment, kind of completely over my wd

for all the f*****g s***house luck i have had trying to find that ring i have had some sweet ass luck when it comes to rerolling single stats on items rarely ever need more than 3 of 4 goes at it.
09:37pm 04/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6402 posts
Fulmi/Odyn means I 1-2 shot every trash mob anywhere near me on normal. Could wait for them to update drop rates, wonder if people will actually do bounties on the higher. Might have to do private runs for it.

When I got bored with RRoG I also got some crafting materials for Auguilds (which will be good for when I get the ring...) Made a pretty decent shoulder but need to get a better bracers.
10:12pm 04/05/14 Permalink
sam
South Australia
1 posts
brazzers#1599 level 70 demon hunter with 313k damage, not sure how to measure dps in Diablo :/
07:34pm 05/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1866 posts
brazzers#1599 level 70 demon hunter with 313k damage, not sure how to measure dps in Diablo :/

Damage is DPS (is a very loose form, but yeah).
10:29am 06/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10268 posts
Loot rarity weighting has been leaked.

Funnily enough I got a Tasker and Theo on my Crusader ... Str based :(

And a lowbee version of Pox Faulds : /
05:37pm 06/05/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2198 posts
Finally scored a cindercoat off kadala.

Now running an ok amount of cooldown reduction (another 10% would be ideal), removed spirit generators and now I just pop epiphany and spam LTK.

Also trying to make more 280 gems. But they are sinking me :(
10:13am 08/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1880 posts
Also trying to make more 280 gems. But they are sinking me :(

Pretty expensive eh. I've gotten past upping enough gems (only enough for what I was wearing) and an finally back to 20 mill. How good is cindercoat when you're all fire. Really helps when spamming spenders.
10:17am 08/05/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2199 posts

Pretty expensive eh. I've gotten past upping enough gems (only enough for what I was wearing) and an finally back to 20 mill. How good is cindercoat when you're all fire. Really helps when spamming spenders.

It's the difference between requiring a spirit generator and not. Completely changes everything.

Anyone know when they are patching? Thought it would be out by now :(
10:26am 08/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1881 posts
Still no ETA from when I was reading about it. I have a +10% Damage weapon ready to go for 2.0.5 when they ... fix the affixes.
10:46am 08/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6405 posts
Not a bad haul over the last 2 days. Shard of Hate!!!

Also got Blackthorn chest, nothing real special but better than the rare I was wearing... Rerolling that dex into -% Elite Damage Taken, when I get enough crystals.

Also popped a SoJ... f***** rolled with DH stat and Cold Skills... Could have rerolled the Cold Skills into Lightning and made it usable, but was Partying with a DH so gave it up to them. Probably better use there.

http://i.imgur.com/qmAtDC3.png
08:28pm 13/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10270 posts
My Crusader has 3 of Blackthornes and my DH 2 of ... I assumed it was a common set
08:32pm 13/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6406 posts
I have got 3x Boots 2x Pants and a Belt, but this was my first chest. I don't think I'll carry all 4 around for the set bonus, Maybe 2 + RRoG if I ever get that...
09:29pm 13/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4218 posts

We learned from the leaked data that legendaries are either common, rare (50% drop rate of common), or unique (10% drop rate of common)

http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?858143-Legendary-Drop-Rates-Data-Torment-Drop

Under that classification, Blackthorne set is common while the sets people want (ie, the class-specific ones) tend to be classified rare. But in real terms, its still not especially common - for example: if a legendary drops, and if it is a chest armor, there's about a 12% chance it will be blackthorn's.

royal ring + 2x Blackthorn + 2x crafted aughild's is a pretty good mid-level (~T3) combination imo.


10:07am 14/05/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15101 posts
1.6% on starmetal, 1.9% on kridershot lol
10:09am 14/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1915 posts
So much better out there than than blackthorn. However, 2(3) set Auguilds is used on people who are pulling 4.5 million + elite sheet dps. Can't get much more tank from 2 pieces than that.
10:16am 14/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4219 posts
Aughild's shoulder+bracers (at least for wizard, I'm not familiar with other classes) is BiS for a fair few builds.

