General Discussion

Jul 2, 2012 ETA AND EXPLINATION!?!?! We all need one.......xXReficulXx7 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Dear Blizzard Thank You I found an item this morning (I play on Euro Server) That is a great addition to my current barb build. All the other items with lesser stats around it where selling for 1 mill plus however this guy had an auction that was ending in 4 hrs with a bid price of 30k so I put in my 300k bid and it successfully went through. Euro server is in it's slow period (very few players at 2 AM on a Tuesday morning) and in addition to that servers are down :) I have to go to work now and I'm crossing my fingers that the server is down for the next 3~ hrs.Nik001170 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 It's likely a power outtage Yea it sucks, now stop freaking out and and worrying about conspiracy theories.Weioo18 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 How do you get into Whimsyshire on nightmare? The secret level. I made the staff and tried it out on normal and cant figure out how to get into it on nightmare. I figured you might have to make a staff for each game type (normal/nightmare/hell/ect) but when I got the recipe for it on nightmare mode it says i already know it. Just curious as to if I need to make another staff, and how do i designate it to nightmare, or how do I use my current staff to get in. Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Hardcore Player Question So when a massive server failure like this happens does Blizzard resurrect hardcore players that died? Or are you SOL?ANDREWS8533 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 RE: I quit free Items DAMN YOU MUFFINS ... ... Um I am the first post you edited your post AND you said I won -____-Alcoholbob0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Gifting I have excess items that I'd like to give to my friends, but if they're not online I have to hold the items in my inventory. Could Blizzard make a way to 'gift' an item to a player who may or may not be currently online? So when they come online there is a little pop-up that says: "You've received a gift!" and it shows up in their inventory. Just a thought, thanks.Kolp2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Complaining on the internet is like..... the Special Olympics, everyone wins.RipVanWinkle3 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Fix your damn servers I understand your need for DRM, but back it up with competent hardware and staff. This is stupid.Vidomina0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Like a Rainstorm keeps you inside We can't play the game so I have a metaphor. It's like we want to go outside and play but its raining. Therefore we must band together and fight through the rain. We could sing songs to make the time pass too.ItsOver6541 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 @Blizz It is very difficult for you to create a thread explaining the server crash? Come on, you aren't noobs developing a game, you perfectly knows how this works. We (the player base) needs an explanation. Do the job, isnt hard.Idari0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 I'll just leave this RIGHT HERE... Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Credentials authentication jam Hiya everyone, Dunno if any of you already got this problem. First i was having error 3007 few times in 30 minutes. But in the last time i also got error 70 and got kicked. I was afraid i was being hacked so i went back to reactivate my phone authenticator. After activation succesfull i went back to log in. Unfortunately it always jam at Authentification Credentials. So went back to desactivate my authenticator. After desactivate succesfull i tried back and always the same, went it comes to Authentication Credentials, it jam and the only think that come out it he cancel button at the bottom who is coming available. I though maybe router or something, but reseted all the things and still the ame think. Any idea while waiting for my ticket to be answered. tx allNaramis0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Game of Thrones had girls and a real story You should all stop complaining and go watch it while Blizzard gets there stuff together.Lanksta0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Blizzard is actually doing us a favor Blizzard is giving us a good reason to go outside! =)cheekian19 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 OC-3 Router in Arlington, Va down and is probably the cause for all of the latency this weekend. This means that the workload for the rest of the states is on double/triple time, with some of the largest ISPs and Companies tethered to it. Just be patient, because a lot of families went without power this weekend.teStLng2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 If you have softcore and want to QQ, don't. Disconnect killed hordes of level 60s and multibillions worth of gear today. Please don't QQ about losing NV stacks.Smile0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Check here for update on the server! This is the wrong forums section for details ppl...Doji12 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 no blues on game being down? Title says it all reallyAngelPaladin0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 One demand you can easily meet! Hi Blizzard. How's it going? Yea, I feel that. My clients