General Discussion

Jul 10, 2012 Feedback on Followers and their "Auto Attack" As a long time WOW and warlock player, I have come to re-experience the HORROR of my pet being on aggressive and barreling into a pack of mobs I didn't want to attack yet. Now my memory is a bit hazy from my D2 days. I cannot tell you how many times I have cursed at my screen because I've seen a treasure goblin, moved to clear around him, didn't see him in the upper corner where a random mob from the pack I was killing ran to, or got just too close depending on the attack range of the follower I'm using to not being able to kill them because of the follower attacking before I was ready or could respond. At this point the only workaround that I have figured out is a quick dismiss of the follower before they attack the Treasure Goblin and this is highly undesired and not good when you're battling an elite pack in inferno. I would like to suggest some sort of follower control option, much like the pet bar for the WOW pet classes to allow you to set their attack status. Ideally it would be some sort of combination between aggressive/assist, defensive, and passive since the WOW pets went from aggressive/defensive/passive to assist/defensive/passive.Frack0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 List what your Thankful for 1) Blizzard are not a bank 2) they don't program Missile systemsBorka2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 wait wait wait wait wait it takes 4hours to do this fix 2 little bugs are you kidding me it should take 1sec to implament and your done -.-' f@ck you blizzard dont care if im banned anymore really dont :) cuz once im banned off to somthing like bf3 :) cant wait to tourch light and ZOMG offline moderawrsaours2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Dear Blizzard: main reason that D3 is failing Diablos 1 & 2 were so addictive for the item hunt, and always feeling that the next ph@t l3wt would be just around the corner. Gambling psychology explains why people are getting bored and leaving Diablo 3. 1. Partial reinforcement You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that reinforcement strengthens behaviour. Reinforcement may be provided on a continuous basis, such as when a child gets $1.00 every time he wins a game of Scrabble, or on a partial basis, as when a person wins at the slot machine after 6, 20, or 100 tries. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, behaviours tend to persist longer when they are partially rather than continuously reinforced, and this is a major reason why casinos are hardly ever out of business. People don’t expect to win every single time they gamble so when they encounter a loss or even a string of losses, it comes as no big surprise. It’s simply counted as part of the game. Nevertheless, gamblers do expect to be reinforced some of the time and it is this expectation, this belief that “I’ll get lucky next time” that motivates them to continue. They can never be sure which bet will produce rewards but they believe that if they play long enough their patience will eventually pay off…literally! Basically, we're not being reinforced for our gameplay. For working hard to push through the levels the drops frankly suck. Your attempts to tweak the drop rate in order to have players use your precious auction ("shut up and give us your money") house mean that actually playing the game no longer triggers the part of our brains that gets excited when we get our 'big win' i.e. awesome loot. TL;DR we're playing a slot machine that is rigged not to even give us a few pennies back. Gamblers i.e. players need that stimulation to keep us motivated to continue playing. Not the only reason but IMO the main one.Shodan0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 I just found Development Hell I just managed to find Development Hell, on Hell Difficulty, on my third try of looking for some Haunts that I haven't found yet. What do you think happens? Battlenet Servers disconnects me about 100 yards into the dungeon. What were the odds of finding it? What were the odds getting disconnected before finishing it? What's the over/under on the server? I've been getting kicked out 2-3 times an hour since Friday. That's my rant!!! I'm sticking to it!!!! :-)))Cricket11 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 sockets...general Just general discussion about gems. In addition...ideas for other things. Like the skull in d2. I am hoping that there will be more then gems for adding to sockets. What would be cool...stuff that you can only put in the like item...rares, leg, set etc. I never got to see charms as they were removed. Thoughts...gems enuff?Kush4 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Beware don't bid extra on AH Or all gold gone AH is broken again. It will just grab all your bid and not returning the balance after u won your bid. Those who bid up with all your gold will be all gone will become broke instantly.ROMEOKING13 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Community Manager, read this. On this topic regarding the hotfix here, you're still redirecting to June's Hotfix. It's already July and it SHOULD be here. You're most welcomed. :DHiddenIce2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Oh no! Is the Auction House paused? Well....It's 8 a.m. Eastern Time, not a good time for game, but I just got up to bid a wonderful crossbow. Is the auction house paused during the the maintenance? The crossbow is 10 mins left! I spent hours to collect 4 million gold last night, but now...............sigehere2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Hardcore PvP Suggestion The team has stated that if HC characters do