Yeah same. Many of the things I have brought up have either been ignored or have been given the excuse that it's one of the weaknesses of the build. Even if he did beat your Ghom time (or any other decently geared ZD out there) by 10 sec, I still wouldn't consider it an "evolution". Better EDPS? Sure, but what about the other factors?
been testing out marvel heroes over the weekend so haven't checked back here. sorry for the delay responding.
well. I'm sorry you feel that way. as for beating heyguyslol's times.... you know for a fact that it is impossible for anyone using ANY kind of 0dog variation to beat him by a significant margin (let along 10 seconds) considering the quality of gear he is using. :D so... if that's what you are waiting for.... I'm sorry you've wasted your time.
As clearly stated in the guide, if someone is already godly dressed, (like heyguyslol which was named specifically in guide :D ) they are essentially already using BOTH the big bang build AND the traditional build. Because as the quality of gear goes up, ALL stats are optimized and THIS build simply prioritize on int, crit chance, crit damage over haste... heyguyslol's equipment are NOT lacking in those stats. That's why in one of my replies, I mentioned the eventuality of the big bang build will ALSO takes you down the haste path because after you have already maximized your int, crit chance, crit dmg, there is only 1 other way to improve your DPS output, and that is through haste...
In fact heyguyslol's gear exceeds EVERYONE of the requirement's I have listed for this guide. the ONLY other difference is this guide advocate the usage of provoke the pack whereas the traditional guide advocate the usage of for the master on MP8 and above (i believe that is what heyguyslol mentioned in one of his post regarding updating the traditional guide to)
in the ghom time trial, heyguyslol DID use provoke the pack.(the ONLY active skill difference between the traditional guide and this guide) and as he has mentioned in a different post, it's NOT recommended for the traditional guide considering it's a MP10. "lesser" dressed people following the traditional guide may run into survival issues using provoke the pack in MP10, however since his gear transcends both guides he has enough survivability that it allows him to use provoke the pack with plenty of survivability to spare.
I'm not sure why you are expecting miracles from this. it evolved from the traditional guide with almost the same skill set (only difference being provoke the pack vs for the master) it is optimized for group play and prioritize crit dmg/crit chance/int over haste. it made sacrifices in haste/survivability for additional DPS because in a group situation, extra haste can not be properly exploited due to game mechanics/optimization issues. Expecting a build optimized for group play to beat someone in a solo time trial doesn't quite make sense.. Especially considering heyguyslol exceeds every criteria set forth by the guide and is using provoke the pack also...
if you doubt the logic behind game optimization issues for 0dog, feel free to post a vid of your own in a full group with Control-R enabled so you can see the FPS on the vid. Try going through act3 with a perma freeze wiz and a monk in the party. I'm willing to bet that somewhere along the way you'll see your frame rate dropping down to single digits if you run into a large pack.(25 mobs or more) a large pack of scorpions with some adds and an elite pack or 2 popping ground effects should demonstrate the lag issue adequately.
I'm not sure if you realize this, but heyguyslol can be considered one of THE best dressed toons on the server for THIS build also :D he exceed the APS requirement by a LARGE margin, which he may or my not be able to fully exploit that advantage in a group situation given current game optimization issues. however he does exceed ALL other requirements for this build as well... he IS capable of running provoke the pack with his gear and it would be far more beneficial for him TO run provoke the pack in a group environment. You yourself have used provoke the pack so you understand the advantage of that aspect of this build when you have sufficient gear to exploit that advantage.
anyway... as mentioned before, I will try to get that ghom vid up before friday. I'm sorry if I wasted your time if you were expecting something that will beat heyguyslol's time... especially something as large as 10 seconds :D my goal was to match it, or at least come close. with the difference in gear, it should at least prove to be viable considering this build was optimized for grouping and not soloing. this will at least show that soloing is possible/viable with the build.