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Crushinator
post Aug 18 2010, 03:41 PM
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I was suprised we don't have a thread for this yet, but I guess since blizzard is so stingy with the news its not unexpected.

Anyways, straight outta GamesCom we have details on the crafting system!



Looks fast, slick, and unobtrusive. I love how you can break down the "big loot" into crafting shit so you don't have to TP to town constantly to sell big things like armor.

Update with some details on the caravan:

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Diablo III Caravan FAQ
Q: What is the caravan?
A: The caravan is a persistent group that follows the heroes across Sanctuary, providing a centralized hub for players to find quest givers, crafters, and other important NPCs. As your character moves through the world so too will your loyal band, setting up in specific locations to remain close by should you need them.

Q: Who are the artisans?
A: In order to access the professions in Diablo III, you’ll need to gain the loyalty of various artisans through your travels in Sanctuary. The blacksmith, mystic, and jeweler will each provide unique services over the course of the game.

Q: What do the artisans offer?
A: Skilling up your artisans will unlock unique recipes, granting your character access to benefits that may not be found anywhere else in the world. The blacksmith crafts weapons and armor, and can add sockets to some items. The mystic creates scrolls, potions, magical weapons, spell runes, and charms, and can also enchant items. The jeweler crafts gems , amulets, and rings. The jeweler can also remove gems from socketed items and can combine gems to improve their quality.

Q: How do I find the artisans?
A: Finding the artisans will be part of the main quest. Each artisan has been fleshed out to include their own story and quest line.

Q: How do I use the artisans?
A: You’ll collect loot as a reward for slaughtering the forces of the Burning Hells. Unwanted items can be salvaged in your inventory, converting these goods into raw crafting materials—higher-level items are salvaged into higher-level materials. You’ll then take those raw materials and hand them over to the artisans, putting them to work crafting or enchanting for you. Upon returning to the caravan after a lengthy foray, you may also find that the artisans have been hard at work plying their trade for your benefit.

Q: How do I salvage my items?
A: Players will find an item while progressing through the main quest that will allow them to convert unwanted gear into crafting materials from the inventory. This item will not take up any inventory space. This should be a more satisfying option for offloading unwanted loot than the alternative—dropping things on the ground or making frequent trips to a vendor.

Q: Why are you including crafting professions in an action game?
A: Professions add depth to the item collection gameplay that drives the action of Diablo III. We want to provide players with an alternative way to acquire gear, potions, and other randomly found items. We also want to provide additional forms of customization for players—adding jewels, enchants, or sockets to existing gear allows players to further tailor their characters. Many rare crafting recipes and materials are only found as world drops, enhancing the item acquisition process by increasing the diversity of items dropped by monsters.


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post Mar 15 2012, 06:44 PM
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Wehlp, guess it's about time I invest in a serious gaming Laptop. Suggestions?


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post Mar 20 2012, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Mar 15 2012, 05:44 PM) *
Wehlp, guess it's about time I invest in a serious gaming Laptop. Suggestions?


Yay, new computer hardware!

For a windows gaming Laptop, my first choice is usually Asus ROG. For some reason these are a little hard to track down now, but i'd suggest the 15" G53JW or G53SX. The SX has a beefier graphics card in the GTX 560M, but they're both good.

http://rog.asus.com/notebook/15-inch/g53jw/

http://rog.asus.com/notebook/15-inch/g53sx/

Alienware has actually scaled back the garish case designs on their laptops, and the M11x is an 11" netbook-sized gaming system. If you want ultra-portability there isn't a better choice, but your overall performance will not be as good as with a full sized system. I'd recommend the M14x as the best balance between size (14.1") and power. Make sure to opt for the 1600x900 screen upgrade.

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x-r3/pd.aspx

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-M14x/pd.aspx

I've never dealt with iBuyPower, but i have used the same hardware they build their systems with, and its solid. They're definitely one of the cheaper options, and I've heard positive things about their customer service. The Battalion 101 CZ-12 -- and the default configuration includes an i7 and 540m graphics card, at $1149, easily the lower price around.

