- Aug 23, 2005
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community buff ended. i think i can log in and play the ptr liao rofl
They prefer PoE loh, saying it's more like D2 than D3 is. Got trading and every single item got value and infinite builds. With PoE, they wun play D3. They feel D3 launch is a big betrayal and disappointment and they didn't play DH but other classes during launch so they feel very underpowered especially at Inferno level.
Point mainly is they are still stuck in D2 gamestyle whereas Diablo franchise has moved on already to what it is now which isn't what they want.
I see them discuss like this item can sell how many orbs etc like quite bo liao lah cos I dunno what they aiming in the game also. In D3, got GR leaderboard to play as end game but they only focus on talking about how valuable an item is how they scam ppl or tio scammed. And in the grand scheme of things, PoE can be p2w so the items they have can prolly be outclassed easily by ppl willing to spend $$.
Even at times, they say they spend hours just look at Trade chat just to find cheap deals to whack. I dun see how this is playing the game though cos it's better to farm your own items and be proud of it.
Thing about d3 is that u are forced into one or two builds to be viable late game. U don't have a choice on how to gear your character despite what those idiots on the forum say about u not needing to go for efficiency and play the way it is. U can say that poe has cookie cutter builds but u are not forced into playing them and the difference between viable builds is not big.
D3 is focusing in farming gears which some people think it's repetitive and boring.
While POE is focusing in the journey of understanding their skills and items which some people think it's punishable and difficult (more homework)
Personally, I don't see a big problem with one or two builds per class. Note that the devs are introducing more sets to make more skills/builds viable with each patch.
I played ww barb this season, took me 200 hours to gear up for gr 55 and actually have quite a bit of fun gearing. Within each main build, there are also variants too. I do not use the same gear for gr 55 vs gr 40+ speed runs vs T6 farm.
Then there are other classes like UE & Nat DH, Tal Wiz, DS Monk, SB Sader which I believe have their own sub-variants depending on difficulties. Recently, I play coldplosion monk with friends and it's really fun to be their support as we can synergize really well to speed run low 40+.
Point is when I really finished gearing or playing a class (like my barb), it's almost end of season and I am looking forward to play another class (likely Tal Wiz) next season. Others might play other classes when completed a certain class set and completing say gr 50 but there are always something to play and gear towards to within a season window.
At the rate that Devs are introducing new sets, I doubt I can fully cover them too. Not a touch and go person as I rather play in-depth and be proud of my own gears rather than trade or upsell and let market forces determine if I get them.
Look at the current situation in seasons now. Hardly anyone online because most had more or less got sick with the lack of diversity.