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SoJ +50 to defense!

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by DiabloCalibur, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. DiabloCalibur

    DiabloCalibur Diabloii.Net Member

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    SoJ +50 to defense!

    So I was playing tug-of-war with my friend's puppy tonight with an old sock and she took one big bite at my hand but ended up biting the rather obtuse ring on my index finger instead. Where she should have broken skin, I was completely unscathed! I promptly thought of how rings in D3 could provide defense to it's user. I do recall D2's manual mentioning how gloves/boots/helms are meant to protect those areas, but that there defense rating still adds to your overall armor class; the same could be said for rings. I know this isn't the most brilliant idea, but it's a novel concept and was fun to think up of.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    I think there should also be a defense bonus for the gold that you have with you. There are numerous examples of people surviving a gunshot because their wallet blocked the bullet.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Until they have Codpieces of Blocking, I will feel nervous in the world of Sanctuary.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    forget the hole ring thing!
    i want to hear more about the puppy^^
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Bless those kevlar wallets.



     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    This idea

    a) already thought in d2. Metalgrid had extra defense on the amulet.. so they thought about defense on jewelry.
    b) was already mentioned that unique items would have mods that rares would not be able to generate, like defense on rings.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Well, nagel had dr, and carrion had def on it (well, missiles...)


    And i'm gonna have to vouch the codpieces, lest i feel nervous.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Maybe the ring just had a 5% chance to absorb Puppy attacks?
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    LOL Enigmers!
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Interesting, gold as a defense modifier. Maybe the more gold you have, the higher the defense?

    She's the cutest little black Pitbull Terrier that can't seem to stop chewing things! And for a one-month old, she's really quite powerful. Foolishly of me, I was expecting the motorskills of a more developed pup. So as I was swinging the sock around, she was focusing on her oppurtunity to strike, clumsily running right into my hand instead lol.

    Lol! That just about sums it up nicely.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    I thought I made my case clear enough, but when I said that D3 rings could give defense, I meant all rings would provide an innate defense rating like any other piece of armor (and I think I gave a compelling reason why).

    So yeah, (a) they did do something similar in D2 with Metal Grid, but not exactly in theory; whereas that defense bonus was a modifier, a "magical effect" of the item, I'm talking about the practical physical defense (however small) that all rings could provide, which would then be added to your overall defense, and (b), same as a.

    With that said, extra defense modifiers on jewelry and other unusual items wouldn't be bad either. It would certainly open up some opportunity for higher-defense magers. Just make sure it's balaced to and for it's utmost potential though, Blizzard! Ya heard?!
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Cod are delicious:thumbup:
    Codpieces not so much :yuck:


     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    I think a character's hairiness should also weigh in for defense. On an unrelated note, at higher levels hair of the scalp should become ethereal like tyrael's wings and I should be able to pick up teh loots quickly with it! also wield extra weapons. :D
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Well the character's wear gloves or gauntlets so any rings would be hidden, so even if there was some sense to have rings giving defense this makes it unneeded.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    I thought about that, but I also thought of how Sauron equips the ring in LoTR (yes, I'm shamelessly using a LoTR refereance lol). http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hand_of_Sauron.jpg

    In heroic times, this is how they probably wore there rings. I would. Especially if it's anything like what one of the developers said in the WWI'08 panel on "Denizens of Diablo 3" when describing the D3 world, where just turning a corner could have you killed.
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    That would require the rings to be large in girth, and not fitting for a regular finger...I don't like that! LOL Anyway, since there is already a large amount of metal protecting the hand and fingers a little ring would not make a difference...maybe +1 defense at most, but even that is questionable. :p
     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    I'lll have whatever you're having. Also, your next post will be number 666 :yes: Very metal of you.


     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    Lolling on the floor.

    Wirt


     
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    Re: SoJ +50 to defense!

    +1 defense, sure why not? But how is that questionable? That the ring is physically present on my finger should give me enough reason to believe that it is there. Regardless of equipped metal gloves and diminutive ring size, the ring has it's own physical presence on my body and should therefore be taken into account.


     

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