Diablo 3 Forum Watch #91: Evade the D3 Console, Double Xbows, and more

We haven’t rolled out a forum watch for a while, so here’s a look at some of the more interesting ongoing threads from our various Diablo 3 forums.

  • Fmulder pointed out something amusing; recent astronomical news proved that Tristram is located in Russia. Video evidence to the right:

  • We’ve had a lot of chat about the Diablo 3 console version — Rush and me even recorded a podcast on it that’s coming soon — but one thing we did not speculate much about was the Evade function promised for the thumb-players. RazeBarb and others do some brainstorming about it, and opinions differ.

  • InsaneAction has been trying to make a Demon Hunter with dual wielding one-handed xbows work, and come to the same sad conclusion that most of us pewpewpew-loving DH fans did… it’s just not viable, at least not compared to a big, slow-ass Manticore. That’s due to the overwhelming damage and CD of the Manticore, the Archery passive giving a vastly more useful bonus to Xbows than Bows or 1H Xbows, and the odd fact that shooting faster in Diablo 3 isn’t actually very useful.

    ZappaFan's new bracers.

    ZappaFan’s new bracers.

  • Elevenlang asks how much life and resistance you need in Inferno… and gets answers as varied as any experienced player might expect. It’s all about how you play, what class you’re using, what build you’re using, what Monster Power level you’re on, etc. Some players find 20k hps and 200 res all plenty, while others have 70k DPS and 800 Res All and still aren’t satisfied.

  • Finally, the Crafted Item Show Off Thread continues to roll on with a good selection of the glorious BoA treasures our readers have crafted. I haven’t tried any more myself of late, but those recipes are clearly being hit pretty hard, since the GAH prices for Iridescent Tears and Tomes of Secret and even Exquisite Essences continue to rise, and are all at least 50% higher than they were pre-v1.07.
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    1. Blizzard revealing something new at PAX East


      “We’ve been working on a little something, different from our other games, and we’re pleased to invite you to be the first to see it,” the company wrote in its e-mailed note. “It’s not a sequel, expansion or that rumored next-gen MMO, but it’s something we’re excited for you to get your hands on.”

      Blizzard All-Starts maybe ?

    2. My guess:

      It’s a cloned Zynga game for mobile phones.

    3. I don’t understand why my crafted items are never as good as in that thread. I gave up in the end. I might go back to bothering.

      • The simple answer is that you have bad or average luck.

        I personally think that most of the items people post pics of are a product of some bored photoshop trolls. Yeah yeah I know… no one EVER lies on the internet.

        A more complex answer is that some people have infinite time and AH gold to sink into this projects. Can’t really blame them for doing that instead of another Act III run. You’ll never know about the hundreds of crap items they wasted gold on before getting “the one” to show off on the forums.

        Goldsink accomplished?

      • Well it is a “show off” thread. Not a “show failure” thread. Everyone makes dozens or hundreds of junk for the one or 2 good ones. I made a post early in the thread suggesting that people list how many rolls it took them to make X, and a few have. It’s not that much fun to count up the fails, though.

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