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comment Is it possible to play games that run off of Steam, on a Linux or Unix-based OS (other than Mac OSX)?
Wine doesn't emulate windows. It translates function calls. The performance decrease if existent is really not because of wine itself. Probably the biggest performance problem is running directx-only applications, which means the commands may not perfectly translate to opengl. If the game has an opengl engine, and you try running it with opengl in windows, or under wine on the same computer, you really should be getting the same performance out of it.
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comment Is it possible to play games that run off of Steam, on a Linux or Unix-based OS (other than Mac OSX)?
@gameaddict, the purpose of using Linux for most of us has really more to do with freedom and avoiding cancer by not using microsoft software. So it wouldn't still be "defeating the purpose of using Linux". Back to the issue, wine translates the windows API into POSIX API. That means an extra function call per system function call. That is a negligible overhead to pay. A lot of the graphical stuff happens in the GPU anyway, where wine doesn't interfere, so rendering actually suffers next to nothing.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
Correction: I had the Tear, I hadn't thought about PE.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@travisj, good points. I should probably keep two set of items for the two different play styles.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
FYI, I've made quite big changes and I'm very close to getting a good necklace too for the final gem (If the mystic would please finally give a decent crit damage). I'll write an answer that sums up everything you guys have been saying mixed with my finding. I think the key thing I had been missing was the RoRG, with which now I have a lot of extra bonuses. Though I still can't say I kill like crazy, I've definitely improved (and partly at the cost of dying more often).
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@TravisJ, I agree the 50% reduction is very attractive! But I guess I'd stick with multiplayer.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@TravisJ, Oh by the way, I did look at the top of the leaderboard, but they usually have striped their hero and put the items on other heros. It's quite hard to see what they wore at the time they won the rift.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@travisj, hahaha, nice hack, but I'm sure blizzard would soon fix it. Out of curiosity though, does it work when you are in a party (so your follower is in town)?
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
I hadn't considered Tear and Gogok! I'll definitely try them on.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
That's what makes me doubt there is something else that is not taken into account when calculating Damage, but is important and I'm missing.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@JonathanDrapeau, while I agree that higher CHC and CHD is good, but I have a doubt regarding whether that's the important factor I'm missing. My doubt is because the Damage calculated by the game already takes CHC and CHD into account to give you an average "damage per second" or something like that. If I looked at your profile and saw a similar number for Damage as mine, doesn't that mean "on average" we do the same damage? For example you could have less damage from weapon but more from crits and the average would be the same, no?
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@TravisJ, I do die sometimes with elites. Perhaps I need to ease on defense and get elite damage reduction? Anyway, just last night I learned how to get RoRG, got it and now my set has a considerably higher power (3000% electrical damage on dashing strike to everyone nearby), but I haven't tested it yet. Thanks though, I'll try to look out for and increase those stats.
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comment How do people kill like crazy?
@frank, I see! If you wouldn't mind sharing your build, I would be happy to take a look at it!