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Rendakor
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on: May 15, 2012, 04:21:13 AM

I figure we need one of these, so here goes.

For some reason I remember reading that followers reduce XP gained; is this true?

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Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 07:26:49 AM

I checked the Auction House to quickly see the tiers of rarity and their colours. White --> Blue --> Yellow --> Orange? Really? That's it? And where's the original beloved green? Unless everything that is part of a set is bind on pickup, there's no colour for sets. Any more info on this?

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Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 08:40:32 AM

How can my blacksmith learn new patterns? Is it just by leveling him up, or can he discover stuff if I make random things?
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Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 08:44:47 AM

How can my blacksmith learn new patterns? Is it just by leveling him up, or can he discover stuff if I make random things?

From the beta it was just leveling him up.  It's not intended to replace drops just supplement them, so you can't just run up and make a full set of level-appropriate armor.  Although I found it IS the best way for later characters to rip-through normal levels.  Saves bank space unless you're finding lots of low-level uniques to pass-along.

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Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 09:34:14 AM

For some reason I remember reading that followers reduce XP gained; is this true?

I believe it does not. Last I heard is companions are pretty much just a small damage add and boost to utility intended to make single player mode slightly easier. They will now scale throughout the game, when originally only intended for normal mode, which is why they do such a small percentage of your weapon damage (15% base iirc).

I checked the Auction House to quickly see the tiers of rarity and their colours. White --> Blue --> Yellow --> Orange? Really? That's it? And where's the original beloved green? Unless everything that is part of a set is bind on pickup, there's no colour for sets. Any more info on this?

I think there is supposed to be green, there are recipes and items for them on the website, but I know that webpage was due for an overhaul. Though, it could just be an oversight on the AH? I know there are grey/white/blue/yellow/orange/green listings on the website, if that changed then I don't know. Here is an example of a green though, so you know they exist (or did at one point).

How can my blacksmith learn new patterns? Is it just by leveling him up, or can he discover stuff if I make random things?

Level up your smiths, and there are also crafting recipe drops
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Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 12:24:40 PM

Is blacksmith training shared between characters, or do I have to level him up with each toon?

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Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 12:27:01 PM

Blacksmith training is shared between all characters on your account, which rocks.

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Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 12:28:51 PM

If the companions inherit your DPS, what is the point of their weapon; just damage procs and such?


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Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 12:36:22 PM

did .. did they fix the electrocute graphic, does it look good now

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Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 12:40:14 PM

I didn't see it in beta, but it looked pretty crappy when I saw it earlier, so I am guessing no.

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Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 01:04:27 PM

life over, D3 electrocute ruined my george lucas ruined childhood, starting internet petition and making a number of D3 forum threads which put the word "Blizzard" in all caps, like "Fix this, BLIZZARD." or "You've dissapointed (sp) everyone, BLIZZARD."

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Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 01:11:35 PM

Blacksmith training is shared between all characters on your account, which rocks.

Exception to the rule is hardcore and softcore smiths are separate even on the same account. So all of your account's HC characters share smiths, and all your SC chars share smiths. Similar to vaults and auction houses.

If the companions inherit your DPS, what is the point of their weapon; just damage procs and such?

Either it is only for the procs/auras/whatever, or the weapon slots are just a relic of the previous system where the companions were to be much higher dps-wise. I don't know the reason behind it, but do hope to find a decent weapon with a nice proc/aura and use it in that way personally.
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Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 01:15:06 PM

life over, D3 electrocute ruined my george lucas ruined childhood, starting internet petition and making a number of D3 forum threads which put the word "Blizzard" in all caps, like "Fix this, BLIZZARD." or "You've dissapointed (sp) everyone, BLIZZARD."

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Reply #13 on: May 15, 2012, 01:17:22 PM

Does anyone know how to gift Diablo 3 (digital version) using the Blizzard Online shop?

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Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 01:36:36 PM

If the companions inherit your DPS, what is the point of their weapon; just damage procs and such?



Um, my companions dps directly changes when I upgrade their weapon according to the details bar and mouseover?
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Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 01:49:58 PM

I'm trying to find the blue post that was talking about the 15%, though I completely forget that it is only their base damage that was said to be 15%. May be a bit troublesome since I think it was in the beta forums, anyone else remember this please chime in, I'll keep trying to look since now I'm trying to remember the exact quote.

Though, while I'm trying to find the original blue post I was thinking of, I found another post by Bashiok showing follower's are effected by stats (such as on their weapons)
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•Strength: Increased damage for Templar.
•Dexterity: Increased damage for Scoundrel.
•Intelligence: Increased damage for Enchantress.
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Reply #16 on: May 15, 2012, 02:54:15 PM

Is there any way to manage your friend's list outside of a blizzard game client?

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Reply #17 on: May 15, 2012, 02:58:48 PM

I didn't find one, and when I asked yesterday in another thread Luckton said no.

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Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 03:06:18 PM

Is there any way to manage your friend's list outside of a blizzard game client?

