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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 10, 2014, 09:29:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 08, 2014, 06:50:30 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 08, 2014, 05:29:24 AM

that's only true in greater rifts (where the purple bonus orbs drop) not regular rifts which is what I ran to test.

It's actually true in all rifts, both greater and lesser, and was done to reduce the impact of the RNG when it came to time spent doing these things. It's a sensible change, one that I'm eagerly looking forward to on PS4. The progress is now tied to total enemy health instead of the number of enemies you defeat, which would have helped a lot with especially one of the two I did today.

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Not sure why it's so hard for you to believe I did it just fine before and can almost do it now with a less focused build.

I believe you. I just don't understand why this difference in experiences is happening. From the brief look at your inventory, it didn't look like you had anything really special in that regard either, so chalk all of this up to me being utterly confused.

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You seem to keep trying hard to dig for possible excuses

Explanations really, not excuses. But yeah, I am trying hard to figure it out. Imagine how I feel when I come here, proud about my latest achievements in the game, only to be met with Topper from Dilbert. slywink

Anyway, I did two test runs right now with two separate rifts. I tried to record both, but the PS4 cut off the first at the 15 minute mark, so I don't know exactly how long it took.

The first run was at Torment 3 simply because I felt it would provide me a killing speed more comparable to what you showed me in your video. I quickly realized that this was the ideal level for my wizard to play on right now, as it was more than doable. I didn't die, but I came close a few times and was probably only saved by the passive ability that saves you from the brink of death once per minute and shoves enemies away. It still took a lot of time, despite trying my hardest to complete it quickly. Took me somewhere between 25 and 30 minutes in my estimation. This is where the change to progress in patch 2.1 comes in, as I believe my killing speed was very comparable with what you demonstrated at Torment 2. Our speeds would probably have been similar with me at Torment 3 and you at Torment 2 in patch 2.1. Do note that I was very unlucky with this particular rift run, meeting elites at pretty much every corner. It's rare for me to see this many elites in rifts, so go figure. That really slowed me down.

My second run was on Torment 2, where I slaughtered my way through in 14 minutes, going as fast as I could. I've got that one recorded in its entirety, and will post it on YouTube in a little while so we can compare peni... I mean, rift run efficiency. Tongue It was a simpler rift, which allowed me to keep Nephalem Glory for most of the duration, including the fight against the Rift Guardian. I scrolled through my inventory so you can see what I have. Nothing truly remarkable, but decent enough. You'll see that I kill enemies quite a bit faster than you did at this difficulty, so I guess that's something.

What have I learned from all of this? Fuck if I know. I'm still not sure if you're simply awesome at the game (based on what I know about you, you probably are regardless), if there are fundamental differences between certain aspects of the console and PC versions beyond patch 2.1, or if I simply suck. I've double-checked my build against recommended ones (I usually don't do this as I enjoy trying to come up with my own) and it was pretty close to what I saw there. It does look like Arcane Torrent builds are more common than Mirrorball builds, but in my experience Arcane Torrent is very hard to aim at consoles compared to pointing and clicking with the mouse. I tried it at lower levels and quickly gave it up as I had no idea which monsters I was shooting at.

You completely missed what I said in the first quote, when you repeated what I corrected in the bottom bolded section.  Regular rift progress isn't sped up in the new patch, just greater rifts.  Can't have a discussion with someone if they can quote you and still not read what you said. frown
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: One of my dogs died suddenly today. on: September 10, 2014, 09:25:18 PM
We're losing one in the next day or two.  Surprise discovery of permanent and fatal illness.  blech

123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 05:14:32 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 10, 2014, 03:47:49 PM




Also what's the real deal on the crucible. Do they actually neutralize the levels so that it's a fair playing ground?

The attack value of a weapon (the number) is irrelevant in Crucible.  Weapons do the damage listed on the bars (impact, rof, etc) in pvp, so a Cydonia Auto Rifle lvl 20 will do the same damage as a Cydonia Auto Rifle lvl 2, the only difference should be the perks available to the gun itself based on rarity.  Levels are also disregarded for defense.  FWIW, in non Crucible pvp and in pve, defense and attack are compared and then bonus damage applied or subtracted.
124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 10, 2014, 05:45:09 AM
I do think most people are playing hunters and warlocks, with hunters in the lead.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 07:55:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 08, 2014, 07:35:41 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on September 08, 2014, 07:08:46 PM

Watching some live streams it seems the hand cannon is pretty powerful

Hand cannon was pretty powerful in the beta...it HAS to be OP now.

