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Reply #105 on: May 17, 2012, 08:09:28 PM

Oh Goddamnit.  I was near end of book 2 (like, right before boss), joined up with a group way near beginning, and fucking rolled back 1 book.

Downside to grouping, going to check what happened with my henchman.

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Reply #106 on: May 17, 2012, 08:21:54 PM

Oh Goddamnit.  I was near end of book 2 (like, right before boss), joined up with a group way near beginning, and fucking rolled back 1 book.

Downside to grouping, going to check what happened with my henchman.

Pro tip, henchmen keep the items that you equipped them with so they are like a mannequin doll stash extension for me  DRILLING AND MANLINESS awesome, for real
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Reply #107 on: May 17, 2012, 08:35:35 PM

Yea. I've learned to not join except at start of chapters.

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Reply #108 on: May 17, 2012, 09:20:08 PM

The manual sucks for the DL version.  Are there "guilds" in D3?  Or, to add F13 folks I have to spam friend invites down the list?
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Reply #109 on: May 17, 2012, 09:22:38 PM

The manual sucks for the DL version.  Are there "guilds" in D3?  Or, to add F13 folks I have to spam friend invites down the list?
Not that I've seen. Throw it in windowed mode and have the Battletag thread on the side and it makes it easier. Copy and paste works, too.

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Reply #110 on: May 17, 2012, 11:25:25 PM

I'm almost embarrassed to ask, but how do you socket and gem your stuff? Facepalm
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Reply #111 on: May 17, 2012, 11:26:21 PM

You can't add sockets - you just find things that have sockets. If you have one, just drag a gem onto it.

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Reply #112 on: May 17, 2012, 11:27:36 PM

Once the gem is in the socket, you have to get the jeweler to take the gem OUT before you can replace it with something else, though. I couldn't override and destroy the old one when I tried earlier tonight.

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Reply #113 on: May 17, 2012, 11:35:07 PM

So, I've  been trying to get a better handle on how dual wield v. 2 handed things work, and trying to just judge for practical purposes based on what gives me a higher number in the "damage" field of my character sheet.  If I understand correctly dual wielding gives you an attack speed bonus... but is there any inherent bonus to a 2 hander?  The numbers don't seem to add up to me at the moment, as 2 handers are giving more damage than they "should" as near as I can tell...

Thoughts? info? spreadsheets?
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Reply #114 on: May 18, 2012, 12:21:00 AM

Thought I heard dual-wielding gave you the average damage between your two weapons + ~15% attack speed. In other words, you're probably better off wearing something else in your off-hand.
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Reply #115 on: May 18, 2012, 12:34:12 AM

Correct. Dual wielding alternates between the two weapons, plus a 15% bonus to attack speed for dual wielding. This means that your overall DPS is going to be the average of mainhand and offhand + 15%. But you have to consider, you probably are going to upgrade one weapon at a time, so you're never going to get that 15%. Also, you should only have 1 awesome socketed ruby that you are constantly upgrading to max, so one weapon is always going to be quite a bit better.

Also, for monk+barb having a shield on your OH gives 1/3rd extra armor which is 10% damage reduction, plus a 10-20% block percentage, which is much more valuable than 0-15% extra damage. And you can socket the shield, too.
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Reply #116 on: May 18, 2012, 02:55:27 AM

Something weird going on with public games - 90% of the time when I join one it's one person stood in town doing nothing and not responding to chat at all. I'm guessing they're just AFK leeching, but I can't imagine that actually works very well, if at all.

Only once so far got a 4-person public game.

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Reply #117 on: May 18, 2012, 06:04:00 AM

It came up a few times today, so thought I'd just inform others

Bank slots: first page is 10k per upgrade. To open the second tab costs 100k, but the next upgrade within that tab is only 10k again. I'm only two upgrades into the second tab, so don't know how much 3rd tab costs yet  but it is good that it isn't 100k for each upgrade in 2nd tab.

Third tab costs 200k
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Reply #118 on: May 18, 2012, 06:13:21 AM

You guys dumping your money into crafting?

I've been dumping money into stash slots because I'm an altaholic and a hoarder.

10k is too cheap for another row, friends with better blacksmiths can craft stuff for you.

Wait until you see the price for the third tab. 200k ouch.
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Reply #119 on: May 19, 2012, 05:44:06 PM

When am I supposed to meet my Jewelcrafter? I've finished Act 1 without running into him.
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Reply #120 on: May 19, 2012, 05:49:35 PM

Somewhere in Act 2.
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Reply #121 on: May 20, 2012, 09:21:35 AM

Is there an easy way to just fire a weapon without using a mouse/keyboard power? I'm not sure I will always want to do this, but I've been curious whether weapon power alone would suffice for things like my wand and crossbow. Is there a special key press I'm missing in keybindings? Or do I basically unassign a power from left/right mouse?

Why would people pay RL currency for items?
Diablo is as close as you can get to a slot machine while still retaining the word "game". People will pay money to improve when their patience runs out. Time-honored tradition in the Diablo series and MMOs.
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Reply #122 on: May 20, 2012, 10:03:14 AM

Or do I basically unassign a power from left/right mouse?

Yes.

I've done it accidentally a couple of times by clicking-dragging the ability off the toolbar button in combat. It rarely ended well for me  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #123 on: May 20, 2012, 10:38:43 AM

Level 16 Wizard at the end f Act 1. I keep getting my ass kicked by the Butcher. Do I just suck or do I need to go back and get a couple of levels before I go try him again.

When I say I keep getting my ass kicked, I mean I died to him over and over again until i had no money for potions and no money for repairs. I think the best I managed was to take him down to about 40% health. I tried different mixes of abilities but to no avail - basically he keep grabbing me and holding me over the flames while punching my face through the back of my skull until I die. If I try and run away, I either get backed into a corner where I am stuck or he uses his chain thing to haul me back into contact.

