1. #3341
    i ran into my third earlier today only to find he was one i fought an killed before.

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    Anyone getting lag spikes every few minutes lately? The spikes happen ever minute or 2, it is really annoying.

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    there have been people complaining about lag spikes since 0.11.0(more than usual) those that have posted about it on the forums were asked to run WinMTR and post the results, and those that have usualy find that their ISP is doing something daft.
    But tbh it could just be a combo of the new 4 month leagues a influx of new players and old returning to play in them and it being the weekend

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    I had some nasty packet loss over the weekend, but they were ISP-related. Lost a HC witch I was working on due to that, and almost lost my Ranger but I was able to Alt-F4 before death was registered. As for non-ISP-related issues, the game has been running fine for me.

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    Almost lost my 30 onslaught char twice due to my nvidia 780 driver black screens last night, so I driversweept and went to stock 780 drivers and still happens /sigh. Also the spiking was on my end, I guess my ISP doesn't like me watching twitch or netflix so I get a 50% packetloss one one of the tracert jumps.
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    Almost died yesterday due massive fps drop (something bad was happening on my comp with other programs). Got almost heartattack

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    http://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/434870

    Season Three starts this weekend, and the signature event will be the new Descent Races, which sounds quite interesting.

  8. #3348
    Descent sounds awesome. I know I'll at least try a few of them.

    So how's everyone's progress in the new leagues so far?

    Personally, I haven't completed any challenges yet, but that's just because I know it's pointless to waste time grabbing the low hanging fruit right now. I'm currently 77 in Anarchy on my witch, trying to build up my map pool. 12/13 On rogue exiles, 14 of 90 on uniques. I also have a 54 marauder in onslaught.

    I'm pleased with the progress I've made so far, and I'm confidant that if RNG goes my way just a little bit I can complete all the challenges. The one that scares me the most is the map one though. 77 Maps are so damn hard to get to. I may end up paying someone to let me put their maps in the device if map RNG doesn't go my way. Also, I play solo, (or duo with a friend) which pretty much means I'm fighting with both feet in a bucket. But I will persevere!
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    The hardest to get challenges will be the unique and passive once.

    I have a 66 FP is onslaught with a couple of lower chars and a 83 discharger in anarchy. Must say I'm a bit disappointed with the fact that it's so advantageous for me to keep going in anarchy if I aim to complete all the challenges as the character and currencies will mean nothing to me once the 4 months is up.

    Other than that I'm having a blast, I'm at 11/32/21/1/31/33/44/41 on the challenges so far for 215/512 completed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redblade View Post
    The hardest to get challenges will be the unique and passive once.

    I have a 66 FP is onslaught with a couple of lower chars and a 83 discharger in anarchy. Must say I'm a bit disappointed with the fact that it's so advantageous for me to keep going in anarchy if I aim to complete all the challenges as the character and currencies will mean nothing to me once the 4 months is up.

    Other than that I'm having a blast, I'm at 11/32/21/1/31/33/44/41 on the challenges so far for 215/512 completed.
    I consider the passives to be one of the easier ones. Should only take about 20-30 characters getting to level 35 or so to finish. Once you have a good stockpile of uniques you can use race strategies and get 35 in like an hour and a half. You should be able to knock out the notable and keystone passives one in like 3 days tops, with absolutely no RNG.

    The 90 uniques will be difficult. Someone on Reddit did the math, and it's about 75-120 exalts worth of gear. Difficult, but far from impossible. The maps are by far more scary to me. Look at Kripparrian; rolling his own maps and playing with a full group, he didn't even see a 77 map drop until he was almost 92. And maps that high are expensive as fuck to buy, as people typically will spend multiple exalts just rolling them, so you'll have to give up an arm and a leg to buy one, or get ridiculously lucky with map RNG.

    I'm actually not at all scared of needing to vendor a 6 link oddly enough. I'll just farm normal ledge with a full set of rarity gear until a Tabula Rasa drops lol.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    I consider the passives to be one of the easier ones. Should only take about 20-30 characters getting to level 35 or so to finish. Once you have a good stockpile of uniques you can use race strategies and get 35 in like an hour and a half. You should be able to knock out the notable and keystone passives one in like 3 days tops, with absolutely no RNG.
    You might be right, even so I'd say that is one of the more tedious once.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    The 90 uniques will be difficult. Someone on Reddit did the math, and it's about 75-120 exalts worth of gear. Difficult, but far from impossible.
    Looking at the price of exalteds I'd say it's harder than you think. That's what, 4-6000 chaos with the current prices. Without getting lucky with a few of the rare once you're fairly screwed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    The maps are by far more scary to me. Look at Kripparrian; rolling his own maps and playing with a full group, he didn't even see a 77 map drop until he was almost 92. And maps that high are expensive as fuck to buy, as people typically will spend multiple exalts just rolling them, so you'll have to give up an arm and a leg to buy one, or get ridiculously lucky with map RNG.
    Perhaps, still don't see it being that hard in the end as you could literally buy your way to the once you need in the end, expensive for sure but up to 70 maps are easy to come by.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurcus View Post
    I'm actually not at all scared of needing to vendor a 6 link oddly enough. I'll just farm normal ledge with a full set of rarity gear until a Tabula Rasa drops lol.
    Yeah need to go farm for that one as well if it doesn't drop in one of my maps/docks runs.
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    I just started playing again shortly after 0.11. Got bored of my EK witch and made a LA ranger instead. Got kind of lucky when I bought a Voll's Protector chest for like 2 chaos, then jeweler's it to 6 sockets and linked 4 of them. I wanted to try discharge because blowing up every mob in a screen's region is hilarious, but sadly I don't have the gear to go along with the Voll's so I sold it for 2 exalted orbs and bought a crappy Lioneye's Glare with that and a bunch of other orbs. I actually found a 6s/5l white armor in a rare map I did and alc'ed it with life/es + 2 low resists.

