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Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Flux, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Flux

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    Vote: The Biggest Current Issues with Diablo 3?

    Checking the blue tracker today and a reply from Lylirra caught my eye.

    Name your single biggest issue with Diablo right now
    Lylirra: Thanks for the feedback, all. And for keeping the discussion constructive. There's some great stuff in this thread, and we'll make sure it gets passed on to the appropriate teams. :) [source]http://diablo.incgamers.com/blizzard-tracker/devthread/us/14277337675[/source]


    I thought it would make a good topic for a vote, so I read over the first ten pages, tabulating how often specific complaints came up. Of course more replies treated the "single biggest issue" part like old people treat the "ten items or less" sign at the supermarket, and there were a lot of posts with WoT crits or just bullet lists like this one that defeat the whole purpose of asking for top complaints..

    There's obviously some sort of self-ranking just by what people care enough to type a complaint over, but people have differing typing speeds and varying amounts of free time. So here's our vote in an effort to really whittle down the issue. I've listed the most common dozen complaints, and you can vote for one up to THREE of them. I figure limiting it to just one is too selective, but letting you guys vote for everything is too indiscriminate. And obviously you can share reasoning of weight your vote with words in the comments.

    Vote: The Biggest Current Issues with Diablo 3? (Pick up to 3.)



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    I listed them in semi-random order, rather than sorted by the most complaints from that B.net thread, since I didn't want you guys to just click the top 3 and not even consider the other issues. Take your picks and we'll see what order and ranking the sort into. Because science!






    I didn't mention it above the break since I didn't want to influence the vote, but the most complained items on the Battle.net thread varied, but definitely Greater Rift monster density/inconsistency was the most made single complaint. However, complaints about item binding were a close second, or possibly a first if you count everything they related to. After all, lots of complaints about having to farm for crafting materials, or inability to obtain specific legendary items required for builds... are only an issue since there is BoA.

    The lack of item trading is an obvious one; my new HSea Monk could quadruple wield without loss in quality since she'd found a ton of great 1H weapons, but has had horrible luck finding armor. Obviously if there was trading, I'd be happier and another player who has found multiple armors but can't get a good weapon, would also be happy. Or take another common complaint, about having to farm materials (blue, yellow, souls, topaz, etc) for crafting. That sucks now in RoS, since you have to pick up all the blues and yellow just to insta-salvage them. But in D3v material farming was actually a great feature in the game. Rich players who needed massive quantities for high level crafting could just buy them with gold or items, and poor players who weren't finding great gear yet could still profit from their play time by gathering materials and selling them.

    I'm not really advocating a change back, but just pointing out that item binding is a major factor behind many different major complaints. But of course BoA is required in a game with such high drop rates. I'm sure a top 3 complaint about D3v would have been how hard it was to find useful legendary items, and that's no one's complaint about RoS since the drop rates are so much higher, and that's possible since there's only very limited trading.




    BTW, my favorite comment from the whole Bnet thread:

    I think the demon hunters breasts should be proportioned with her butt.[source]http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/14277337675?page=5#98[/source]


    I must admit, despite playing literally hundreds of hours with the DH, almost all with a female avatar... I haven't noticed this *problem*. (One drawback of being old. If I was still 15 I'm sure I'd have a nuanced opinion on the matter.) So now I'm wondering... which proportion does he feel is too small, or too large? I'm almost tempted to post a second vote on this. There would be four options, obviously, with each of the two body parts and a bigger/smaller vote for each. Though knowing males and the internet, I can't imagine that "bigger boobs" wouldn't win in a landslide, proportions be damned.

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    Dat booty? Opinions differ...
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  2. Yoo

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    I voted stash/storage. I have so many things I want to try and just not enough space to hold it all to make them work. Especially in HC where I need backup(s)...
     
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    In general I'm liking where the game is at.

    One additional thing I would like to see: an exposed user interface API. Since the RMA is gone, should be less resistance. I'm not asking for botting or anything, but would like:

    1) Chat timestamps
    2) Lockable user interface with a hot key override (IE when I'm in the middle of combat in a tight grift, the last thing I want to click on is the clan roster button or somebody's achievement in the chat window, yet I manage to hit both semi-regularly)
    3) A HUD
     
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    Top 3 for me on the list are:
    -Legendaries w/o some sort of special property are instant salvage fodder
    -No trading, my father plays the game and has found 3 Scahefers, 2 of which are awesome, and he doesn't need them at all while I need one and get a horrible roll on the one that I do find
    -Gambling for specific weapon categories would make the process far less painful and tedious
     
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    I was looking for "Myriam" as a complaint but had to settle with the rest.
     
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    Wow....I consider myself more of a casual player (although I play Diablo a lot) and I picked the top three choices (did not look at results prior to voting). Storage/stash space is definitely a big issue right now. I've barely touched the characters in my main account, but been spending a lot of time with my seasons Crusader and have so far managed to fill up one full stash tab, and getting close to halfway on a second tab. If the seasons last for another 2+ months, it won't be hard for pack rats like me to fill up 3 or 4 tabs...which means a lot of salvaging when those characters roll over to the main account.
     
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    I feel like the trading issue is only a big problem if you don't party with people, and you are rewarded for partying anyway. If your father does play, why don't you play with him? Then when he drops a Schaefer's Hammer he can give it to you.

    Other than that, I mostly agree with you. That said, I know that the legendaries issue is, slowly but surely, getting worked out. Lots of worthless legendaries got new affixes in 2.1, and the devs said explicitly that they plan to have every legendary have a special affix, they just haven't made them all yet. I agree that more, faster would be better, but eventually the problem will be gone unless something major changes the devs' design plan.
     