PvP, their characters will not be permanently defeated. This is fine. However, I have an idea, kind of similar to wagering. Let's say you have a L60 HC character. You can either queue for "Normal" matches in which you don't die permanently, or you can queue for "Risky" matches. In these, you and 10 other players would have a FFA. The map would be huge, and it would be kind of similar to the hunger games. Anybody who dies, dies permanently. However, the winner of the match could get a large sum of gold (over 20 million) and a cool title or something. I thought this idea could add a lot more benefits to making a HC character. What do you think?Beskington4 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Legendary Weapons all item level 62? Why is this ?? it makes every single one useless, since the base damage is terrible. Has Blizzard explained this blunder anywhere?shipit34 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Oh, look the servers are down again... (Tues) How can a game need such constant maintenance? How is it not possible to allow offline play, and update your stats and info as soon as the server comes back online? Some of us don't really care about RMAH, or online play. I just want to play the damn game, and it seems like every time I sit down to play there is some kind of update going on. Broken game. I want to like it, but it is broken. If you have to patch the damn thing every week, it was an incomplete product. Blizzard screwed the pooch with Diablo III. my 2 cents.Atrophy1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 So if im invisible.... why you followin me?starcraft0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Server load vs declining player base If D3 players are dropping like flies, how are we having server load issues?TheCookieLab1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Act2 & 3 loot broken again? Atleast EU ACT2&3 loot seems to be broken. Because most of players have quit and there is too much stuff on RMAH? Last few days there has been really terrible drops, im not talking about the quality, talking about ilvl. ACT3 drops just low lvl items for example Asmodan drops ilvl51 1h, ilvl56 2h, ilvl59 chest - not once, not twice but multiple times. These numbers might be between approx drop rates, but something has happened to rare drops. Had to kill 29 packs before first rare ilvl63 dropped. Think about these numbers without any MF, just NV stacks... would be closer 2*2+23*1 rares than 56. ACT2 is pretty much same as ACT3, i was finaly going to get some sample data but got totaly frustrated after 30 packs (this incl Kulle and Belial). This is definetly not good sample, but there might even be more ilvl63 and 62 than i got recently: 30 Packs (2x boss, first 5 packs incl, MF 317%, 2 packs with extra 25% MF) ---- Rares: ilvl <60: 18, of all 15,9%, ilvl/all 31,0% ilvl 60: 10, of all 8,8%, ilvl/all 15,0% ilvl 61: 14, of all 12,4%, ilvl/all 25,7% ilvl 62: 13, of all 11,5%, ilvl/all 20,4% ilvl 63 1, of all 0,9%, ilvl/all 8,0% Magic: ilvl <60: 17, of all 15,0% ilvl 60: 7, of all 6,2% ilvl 61: 15, of all 13,3% ilvl 62: 10, of all 8,8% ilvl 63: 8, of all 7,1% ------ Total items 113Rush0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Thanks for the ninja maintenance change... Just for the record, if you're going to change the maintenance times, could you please use the bloody system announcements in-game? Your posts said 6 AM earlier, and then at 4:55 AM I get greeted with a "shutting down the system in 15 minutes to pick up an update" message. Huh? Funny, I thought, "uh, when does 5:10 AM = 6 AM??" So I was like "oh well, got time for one last run". Nope. Error 300008. Can't make any more games. So not only did you change the time from 6 AM to 5 AM while players were playing and well after the thread was up and most people read it, but the supposed 15 minute window really wasn't (the game servers got shut down immediately without warning). You might want to take your right hands away from the collective crotches and reintroduce them to the left hands. You can use sock puppets if you must to facilitate a friendly get together. Either way, you need to at least get that much done, because obviously your departments aren't communicating with each other, thus causing misinformation for the end users. Note: When I logged in at 10 PM PDT Monday night (when I restarted my play session after dinner was done), my login screen showed no info at all (no message), so I figured it was still 6 AM for the maintenance window starting time. Man was I a schmuck for ever thinking it would go smoothly. Kind of makes me wonder what else you're going to ninja change today... So much for communicating better with the players, eh?TheTias0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 is it normal? Hey guys, i just wanna ask if is it normal for people to rage quit all the time in infernal act 2. I've been playing infernal act 2 for a long time and everyone seem to rage quit, cause its very hard and the repair cost is very high.Xavierkress0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 How many... Auctions are you insta winning, due to server being down 5 hours?toocute4u0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Has anyone beating Inferno in dropped loot? This would make me feel better. The question is, Has anyone gone from 1-60, and beating inferno with gear they looted themselves, without ever going to the AH and RMAH, and can they also farm all acts in that looted gear? Love to know or see if anyone has done this. I personally doubt it's even possible.Romulus37 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 My Result after 8 weeks 8000 Elite Kill 14kk gold collected I wear not