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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby halabar » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:47 pm

And I'm done...

Sold off my OP reduced level weapon, sold of all of but about 300k gold, and the proceeds will be funding MoP. It was interesting, but with MoP starting up, I don't have the time nor the patience to begin to pound my head against the door in front of me.

$35 for Panda from playing a free game, not bad...
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby gtechman » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:54 am

Leveled a HuntarD. Got him up to A4 Inferno but mainly have been farming A3 Elites. Easy enough but keeps me entertained with all the varieties of mobs. Much easier than my Wizard imo. In fact I was content farming A3 for a while but on a whim I just finished the act solo.

Working on a Barb now slowly. Still farming for items in anticipation of PVP.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:35 am

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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby lythac » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:08 am



This excited me for unknown reasons to me (unknown as I kinda just stopped mid way through Act I Inferno for no real reason) -

We’re removing Enrage Timers and the “heal back to full” behavior from Champion and Rare monster packs


Then I got to this part and felt silly about the first exciting me -

*P.S. We’re getting rid of the Invulnerable Minions monster affix.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:25 am

I'm exciting for possibly having a use for all that Fury my Barbarian generates.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:51 am

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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Sagara » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:54 am

Hardcore mode does that to you, yo.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:09 am

The Barbarian 1.0.4 preview seemed much more in depth than the Monk or Wizard one.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Worldie » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:21 am

Patch is in about a week! Maybe I can finally finish Inferno with the nerfs :)
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:25 am

Introducing the Paragon System
The new Paragon system coming in patch 1.0.4 is designed to address Magic Find gear-swapping while providing players who’ve reached level 60 with an extended progression system.

Here’s how it works:
After you hit level 60, any further experience you earn from killing monsters will begin to count toward Paragon levels
There are 100 Paragon levels
Every Paragon level will reward you with:
Core stats such as Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality in amounts similar to what you’d gain from a normal level
3% Magic Find and 3% Gold Find
In addition, a distinctive increasingly-impressive border will surround your character portrait in the in-game party frame to denote your Paragon progression, with a new frame earned after every ten levels. Your Paragon level will also be visible to other players wherever your normal level is shown


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We're upping the allowed number of "Preferred Stats" per search from 3 to 6.
We've replaced “Minimum Damage” with “Average Damage” as a searchable stat, which can be calculated as follows: (Min Damage + Max Damage) / 2. So, for example, searching for an Average Damage of 12 will find an item with 10-14 damage, 12 Minimum damage, or 24 Maximum damage.
Stat increases which come from slotted gems will no longer be factored in when searching for equipment. Instead, your search criteria will only take into account the base stat values for an item.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby djlar » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:40 am

Ran entire act 2 inferno last night.. nerfs on mobs can be seen but I didn't feel that I was doing more DPS on the "buffs" received.

Also bunch of crap dropped as expected, no significant i63 item (bunch of blues and couple of yellows with crap stats)

Didn't get to ding one paragon level, most of the people that joined the run were also at zero...
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:00 am

Hit Paragon level 3, and over halfway through it today. Make sure to snag a helm with a gem socket and stick a ruby in there. Monster kills and kill streaks are the only way to level so getting an XP bonus on that is nice.

Finally able to kill Ghom in act 3 inferno and then went back to farming a bit after unlocking the bridge start point. The Fury spender buffs were great for giving me lots more build variability in farming content and a bit more for progression. The nerf to reflective damage not proccing LoH hurt my progression a bit.

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Big lovely changes to my Witch Doctor. Never really loving any of the direct damage spells (Zombie Bears is pretty awesome though) the pet damage changes are great. My dogs will tank and live through trash packs now allowing me to dump much more quickly animated Acid Rains and Firebombs on them.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby djlar » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:37 pm

I see that acid rain got a nice buff? I'll dust off my WD tonight and try it out..

For my DH, I'm still wanting those bows with 2 sockets.. mmmm red and green gems or 2 greens? 2 reds?
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:59 pm

djlar wrote:I see that acid rain got a nice buff? I'll dust off my WD tonight and try it out..


Aside from the damage buffs a lot of the Witch Doctor animations were sped up so you can be more mobile or chain things together faster. It creates a small but noticeable smoothness to the game play bringing it more in line with the other classes.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Worldie » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:01 pm

I don't really know how you people survive in act 3 and further.

Now running with 1200 life on hit, 1100 phisical resists, 9000 armor, I get literally annihilated by the first trash pack.

I don't really know how to progress any further. All my gear is lvl 61-62 with double resist (fire/phis + AR), armor, vita, str...
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I just don't know what to do anymore. How do you guys even survive melee hits from mobs?
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Is that your progression set? Very low health from where you should be. Silly page is in Italian and Chrome's auto-translate breaks the page. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Flex ... ro/1233895 is my Barb, currently in GF gear for Act 1 farming.

