Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Krovven

Real Name Krovven   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Krovven
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage None given.
Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
Total Comments 6759 (Guru)
User ID 19048
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play
13. Re: SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play Mar 18, 2014, 16:56 Krovven
 
I may still pick this up when it's dirt cheap. But at this point I may as well just wait for Tropico 5.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2014, 15:48 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 14:50:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 12:45:

Also, grinding in T3+ for loot is terribly inefficient and should only be done for Paragon.
The reality is, you're not going to get new higher tier loot until you start grinding T3+, that's where the good stuff starts dropping.

This is the kind of misinformation (aka: funny stuff) I'm refering to.

At level 60 regardless of which difficulty you play on (Normal to Torment), the same loot drops. As you progress from Torment 1-6 there is an increased chance for legendaries to drop, values are unknown. At level 70 only in Torment there are new Legendaries that can drop as well.

See post #14 http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12090019460

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
25. Re: Diablo III Auction House Closed Mar 18, 2014, 13:40 Krovven
 
Some funny stuff in here from people that don't really know what they are talking about. But whatever, most of it won't matter in a week or they'll figure it out soon enough.

2 things though, gems will be needed for Enchanting costs. And T3 is only inefficient if that's all you can handle and is entirely dependent upon your gear. And what you can handle now at lvl 60 is going to change in a week as you progress to 70 and find new gear.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tomb Raider "Exceeded Profit Expectations"
25. Re: Tomb Raider Mar 7, 2014, 14:35 Krovven
 
Just got it for free on PS+ this week!

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2014, 06:56 Krovven
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 04:50:
no Im not bullshiting. I didnt get a orange drop from the King.

Still having a hard time believing you, seeing as this is all over the forums and people have been killing Skeleton King with all their characters to get the guaranteed legendary. And Blizz has even posted that it can't be hotfixed and requires a patch.

InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 04:50:
I have over 15 bnet friends, they are simply not playing. Why oh why would that be???

So you haven't played the game in a year and a half or more and you are surprised that in the 2-3 hour window that you logged in that nobody else was on. /facepalm

InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 04:50:
Under settings it specifically states "HARDCORE CHARACTERS CANT CHANGE GAME DIFFICULTY". And everything is greyed out. Granted I was already in the game.

This is why I'm hostile, because of stupid shit like this. You can't even figure out how to do the most basic of things like change the games difficulty settings or join chat channels. I just told you how to change settings and I just told you that you can't lower the difficulty on the fly while in hardcore mode and you still respond with the above.

BTW, it says "You can't lower/raise the difficulty while PLAYING a hardcore hero". Back out to the menu, change the difficulty, load the game. It's not a difficult concept.

And, you are saying the loot hasn't changed and the skills haven't changed. Yet everyone else has been posting about how the loot has changed, how the loots relations to skills has changed and how the game is much more fun. Yet according to the guy that hasn't played since launch, constantly goes into D3 related threads trashing the game, constantly spreading misinformation...nothing in the game has changed. It's impossible to take you seriously or believe a word you say.

InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 04:50:
There is nothing wrong wih my computer, I currently run and play DCS: World, a very resource hungry and intensive Aeroplane simulation and it runs very very well on my system. The game runs well once it loads, but it keeps loading shit on the fly and during those times there is noticable slowdowns. This is an ENGINE limitation.

Clearly there is. I have an aging Core 2 E6600 2.4ghz cpu, 4gig ram, AMD 5800 series video card with the game running off a 7200rpm hard drive and I don't have problems with the game loading or playing.

This comment was edited on Mar 7, 2014, 07:04.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2014, 04:26 Krovven
 
So you killed the Skeleton King and didn't get a Legendary? Considering it's a widely known bug right now that every character (even level 60's) that kill the SK for the first time are getting a Legendary, I call bullshit on that. Were you looting clickable corpses and chests? If not, then you significantly lower your chance at getting Legendaries. They also have a system running in the background that prevents people from going hours and hours without getting a legendary drop. Batman logged on to the game tonight and got a Legendary within 5-10min of playing. 30min later on he joined my group and got another within a few minutes.

