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jakob187

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I was just thinking about Ryan the other day. There's a guy I know that reminds me a lot of him in terms of mannerisms and speech pattern, and it just made me chuckle.

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Fuck Ryan Davis.

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So happy about Hellfire getting included in this package! WHOO HOO!

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I've been watching people play it up at my LGS while I'm playing Commander. I have things I like and dislike about it. My biggest concern is with the competitive play. I just don't know how well a game like this can work in competitive formatting.

I'm going to buy a deck or two this week, as the owner of our LGS has already informed me that he'll have stuff in stock this week, and that he'll probably slip me a little Black Friday discount on some stuff.

Meanwhile, I'll just keep working on my Ayli commander deck and building Mono-Blue Tempo for Standard...unless I can find all the pieces for Abzan Discovery on the cheaps.

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FASA, Ensemble, Lionhead...all worked on fairly complex games, and all were closed. Bungie decided to leave the MS grip...FOR ACTIVISION. Minecraft's popularity has waned pretty heavily since MS bought Mojang (that could also be due to the popularity of Fortnite). Twisted Pixel bounced from MS money. Rare has been used and abused so much, and Sea of Thieves just isn't great.

This is a scary thing to see. Hopefully it ends up doing well, but I feel like we'll hear about the end of inXile in about three years, with Obsidian taking probably six years.

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@sweep: Grinding in Destiny 2 is most likely the best option, given how much it takes to even get Masterworks weapons into your inventory so you can break them into cores and make good weapons Masterworks instead.

The grind is decently real.

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@mezza: Did you forget about CM wizards, who were literally the thing to play in vanilla D3? CM build was the first massive nerf to a class that had to happen in Diablo 3. They used to MP10 without any form of issue, while other classes had to struggle with that shit for a long time. Even if you didn't go CM build, you could go Archon build and still wreck. They've also remaining one of the (if not THE) tankiest classes in the game...and they are WIZARDS. It wasn't until Crusaders finally got LoN builds that we saw a character as tanky with any kind of similar damage that someone else could claim that level of tankiness.

Wizards have always had some level of spotlight in the top tier. They've never hurt in the same way that other classes have.

Also, while Monks may have great single target DPS, that doesn't mean that they have the best ways to get through a massively high-level Grift in any significant level of time. As I'm writing this, consider that Wizards are maxed at Grift 110, while Monks have cleared a 104. That's six extra levels, which is an exponentially MASSIVE gap at that level. The only class coming up on them now is a Witch Doctor, which is 107...and that's solely because someone unlocked the puzzle of an LoN build for them.

Here's to hoping that things will change when Necros come out...but I feel like they will just be busted as hell and the other classes will be sorely lacking.

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As a kid who grew up in the '90s that listened to grunge and alternative rock, Soundgarden and Tool were my two introductions into the world of progressive music. Soundgarden's "Rhinosaur" is still the best song they ever wrote, as far as I'm concerned, and thinking of a world where Chris' voice isn't ringing out anymore with new melodies is a goddamn shame.

With that said, I've lost one of my musical influences and a good personal friend whose funeral is tomorrow in one week, so I think I'm going to be pretty shut down this weekend as a whole. Man, what a fucking week.

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@mezza said:

@jakob187: To be fair Wizards were low tier for the longest time, and used to think the same thing about Demon Hunters/Barbarians. Not that I'm defending theor balance, I'm a DH player here, but I know my friends struggle who is a wizard player for the first couple years of RoS all too well.

Wizards have been the top class for five of ten seasons. Crusaders had their time in the sun with the Thorns build, and Barbs or Monks competed for top spot before then.

I would hardly say that Wizards were a low tier class for the longest time.

Barbarians are barely hitting 91 worldwide right now, and Wizards are busting past 105. It's a night and day difference. The affix being added to Manald Heal is ridiculous.

Wizards, Witch Doctors, and Crusaders get buffed to no end, while DH/Monk/Barbarian are expected to go zDPS or just deal with being so low tier that it's barely worth competing. It's annoying.

At least Barbs get the pleasure of knowing that Wastes and Earth set are their two best now...I guess. Being a whirly Barb HAS been fun.

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The D3 endgame is simple:

  • Hit level 70
  • Run rifts to get keystones
  • Run bounties to get mats
  • Run Greater Rifts
  • Get gear to make yourself stronger
  • Run higher Greater Rifts
  • Repeat all that shit infinitely

You have to care about leaderboards and forward progression in order to enjoy the D3 endgame. Unfortunately, that also typically means you have to play Wizard because they won't ever nerf them.

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You had me at "Black Panther." Yes yes yes and more yes.

Unfortunately, there's no Akuma, so we know the list isn't legit. Who the fuck is Wong gonna play, after all?