09/09/2013 07:13 AMrend/ww barbs are getting around 400-600m xp/hr on VSORCS runs.
Posted by kiza
I don't know where you're getting these numbers from. The highest I've ever heard of solo is Chazhang's 403m/hr run which is likely the highest in the world. He states here that it would take 4 nearly flawlessly coordinated barbs geared like himself to even make it to 500.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8796351234?page=7#139
Det0x recently made a post here stating that he recorded a 363m/hr run in a party of 3
, and had an "unofficial" run with some high-profile EU players which broke 400. These are players who are geared on or above your level, and we all know how much that's saying. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Det0x-2856/
The "average" barb can expect in the ballpark of 150-200m/hr when running solo.
09/09/2013 07:33 AMI was under the impression, or at least given the impression, that barbs were only strong because Jay Wilson was playing a barb. I mean, not even broken builds, if you look at stat rolls on items, barbs still have a clear advantage. I'm still rolling Int shoulders hoping to get high Vit... barbs just roll Vit because they can get 300 Str on shoulders. Hell, even Witching Hours, which is more suited to a caster build, is probably more a barb belt because of that Str roll.
Posted by MrDuMa
You listed the only two slots that natively roll high strength. Blizzard obviously wasn't planning to make archon spaulders crafts when the game rolled out. That was just happenstance which happened to favor barbs. Wizards have helms and gloves, and theoretically get the same benefit with gauntlets of vitality, but no one does it. (I think I'll start trying now though...)
Here's a list of max stat rolls showing that the grand totals are in fact equal for str, int and dex, and not imbalanced towards one or the other:
Barbs will QQ on forums, say they destroyed the build and their lives, threaten to never buy another Blizzard game, try and bring down other classes/builds, then proceed to swap a few items and skills, then back to business as usual, just dominating every other class. Rinse and repeat.
Sorry to barge in uninvited to this wizard party, but I find this "us vs them" mentality pretty silly. We're not barbs or wizards, we're all just gamers playing the game in front of us and are all equally at blizzard's mercy. Most barb mains are just as apprehensive as you folks about impending nerfs. I frankly don't care because my hope is to give all 5 classes more equal treatment than I have this time around, and I have the unpopular opinion that both barbs and wizards have issues that need to be fixed. (Not my archon though, that doesn't need to be touched)