Monks are probably the most boring class before patch and still are, in my opinion.

There ARE battle.net chat channels, you have to join them via the options in the chat window, plus you can join Communities for additional chat. Sorry you have no friends, I'm not surprised. Join a clan.

You change the difficulty on the main menu under Game Settings before you are in-game. Hardcore characters cannot lower the difficulty on the fly as can be done in non-hardcore.

If your computer can't handle D3, then something is wrong with your computer. My comp is far slower and older than yours and I run it just fine at 1920x1080, in fact it plays even better since the patch as they have fixed a lot of the art that did cause frame loss for me.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
99. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 17:49 Krovven
 
Up until the launch of RoS. It's not really that big of a bonus, depending what difficulty you are playing and the gear you have and if you are playing in a group.

XP bonuses per difficulty... http://us.battle.net/d3/en/game/guide/gameplay/game-difficulty

ie: Hellfire Ring gives a 35% xp increase, but you can't get that until lvl 60, farm some keys and do the Uber boss fights for components to make the ring. There is also the Leorics Ring that provides a bonus up to 30% depending on the roll you got. This ring also now drops at all lvls instead of being a lvl 14 specific drop.

So if you are capable of playing the higher Torment difficulties and play with a group and have the right gear, you can get up to a 3000% xp bonus, which makes the 50% bonus not that big of a deal.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
97. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 15:03 Krovven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 14:50:
I guess I'll know this soon enough, but when you have two or more level 60 charaters, do you share a common experience bar? Since the Paragon levels are shared across the account...

Paragon xp is account wide. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/13020718
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
96. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 6, 2014, 15:03 Krovven
 
I've never been a big fan of the Monk and it's my least played class. I got mine to lvl 60 and about 15 Paragon before the patch and haven't really played it since.

http://www.diablofans.com/ has been posting some builds you can try for all the classes over the last few days.

Moldran posted yesterday a video showing some testing with the new stat Area Damage and how powerful it can be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBQL2MIUSjk

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
88. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 14:40 Krovven
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:18:
Really? People don't connect their XBOX's and PS3/4's to the internet? That seems like a strange statement considering that the XBone requires it, and the PS4 was also going to do it until they saw Microsoft getting their balls kicked into their brain, then smartly changed course as they saw that people in fact, want an offline option.

Do you even know what you are saying when you post this stuff? I'm not even going to bother typing out the obvious contradiction in what you said here. It speaks for itself.

BTW, Xbox One no longer requires an internet connection (except for initial setup) due to said outcry.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
84. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 13:35 Krovven
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 12:17:
Krovven wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 04:23:
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 00:08:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2.
Your naivete is very cute.

As is your idiocy. The AH was Blizz's answer to getting people away from dealing with shady 3rd party sites selling gold an items. They wanted a piece of that, hard to fault them for it.
My idiocy.... They put up the auction house to create a new recurring revenue stream from D3. It was put up for profit...not to fix anything. Do not try to attribute altruism to something obviously motivated by greed. Look, you're a Blizzard fanboi, I get that....but if you want people to believe you're offering logical arguments, don't let the BlizzLove bleed through quite o clearly.

Then why did they have the gold AH at all? Why not just straight up sell items? Why shut them down instead of making changes and keeping the RMAH to keep that profit going? Why make the items BoA and shut both the AH's down? Keep trying troll.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
77. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 04:23 Krovven
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 00:08:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2.
Your naivete is very cute.

As is your idiocy. The AH was Blizz's answer to getting people away from dealing with shady 3rd party sites selling gold an items. They wanted a piece of that, hard to fault them for it. It worked, but it caused problems with the game. I was all for the inclusion of the GAH, but it hurt the game so I'm all for getting rid of it and going with the system they have now. I'd just like to see them open up the trading to within clan members instead of just the group you are with.

