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A fan assembled all six of the class-specific item sets in Reaper of Souls, took pics of them on each gender for each class, and provided views from all angles. It’s quite a useful presentation, and credit to Zeldrin for creating it.
I found it interesting since I’d never actually seen the full sets so clearly. Everyone’s got a few or all of the items from each set, but usually mixed with other gear, some transmogged or vanishing dyed, etc. So here they are, unadulterated and straight from the D3 artist’s tablets to your screen. All the sets (except for Firebird’s, which adds a source) consist of six items: helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, and boots, so visually they are pretty much apples to apples comparisons. So here are Reaper of Souls Item Sets Illustrated:
Helltooth Harness (armory), Witch Doctor set. Helm, shoulders, chest, gloves, legs, boots. (This set apparently lacks the light weight and flexibility of the huge slabs of unrefined steel that the other classes have strapped to their bodies, as both of these weary medical professionals are bent double beneath the weight of their assorted shark teeth, baboon femurs, and coconut shells.)
Diablo 3 “Gear Sets”
This whole presentation reminds me of the hot (pre-game) topic of Gear Sets. We’ve got a big wiki article about them, and “Gear Sets” was a regular news category from 2010-2012, with 29 news items so categorized.
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PvP Wishlist and Alternatives to the Magic Find Gear SwapPosted 6 Jul 2012 by
There was mention the other day from Blizzard of PvP 1.1, unfortunately no ETA but that doesn’t stop fans of PvP putting their wish lists together on what would make PvP a success. In a thread started by tsevenhuysen he shares ideas for features and systems and different game modes such as NPC VIP and Lane Game as well as Balance considerations. Others are adding their own wishes now, the most left field comes from Ivan E who feels “Diablo’s PVP should be as ridiculous and unstructured as possible.” which is a unique angle to come at it I guess.
Niz’s news post the other day on Magic Find and Gear Swapping drew a lot of comments on Blizzard’s 5 proposed changes to MF. Incindentally, there’s a poll to vote which one is your preferred choice in the very same post. But, as often happens a thread in the forums is also seeing a lot of discussion on Blizzard’s ideas and also additional ideas are being put forward by members. Fenghoang started the thread with his own ideas one being a Token system – working a bit like charms did in D2.
Chaosmage’s idea is one I’ve not seen to date:
The probably easiest way to address the mf swapping issue is to apply the bonus every time you do damage. They could even compensate for inefficient gear if it depends on the amount of damage done in percent to total, so a player using efficient gear which also has some mf will get better drops than someone which has less efficent gear and lots of mf.