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What to do in the last week of Season Two, and how to prepare for Season Three? Plus higher Greater Rift strategy and death avoidance, SUPERKADALA, and a shared Legendary Gem interface. Featuring Tyr, Mjinspace, and Flux. Click through for approximate segment starting times and related links:
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Blizzard has repeatedly spoken of their desire to break up the BiS legendary ring trifecta of RoRG/Unity/SoJ, and the devs want to do it by adding more gear variety, rather than nerfing any of the current big three. Their approach seems to be working, judging by the much greater gear variety seen now on the […]

Diablo 3 Forum Watch #91: Evade the D3 Console, Double Xbows, and more

Posted 28 Feb 2013 by

We haven’t rolled out a forum watch for a while, so here’s a look at some of the more interesting ongoing threads from our various Diablo 3 forums.

  • Fmulder pointed out something amusing; recent astronomical news proved that Tristram is located in Russia. Video evidence to the right:


  • We’ve had a lot of chat about the Diablo 3 console version — Rush and me even recorded a podcast on it that’s coming soon — but one thing we did not speculate much about was the Evade function promised for the thumb-players. RazeBarb and others do some brainstorming about it, and opinions differ.


  • InsaneAction has been trying to make a Demon Hunter with dual wielding one-handed xbows work, and come to the same sad conclusion that most of us pewpewpew-loving DH fans did… it’s just not viable, at least not compared to a big, slow-ass Manticore. That’s due to the overwhelming damage and CD of the Manticore, the Archery passive giving a vastly more useful bonus to Xbows than Bows or 1H Xbows, and the odd fact that shooting faster in Diablo 3 isn’t actually very useful.


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    ZappaFan’s new bracers.

  • Elevenlang asks how much life and resistance you need in Inferno… and gets answers as varied as any experienced player might expect. It’s all about how you play, what class you’re using, what build you’re using, what Monster Power level you’re on, etc. Some players find 20k hps and 200 res all plenty, while others have 70k DPS and 800 Res All and still aren’t satisfied.


  • Finally, the Crafted Item Show Off Thread continues to roll on with a good selection of the glorious BoA treasures our readers have crafted. I haven’t tried any more myself of late, but those recipes are clearly being hit pretty hard, since the GAH prices for Iridescent Tears and Tomes of Secret and even Exquisite Essences continue to rise, and are all at least 50% higher than they were pre-v1.07.

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