01/20/2013 04:02 PM
Posted by Paz
They should just put a cap on DPS.
I can't tell if this is hyperbole, or not.. maybe you're trying to poke fun at my suggestion. I wholeheartedly believe that nerfing crit is the right answer for Diablo 3, and it's for all the reasons I've discussed... and at one time when Blizzard justified why IAS was nerfed.. I feel all the reasons they gave apply to Crit. But they apply to crit even more so, now, than they applied to IAS back then.
Very few people are actually offering up suggestions, at this point. I'm trying to help.
Nerfing/capping 1 specific stat in the game isn't going to fix the problems with itemization, or character power/dps/damage, the problems go a lot deeper than that.
Why??? because that is the way the combat system in this game was built. This includes items, skills and passives would totally need to be reworked from the ground up.
The IAS nerf 4-6 weeks into the game being released is proof doing so doesn't work, because here you are suggesting CC is now the issue in the game and if it was capped everything would be better for it.
Six months from now it will merely be another stat that players find "works best" in a build, and they will start stacking it to gain power.
Killing monsters as fast as you can and gaining more power by doing so is what a Diablo game is and has been all about.
The problem is there are only 4-5 affixes in the game that allow you to gain more damage effectively - Main stat, CD, CC, IAS, other modifiers that can roll on items don't.
This issue isn't just built into the items that drop in the game. Skills and passives on ALL characters have this same issue as well. Once you receive a new skill in D3 it NEVER becomes more powerful, it is what it is once you have unlocked it. The only way to gain more Dps is through items you can acquire in the game.
This game isn't like D2 where you got skill points every lvl from 1-99 and could increase the power of the skill itself. If that where the case in D3 then yeah specific affixes on items wouldn't be stacked on gear like what is happening now.