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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Last post by maxbeedo on Today at 05:23:25 PM »
Yeah, patch 1.13 back in 2010 boosted the rune drop rates by about 2.5x-4x, based on the drop calc numbers.  It's not a huge difference really, since that only brings down the odds of a random monster dropping a Ber rune for example from about 1 in 10 million to 1 in 4.4 millon (depending on the monster obviously), and a Zod went down from 1 in 60 million to 1 in 15 million.
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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Last post by Timinator on Today at 04:34:11 PM »
More recent patches helped fine drop rates. Iíve even had ber drop. Back in old days I never even got um
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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Last post by Sssith on Today at 03:04:13 PM »
Have the drops been improved.  I forget the rune hierarchy but I think my best was something like an Ist.
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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Last post by maxbeedo on Today at 02:27:21 PM »
Nice finds!  Yeah, RNG is funny sometimes.  Haven't found either Titan's Revenge or Thunderstroke so I can't realistically make a good Javazon.  Still no Harlequin Crest, Skullder's Ire, Oculus, Stormshield, or Tal's Adjudication, so my Sorc gear is somewhat limited.  Oh, but out of the 18 unique amulets I've found, I now have THREE Seraph's Hymns.  I started doing Pindle runs the other night after having gone maybe a month since even thinking about them (mostly doing Baal/Meph/Tunnel runs with my Barb), and the FIRST run he drops Shadow Dancers, the SECOND run he drops Messerschmidt's Reaver (dropped another one about 60 runs later). 
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Gaming General / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Last post by mn4nu on Today at 01:54:25 PM »
I've been doing Countess, Summoner, and Nilithak runs for keys over the past few days.  I did 3 more uber runs and got a barbarian and 2 amazon torches.  I'm hoping I get a paladin torch next.  I also found another IK set armor while doing a random Pit run.  That's my 3rd one of those.  Still no Skulder's Ire, Arreats Face, or Homunculus, among other things.  That's RNG for you.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, I found some more noteworthy runes...1x Pul, 1x Um, 2x Mal, and 1x Sur.  That was my third Sur rune I've found in PlugY.  I used the other 2 to make a Ber.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by Sssith on Today at 09:14:57 AM »
All the low level stuff.  Nice, always a need for that.  I generally work higher up in the web services area, though certainly not in a gaming company.  I have been tempted to apply a couple of times but the 24-7 nature of the world is not for me.  Glad the new gig treats their people well.  I have heard good things about Montreal.  I was looking into it because my son was/is thinking of apply to a school near there; Bishop University.
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Gaming General / Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
« Last post by Timinator on Today at 03:46:42 AM »
34% off only one month in? Wonder if sales werenít what they wanted
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 15 - Anyone playing?
« Last post by Melchior on October 15, 2018, 09:33:51 PM »
Ok Ok I succumbed and started a Monk in seasonal, just started Act 2, and its been fun.

When does the season end?
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Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Last post by Sssith on October 15, 2018, 09:44:15 AM »
I went back to playing Axton.

I am going to try to streamline leveling.  The goal is to mainly do just the main quests on first and second play through.  I am going to try to level up by doing certain runs.  The target is fifty by the end of TVHM.  At that point I will settle in for a fuller play through.

I will probably play Brick more, when I do I will need to level him more.
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General Discussion / Re: Update Lego Thread
« Last post by Godji on October 14, 2018, 09:03:03 PM »
Very nice.  I have always wondered about the culture of gaming companies.  They have always seemed all encompassing.

I hope you get to work on some fun stuff.

Well, video game companies have a reputation (which I got to confirm myself through many former colleagues) of being far from stellar work conditions. And after having a few friends and former colleagues saying Ubisoft was actually quite different, I decided to give it a try... and must admit that's where I am pleasantly surprised. They really do take care of employees,which tend to make people quite motivated and happy to be there, first time I see a company where "company culture" doesn't feel false and forced. Of course, I've just been there for a month and a half, so still in the honeymoon phase, but quite impressed so far.
As for inclusiveness more specifically, yes, it certainly is a very cosmopolitan and heterogenous environment. Still a lot of progress to be made (it's still a depressingly low proportion of women for example), but farther on the way than most tech companies I've worked for so far.
As for what I work on, I'm not on a game specifically, I work on low level libraries used for multiplayer : netcode, game logic replication, connectivity, stuff like this :)
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