I should point out as well that the game is very jerky for me - not sure if that's server latency or my Macbook Air being a bit weedy for games so there's a fair bit of rubber-banding both f me and mobs.

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Reply #124 on: May 20, 2012, 10:56:05 AM

You CAN dodge the chainhook so your lag could be an issue there.

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Reply #125 on: May 20, 2012, 11:10:36 AM

Use the two healing wells tactically.  Keep moving while strafing.  Watch the floor, the tiles will glow before they burst into flame.  If the Butcher charges you and instead hits a wall he's stunned for a moment.  Wear his ass out at this point.

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Reply #126 on: May 20, 2012, 09:24:43 PM

Or do I basically unassign a power from left/right mouse?

Yes.

I've done it accidentally a couple of times by clicking-dragging the ability off the toolbar button in combat. It rarely ended well for me  Ohhhhh, I see.
Heh ok thanks. So basically, I really wouldn't want to do this on purpose then :)
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Reply #127 on: May 20, 2012, 09:30:15 PM

Level 16 Wizard at the end f Act 1. I keep getting my ass kicked by the Butcher. Do I just suck or do I need to go back and get a couple of levels before I go try him again.

When I say I keep getting my ass kicked, I mean I died to him over and over again until i had no money for potions and no money for repairs. I think the best I managed was to take him down to about 40% health. I tried different mixes of abilities but to no avail - basically he keep grabbing me and holding me over the flames while punching my face through the back of my skull until I die. If I try and run away, I either get backed into a corner where I am stuck or he uses his chain thing to haul me back into contact.

I should point out as well that the game is very jerky for me - not sure if that's server latency or my Macbook Air being a bit weedy for games so there's a fair bit of rubber-banding both f me and mobs.

I dont quite recall when you get all the wizard abilities, but I watched my fiancee beat the butcher on her wizard yesterday. What she did was keep up the ice shield spell, when she got hooked the butcher would freeze for some small amount of time. During that freeze, she would then cast ice nova and run away. Basically it was then just playing very safe running around till ice nova came off CD. it took awhile, but it worked.
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Reply #128 on: May 20, 2012, 09:40:45 PM

Level 16 Wizard at the end f Act 1. I keep getting my ass kicked by the Butcher. Do I just suck or do I need to go back and get a couple of levels before I go try him again.

When I say I keep getting my ass kicked, I mean I died to him over and over again until i had no money for potions and no money for repairs. I think the best I managed was to take him down to about 40% health. I tried different mixes of abilities but to no avail - basically he keep grabbing me and holding me over the flames while punching my face through the back of my skull until I die. If I try and run away, I either get backed into a corner where I am stuck or he uses his chain thing to haul me back into contact.

I should point out as well that the game is very jerky for me - not sure if that's server latency or my Macbook Air being a bit weedy for games so there's a fair bit of rubber-banding both f me and mobs.

Normal/Wizard cheese: Diamond skin->Channel Arcane Torrent or Ray of Frost into target. Run the hell away until Diamond skin is back up. Wave of Force with Impactful Wave is also awesome for stunning bosses.
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Reply #129 on: May 21, 2012, 11:07:28 AM

It came up a few times today, so thought I'd just inform others

Bank slots: first page is 10k per upgrade. To open the second tab costs 100k, but the next upgrade within that tab is only 10k again. I'm only two upgrades into the second tab, so don't know how much 3rd tab costs yet  but it is good that it isn't 100k for each upgrade in 2nd tab.

Third tab costs 200k

Thanks, I forgot to post that here after upgrading it. Only have a few more slots to open now before blowing gold leveling crafters for no reason

Also, I ended up finding this wiki page showing total cost of upgrading all of your stash is 420k
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Reply #130 on: May 22, 2012, 02:02:50 PM

Looks like my problem was entirely down to lag from somewhere. I tried it again at lunchtime today playing on my PC at work and it was a walk in the park, never even touched either of the health shrines and used one potion in total.

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Reply #131 on: May 22, 2012, 02:05:13 PM

stunning bosses.

This is basically the way to get past bosses you are having trouble with.  All the bosses through the end of nightmare can be stunned, and it makes it a ton easier if you take advantage of this fact.  So, if you are having trouble, look over your available runes, there is a good chance you've got some abilities which can stun which you can switch to for boss fights.
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Reply #132 on: May 22, 2012, 05:11:39 PM

I am on Act 1, Nightmare. If I Change Quest to Kill Azmodan - ACT III - Normal to help a friend powerlevel, will I lose all my progress? I get a warning that says I will lose all my currently saved progress..
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Reply #133 on: May 22, 2012, 05:15:31 PM

You would have to start from the beginning of whatever quest you're on in Act 1 NM.

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Reply #134 on: May 22, 2012, 06:14:52 PM

Thanks
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Reply #135 on: May 22, 2012, 07:41:41 PM

Item identification: why?

If you don't need scrolls or anything, then why do I have to click a rare to "reveal" its properties? Is doing so randomly generating the stats on it?

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Reply #136 on: May 22, 2012, 07:43:12 PM

I imagine partly so you know what type of item it is before you pick it up.

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Reply #137 on: May 22, 2012, 07:45:03 PM

And partly so you go OH BOY WHAT IS IT.

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Reply #138 on: May 22, 2012, 07:49:06 PM

That use to work, but now it's just downtime before I say, yep it's crap.

Maybe they should half the cast/identify time now that people have played with it for over a week now...
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Reply #139 on: May 22, 2012, 09:25:33 PM

I imagine partly so you know what type of item it is before you pick it up.

But you know already what type it is, at least from the picture. meh...

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