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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Ditches Legendary Crafting Materials
19. Re: Diablo III Patch Ditches Legendary Crafting Materials Jun 11, 2014, 01:57 Krovven
Beamer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 20:33:
I've been playing this a good amount the past few days, having purchased it over the weekend. I already have two legendary crafting materials. I'm not sure I'm playing the game right, just yet:

- I scrap everything and sell nothing. This feels right, as you get such little money from selling
- That said, I've only crafted one thing. What should I consider for crafting
- Armor # means little, right? I mean, I have a helmet that gives me 30, and another one in inventory that gives 60, which feels huge but the stats show that the benefits of the 30 outweigh that figure, so I've been sticking with the 30

I'm playing on normal. I just got to Leoric's mansion and I haven't died yet. I haven't come close to dying. The only time my health was noticeably low it was due to me standing on lava without realizing it. I'm thinking Normal is too easy, as I'm using absolutely no strategy and having absolutely no challenge.

Basically nothing you do until level 70 means anything, so don't over think it. Set the difficulty up high and try fighting stuff, if you die, turn down the difficulty while in game (press Esc and upper right corner), rinse repeat until you find a comfortable difficulty. It's in your best interest to get to lvl 70 before the end of the campaign, so you may as well get the bonus exp from higher difficulties.

At level 70, you will generally get enough Armor from your gear without having to gear specifically for it. Ideally you want to be level 70 when you kill Malthael, as it's your only guaranteed Legendary drop at level 70. You will also get the Reaper's Wraps Plan. With any luck you will already have the materials needed to craft it. With more luck it will roll close to 20% Elemental Dmg, 500 Mainstat, Crit Chance 6 and one other stat that you can enchant to whatever you need.

Once the story is done, start doing Act 1 Bounty Runs on Normal to get some quick gear and maybe a Ring of Royal Grandeur (reduce set bonus requirement by one. Kill only what's in front of you, kill the bounties as fast as possible, do split bounties in a group on Normal as fast as your gear allows. Use "Bounty Runz" community in the game to get groups. The faster you get the Bounty Caches the better. Once you get some gear and Rift Fragments from bounty runs, you can start doing Rifts. You want to be running Torment 1 Rifts as soon as possible for the Set pieces. By now you should have most of your gear upgraded to lvl 70 Legendaries.

Save gear with elemental dmg and/or special effects, as you never know when you will change builds. My DH has several builds that I use for different purposes and Torment level. I have my Fire/Cluster Arrow build and gear that is good for rifting or split bounty runs in a group up to Torment 4, this set can't really improve much further. Then there is Fire/Strafe (aka: easy mode) build and gear that is good for Torment 1/2 split bounties and for super fast solo Rifts or power leveling someone (one that will improve with with 1 or two other specific items). Then there is the end game Physical Sentry build with Marauder 6pc set, which I just got recently. I can do Torment 6 solo and in a group, but not efficiently yet. I will improve with 4 specific pieces of gear, with a couple possible weapon alternatives that will also require slight build changes.

I've been playing a bit less lately, but have been messing around with other characters as well, all are between Torment 1 to 4 capable, but need lots of specific gear to progress.

From what the devs have learned from the success of RoS, I'm interested to see what the new gear and set bonuses are going to be in the Seasons. There are some gaps, in every classes skillsets, and of course some class sets are very weak and are being changed soon. But with the limitation of the number of class sets, only certain builds have been designed to be viable at Torment 6, with a bit of variation depending on your non set gear.

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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer; Screenshots
8. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer; Screenshots Jun 9, 2014, 15:12 Krovven
I want to know game modes & features...hotseat, pbem, pitboss?

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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jun 5, 2014, 05:27 Krovven
saluk wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 02:47:
For a counter point, my kit has been a hit at parties and with everyone I've demoed it to; and provided a lot of interesting discussion at work as we noodle about ways it could be used and what we are looking forward to. So, eh. We'll see. Can't wait to try my crystal cove.

Like I said, it's interesting. I doubt you or any of your friends would use it for hours on a daily basis to play games.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 5, 2014, 01:48 Krovven
I find it interesting that all these big names are joining OVR, the value of the company and the product etc, etc....because I don't give a rats ass about VR headsets and I personally don't know anyone that cares either.

I have zero interest in wearing something for gaming on my head for any prolonged period of time. Is it interesting? Sure. Might it have some practical real-world applications? Absolutely. It's never going to be a full time use thing with mass appeal.

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News Comments > Tetris Ultimate Announced
4. Re: Tetris Ultimate Announced Jun 4, 2014, 17:25 Krovven
I thought EA owned Tetris?  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
40. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 17:40 Krovven
The dialogue in Bulletstorm was on a level for mouth breathing morons to understand. Other than some of the vistas, the game is garbage, top to bottom.

Homefront was decent, but not worth what I paid for it launch day.

Some of the comments along the political nature, just make me laugh. Most of you don't have a clue what you are talking about, or the only thing you can present is the US media version of history. The best comments are from those that think the US is infallible and could never be invaded, ever.

