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The "I never noticed that before" thread
« on: June 08, 2017, 08:55:55 AM »
In this thread, things which you never noticed before.  They might be new, or maybe have always been that way.  Who knows?


I was fighting some champions with "Health Link" and as I hit them, I saw little red lines jumping between them.  Apparently this is the health being transferred between them, since they share a pool of health.  I just noticed this the other day.

It's been a while now, but I don't remember ever hearing about the Diabolic Horde (?? not sure what it's called -- the big chest with lots of gems and stuff you get for completing certain Bounties).  I'm pretty sure I missed the first several before I noticed the huge chest sitting there, sometimes pretty far from where the boss was.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 01:51:32 PM »
It was only a few weeks ago that I noticed the single/double/triple brackets around ID'd items at the side of the screen which referred to legendary / ancient / primal.

I could never understand how other folks knew I had something nice more quickly that I did.....

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 03:56:25 PM »
I normally turn off loot alerts

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 04:20:12 PM »
Ok, so this isn't an in-game thing, but on the 4-man GR leaderboards "I never noticed before" that there are only two people listed as having the best clear. Logically, shouldn't there ALWAYS be 4 people in the number one spot? I can't figure it out, even though I am sure there's a logical explanation.

I thought maybe it has something to do with the other 2 party members being on the leaderboard somewhere else, but then they shouldn't be, because their best clear would also be the #1 spot, so they should be there too.

Honestly, this is bugging me something fierce.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 04:30:02 PM »
Ok, so this isn't an in-game thing, but on the 4-man GR leaderboards "I never noticed before" that there are only two people listed as having the best clear. Logically, shouldn't there ALWAYS be 4 people in the number one spot? I can't figure it out, even though I am sure there's a logical explanation.

I thought maybe it has something to do with the other 2 party members being on the leaderboard somewhere else, but then they shouldn't be, because their best clear would also be the #1 spot, so they should be there too.

Honestly, this is bugging me something fierce.

Yes, often it is that the other member(s) is (are) higher up on the board with
a better clear.   You can see party members by scrolling over  the group.
However, if only a select few show, it can be that one party member is
no longer on the boards due to being banned for rule breaking.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 04:58:39 PM »

Yes, often it is that the other member(s) is (are) higher up on the board with
a better clear.   You can see party members by scrolling over  the group.
However, if only a select few show, it can be that one party member is
no longer on the boards due to being banned for rule breaking.
So the only explanation for why the #1 clear in a 4-man GR only displays two people is because the other two have been banned?

It's the same thing with the 2-man clears, the #1 spot is only held by one person.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 05:23:35 PM »

Yes, often it is that the other member(s) is (are) higher up on the board with
a better clear.   You can see party members by scrolling over  the group.
However, if only a select few show, it can be that one party member is
no longer on the boards due to being banned for rule breaking.
So the only explanation for why the #1 clear in a 4-man GR only displays two people is because the other two have been banned?

It's the same thing with the 2-man clears, the #1 spot is only held by one person.

Yes!

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 05:44:49 PM »
Does make sense that potential hackers could reach the top before being found and kicked out.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 05:47:57 PM »

Yes, often it is that the other member(s) is (are) higher up on the board with
a better clear.   You can see party members by scrolling over  the group.
However, if only a select few show, it can be that one party member is
no longer on the boards due to being banned for rule breaking.
So the only explanation for why the #1 clear in a 4-man GR only displays two people is because the other two have been banned?

It's the same thing with the 2-man clears, the #1 spot is only held by one person.

Yes!
Crazy that some many top players are banned, but makes sense I guess - easiest way to get to the top is to bot etc.

I have never noticed the Health Link visual before but will definitely keep an eye out for it now!

Edit: what Tim said.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 07:48:12 PM »
Yes, it happens every season, guys.  Blizz sweeps through with
their software once or twice a season and expels the hackers/botters. 
Most of these guys will be on a new account and get back to their
antics in short order.  They are the grasshoppers (as opposed to
the ants) of the D3 player base.  They build rapidly and that is their
entire approach (small financial cost and rules be damned obviously).

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2017, 01:10:41 PM »
I was running Keywardens today, thinking about trying to get a better Hellfire Amulet for my DH, and while chasing down Odeg (Act I), I ran into some unique purple guys I've never seen before.  There were three of them, all with wacky names that I don't remember, but one of them had the subtitle "Carries a Big Stick" and one of them was "Walks Softly".

And of course there's the saying "Talk softly, but carry a big stick".  But I'm pretty sure it said "Walks Softly".  The first one was dead before I saw his subtitle, so maybe his had something to do with talking.


Oh yeah, I can Google it.  I never think of that right away.  Apparently they were added in patch 2.5, and are:

Charchain - Carries Big Stick
Lyeless - Walks Softly
Branum - Talks Softly

It was pretty cool fighting four big purple dudes at once though.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2017, 03:28:59 PM »
Cool. I've never come across them. I wonder what their back story is.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 04:43:50 PM »
off topic but the blizzard app decided I need to relogin .. and get my authenticator which will take some time to get a broken phone going.

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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 03:47:46 PM »
I was running Keywardens today, thinking about trying to get a better Hellfire Amulet for my DH, and while chasing down Odeg (Act I), I ran into some unique purple guys I've never seen before.  There were three of them, all with wacky names that I don't remember, but one of them had the subtitle "Carries a Big Stick" and one of them was "Walks Softly".

And of course there's the saying "Talk softly, but carry a big stick".  But I'm pretty sure it said "Walks Softly".  The first one was dead before I saw his subtitle, so maybe his had something to do with talking.


Oh yeah, I can Google it.  I never think of that right away.  Apparently they were added in patch 2.5, and are:

Charchain - Carries Big Stick
Lyeless - Walks Softly
Branum - Talks Softly

It was pretty cool fighting four big purple dudes at once though.

Dammit, I want to see this.  I never have!
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Re: The "I never noticed that before" thread
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2017, 12:43:04 AM »
New boss with Necro pack?  Saw him/it for the first time today.  Vesalius.