No, and it sucks.  I kept the F13 thread open on my 2nd monitor to do friend adds this morning but I keep seeing people add their tags throughout the day and know I'll have to go person by person this evening "already sent.. already sent.. send new."  swamp poop

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Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 04:18:17 PM

Is there a glowy option for enemies/environmentals?  Like, press a button and it highlights them?

Also- can someone please post a quick rundown on different difficulties and what they offer?
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 04:22:44 PM by Cheddar »

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Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 04:27:02 PM

Show items on the ground=ALT
Show item tooltip on ground=CTRL
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Reply #21 on: May 15, 2012, 04:30:08 PM

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Thanks- I tried looking on the official site and it was a mess.  Then peeked into the forums- nerd rage gone wild (as normal).

People are broken.

No Nerf, but I put a link to this very thread and I said that you all can guarantee for my purity. I even mentioned your case, and see if they can take a look at your lawn from a Michigan perspective.
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Reply #22 on: May 15, 2012, 04:33:21 PM

It's not always efficient to dual wield.

Dual wielding takes the average of your two weapons, plus about 15% in damage. Each attack alternates between the two weapons.

So you could definitely do less damage if you have a significantly weaker weapon in one hand.

Skills do weapon damage but are equally slower with slower weapons, so DPS is still the number to look at.

More info here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vke_bm42cNI&feature=relmfu
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 04:35:55 PM by bhodi »
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Reply #23 on: May 15, 2012, 04:36:07 PM

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Thanks- I tried looking on the official site and it was a mess.  Then peeked into the forums- nerd rage gone wild (as normal).

People are broken.

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Reply #24 on: May 15, 2012, 04:37:13 PM

I didn't even think about a guide until the guy asked me last night if I pre-ordered one. I didn't even know I wanted one until he asked  awesome, for real They were sold out already, natch.

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Reply #25 on: May 15, 2012, 04:40:33 PM

The strat guide was waiting for me when I got home, let me know if you or anyone have any more questions.
Yes, I have the strat guide, stop snickering at me!

Oh damn- strat guide!

This may be the first time in over a decade I bought a strat guide.  Yessssssssssss....

Hope its not sold out.

edit.  IN STOCK.  Hopefully that lasts until tomorrow- stuck on sick kid duty until then.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 04:42:47 PM by Cheddar »

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Reply #26 on: May 15, 2012, 04:47:54 PM

I want to say that if you hit "V" you'll see enemy hit point bars like in WoW. Was that just some fever dream or can anyone verify that while I'm at work?

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Reply #27 on: May 15, 2012, 04:48:56 PM

The strat guide was waiting for me when I got home, let me know if you or anyone have any more questions.
Yes, I have the strat guide, stop snickering at me!

Oh damn- strat guide!

This may be the first time in over a decade I bought a strat guide.  Yessssssssssss....

Hope its not sold out.

edit.  IN STOCK.  Hopefully that lasts until tomorrow- stuck on sick kid duty until then.

Damn it Ched..read this and hit Amazon (through the F13 link!) and ordered it next day. Thank god for Prime =)

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Reply #28 on: May 15, 2012, 04:49:15 PM

I want to say that if you hit "V" you'll see enemy hit point bars like in WoW. Was that just some fever dream or can anyone verify that while I'm at work?

I don't know if V shows it but I did see a way to turn that on in the options.

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Reply #29 on: May 15, 2012, 04:50:49 PM

I want to say that if you hit "V" you'll see enemy hit point bars like in WoW. Was that just some fever dream or can anyone verify that while I'm at work?

Verified.

Show monster health bars=V
Show player health bars=D
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Reply #30 on: May 15, 2012, 04:53:11 PM

On the subject of the in-game chat:

- Is it possible to create chat tabs instead of switching between channels in a single tab?

- Is it possible to create custom channels? It would be nice to have a #f13us and a #f13eu :)

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Reply #31 on: May 15, 2012, 05:02:40 PM

What's the point of Diablo 3? (I've never played any Diablo games-so forgive my ignorance)

To level up in Normal so you can play in harder and harder modes?

To gear up a toon for co-op play?

Why would people pay RL currency for items?

I can't figure out what makes it interesting/different. I bought the game and can't yet figure out why it's so highly anticipated. I don't mean this in a sarcastic way, just curious.
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Reply #32 on: May 15, 2012, 05:09:54 PM

You kill things and take their stuff.  That's pretty much it.  And that's all it needs to be.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #33 on: May 15, 2012, 05:16:07 PM

For me for D2 it was the twitch gameplay and the loot. If you weren't wearing out or breaking your mouse in D2 on a regular basis you were doing it wrong. This is the thing all the other Diablo "clones" get wrong -- they don't have enough monsters on the screen at once to wade through* I've only played D3 for an hour so I have no idea if it has the same clickfest at the highest difficulty that D2 has but that's what I'm hoping for. And the loot.

* Torchlight I never played at the highest difficulty so I don't know if has the same D2-style combat
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Reply #34 on: May 15, 2012, 05:18:08 PM

Things seem to get much more hectic after the skeleton king battle.  I definitely started hitting areas where the number of critters coming after you at once can be intimidating and not paying attention and getting surrounded without a way to deal with it can get you killed.
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