can be real jerks sometimes too. Just remember: The bad 10% always seem to eat up 90% of your time, sometimes you just need to ignore them for a while and try to relax. Anyway, I have just one request for you, as a long time player and big fan. Please don't stray from your ideals in creating this masterpiece of a casual online gaming experience, including the effort you are putting in to protect your players from third party item sellers. If anyone deserves a cut of the few items I will most surely buy for PvP supremacy, it is you and not some jerk phishing crew. Keep in mind, people mostly only come to forums to complain. The sheer volume of dissatisfied customers really only speaks to the resounding success of this soon-to-be titan. Even if you change the game to meet some of their more reasonable demands, they will still be dissatisfied. So make sure you are changing the game to improve the experience for those of us who have no qualms, and therefore are not logging onto the forums in a rage, to vent the anger and frustrations of our daily lives, job stress, etc. weakly disguised as disgust over your product. I understand that you underestimated the sales and popularity of your own game, and therefore were unprepared for the logistical nightmare of serving everyone at once. Try to be more confident in the future, you've crafted amazing experiences and wonderful memories in the past, and by keeping your positive attitude and creative soul, you will continue. Thanks again for all your efforts, your millions of man-hours, and your TLC.Ldubz2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Time for HoN Midwars! Way more fun/engaging!DeathElement0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Yes Diablo has problems but, they're trying. I have found myself very frustrated with this game. I've also found myself enjoying it a lot. Lets give the good with the bad and not just complain about all the 'problems'. I think they've done a great job at the trying 'fixes' and I give them tons of credit for making a great game. Cause lets all face it, nobody would care to cry as much as they have, if the game wasn't worth it. Good job blizzard. Don't give up on us, or the game. THANKS! BOOMtinytimmy3650 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 7/2 service outage what kinda BS explanation is this!?!?!?!?!?! honestly blizz your giving government a run for their money when it comes to being forthright and carrying any OZ. of integrity. THX FOR THE WARNING PRICKS! "We are currently addressing an issue with the service. During this time the servers and any online games will be unavailable for play. We are working diligently to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."Savage20050 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 AH UI results in inefficient market It is a bloody long and difficult process to figure out what an item is actually selling for in the AH. When someone searches the AH, they must assume that any item at a good buyout price has already sold. The only items you are seeing on the AH are those that have not and will not sell at the given buyout. The only way to find prices that clear the market is by looking at bids, not buyouts, and those prices only reflect reality within an hour of selling. The current AH UI makes this very difficult as you can't sort on time or bid price. Once a player can see that his "800 DPS axe" is maybe worth a pittance, because a pittance is an actual selling price, without spending 20 minutes sifting through 400 bids to find bids that will soon expire, he will be willing to list the axe at a reasonable price, vendor it, or salvage it. Fix the AH UI, and you fix the market problem.Szute0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Service status forum Blizz has put up a comment about the service outage. You are all just looking on the wrong part of the forums.Verbatim0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 SORRY !!! I dropped my coffee on the UPS From: Blitz To: All whinners An employee dropped a coffee on the power generator. We expect them to be up within the next 3 months. In the mean time, you can all post here and we will reply with the updates after the power generators are up. Thank you for your $60 donation and continuous support. -Bliznocloo0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Never again Blizzard, Thank you for this wonderful game. Amidst the various server problems, I have managed to fit in three characters and about 150 hours of play. Alas, you have managed to convince me that "forced" online play for a single player will NEVER be a product I purchase again.MarkH0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 5 stacks of Valor on Diablo inferno then D/C! Ok so my very first time on Diablo inferno Me and 3 other were about to down him we had him sub 25% on last phase all alive and at full health with 5 stacks then what happens we were kicked from game and game is now crashed...... Cant log in nothing..... I guess blizzard finally figured out how to regulate how many ppl get to kill diablo... Thoughts? Very angry at Blizz and this makes someone not even want to play : / well i guess there is always tomorrow :(Rage13 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 To the writers of "State of the Game..." This is to all the writers and supporters of the thread entitled "The State of the Game: We Will Save Diablo 3". I'm sure