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  1. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    The worst part of this gear kit is the un-hideable un-dyable legendary items. Bright red Fire Walkers, purple Tal Rasha's chestpiece, yellow Andariel's Visage.
  2. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    If it were anything other than a gem, I'd agree that 10% crit damage couldn't possibly be worth the premium. But since it's a transferrable upgrade, basically a permanent upgrade to the character, even after other gear changes, it's much more a question of 'when' rather than 'if'.
  3. NBarnes

    [Guide] Endgame Archon Build

    What route are people that are getting started with archon running? I've been doing progression with my new gear upgrades and killed Azmodan last night, so I have all of Act 3 unlocked. The OP outlined an Act 3 farming route, but that was in 1.04. I can see how it might still be a good route...
  4. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    Ok, update time. I got 30 mil for the Tal Rasha's, which is far less than I'd hoped. I hoped that that the legendary market had stopped being quite so much in freefall since the 1.05 drop, but apparently not; it lost a lot of value really quickly. In any case, I took my 30 million and did my...
  5. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    I'm glad it did somebody some good. I'm still trying to liquidate my Tyrael's Might and worrying that I'm just not going to get a good price for it.
  6. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    After consideration, I'm definitely going for the wizard. What kind of gear should I be looking for at what price points, if I'm going for Archon? Such Violent Storms mentioned Skorn, but I've also heard that 1h + Triumverate is the way to go?
  7. NBarnes

    PC: Tyrael's Might, 190 str, 2 socket

    I found this yesterday. It is far and away my biggest find in D3 so far, so much so that I'm not sure how best to go about selling it. A look at the AH last night seemed to indicate somewhere between 80 and 90 mil. But it hasn't gone at 80 yet, and I'm worried that I'm losing out by trying...
  8. NBarnes

    I Need Advice On How To Spend New Wealth

    During yesterday's play, I found a Tyrael's Might with two sockets and 190 str. I hope to get ~80,000,000 for it. Which is radically beyond any amount of cash I've ever had in D3. Now I need to decide how to spend it. I'm trying to decide between my monk and my wizard, for starters. My monk...
  9. NBarnes

    Is the wizard underpowered?

    As opposed to what? Whirlybarbs? Sweeping Wind monks? Witch doctors? I don't know that any of these classes has the play style you are looking for in 1.05. Though I think part of where I disagree with you is where you say that CM wizards aren't reactive; I assure you, while CM wizards get a...
  10. NBarnes

    Is the wizard underpowered?

    Well, it does kinda depend on what you define 'good' by. CM Face Tank and Archon were both strong farming builds that let wizards compete with other classes in the endgame play of D3. They weren't as good as Sprintwind Barbs, but who was? In 1.05, of course, wizards are just ****ed.
  11. NBarnes

    Show off your monk!

    The Fists of Thunder teleport is all that is good and right in world, but when Fists of Thunder autoattacks are one's primary damage, I find that you just can't rely on it as an escape. Dashing Strike is a reliable friend that's there when you need them.
  12. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    It is odd to me that I feel exactly the opposite way for exactly the same reason.
  13. NBarnes

    Is CM/Diamond Skin abuse the only way to survive Inferno?

    Given Blizzard's continual and brutal nerfing of CM ratios on any wizard skill that comes up, I'm not sure that CM is there for a reason. If there is a reason, Blizzard isn't expressing it through their design choices very effectively.
  14. NBarnes

    Show off your monk!

    I wouldn't trade Dashing Strike for anything. I couldn't live without the added mobility.
  15. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    Even though I somewhat prefer D3, I'd have to agree that there's a lot more to do in TL2. With multiple end-game map modes along with a more robust (though not _that_ robust) itemization, item customization, and crafting system, TL2's got some good stuff.
  16. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    Some of D3's runes are pretty uninteresting, and some are brutally underpowered (though 1 extra second of invulnerability on Serenity, from 2 to 3, is actually worth considering). But TL2's skills have some pretty serious similar problems. How many different PBAEs does the Engineer have? Does...
  17. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    I am completely weirded out by people that like TL2's skill system over D3's. TL2's skill system is very similar to D2's... and as I've stated, I came to really dislike D2's. TL2's skill balance is, if anything, worse than D3's (and D3's isn't good); Embermage with Prismatic Bolt is completely...
  18. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    I can see why people like TL2, though. It is a lot closer to being D2 3.0 than D3 is. If what you really wanted out of D3 was 'Like D2, but more and better', I can see why you were disappointed in D3. And if that's what you wanted, please go buy TL2. It is what you want.
  19. NBarnes

    Just played 10+ hours of Torchlight II and..

    Honestly, if I could have D3 (which I am beginning to think I prefer) steal anything from TL2, it'd be the endgame endless map content. One gets pretty tired of the same not-very-random A2 and A3 farms.
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