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Battalion_1...2_Gaming_Laptop

If you want to cross over to Mac, I'd suggest the 15" Macbook Pro. Its actually going to offer the weakest graphics card option of any of these choices, but I am a HUGE fan of the hardware design and tactile feel of Macs. You're limited to two options for graphics, AMD 6750m 512mb or the AMD 6770m 1GB, and you pay quite the fee to jump to the higher one. One thing to keep in mind is that if you DO go Mac, hold off till they announce the new designs for MacBooks (this april?) and the prices of the current models will drop quite a bit, so you can probably snag one for a (comparative) song.

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD318LL/A?

http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD322LL/A?

Some general tips as far as customizing goes:
  • i5 CPUs are good, i7 is even better if its in your budget. Don't get an i3 on a gaming system or you will be sad.
  • Opt for 8GB of ram if possible.
  • For your OS, don't splash for Win7 Ultimate, not worth the perks if your'e just gaming. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit is the best choice.
  • Given the choice for a higher res screen, take it.
  • Don't get a blu-ray drive on the computer, just use an HD streaming service like Netflix or Hulu (or download HD-rips of your movies pirate.gif ).
  • Hard drive size is probably not a concern, but don't go lower than 500 GB, and if given the option get a 7200rpm drive to decrease load times.
  • I know that 17"+ screens look badass, but for practical purposes they kill portability and battery life. Thats why all my recommendations have been 14-16".
These suggestions are for powerful but moderately priced ($1100-$1800) specs, if you wanna ball ridiculous you can go crazy and easily spend over $3k to get the best of the best, but you'll see diminishing returns.


