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Ring of Royal Grandeur Farming Exploit?

You want? You take!

You want? You take!

The DiabloWikiRing of Royal Grandeur (armory) has become the most sought after item in Diablo 3, as its legendary affix is basically mandatory for all end game gearing decisions, given the power of partial Item Set bonuses. The hard part is finding one, as it’s one of the five legendary items that can only be obtained from Act One Horadric Caches. This is good in a way, as it’s the sole remaining item/profit-based reason players have to do *anything* other than RiftRiftRift. (Given the game’s design direction in recent months, I’m frankly surprised the RoRG hasn’t been turned into a Greater Rift Guardian drop.)

Most players hunt RoRGs with brute force, by grinding hundreds of Act One bounties as quickly as possible, which usually means split-farming on Normal difficulty. That’ll work, eventually, but is there a better way? A user in our Diablo 3 community forum named Horadrimm says yes, there’s a trick to it, by following a method players are calling the “Junger Rules.” Quote:

I got 5 RORGS with very minimal effort and so can you!!

How it works: The game has a pity timer, meaning that if you don’t get a legendary within an hour or so it drops one for you automatically. The goal the aforementioned method of farming is to ensure that pity drop is in your horadric cache and not in the world.

What to do:

  • Do not kill any mobs except those required for objectives.
  • Do not kill goblins.
  • Do not open chests including resplendent chests.
  • Do not destroy breakables (pots, barrels, looting bodies etc).
  • Do not pop fortune shrines.
  • Do not kill mobs from required cursed chest and shrine event objectives until the timer has run out.
  • Avoiding a legendary drop in the world increases the chance the pity timer drops one in your cache.

    First off, the guy who invented this was apparently named Junger, so now it’s called the “Junger Rules.” Which is fine, but how the hell did they avoid the obvious pun and call it the “Junger Games?” So that’s what I’m calling it, since I’m all about obvious puns.

    As for the technique, the theory is that since the game has a “pity timer” that increases your chances of finding a legendary item the longer you go without finding one, you can exploit this by obtaining a Horadric Cache after not finding any Legendaries for some time. Hence not killing Goblins, not opening golden chests, avoiding random Elites, etc. This is a sacrifice since it’ll lower your total legendaries found, but boost your chances of finding that all-important RoRG.

    Does it work? Some players swear it does, others say it doesn’t. And thus we’re plunged back into the conspiracy theories that are inevitably spawned by item hunting in a game where we don’t know exactly how item drops work. I think the principle is sound, as the pity timer is real, but I’m not at all sure the stated rules are how it should be done.

    First of all, we don’t know when items in a Horadric Cache are determined. The Junger Gamers say the legendary pity timer works when you find the Cache, but that seems contrary to what we know about how Horadric Caches determine their item drops. Remember early in RoS, when players were storing Caches up in Normal and opening them on Torment 6? That was a real exploit, easily observed since it caused Imperial Gems to drop from Caches found in Normal. (Which made it seem that items in Caches were determined when the Cache was opened. NOT when it was found.)

    Blizzard confirmed that exploit by hotfixing it and adding an internal tag to unopened Caches that tracked what DiabloWikidifficulty level they were found on, and the level of the character that farmed them. (So if you find bags with a lvl 70 and open with a lvl 60, all the items will be lvl 70.) Bliz later expanded on that in Patch 2.0.5 when they boosted the chances for legendary items to drop from Caches found on Torment 2 and higher.

    Furthermore, Bliz recently confirmed that items from Caches roll their smart drop according to the class of the character that opens the cache. It doesn’t matter who farms the cache in terms of what items drop. That matches my experience and testing as well, as I once farmed a bunch of caches with my DH and my Barb, and then opened them with a WD and got almost all INT gear, plus several Witch Doctor-restricted items.

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    A Guide to Diablo: IncGamers site changes – Here’s what we’ve done

    Regular readers will have noticed quite a few changes on Diablo: IncGamers since the launch of Reaper of Souls which was the motivation for us to make some of the changes we had been thinking about for a while.

    When RoS launched we pushed the first stage of front page layout changes live. We know everyone likes to read their content in different ways so the site was changed to a similar layout to the main IncGamers site. Of course not every one will love that format so in the past week we set to work on the second phase which was giving you the option to read the content in the old format if you so desired.