    Apparently luck was with me yesterday as I was doing maps in a public group and a Sharvonne's Wrappings dropped off the boss in Overgrown Ruin, allocated to me. Already blew 80 jewelers so far to try to get it 6 socketed, but no luck so far...started with 3 sockets, ended with 2. Just going to keep farming on my ranger. Now I am looking at builds that are centered around this amazing chest piece and I think I am going to try to make a low life/righteous fire/pain attunement + discharger for extreme lols once I get other pieces of gear so I can sustain RF infinitely with a decent amount of ES.

  13. #3353
    The Descent was pretty interesting, but I doubt I'd play a ranger again. So slow starting out, but most of that could be because I didn't get any useful drops until 45 minutes in. The No Projectile league was pretty interesting. I was curious as to how they would do this, since Witch and Ranger start as ranged, and was relieved when the first area allowed for ranged. After that, ranged attacks did no damage.

    On another note, I lost two Onslaught chars to latency. This was no fault of the game, and all due to my connection. Had the modem replaced and a line technician do some rewiring due to some noise. Much better now, but lost 2 uniques because of that. Have already restarted one of the chars, which was doing quite well. DW/Block Claw Ranger was halfway through Cruel and doing fine, though I'll probably tweak my passive progression a bit this time.

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    Descent was cool. I took rank 130 as Duelist, because I, (along with everyone else it seemed lol) figured they'd start with cleave, and cleave is OP in races. I could have placed a LOT higher than 130, but I died in the last 3 minutes. I was literally one shotted by a rare discharge mob. He was the only guy in a room, I walk up to him, dual strike him once, he melees me back for almost no damage then instantly uses discharge and I die from 100% to dead. I looked at the affixes, gains power charge on crit, increased crit and crit damage. I was positive 7 lightning res, (I was in cruel) with 394 life, with all the life nodes I could get in the race. Thankfully, dead characters still count for Descent races, just really frustrating to go as tanky as possible and die to a one shot in a 1v1 with absolutely no misplays. With another 3 minutes to farm that area, with my kill speed, I probably could have been like 80 ranks higher. Oh well, QQ. Gonna race marauder next time and rush for the lightning res nodes past diamond skin, because dischargers are fucking insane and crit damage reduction seems insane for mitigating RNG. You need fire res in the first couple levels, then it's all cold and lightning aside from a few Merveil spawn exploders.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

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    This having to sit on uniques is painful, must have 10+ exalted worth of them in my stash...
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  16. #3356
    So, I just updated PoE... and I have to say: I hope the other armor pieces also become an update, the new helmets stick out like a sore thumb (atleast in my eyes).

    On another note: Is it now possible to facetank mobs with armor alone or would you still get easily crushed?

  17. #3357
    Quote Originally Posted by Vocah View Post
    On another note: Is it now possible to facetank mobs with armor alone or would you still get easily crushed?
    It's easier than it used to be, some mobs still require a bit of skill to fight and some end game bosses still require you to use ranged abilities or traps. With the right build and granite flasks you can deal with most things head on though.


    Unrelated note, 39 uniques 14 maps and 180 ish passives to go for my t-shirt the rest isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vocah View Post
    On another note: Is it now possible to facetank mobs with armor alone or would you still get easily crushed?
    Armor alone, as in no other buffs? Not a granite flask or endurance charges, etc... no. Well, yes. But it is not the best idea at endgame too often.

    As Redblade said, it is possible with buffs and so on. Also easier than before. But the mobs(+mods) are too brutal most of the time to actually facetank via armor alone.

    Evasion is kinda awesome now when mixed with other mitigation options though. I have found some dodge goes a long way in combination with Armor, HP or ES. GGG made more options for mitigation feasible in the last big patch.

  19. #3359
    i saw on the announcements they are going to be tinkering with the rangers side of the passive tree soon

  20. #3360
    Yea, Ranger definitely needs a Duelist-esque rework at the start of the tree/web. It's very difficult to run Ranger melee, well not difficult. But not worth it in a lot of cases.

    Early mana issues & weird melee talents that don't compliment any thing around that area for melee kinda suck for Ranger.

    I never know why I would play a Ranger over a Duelist, tbh. I just get everything I need quicker and with less effort as a Duelist.

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