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Crushinator   Diablo III   Aug 18 2010, 03:41 PM
Scan_Man   Its that polished UI I have come to expect from Bl...   Aug 18 2010, 09:24 PM
Crushinator   Final class revealed, DEMON HUNTER! http://us.bli...   Oct 22 2010, 01:35 PM
Crushinator   http://www.giantbomb.com/news/diablo-iii-b...d-upd...   May 10 2011, 01:25 PM
Knightsword   Watch they pull a star craft and only release a 3r...   May 10 2011, 05:22 PM
Crushinator   If that leaked Blizzard doc is true they already h...   May 10 2011, 08:32 PM
Crushinator   Updated details on the Runstone system for modifyi...   May 30 2011, 04:24 PM
Crushinator   http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/06/22/...iplay...   Jul 27 2011, 03:43 PM
Scan_Man   http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2397-D...Real-...   Aug 1 2011, 02:27 AM
Knightsword   Blizzard is also requiring an alway on internet co...   Aug 1 2011, 08:26 AM
HC82   This is what I am thinking... I buy a Robe of Ep...   Aug 2 2011, 10:08 AM
Scan_Man   "The beta test approaches! We’ve just updated our ...   Aug 3 2011, 06:52 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, this RM AH thing basically turns every Diabl...   Aug 4 2011, 01:59 PM
Knightsword   I got invited to the beta yesterday and spent enou...   Nov 15 2011, 10:54 AM
Scan_Man   I did the free copy thing since I play WoW and don...   Nov 15 2011, 08:36 PM
Crushinator   RE: Diablo III   Dec 12 2011, 11:44 PM
Scan_Man   I've played a ton of beta. The game is polish as h...   Dec 13 2011, 12:15 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Dec 13 2011, 11:15 AM) I...   Dec 15 2011, 09:39 AM
Scan_Man   I meant polished. A simple mistake, but should be ...   Dec 15 2011, 02:30 PM
Crushinator   May 15th. MAY FUCKING FIFTEENTH. SAVE THE DATE! ...   Mar 15 2012, 09:13 AM
HC82   Game over, bros! Time to play some decent action r...   Mar 15 2012, 12:13 PM
Scan_Man   Finally! Been going crazy for this game. I have ov...   Mar 15 2012, 03:51 PM
AC9breaker   Wehlp, guess it's about time I invest in a seriou...   Mar 15 2012, 06:44 PM
Crushinator   QUOTE(AC9breaker @ Mar 15 2012, 05:44 PM)...   Mar 20 2012, 09:59 AM
Henge   Really looking forward to this. Just one month awa...   Apr 16 2012, 10:43 AM
Crushinator   For anyone who didn't get an invite, they are open...   Apr 20 2012, 11:16 AM
Crushinator   Diablo 3 TV Spot: SO CLOSE!   Apr 29 2012, 08:59 PM
Scan_Man   I'm doing a release party and marathon livestreame...   Apr 30 2012, 07:30 PM
Crushinator   I'll be doing a straight-run through normal too, a...   May 1 2012, 09:00 PM
Scan_Man   I'm doing wizard since I put a ton of time researc...   May 1 2012, 09:04 PM
Crushinator   Yeah, wizard is definitely my 2nd choice for chara...   May 1 2012, 10:49 PM
Wiryu   thinking of starting out ranger style.   May 2 2012, 08:06 AM
Crushinator   Launch day guide is up at Blizzard's site: http:/...   May 7 2012, 12:27 PM
Crushinator   Some of the achievements in the game, from the str...   May 8 2012, 11:18 AM
Crushinator   Pretty badass animated short showing the original ...   May 8 2012, 11:22 PM
Scan_Man   So Diablo has been killed on Inferno. Very disappo...   May 19 2012, 02:34 PM
Crushinator   So you wanted to beat normal in 7 hours, but you'r...   May 21 2012, 10:59 AM
Knightsword   Uh-oh QUOTEhttp://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/...   May 21 2012, 04:05 PM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Crushinator @ May 21 2012, 10:59 AM...   May 21 2012, 05:59 PM
Crushinator   So will YOU also be taking this "path of least res...   May 22 2012, 05:12 PM
Scan_Man   Your "vibes" are incorrect. I am not talking about...   May 23 2012, 02:21 PM
tanshin   tl;dr So how does everyone like the game?   May 23 2012, 05:54 PM
Scan_Man   I think the game is great. My only complaint durin...   May 23 2012, 07:19 PM
Crushinator   So now that a few of us are actually in inferno, h...   May 31 2012, 10:15 AM
Scan_Man   So what do I think about Inferno so far? First o...   May 31 2012, 07:03 PM
HC82   Inferno mode is me screaming like a little boy, ru...   Jun 1 2012, 09:15 AM
Crushinator   I JUST WANNA KNOW WHERE DA GULD AT! Thanks to HC,...   Jun 1 2012, 01:27 PM
Scan_Man   Ok just beat Belial on Inferno. Holy shit! Now thi...   Jun 3 2012, 04:46 PM
Oddies da Nerfed   QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Jun 3 2012, 04:46 PM) .....   Jun 4 2012, 07:45 AM
Scan_Man   QUOTE(Oddies da Nerfed @ Jun 4 2012, 07:4...   Jun 4 2012, 11:28 AM
Scan_Man   Two things. I cleared Inferno (solo). I wanted t...   Jun 19 2012, 11:04 AM
HC82   Some major Diablo III 1.0.4 changes. Paragon syst...   Aug 20 2012, 11:05 AM
Crushinator   I've been following the character updates on the 1...   Aug 20 2012, 11:45 AM
Scan_Man   The paragon levels thing is actually something Kri...   Aug 20 2012, 01:07 PM
Crushinator   How many items have you actually sold for real mon...   Aug 20 2012, 01:21 PM
Scan_Man   I've made over $150. Enough to pay for a couple ne...   Aug 20 2012, 04:04 PM
Crushinator   So I played a little yesterday, got halfway throug...   Aug 22 2012, 04:58 PM
Scan_Man   It's the Auction House. Items drops do not feel me...   Aug 22 2012, 09:26 PM
Crushinator   Expansion pack was announced officially today (aft...   Aug 21 2013, 12:24 PM


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