one single item I found by myself Spent most of the time killing Act3 elite GG AHWahidd0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 So Diablo is 2 easy ? Try doing it from scratch now on the Euro or asia servers Half the things you used to get you godly have been nerfed your allowed to use the GAH but not the RMAH . ie no outside help This ahs the advantage of you being abkle to play longer as Europe is up when USA is down on tuesdaysBorka3 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Diverse Builds are fun until... stop ENRAGE! I have a blast stacking skills that aren't typical. Making a class that uses mostly one skill branch instead of diversifying can be a ton of fun. However, I start feeling cornered when I play in inferno ACT 1. (Haven't spent much time in ACT 2 and dread the optimal play style requirements there.) The problem isn't so much with gear and weapons. There are some really cool weapons that have lower DPS. I would love to use them and excel with a dagger that has some killer stats but dismal DPS. But I can't... Why? Because I have to kill the stupid monsters in 5 minutes or less. I have had very survivable builds on 4 different classes and have had to modify due to this stupid enrage timer more than once. Why do I have to kill elites and bosses so quickly? What is the logic here? If I want to take 10 hours to kill an elite pack then why can't I? Somebody please explain?!?!?!?!Moose4 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Meanwhile in North Korea... Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 old avatar battlenet system? anyone else miss the chat avatars in D2 battlenet? I loaded up D2 and just seeing what other people have for gear etc, feels like a community, in D3 I just have a friends list. feels like I'm only ever playing along side 5 people. in Diablo 2 I felt like I was part of a bigger game........Zadiell0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Add Charms Ideas.. Why not add charms to the game? Like make a new inventory page that is for charms only, that has like 3v3 = 9 slots or 4x4= 16 slots to put charms in to get addition bonus? So it doesnt take up your inventory spaces. there is like 3 different size of charms that takes 1,2,3 slots like d2. Grand Charm is skiller(+1 earthquake with +1 specific rune) takes 3 slots. Medium charm is for stats, takes 2 slots. A small charms for magic find/gold find takes 1 slot. Remove all magic find/gold find on all gears and transfer them to charms.Azaroth0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Linear Progression/ no incentive to keep play Blizzard is tying to force this linear progression model of gamplay into everyone throats. The whole point of a good game is the variety of gameplay it offers the player. For D3, the developers are trying to go for "there can only be 1 way to beat the game". Why? Because the base mechanics (small item base/ no variety in items/ drop mechanics dependent on chances) are so poorly designed and thought of, blizzard was forced to take that road. - Like other players have said before, there is nothing to do after beating diablo in inferno. The only thing left is farm some gold and then farm some more gold and hope for an occasional good item. I don't think the player base will last until PVP comes out.Phreaks8 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 iLv63 sucks We want: <----------iLv61----------> ................................<----------iLv62----------> ................................................................<----------iLv63----------> Diablo 3 currently have: <----------iLv52-59----------> ..................<----------iLv60--------> ..................<--------------------iLv61--------> ..................<------------------------------iLv62--------> ..................<----------------------------------------iLv63---------->NoD137 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 I miss charms. It would be nice to have the charms in D3. Make a bag that only holds up to 20 or so and add them to the drop tables. Yeah. I miss those.Airtaz26 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Well I screwed this up Put a bunch of items on the AH last night...realize they end during maintenance time... missing out on the last hour of my items will probably cost me millions! oh well, you learn from your mistakes!ccturtle4 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Suggestions/Feedback on Cydea IMO the Cydea fight (on inferno) is just as terrible as Ghom since patch 1.0.3 for non-overgeared peeps. I have only faced her on a barb and witch doctor each with 15k dps and survivability and LoH (barb more so). Their sets each cost about 2 million (which seems like little to the people who farm 10 hours a day, but I think 2 million for armor takes some time to get for anyone else). I used a 10 million gold weapon for both of them (LoH high dps socketed, most wouldn't have access to a weapon like this either unless they farmed a ton). WHY SHE SEEMS BROKEN 1. Cydea's timer to jump up and spawn spiders is constantly going, so if one takes time to kill the spiders she'll keep hopping up even though your not getting her health down at all. 2. If one focuses Cydea the whole fight and ignore spiders the fight takes 10+ minutes because Cydea runs after every hit (with no collision), or jumps up into the air and spawns more spiders. 