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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near
5. Re: Diablo III Missing Items Fix and Preorder Wings Near Mar 21, 2014, 10:54 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 09:23:
Logged in for 10 minutes last night and an orange dropped. Second time that's happened. Luvs em!

Looking forward to Tuesday and level 70 items.


funny, the same thing happend to me too last night nin. Dropped me a really nice fist weapon. Once the game goes live and we get the Mystic, im going to re-roll this with a socket.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/dark-1182/hero/5178969

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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos
27. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos Mar 20, 2014, 19:26 Darks
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 18:08:
Blizzard oh Blizzard, how do you do it...

I hated D3 when it first came out. Felt like I took my 50 bucks at lit it on fire. But now there's Loot 2.0 and an expansion is coming out with a proper ominous mood that the title deserves. And damn, a Paladin class. Finally they're done trying to do some other weird ass class. If only they changed that fragile voodoo grandpa into a proper Necromancer.

Still not sure if I'm gonna pay 27 euros for RoS. I've enjoyed hours of leveling my barb to 60 the last few days but I wouldn't be surprised if one day very soon the game suddenly feels bled dry to me...


Come now Quinn, don't all games at some point feel bled?

I think the Add-on is going to be pretty good, I've enjoyed the new 2.0 loot. but we haven't even seen loot 2.0 at level 70 yet. Cant wait!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos
24. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos Mar 20, 2014, 16:44 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 16:33:
I'll check it out later for sure. I'd really like a decent multishot build like I used to have but it just feels way weaker than it used to be.

Might be your gear Verno, Do you have a lot of Crit and Attack speed? Those are vital for the DH.

I have a few Windforces, might be better than what u have now.

I have a Manticore two socketed. So I donít need the Windforce. Look me up if you want to check them out.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos
8. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos Mar 20, 2014, 12:28 Darks
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 10:19:
nin wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 09:29:
I guess I wasn't aware until the video yesterday that other classes were getting new spells. That's pretty cool!
Well, for the levels 60-70 they'd pretty much have to, right? Don't think there is anything new south of 60...

Yea, but the new monk skill is kind of lame. Most Monks now are pull\buff monks. So that is a soloing skill.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos
7. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls New Skill Videos Mar 20, 2014, 12:22 Darks
 
Armengar wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 11:34:
I dusted off D3 for a run. Probably first time ive played in over 6 months. It really has changed, its almost a different game now. My previous comfortable MP6 WD plays just fine in inferno 2, inferno 3 is tricky. My other characters are about the same level as I would expect too.

Loot wise, within 10 minutes I had a legendary that was an increas on my already decently kitted out WD. Same with my barbarian, some of the loot that was dropping was an upgrade.

Crafting is simple now, that is good. I did spend 10 minutes creating and deleting new characters to get a buffer of common debris from the starting equipment. Overall positive, i'll probably play a bit more this weekend.

If you want Whites for crafting, go to Act 1 and Halls of Agony, the weapon and torture racks are very plentiful. I can usually make 500 Whites in a few hours.

Half Elf? I messaged you yesterday, but you didnít answer up. I was going to invite you to our game. We usually run Torment 3 so the XP is very good. If my brother is on, we run torment 5. at your level, you will level up 10 or more times running with us.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
12. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Mar 20, 2014, 09:28 Darks
 
Turglar wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 15:16:
Sounds horrible

It is horrible, itís about as dumb as it gets when MMOs start tossing in housing for players. First off, i have a ship in the game I can hang out in and call home and its movable to any planet I want.

Shroud of the Avatar is doing this crap to, offering player houses for real money. and people are sucking it up to. Its beyond comprehension why people fall into this lure and spend money on it.

Many are starting to feel that Shroud is concentrating far too much on the housing aspect of the game and far too little on making the game good. And just fyi, the game play and graphics in shroud are horrid. This is nothing but a money grab.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
40. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 18:27 Darks
 
Okay, Added you guys and accepted the ones that sent request already. Se you guys in game In the coming days/weeks.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
28. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 15:37 Darks
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 12:25:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 11:56:
BTW, this is my Blizz handle if anyone wants to do some runs. dark#1182
Wow, a lot of great gear there. Nice 147k dps unbuffed on the Monk, my Wizard barely tops that buffed.

Thanks dude, most of that gear is from the new v2.0 patch.

Ill add you guys to my list to once I get on tonight. It will be fun running some area with you guys.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
18. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 11:56 Darks
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 11:12:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 11:02:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:57:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:33:
My brother plays a DPS Frost Mage; he is all about using two 1H weapons. Heís putting out over 400K DPS on his Mage. Heís also level 392 paragon too.
So, you misspoke here?

No, but I see how this can get confusing. My reference to him in what heís using is a wand and an orb.
Apologies for belaboring the point, but you specifically said "two 1H weapons", were you referring to an orb as a weapon?

I was, so sorry for the confusion.

As for the alternating between the two weapons when hitting, for most classes that can be the case and alternate your damage, but in the monks case with Way of the Hundred Fist and the blazing Fist Rune. Along with the attack speed you have. Itís pretty deadly.


BTW, this is my Blizz handle if anyone wants to do some runs. dark#1182
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
14. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 11:02 Darks
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:57:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:33:
My brother plays a DPS Frost Mage; he is all about using two 1H weapons. Heís putting out over 400K DPS on his Mage. Heís also level 392 paragon too.
So, you misspoke here?

No, but I see how this can get confusing. My reference to him in what heís using is a wand and an orb.

And nin, they wonít allow you to equip that second sword in the off hand. Itís a restricted slot.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
11. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 10:54 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:39:
Wizards can wield two weapons? Wow, I did not know that.

