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  1. On 7/19/2020 at 3:34 PM, krankins said:

    What is all the lingo I need to know for this game? (short terms such as DP which I know is defense power)

    That will be a long list because players abbreviate just about everything. In my experience players generally have no problem with explaining any abbreviation if you ask after they have used one so you eventually learn them over time. Short list of the most common:

    Reflect Beam = RB

    Proton Beam = PB, protons

    Flame Aura = FA

    Lightning Strike Aura = LSA

    Boost Aura = BA

    Ancient Power or Ability Power = AP (depending on context)

    Hero Health = HH

    Petrify = They are referencing the petrify combo which is the use of Earth and Poison type dmg to stun an enemy 

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  2. 4 hours ago, Jaws_420 said:

    Note- Destructive Pylon HS do stack, but on separate def. Once you've gotten your 2nd one from Prime or Mastery, you can swap out the Destruction on the BA, and put this in its place. Combos with the one in the LSA, and jacks the total strength of the build i laid out even more. 

    On testing this I still find it to be untrue, two Dpylons will not stack together. Can you lay out the steps taken in detail and what you see as you do them?

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  3. Well really Im basing it on the Anti Air FA since Dark Emperor/Zombiewookie's build uses something different and what Jantou listed is exactly what is written on Random's sheet. I would credit those two as the originators of the traditional Floor 945+ builds given that they got there first out of the three platforms. Its possible someone stumbled onto the build before then but highly unlikely. Even assuming someone did they had no way to confirm it was good for high floors without being there which is why even I have people already at high floors that have gold and resources test my builds higher up so I dont have to waste time climbing myself. (Of course that is up to them Im not forcing anything on them)

  4. But now I will move to injure you. Are you saying you spent a billion gold to copy Random Persson's build and your not going to give him any credit for that? On top of the fact that he is remaking his spreadsheet so you're copying an old build?

  5. 3 hours ago, jantou24 said:

    but i'm floor 999 on this game so i think that i can give some advises

    Sure Im not saying you cant, but that doesnt make you the all encompassing perfect player. Definitely not the only or the first person to reach floor 999 either. Being at any floor above other players doesnt make you better than other players and those on the PC team that made it to floor 999 know this fact, but I guess you dont since you just tried to use that to make your opinion more valid than another person's opinion. Not only that but you missed a fact twice, Mochan is trying to beat floor 114 and not currently going for beating floor 999. Then you prove that my advice is sound by going to a floor much higher than he/she is at and showing it works (even though others have shown that it does work at something higher than 710) while trying to prove its bad advice.

    Im not trying to injure you or your reputation, Im only stating what I see and giving alternatives, but you saying that is a bit hypocritical since you just did the same thing to me by using your floor accomplishment to try and prove that you are better in some way thinking that I cannot somehow cheese Onslaught the same way you did and abuse the most broken mechanic that is Petrify and do the same thing you did. Just because I choose to not abuse or exploit a broken mechanic doesnt make me a worse player than you, it only means I prefer to achieve something in my own way. 

    I can promise you that Im not a bad player by any standards, the PC team that hit floor 999 knows this as well and they recognize me as one of the best players of the game. I would imagine that you just dont know me as well as they do since I talk with them all the time and I hardly, if ever, converse with you or your team. 

  6. I was merely pointing out the fact that when you said "a player must have it" was overstating it since it isn't required by any means. Then you turned into into a point that you needed it for floor much higher than most will travel and I used data to show that a majority of players wont reach that floor. Now you backpedaled to saying it was about tips for floor 114.

    Playertt said it most accurately that using it does make it easier to deal with them and I agree, but a correctly fit FA and Fissure can combo into a powerful setup that will destroy Frost enemies with impunity because they are making use of double dmg on top of anti mods and you can go with double destro or triple anti depending on what you are able to get your hands on and they are both highly effective. Realistically I am also giving tips for Mochan to use at a floor that most people will beat eventually through their play because its such a low floor.

  7. Considering that most (in this case above 95%) people wont go above floor 500-600, I doubt that you need to do much of what people say are required. If you are planning to go above that there is a great chance that you will give up before then or never make it so you are fighting the odds anyways. This of course is hard to back up without the leaderboards being alive, rip them during CG's office remodel, but if they were you could see that in the top 100 (PC) the bottom is in the early 500's and those 100 players arent all active players anymore.

    Yea maybe it wont work at the extreme floors, Im not wasting my time finding out, but a majority of players you talk to wont even see those floor anyways so its not really worth to theorize what would or wouldnt be good at those floors. Tbh the only reason Im at floor 420 (other than a pun) is because I wanted to prove you could get far without meta anything and that there are other ways to play, which included Overcapping rate and Tenacity.

  8. 9 hours ago, jantou24 said:

    versus frost orc you have no choice : you MUST use double def rate with your flame aura or your embourmont  fissure, double def rate

    I use both FA and Fissure with only a 10 rate mod at c8 and I got to floor 420 without much issue, I think saying its mandatory is overstating a little.


    3 hours ago, Jaws_420 said:

    Is the same true for cursikazi lanes to overclock?

