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16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

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  1. theody

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    16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    Correct me if I'm wrong but there are 16 tiers of weapon and armor, 4 for each difficulty. Now, are the tiers dropped corresponding to the act? Example : First tier = first act, second tier = second act, etc. Or is it just a huge toss of tiers in each difficulty where you can find say, an Onyx Chestplate in Act 1 and in Act 4 as well?
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    Item pools are not limited by Act, or Boss, or anything like that. While you’ll have a better chance to get better items in Act IV Inferno, you could get those same items in Act I, or even Hell.
    Our item pool philosophy is that you can break an urn and get the best item in the game – it’s all a matter of chance. Running more difficult areas and taking on more difficult enemies will not always be the most efficient way to find upgrades.



    From Bashiok himself
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    It's similar to D2. You CAN find the better items in the game anywhere. You just have a better chance of finding the better items during the end-game, especially Inferno. While they're not saying, I'm sure there will be a few items that ONLY drop in Inferno as well.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    sometime after release i am 100% sure that inferno only items will be patched in. but for now you can get the best of the best in act 1 inferno, even act 4 hell though i will have to see that to believe it
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    Alright, I watched the video of the armor tiers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z783Ttu2BU

    I have a question, though. I like the Barbarian's tier 13 set. If I took a dye to that, I could make it look ridiculous. My question is if I like the set, will I have to settle for lesser stats on it, or do you think they'll have top leveled stats, but on the tier 13 armors. I guess I just don't know how it works. In my head, I'm thinking that the tier-16 will be the best statistically in the game, but I don't know.

    Thanks.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    I gotta admit, the armor in D2 looks much better than D3's armor. D3's looks so over the top, it looks like it came out of a Final Fantasy game. Diablo 2's gear looked nice and classy, while looking more realistic.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    would not doubt if in time we get the option to use the look of lower tier items while still using our tier 16. i mean they do it in wow so it will have to be in d3 right? RIGHT!
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    It's definitely more intricate, but that's because we went from 2D to 3D, so artists tend to want to take advantage of that, and get a little "crazy". I much prefer it to looking like a permanent hobo that we get in PoE. Also going to have to disagree on the Final Fantasy comparison: http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/b/b6/Tidus_CG.jpg <---- LOL


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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    Also why did they switch the inventory look? Things looked more bad *** when they were at an angle. Like this:

    View attachment 1249

    The frontal look doesn't look all that badass.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    On second thougt, after googling it, Final Fantasy has much classier armor styles.

    These for example are really sexy, this is what I was hoping for in Diablo 3.
    http://technabob.com/blog/wp-conten...al-fantasy-iv-cecil-cosplay-by-neilbombad.jpg
    http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/2/29679/958587-gabranth_artwork1.jpg
    http://angryweb.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CLOSE1HyurM.png
    View attachment 1250



    The medieval gothic looks made Diablo 1 and 2 badass, now its like some designer with ADD designed the armors.

    Merging with Activision is probably what ****ed everything up, that's probably why Diablo 3 has a completely different and ugly art direction.



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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    No arguments there. Final Fantasy XII has some of the best armor design seen in any game.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    I'm not a big FF fan, but the images you showed were drawn pictures. It's easy to make armors look like that if you're drawing them. The video I posted was images from IN GAME...

    Barb has quite a few that look pretty awesome. I liked some of the Monks and WD as well. I think the armor design was pretty good to be honest.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=724117&stc=1&d=1247602544

    There. Diablo 3 armor drawn. Does it look anymore badass? No.

    Gotta hand it to the Demon Hunter armors though, it doesn't look so bad. But Barb armor in D2 > D3. Same goes for Wizard, Sorc armor in D2 > Wizard


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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    Yes. lol... I guess I am in the minority, but I like the way the Barbarian armors look. Your images doesn't even include my favorite set (tier 13), so I think they came out pretty well. Plus, one thing everyone has to understand is these armor sets are generally only going to be used for rare items. Legendary and Set items are going to have their own unique look. In fact, I was searching Blizzard's site, and saw that they still have the Immortal King set for the Barbarian, so maybe it'll look similar to D2's version.


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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    It's all subjective, man. Not really worth arguing about.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    We're not arguing. He has his point of view and I have mine. That's fine. As I said, these armors probably won't be used all that much unless they use similar designs for the legendary items. I think we'll use items like we did in D2; Rare (crafted) items with a mix of Legendary and Set items. I doubt full sets will be used until they make the bonuses ridiculous.
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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    I hope.

    True dat.

    :highfive:

    My bad for sounding douchey though.


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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    If the datamined info we got from the beta is to be believed, you lose affix tiers if you don't use the last tier of items. The base stats of these items are also lower. They could still be perfectly viable as endgame gear though.


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    Re: 16 tiers of gear, will the best gear in Inferno be attainable in Act 1?

    You're right Wildmoon. People tend to forget that you will look at your hero from a zoomed out isometric perspective most of the time.
    A little over-the-top armor design will help to get a feel for your badass armor from this perspective.

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