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i will try to keep post 2 up to date with wizard relevent questions that have been asked so it will be easy for us to make em top rated

based on the previous thread
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222678?page=1

i tried to clean it up a bit, any edits, vocab changes whatever u guys think might get or question answered by devs would be appreciated, tbh im leaning towards posting question 1 over the others.

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already asked by azodeus

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Why are the Wizard's skills designed so poorly when taking into account the actual mechanics and physics of gameplay in Inferno?

^Channel and Melee range spells plague the Wizard skill set. Why? If we were typecast as a ranged character there would be more spells like the Witch Doctor and Demon Hunter. Instead we are found struggling somewhere in the middle.

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Are you aware of Duping?
How do you plan on fixing Duping?
What are you going to do with all current Duped items?
Will you upgrade new drops to be better than all these current Dupes?
Will you let the Public know how Duping was done?

This crap is getting out of hand and destroying the game more than any buff/fix to the rest of the game. The whole point of the game is to FARM for loot. What's the point when there'sb 1000's of duped items in AH that you have 1/10 million chance of finding youself?
Edited by SteelPhantom#1820 on 1/29/2013 7:38 PM PST
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the archon problem on kill mechanic has already been asked, please like the following post
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=3#52

why does tal rasha set bonuses suck, please like the following post
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=5#95

a clear shorter (more likely to be answered) version of question 1, please like the following post
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=15#290

why does arcane orb still suck
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=18#354

whats up with channel spells, please like the follow post if u agree
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=18#359

ideas for improving tr set bonuses
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=19#363

why are dh ranged abilities so much better than wiz
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=19#375

why is there boa items
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398#17

where are the QoL improvements that have been asked for since the summer
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=3#44

why only buff two skills, when there are lots of skills that still arent used
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=20#390

about the blizzard buff but not stacking
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=7#125

arcane orb still needs more
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=6#112
Edited by SteelPhantom#1820 on 1/29/2013 2:46 PM PST
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Awesome, I also had this idea....really want to see us as a community get together and like a bunch of posts that deal with changes we want to see made.

Thank you for linking my Archon comment sir!
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Liked :)
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Not to rain on your great question parade, but the Q&A rules specifically mention you may only ask one question per post and limiting your post to 2 or 3 sentences.

So... create multiple posts, and limit the verbage as much as possible.
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=15#290

My question. I tried to word it so it would be broad. Being to narrow will only get us a response for a small area and not the bigger picture.
Edited by Azodeus#1244 on 1/29/2013 10:59 AM PST
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Not to rain on your great question parade, but the Q&A rules specifically mention you may only ask one question per post and limiting your post to 2 or 3 sentences.

So... create multiple posts, and limit the verbage as much as possible.


thank you
however those rules suck wizard problems cant be summed up in 2-3 sentences, i will see what i can cut out tho
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It's all good man, we both are looking for positive changes to our class we enjoy playing the most. Yeah, take my thread title and whatnot....no biggie my friend!
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If you guys post a question please link to the post here so we can vote for it!
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01/29/2013 11:34 AMPosted by Azodeus
If you guys post a question please link to the post here so we can vote for it!

+1

also azo i like how u phrased the question as it might make some monks like that question as well, and i threw the link to ur post in their ask a dev topic in their forum

im gonna put up the question trayen asked as i fear asking about dupin will just be ignored by the devs
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=19#363
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=19#375
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hey changbooster for post 263 id recommend u reduce the number examples in order to increase the likelihood of the question being answered, ie only use glass cannon, power hungry and i guess prodigy as example
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01/29/2013 11:53 AMPosted by SteelPhantom
hey changbooster for post 263 id recommend u reduce the number examples in order to increase the likelihood of the question being answered, ie only use glass cannon, power hungry and i guess prodigy as example


done and trimmed a sentence out of the 130 int analysis. Thanks!
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Again you guys should not be to specific or we will get a specific answer and still be left in the dark. The Set Bonus question is a good question that does not really fall under class changes but still viable per the patch. Just be careful what you ask.

Post number 375 is extremely specific.
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01/29/2013 12:01 PMPosted by Azodeus
Post number 375 is extremely specific.


Thanks! Put the actual Q in bold...the spray of teeth thing is just an example...
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7710222398?page=20#390

Decent enough post to warrant a answer? Need to cut the wording down more? didn't address enough?
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The key thing to remember is asking specific questions regarding 1.0.7

By saying that:

I doubt the Tal-Rasha bonus will be addressed(pains me to say that)
Any other skill questions outside of the ones that have been addressed will be answered.

Our best bet would be focusing on things that are in 1.0.7 or were said to be in 1.0.7(archon issue).

I think Arcane Orb needs the most addressing...why does the damage on this suck so bad? Why isn't it 500-700% or even higher?

It's terrible that for a range class(outside of Archon) that technically our most popular build involves us being right in the thick of things. It's sad that we cannot get much more out of our class than two viable builds.
Edited by Schenko7#1939 on 1/29/2013 12:25 PM PST
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How about this
As a part of 1.0.7 changes, Arcane Orb got its damage buffed. In spite of this buff, wizards, who tested this change on the PTR, in general agree that it is still lackluster and bland. Have you considered adding some new more interesting mechanics to Arcane Orb such as a vortex-like/jailer-like effect or perhaps a resource-scaling mechanic akin to the critical hit chance bonus of Hammer of the Ancients?

or

-You buff Blizzard and make it not stack? Why? It doesnt do that much damage.
-Arcane Orb - you buffed it so its still useless in its current format.
-Shock Pulse - Your best attempt yet at fixing the DPS of a Signature spell.

•Fire Bolts •Weapon damage increased from 152% to 195%

•Arcane Orb •Weapon damage increased from 175% to 200%

The dps damage comparison between those 2 makes me laugh. A signature spell doing roughly the exact same damage as a Arcane Power(35) user.

i think we should somehow combine the 2 to make one very nice arcane orb question
Edited by SteelPhantom#1820 on 1/29/2013 12:22 PM PST
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and schenko i agree u can play archon but thats not group friendly at all so its not for me
or u have to play like a melee character which is what i do
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