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whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet



A+ avatar/post combo

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Eezee
Apr 3, 2011

My double chin turned out to be a huge cyst


MMF Freeway posted:

Leveling with SRS is easy and the baron won't be too useful until you stack a bunch of strength anyways. No idea what its price will be like since it seems fairly popular, but also not too rare.

Ok, guess I'll try out my first summoner then

the bitcoin of weed
Nov 1, 2014

rate my waifu:




whypick1 posted:

With enough you can turn any character into a bear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahox_hwHDRo

(There aren't any shape-shifting skills in the game)

what a pity, guess I'll have to be a boring human god of lightning

panda clue
May 23, 2014


When you pop a juicy breach in 3.0:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuPIguOLVVo

Katasi
Nov 22, 2005
White water rafting down the river styx

the bitcoin of weed posted:

I haven't played this game in like a year but want to get in on the amount of game content being doubled, but first I have to know if there's a gem yet that will let me turn into a bear

Unfortunately, it's fairly unlikely that shapeshifting will ever be added to the game, devs have said that the investment is too big for the return, because it would require essentially all the assets for a full player character with a full set of animations.

TheRat
Aug 30, 2006



Meyers-Briggs Testicle posted:

i need an invite for AnimeWeedGoku

Character does not exist

TheRat
Aug 30, 2006



moush posted:

Need an invite to the guild, IGN: moush


twitch and spasm posted:

Can I get a invite to the guild for VirtualSalesman?


frajaq posted:

That's cool!

Can I get an invite for Zvengal ?


sent

J
Jun 10, 2001



Eezee posted:

I'm kind of considering switching my starting build to Baron SRS. Is Baron cheap during the first days of the league?
No idea how easy SRS leveling is without the helmet.

Levelling SRS is easy without the helmet, and it is a common item. Even though baron SRS has seemingly gained some popularity the past few weeks, it might be slightly more expensive on day1 or day2 but it should be really cheap after that.

As an alternative, you can craft a +1 minion skills helmet as well using the following vendor recipes:

any life flask + orb of transmutation + any bone spirit shield = minion life flask

minion life flask + blue helmet + alt orb = +1 minion helm

Bone spirit shields should start popping up around level 15 in act2 somewhere. Check the npc vendors as well. Then just keep your eye out for a 4link helmet to use with the 2nd recipe.

ArkhamPraetor
Sep 11, 2011


J posted:

Levelling SRS is easy without the helmet, and it is a common item. Even though baron SRS has seemingly gained some popularity the past few weeks, it might be slightly more expensive on day1 or day2 but it should be really cheap after that.

As an alternative, you can craft a +1 minion skills helmet as well using the following vendor recipes:

any life flask + orb of transmutation + any bone spirit shield = minion life flask

minion life flask + blue helmet + alt orb = +1 minion helm

Bone spirit shields should start popping up around level 15 in act2 somewhere. Check the npc vendors as well. Then just keep your eye out for a 4link helmet to use with the 2nd recipe.

To add to this, you can craft a +1 fire wand for SRS even earlier.

Red gem + Iron ring = Ruby ring
blue wand + ruby ring + alt orb = +1 fire wand

Ideally you would want to do this in a BBR wand and run SRS-Minion Damage-Melee Splash.

Eezee
Apr 3, 2011

My double chin turned out to be a huge cyst


Ah nice, didn't know about the helmet recipe. Should be pretty smooth leveling then. After that upgrading to Baron for the +2 should help, until I get a 5L/6L.

Lungboy
Aug 23, 2002

NEED SQUAT FORM HELP

I think I'm going to be boring and try a sunder gladiator first until people work out the new skills.

Unlucky7
Jul 11, 2006

Don't worry my friends. I will be your shield.

I am concidering a Dual Wield Gladiator for my first character with Cleave, and switch to Lacerate once I got that. Does that seem doable?

TheOneAndOnlyT
Dec 18, 2005

Well well, mister fancy-pants, I hope you're wearing your matching sweater today, or you'll be cut down like the ugly tree you are.

Unlucky7 posted:

I am concidering a Dual Wield Gladiator for my first character with Cleave, and switch to Lacerate once I got that. Does that seem doable?
This was my character from a few leagues ago so I'd say it's definitely doable.

funmanguy
Apr 20, 2006

What time is it?


I forgot the leagues merged, so many remove only tabs....

whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet


Yeah, I went through that bullshit yesterday (really just currency/essences/cards).

Could use those expanded currency tabs though.

And also a "just vendor all this poo poo" button.

Bugsy
Jul 15, 2004

I'm thumpin'. That's
why they call me
'Thumper'.