It did a lot per shot, but it was far worse than the other guns in actual practice, especially in pvp.  Anything the HC could do, a scout rifle or sniper rifle could do better.  Glad to see those two got buffs, I liked both the concepts.  Auto rifles were way too good.
126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 05:55:08 PM
for some stupid reason, both sony and microsoft just decide that all of the US has to wait until it's midnight pacific instead of just midnight wherever.  Honestly in the digital age of global everything, I don't understand why games don't just release at midnight New Zealand for every region to save everyone some hassle.  Instead we get to watch people stream the game for 24 hours before we can play slywink
127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 08, 2014, 05:29:24 AM
that's only true in greater rifts (where the purple bonus orbs drop) not regular rifts which is what I ran to test.   Not sure why it's so hard for you to believe I did it just fine before and can almost do it now with a less focused build.  

You seem to keep trying hard to dig for possible excuses, but I really think you might just not be playing optimally.  Wish I could afford the $60 for the XB1 version so I could show you it will work there too, but then you'd probably say it's because I'm not on the PS4 version.  Not sure what more I can do.  My build lost killing time, and I still do it faster than you thought, it's right there.  

edit: btw, I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just confused why it's hard to admit something might be possible even though you can't do it. I will admit that on my wiz, the dps is much more suited for T1 and it's more reliable there.  However once I'm at 300k+ I'll feel fine moving on up to T2 regularly.  I'd KILL for any of my characters to have 750k on the sheet, but they do fine up to T4 as it is at much lower.
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 08, 2014, 05:01:56 AM
fwiw, things went faster before this patch.  This was my first try post-patch.  As I mentioned, pre-patch I had the arcane torrent that debuffed 30% after the first hit.  Basically Blackhole then spam Arcane Torrent would melt anything.  It's actually slower now, though once I have legendary gems all around I'm sure it'll be fine.

Otherwise the console to PC differences are still there though, you have less things to fight on console at a time so AoE builds do better on PC and single target probably a bit better on console as far as filling rift meter.

My damage AND toughness go up the longer I stay still, which works combined with the CC.  From what I've read even T6 is doable if you combine 2 of the 3 key concepts which are mobility, toughness and CC.  Mine is Tough and CC.  Typically I run with mobility though. 
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 08, 2014, 02:56:07 AM
As hyped as you are for Destiny and you don't know what grimoire, emblem and shader mean?  oh my@  ninja
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 08:39:30 PM
www.harkonis.com  ninja

don't need a reason  icon_twisted
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 08:27:43 PM
Have to go eat dinner and watch a movie with the gf, I'll see what I can do afterwards.  I still think your numbers are WAY off though, 750k should be able to sneeze and be done with T2 and could likely do T4-5 quickly enough as long as your toughness is also ok.
132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 08:25:54 PM
Tried once, died more than I usually did.  Haven't played Wiz in a long while and not sure on these new changes.  Took me about 22 minutes even with several deaths and without the ability that used to make it feel 'easy'.  (arcane torrent used to debuff them 30% to arcane damage, was removed in latest patch I guess)

Video of 22 min attempt

I have no doubts that with minor tweaks in my passives I could make this down to the 15 minute range once I've re-learned how to play a wiz.  I typically play monk and crusader.  On Torment 1 I beat the 15 minute time.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 05:13:08 PM
Because maybe he wants it on both?  Then you can play it with people who only have a 360 AND with people who have it on the XB1.  In my case I would much rather buy the 360 version, but have already ordered the XB1.  If I could buy the digital 360 version I can download it on my living room 360, then on my game room 360 and my gf can play on the one I downloaded on first while I play with her on the other one.  Also she can play on the 360 while I play on the XB1 with my friends.

It makes perfect sense, you just aren't seeing it.
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 05:07:56 PM
I'm talking single player, and I can do rifts in under 15 minutes easily on that character as well.  Not sure what the disconnect is.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 01:13:52 PM
My Wiz is at 216k dps and does Torment 2 at a fine pace imo, breezes through T1

my previous reference is to my seasonal crusader
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2014, 12:30:20 PM
These types of comments confuse me since I was doing T3 at 350k and now that I'm nearing 450k T4 is pretty easy.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 07, 2014, 01:05:09 AM
I think he forgot a comma, or just thought it wasn't worth his time
138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 06, 2014, 03:19:37 PM
I think it's just cosmetic, and the blue ones suck
139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: September 06, 2014, 03:19:17 PM

Quote from: Roman on September 03, 2014, 05:51:16 PM

Lies all lies perpetrated by Hark! crybaby  paranoid  nod

you are soooooo never going to live that one purchase down
140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 05, 2014, 11:35:56 AM
not destiny, he already bought it
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 04, 2014, 11:10:14 AM
http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Forum/150403 comes back as a clan for me.  (plus isn't a clan just a group actually slywink )
142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 02:42:07 PM
yes
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 01:52:14 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 03, 2014, 12:59:42 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 03, 2014, 10:43:34 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 03, 2014, 09:27:50 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 03, 2014, 09:26:24 AM

we dont' need a room, we have kinect! Tongue

that's downright disturbing lol

suck it ps4  icon_eek

Someone hasn't spent any time on Playroom.  ninja
don't you have to buy the camera separately?  ninja
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 10:43:34 AM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 03, 2014, 09:27:50 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on September 03, 2014, 09:26:24 AM

we dont' need a room, we have kinect! Tongue

that's downright disturbing lol

suck it ps4  icon_eek
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 09:26:24 AM
we dont' need a room, we have kinect! Tongue
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: September 03, 2014, 12:39:40 AM
You are mean Otter
147  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: ArchAge on: August 31, 2014, 09:17:58 AM
I would be excited for this if I didn't just have plenty else to play. 
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Teaching kids about on-line safety - I thought I had more time! on: August 30, 2014, 10:23:45 AM
A few key points and you should be fine

