Diablo III Catch-All

Xeknos wrote:
Farscry wrote:
Hypatian wrote:

(By the way: OMG, the PoE community is wretched. You know how MOBAs have a bad name? Well, PoE is about that bad. And of course, trolling about D3 is a common occurrence, both on the forums and in global chat in the game.)

Yeah, I'm loving what I've played of PoE, but the player community is pretty horrid. Though really, to me it's no more worse than any other congregation of public mouth-breathers out there (LoL, DOTA, SC2, Diablo 2 and inevitably Diablo 3, etc).

Part of the reason why we're lucky we landed in such a great community.

Something I think it's worth pointing out on complacency: A community is only as good as you make it, if you call yourself part of it. GWJ doesn't have some magic that makes it good and other 'lesser' communities lack that magic, it's only by it's members being good that happens.

Scratched wrote:

Something I think it's worth pointing out on complacency: A community is only as good as you make it, if you call yourself part of it. GWJ doesn't have some magic that makes it good and other 'lesser' communities lack that magic, it's only by it's members being good that happens.

That and some serious pruning of the membership by our benevolent overlords.

I know it's harder to do in F2P game, but has there ever been an online game that's kicked people just because they weren't nice, rather than the severe harassment that seems to be needed for most GMs to take notice.

mindset.threat wrote:

I think Fan of Knives can be used with any weapon. Its also melee range ability but I'm not sure if the demon hunter gets any other skills like that (other than chakram which you mentioned).

Fan of Knives is a melee ranged ability that causes your character to pause and appreciate the craftsmanship and design of their weapon.

God the wait is bad.

I just started installing Hellgate F2P version, because for some reason I couldn't click with Torchlight.

Saying you can't click with Torchlight but you can with Hellgate is like saying, "why have hamburger when you can have liver?"

LobsterMobster wrote:

Saying you can't click with Torchlight but you can with Hellgate is like saying, "why have hamburger when you can have liver?"

I dont know. Torchlight is obbbviously a superior game. But when I booted it up, Torchlight just felt like, Diablo Lite. The playful aesthetic didn't jibe with me, the class skills were boring, and when I hopped back onto my Level 15, I was immediately bored.

And right now I just need a fix of a good loot grinder. That was one thing Hellgate did decently at.

Why not Borderlands?

Yes, why NOT Borderlands? Or Amalur?

Pikey26 wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

Saying you can't click with Torchlight but you can with Hellgate is like saying, "why have hamburger when you can have liver?"

I dont know. Torchlight is obbbviously a superior game. But when I booted it up, Torchlight just felt like, Diablo Lite. The playful aesthetic didn't jibe with me, the class skills were boring, and when I hopped back onto my Level 15, I was immediately bored.

And right now I just need a fix of a good loot grinder. That was one thing Hellgate did decently at.

Oh Pikey, I don't care what everyone else is saying, I don't think you're less of a person for not liking Torchlight.

And yeah, give Borderlands a shot =)

heyyyy hellgate was still good fun..

Anyway I kind of get the feeling Blizzard designed the first half as a tutorial-- comparisons to other games would be inaccurate until we experience one playthrough.

Liver isn't that bad.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Saying you can't click with Torchlight but you can with Hellgate is like saying, "why have hamburger when you can have liver?"

Hey!
You haven't had good liver if you haven't extracted it from a freshly slaughtered, still steaming pig carcass on a chilly winter morning and fried it with some garlic and onions.

That said, I still resent Hellgate.

Scratched wrote:

Liver isn't that bad.

My point exactly.

Scratched wrote:

Liver isn't that bad.

No, its the ...wurst.

Reckoning. Just don't craft anything.

Granted, Hellgate F2P has one thing going for it...

I have a lifetime subscription to liver. I would prefer a lifetime subscription to hamburger (or freshly slaughtered, still steaming bacon).

Pikey26 wrote:

I dont know. Torchlight is obbbviously a superior game. But when I booted it up, Torchlight just felt like, Diablo Lite. The playful aesthetic didn't jibe with me, the class skills were boring, and when I hopped back onto my Level 15, I was immediately bored.

Not to derail the thread with Torchlight discussion but...

I've been playing through it again after originally stalling out on it. I've played both the melee guy and, now, the ranged character. I think you hit the nail on the head about the class skills. They're just boring.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
Pikey26 wrote:

I dont know. Torchlight is obbbviously a superior game. But when I booted it up, Torchlight just felt like, Diablo Lite. The playful aesthetic didn't jibe with me, the class skills were boring, and when I hopped back onto my Level 15, I was immediately bored.

Not to derail the thread with Torchlight discussion but...

I've been playing through it again after originally stalling out on it. I've played both the melee guy and, now, the ranged character. I think you hit the nail on the head about the class skills. They're just boring.

I agree. It scratched an itch, given that D3 was really far off from completing. After playing D2 shortly after it, it was pretty obvious how much more refined D2 was even though it was a decade older.

Isn't that what TL1 was billed as? A diablo-like dungeon crawler. See also: Fate with Travis Baldtree involvement. The skills were a bit weak-sauce, but that's an aspect supposedly done better in TL2.

No need to fight over TL and Hellgate. Both were kinda bad.

Spoiler:

Hellgate > TL

I have started playing Diablo 1 and 2 again instead.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I have a lifetime subscription to liver. I would prefer a lifetime subscription to hamburger (or freshly slaughtered, still steaming bacon).

Can it be bacon if it's freshly slaughtered and still steaming? Or is it just pork at that point?

iaintgotnopants wrote:

They're just boring.

I haven't really played TL yet, but I remember this looking really cool:

A shame the mod was never finished :\

What you saw in that video was a lot of work. It doesn't surprise me that it wasn't finished.

Did anyone ever release any tutorials for modding Torchlight?

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I have a lifetime subscription to liver. I would prefer a lifetime subscription to hamburger (or freshly slaughtered, still steaming bacon).

Can it be bacon if it's freshly slaughtered and still steaming? Or is it just pork at that point?

It's just side pork, or sliced pork belly. And it's a pain in the ass to find something to do with it. When we bought a whole pig, the butcher correctly didn't cure the pork belly, but did slice it. So braising is right out.

Anyone else playing on an "older" PC (2.66GHz, nVidia 88000GTS, 3G RAM) had the death-inducing lag-spikes (in solo-play) during the open beta? I'm trying to figure out if it was "Server Load vs PC Weakness".

Slacker1913 wrote:

That said, I still resent Hellgate.

I would like to take this time to point out that I'm in the credits to Hellgate: London.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Anyone else playing on an "older" PC (2.66GHz, nVidia 88000GTS, 3G RAM) had the death-inducing lag-spikes (in solo-play) during the open beta? I'm trying to figure out if it was "Server Load vs PC Weakness".

I'm playing on an old 2.4Ghz Intel Quad, ATI 4870 with no issues. I also wasn't around to play during their stress test weekend...

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Anyone else playing on an "older" PC (2.66GHz, nVidia 88000GTS, 3G RAM) had the death-inducing lag-spikes (in solo-play) during the open beta? I'm trying to figure out if it was "Server Load vs PC Weakness".

I've encountered this before the weekend beta and it's possibly due to the bittorrent client that runs in the background that blizzard uses

I'm on a 2.66GHz nvidia 8800GT 2gb ram and running it at everything on high with no lag issues.

edit: bleh, bad sentence.

Toddland wrote:
Slacker1913 wrote:

That said, I still resent Hellgate.

I would like to take this time to point out that I'm in the credits to Hellgate: London. :D

That might not have been the best thing to point out.