3. Spiders hit crazy hard, and have messed up/large hit boxes. WAYS TO IMPROVE THE FIGHT 1. Make it so Cydea jumps up when she loses a certain portion of health 2. Make it so Cydea runs less or slower 3. Reduce spiders strength, fix their hit boxes, give them less hp Doing only 1 or 3 will make the fight loads better. And yes I understand this fight is cake if you have 50k plus dps or a barbarian, but for normal gears this fight is ridiculous and long.Vhigdo11 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 D3 End Game = Forums D3 End Game = ForumsShukra16 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Number of Players in Public Games 1. It for your region only, i.e. US, EU, Asia. 2. It is split between Hardcore and Softcore players. 3. It does not include Private or Solo games. 4. It has a multiplier of 1000 Dropping some D3 wisdom.David1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 How to deal w/ fire chain mobs in A3 as melee Topic. Note: this is for Act 3 Fire chain also comes with other things such as fast, frozen, jailer, plague, desecrate etc Class: Monk Resist all : 910 (unbuffed) Armor 6.5k (unbuffed) DPS about 22k (unbuffed) HP 37k LoH : 1.1k (can get a lot higher with a cost of DPS by swapping to purple gem instead of green ones). Weapons : dual wield fist weapon Build: open to suggestion.JEDILORD19 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Introducing Anya The Battlemage! Introducing Anya The Battlemage! Just put together a video this evening of some Act 2/3 runs. Playing melee as a Wizard might not seem like the ultimate choice but I'm having a lot of fun with it. I started out like most others using all kinds of ranged abilities and I enjoy swapping skills around, testing new things but I've been playing this spec or variations of it for a few weeks and find that even though it's very gear dependant I feel it has potential. There's a second short vid for the obligatory gear/talent check. I could use some more AS and Crit Dmg for sure and well.. hey it never stops. Rome wasn't built in a day! Anyway I hope you enjoy the Diablo 2 music if nothing else! Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 -_MUST SEE-_Game Specs Implemented Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 PVP FAQ Im very interested on the pvp system, any one knows answers to this questions: 1 - The upcoming match-making system for PVP counts only your wins/loses to determine your ratio? I really hope theres no others rating check like the game evaluating your gear or build... 2- Apart from the match-making system will there be some kind of looby-games or open world where you can engage pvp freely? how many people would be allowed to join? 4? id really like the chance to freely pvp besides the match-making system.Rom1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Got idea for you blizzard just a thought. to stop gold sellers and instant spamming in chat.. Why don't you sell the gold? if you're selling gold blizzard i believe it stop the spamming in chat from chinese farmers. really who wants to go against the company who already sells gold...right? lets say you didn't and if you don't agree people well there gold sellers as we speak spamming constantly In chat.. either way people going to buy gold from some farmer with 100accs running constantly or blizzard if they take my idea....... either way stupid gold sellers always find away in games to spam the hell out of it....... or another idea spam more then 3 times... have auto system check go to that acc and see the activities of the acc if shows acc of current spammer and reads history of spammer Auto band pretty easy -_- good NightDragonsBlood2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 What exactly is the MF problem? Let me start by saying I appreciate your (Blizzards) efforts at taking in community feedback before changing the game drastically but yea everyone talks about all the options that blizz has laid out for mf gear swapping but honestly what is the real problem and who really cares? I want mf because the loot in this game is already terrible enough without it and killing act 3 and 4 stuff while wearing mf gear is nearly impossible and I don't want to farm act 4 without getting good loot. At the moment my group is about to launch a stream we 5 stack kill diablo for fun and are going to attempt to help the community gain access to the same content we kill aswell as have as much fun as we do killing it (which is a plus for you blizzard). Again what is the problem? Why can't you guys focus on something more important like community feedback and updates? What is even bothering blizzard about the mf situation? Leave stuff as is and add in more fun instead of wasting the time of all the devs, the community and any additional think tanks.Usedtobedps2 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Inferno act 3-4 is a joke of the days It doesn't matter about the raise of drop-rate: - OLD ilv63 act 1 2% ilvl62 4% - NEW ilvl63 act 1 4% ilvl62 8% This kind of math is the same as more lower tier ilvl 61-62 drop more than ilvl 63, unless tier 61-62 is lesser % than tier 63 than we will see more ilvl63 item.. The point is ppl buying godly item is to test out high dps to kill inferno act 3 as the mob is million HP ( x5-10 time of act 1) but still we die most of the time as the elite pack is too strong with their spell freeze,stun,slow,wall and ensnare us even with 1.2k resistance.. (1 hit KO by arcane sentry) Everyone just saying kite or ask a tanker infront but as you know the elite packs can throw tons of spell and acane sentry or run faster than everyone of us.. I keep hearing that we build this and build that but end up blizzard will get red-eye and start to nerf out the ground of our skills.. I rather D3 is the same as D2, drop low but at least we got chance to stand at end stage of inferno 3-4.. P/s: We bought this game and this is not a Free MMORPG..iicecube5 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Any word on RMAH commodities becoming avail? I got a