Slippery Tilde

Pretty sure I'm going to start with frostbolt mines for 3.0. After some testing in the beta i think I can deal with the mine detonation and hopefully get at at least 2 detonate gems. Targeting can still be a bit fiddly but with more experience it should get better. I was doing elementalist in the beta, but I think I might go saboteur on line.

Disappointed they got rid of the gem vendor and replaced it with a single gem.

Fixit
Mar 27, 2010


What is going to be a good Uber Lab build for a starter build? I was thinking of doing a totem Flame blast as first build but think there is something better I can build on a budget that can grow to do Uber Lab runs.

Some thoughts I have are Blade Flurry or Vortex Blade but not sure if those are good builds on a budget as a starting build.

Unlucky7
Jul 11, 2006

Don't worry my friends. I will be your shield.

Everyone says to figure out what keystones you want and go for them, but all the keystones are varying degrees of sucks

Hashtag Yoloswag
Mar 24, 2013

...I'm sorry. I can't seem to remember any of the rest.


Does anyone know if Dark Pact actually scales off your life if you don't have any active skeletons, or does the life scaling only work if you target skeletons with it?

I have no idea how to min/max this skill or if it's even league starter viable but I'm determined to make it work.

e: I'm basically looking at some dumb self-cast Dark Pact Guardian right now, although I'm pretty sure totems are going to be way better for self-casting it.

Hashtag Yoloswag fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2017 around 22:06

No Friend of Gravity
Feb 24, 2006



Can I get a guild invite for Noffagrav please?

e: that was fast, thanks!

No Friend of Gravity fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2017 around 22:08

Flavahbeast
Jul 21, 2001

I don't suppose we ever have to see them again

Could I get an invite for Flavahbeast (thats me)

TheRat
Aug 30, 2006



No Friend of Gravity posted:

Can I get a guild invite for Noffagrav please?


Flavahbeast posted:

Could I get an invite for Flavahbeast (thats me)

sent

Sotar
Dec 1, 2009


funmanguy posted:

I forgot the leagues merged, so many remove only tabs....

Every time I log into standard, I have a goal of finally organizing my tabs. I take one look at the sheer amount of remove only tabs, hit ESC and quit.

Tulip
Jun 3, 2008

I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.

So I'm trying to get some new players into this with 3,0; what are some common newbie pitfalls to be ready for, from a teaching standpoint?

TheRat
Aug 30, 2006



Tulip posted:

So I'm trying to get some new players into this with 3,0; what are some common newbie pitfalls to be ready for, from a teaching standpoint?

Get more life

Sotar
Dec 1, 2009


Tulip posted:

So I'm trying to get some new players into this with 3,0; what are some common newbie pitfalls to be ready for, from a teaching standpoint?

Not enough attention given to life amount/defense.
Too many uniques make it hard to get the life/resistances you need
CAP YOUR GODDAMN ELEMENTAL RESISTANCES WHEN YOU HIT MAPS

whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet


Tulip posted:

So I'm trying to get some new players into this with 3,0; what are some common newbie pitfalls to be ready for, from a teaching standpoint?

Get more life than you think you need
If you use attacks, don't forget about accuracy
Resistances, resistances, resistances
(Try to) always pack a Staunching flask

Unlucky7 posted:

Everyone says to figure out what keystones you want and go for them, but all the keystones are varying degrees of sucks

Care to expand on this?

whypick1 fucked around with this message at Aug 1, 2017 around 22:17

BigBadTeaBag
Feb 4, 2005
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://fi.somethingawful.com/images/newbie.gif" />


Can I get an invite for BigBadMeatBalls?

Unlucky7
Jul 11, 2006

Don't worry my friends. I will be your shield.

whypick1 posted:

Care to expand on this?

I think it may be because I am planning a melee focused build, but they either do nothing for the character I am planning to build or has an annoying sounding caveat. Which I suppose is the point but I can't really figure out which one I would like.

That being said, taking another look now, Resolute Technique sounds like something I could use. Resolute Technique and Iron Reflexes too if I am sure I would be tanky enough.

TheRat
Aug 30, 2006



BigBadTeaBag posted:

Can I get an invite for BigBadMeatBalls?

sent

MerrMan
Aug 3, 2003



Anyone got any tips for Ngamahu's Flame cyclone (meatballs)?

There seem to be a bunch of options for Ascendancy - I've read guides for Berserker, Raider and Slayer. Berserker is probably the most straight forward, although on my previous Ancestral Warchief build the "Take 10% more damage" was kind of a liability in the midgame before my hp-pool caught up.

I'm also wondering if the Immolate Support might be a good one to swap in for something. I'm not sure what it would go in place of, though, because the added flat damage is kind of tough to figure how it compares to some of the Increased and More modifiers from the other supports.

