Alright, a couple more points.
06/06/2013 02:37 PMIf it turns into a popularity vote for whoever casual who friended the geared donators/forum regulars to carry thru ubers and compliments every 5 minute, then so be it.
Posted by Davlok
What?? I'm not sure where you get this idea that there are forum regulars, and all the others are simple sycophants who constantly try to curry favour. I don't know about all the other regulars, but I sure as heck don't get complimented every 5 minutes. As for the people I have carried on ubers, they have contributed something - their time with hunting for keys - and therefore I consider that an even exchange. (Besides, I often have to clean my friends list because every once in a while, when trying to add someone, I get a reminder it's close to getting full, which is not good for people trying to reach me for gearing advice.)
Or is it me being too dense to realize I'm being trolled....? =)
As for the popularity contest aspect of it or what have you - well, that's actually exactly the point! If we do decide to go this way, the community would decide on an appropriate beneficiary, and the community would decide on someone they deem worthy, based on the weight/frequency/value of their contributions to the forums. I know Nameless had a few people in mind, and I'm sure it's not because they constantly sucked up to him. (Heck - if someone sucks up to Nameless all the time, it's me!) If (for example) Nameless is nominating someone, I trust his judgement. That being said, I'd also expect any nomination to be somewhat validated - not just some random name-throwing, but to me, that just went without saying.
What are the stats you are looking for on the offhand exactly if you still need one I might have one I could give as I'm rarely using it anymore.
I know a couple people have asked me something similar (and I appreciate the generosity, thanks!), but I'll just make an overall response to this : instead of asking me what I'm looking for, post up what you have. I'll give you an example.
I'm trying to upgrade the nat's ring, potentially (haven't yet determined if that's the most cost-effective way to spend the 350 mil - which I am going to spend, btw). There's several ways I could go about it. I could go avg dmg/100+ dex/vit, or replace that vit with life%. Or, I could go avg dmg/crit chc/vit or life%. Or, I could look for 100+dex, socket and vit. Or, I could do crit chc/crit dmg/vit (unlikely at this price point).
You get the idea? Part of the art of building a set is being familiar with the cornucopia of options that allow meeting target stats, and knowing which can be worked with, and which are unfeasible. So, again - show me what you got, I'll see if I can integrate it. (If you're not comfortable doing that in public for some reason, add me in game and we'll discuss.)
Which brings me nicely into my next point.
Once someone finds//donates an upgrade to our Monk Community set. The older item that gets replaced is the item that will be given away. So instead of giving away a whole set, we will be giving out items like One item a Day if we can live up to it.
Interesting idea. But, the thing is, I've built hundreds of sets over these last few months, and I have very exacting standards. (That's why it usually takes me 4-7 days to build a set I'm happy with.) For this to work, you'd have to count on two things :
1. the generosity of the community (which, so far, is without reproach!) and
2. Finding an item that integrates well into the whole thing.
I'm afraid I might puzzle - or even outright offend - some people by turning down items some would consider to be very, very good. But like I said, I refuse to compromise the quality of the set, and most especially the EHP.
Tell ya what. I'll do it - partly out of curiosity, and also partly because it just GRATES on me that we're so close to 200K DPS I can TASTE it (although, to be fair, we're not - 12K is a BIG jump when you're already at 188K....), and my dream giveaway would be 200K DPS, OWE-free, and we're just so close...=)
So, let's see what we can do! I'll give it a week, to test. This will validate Teckno's idea, and it'll also give us time to sort out how we're giving it away.
Which, again, leads me into my last point.
06/06/2013 03:27 PMEither way, I'm down for anyway the majority wants to do things.
Posted by Teckno
At the risk of sounding authoritarian, I feel the need to clarify one thing, because it has come up a few times (although subtly) before. I did say I would consult the community, and I love getting ideas and feedback from the group. But at some point, I'll make a call, and I just want it to be crystal-clear that there is a possibility it might NOT be what the majority expresses. I'll certainly try to make everybody happy, but I'll also follow my judgement. Just saying. As for the people who donated - they did so freely, not expecting to have any further involvement (and they are conspicuously absent from the discussion thus far!).
I am reminded of a quote by Gen. Colin Powell on this (and I'm paraphrasing) : "Loyalty, to me, is this : Before a decision is made, I expect you to tell me your honest opinion, regardless of how angry you think it'll make me. But, once the decision is made, loyalty is accepting the decision, and acting it out, as though it were your own." Kind of summarizes how I feel about the whole thing.