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Reply #245 on: August 21, 2012, 11:28:14 PM

Pushed myself forward a few steps in Inferno, and it isn't nearly as annoying (with my spec/gear).

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Reply #246 on: August 21, 2012, 11:42:43 PM

lower end "good" gear seems a lot more plentiful in this patch.

I ran through act 1 tonight and this is the impression I also walked away with. Boosting the amount of rare/magic items that drop, and increasing the min/max damage 61 and 62 weapons can have means that I'm finding a lot of items that are actually decent.

Before the patch playing Diablo 3 felt like sifting through trash. You hoped to find some okay items amongst all the garbage that you could then sell to buy good items in the AH. Now it feels like I'm finding mostly okay items, and I'm hoping for good items amongst them. This makes me feel like progressing through Inferno while completely ignoring the AH is a realistic goal. I didn't even feel compelled to sell the items I found tonight in the AH, as it felt like the good items were already in reach without resorting to the AH.

The Paragon system also makes a pretty big impact in how worthwhile playing feels. Even if I did a run through Act 1 and got nothing useful, I'd still feel like I was closer to hitting the jackpot than I was before I started playing that night.

If they can fix the 1-59 itemization, I'll probably take the other classes deep into Inferno which is more than I expected to be able to say about the game if you had asked me in June.

Edit: I did reach Paragon 1 tonight. If anyone is wondering, that net my Barbarian 3 STR, 2 VIT, 1 DEX, and 1 INT. Not a massive boost, but definitely significant if you put the hours in to get to 100.
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Reply #247 on: August 22, 2012, 03:19:57 AM

I didn't see anything in the patch notes, but this is the first time in months that I can play without everything on screen stuttering.  Until now the game has been nearly unplayable since the 1.01 patch.  So, there's that.

Lots of lower level loot dropping, much more than normal for my 25 barb.  None of it was usable, but it's a step in the right direction at least.
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Reply #248 on: August 22, 2012, 06:12:19 AM

The lower mob damage is great.  I can finally play my monk without going defensive on every single fucking ability/passive.  The weapon change is amazing too.   I played act 1 for a bit and I was actually seeing not horrible weapon drops.
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Reply #249 on: August 22, 2012, 06:21:41 AM

Logged in and played my Barb.

For Five minutes.

It still feels ... empty.  Didn't help that I also felt really, really, really underpowered and going to the AH to browse was just a morale mistake.

Ah well.  You can't say I didn't try.  Well, you can.  But fuck you anyway.

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Reply #250 on: August 22, 2012, 08:00:02 AM

Lol, I just did exactly the same thing, except I lasted about 15 mins.

I wasn't feeling particularly underpowered, in fact I was ploughing through Act 1 Inferno no problems, it just felt boring very fast.

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Reply #251 on: August 22, 2012, 08:03:47 AM

Logged in and tried to do an inferno butcher run.... server crashed.

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Reply #252 on: August 22, 2012, 08:12:57 AM

My friend I was duoing with picked up a Andariel's Visage legendary helm last night. It was raining loot on us. Blues and yellows everywhere.

That being said, I can definitely see how they switched the elemental damage of elites. Lightning and desecrator are much more terrifying now than previously.

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Reply #253 on: August 22, 2012, 08:36:55 AM

Ahhh, is that what they did ?

Lightning fuckers killed me and I wondered why.

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Reply #254 on: August 22, 2012, 08:53:00 AM

On the other hand, lower levels are even more lulzy than they were. Hydra alone is all I need to cast to deal with 90% of monsters in early nightmare.
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Reply #255 on: August 22, 2012, 01:24:01 PM

I got at least 2 ~850 dps weapon drops in Act 1 Inferno which is light years beyond what I was seeing in general before. And my dogs actually lived through a plagued/molten/vortex/jailer!

