Thank you Brad for Elective mode tip in Quicklook!

#1 Posted by Deadmeat (94 posts) -

Just like to publicly thank Brad for talking about this in the quicklook. I honestly just was watching it for his funny reactions to shit going crazy and sorta half paying attention until I was like WTF?!?!

If anyone doesn't know you can check a box named elective mode and it totally can change what abilities you choose. Just do a search on diablo 3 and that term, I'm sure people have mentioned it elsewhere. Basically you can are no longer limited to 1 skill per "group", but still the same amount of overall usable skills.

For those who are going to be like... DUDE WTF YOU ARE A NEWB!! Ok thanks... but seriously no tooltip or anything popped up telling me about that, how would you know if you didn't read online or someone told you (both of which didn't happen till Brad).

BTW I was freaking level 27 when I found out about this, and my skill bar totally changed!

#2 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4845 posts) -

Is this a new meme?

#3 Posted by JCGamer (666 posts) -

Yea, I saw the beginning of that video today and had no idea that was in the game.

#4 Posted by Spoonman671 (4744 posts) -

Can somebody explain to me why elective mode is an option?  Why wouldn't you want to use any of your available skills at the same time?

#5 Posted by bemusedchunk (708 posts) -

Elective mode doesn't lock you into one of each category. So if you want to use 4 secondary skills, you can.

#6 Posted by Shoobs (29 posts) -

I *think* the reason for elective mode is for those new to the whole concept of skills etc and as such it doesn't allow you to completely mess up your build by having 6 defensive skills for example. Granted this problem is very unlikely to happen to anyone and the ability to change skills at any time kind of reduces the need for such a simple solution, but there you have it. Shame its buried in menus along with advanced tooltips.

#7 Posted by Wondeboy (38 posts) -

Ditto. Hadn't noticed this till the quick look, and it's a complete game changer

#8 Posted by JoeyRavn (5002 posts) -

@Shoobs said:

I *think* the reason for elective mode is for those new to the whole concept of skills etc and as such it doesn't allow you to completely mess up your build by having 6 defensive skills for example. Granted this problem is very unlikely to happen to anyone and the ability to change skills at any time kind of reduces the need for such a simple solution, but there you have it. Shame its buried in menus along with advanced tooltips.

Yeah, they sould tell you upfront where you want it or not the first time you boot the game. A shitload of games have a "newbie-friendly" mode that you activate or desactivate without much hassle. I don't really understand why would Blizzard think it was a good idea to keep it so hidden.

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