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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Cius, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Cius

    Cius IncGamers Member

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    Forum habits

    This is a post discussing and informally polling browsing habits on the forum. I used diabloii.net for a long time as I played D2 on and off through the years for item info and skill info etc but only started using the forum in the last year or so actively. When I arrived I went into all the character specific forums (Druid, sorc, etc) and the statistics and SP forums obviously. After I had read through most of the stickies and guides though I slowly visited the class specific forums less and less as it all seems to be battlenet specific until I find myself now visiting only the SPF and occasionally the statistics forum. I have never really gotten into the general forums up at the top and seeing as I don't trade I have no reason to go there much.

    The forum interaction really has changed the game for me despite the fact that I only play SP. Was curious to see what most people get out of the forums and what retains their interest most. Right now I am actually on a D2 break and am finishing the SC/BW single player campaigns again for old times sake but I still check these forums regularly to see what accomplishments people have made or what crazy builds have been Pated/Mated.

    So what sub forums get most of your time? Report as you will or do it like mine bellow:

    Gestimate percentages:
    90% SPF
    10% Statistics
     
  2. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Forum habits

    Class specific forums still provide some nifty tips, even for SP'ers. =). They have quite a few more guides posted up as well. Still, the atmosphere here is, for the most part, a bit different than everywhere else... It's quite nice.

    50% SPF.
    25% Class specific forums.
    15% SPTF.
    10% New posts button.

    The SC/BW (and RoC/TFT) campaigns are awesome. x). A bit on the easy side, but still quite entertaining.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    95% SPTF
    1% Calss Specific forums
    2% Staticics
    2% SP

    I guess none is suprised by this haha
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    90% SPF
    5% SPF MP sub
    2% SPTF
    1% Community
    1% Stats
    1% PAL

    I have always visited the SPF forum, and it's the reason I finally came out of lurk mode after almost two years of lurking. I started my D2 career in SP, moved to Bnet when a friend started playing online, then back to SP. My forum use migrated with my D2 interest, but I've always come to the SPF when none of the other forums hold my interest.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    I mostly visit SPF. Class specific forums are interesting to me, especially Druid. I rarely visit Stat forum, PvP only to see some new cool videos. Hardcore forum is very interesting, some nice and exciting story's can be found there. Lately I'm more frequent at the Community and Newcomer forum.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    My bookmark points directly to the SPF! I never look in the other categories any more.

    But i might look into Statistics and Hardcore to see how they are these days. When i first found the boards i played HC on B.net so naturally i read alot in the HC-board.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    75% SPF
    23% SPTF
    2% Other class-specific Forums

    Most of the time, SPF is enough to keep me occupied.
    It has enough information on all the classes, and it's easy to ask if it's not available.
    I visit class-specific forums if I'm looking for something specific about that class and I can't find it here and won't bother to ask, knowing somehow that the other sub-forums might cover it.

    Also a good amount of time in the SPTF.
    Probably out of habit even if sometimes I don't need anything.


    --maxgerin
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    90% SPF
    10% SPTF

    I almost never go into the class specific forums, mostly because there are a lot of BNet people as well and since I have only found one HR, what could I possibly have to talk to them about? Most of the builds require enigma or some other insane combination of items. All the info I need is right here.
     
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    I'm like most people then - only I don't trade, so for me it's 99% SPF, and 1% Class Specifics.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    80% SPF
    10% SPTF
    7% Assassin Forum
    2% PvP Forum
    1% Other Forums
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    There's other forums?
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    95% SPF
    4% Statistics Forum (although I never post there)
    1% Class specific forums (never post in these either)

    I really only go into the class specific forums when I start a new build and check their guides to see what they have to say. Every time I venture into the class specific forums and start reading posts I feel like my IQ drops. So I spend most of my time there in the stickies. I have actually never been in the PVP or Hardcore forums.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    I like obscure percentages. Most of my time is split between here and the Druid forum.

    73% Single player
    19% Druid
    4% Trading forums (USWest, SP, Pricecheck)
    3% PvP
    1% Other
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    now it's probably closer to 80% SP and 20% sub forums. But in total it would be 55% the ETF and 35% SPF or so.. with the rest beeing sub forums ( community forum / statistics and a few class forum posts )
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    useful posts: ~15%
    spam: ~85%


    SPF: ~65%
    Sorc Forum: ~20%
    SPTF: ~15% - but I think this is likely to drop-off in the near future.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    SPF: 60%
    Statistics: 20%
    Druid/Sorceress/Necromancer: 10%
    SPTF: 10%
    Others: 1%
     
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    50% SPF
    24.5% Newcomer
    24.5% Community
    1% Class Specific

    I always pop into the Community forum to see what's going on with Bnet. It's interesting to see what's happening and also converse with people that don't venture into the SPF. Then it's on to the Newcomer forum where I answer what I can. Finally I get to the SPF and spend more time here reading Mat/Pat threads and seeing what's going on with the tournaments.

    The 1% for Class Specific forums is when I have a question about a particular build, it's best to ask in the corresponding forum. I don't try to reason with people in those forums though, as they are mostly Bnet players and therefore their idea of midgame gear is very different from mine and I just get into arguments over what is considered viable.

    Better to stay here were everyone is of the same mindset.
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    98% SPF (I started playing the game online - but got tired of the BS and the high percentage of jerks... found the SPF and had lurked for quite some time, only getting more involved from late '06 on)

    1% Statistics Forum (for the love of the game)

    1% Class specific forums (I get bothered here, though, as its has a good portion of battle.net flavor to it, and getting HRs is "no big deal" apparently. "Just slap on an Enigma" attitude - if only they knew how difficult it really is to have a JAH and a BER to drop, period.)
     
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    Re: Forum habits

    50% OFT
    49% SPF
    1% SP Trade Forum
     
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    81% SPF
    15% Class Specific
    4% in the new DIII thread

    I have always been SP, and it'll never change. I go to the class threads to read up on different builds. And like the "Slap on an Enigma" mindset, it bewilders me when most of the builds say you NEED to have a torch/annillus. ...It's sad, really...
     

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