Blackthorne 2(3) set - probably chest and pants - is good until you can get a class set.
10:38am 14/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1918 posts
Yep shoulder + bracer is commonly found on high end barbs as well.
10:51am 14/05/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4262 posts
I run shoulder+bracer aughlids for 3pc with the ring but only cause I like having my prides fall helm and 4pc tals/vyrs from the other slots.

Personally I would rather be using reapers wraps in my bracer slot; but after crafting 24 of them and not having a single useable one for wizard (ie zero have rolled arcane or a decent amount of crit with int+vit) I am pretty over it. Farming Mal sucks.
10:55am 14/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6407 posts
I have Auguilds Shoulder/Bracers. Lots of MNK use that too. Happy with the shoulders, but still crafting for a better Bracers.
10:59am 14/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1919 posts
Good bracers are Strongarm Bracers. Any(all) enemy pulled/pushed/knocked get 20-30% extra damage taken debuff. Affects the whole group. With a proper setup, you can't globally buff the groups damage this high so easily.
11:12am 14/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4220 posts
deeper; that is unlucky. I think it only took me ~5 Malthael runs to get a good arcane wraps. Right now I'm trying to craft a decent Aughild's helm, try dropping Andaraiel so I can run wraps or strongarm instead.
11:13am 14/05/14 Permalink
Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6408 posts
I have some strongarms, not the best roll though. Could give them a run until I get my RRoG.
11:41am 14/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4221 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/tragoul-coils is good to carry around for CDR builds too.
01:00pm 14/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1921 posts
Too situational (and I'm a CRD build atm).

Which of you guys are all up to T4/5? The first round of dry ups is happening and I'm keen to keep my friends list populated with actual players.
01:35pm 14/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4222 posts
I meant carry around, as in kept in your inventory (along with Nemesis Bracers). I also keep wraps in my inventory and whatever the destroy object for speed one is called which goes great with conduit pylon. Its a bit annoying at times, but as you say they all have their situational uses.
04:00pm 14/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1922 posts
Yeah conduit is one of them pylons where you lucky look around at where you're going to go when you click it :>

If you're in a good group and a rift boss is almost up, nobody will click it. The chance of that is low though lol.

Lastly, with Nemesis Bracers - I was told early on that those mobs don't drop legs anymore, or it's so severely nerfed that you're wasting your time spawning these adds. I've ran around with the bracers regardless for a month and told my mates to watch out for loot, nobody has seen anything. Anyone gotten loot this way?
04:10pm 14/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10271 posts
Not a huge fan of the new patch, broke my WD and Crusader build.

Built a new 1 hander crusader AS build ... touch as bricks but boring.

With no trading and no AH, drop rates are kind of sucky
08:06pm 14/05/14 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
4073 posts
Changed my pet WD from fire bats to rain of toads. Seem to have even more minions now.
09:55pm 14/05/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3869 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/14005211

starts at midnight PDT, so 5pm AEST time
08:49am 15/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19645 posts
oh boy i can only imagine the amount of tears on the bliz forums about the nerfing of akarat's champion

i personally don't think i will bother using it anymore which means i don't need to chase the akkhan set at least, i suspect a few others will be of the same idea. feel sorry for those who found that set.

i was kind of waiting for the rally rune to be nerfed because it was so awesome if you used the correct other skills your cooldowns practically disappeared and you could get 2 almost 3 bombardments away in the time it would take to cool down after 1 and just keep spamming skills like phalanx and heavens fury

disappointing but not unexpected :(

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/14005211

starts at midnight PDT, so 5pm AEST time


haha that is so hard to read, so many kids just want a legendary item every time they kill an enemy, diablo 2 was never like that
08:54am 15/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1930 posts
They nerfed barb EQ build. F*** man starting to agree with some of the b****** on this one. They love nerfing the good s***, especially endgame builds that take a long time to farm.
09:07am 15/05/14 Permalink
defi
Wynnum, Queensland
3044 posts
They nerfed barb EQ build. f*** man starting to agree with some of the b****** on this one. They love nerfing the good s***, especially endgame builds that take a long time to farm.
If they did, it was too powerful before. I only just got Leapquake with Perma-Cota up and running last night, as a fire build. I melt T6 with 4 Players, I honestly only need them in there to help keep me up and single target.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/defi-1567/hero/3121844

