Are people saying that alt + f4 is better than portal scrolling or?
I think I'd rather do a portal scroll... :p
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High level d2 was very much based around botting. Bots hosted games all the time.
Actually playing D2 was and is irreverent. The meta game is based around botting effectively and power trading.
A serious player would never take the risk. Many HC characters do content WAY over level too. Like people will grind to the point of no longer gaining experience in act 1 before fighting Merveil. Imagine girding to almost level 26 on sea witches...
Alt f4, portals, over leveling-- anything to reduce risk.
Softcore is whatever.
Not that what you said is wrong persé, it's just that the server crash was instant. The cause of that crash an accumulation of stress, which lead to your mentioned lag, which eventually domino'd the entire server. But a Server crash, like boom, server is gone, that works as I described.
Last edited by Vespian; 2013-02-04 at 06:36 PM.
for dual wield duelist.
but I found few variations of this build:
+125% increased crit chance
+15% crit damage
+3% attack speed
+11% attack speed
+5% max elemental resists
+8% attack speed
+5% max elemental resists
-125% increased crit chance
-15% increased crit damage
-some elemental resist nodes (12 all and 30 fire)
-twin terrors branch
-the small gallantry dw node behind axe
-the 95% armor nodes (duelist and marauder areas)
-the one hand nodes near marauder area
-iron reflex/unwavering stance
-104% nore armor/dodge (the hybrid nodes)
-dual wield nodes above arrow dodging (basicaley replacing the ones under axe from his build with an extra 2% ias and 4% block)
-fencing (replacing the one hand nodes near marauder area)
I can't seem to decide which is the better...
(these builds are taken from the official forums)
Last edited by tangosmango; 2013-02-04 at 08:33 PM.
Been leveling a templar necromancer...only at level 26 and going well atm, grabbed arc when it was a quest reward...spells damn near OP no need to aim which is handy when the mobs are covered in zombiegeddon.
I really didn't mean to somehow start a rant about proper technique for rage quitting a game and the biology of servers; I apologize to this thread. I have definitely been Blizz-killed several times in Diablo 3 and felt the need to complain about it, your character absolutely gets kicked off immediately the second the server hiccups (was actually very annoying a couple of days ago when it happened every few minutes).
I do appreciate it, as well. Blizzard thinks people are "abusing" SnE in D2 and they need to force you to get out of combat to portal/leave the game but all they did was help make hardcore unplayable. If they had perfect servers and everyone had perfect connections...maybe. But they don't, and we don't. Good on PoE for doing everything it can to encourage people to challenge themselves with hardcore instead of doing everything it can to encourage people to play softcore and pay them money via trading. I simply hope that a game-oriented focus instead of a profit-oriented focus won't ruin the game in the long run...after all, it DOES still need to make a profit. With character customization so nonexistant (where are all the pretty hats?) I wonder how they will make much money via microtransactions without making the game p2w.
People will only buy so many cosmetics before they have one for every char and slot. GGG needs some stuff that can be bought repeatedly.
I wouldnt be all that opposed to them selling acts for maybe 10$ as long as they only add story+quests (that rewards stuff that can drop anyway)
They think that if they make the best game they possibly can people will put their wallet where their mouth is and start throwing money at them. Unfortunately, I bet they won't.
FYI you can buy less frivolous things, like me, stash tabs, you'll need em' for the tons of orbs or skill gems you're going to hoard.
I already bought stash tabs, but in all honesty, I won't be buying any cosmetic enhancements, I have no desire to have them in this sort of game. I would have been happy to buy the game in the first place though, or to pay for increased content in the future. I'm also not entirely sure how they will make a profit long-term.
As I've said a long way back in this thread, I think the coding on the game is piss poor, but the game is good.
Last edited by Diocassius; 2013-02-04 at 09:31 PM.
Personally, I'm just waiting for them to get to the point where the game is in the "totally finished" stage and they can start pumping out real flavor gear. My witch needs giant black demon wings so that everyone will know I'm special when I "afk" around town, after all.