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Reply #256 on: August 22, 2012, 01:26:51 PM

I think Vortex/Descrator/Molten/Electric may be my new "Most Dangerous Game"

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Reply #257 on: August 22, 2012, 03:02:00 PM

Hmm, guess I made the right choice :P Played the game for only a few days following its release, then stopped because of my usual huge backlog of unfinished games, and now I started again after 1.0.4 . Still feels new and shiny  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #258 on: August 23, 2012, 12:44:36 AM

Might just be my imagination, but it seems like they did some nice QoL changes that missed the notes. First is some work on the ice crystals for frozen elites, as they now show a little blue aura that indicates the explosion radius. Likewise the little novas from molten elites, they are now much bigger and pronounced. Harder to forget you are standing in one after winning and die. Noticed one other thing, but forgot what it was. I'll edit if i remember...

Edit: Good patch is good. I am having fun on my necro witchdoctor again!

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Reply #259 on: August 23, 2012, 07:39:28 AM

After spending the last 2 days playing Act II I honeslty notice little difference other then the difficulty.  I still havent seen shit for drops although I do see better stats on some items but I have vendored everything.  I still havent had a drop I can use and still get level 51 items doing Inferno level.  As a wizard they have upped dmg in different areas which again makes it a little easier but I feel like the game was post patch as it was prepatch in terms of what Im doing and getting, etc.  Im playing Inferno, getting drops I vendor and waiting for GW2.  I dont expect all my drops to be uberrific but after a good 10-12 hours of playtime since patch I would like to see 1 decent item...but c'est la vie. 
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Reply #260 on: August 23, 2012, 08:22:29 AM

I'm seeing a lot more drops, including 60-63 stuff out of Act 2, but I'd agree that we're still knee deep in the RNG portion of usefulness. They haven't addressed that yet.

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Reply #261 on: August 23, 2012, 10:34:18 AM

After spending the last 2 days playing Act II I honeslty notice little difference other then the difficulty.  I still havent seen shit for drops although I do see better stats on some items but I have vendored everything.  I still havent had a drop I can use and still get level 51 items doing Inferno level.  As a wizard they have upped dmg in different areas which again makes it a little easier but I feel like the game was post patch as it was prepatch in terms of what Im doing and getting, etc.  Im playing Inferno, getting drops I vendor and waiting for GW2.  I dont expect all my drops to be uberrific but after a good 10-12 hours of playtime since patch I would like to see 1 decent item...but c'est la vie. 

This is my exact same experience.  I will say I am seeing a ton more rare drops but since 99.99% of them are still unsellable crap it results in just more cockteasing.  I suppose my expectations/current gear are too high since I never really stopped playing, I don't really give a crap if a few more 800+ weapons drop when the upgrade I need is 1kdps + 900 LoH + IAS.  All of the upgrades I need still cost 10's of millions and the only reliable way to get them is to farm for days on end. 

I have not yet tried out any new builds though so maybe that is the spice I need to refresh my appetite.
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Reply #262 on: August 23, 2012, 10:36:59 AM

I think the new builds have adjusted what happens to be the "it" prefixes outside of your standard DPS/AR stats.

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Reply #263 on: August 23, 2012, 11:14:16 AM

The game is actually playable now on my Wizard /swoon
Before the patch, there was no real use playing her, and even on my Demon hunter it could get real dodgy real fast, and the game simply wasnt fun.
The Paragon levels, while nothing special, at least give me the illusion im not mindlessly grinding stuff for no reason, except maybe to try and get loot which wouldnt drop.

I'm noticing that my lightning Hydras are packing more of a punch, and while there are some hard combos still in the game, there's nothing unkillable like there was before. I'm still fairly sure i won't buy any expansions when they come out, but in the meantime, i have something to occupy myself with inbetween TSW (and GW2 soon)

I only used the AH to buy a lvl 60 weapon on either character when i hit 60
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Reply #264 on: August 24, 2012, 06:48:55 AM

I added another 8 hours of play last night and still got nothing of any real value so that a good 20 hours of play since 1.04 and I've gotten shit for loot which again is exactly what I was getting pre-1.04.  Thankfully GW2 is out tonight and I dont have to log back in to D3 again.  Far as Im concerned 1.04 simply made the game a little easier...thats it. 
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Reply #265 on: August 24, 2012, 07:02:32 AM