I have to upgrade a couple of the EQ pieces but HOLY s*** its run and rapes faces.
11:32am 15/05/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2202 posts
Maybe I need to ditch the monk and get my barb to 70 :S
11:41am 15/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10273 posts
Yeah the nerfing of akarat's champion was a pretty big hit.
12:34pm 15/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1935 posts
If it's a powerful kit and you're having fun with it, expect a nerf.

I don't feel too interested in playing this afternoon. What good is it playing for items that take hundreds of hours to farm only to have the goal posts moved around overnight?

I have almost every set on my barb - I kept all the gear knowing that Blizz would do this. There's nothing interesting in there that will keep me playing at the moment. Even the extra rift token and blood shard bonus doesn't excite me. Pretty aids considering you only compete against yourself and there is nothing but an advantage for the team that you're in.

It was a good month or so - I can hear Eve calling me..
12:50pm 15/05/14 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1327 posts
Opening 170 Horadric Caches
10:29am 21/05/14 Permalink
existence
Brisbane, Queensland
7439 posts
i has a wand of woh
01:14pm 21/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19683 posts

holy moly

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12926172697?cid=social_20140522_24419834

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Anniversary buff we have decided to keep the increased Legendary drop rate once the Anniversary celebration ends. Once the buff is disabled tomorrow morning, you will find that the new base line drop rates for Legendary items will be the same as those you have all enjoyed for the last week.


10:32am 22/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1960 posts
F*** hey. Not bad.
10:44am 22/05/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2205 posts
Amazing. Didn't think they would do it tbh.
10:59am 22/05/14 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1329 posts
So happy that they're listening to the community on this one. Stoked!
12:10pm 22/05/14 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
2046 posts
Good Guy Blizzard
02:16pm 22/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1961 posts
Now let's hope they listen to the community re: Barb WW causes disconnects, external VSync doesn't work, and video stutter on certain maps.
05:52pm 22/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10288 posts
Yay for them listening.
10:25am 23/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19706 posts
yay for finding 2 more pieces of akkhan's set last night, one gambled from kadala

both with decent stats too, great excite
08:10am 27/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1971 posts
Only cause you fargs are running 4 saders in a game.
11:44am 27/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19707 posts
hah piece found in the crusader game dropped for me, RNG'd that s*** on my own

couldn't believe it when i got one from kadala the slapper later on
11:48am 27/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1974 posts
Did you slapper? The boys and I gave her a good gangin' the other day after she produced no loot after a collective ~2,500 shards.
11:49am 27/05/14 Permalink
Nukleuz
Perth, Western Australia
475 posts
Anyone running T1 in hardcore? Been trying to get a few people I know to play HC but defeatist attitudes ("I don't do HC cause I might die") are making for a lonely time and playing with randoms is kinda s*** given it's like playing with bots.
11:57am 27/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19708 posts
I don't do HC cause I might die


sounds like a pretty good reason to me
12:04pm 27/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1976 posts
I thought the other day it would be fun to try hardcore. About 10 secs after thinking that, I lagged for 2 seconds, became frozen and died.

Why would I want to subject myself to that horses***? If you want a challenge just play a torment level above where you should really be.
12:40pm 27/05/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
15165 posts
I tried, I have a level 11.
I don't do HC cause I might die
12:40pm 27/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10291 posts
There is something bugged about Tall man's Finger... my character sheet says 600k dps.