I will be immediately trolled by many who read this. For those who feel the urge, please go ahead and troll; it's not going to accomplish anything. This is simply my opinion and I'd like the forum to be balanced and not one-sided. Since there are MANY people who DON'T have any problems (or very few problems) with the way D3 is we should have a voice too. I am one of those people. I originally wrote this post as a reply to the State of the Game thread, but it has reached its reply limit, but I have to give those of us who like D3 a chance to be heard as well, so here it is =) ------------------------------- WOW! I'm sorry to say it but in my experience there are a LOT of people who thoroughly enjoy Diablo 3 the way it is, including ME! I also hate to burst your bubble but this thread won't save Diablo 3 O.o Why? Because it doesn't NEED saving! It's fine the way it was intended to be, and the number of people I see online every day are proof of that. Most of them are over the few weeks of upset that happens after almost every patch and they've adapted and moved on. I am a D2 and D1 fan and I happen to love D3 as well. D1 was different from D2 and D3 is different from both. Games EVOLVE. If they were all the same this wouldn't be called Diablo 3; it'd be called Diablo 2. Moreover, it doesn't matter whether some stupid poles say Diablo 3 is falling--all I care about is that there are still millions of people who love it obviously, or they would quit playing. On top of all of this, your crazy tactic of trying to give Blizzard some ultimatum to change the game or ELSE is absolute lunacy! You don't go around threatening the maker of the game! HAHA! That will do no good, and because Blizzard has made ALL 3 Diablo games and invented it in the first place, THEY--not YOU--have the right to say what Diablo 3 is and isn't; whether it is Diablo or not! Maybe Diablo 2 wasn't even what they wanted and the technology of today gives Diablo 3 the capability to be what it was supposed to be in the first place? You can either buy it and play it, buy it and complain about it or not play it! Those are your choices. And if you really want Blizzard to change something threatening them or telling them they have to make the game the way YOU want it is just not going to have any impact. Blizzard makes better games than almost any other company there is for the PC/Mac; they've been around for decades and you shouting ultimatums at them isn't going to change that. All you are accomplishing is QQ'ing. I mean no offense; I'm just trying to give you a reality check. If you want the game to be better you have to rewrite it yourself. Go develop your own game. It's NOT that easy and there are ALWAYS people who won't be satisfied with it! Trust me I know--I'm a game developer myself. And it's HARD! In closing, I sincerely hope I didn't offend anyone, I'm simply trying to say that if you want you can continue with this crazy plan but it will have very little if any impact on the future of Diablo 3, Blizzard or gaming in general. Fans don't dictate what happens with a game or how it works. They either play it or they don't, and I am going to continue to play it, along with all my friends who feel the same and many people who ARE upset with the current state of it. They will get used to it, because games are meant to change. The same game with a new name or a different UI/ideas of play would be BORING. If you would like to see some changes in the game, you are going about it the WRONG way. History, experience and common sense dictate that this is true. If you really don't like the way D3 is (I can't understand why) the right way to do it is let Blizzard know in a KIND RESPECTFUL way, and to not expect too much because in Blizzard's opinion, and the opinion of MANY other people myself included, there's not much to change; the game is great the way it is. But if you see a bug or you think something is unfair or something you can let them know without threatening them or making some huge list of protests which doesn't change anything. With that in mind, if you're reading this Blizzard, I'd like to thank you for creating one of the best ARPG games I've ever played. Diablo 2 was awesome, but this game pwn's =) If anyone else agrees with me they're welcome to add their comments to this thread. If you disagree, you no doubt will add your comments as well. It won't matter to me; I won't be reading them. My mind is made up and I'm not a qq'er; I accept that patches change things and that the natural way that games work is to evolve, not to be exactly like the game that came before, or to give some people WAY op'd abilities and others horrible nerfs. Also I'd like to say that I hope anyone who reads this, whether they agree in part, all the way or not at all has a great time playing D3 or whatever other games they might play. I have nothing against anyone and I'm sorry if I've offended you; I'm just trying to put mine and the opinions of MANY other people on the forum too so it's not one-sided, because there are a lot of people who have few if any problems with the way Diablo 3 is. =)phrostbhyte0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Pick a side and stick to it! If this game is so terrible then plz explain to me why the only time that this general forum BLOWS UP is when they kick you nerds that cry offline?... I mean really? Are you so obsessed that you cant be offline for an hour or 5? If