We have an off hand, like a book/orbs or something, but I've never attempted to add a second weapon.

So I'd like an answer here as well...

They cant nin, Nor would you want to because your offhand book and orbs carry much better suited stats for a Wiz. you wont get that from a sword or dagger.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
8. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 10:33 Darks
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 10:08:
Darks wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 09:57:
Yes it is nin, but some of the loot changes like 2H weapons are still a no go. Why would anyone use a 2H weapon when using two 1H weapons give you more damage and better stats all around over the 2H weapon? No one uses 2H weapons in the game, the stats are still way to low on them. Use loose way to much damage and stats when comparing them.

I play as a monk, and Diabos drop all the time, but im still not giving up my 1H weapons. Again, the stats!

Krovven made this point in game a few weeks ago, concerning Wizards...

But, as I'm running a ray of frost build, 2h is the way to go, even if the damage value is a bit lower...

I had built my char around efficiency, so getting 15s of constant ray of frostness was great for some of the bigger enemies, but when I got a 1h upgrade, I switched, and that 15s was quickly turned into 8s... Yes, my 'mana' was sucked up twice as fast, and my damage may have been increased about 5-10%...

I looked into it and found a helpful post, and it has to do with attack speed using up resources faster, but not providing a dps gain... I believe this is also why whirlwind Barb's are 2H. Not sure, what in the monk uses this dynamic, other than the Tempest Rush (I think it's called), but that's not a dps ability.

-Alamar

Only Monk tanks will use the Shield and 1H weapon, a straight up DPS monk will be two 1H weapons. Barbs, not always will be using two Hander weapons, many of them that I run with prefer two 1H weapons. Faster attack speed and they can generate Fury much faster with two 1H weapons. My brother plays a DPS Frost Mage; he is all about using two 1H weapons. Heís putting out over 400K DPS on his Mage. Heís also level 392 paragon too.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer
2. Re: Diablo III Australian Server Launches; Reaper of Souls Trailer Mar 19, 2014, 09:57 Darks
 
Yes it is nin, but some of the loot changes like 2H weapons are still a no go. Why would anyone use a 2H weapon when using two 1H weapons give you more damage and better stats all around over the 2H weapon? No one uses 2H weapons in the game, the stats are still way to low on them. Use loose way to much damage and stats when comparing them.

I play as a monk, and Diabos drop all the time, but im still not giving up my 1H weapons. Again, the stats!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
34. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2014, 16:18 Darks
 
Iíll tell you this, for all those who whined and bitched about the AH, there sure was a lot of activity these past two weeks. A lot!!!  
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms (GR Online) Next Month
12. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms (GR Online) Next Month Mar 18, 2014, 08:39 Darks
 
Just love how they are putting all of their efforts into this game but Ghost Recon Future Soldier is still a mess Coop wise and broken.

Thanks UBI for your caring enough to fix it!
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
11. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 11:28 Darks
 
Strango wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 11:08:
MacLeod wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:02:
...Without the balance of using actual money to continue or add health, the game doesn't really work. If I can continue an unlimited amount of times, without having to worry about running out of quarters, the danger of the game is gone. I find that you just start barreling through monsters, where in the arcade you actually take your time and try to avoid being hit.

Hammerwatch struck a good balance on this subject. You had a limited number of lives (a shared pool in co-op) and when they were gone that was it. If you restarted it would be back at the first level again. You could earn more lives, but never enough to keep you from playing conservatively. Now with that said I doubt this new title will do something like that, but I hope to be surprised.

Letís be realistic here about the lives and spending quarters. I worked in a movie theater when this game was release long ago. We had the keys to the machine so we would pump it up with lives so we could play all night long. Games like these in Arcades are designed to keep you spending quarters so you can keep drugging through the game. There is no end for a game like this, its made to keep regenerating levels until the end of time.

As for the new version, who knows how many levels there are. But gamers do not want to sit and rehash the same levels over and over again. The nice thing about Hamerwatch was, you could set the option in Coop to unlimited lives, and thatís the way we preferred it. No one wanted to die and the restart all over again because one person kept dying and using up all of the lives.

You canít compare an arcade type game with your typical games of today. Most games these days have re-spawning. No different then having unlimited lives.
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
5. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 10:37 Darks
 
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 09:57:
Hmmm...something seems off? Is it the camera?


Looks like they are going for a slight angle verses the top down. Never was a big fan of straight top down games. So this doesnít look too bad to me.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 11:00 Darks
 
Is this game entirely multiplayer? If so, it just dropped off my play list. Is there not a SP Campaign?  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
12. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 18:53 Darks
 
Well, graphically it certainly looks kick ass, but letís see how the game play is. Anyone know how big this world is supposed to be in comparison to something like Skyrim? I know this game is supposed to be an open world game.  
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
80. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Mar 5, 2014, 09:41 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 04:34:
I dont know how to feel about items being bound on account. Especially if they are the best items in the game, i.e. legendaries. It feels wrong somehow. OK, removing the AH solved a lot of issues but why would they want to kill trade COMPLETELY? I couldnt care less if someone a friend or party member or whatever, found the UBER GRUBER BOW OF OWNING ASZ if its bound on account? Why would I? But if its NOT bound I would be fascinated because suddenly that bow has VALUE to people other than its owner...especially on Hardcore. I play hardcore exclusively...

Im gonna have to install D3 now, youve convinced me to try it. If frustration starts to build up in me like it did @ launch, Ill have my answer...

I agree InBlack, I really donít care for items being Account Bound, but at least when you are in a parry and do find a Legendary, you have up to 2 hours to trade it off to someone else in your party. So yea, not being able to trade at all is just stupid. Even Items you create crafting are locked down too. I cant even make my friends a good set item and pass it on.
 
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