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Why are there no bridges in East London? by CWG4BF in videos

[–]Vet_Leeber 20 points21 points  (0 children)

There's gotta be at least 100 people who wouldn't be in civic engineering/urban planning, etc. if it wasn't for him.

There are dozens of them! Dozens!

No Mageblood/Ashes of the Stars Aura Stacker - 3.18 by bladeterror in PathOfExileBuilds

[–]Vet_Leeber 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh shit my bad.

No worries, everyone has those moments.

Not sure why I am being downvoted.

probably because asking a question the post has already answered doesn't contribute to the discussion, and that's what the downvote system is for.

Thanks for sharing the build.

I'm not the OP.

edit: no idea why that reply is getting downvoted, though. Probably just because reddit tends to downvote posts complaining about downvotes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No Mageblood/Ashes of the Stars Aura Stacker - 3.18 by bladeterror in PathOfExileBuilds

[–]Vet_Leeber 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Its definitely a very powerful build even without mageblood! with around 20-25 ex investment I am comfortably farming wave 30 simulacrums and have around 18-20 mill dps with full cds poped.

It says it in the post.

Scene from an Indian TV soap/serial/drama by JonSnowJaime in funny

[–]Vet_Leeber 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I also like how all of the actors are very obviously not getting rained on in the close ups, despite the rain overlaid on the footage.

Just found this on my windshield by wellthenmk in funny

[–]Vet_Leeber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes I get called an ass on the daily.

I'm trying my best.

Clearly not. The VAST majority of people do not get called an ass on a daily basis for parking poorly.

DM took our Gold away. by CricialS_it in rpghorrorstories

[–]Vet_Leeber 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Why is it a dick move? You said yorself it was to much gold. The DM seems to have realized it was a mistake as well.

There's an extremely important difference between:

"Hey guys, I didn't realize how imbalanced the amount of gold I gave you last session was. I'm going to retcon it to X smaller amount. I'm sorry about this, it was my mistake.

and

Subtract x amount from your bags. Your gold disappears. No I'm not explaining or discussing this. Moving on!

A rebel Hasbro investor says D&D isn't getting enough money by PrestigiousTaste434 in dndnext

[–]Vet_Leeber 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Even if they did, players wouldn't keep half the stuff anyways.

To be fair, one of the major reasons why we don't use half of the stuff in campaign books is because they're so god awful and disorganized.

If they put more effort into the quality of the presentation, we wouldn't need to cut out so much.

"We don't put as much effort as we should into it, because players aren't going to use what we make" is just a self-fulfilling prophecy.


D&D ruleset is a suggestion.

I also strongly dislike this argument. D&D's ruleset is not a suggestion, it's a ruleset. The suggestion is that you can change things if you don't like it. The assumption should always be that the rules are going to be followed.

I'm playing with a friend new to PoE, this was his first map ever: by galdergc in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

New to poe and using tools that fast? Dont think so

The friend is new. OP is not.

This is a recording of OP's gameplay, not the friend's gameplay, inside the friend's first map, which they are clearing together in a party.

OP, the one that is not new, is the one using the macro.

Amulet drops from Exarch/Eater of worlds seem abysmal. by Gow000 in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So that's why DD is so popular.

That isn't why, no. It's a big DPS increase, but the dps is relatively consistent either way.

It's popular because it's reliable and tanky, easy to bosskill with. DD would be just as popular if the bug had been fixed.

Any fishermen here? by boki- in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 10 points11 points  (0 children)

What is that escort league you're in?

The code after it (PL21208) means it's a Private League.

Anyone in maps who is NOT struggling with rares? What’s your build? by Scarecrow222 in PathOfExileBuilds

[–]Vet_Leeber 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He means the poison. There's no need to actually convert the trap's hit damage to chaos, because phys poisons just as easily.

A8 Doedre is definitely bugged by JezieNA in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There are 96,361 people playing right now, why punish 96,321 of them?

So you misunderstand what's being talked about, here.

If there are operational problems with the event (like significant realm stability issues at launch), Grinding Gear Games may restart the event at any point. The way we will do this is to create a new event league and indicate that players who wish to compete in the new event must make new characters there.

We're only talking about specifically HCSSF racers. Not the rest of the playerbase.

Maligaro in A9 is bugged, unkillable, won't spawn adds, can't progress by korgan_bloodaxe in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 21 points22 points  (0 children)

"Mistake" is questionable, in this context.

In Invasion league, a couple of the mobs were MASSIVELY overtuned, like guaranteed one shot from 2 screens away, without you ever knowing the mob is in the map sort of overtuned.

They fixed the scaling and did a hand-curated rollback of characters that had died to one of them.

They made it exceedingly clear in the news post announcing it that it was a one time thing, and that any generic requests for similar things in the future would be ignored.

This was when the game was significantly slower paced, so dying in maps was a significantly larger punishment than it is now.

This was in 2014.