On another note, I got a pretty sweet game breaking helm tonight. Blind Faith, 32.9% chance to blind enemies. Changing my build to pure DPS (320k), my Wiz can solo Torment 6 quite easily with this helm.

Wizards really are a bit OP right now and I wouldn't be surprised if they get nerfed a bit.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
68. removed Mar 4, 2014, 18:30 Krovven
 
* REMOVED *
This comment was deleted on Mar 5, 2014, 07:08.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
67. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 18:28 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 17:44:
They could have easily had offline and separate online functionality without impacting it.

Isn't that kind of the point though? There were problems with offline and online Diablo 2. They couldn't easily have a separate offline functionality without having the same problems.

blizzard-says-it-was-wrong-to-allow-offline-play-in-diablo-ii

It comes down entirely to what a few people want and what's better for the whole of the game. They are never going to make everyone happy. Removing the AH has a lot of people upset, making gear BoA has a lot of people upset. But it's for the better of the game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
61. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:43 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:21:
Blizzard was trying to fight hackers etc etc etc

Yeah I've heard all that before, this debate is silly at this point. I still don't buy it as the primary motivator behind it.

Well I think you are wrong, simple as that. If the AH was all about profit for them, then they would just be making changes and keeping it in. If it was all about profit, then why even have the gold only AH at all? Removing the AH's and making items BoA is almost entirely about getting rid of botters and to get people playing the game and to get rid of all the new problems that the AH brought in.

Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:21:
That's because there is no server component, the console versions are peer to peer (so far anyway, not sure about the eventual PS4 release). The MP for them is the newer equivalent of open battle net. Blizzard probably wasn't allowed to have the clients connect to battle.net proper, at least not within the framework of the consoles. Someone who cares about offline mode probably doesn't care either way but *shrug*.

So you can come to this conclusion, but you can't figure out how online only isn't only about DRM? /facepalm

For the last time, just to be clear, I'm not saying it isn't partly about DRM. I'm saying there is more to it that benefits to the players, communities, and Blizzard as a whole.

Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:37:
I think some of that is their own fault though, they had some messaging problems. In response to some of the complaints they said something along the lines we couldn't do this game offline ...

Find me where they said they "couldn't do it offline". This isn't EA and SimCity we are talking about here. They were always upfront and clear about why they were making it online only. They have even said that making Diablo 2 playable offline was a mistake. But people like to twist things in their own little minds to suit their arguments.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
59. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:34 Krovven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:15:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 16:06:
Claiming online only is purely about DRM is about as obtuse as claiming that PoE isn't popular, when it has seen it's own success, just on a smaller scale to that of Diablo.
When the game is released for consoles and can be played without an internet connection, then what is the on-line requirement other than DRM?

I'm not going to go round and round in circles on the topic because I've said it all before. The narrow minded response is always "If they could do it here, why can't they do it on PC?". Three things (among many many more), they don't control PSN or Live and the consoles have same screen coop, there are far more consoles not connected to the net.

I find it humorous that people still take issue with a coop game being online only. There are hundreds/thousands of them out there...but no others take as much shit about it simply because the game from 14 years ago had an offline mode. Reality is, there are so few people that will only ever play single player only Diablo 3, they can go play something else if that's all they want.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
55. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 16:06 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:24:
Krovven wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 15:18:
I find it amusing that some people still can't see the benefits of it being online only outside of it being just for DRM.

I don't really see any left at this point. The protection against hackers and dupers is dubious at best, especially at this point in the game. People tried to make some arguments about the dynamic joining but they could have easily separated game modes with a toggle to appease people. The existence of the console versions proves that and the offline functionality works very well, I've used it extensively. They're not going to patch it out now because they don't want people running private servers competing with them and so on, that's fine and the ship sailed long ago anyway. If I want offline I'll just buy a console version.

Nobody ever claimed it wasn't DRM, they just pointed out the other benefits that went along with it. PoE is online only...yet nobody ever bitches about that. Being free to play isn't a valid argument either.