    In case you hadn’t spotted it, there are a couple of buttons above the news that allow you to switch to your preferred format.

    change view

    Probably the toughest job we had to undertake was the forums. We have used the same forum system for around a decade and there were millions of posts to port over. It was important to us to make sure that threads from the old forum were not lost, we’d have hell to pay from you guys if they went missing :) Remember the great forum crash of 2003? That was not pretty.

    So why the change? There were numerous reasons, the next version of the same forum was bloated with features that were useless to the community here. Spammers were also a consideration and the previous software was starting to struggle with the rise in spammers over the last couple of years. We needed a system that could pro- actively catch them and then make life easier for IncGamers moderators to deal with anything that managed to slip through.

    The end results once we switched were good. The forums are now easier to use, faster and more robust. It’s taken some time to iron out issues with posts moved over from the old system but I would say we are 95% there with most things now. The forum is now easier to use and has more features to track new content additions.

    One of the main issues we had during the change was with your logins. We have a custom login system that ties your forum account to the main site. When we moved forums that obviously broke down and had to be recreated. One of the issues we came up against was the inability for guests to post in the news and members who were logged in seeing a captcha. This was not acceptable so it took a few days for me to sort out but thankfully it now all works.

    Regarding commenting on news, originally we had the news post into the community forum but as things move quite quickly here as far as content is concerned, we thought it best to create a separate forum for the news discussions. This reorganisation prevents any community forum discussion being lost in a pile of news. Your discussions are important after all.

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    Regarding accounts. Some of you have been registered here for over a decade and we have been helping members who have had login issues since the switch because they no longer have access to the email they originally registered with. If there are any of you still caught in that trap then we can sort it for you. Send an email here and we will deal with it.

    With the new forums came new features, and something we’ve wanted to do for some time is highlight pro-active members and also award trophies for actions by the community. Elly sat down over a few days to come up with the points and reward system. You may have spotted the icons on threads but so you know how it works I have posted all of the trophies below for reference.

    There are still a few things to do but the core updates are now in place. Your feedback on anything we do is much appreciated and a special thanks to the PALS who have helped make all the changes possible with their contributions.

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    Thread StarterThread Starter -Points: 15 -You have started 5 Threads
    Topic RaiserTopic Raiser – Points: 45 -You have started 20 Threads
    Town CryerTown Cryer – Points: 90 -You have started 50 Threads
    ConfabulatorConfabulator – Points: 91 -You have started 80 Threads

    Setting the Agenda Setting the Agenda – Points: 120 -You have started 120 Threads

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    Primary Source Primary Source – Points: 1 – Somebody out there liked one of your posts.

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    New PvP Datamined Info

    Posted 14 Jan 2013 by

    Quite a few bits and pieces have surfaced this evening for PvP as the 1.0.7 PTR patch went up on Blizzard’s pre-patch server in the early hours. A nice map image of the PvP zone (thanks horadric.ru) can be seen below along with the mini-map from the texture files. There’s also an update to gems and there’s now a Legendary Marker. The new PvP audio can also be checked out below.

    At least there is not ling to go now until the patch is live on the PTR and you can check out all the changes for yourself.

    Some skill changes for you too…

    DiabloWikiMonk

    Name Old New
    Wave of Light – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 75 Spirit

    Focuses a wave of light that crushes enemies for 390% weapon damage as Holy, followed by an additional 45% weapon damage as Holy to all enemies in a line.

    Cost: 75 Spirit

    Focuses a wave of light that crushes enemies for 829% weapon damage as Holy, followed by an additional 45% weapon damage as Holy to all enemies in a line.

    Sweeping Wind – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 75 Spirit

    Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 15% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect up to 2 times for a total of 45% weapon damage to nearby enemies.

    Cost: 75 Spirit

    Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 20% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect up to 2 times for a total of 60% weapon damage to nearby enemies.

    Dashing Strike – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 25 Spirit

    Quickly dash at the targeted enemy or location, striking for 160% weapon damage and rooting the target for 1 second.

    Cost: 25 Spirit

    Quickly dash at the targeted enemy or location, striking for 303% weapon damage and rooting the target for 1 second.