little wet when I saw $0.51 per tome and then I found out you cant sell commodities in the RMAH. Any word on if they'll be available, or if its just something they dont plan to do?Shaard1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Shock Collar rune I posted this in the DH forum, but I think this would be better for a quicker reply - sorry if this breaks a rule! XD The damage changes depending on what weapon you're using, is this tied into the overall DPS or the min-max damage? For example, with no weapon equipped it is 18%, my 700dps 231-788 dmg bow is 28%, and my 952.2dps 304-886 dmg 1h xbow is 32%. The bow has extra fire damage - the one hander has extra arcane. I'm curious, because it seems like 18% additional weapon damage is 18% additional weapon damage, and just does more if a weapon does more damage - but the skill is telling me it literally does even more extra damage with a higher damage weapon. I've never seen another skill change like this, and maybe I'm just confused (or drunk! - or fail at some type of math), but could somebody clear this up for me? I think I'm mostly confused because none of the other skills I've seen change their 'does xxx weapon damage' depending on a piece of gear I'm wearing. Edit: Orrr... it's based off the attack speed you get depending on the weapon. That'd make sense, since it is a DOT. But I don't think I've seen any others (such as rend) change depending on my equipment.Zeranamu0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 This may be can "destroy" BOT Maybe we can`t destroy BOT,bur we can make BOT useless. Here is my suggest: Make the BULE,GOLD monsters and BOSS much more coin drop,and the normal monster very few coin. Use BOT can`t defeat the BULE,GOLD and BOSS right?So,we can make the effect of BOT useless. Just think WOW.In WOW,only the mission and BOSS give us much coin.The D3 has less mission,but have BULE and GOLD monsters.Alma9 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 COLLECTORS EDITION - ANGEL WINGS Could you guys please do something about the wings? Why would I want to keep the wings in my inventory and toggle it everytime I die? Please change the way it turns on like having it in my inventory will make it appear and putting it into the stash will make it dissapear. Otherwise just toggle on/off permanently. The current toggle is stupid.HBR16 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Waller and Arcane Sentry elites Why are we not able to hit mobs outside of the wall, but they're able to hit us? I also die sometimes for arcane sentry, even though there was no arcane, either that or they were nowhere near my charzGuardianz0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 House of curios fail Ran fields of misery 76 times today couldn't get it.Dresden6975 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Using Free Guest Pass How do I use the Free Guest Pass that I got along with my retail version.Wrathlin0 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Repost: Invisible login & recent friends list As advised by a Blizzard Support Forum Agent, I'm reposting here in the General Discussion forum: I'm basically going to repost something I put in another thread, to give it a thread of its own. This is because I raised a support ticket with Blizzard about the ability to login invisibly, and/or appear hidden (however you'd like to phrase it) as well as the recent friends list, and they advised their best source of feedback are the forums. So I don't think there's an official 'suggestions box'. I think the best I can aim to do is make a lot of noise about it on the forums, which to be fair there already is. I just want to reinforce it and respectfully hope they pay attention as I'm not on my own on this. Anyway, here's my original post: As far as I'm concerned, [the ability to not login invisibly] is now my primary issue with the game. I just want to log in (as I apparently must) and play a single player game at the end of a busy day, away from everyone else. I have quit the game on several occasions solely because I'm ambushed by chatty people (who are clueless when it comes to the etiquette of giving people space), or requests to team up. The odds are high I'm in the mood for neither. I do not like or want this 'social obligation' nonsense when playing this game, even if it's just to say 'no thanks, maybe later'. Because some people just can't take a hint. My secondary issue is the inability to delete recent players, which is another clumsy and undesirable 'feature' that again rams the social obligation aspect down my throat. What game (or any other piece of software) adds users - who can see your online status - to your private list, without your consent and without the ability to remove them? I'm sure we're on the borders of some privacy laws, which essentially give you the right to be left alone. NB If the first issue were fixed, it would also fix the second. Ok, thanks for reading. If you agree, please show the Blizzard developers and give a +1, /sign etc. NB Please no 'go and learn some basic social skills'-type messages, thanks.mrshift1 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 how will blizz do with end-game content ? how will blizz do with end-game content in the future? except pvpCloudzZz4 Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 Patch 1.03b Really? I am not gonna make this long enough to pain your eyes and minds, so I am just gonna say this: with everything that has been going on in the forums and everywhere else, they have fixed a "RARE" crash and some grey-out problem. One question has been bothering me as well: how long did it take them to prepare this patch? Must be long, eh?LeifLaCroix1 Jul 10, 2012