My zombie dog crits for 20million with a sub 1 second attack, has an aoe that does 200-400k a tick. Hordes are a bit of an issue but big bosses are meow.
08:46pm 27/05/14 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
10292 posts
By 20mill crits I mean 18-24 mill, with out using a debuff.
And that is with out pulling Gary the crazy gargantuan who crits as hard as the zombie dogs.
08:54pm 27/05/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2292 posts
If I can manage to get my third attempt HC toon to level 70 I'll be up for some mp with a few peeps. I was close with my last one, 3rd time lucky :P

also, I have noticed pretty much no difference in lego drops for my barb in sc, it's like I didn't get patched or something :( sucks.
10:05pm 27/05/14 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2612 posts
I woulda been totally down for some multiplayers HC T1 action but I lost my toon last week when I got 3 champ packs at the same time in a rift.

I dunno if I could be bothered doing it all over again.

last edited by Dodgymon at 23:46:16 27/May/14
11:42pm 27/05/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4267 posts
So glad I salvaged 3 crit zombie rings cause they werent trifecta only to have it buffed to awesome and the only one I had since roll with life regen, lift on hit, int and a socket.

This game~ :p
11:49pm 27/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1978 posts
So glad I salvaged 3 crit zombie rings cause they werent trifecta only to have it buffed to awesome and the only one I had since roll with life regen, lift on hit, int and a socket.

Hence my inventory. Now when they move the goal posts around I'm not 2 months behind.
08:42am 28/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4223 posts
Hit 70 on my WD on the weekend, already enjoying it more than wiz. There seems to be a lot more options to work towards for viable T6 builds
10:54am 28/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19713 posts
i can feel the nerf hammer coming for the WD, lot of complaints about it being OP on the d3 forums

heaps of people seem to be dropping their characters for the WD because it seems easier to get strong builds

i used to be WD full time but i just enjoy my crusader so much more these days
11:44am 28/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1983 posts
i can feel the nerf hammer coming for the WD, lot of complaints about it being OP on the d3 forums

F*****g weak retards. People crying over classes they don't play in a game where you don't directly compete with anyone but yourself.

I play with several WD's because of their high damage output. Every pub I join is bland, slow, and boring without lots of damage being thrown out there. If they nerf this one I'll probably quit. Buff everyone else or leave it alone before it gets even more broken, what with the s***** barb leap mechanics now I can't even play on a US server anymore without the spec becoming unplayable.
11:58am 28/05/14 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
8483 posts
Went about bought the expansion on Sunday, and I feel thoroughly ripped off.

Starting at about 2:30pm, by 10pm my previously level 41 character was at 70, and I'd passed the expansion. Attempting to play the game on 'Normal' was just a waste of time even at 42 - I was one-shotting elite packs and hitting for 85k. Only when I put it on the highest level it would let me (Torment doesn't unlock until what, 60?) did it remotely pose a challenge.

Edit: And just to be clear, Master didn't pose a challenge. I had to up it to Torment 3 before it started becoming an issue.

last edited by Raven at 12:33:39 28/May/14
12:31pm 28/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19714 posts
are you playing in adventure mode?
12:51pm 28/05/14 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
8484 posts
That was in campaign.
01:04pm 28/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19715 posts
that is your problem, the campaign is easier than doing rifts of the same difficulty level

seriously, as soon as you can stop doing the campaign and start doing rifts the better your experience will be
01:11pm 28/05/14 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
8485 posts
So yeah, it turns out Adventure mode must up the difficulty by 100% in itself. On Master had no problem in Act V campaign mode last night, but on Master Act 1 Adventure mode was getting creamed. So strange.
01:18pm 29/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1988 posts
By the time you get to torment 6, mobs have about ~40 times more HP, and deal ~20 times more damage.
02:43pm 29/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4224 posts
I dont think adventure mode affects dmg+hp, but it does generally seems to have denser packs of mobs so its harder in that respect
03:09pm 29/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1991 posts
So as the fidgity western society gets bored with D3, I'm finding the best long term way to have good priv games is to add asians. I have 3 so far and they all speak english using caps lock. It must be software they use so they can speak with Chinese text in lowercase and English in uppercase because the item links on their screens are in their language. We worked out how we can ninja each others loot by linking all the loots found and someone else can say #2 meaning they wouldn't mind having your 2nd linked item. Works a treat because they don't know the english translation to it for whatever reason.