    Exploding Palm – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 40 Spirit

    Cause a target to Bleed for 745% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. If the target dies while bleeding, it explodes and deals 30% of the target’s maximum Life as Physical damage to all nearby enemies.

    Cost: 40 Spirit

    Cause a target to Bleed for 745% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. If the target dies while bleeding, it explodes and deals 50% of the target’s maximum Life as Physical damage to all nearby enemies.

    Lashing Tail Kick – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 30 Spirit

    Unleash a deadly roundhouse kick that knocks enemies back and deals 235% weapon damage.

    Cost: 30 Spirit

    Unleash a deadly roundhouse kick that knocks enemies back and deals 470% weapon damage.

    Tempest Rush – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 15 Spirit plus an additional 10 Spirit while channeling

    Charge directly through your enemies, knocking them back and hobbling them, slowing their movement by 60% for 2 seconds. Also deals 85% weapon damage while running.

    Cost: 15 Spirit plus an additional 10 Spirit while channeling

    Charge directly through your enemies, knocking them back and hobbling them, slowing their movement by 60% for 2 seconds. Also deals 155% weapon damage while running.

    Near Death Experience – Advanced Tooltip When receiving fatal damage, you are instead restored to 35% of maximum Life and 35% Spirit.

    This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.

    When receiving fatal damage, you are instead restored to 35% of maximum Life and 35% Spirit.

    This effect cannot occur twice in succession within 60 seconds.

    Cyclone Strike – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 50 Spirit

    Pull all enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 100% weapon damage as Holy.

    Cost: 50 Spirit

    Pull up to 8 enemies within 24 yards towards you, followed by a furious blast of energy that deals 313% weapon damage as Holy.

    DiabloWikiWitch Doctor

    Name Old New
    Spirit Vessel – Advanced Tooltip Reduces the cooldown of your Horrify, Spirit Walk, and Soul Harvest spells by 2 seconds. In addition, the next time you receive fatal damage, you automatically enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds and heal to 15% of your maximum Life. This effect cannot occur more than once every 90 seconds. Reduces the cooldown of your Horrify, Spirit Walk, and Soul Harvest spells by 2 seconds. In addition, the next time you receive fatal damage, you automatically enter the spirit realm for 2 seconds and heal to 15% of your maximum Life. This effect cannot occur twice in succession within 90 seconds.

    DiabloWikiWizard

    Name Old New
    Arcane Orb – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 35 Arcane Power

    Hurl an orb of pure energy that explodes when it hits, dealing 175% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 10 yards.

    Cost: 35 Arcane Power

    Hurl an orb of pure energy that explodes when it hits, dealing 200% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 10 yards.

    Blizzard – Advanced Tooltip Cost: 40 Arcane Power

    Call down shards of ice to pelt an area, dealing 210% weapon damage as Cold to all enemies in the area over 6 seconds. Multiple casts in the same area do not stack.

    Cost: 40 Arcane Power

    Call down shards of ice to pelt an area, dealing 510% weapon damage as Cold to all enemies in the area over 6 seconds. Multiple casts in the same area do not stack.

    Shock Pulse – Advanced Tooltip This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

    Release a medium range pulse of 3 unpredictable charges of electricity that deal 105% weapon damage as Lightning.

    This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

    Release a medium range pulse of 3 unpredictable charges of electricity that deal 150% weapon damage as Lightning.

    Unstable Anomaly – Advanced Tooltip When reduced below 30% Life, you heal to 45% of your maximum Life and release a shockwave that knocks enemies back and slows them by 60% for 3 seconds. This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds. When you receive fatal damage, you heal to 45% of your maximum Life and release a shockwave that knocks enemies back and slows them by 60% for 3 seconds. This effect cannot occur twice in succession within 60 seconds.
    Temporal Flux – Advanced Tooltip Whenever you deal Arcane damage, enemies are slowed by 30% for 2 seconds. Whenever you deal Arcane damage, enemies are slowed by 60% for 3 seconds.
    Illusionist – Advanced Tooltip Whenever you suffer more than 15% of your Life in a single hit, the cooldowns on Mirror Image and Teleport are automatically reset. Whenever you suffer more than 15% of your Life in a single hit, the cooldowns on Mirror Image, Slow Time and Teleport are automatically reset.