you are gonna strait HATE on this game then why play it?Rowdey330 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 maintainance So i tried to login got the whole 300008 when it was trying to identify my credentials than tried again and noticed that they were working on the servers to fix the problems. Whats up with it will be up again as soon as possible, to me if they cant give a time line on how long the servers our going to be down than they are working on these servers blind folded and dont know wtf is wrong!!Cain0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Any update on item rolls? Been doing 75% A3 clears since the hotfix (fort bunker, depths1-3, stonefort, SB->Azmo) and I've realized I simply dont have any motivation to login and continue anymore. The carrot is officially broken. I can only do run after run after run only to have completely garbage rolls on every single item for so long. Eventually something just snaps and I realize I'm not having fun, and moreover I have not been for sometime so why continue? So I'm wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel, or is Blizzard happy with the current roll rates? Since we've had no official comment on this all we can look to is Bashiok's twitter which essentially summed the whole thing up as "keep grinding because theres always a chance youll get something great on the next mob"... That leads me to believe that the current roll rates are working as intended. If so, that's certainly their right, but I'd just like to know either way. The longer I go without playing the easier it gets to not play, and the louder the "groan" gets as I contemplate another 10...20....30...40 hours of grinding Act3 with nothing but 65 vit 30 int 25 str 2599 health globe trash to show for it.Joker1 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Announcement from Blizzard "Due to technical difficulties D3 will not be up for at least 7 hours, but more like 12. Just come back tomorrow and it might be up. Thank you for your patience."BoPeep0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Prime Time Outage There's no subscription fee for this game so it's hard to add playtime to our accounts for a prime time outage (i.e. WoW). However, we all did pay for a game that we currently can't play. Any ideas for an appropriate compensation in a scenario like this? Hell, I'd take amusing commentary from the moderators, if nothing else. What do you guys think?T3RR0RX0 Jul 2, 2012
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Jul 2, 2012 Stronger Requirements for Public Games Nightmare+ I constantly get bad group compositions, AFK's, and players with with no HP, poor damage, or they just up and run away from every fight then come back to pick up loot. The vote-kick option (which doesn't seem to work?) is there, but it's hard to get that used often enough to remove problem players. Especially when 2/4 are a problem in many games. Clearly there are fewer people in public games every day. I think the group system is poorly done and so many are simply learning that public games are worse than solo/private games with friends and only use them to meet people and then go game privately. You already have blatantly allowed gear checking (which I don't have a problem with, that's part of RPG in ARPG) but then your games don't actually gear check players who want to enter! I notice items show a general +% protection and +damage on them. Could we use those same behind the scenes formulas to gate public games? Required to have X% protection, Y hp, and Z damage? I notice the random hate on the forums has picked up on the loss of players in public games and tried to take it as proof the game is 'dying' like a militant religious group saying an earth quake killing people means God agrees with them. I find this funny. Your game has some poor design elements IMO, but the core gameplay is fun enough that I'll be here for years and years. I offer this as constructive feedback and I hope a blue sees it. My 2¢VKhaun2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 1.0.3 elite buff and waller? Seems in 1.0.3 a bunch of changes were made to elites to make them harder, and i don't see them documented. namely - faster health regeneration increased damage on abilities granted by affixes abilities granted by affixes have a much lower cooldown or higher rate of use/proc rate Personally I don't like any of the changes, but that's not the issue. Especially on the third one,it feels like someone decided to make the change to all affixes without actually thinking things through on how it would affect the different affixes differently. One that specifically annoys me is how arcane enchanted before the patch was kind of fun because you could stay in one place and dodge around the lasers without going far, and now you basically are forced to kite because there's so many more orbs. But that's not the point of this... However, waller specifically is the worst one and just doesn't seem like someone actually intended this to happen. It went from hindering kiting and moving around, maybe trapping you in some other affix abilities, to being like jailer plus. There's so many walls coming so fast that you can easily be completely trapped and totally immobile for several seconds at a time. It lasts longer than jailer too. Throw in jailer, frozen, or nightmare (also buffed to happen more often) and you'll have >10% time to actually have