Nerfing RoE is actually Good News.

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Posted by Nevalistis moments ago:

"The good news is we've been working on a hotfix instead. Ring of Emptiness now only works on damage dealt directly by your Witch Doctor and not your pets. This hotfix should hit servers momentarily, well before the launch of Season 7.

I do want to thank the community for your discussions and testing. Your passion, dedication, and pursuit of fair play are a valuable contributor in making Diablo III the best it can be!"

Now please tell me, in what universe does this account for good news?

They pretty much meant this:

"Hey everyone, the good news is that although we killed the game several seasons ago, we were actually able to kill it again. Thanks everyone in the community for giving us feedback on how to sh*t on you more, and your passion and dedication and pursuit of fair play has given us the determination to make sure you are always fked."

Thanks blizz.
people wanted diversity

without the fix everyone would have to use the ring, thus ruining diversity

ergo by fixing the ring they created diversity which is good news
08/05/2016 01:23 AMPosted by hucka
people wanted diversity

without the fix everyone would have to use the ring, thus ruining diversity

ergo by fixing the ring they created diversity which is good news

trolololol
So meta is ET again.
Much diversity
Many unique
WoW
Hahahahaha, so true OP.

#wdlivesmatter
This is the same idiotic and kneejerk reaction that made Witch Doctors horrendous at release. If you weren't around, it was the worst the class had ever been by miles. While Demon Hunters and wizards were critting in millions consistently and easily, the closest we could get was in the high hundred thousands. Pets were awful, sets were useless, nothing hit hard at all.

So what did Witch Doctors do? We went heavy Attack Speed and ran Splinters to try and keep up. It was the least fun possible option with an ability you start the game with. And it meant having to grab a shield just to stay alive and kite for minutes on every elite the other classes would obliterate. We had been reduced to shooting darts.

And then they nerfed it. Because Blizzard "felt" too many people were playing it, they castrated that build as well and left us with zero options -- totally ignoring the entire player base's feedback in favor of gut instinct. And years later they have incredibly made the same mistake on a whim, taking the class down a peg just when they could keep up with the others.

Nice. Way to go, guys.
08/05/2016 01:28 AMPosted by Magic
trolololol
So meta is ET again.
Much diversity
No one is holding a gun to your head to play ET. Try Monk. In fact, see how far you can get with a more diverse, offbeat setup. Maybe you'll have more fun than just rolling what people tell you is the "meta DPS."
08/05/2016 01:23 AMPosted by hucka
people wanted diversity

without the fix everyone would have to use the ring, thus ruining diversity

ergo by fixing the ring they created diversity which is good news


LOL yeah right. There will still be the single OP builds that everyone has to play if you want to be able to compete. This fixes NOTHING in terms of diversity.
It was expected, but nerfing almost never feels like good news to be honest. Getting people hopes up and nerfing it hours before a new season instead of months of PTR is pretty much a *%%%@*%! move.
Nerfed wizards top dps again. I think they just want a lot of people to quit and go get WoW Legion at this point.
I hope they soon realize how big mistake this was.
You can't just kick players in the *** on the season launch day.
08/05/2016 02:34 AMPosted by Freeman
I hope they soon realize how big mistake this was.
You can't just kick players in the *** on the season launch day.
why not?
season players lost exactly nothing due to this as it happened befor season started
08/05/2016 02:31 AMPosted by Wottsefack
08/05/2016 01:23 AMPosted by hucka
people wanted diversity

without the fix everyone would have to use the ring, thus ruining diversity

ergo by fixing the ring they created diversity which is good news


LOL yeah right. There will still be the single OP builds that everyone has to play if you want to be able to compete. This fixes NOTHING in terms of diversity.


Well there may be one build that stands more that others and ofc there always will be one , but at least the gap is closing between them which is a good thing . How is it a bad thing buffing underperforming builds ? Buffing more helltooth gargantuans whould only increase the gap between that build and the rest of the builds .
08/05/2016 02:31 AMPosted by Wottsefack
08/05/2016 01:23 AMPosted by hucka
people wanted diversity

without the fix everyone would have to use the ring, thus ruining diversity

ergo by fixing the ring they created diversity which is good news


LOL yeah right. There will still be the single OP builds that everyone has to play if you want to be able to compete. This fixes NOTHING in terms of diversity.
so why all the whining if nothing changes anyway?
08/05/2016 01:20 AMPosted by Porkie
"The good news is we've been working on a hotfix instead. Ring of Emptiness now only works on damage dealt directly by your Witch Doctor and not your pets.


That sounds like awesome good news - thanks blizz. Just one curiousity question; what pills exactly do i have to smash to get the feeling that this are good news ? Ty in advance for info.
08/05/2016 02:13 AMPosted by wizdro
08/05/2016 01:28 AMPosted by Magic
trolololol
So meta is ET again.
Much diversity
No one is holding a gun to your head to play ET. Try Monk. In fact, see how far you can get with a more diverse, offbeat setup. Maybe you'll have more fun than just rolling what people tell you is the "meta DPS."

If you wan to play high GRs in your comunity you are focred to play the meta, cause every other setup won't work
Imagine this - you are 10 years old, parents say the family is going to Disney World after 2 months. Planning on staying at a fancy hotel for 1 week to enjoy disney world to the max. Dad gives you all the brochures and videos of what you can do when you get there. Oh boy you are so hyped you can't sleep.

You tell all your booger eating friends and they all wanna come. You ask your dad if your 3 friends can come and he says of course they can! Wow now all four of you are super hyped.

The night before departure day comes, you anxiously wait in your room all packed and sh*t. You can't sleep, then you hear footsteps.

The door suddenly slams open, dad jumps in and !@#$% slaps you across the face, roundhouse kicks you in the balls, burns your bed down and tells you that instead of disney world for a week he will be sending you to grandma's cabbage farm for 2 months.

lmao.
08/05/2016 02:36 AMPosted by hucka
08/05/2016 02:34 AMPosted by Freeman
I hope they soon realize how big mistake this was.
You can't just kick players in the *** on the season launch day.
why not?
season players lost exactly nothing due to this as it happened befor season started

So testing on PTR and live and weeks of preperation is nothing? Good to know. Every single thing that has been tested with WD got wrecked up with this hotfix.
''Patch note: Ring of Emptiness will now infect your computer with !@#$ viruses upon equipping"
08/05/2016 02:48 AMPosted by Magic
If you wan to play high GRs in your comunity you are focred to play the meta, cause every other setup won't work
If you are playing in public games and trying to push high GR .... I dunno what to say to you other than "good luck."

If you are in a guild and they won't let you play with them unless you are meta, that's a lame guild and I'd quit.

If you are playing with friends and they still won't try to push GR with you 'cause you are off-meta, get new friends. Shi... man. I'll be your off-meta friend if you don't have any. wizdro#1873
whiners on OP builds are the only ones happy about this nerf. especially the ones who can't reach the LB even once.

bliz you suck big time for doing this.

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