Diablo 3: Re-Designed Mauraders Set Bonuses

Just so the patch notes for the upcoming 2.1.2 PTR and one of the key changes for Demon Hunters using the M6 (Mauraders set) is the way Sentries will work. I will go over the key points and some possible implications in this blog.

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Diablo 3: Ancient Items or No Ancient Items?

A controversial feature in the upcoming 2.1.2 patch is Ancient Items. Ancient Items provide approximately 30% improved stats. Currently, it’s not known which items will be seen as having the Ancient Item status outside of weapons. In addition, Ancient Items will have a very low drop rate (roughly 5-10% of legendary items dropped will have the Ancient Item affix). What does this imply going forward?

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World of Warcraft: Hitting Level 100 and Warlords of Draenor Impressions

Probably, one of the most eagerly anticipated expansions, Warlords of Draenor, to come down the pipeline erupted to a pretty abysmal launch this past week. Since launch, the game has been plagued of numerous bugs, outages, horrendous lag, server capacity issues and DDoS assaults that has the World of Warcraft community up in arms. For myself the experience has been somewhat frustrating but not from queue issues. I want to talk about my feelings thus far from what I’ve seen.

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Diablo 3: Patch 2.1.2 Coming Up

One of the talks I was looking forward to the most at BlizzCon 2014 was the preview of the upcoming patch 2.1.2 changes. On Thursday night, I had the chance to meet with the Diablo 3 team, but I purposefully avoided asking anything about future content patches as I figured everything would be addressed here (or most of what’s been done). This blog will try to highlight some of the major things to look forward to as well as talking about my own experience with the demo machines they setup at the convention.

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Blizzcon 2014 in Review

This year was my first Blizzcon. I had no expectations going in outside of what I saw the previous year through the Virtual Ticket. Last year’s Virtual Ticket did teach me one thing: I had to go. I had to attend so that I could become part of this community that I’ve always been a part of at home but never fully experiencing. So this blog post will entail my personal journey.

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Diablo 3: CarnEvil/Pet Doctor Build

Recently, I leveled up a second Witch Doctor with the intent of providing her with all my spare gear that my original Witch Doctor had obtained. My goal for my second Witch Doctor was to act as a bank alt but also to experiment with other gear builds beyond the high end Jade Harvester build. This blog talks about my experience so far with the Pet Doctor build that I’ve been working on.

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“Do You Believe in Destiny?”

This was a bizarre question that this one Japanese lady asked me when I was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Roppongi/Tokyo my first time. I believe it was the winter of 1999, early December and it was my first major vacation away from the US. I stayed at a backpacker’s lodge called the New Koyo Inn in a spot in Minowa, experiencing the adventure of Tokyo life (and hardships). I can’t remember how or why I was in Roppongi that night nor how I even managed to discover the Hard Rock Cafe there since I wasn’t really into site seeing at that point in time. Later, the Hard Rock Cafe in Roppongi would eventually become a spot I’d frequent for dinner and the occasional drink whenever I was feeling lonely.

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Finished A Dance With Dragons

After getting hooked on the TV series Game of Thrones, I decided to supplement my watching material as well as my own writing through picking up George RR Martin’s novels. Part of the decision was to get a better view of his world and delve into the details that the TV show might be missing. Another part was to get ahead in some ways and find out the aspects of the TV show that critics who are huge book fans decry constantly. And the last part was to enter into the verbal world because I, too, am working on my own fantasy novel and, as my writing instructors at UCI once said, “Read while you write.”

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Diablo 3: Patch 2.1.1 High End Build Comparisons

This post might seem really late in the game considering that patch 2.1.1 has been out for some time now. However, one of the things I’ve managed to accomplish is gear and try out all the popular high end builds as best as I could and try a few different play styles. Yes, this does mean I have legitimately leveled 8 characters to level 70 and 7 of them are reasonably geared for this write up.

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Megan is Missing Review

Some sadistic jerk in from one of the Twitch streams I subscribe to made a suggestion to check out Megan Is Missing because the streamer enjoys “fuck up things.” Since I haven’t seen a movie in a while (at least a non-repeat), I decided to hang out and give this thing a try. If you don’t want to take a bazooka and blow your head off after seeing this piece of shit, then you must be far more fucked up than everyone involved in this production and the real events.

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