Point being, if you want some great games, friend some asians through pubs. In a few months they'll probably be all that's left lol.
03:35pm 29/05/14 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4225 posts
You can also join a clan. I just picked one at random that was about 80 members at the time, there's probably 20 or so players online each night at different T levels so its pretty easy to find a group.
08:29am 30/05/14 Permalink
Wrecktim
Perth, Western Australia
919 posts
where's the cheapest place to buy this? i'm coming back to the PC after years of playing on consoles
04:40pm 31/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19735 posts
on the internet
09:20am 01/06/14 Permalink
Wrecktim
Perth, Western Australia
920 posts
yeah! cheers
10:02am 01/06/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19736 posts
No probs mate
01:57pm 01/06/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3881 posts

anyone still playing?

I took a break from my mage and have started playing a WD. Completely OP/easy mode, already smashing through T5 with no problems.

2m DPS Wiz - http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/aragawn-1378/arameow/867849
1.3m DPS WD - http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/aragawn-1378/nado/17459691


04:12pm 16/06/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19769 posts
yeah i still play, enjoying my crusader still

4/6 akkhan found so far. the 2.0.6 update to drop rates for these set items has been kind of ridic i've found quite a few akkhan pieces i already own which i have given away
04:26pm 16/06/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
2128 posts
My barb is T6 and that's it. I changed out the build to make it more spammy and now I just slam T3's because it's hilariously fast. The other 3 in pub matches get left in the dust with all the run speed and what not, but meh. :)

I've had great luck with barb sets. I have 3 IK sets, and 4 EQ sets. - Tried almost every variation, now I just mash.

Tagre#1239 prob smash some in the next 20 mins or so.
06:36pm 16/06/14 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
2312 posts
I'm still playing, have had s***** luck with my barb though still trying to get the gear to push past T3 unfortunately :(
gonna work on my monk a bit maybe I'll see some love with him instead.
07:48pm 16/06/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4268 posts
Yeah I still play, not as much though. Probably three hours last week.

Got my 6pc crusader set so that's a bit of fun, even though I don't have the CDR to support it now.
08:34am 17/06/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19771 posts
Yeah it sucks how much damage you have to sacrifice for cool down reduction
09:18am 17/06/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
2133 posts
^ This. If they worked out the sheet dps a little better, we wouldn't feel so bad about cdr. I'm up to 43% total cdr after dr. Best I can get (including skills) is 850k sheet. About 1.6m sheet with cooldown.
09:48am 17/06/14 Permalink
ara
Sydney, New South Wales
3882 posts
I found a second unity yesterday so now it just became hilariously easy.

double unity + follower invincible trinket = 50% less damage dealt to your char before resist/armor mitigation
09:54am 17/06/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4269 posts
Although I have about 5 unity rings I find just playing T4 using an SoJ + Rorg more efficient on clears. Can smash through mob health on T4 like it's torment1 almost.

The follower unity combo is defs cool though.

Most of my mates are playing BF4 now - and I find solo Diabz pretty damn boring. Mainly just do bounties for $$ and rift tokens if I feel like soloing these days.
10:08am 17/06/14 Permalink
deeper
Brisbane, Queensland
4270 posts
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/deeper-6707/hero/1169956

Link to my toons - mostly been playing my crusader this past week.

Wish they didn't change wizard to only allow one slow time bubble at any one time. Gesture of Orpheus was so cool until then.
10:09am 17/06/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
2136 posts
Although I have about 5 unity rings I find just playing T4 using an SoJ + Rorg more efficient on clears. Can smash through mob health on T4 like it's torment1 almost.

In fairness, Unity is mainly for solo T6 stuff. It's cool, but, for people like me who prefer multi it's kinda useless. Also, you dont need anywhere near as much tank on your toon with this ring. That sounds great and all, but you need to be mindful that multi is much harder if you gear according to Unity without saving old stuff.

My T6 farm barb has 140k hp. Works great with Unity and stuns, but in a multi it's extremely glass cannon. A rift guardian will kill me like 8 times before it dies.

Most of my mates are playing BF4 now

They aren't mates. :(
10:12am 17/06/14 Permalink
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