Good thing is with the weapon damage range tuning you should see a lot more high DPS weapons become available in the coming days/weeks which should help kill their huge asking price.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Gab » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:41 pm

Your AR and health are still a bit low but not by too much considering the 15% damage nerf.

Nothing sticks out as your worst piece, for the most part they are all equally mediocre. Try grabbing a helm with a socket and gem it with the biggest Amethyst you can afford. You might want to think about pieces that don't have strength if you can get really high Vit/AR plus armor and/or health% instead. Obviously Str/Vit/AR/X are the most desirable but that also means they carry a much higher price tag than stuff without strength. As Flex said weapon prices should see a significant drop in the near future so you could make up some of the lost DPS there.

And your spec. No Revenge? I haven't played since the WW buff but it can't be better than having Revenge?
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:00 pm

One of the key points of the Whirlwind buils was crit rate+LoH+overpower with crushing advance. They removed reflected damage from crushing advance proccing LoH so it lost a lot of the survival.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Skye1013 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:34 pm

Haven't been really paying attention to D3 lately... wtf are Paragon levels?
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Passionario » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:47 am

Skye1013 wrote:Haven't been really paying attention to D3 lately... wtf are Paragon levels?

Level 60 characters can now gain XP in Inferno, and each stack of Nephalem Valor now gives +15% XP in addition to other benefits. That XP goes towards new "Paragon levels". Each Paragon level gives a slight boost to Str/Dex/Int/Vit, as well as 3% bonus to Magic Find and Gold Find.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby djlar » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:38 am

You only have to be level 60, not do Inferno, althoug inferno mobs give more XP and better chance of dropping better items..

You can go grind Hell act 3 at 60, get 5NVs and XP, yes, it's gonna take longer to get one paragon level and no chance of i63s dropping..

Last night I did full Act 3 inferno, dinged a couple of levels, still nothing good dropped.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Worldie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 am

Gab wrote:Your AR and health are still a bit low but not by too much considering the 15% damage nerf.

Nothing sticks out as your worst piece, for the most part they are all equally mediocre. Try grabbing a helm with a socket and gem it with the biggest Amethyst you can afford. You might want to think about pieces that don't have strength if you can get really high Vit/AR plus armor and/or health% instead. Obviously Str/Vit/AR/X are the most desirable but that also means they carry a much higher price tag than stuff without strength. As Flex said weapon prices should see a significant drop in the near future so you could make up some of the lost DPS there.

And your spec. No Revenge? I haven't played since the WW buff but it can't be better than having Revenge?



I found revenge being quite lacksluter so far... mainly cause i just go from full to dead in a couple seconds, can't really hit it.
I mean how much phisical resist and armor am i supposed to have to not have a act 3 white mob hit me for 1/3 of my HP?

p.s. to change from italian to english just change "it" with "en" in the address of the page :P
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:26 am

Worldie wrote:I mean how much phisical resist and armor am i supposed to have to not have a act 3 white mob hit me for 1/3 of my HP?


My progression set has about 1K all resist with shout and over 11K Armor and over 40K health if you really want to know.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Gab » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:30 am

Worldie wrote:I found revenge being quite lacksluter so far... mainly cause i just go from full to dead in a couple seconds, can't really hit it.
I mean how much phisical resist and armor am i supposed to have to not have a act 3 white mob hit me for 1/3 of my HP?


Really not sure tbh. A bit has changed since I played my Barb (who only made it to Ghom) one of those things is that I sold all my gear...

I used a sword and board which definitely cuts down on the melee damage both through block and armor. Revenge was my bread and butter although I had a lot more health (~40-45k iirc) which gave Revenge heals more umph. Killing things took forever though and champ packs were impossible without WotB...

With mobs doing -15% damage I would imagine Revenge would be exponentially better than it was before 1.04.

I kind of want to pick the Barb back up with the new changes. Kind of sad that I sold all my gear, except for the Wizards MF gear, and gold. Although I was able to pay for MoP digital CE and a bunch of faction transfers so I guess it was worth it.
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Re: Diablo 3 is live!

Postby Flex » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:42 am

Gab wrote:I kind of want to pick the Barb back up with the new changes.


It is a lot more fun because you're not so reliant on "just" Frenzy any more. Hammer of the Ancient really packs a punch now, the damage increase makes the utility trade off for Seismic Slam less hurtful overall and Rend is a straight up monster now, 14K ticks with my pre-1.04 2 hander. Plus they have the best combat physics in the game.
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