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Not checking white items

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Enlil, Mar 17, 2012. | Replies: 27 | Views: 2056

  1. Enlil

    Enlil IncGamers Member

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    Not checking white items

    As we all know, the vast majority of white items are junk and not worth the inventory space.
    But ... Having browsed the item database, you'll notice some very high dps axe's and great amour that are white items, the highest dps two handed axe "decapitator" is a white item and would be very usefull to use or would sell well in the rmah.

    The problem is, does this mean we have to pick up every white and check it to be sure its not something decent ?
    I think so and it will take hours of checking whites to make sure you haven't overlooked something good amoung all the junk whites on the ground.

    Any thoughts ??
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    Re: Not checking white items

    That's just the base item. You will find magical, rare, and unique decapitators.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    Haven't played the beta so I don't know how constrained inventory is or how quickly you can go to town and back. But I'm not in the habit of leaving anything I can vendor lying on the ground at the start of these kind of games. Once I'm max level and switching to farming the same stuff over and over then I get picky.
  4. Enlil

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    Re: Not checking white items

    Its true blues, yellows etc have mods, but that still doesn't mean a high dps white would not have some worth.
    I have beta and see high dps white selling well on the AH all the time.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    I think you will quickly become accustomed to skipping past most whites, and all grey items, since they all seem to sell for 3-5 gold apiece. Gold drops from mobs/props range from 5-60 gold... so you can see how quickly they lose their appeal. Plus it doesn't take too long to fill up on magical items any more.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    They can add runewords in an expansion... If there's room, I'm stockpiling the best 15% ed armors/weaps I find for sure (if ed% exists on whites that is).
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    Re: Not checking white items

    I highly doubt that. Runewords don't seem like the type of mechanic they would want to add.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    Well, maybe not runewords per se - but there must be a use for white/grey items, having them useless is just stupid imo. Ofc the expansion won't come for at least a year after release, so only the best of the best should be kept.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    so I don't know how constrained inventory is or how quickly you can go to town and back.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    In the beginning of my Diablo II days I picked up every piece of junk you could imagine, because well, I could sell it. After it turned out I was actually losing more gold to a steady supply of TP scrolls, not to mention all the time I could have spend leveling my character, I quickly started to differentiate between which items were worth a trip to the vendor, and which not. And I left a whole load lying on the ground.

    I imagine it will be the same with this issue. You will quickly learn which items are worth a closer look, either because of good vendor prices or because of a good possibility of high DPS, and which items are not worth picking up.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    I generally pick up all items, white and everything, both in D2 and D3, to vendor them. If I ever need more room for magic items in D3, I just toss any greys and whites I have that sell for the minimum 2g price. On new characters/accounts, I go to town to sell everything.


    Something I saw a few days ago, though, made me want to actually look at the white items. KornKills, of this forum, found himself a 22dps 1-hand crossbow.... white item. It was of superior quality with +46% enhanced damage!

    Moral of this story is, learn white item prefixes that mean it's superior, pick them up, and at least do a quick glance over its damage before you vendor them!
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    Re: Not checking white items

    Yeah I saw that xbow too. It is beastly. In the beta, you're looking for white items with the "Fine" affix meaning it gives enhanced damage. Though on release, I don't think it will be too common for players to be upgrading from a lower damage magic weapon to a higher dps white item simply because the rate that we will be moving through the content will be too fast and by the time that you find that one perfect Fine 2h Axe, you will probably have found several magic 2h axes that are on par or better.

    The reason this happens in the beta currently is because some item types only drop in the skeleton king's throne room from him or the skeletons.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    to hell with white items, i want my uniques (yup still calling them that)
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    Re: Not checking white items

    After a while we'll get to know which white items are worth picking up and which aren't, even if your intent is to vendor them. In D2 I always knew which items were worth 50K gold in hell. If I was running short of gold or had a friend who was we would pick those up to rez a merc or something.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    The Arcon Crown is a good example of this http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/helm/#page=2
    along with the High Scabard belt. These are the best belt and head piece in the game yet they are white items.

    Looks like you'll have toat least pick up the whites and take a look, could be over looking once of these items that would sell for $$$ on the RMAH.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    The white item in Beta which worth picking up is there because their higher blue quality is not droppable within the beta content. Pretty much the only monsters with higher level loot table is the Returned group just before the Skeleton King. That's why these white item is appealing as they're the highest level item that could be found in Beta.

    Also, the selling price in Diablo 3 has been severely nerfed relative to Diablo 2. It's pretty much not worth the effort of picking up white item when you can break a jar and loot 10x gold value straight up.

    Another tip: It's better not to sell your blue item either as it again doesn't worth much. Instead, salvage them for crafting material! (If you really want gold then sell the material to AH)
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    Re: Not checking white items

    My mom always told me to love everything equally, no matter it's color.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    While leveling, it'll be worth checking every "new" white weapon you find to see if it has better damage. We'll get used to which ones do what damage and end up skipping over them all the time. Also, Blizzard has said (somewhere) that the items on the website are only a fraction of what will be available in-game. I have a feeling that once you play inferno for a while you'll get a weapon that will be better than any possible white weapon drop so you'll start ignoring them again.
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    Re: Not checking white items

    Those are base items. The reason that the rare versions of other base items are being displayed is because blacksmiths can craft those (provided you've found the patterns). The idea is that you'll be able to craft rare versions of the 2nd best quality item of each group, but magic and rare items of the top base items (archon armor, for example) must be found via drops.

    You will never be valuing white items highly. The beta is a weird case as abomb explains.


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    Re: Not checking white items

    In D2 I don't pickup blue items. Only some of them, like Grand Charms and Small Charms. I sometimes pickup armors and wands or staves for quick gold. Hell, I don't pickup even most of the rares, since they are almost always worthless crap. However, I pickup and ID every single unique and set item. I also pickup all gems and runes. As for white and gray items, there is a very short list of things worth checking: eth polearms, armors and monarchs for ex.

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