Be courteous to others, ignore most of what they say, no personal info, trust nobody, then reiterate ignoring people and that while it doesn't matter if they insult you, just ignore them.

I was the one 'training' my nephew on internet gaming and he was jumping in the deep end on xbox live cod at the time.  Worked out fine and he learned early to just laugh and ignore the trolls without joining in.  He was 10-11 at the time though, so a bit older.  He also grew up in a household with freely spoken curse words by his mom so I wasn't worried about exposure to language, just his response to it.

I think as long as you are able to shape the experience you'll be fine, just don't worry too much since the internet is the internet.  Kids these days will grow up with a different overall exposure to some things as a result anyway
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/29/14 -- Labor Day Weekend Edition! on: August 29, 2014, 03:01:18 PM
Likely doing Diablo season 1 and Elite with TrackIR along with a bunch of boardgames on Saturday
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 29, 2014, 03:00:49 PM
I've become so spoiled with not swapping disks that it more than makes up for lack of resale for me.  I also realized just how little I would play most steam titles if there was a physical swap needed.

Having 2 games on disk and the rest digital showed me that simply because it took more effort, i only played the digital and the game in the drive.  silly, but true.
151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 28, 2014, 10:08:59 PM
It's almost all the same stuff, and you save $10.  You won't need the metal case since you won't have a disk to worry about inserting.

The online one has the expansions too, no need for the physical one.

edit: only in-game stuff you will be missing is the paint job on the sparrow (which you can get next year anyway)  otherwise the maps and books and metal case.  The digital guardian edition is identical to this and $90 instead of $100
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: August 28, 2014, 05:18:04 PM
I wish we had the system on pc
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: August 28, 2014, 03:04:01 AM
I tried all the buttons (also on a 360 controller).  Maybe only that scene is unskippable, but since it was the first one it struck a chord in me,
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon bought Twitch on: August 27, 2014, 10:19:20 PM

Quote from: rittchard on August 26, 2014, 05:54:29 PM

So what are the ramifications of this?  Does Amazon now own Harkonis?  Can I use my Amazon Prime membership to demand naked Harkonis videos?

you can always just donate straight to me for my stream and demand naked videos (you won't get them btw, but you are free to demand them if you pay Tongue )
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: August 27, 2014, 10:18:08 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 27, 2014, 06:32:54 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 27, 2014, 01:06:22 PM

thanks for the code, not buying this one.

Care to elaborate?  What didn't you like about it?  How much or what parts did you play? 

I like the idea of the huge open world to drive around in with tons of activities and missions, so I'll likely give it a try.  I wasn't a huge fan of the handling for some of the cars in the previous beta, but others felt fine once I got used to them.  I'm hoping these early betas are giving them enough feedback to polish things that people complain about consistently.

honestly I wasn't able to play long enough to really see much of the game.  After my first graphic hiccup got me killed (slight lag, then recovered and I went straight off road and flipped) I thought no big deal, it happens I'll just retry.  I click retry and it starts over at the cutscene and WON'T LET ME SKIP IT.  Every time I want to retry, I have to watch 10-15 seconds of cutscene followed by 3-5 seconds of 'pre-race racing' that I am not controlling.  That got old sooooo fast I just turned it off.  Unskippable cutscenes, especially at a check point and repeatable is an automatic no-go for me.  Takes an incredible game for me to look past that and this didn't have a chance to convince me before this happened.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 27, 2014, 10:14:57 PM
Some people were able to buy it in the short time it was available.  MS did finally acknowledge that it will indeed be up for preorder and preloading soon and that it was a mistake that it was available earlier.
157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 27, 2014, 05:10:26 PM
Now it's been removed.  I can still see it since I pinned the bundle before they nuked it.  Hopefully it's just a temp removal and not like their 100% reversal of preloading like on Titanfall
158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: August 27, 2014, 04:32:14 PM
nobody tell ATB that preordering digitally (and preloading) is going live any minute and that Destiny and the CE Destiny are already showing in the XB1 store online, both web and consoles.
159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warframe on: August 27, 2014, 01:38:45 PM
https://warframe.com/news/corpus-take-als-ice-bucket-challenge
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: August 27, 2014, 01:06:22 PM
thanks for the code, not buying this one.
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