Haven't actually looked at Challenge Rifts and don't have any plans to. The idea is completely uninteresting to me and I can't think of any tweaks to it that would make me interested.
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Oct 23, 2017st0rmie posted a message on Challenge Rifts - A missed opportunity or an unfinished modePosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Jan 8, 2017st0rmie posted a message on What happened to the armory and the new crafting material storage?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
That's exactly what "QOL" means. Quality Of Life. It's not a functional change, it's not a change that allows you do something you couldn't do before (e.g. store more items). It's a Quality Of Life change: it saves you tedious clicking and dragging etc. when you want to change to a different build.
it's actually not a QOL change at all. In fact it diminishes it. I already had this discussion with another person on Dfans post Blizzcon.
What the armory does in terms of coding language is point an array towards your inventory. Its like using vlookup in excel. It looks up the info in your stash and uses that info for the armory.
So yes, you can have multiple builds per character slots. However, it WILL NOT free up any inventory in your stash. This is what people actually wanted, a way to free up stash space. Because what eats it up the most is multiple variations of the same set item due to RNG.
imho it's a nice boon for anyone who uses separate gear/skills for e.g. speedfarm vs. hard content. Or for anyone who wants to try out a different build and be able to simply switch back to their "main" with a click of a button.
May 10, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I hate multiplayer and never play it, but agree 100% with Shapookya. You should NEVER encourage players not to play with other people if they enjoy doing so.
Apr 29, 2016st0rmie posted a message on How long has it been since you played a public game?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I guessed S1/S2. Not sure exactly though. It was early in the seasons, though. Since then been all solo.
Since solo and multiplayer are completely different games, with multiplayer progression being 10x to 100x faster, you really have to play 100% solo or 100% multiplayer. If you try to mix, every second you spend playing solo is time spent gimping yourself. But if you play 100% solo you can enjoy that very different game.
Feb 2, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
PoE definitely has some interesting mechanics, like the skill gems + support gems + linkages between them.
But I simply never found the action to be anywhere near as much fun as D3. I spent some dozens of hours playing it, then went back to D3.
Jan 30, 2016st0rmie posted a message on Season has been out for 312 hours, top ranked players have over 300 hours played in this season, explain ?Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Typical cheat's logic.
Is it really a competition when you are awarded nothing? Is there a secret I got top 10 in s5 club that I don't know about?
Instead of worrying about what others are doing, just try to see how high you can go on your limited playtime and see where that gets you or compete against friends and put a wager on it if you really want it to mean something. . I'm not retarded, I just worry about real life things more.
If someone is so obsessed with how well they do relative to others that they're willing to cheat to win, well that's just fine.
But if someone points out that these cheating scum are damaging the competitive spirit of the game, then they're a bad person who is too worried about "not real life things".
Jan 30, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'm a Blizzard nerd, I'm playing Diablo and WoW, and I play Hearthstone at lunchtime at work.
If you're interested in games like Diablo, I checked out Devilian recently, but frankly found it a massive disappointment. Had absolutely no desire to launch it again after spending one evening playing it, and uninstalled it.
Jan 23, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Please don't tar all casual players with that brush. I'm 100% casual, will never push any leaderboard rank, and I care about this thread, because in my opinion, you get caught botting once, it should be a permaban for your entire battle.net account. Bye bye WoW characters, bye bye Hearthstone collection, bye bye everything.
You want to cheat? Get a deck of cards and cheat at solitaire.
Jan 22, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Care to explain the difference? I haven't seen the slightest change in Blizzard's stance on botting for the last decade+. Every now and then, they ban a bunch of people. For months in between, people whine that they do nothing. That was how it worked in D2 era, how it worked all through WoW's life, and how it works now with D3 and Hearthstone.
Jan 8, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
There are few things more unattractive than throwing a temper tantrum, not because something bad happened to you, but because something good happened to someone else.
Answer me this question: are you, as a non-season player, going to have less stash space as a result of this change, or exactly the same amount as you have now?
Jan 7, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
My day job also includes looking after a website, and I feel your pain. Spammer truly are the scum of the earth, they shit up absolutely everything on the internet with their garbage, and keeping that crap away from the eyes of your actual users is a massive and thankless job.
So.. thanks for doing it, DiabloFans mods!