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    chat window type is way too small
    im ususally sitting about 1m/3ft away from my screen and i always have to strain my eyes to read the chat
     
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    Do I win the lottery for picking the top 3? Build diversity and lack of good legendary affects that work. The latter heavily influences the former, yet another part of it is due to the focus on the need to have damaging abilities that do upwards of 6-7 times more damage than damage abilities do normally. i.e. sunwuko clones doing 3.5k or raiment explosions doing 3k while monk damage abilities do 600ish. It's a horrible band-aid fix.
     
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    How is PvP arena, the number one thing from Blizzcon 2010, not the number one vote? That was supposed to be in on ship! What's their plan? "Click here for PvP mode." (Downloads and installs Heroes of the Storm). Blech!

    Also, trading gear is one thing, but the materials system is a disaster. They need the GAH for gems and souls. I never share w/ anyone b/c I need the damn souls for too much junk, and enchanting is fancy gambling, as is. NO MORE GAMBLING FOR EVERYTHING. If I reroll 687 vitality, WHY THE HELL IS 645 VITALITY ONE OF THE OPTIONS???
     
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    Lack of diversity but I would have picked a couple more but it was the 'biggest' complaint so only one choice.
     
  12. Flux

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    There were a couple of complaints in the bnet thread about chat stuff, but about the window opening up when you mouse over it by accident. I didn't include every last possible issue to keep the vote from being absurdly long, but in retrospect I should have put in a "something else" option as well, to catch the rare person who has a top 3 gripe that wasn't on the main list.
     
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    My 2 biggest complaints are not on the list:

    1) MOAR because MOAR - talisman, new act, new class, new mobs, new skills, new items, all the new content you could think of + all the goodies they can put in, just give me MOAR!

    On a more serious note, though - the game is in a really good state right now - RoS and 2.1 patch definetely brought a lot of improvements. It just makes you want more :) To be honest, I'd happily pay for even like 2-3 more expansion packs for D3 if every one of them brought at least the same amount of content to the game as RoS did :)

    And... I'm pretty sure that I'm not alone - the question is if there's enough people who'd buy many expansions for Blizzard to justify doing them?

    2) With paragon points we got a nice replacement for attribute allocation in D2. I love the idea and I think it's superior to the old system, but I'd like to see some customization option for skills and... the talisman with a pretty well thought out charm system. Those are pretty much the only two big cut features that I really, really miss.

    As for actual votes:

    1) Orange items with no affix - that needs fixing, now... Adding unique affixes to legendaries is probably the single biggest improvement from vanilla, because it creates many cool builds and breaths a second life into many skills. Sure, not a lot of them are T6 or higher Grift viable, but more unique affixes = more builds, more items to hunt, more fun to have :) I hope that at one point all legendaries will have those affixes.

    2) Trading system - AH/RMAH were bad, that I agree with, but cutting trading completely is also bad. There are times when I play with some friends and I'd really love to give them some items I have in stash, but I can't.

    I think that they should allow people from the same clan to freely exchange legendary items, so that if you have a buddy in the same clan you're free to give him any legendary you have or exchange it for any of his legendaries.

    3) I voted for melee being weak, because I play melee and the damage on higher Grifts is just insane - either you avoid it completely or get one shotted. I think that they should settle for some maximum monster damage based on how much toughness and healing you can rationally get and after some point only increase the monster hp per grift level.
     
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    Not enough stash space was probably #4 or #5 most complained in the first 12 pages of the bnet thread. And often was voiced as a solo issue.

    I'm surprised at the votes here so far, since Grift density was easily the most complained single issue on the bnet thread. It's probably a misrepresented one, since it's about the #1 issue for people who play 4+ hours a day and who are spending their effort trying to push past GR35 or 40... but is an issue of very little importance for people who play less intensively.
     
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    Triple vote for arena-style PvP
     
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    Your solution only works if everyone who wants to trade only amounts to 4 people who all play at exactly the same time for exactly as long. My friends and I all have different work hours and even playing time of day is variable. If there were some kind of clan-allowed trading, we'd be fine. As is? I have sharded half a dozen akkhan's pieces that someone else could have used. Most were pretty decently rolled, just not quite as good as mine.
     
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    Was just about to post the same thing. I remember how much fun it was in D2 to build wacky characters specifically for PVP (Chargadin with an ethereal BOTD lance, throw barbs with super rare throwing axes). I miss that aspect of Diablo.
     
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    Build variety (and attached sets/leg itemization) is certainly a big one, as is very narrow itemization (get Unity x2 OR ELSE), and most of the rest besides PvP (huge waste of time, no idea how anyone could enjoy it) are valid. I'd like to add one:

    Lack of content variety. Right now you do Rifts, or GRifts (now with more artificially inflated numbers for fake difficulty!). Sometimes you do A1 bounties for a RoRG, but that's about it. The Hellfire amulet droprate buffs were a start, but I know whatever I make will be crap, so I wish there were something else to be doing.

    I wish the number of bounty bag legendaries were tripled and they all had useful item properties, for example. What about those zone-specific top-level drop rate areas from D2? Maybe a special enchanting mat that you can toss in to mess with item enchanting properties somehow, but doesn't drop in rifts?

    Rifts are okay... but ONLY doing rifts makes Jack an angry boy.
     
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    I was gonna make a serious post, but Wizard boobs best boobs.
     
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    You, sir, are going to enjoy this:
    http://cdn.segmentnext.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Diablo-3-Wizard.jpg
     

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