This is your quote, basically saying that farming is alpha and omega in the "end game" and leveling a character is nothing more than an obsticle before "the grind".. There are other things that should be important in the end, most of all if I can even play it in Inferno.. Don't care how "efficient" my build is to farm with as long as it is fun to create, and play him... But in D3 I cant even "create" a character since we are all the same..
The whole issue with D3 is that there is nothing to do, but to "farm the most efficient way" since everything is automated on your character.. Very much what Soulseeker78 explained earlier so feel that you are making us go in circles.. Maybe it's because you are the Spike gamer who enjoy it this way?
I was talking about two facts, which I see I need to make it clear to you buy stating the games involve. Even though I should not have to do that. Maybe I need to write five page plus posts in order to get my post across. Maybe I need to write as if I am talking to a computer instead of a person.
Builds and efficiency in all games there will always be builds that are super efficient in farming. Even ones that are miles ahead of others. This happens all of the time, the only way around it IMO would be to homogenize all abilities of all classes. Doing that would be boring to say the least.
Farming: Tell me what else is there to do in Diablo 3 but farming. I want to know what else is there do, is there some secret thing that I am not aware of that is a special thing to do other than farm. I cannot think of anything else in this game to do but farm. Some would say brawling would be fine. But even that would only be fun for a little while.
Also in that quote I did not say that farming should be the only thing to do. But alas in this game that right Diablo 3, D3, D3, D3, just in case you did not hear it right the first time is farming. Did I make it that way? Of course not, that is unless you think that I am Jay incognito using a different battle tag which I would not do.
I know that you are not used to playing without points to spend, but me I can live without them. I can choose many different builds that are for fun. Trust me each one has it's weaknesses and strengths just like all builds do.
Finally even you say that there is nothing else to do but to farm. So I could say the same about you that you think that farming should be the only thing to do at endgame. Would you please stop using the tired old argument if you do not want me to use it on you.
Here I say that not all builds should be viable otherwise i can't make a mistake in the first place..
1. Storm Armor
2. Energy Armor
3. Ice Armor
5. Magic Weapon
6. Magic Missile.
Passives whatever you like. Tell me how far it will go in MPs solo, I will wait for a response. Show me where the game would give you a handicap to allow such a build to really shine.
For some strange reason you did not want to touch my reply that I quoted a part of. What is wrong do you know that the above wizard build would not work at all. If so then you know that not all builds will work.
What I think that the real problem is that there are players that wanted a crap ton of builds that would be failures and only a small handful that would be able to clear inferno MP0. Then add in the permanence of D2. Then they would intentionally gimp their characters. Go into coop and say since I have a bad build and cannot respec without rerolling, would you carry me to the phat loot.
But since you know that all it takes to fix a bad build is an instant respec. You know that you cannot get away with it.