    For Cursikaze you need Tenacity at 100% to protect you

  9. And this is why I said this was the wrong way to do it. So much of the responses are negative with little to no positivity. People respond negatively to negativity, as we have seen, and the Devs are people too so why would this persuade them to listen and want to come back to DD2 and give you anything?

    Considering it is doubtful this will turn constructive, I recommend you remove this thread so it doesnt get more negative.

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  10. 5 hours ago, playertt said:

    Op says without BA only thing i see from picture is he probably using destructive pylon in LA  / also ive seen this alot when ive joined others then when replay another match their stats would return to normal / even with max ascension 64 million  i don't believe is possible

    Even Dpylon isnt around, you would see the purple half sphere at the defenses feet

    1 hour ago, Mochan555 said:

    Maybe it's photoshopped.

    Doubtful, this is a known issue thats been around a while and gets pointed out in the discord all the time :) Even under normal circumstances the players who dont place the defenses sees a slightly lower then actual dps. So if I place a Flame Aura you will see 2.8m dps but it actually is 3.41m just because you arent the one that placed it.

  11. 30 minutes ago, Mochan555 said:

    How many Ascension Levels do you two have anyway? Can you hit 32M FA with 999 points in Flame Aura?

    Nope, a reasonably fit FA will peak out around 12m dps with a BA and Dpylon not counting anti mods. If you count anti mods then it can easily hit that but it wont show on tool tip. Also if you heavily boost FA with many things then it can hit above 100m dps but you would notice that going on 

  12. Well Im sorry but looking at steam charts none of it is corroborating your numbers. Over the past few months I have been watching these charts nearly daily to see how DD2 is doing against DDA to see when the player count declines and it doesnt even flinch when DDA gets a patch. I've also included DD1 in the chart comparison I watch because reasons.

    On 4/14/2020 at 10:42 PM, THerris said:

    and then 2 days ago the game decided i dont get to play any more. increasingly bad lag spikes, rising ping, its taking me literally 13 seconds to press G, the game is teleporting me to 19 seperate places on the map when i tap the W key.

    this issue is 10000000000% with the games code/servers and id LOVE to know an ETA on it being fixed

    This does not sound like a server or game code issue, this sounds perfectly like an internet issue. Which could come down to an issue along the path your data takes to get to the server having a problem and is not fixable by Chromatic because they wouldn't own the line or nodes between you and them.

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  13. On Tuesday PC had 1100+ players at peak, so Idk where you are getting your stats but I would check them again. The game has hovered these kind of numbers for the past few years so not dead. Also every 6 months or so the "Game is dead" threads pop up and they are never true.

    During peak times the servers do struggle we have seen it a lot and during low times the server has zero issues which we have also seen a bunch. 

    They are prioritizing DDA but that is because they are trying to make the game succeed and doing it remotely due to covid but that doesnt mean they have given up all hope for DD2, they are still planning on supporting it, they just need to get DDA on its feet first.

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  14. It is possible that your minimum ascension will go up from your current ascension if you climb high enough. Though I would recommend going above floor 100 at a minimum since that is easily attained before ever doing resets and will get you above 1k ascension. Go further if possible, every bit helps.

  15. The floors and ascension level you have determine your minimum ascension and increased talent caps.

    Minimum Ascension = ((Highest Floor - 30) x 4.16 + (Highest Ascension level / 50)) x 3

    Increased Talent cap = (Highest floor - 30) x 4.16 + (Highest ascension level / 50)

    You only ever gain 1 Ancient Power point per reset

  16. I know lots and lots of people who are in the same boat as you, it does suck quite a bit.

    They did say a while back when DDA was just put up on Kickstarter that after they successfully deployed the game they would look into the possibility of cross saves for DD2 but added that they give no promises on whether or not it could be done. Probably because they would get a better understanding of how it is coded with DDA that it might be possible to copy most of that work into DD2's code for the same system.

    Just keeping fingers crossed.

  17. Its called Drakenlord's Soul and it drops from the map Drakenfrost Keep in a rotation with three other mods that change each week. To be honest its more visually cool than a good mod. In the very short range it has it slows enemies and after a few seconds freezes them for a few seconds but if you havent killed them in the few seconds it takes to freeze them then you have other issues that need attention. In my opinion it is better to have a damage mod instead or another mod that has better utility.

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  18. 11 hours ago, Jaws_420 said:

    Anit mele + ranged? 

    Shards - Combine w/ gilded DS or VS? Then destr and rate?

    Anti Range, Anti Support and Controller with Deadly Destro and Rate shards. Mine currently has Gilded shards, max asc and a 0/5 c8 relic. Tier 1 with no boosts it sits at 5.14m dps tooltip, fully boosted it jumps to 10.3m and with anti mods applied it has 12.75m/25.6m dps (4.25m/8.53m dps for each bolt fired) against fliers respectively. Upgrading the relic to max will most likely push that boosted dps over 30m which is about 10m dps per bolt it fires.

    All in all the SGT is an absolute monster if you want it to be but like Xiao Xin said, most player skip dmg and go for a petrify combo which does work but for the same cost I can double the dps numbers above resulting in even more terror to fliers.

    I also understand that mine are being pushed to their limits and most players wont see those kinds of numbers even if it is just a one amp SGT build.

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