I got a bunch of yellow upgrades \o/

People also seem to have become nicer, linking items in chat and if they are an upgrade, freely giving them to you.
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Reply #266 on: August 24, 2012, 08:32:37 AM

The new barbarian rend build is ridiculous. If you are not doing it yet, do it. I'm running Bash as my main attack to generate fury, ground smash to pull in all the mobs, and then rend with the lifesteal to own stuff. Add in WW as they are rended and stunned with the smash, along with my Wrath Berserker, and it's all over in a matter of seconds.

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Reply #267 on: August 24, 2012, 09:13:14 AM

The new barbarian rend build is ridiculous. If you are not doing it yet, do it. I'm running Bash as my main attack to generate fury, ground smash to pull in all the mobs, and then rend with the lifesteal to own stuff. Add in WW as they are rended and stunned with the smash, along with my Wrath Berserker, and it's all over in a matter of seconds.

Sprint with tornados was too addictive.  Any other build feels like running in molasses.
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Reply #268 on: August 25, 2012, 10:21:10 AM

So I played Inferno act 1 for the first time since the weeks after release... result: Trolley-loads of rares, zero legendaries. One side-grade, no upgrades. Two or maybe three items that might get sold on AH but probably not. No 1H weapon above 800 DPS. Earned about 500K and two paragon levels.

Bottom line, like others I can't really tell any difference in terms of loot. The vendor trash might have higher stats but it's still vendor trash.

Edit:
Lightning Hydra is now rather awesome, to the point where Wizard devolves to throwing it down and just dodging.


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Reply #269 on: August 25, 2012, 10:50:20 AM

I mostly do group play- are drops better in groups?

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Reply #270 on: August 25, 2012, 10:53:40 AM

I mostly play in group, i dont think the drops are better, it's simply that as a group you usually advance faster so there's more in the same amount of time played (unless you're really fast on your own, which im not) and a higher chance of getting something good somewhere in there.

Also, in group plays other people have stuff drop, and occasionally they link it and are willing to give you, or trade you.

I've gotten a few upgrades, and tons of trash, also finally managed to advance in Inferno and in A4 now.
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Reply #271 on: August 28, 2012, 09:20:18 PM

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Reply #272 on: August 29, 2012, 11:07:52 AM

HOW ARE CRIMINALS TREATED IN YOUR LAND?

How odd, in the Order they're merely forced to play this game...

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Reply #273 on: August 29, 2012, 11:37:05 AM

HOW ARE CRIMINALS TREATED IN YOUR LAND?

I hate that guy with the passion of a thousand suns. He's offensively stupid.

Mind you, the male wizard voice over is equally adept at completely ruining any atmosphere so I guess I deserve what I get. anyone who, when facing the entire army of Hell and their legions, simply says "We'll slaughter them like we did Be'Lial" has got a bit of an ego problem.
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Reply #274 on: August 31, 2012, 07:22:10 AM

The Monk is the coolest of the bunch, bar none.

I tend to use the templar when playing solo but that's because I like the enchantress less.

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Reply #275 on: August 31, 2012, 11:03:25 AM

The enchantress voice is so beyond awful. "Oh I was merely curious!"

STFU.

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Reply #276 on: August 31, 2012, 11:55:23 AM

The enchantress voice is so beyond awful. "Oh I was merely curious!"

STFU.
Leah has her beat with her sarcastically whining "Don't worry about me!" all the time.  I just want to reply with "I wont, you no life bar having annoying twit".
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Reply #277 on: September 01, 2012, 01:23:39 PM

I hate Leah so much I was legit happy when she turned into Diablo and I killed her.

Listening to her babble about the inn she wanted to open made me sick.

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Reply #278 on: September 01, 2012, 05:46:03 PM

Listening to her babble about the inn she wanted to open made me sick.

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