I think right now I'm leaning towards the Berserker build. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips, though.

whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet


Unlucky7 posted:

I think it may be because I am planning a melee focused build, but they either do nothing for the character I am planning to build or has an annoying sounding caveat. Which I suppose is the point but I can't really figure out which one I would like.

That being said, taking another look now, Resolute Technique sounds like something I could use. Resolute Technique and Iron Reflexes too if I am sure I would be tanky enough.

Yes, the point of the Keystones is to have some sort of associated drawback. For melee, RT and IR are very popular choices (Unwavering Stance as well). If you're not going crit, RT is almost a no-brainer since it completely lets you ignore accuracy. If you're not using Evasion as your primary mitigation stat, then IR and US make sense as you can use hybrid AR/EV gear and possibly get higher total armor and you can use said armor to shrug off the extra hits you'll be taking while enjoying never getting stunlocked.

Chaos Innoculation is another good example. Complete immunity to chaos damage (the hardest one to cap and the one most likely to show up as DoT, which means armor/evasion/block are useless), but with only 1 life you need to really invest into ES and also deal with ailments and stun that are based on % of effective life. If you can make the additional investment to deal with the drawbacks, the upsides are great.

Cinara
Jul 15, 2007


MerrMan posted:

Anyone got any tips for Ngamahu's Flame cyclone (meatballs)?

Tips? if you want to play that in the coming league the axe is going to be expensive, and the neck is going to be VERY expensive. Breaches are rare as hell compared to the previous leagues, and unless the patch notes mention serious changes from how it was on beta, everything from them will be quite expensive.

Raider would be my top choice, move speed is king for Cyclone, but Berserker would be a close second.

Unlucky7
Jul 11, 2006

Don't worry my friends. I will be your shield.

whypick1 posted:

Yes, the point of the Keystones is to have some sort of associated drawback. For melee, RT and IR are very popular choices (Unwavering Stance as well). If you're not going crit, RT is almost a no-brainer since it completely lets you ignore accuracy. If you're not using Evasion as your primary mitigation stat, then IR and US make sense as you can use hybrid AR/EV gear and possibly get higher total armor and you can use said armor to shrug off the extra hits you'll be taking while enjoying never getting stunlocked.

Chaos Innoculation is another good example. Complete immunity to chaos damage (the hardest one to cap and the one most likely to show up as DoT, which means armor/evasion/block are useless), but with only 1 life you need to really invest into ES and also deal with ailments and stun that are based on % of effective life. If you can make the additional investment to deal with the drawbacks, the upsides are great.

Oops, yeah, I meant to put down Unwavering Stance with Iron Reflexes.

Ougher
Jan 16, 2005


Cinara posted:

Tips? if you want to play that in the coming league the axe is going to be expensive, and the neck is going to be VERY expensive. Breaches are rare as hell compared to the previous leagues, and unless the patch notes mention serious changes from how it was on beta, everything from them will be quite expensive.

Raider would be my top choice, move speed is king for Cyclone, but Berserker would be a close second.

You can totally play without the xoph's neck also, its an upgrade for sure, but i still managed to get to all the way to t16s on my atlas without having one. Also i've played it as zerker in two leagues now and it works great for my tastes.

Magus42
Jan 12, 2007

Oh no you di'n't

Cinara posted:

Tips? if you want to play that in the coming league the axe is going to be expensive, and the neck is going to be VERY expensive. Breaches are rare as hell compared to the previous leagues, and unless the patch notes mention serious changes from how it was on beta, everything from them will be quite expensive.

Raider would be my top choice, move speed is king for Cyclone, but Berserker would be a close second.

Why would the axe be any more expensive than previously? It isn't a Breach unique.

whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet


It was introduced with Breach but is not Breach exclusive, hence the confusion.

Mr. Despair
Nov 4, 2009


39 perfect posts with each roll.


funmanguy posted:

Is that the second pair youve chanced?

nope, all i've chanced is shitloads of unique leather belts that aren't headhunter before. It has let me turn my varunastra blade flurry character from the turmoil race into yet another dude that costs way more than my howa ST guy, while being generally worse in every way.

Cinara
Jul 15, 2007


Right, I always forget the axe wasn't actually a Breach drop, it went up a ton in price after Breach League but that was likely just popularity. And sure the neck isn't required but it's a massive dps upgrade. I would say with the buff to Cyclone AoE in 3.0 that the build should actually end up feeling a lot better, I kinda hated it in Legacy with the massive AoE nerfs. Even with Headhunter giving a massive speed boost Cyclone felt really lovely compared to how it used to be.

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whypick1
Dec 18, 2009

Just another jackass on the Internet


Little write-up on how the game got started

quote:

“We want people to play the game for ten years. And we already have players who are entering their sixth year, so that’s working well,” says Wilson.

Oh god...that's almost me....

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