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I'm at 28k on my Wizard, just been farming Act 1 though. I have two attack speed increase rings, but I've heard that those are artificial damage increases and they don't actually do anything?

It depends on your spells that you use. If you use say.. incinerate or hydra or even blizzard it wont matter too much but if you use your signature spells or arcane orb you will cast it significantly faster of course you have to spec for it as if you cast too "fast" you will eat up your arcane (mana) power. If you use a 2hander the ias will help a little. Check out the speeds on the weapon if you have something like 1.00 or 1.10 you need to upgrade to something like 1.40-1.50+ to have faster cast rate, but again it depends on playstyle if you want to cast really fast or slower but higher damage. IAS calculates the faster cast rate already but see if you're always running out of mana theres no use because its not continuous. So balance out high int with ias according to your skills/weapon (2h/1h) thumb.gif

Update: "scheduled" maintenance extended for 1 more hr.
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PFFFT maybe I just suck idk, but it doesn't seem to matter much what I do after Act - 1 I just get pwnt. anyway the game is already boring to me so not much point in trying to figure it out. Atleast im pre-loading max payne 3 on steam right now thumb.gif
also I built a nice 1200+ dollar gaming computer to play D3 and wow are the graphics lame compared to anything else. no one flame me for my opinion please....

I am not going to flame you, but I do have one question. Why would you buy a high end gaming machine to play Diablo? It is like building a new computer to play WoW. Blizzard has NEVER, EVER been known to push high end graphics. They want as many people to play the game as possible while enjoying as consistent an experience as possible. This is also why there is no multiple display support and the graphics are mediocre at best for a PC game. Like Valve, they are not know for pushing graphical innovation.
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I am not going to flame you, but I do have one question. Why would you buy a high end gaming machine to play Diablo? It is like building a new computer to play WoW. Blizzard has NEVER, EVER been known to push high end graphics. They want as many people to play the game as possible while enjoying as consistent an experience as possible. This is also why there is no multiple display support and the graphics are mediocre at best for a PC game. Like steam, they are not know for pushing graphical innovation.

let me clarify, I did not have a nice gaming pc at all, and I wasn't going to build a piece of crap. So I guess I could have made a computer for $500 that will play this game since the graphics blow.
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let me clarify, I did not have a nice gaming pc at all, and I wasn't going to build a piece of crap. So I guess I could have made a computer for $500 that will play this game since the graphics blow.

OK that makes a lot more sense than building a $1.2K computer to play Diablo 3. biggrin.gif

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It is funny that you say the graphics blow. My coworker who only plays on consoles had commented that D3 looked "so pretty."
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We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT to launch patch 1.0.2a. We anticipate that maintenance will conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. PDT.
looks like they pushed it back another hour. the game says 1:00pm pdt now. damn. they do this to me every time on my lunch break. mad.gif
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lolz yea. I mean I'm sure I could play d3 on the machine that I run my linux file server off of. i3 nvidia gt 430 probably on max too but when I go. I go big thumb.gif
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Saw this from d3 forum:
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Diablo III Patch 1.0.2a – v.1.0.2.9858

General
Tooltips for the following class abilities have been updated to reflect changes made in patch 1.0.2 and previous hotfixes:
Demon Hunter

Smoke Screen (Skill Rune – Lingering Fog)

Monk
Fists of Thunder (Skill Rune – Quickening)
Mantra of Healing (Skill Rune – Boon of Inspiration)

Wizard
Energy Armor (Skill Rune – Force Armor)

Nigel Cutthroat has recently fallen on hard times and will now drop lower quality items when slain

Gold and quest experience rewards for replaying "Heart of Sin: Get the Soul of Azmodan" have been reduced

Gold and quest experience rewards for replaying "Heart of Sin: Go to the Keep" have been removed

Auction House
The maximum duration for posted auctions has been reduced from 48 hours to 36 hours

Also athene got hacked lol well not hacked, he was casting and he "pasted" his password... not sure if blizzard will restore that one, for those who dont know hes the sponsored gamer who downed diablo inferno first on US severs I think, but i think its just funny/stupid lol
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It's interesting how this post was created in 2008 and the game was actually released this year xD
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PFFFT maybe I just suck idk, but it doesn't seem to matter much what I do after Act - 1 I just get pwnt. anyway the game is already boring to me so not much point in trying to figure it out. Atleast im pre-loading max payne 3 on steam right now thumb.gif
also I built a nice 1200+ dollar gaming computer to play D3 and wow are the graphics lame compared to anything else. no one flame me for my opinion please....

I haven't played the wizard yet, does it have many controlling abilities or is it more of a damage skills class? though I see the Witch being called the worst class a lot, I really feel in control of fights with it, if my enemies aren't slowed, they're walled off, or running in fear, or turned to harmless chickens or if all those fail I play the get out of jail free card (spirit walk) tongue.gif

Yea, if my current rig spontaneously explodes i'd be happy with something like a SB i3 and a GTX 460 setup for under $550, pretty sure those would max it at 1080p. tongue.gif
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Does the Monk attack with his Main Hand weapon first and then the Off Hand second?

Among all his primary attacks, which do you guys consider the best?
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