control of your character, arcane enchanted/molten/desecrator/plagued/fire chains to do heavy damage while you're stuck, and vortex to pull you back on the rare occasion you DO get away from the walls, and you just have a total joke near unkillable eliite. It's a bad combination in general, but the increased rate of walls makes this so much worse than it should be.Solacia0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Map -- your friend and guide Okay I there, This is meant to be a starter thread on the mini map Remember in D2 where we all got used to the superimposed map over our character -- lol, thsoe were the days, you could change your retina focus and see exactly where you were. This was gotten rid of because -- well it sucked. Big ones,... really BIG ONES... until you got used to it. D3 -- the mini map Is it me or do people seem to not use it on purpose in public games !!! ??? So you enter in this old castle with a mini map... it has this cool feature of blinking when you get within a few radii of your destination. SPOILER ALERT:: ## -- that might be the next preferable destination. ### just saying. It glows goldenly in the corner of the screen. I love you guys, those of you that purposefully turn the wrong way, everytime. And i know some people play for full clear -- if so, state it when you enter the game.. give me your play style so I know what to expect. As a sign of respect go into inferno games stating -- i will only run back to aareas we have already cleared. -- you know what to expect from me... Running into unexplored areas in inferno is an easy way to wipe your group. And when I say D3 -- i mean inferno. Just to be clear. Full clear is the way to go in inferno - i get it -- it keeps you alive -- why are you still forced to explain it to people in A2 -- after a while don't you get tired of deing -- how do you spell dieing ?? dying -- got it -- thats what you were trying to do ... mission accomplished. After a while you being forced to stay dead teaches you -- to think about what you are doing. Why it's not working... and you get to watch other people avoid pools of death -- notice that the green pools follow you, so take small steps when fighting with 4 people, or walk together. i do not have a sixth sense about where the end of the level is... though a1 castles seem to be in 2 basic patterns ... you start to notice things -- thats right the map stop feeling ashamed about using a mule. things the map tells you -- where your party members have been and where you have been. If you haven't been there -- it's greyish, but explored and exposed on the map. That blinking gold dot is your destination -- head in that general direction if NV is 5 and killing uniques has gotten harder. Its time to leave. Once you have accepted a unique is killable, do so, and get better. If the group seems frustrated suggest an earlier area -- you are probably geared great for a slightly lower area in the act. If you haven't found cane yet, and feel like this, I question how you killed D? A3 Hell is your friend and its fun to boot. A4 hell is for that matter as well. I like a1 inferno... its not that bad on normal or with two people. Its sucks with four people however., small private groups are the way to go. A2 is hard, but you knew that. Take your time, find good people, get better gear, cause this is partly your fault. Get better gear to get through A2.... whether you are on NM, or Hell or in inferno -- A2 is a gear check. And the map tells you how to get through the sewers. its a pretty big circle... easy to infer which way is the door that if you were within 2 radii it would be BEEPING AT YOU. wooo saa wooo saaa --- the sewers are pretty straight forward. A3 - by this time you should start to understand there are only a few ways to get stronger. Ias maxed out long ago - along with primary attribute... and then it hits you you need crit gear... its the only thing left to give you more hitting power. If I crit often enough on almost every class -- some cooldowns will keep resetting lower and lower. HINT Use a mule -- its what they are there for. ever use the map and explose the whole area -- you should even if on Hell difficulty. You will see the basic layout of the level -- and you will realize that on most levels -- the shape doesn't change. use your map Ever notice how in A2 the two hidden hide outs are on opposite sides of the map? how the road to the city is always to the SE -- or the road to the first city is NW -- the birdges are always in the same spots --- use a map.Raylion0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 timed out did anyne else get timed out error and now cant log back into gameSINISTER219 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Guys I'm back online Can someone send me a game invite? Act 4 Infernocheeseweasel1 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 SERVER DOWN AGAIN how many problems is there to fix....Tebo1 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Timed out. When will this be fixed? There is obviously some issue with the servers atm. Any word (from blizz) as to when this will be fixed? No point in playing atm.Athyn12 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 To the ragers... Honestly, calm down... It's just a server issue. Last time I checked, issues do have solutions. So just take a chill pill, maybe go outside, get some fresh air...? I think most of you need that