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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black May 31, 2014, 01:21 Krovven
Creston wrote on May 30, 2014, 22:16:
1badmf wrote on May 30, 2014, 18:17:
like all of you i've been gaming since the 90s.


No doubt! I've been gaming since the late 70's. My Dad had a TRS-80 computer and I played all sorts of stuff. My first "console" was some Pong knockoff console that had 3 games hardcoded into it. I don't recall the year, but the TRS-80 games came first.

Greatest arcade achievement...beat Ghosts N' Goblins on the arcade machine; that false ending was such a bitch to discover. Everyone standing around watching was just going "WTF?".
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Battlepack Sales
7. Re: Battlefield 4 Battlepack Sales May 28, 2014, 04:14 Krovven
Trevellian wrote on May 28, 2014, 01:02:
Who cares, the game has been out over a year.

When did 8 months become "over a year"?
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News Comments > Tropico 5 Preorders Soar
20. Re: Tropico 5 Preorders Soar May 22, 2014, 00:46 Krovven
Nope wasn't me. Don't even know what that is.  
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News Comments > Tropico 5 Preorders Soar
18. Re: Tropico 5 Preorders Soar May 21, 2014, 17:11 Krovven
Anyone already done a 4-pack and have an extra copy?

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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Apr 26, 2014, 03:32 Krovven
nin wrote on Apr 26, 2014, 02:36:
El Pit wrote on Apr 26, 2014, 01:00:
nin, Chewbacca is very likely alive, because Peter Mayhew is shooting scenes for Episode VII.

I'm hoping, I'm just waiting for official confirmation. What seems weird is he had an incident with the TSA awhile back, and he was in a wheelchair and had a cane (so I was a little surprised he'd come back). I wonder if we're going to see a lot of sitting Chewbacca shots...

It has already been confirmed publicly that Peter Mayhew is reprising his roll of Chewbacca.
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Apr 26, 2014, 03:30 Krovven
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 26, 2014, 01:48:
Zahn brought the EU back from the dead with an amazing trilogy of his own. If they could get him involved with the new trilogy of films I'd be a happy camper.

Stupid thing is, those books are over 20 years old at this point. Of the things I've heard about the new movies, there are things that seem to be possibly borrowed from his books, but that remains to be seen.

After reading the Thrawn series back when I was still in high school, I started reading some of the other EU books and I don't think I was able to finish a single one of them, they were SO bad by comparison. I recall one being filled, absolutely filled were spelling errors and so many grammatical errors that made it unreadable.

I'm looking forward to the new movies, but I'm not holding my breath.
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
58. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 7, 2014, 15:27 Krovven
Yea Barbs are fine, but it was a big change from what people were used to and the way things had been in the beta for months. It took some time for people to adjust. Which is why I don't want to see major changes to the Crusader this quickly, just small adjustments.

I still have shit gear and weapon on my Crusader and still stomping though with the build I've been using. The irony is that my build is getting nerfed with with the damage reduction to Heavens Fury, while everything else is getting buffed. The Justice buff won't make up for it, as Heavens Fury is my elite killer.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 7, 2014, 01:25 Krovven
I thought Goat Simulator was an April Fools joke.

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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
54. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 7, 2014, 01:20 Krovven
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:45:
I don't know, I remember a fair amount of negative feedback from the latter half of beta, particularly when a big round of strange nerfs landed before retail.

There was a massive backlash for the Barbarian nerfs that happened a couple weeks before the beta ended. I was one of the people that didn't like what they did to the Barbarian resource generation. I don't recall anything major about Crusader nerfs, but maybe the Barb nerfs overshadowed that.

The thing about Diablo 3 is, there are always people that complain about one thing or another for every class. It's impossible to take them all seriously. There are also some absolutely ridiculous suggestions out there as to what needs to change, that give no thought to anything but that particular skill. As I said, I think the Crusader needs some work, but it's nowhere as bad as some folks are making it out to be. They don't need a major overhaul, just some tweaking. But so does every class.

But when someone is unwilling to post their character so others can see their gear and build for critique...then there is no reason to take them seriously at all. At least on the Blizz forums you can usually view their profile and call them out on stupid shit. ie: When someone is posting 'Crusader suckz ballz!' and you see they have a lvl 15 Crusader...or a lvl 70 using 5 Wrath spenders while complaining they don't have enough Wrath.

Which is why I posted my sheet. I have 1 Wrath spender, 1 Wrath generator and the rest are cooldowns. But I could easily swap out one
and add another Wrath spender in there.

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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
53. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 7, 2014, 00:58 Krovven
Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:24:
Krovven wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:15:
But hey, guess I hit a nerve seeing as you need to resort to name calling because I disagree with you.

You're the one who started calling me names and acted like a dickhead for no reason. I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire, you're on ignore now.

I think you need to learn to read. I never called you any names. I suggested that maybe you were a selfish player based on the comments you made because you felt that Crusaders were a hinderance to groups. You are the one that got all pissy and defensive because I suggested that maybe your problem was a gear or build issue and that you should post your character sheet. Seeing as you seem to be against doing this suggests to me you are incapable of taking any criticism whatsoever.
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
48. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 19:15 Krovven
Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:05:
There is nothing wrong my gear, build or playstyle,

Then why don't you link your character sheet?

Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 19:05:
You don't know anything about how my group plays and you are referring to the wrong rune, dickhead.

You said a couple of the crit runes, you didn't specify which ones. The one I referred to specifically (and said "if" you are using), is a common one people seem to be trying to use when it's not the ideal choice, particularly in a group. Maybe if you can be more specific instead of just generally commenting on runes without using their names or what skills they belong to, then we can talk about those.

But hey, guess I hit a nerve seeing as you need to resort to name calling because I disagree with you.

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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
46. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 19:01 Krovven
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 17:43:

Changes and stuff:

- Make the 2H passive innate and remove the movement slow
- Completely redesign several abilities and runes, some of the laws and abilities like Consecrate are embarrassing
- Buff the wrath generators and their respective runes
- The passives need another go, a good half of them are brutal
- Make shields block some of non-physical damage that make melee hard to play

Can't say I disagree, but I also don't think they are gimped. I agree the 2h option should be innate, but not remove the movement speed penalty, just a 10% (instead of 15%) reduction that can be overcome by using additional gear/paragon to get back to the 25% cap. Wrath generation, maybe a small boost, but not much. Every class has some weak abilities, Crusader is no different. Shields don't need to block elemental damage, that's what resists are for.

Everyone seems to be using a different Crusader build, that seems to work. I don't even use Judgement and I do just fine. Again, I know plenty of people playing Crusader and not having the same issues you guys are referring to.

People need to remember that this is the first pass on Crusader...they have had 2 years to learn the mistakes in the other classes and are still working on them. Crusader had a ton of positive feedback in the RoS beta and were receiving high praise on the design of the class.
It's still very early, there is still gear and build combos to be found.
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
45. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 18:44 Krovven
Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 16:34:
I'm not having a problem with it, the class itself is just really underpowered compared to others. I don't really care what random internet people say about how fast they level, their problems are not readily apparent while leveling.

Who is going on about how fast they level? You only referred to getting the Crusader to lvl 70. So I referenced that, as I have done so too. And I'm finding it definitely more productive than the Monk, which I finished Act V earlier yesterday before finishing up my Crusader. I find them to be about on par with the Barbarian, and my Barb was well geared from 1.08. But I find the Crusader to be far more fun and versatile than the Barbarian, but I'm still spoiled from the OP WW Barb build from 1.08.

Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 16:34:
Anyone can can keyboard bang any class to 70 anyways. They are noticeably slower than pretty much any other class at clearing bounties/rifts and their survivability is not really any higher. In the time it takes to run Torment I bounties I'd already be done and started another on my DH or Wizard.

Definitely disagree with you there. Their survivability is excellent. Maybe you don't have the paragon levels, maybe you have shitty gear, maybe you are trying to use a gimped build or you are trying to play a difficulty you have no business being in. I don't know without seeing your character sheet. But your opinion here seems to be quite contradictory to my own experience and most people I know playing the Crusader, which just makes me think you are doing something wrong.
I am playing through Act V Torment 1 (entirely at lvl 70, my other classes all started Act V at lvl 60) and mostly with level 60 gear still and I'm having zero problems surviving or dealing damage.

Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 16:34:
At TII+ for grouping I find them to be a drag on the group, their only real assets are two crit runes, one of which is sure to be nerfed.

On one hand you are saying their Crit runes are overpowered and going to be nerfed, on the other hand you are saying the class is underpowered...which is it? If you are using the 5 sec crit rune for Laws of Valor, then you are likely a selfish the Answered Prayer Rune for the Nephalem Glory orbs is stronger especially for grouped play. 3 stacks of Neph Glory on full up time for 4 players is far better. Your comment of them being a drag on the group and also your comment about only wanting to play the class you feel you can gear up the fastest, also leads me to believe you are a selfish player that isn't really looking to just enjoy the game and playing with friends.

Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 16:34:
Why all the complaints about the writing? All of the game's predecessors weren't exactly Hemingway either.

People want them to do better.

So tired of hearing about the story. Diablo 1/2 were never about the story. The story has always been thin and simply to supply the environment. Diablo 3 they actually went way above what was needed as far as story goes. Is some of the writing bad? Yes. But its a fucking video game, not a novel. There are so very very few video games that I can refer to as having a great story with strong writing. After you finish the game once through, do you really go talk to everyone and listen to everything or even give a crap about the story? No. Auto-Skip Cutscenes and a lot of Spacebar.

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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
41. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 15:34 Krovven
Well all I can say is, I got my Crusader last night to lvl 70 on Torment 1, killed Diablo and started Act V without a problem and was still using a lvl 61 Thunderfury. He rarely dies and destroys everything. Once I get a new lvl 70 weapon it's going to be ridiculous.
Here is the link to my build. Majority of my gear is lvl 60 still.

Forgot that I equipped that new axe before I logged last night, I've yet to use it. I just enchanted it as it dropped for my Monk earlier in the evening.

Not saying they don't need work, they do, but if you are having that much problem with the Crusader, you are doing something wrong. I know plenty of people that think the Crusader is OP, especially at lower lvl's.

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