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Dec 3, 2019st0rmie posted a message on Official Blog: System Design In Diablo IV (Part II)Posted in: News
But they do? Increased beneficial effect duration, increased negative effect duration, and increased proc chance. Now, how valuable the actual bonuses from angelic/demonic/ancestral power will be, I don't know, but they do provide an actual bonus themsleves.
Feb 14, 2017st0rmie posted a message on Blizzard Confirms Changes to Primal Ancients DesignPosted in: News
I like the "must have cleared GR70 solo" requirement, because it means I'll never be eligible for one and thus I can pretend they don't exist in the game at all.
Before it was a bad idea that would negatively affect my enjoyment. Now it's a bad idea I can comfortably ignore.
Feb 6, 2016st0rmie posted a message on Lightning Talk: 10 Items in 10 Minutes feat. John Yang, Developer Insights - Set DungeonsPosted in: News
I was quite looking forward to Set Dungeons, but unfortunately, what they've delivered reminds me of nothing so much as Guild Wars 2's jumping puzzles.
Sad to say, I don't think I have experience even one moment of pleasure from a Set Dungeon. Just frustration, aggravation, and then success giving a feeling of "thank god I NEVER have to do that again" rather than satisfaction at a challenge overcome.
I don't know if GloryJak's "80%" number is accurate or not, but I know that I'm one of his "80%" group.
Sep 4, 2015st0rmie posted a message on Death's Breath Farming Builds for WD and DH, Bounty Speed Farming Crusader, Rank #1 DHPosted in: News
Is there any difference between a Death's Breath farming build and any other fast farming build, other than the presence of the Sage's 3-piece bonus?
Aug 4, 2015st0rmie posted a message on Patch 2.3 Preview - Adventure Mode, Blue Posts Round-Up, Diablo 3 Sells Over 30 MillionPosted in: News
Haha, I remember when D3 sold 3.5 million in the first day, all the haters screeched and cried and stamped their tiny feet and insisted that it only sold so many because of all the suckers that bought it because they loved D2, and all the WoW players that got it with a one-year sub.
Wonder what excuses they can dream up for 30 million? I'm sure they'll never, ever be able to admit that it sold that many because it's a bloody good game and most of the people who play it give it great word of mouth.
Apr 16, 2015Posted in: News
I know a lot of people say "remove trials, just let you choose any GR level up to the highest you've reached before".
How about - hear me out - don't remove trials, but let you exchange a trial key for a GR key of the highest you've gotten from a trial?
So you have the option, either do the trial and try to get a better result than you've ever gotten before. Or if you don't think that's likely (e.g. your character is no more powerful than when you got your previous best), just reclaim your previous best GR key.
Apr 5, 2015Posted in: News
I thought the point of Eras was that patch changes would make records from one patch not really comparable to records from another. So why did they start a new Era a couple of days before the patch??
Feb 21, 2015st0rmie posted a message on Stacking Ramaladni's Gifts, New Sets and Seasons, Serpent Sparker Wiz GR 45Posted in: News
Still waiting to see my first Gift, too.
Feb 7, 2015st0rmie posted a message on Season 2 Conquests Preview, Seasonal Transmog Set, Crafting Materials Manager, Deadset Condemn CrusaderSomewhat disappointed to hear that the so-called "exclusive" transmogrification appearances are actually not exclusive at all, but will be handed out again at some point in the future.Posted in: News
Not a massive deal.. but a little disappointing.
Jan 12, 2015st0rmie posted a message on Scheduled Maintenance, Patch 2.1.2 Preparation, Demon Hunter 2.1.2 ItemsDamn, if I took every legendary I've ever gotten in my life, I don't think it would even make one tenth of that pile of 2,756 Forgotten Souls.Posted in: News
Nov 8, 2014st0rmie posted a message on Blizzcon 2014 - Evolving Reaper of Souls Panel - Live UpdatesPosted in: News
Selective memory? I remember plenty of complaints about Enigma in Diablo 2 and how mandatory it was for all other classes to get Teleport.
Oct 26, 2014I guess the interesting question is, why are the top performers using something which is not widespread in its popularity?Posted in: News
Is it because it only shines with certain gear sets which the vast majority of players haven't collected? Is it because it's harder to play and thus only superior if you're a great player? Is it because it is effective but un-fun? Is it just because the unwashed masses are lolnoob?
I'd love to know (and not being much of a DH player myself, I'm pretty much completely ignorant of their build options).
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