anyways. Screaming, yelling, and quitting really does nothing for anyone. So in other words, shut up and just wait for them to get the game back up and running. It's not broken, it's just experiencing a minor glitch, as ALL games do. Thanks beechesss.TheOaktree2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Free 1 MILLION for fun !!!!!! to whoever guesses the number of bumps at the end of the daymini0 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Auction House Commodities? Do we know when we will be able to sell these again? It has been down for awhile now. Just curious if there were any updates or anything.Pandora1 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 Blizz Game Design Mistakes: No game can be expected to be "perfect" from day one, but there are some serious Design flaws in D3. So here goes: 1) Leveling is Way too Fast: Leveling is so fast in fact that just by doing all of the zones you get ahead of the level you're intended to be for the zone you're in. This is quite simply not the way it should work in a game built around grinding. Players should have to run Act 1 on normal 2-3 times to be high enough level to proceed to act 2. Don't feel like "grinding" the same content to get strong enough to proceed? Then, this game isn't for you. ... 2) Drop Rates and the AH: I've heard a lot of people say that you "need" to use the AH to beat this game. I would argue that the reason this is true relates back to problem #1. If you were forced to grind zones more in order to be high enough level to proceed, you would have more opportunities to get your own loot. With that said, I do believe there still needs to be a considerable boost to drop rates for lower level players. ... 3) Level Cap reached too Soon: Another problem that largely stems from issue #1. I totally agree with Blizzard that whether the max level is 60 or 100 doesn't matter, but this presumes it takes the same amount of time to reach either one. The original argument was that Blizz wanted a level cap to ensure mobs would always outlevel you. This only matters if part of the damage or stat calculations is based on the level difference between you and the mob (much like the way WoW works with chance to hit). Fortunately, (as far as I know) this metric is not includes in any of the calcs (except in PvP, and health per vitality). ... Questing and Exp: It's sad that players can reach max level without ever stepping foot outside of town. The biggest problem here is that the exp gain from questing dwarfs that of killing mobs. ... Gearing and Stat Importance: Blizzard originally wanted the "off stats" (e.g. Intel for a barb) to be "acceptable" slot holders. Currently they aren't. This is largely because of the conversion ratios are off by a mile. ... Dependence on Kiting: Kiting is quite simply too effective. Reducing the effectiveness of kiting will help bring range in line with melee. ... Gear > Skill for Melee: The current design for melee is broken. Unlike range that are required to kite (albeit much too easilly at the moment) skill really takes a back-seat to gear. This shouldn't be the case in any situation. With armor & Resistances negating as much as 95% of damage (30% base, 70% from Armor, 70% from Resistances), that means skill should be able to "essentially" make you immune to damage. Clearly this is too high of a threshold. ... Over Powered Elites: It's incredibly annoying that there are combinations that can not be avoided (e.g. Vortexed into Frozen; Jailed on Desecration). While certain abilities are just completely broken (Invulnerable Minions & Fire Chains comes to mind). ... Things you'll notice in my suggestions: Nothing here will implicitly make the game easier. It is simply designed to manage expectations (increase grinding for levels and gear prior to reaching max level), and re-distribute the difficulty of the game (from gear to skill, and from unavoidable to avoidable). These things are proposed in an effort to make the game more fun, not easier. ...Pugastrius11 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 New to game, simple question I have yet to play with another person, I have only played by myself the whole time. i am 59 right now and should be doing some inferno tonight. my question is , that when you have others playing with you, do the npcs just have higher hp and stuff? what is the differences.TurdFerguson0 Jul 2, 2012
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Jul 2, 2012 mailing my authenticator, few q's i know this is a loud and potentially stupid way to get my accoun sniffed at, but simply put, i ordered it on 6/20 the day i saw they had the d3 ones in stock. im only asking beause i have to move from my current location, and the person in charge of forwarding my items is like 80 yrs old and doesnt do it. i dont know if i can either get ahold of who sends these (ups, fed ex, etc.) and inform them of the change, or to expect blizz to make the 15 day mark ( i leave this week, for another state). i know its only 6 bucks or whatever and can buy another if i have to, but id rather just recieve the one i piaid for already. any thoughts or advice? and obviously is anyone still waiting of an auth longer than i am (12 days today)?AToN2 Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012 So, my banks server just went offline... They say, so sorries, we lost all your monies when servers goes downs, try again tomorrowsSzyphoid0 Jul 2, 2012