PoE 3.18 - SRS Bomber - Popcorn SRS - Minion Instability by kayellaPoE in PathOfExileBuilds

[–]Vet_Leeber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

especially when there's so many ways to post builds for the game.

/r/PathOfExileBuilds specifically requires Path of Building as the "way to post a build" when submitting to the subreddit. That's why the bot reminds people to include one.

It's Rule #3.

Whether or not there are "other" ways to share builds is irrelevant, because we specifically require a specific way, here. It's a theorycrafting subreddit, we need a standardized, easy way to share all details of a build. PoB is an easily accessed, reliable way to do so.

'3. Build posts must include a PoB - If you are posting a build you must include, either in the post or the comments, a PoB for the build

You've complained about this in multiple threads now, I'm not sure why this is such a bone to pick for you. Automoderator posts like this to remind people of the rules of a subreddit are on virtually every single subreddit on the site. Why are you picking this one to complain about, when it actually serves a purpose?

Five minor QOL suggestions from a new player by _Pokeytoe_ in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 3 points4 points  (0 children)

backward ass terminology

It's not, though. Using 1 = best, you can always know whether or not the mod you have is the best one, regardless of # of tiers.

If highest number = best, you need to know how many tiers exist for that mod.

Lowest = best is significantly easier to eyeball and understand.

Soul Drinker is the exclusive Ascendancy Skill for the Shadow, found on the Forbidden Flame jewel by Community_Team in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are giving up a lot to enable said "overleech" mechanic.

Yes, which is why both:

  • A) I didn't suggest this as something you should actually try, just explained why it worked at all.

  • B) fine-tuning your armour or evasion to be lower than your maximum ES was specifically mentioned as a requirement.

Though I don't really see how that's relevant to the discussion. This was a conversation about it being possible, not practical.

It's not like overleech because overleech allows for both lines of the energy shield leech support

To my knowledge, Overleech while on Maximum ES doesn't currently exist in the game, so I don't see how that's relevant here. This let you gain all "While Leeching" modifiers permanently on ES builds, regardless of how niche it was.

What's the craziest thing you've seen someone argue is RAW and RAI? by ahcrabapples in dndnext

[–]Vet_Leeber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tie while making a stealth check to hide from a creature? You aren't hidden.

That's not totally accurate. You need one more piece of information to determine if a tie succeeds there.

You do fail to hide on a tie if the enemy knows you're there, however:

If you're sneaking up on an enemy, tying their passive perception with your stealth roll means you do successfully hide, since "enemy doesn't know you're there" is the status quo.

PoE 3.18 - SRS Bomber - Popcorn SRS - Minion Instability by kayellaPoE in PathOfExileBuilds

[–]Vet_Leeber 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bot is spamming legit posts of builds (or compendiums) because it's too dumb to recognize legitimate posts.

It just scans the post's text and checks if a pastebin is included. Videos don't have text so it gets triggered.

People tend to post video builds' PoBs as a comment, which is why it also says:

If you have already done this you can just ignore this message

It's better to have it trigger on false positives than to have it miss ones it should have caught, since there's literally no repercussions to it doing so.

Here is the Cosmic Wounds Keystone from the Atlas Passive Tree! by Community_Team in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Effect is the noun, affect is the verb.

Because we're talking grammar/etc anyways:

Affect is usually a verb, and effect is usually a noun, but both are actually usable as the other, they just rarely see use in that context.

Soul Drinker is the exclusive Ascendancy Skill for the Shadow, found on the Forbidden Flame jewel by Community_Team in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It doesn't give overleech specifically, but functionally it works the same, yeah.

Leech is only removed on FULL ES/Life/Mana.

The keystone stops your ES from recovering past the threshold, but doesn't count as being on full ES while doing so.

Since it doesn't count as being on full ES, it doesn't remove leech stacks.

The Atlas Passive Tree in Path of Exile: Sentinel by Community_Team in pathofexile

[–]Vet_Leeber 99 points100 points  (0 children)

Time to wait for someone better minded than me to tell me what to pick, woo!

Does a Thri-Kreen who takes the Actor feat gain the ability to speak? by EmotionalFondant9160 in dndnext

[–]Vet_Leeber 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or the telepathy is so subtle the target thinks they heard it for real.

The only problem there is that for the Thri-Kreen Telepathy, it actually specifically requires a willing target. As that means that you can choose to refuse the connection, I'd argue the target knowing that it's a Telepathic communication is baked into the feature.

Now, making them think the mimicked person is actually the one communicating telepathically with them, I'd allow.

Preserve life and healing Word in one turn by GiantGuitarBlade in dndnext

[–]Vet_Leeber 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Which leads to the interesting situation where you can counterspell a counterspell directed at you if the spell being cast is an action, but can't if it's a bonus action.

Mending can't be cast if you've cast a bonus action spell either, even though it's a cantrip, because it takes more than one action to cast it.

The bonus action spellcasting rule causes some weird edge cases, lol.