I'm not digging up ancient threads to have the same tired debates again but yes, several people did claim it wasn't for DRM. I have seen people here bitch about it with regards to POE as well and POE isn't a very popular game here judging by the lack of responses in its threads so I'm not sure its really conclusive either way. Personally it didn't bug me much in Diablo 3 but the handwaving about design choices when everyone knew it was DRM was pretty silly of Blizzard.

I'm not sure what popularity of a game has to do with it being online only or not. The fact that Diablo (like WoW) is so popular is what attracts people to abuse the systems for their own gain. Other games don't have these problems on the same scale because they don't have millions of people around the world to benefit from. The rest of your statements are skirting any actual facts. What duping and hacking in D3? It's certainly not as widespread as it was in D2 and has been very contained in D3. There was a very brief problem with some dupe thing in the AH that was quickly closed and the people that exploited it were banned and the gold removed. There is botting, which can exist in every game due to the way it works and there was some AH thing that allowed people to break auctions that were posted at their base value. Other than that, I'm not aware of any cheating going on. Both of these problems are being dealt with the removal of the AH and gear being BoA.

If the assholes of the world weren't always just out to exploit things companies like Blizzard wouldn't have to constantly be making design choices based solely around trying to prevent the exploits. It's a never ending task for them. The inclusion of the AH was an attempt at dealing with these problems from D2. It didn't work out very well and they have removed it. Being online only just allows them to have a more controlled environment. It's a coop game first and foremost and was designed as such. Claiming online only is purely about DRM is about as obtuse as claiming that PoE isn't popular, when it has seen it's own success, just on a smaller scale to that of Diablo. But reality is, no other ARPG has seen anywhere near the success Diablo franchise has.

Just to add...while there is offline in the console versions of Diablo 3, there is also item stat hacking, which is not present in the online PC game.

This comment was edited on Mar 4, 2014, 16:13.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
48. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 15:18 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:55:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 14:46:
Yeah, the on-line requirement is a bogus excuse for DRM -- no one with half a clue would argue that.

Several people here certainly tried but yeah the curtain was ripped away with the console versions and the offing of the AH.

I find it amusing that some people still can't see the benefits of it being online only outside of it being just for DRM. Nobody ever claimed it wasn't DRM, they just pointed out the other benefits that went along with it. PoE is online only...yet nobody ever bitches about that. Being free to play isn't a valid argument either.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
39. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 4, 2014, 14:03 Krovven
 
Everyone plays ARPGs for different reasons and gets something different out of them. Either try the newest patch for D3 or don't, if you don't like it, then don't play it. But for the people that don't know what the fuck they are talking about, please just stop, you look like idiots.

If you are looking for a clan in D3, add me Krovven#1128. A few Bluesers have joined, there is myself, Batman, Ventus, Invictus, Alamar and I've got about 40 others in the clan, so there is always plenty of people to play with.

Having trouble coming up with a build in D3, you can always try these.
http://www.diablofans.com/news/47963-2-0-1-class-builds-collection
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2014, 18:52 Krovven
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 16:02:
I'll concede to the points being stated but I stand firm on the belief that BoA/BoP gear is mind-numbingly stupid and unnecessary for an ARPG.

I just cannot wrap my head around how this came to be and hope they burn down this idea much like they have with the auction house but in far less time.

BoA is about locking down bots from farming gear and gold and selling it on 3rd party sites. The internal AH was an attempt at giving people a secure way of selling off the gear and gold instead of the nightmare that was D2. It didn't work out, so now they are trying this way. I don't mind it so much other than it is too restrictive.

People in the clan see the loot dropping in games they aren't in, the person that got it says they aren't going to use it, but they can't give it to someone that will use it and that is a shame.

There can be a middle ground. Trading only with the people that were present in your game is just a bit too restrictive, as the best way to benefit from that is having all of the same class in a group...which itself would be bad for the game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6759 Comments. 338 pages. Viewing page 3.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo