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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 13
« Last post by hurtlocker on February 22, 2018, 09:30:44 PM »
What are the best strategies for quickly getting that first toon to 70 in seasons? Leorics crown? Challenge rift rewards? Time invested? I see so many
players that seem to have a toon at paragon 3-400 just 24 hours after the season starts.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Season 13
« Last post by dave in the basement on February 22, 2018, 09:17:41 AM »
Why would you do the same character on all three regions? It is not like you can share the gear across them.

Quickest to GR70 for me, so I'll unlock ancients faster.
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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« Last post by Darkness on February 22, 2018, 03:27:40 AM »
  Rewarding the player for exploring its characters and lore is something more games should do.
It's why Planescape: Torment is one of the all time greats. It focuses on story and what a story it is.
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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« Last post by maxbeedo on February 22, 2018, 02:24:27 AM »
If anyone has any good tips about Planescape: Torment I'd welcome them, as I'm not sure I'll have a lot of fun playing it, but I need it for inspiration for the D&D planar campaign I'm writing.

Int and Wis are key stats for getting the best possible ending as well as accessing a lot of quests.

Although there is combat it is a less combat focused game than the BG series. Early on combat is quite tough until you've recruited additional characters. I advise acquiring Dakon asap.

Dakon has been acquired.  I like that beyond the "tutorial" combat at the beginning the game in the opening is mostly talking, and you get quite a lot of XP by talking.  Rewarding the player for exploring its characters and lore is something more games should do.
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Music / Re: Podcasts?
« Last post by maxbeedo on February 21, 2018, 04:13:26 PM »
I mostly listen to gaming podcasts:

Easy Allies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knsm9kUlJBc&list=PLwa6fmqvU-4EfI6ru6D1HytGbMdooHPO9  The former Gametrailers.com crew now independent.  They actually have multiple podcasts, though this is their main one that covers gaming news.  "Frame Trap" covers in-depth into the games they are playing (very long freeform discussions), Friend Code covers Nintendo and their games, and Reaction Shots covers movies/TV.
Retronauts - https://retronauts.com  They've been going for over 10 years, first as part of 1up.com, now independent.  They mostly cover older games or companies that are forgotten now.
Co-optional Podcast - On TotalBiscuit's Youtube channel.  The quality has dipped over the years but it's fun to watch Dodger and Jesse derail the show so much just to piss TB off.  They have some interesting guests on sometimes and cover the week's gaming releases at the end.
Axe of the Blood God - https://www.usgamer.net/archive?tag=axe-of-the-blood-god  Usgamer's RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford (yes, a gaming podcast hosted by 2 ladies)
Transporter Room 3 - IGN's Star Trek podcast.  I haven't listened to it much lately due to them trying very hard to like Star Trek Discovery, but they do know quite a bit about the series and can make you laugh at some of the worst ST episodes.
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Music / Re: Podcasts?
« Last post by Kasferatu on February 21, 2018, 02:10:14 PM »
Some stuff I would recommend:
  • The Adventure Zone - http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone - A D&D podcast which is hilarious.  When I had it recommended to me I thought it would be really dull, but it's actually really great.  If you don't want to go through them rolling up their characters and such start on Episode 1.5
  • Designer Notes - https://www.idlethumbs.net/designernotes - Soren Johnson (of Civ 4 and Offworld Trading Company) interviews various game designers.  Some of these are super interesting
  • Revisionist History - http://revisionisthistory.com/ - Malcolm Gladwell goes back and looks at events in history that have either been overlooked or misunderstood.  Again, some super interesting one in here.  I really liked the one about Basketball even though I have no interest in the sport
  • Three Moves Ahead - https://www.idlethumbs.net/3ma/ - Basically a podcast dedicated to strategy games (mostly computer, sometimes board).  This is one of my favourite genres so I really like this podcast
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Diablo 3 / Re: Item Finds!
« Last post by Sssith on February 21, 2018, 02:02:15 PM »
There are a couple keys to Monkey King -- at least the way that I play it.  Ultimately you want to get as many sweeping wind stacks as you can and with vengeful wind fist you can stack ten.  With Kyoshiro's Soul belt sweeping wind is fire and forget, meaning it always maintains ten stacks.  At that point it is all about Wave of Light damage.  Honestly it is a pretty straight forward build.  My biggest problem with the build is that things that hit hard can take me out.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Item Finds!
« Last post by Orbert on February 21, 2018, 11:54:01 AM »
Nice!  I gotta try a Monkey King build again sometime.  Last time I tried it, I couldn't figure out how it's supposed to work, especially Sweeping Wind, so I switched to something else.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Item Finds!
« Last post by Sssith on February 21, 2018, 10:10:52 AM »
Nice quiver.

I guess I should have put this here.  This is from a reforge.
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Diablo 3 / Re: Item Finds!
« Last post by Orbert on February 21, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
That's what she...




Oh, sorry.  :P
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