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Are you for real?!

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 Beta Forum' started by Abomb, Apr 24, 2012. | Replies: 53 | Views: 3963

  1. Abomb

    Abomb IncGamers Member

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    Are you for real?!

    I never in a million years thought this many people would need to youtube/google the words

    "how to identify items diablo 3"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCjhv6TmMRM

    The comments section is the most entertaining part.
    [video=youtube;PCjhv6TmMRM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCjhv6TmMRM[/video]


    "I'm an idiot"

    "We're all idiots"

    "facepalm"

    "im a moron"

    "okay now I feel dumb"
     
  2. Bowzer

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    Thanks for a good laugh :D
     
  3. Such Violent Storms

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    Re: Are you for real?!

    There should be a channel with really basic stuff like this.

    "How to move in Diablo 3"

    7 second video of someone clicking the ground a few times.

    "How to craft in Diablo 3"

    4 second video of someone clicking the craft button.
     
  4. Rashiminos

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    Re: Are you for real?!

    I'm not sure I saw a noob-tip along the lines of "You can click an ally's banner near the town wp to teleport to that ally." That would be something a noob would want to know.
     
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    Re: Are you for real?!

    To be fair, the current method of identifying objects in D3 is kind of ridiculous :/ The ONLY difference between blue items (pre-identified) and better (unidentified) is the few seconds it takes you to click the item and watch the progress bar... why on earth did that seem like a good idea?

    What I kept telling all my friends who tried the beta for the first time this weekend:

    1) turn on elective mode and advanced tooltips in options
    2) ALL your skill damage is based on your weapon DPS

    Then one friend started playing before I'd had a chance to fill him in on this and couldn't figure out why he couldn't kill stuff :(
     
  6. In the name of Zod

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    This process of identifying is so derp to begin with. I understand people not knowing because its so so so freak'n spastoid. Derpy derpy herpy derpy herperloids. Lets identify stuff like blizzard spazaloids.
     
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    It is really freaking pointless. No idea why it hasn't been taken out.
     
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    I have to agree here, doesn't make sense unless there's a different identify method further down the line.
     
  9. ZwanZigZwolf

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    Re: Are you for real?!

    With that being sad, I found myself carrying a high DPS axe around with my Wizard, which felt a little...odd. I eventually found a decent DPS dagger to give her a more "elegant" feel but failed to really find any Wizard only items, save for a few low wands here or there. Also the blacksmith didn't have anything listed for the Wizard, he seems more taylored for the Barb.

    So my questions are:

    Has anyone found a wand in beta that has as much DPS as say a hi DPS Axe or Sword?
    Has anyone found a recipe for the blacksmith that renders a high DPS wand?

    I just checked out the armory page on the DiabloIII.com site and found that some of the wands listed are insanely powerful...two of which are sets, one is Tal Rashas. Cool.


     
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    DPS isnt EVERYTHING though. A Wand may have less DPS than a hi DPS sword or axe, but the highest swords and axes are reserved only for Barbs probably anyway, just as Barbs cannot use many Wands. A Wand typically has less DPS, but other benefits like a resource increase, or leech, faster regen and such can make up for this. A wand and an orb are probably the best choice overall for a Wiz, while a Barb will want to dual wield with two axes or swords.
     
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    A couple character wipes ago, I had a sweet rare wand with 17.8 dps and arcane power regen.
     
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    Re: Are you for real?!

    Identify is still in game for a few reason, two I'll talk about now.

    1. It's wrapping paper for your new gift. Nobody wants a Christmas present that is in the normal box. It's fun, to me, to "unwrap" the gift and feel giddy while it casts.
    2. So people can sell unidentified items. This is for those ah fiends who want to sell items whether they are really good or really bad rares as a gamble item.
     
  13. In the name of Zod

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    So for 1/1000 people get to play hide and seek the other 999/1000 get another thing to have to click on 1,000,001 times.


     
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    i think I'd prefer to have to ID the blue items too.
     
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    Re: Are you for real?!

    Droppin summed it up perfectly for me. I always thought gift wrapping paper is the perfect analogy. I played aRPG's where the items were completely open (Titan Quest) and I felt something missing. These few seconds that it takes you to identify really aren't lifebreaking, especially if you don't have to drag ID scrolls with you.
     
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    Re: Are you for real?!

    Why not just add a scroll of identify icon to the toolbar like they have with the town portal?

    Has no one thought of this yet?
     
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    View attachment 1463 This is the one I had. Too bad it wasn't one-hand, though.


     
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    Because that adds a second unneccessary action to the identifying procedure (click scroll then click item) and unneccessary clicks are bad. I dont think an ID all button would feel right either.

    Its the whole process of watching the bar move across as you wait to see what your new legendary sword is that is fun. That short moment of tension and build is a lot more climactic than srarting items dropped identified.

    Take for example in D2 the unique Sacred armor. It could be one of two uniques. One of them everybody wanted, the other not so much as it was far less rare. That moment of excitement thinking..did I get it?! Waaay better thsn simply seeing a Templars drop and instant sadface.


     
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    Their thinking about ID is totally flawed. I see it like this: A magical item is a mystery (RPG). You need a sage to identify it. (Cain -> D1/D2). In D3 magical items (blue) are transparent. However, for unknown reason, rare items are a mystery... for a ****ing 5 seconds needed to ID them. It's nonsense.
     
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    Do you really need that long for ID? I dreaded the length of the ID animation in an earlier thread, and I was assured it happens in the blink of an eye. I guess people's eyes blink at different rates. Imo rares should drop unid'd, but there should be NO ID animation; it should be right-click -> ID'd, no delays.
     

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