Nerf Thread on General

You really like to cherry pick words right? How about this: You don’t have access to all the relevant data for analysis. Therefore your analysis is garbage.

Here is your own quote. Maybe shut the f up now?


When dealing with human behavior, it is not possible to have all the relevant data.

For example, one of the most important pieces of information to compare class strengths is what percent of each class’s players try to push with that class versus playing casually without testing their limits.

This is one of the arguments about why looking at top clears can give insights. These players are pushing a builds limits. Their data may not reflect “the average” player but is much better to use to estimate build potential.

Folks, again: I urge you to STOP REPLYING TO TROLLS.

It’s evident by certain posting trends that some folk will reply ad nauseam even when they are proved wrong, shut down through official channels, and otherwise dunked on. There is no point in replying to these folk because, contrary to their claims, there is no discussion to be had–only endless argument, which is equally pointless, because the Fun Police have (for now at least) been officially shut down.

Please: Don’t feed trolls. Don’t reply to them. Don’t give them attention. Ignore, ignore, ignore.


But Blizzard has more relevant data than you do.

Read this again.


Will do, just made the dumbest mistake ever. Thanks for the reminder Free.


No worries, my friend. I’ve been there plenty of times. It’s very easy to get sucked into “discussions” with trolls because they’ll stick to their guns even when the guns have been taken away, smelted, and made into candlesticks.

Really, the bottom line is this: Blizzard has made an official statement on balance.

They’re doing it the way they’re doing it.

Not everyone is going to like it, and they certainly don’t have to like it, but it is what it is.

The matter of balance is, for now, closed. The Fun Police have been silenced with an official statement, and a few of them still want to make a fuss. As long as we don’t reply to them and feed them, they will, eventually, go away. And we’ll all be happier for it. :slight_smile:


It is not always about having the most complete data but the most informative data.

To illustrate this point, there are cancers of unknown tissue origin. To identify tissue origin, biomedical researchers have used global gene expression profiling to interrogate the expression of ~20,000 or so genes. In terms of specificity and sensitivity, a global analysis works rather poorly in comparison to looking at the most informative genes. The problem with a global analysis is that it has too much “useless” information that makes a predictive classifiers much more noisy and unreliable.

Not worth replying - the ego on some ppl is just to large that they argue for the sake of arguing. Just ignore - eventually they will fade away.



I seem to recall a certain post from official channels that you and others argued against vigorously. I am still working through the data, but I am become increasingly convinced that something is demonstrably off-kilter.

Finally something I agree with. I just wanted to stop by and wish you luck in your future endeavors :wink:. I hope you find peace but until then this is the last reply you will get from me. Goodbye :sob:

I dont even read his posts :slight_smile:


I did 141 with no conduit, and no hard cast. Once again, it would be 4/5 tiers. There is no reason to discuss about it

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That’s good. That means you do not have to explain why Blizzards numbers show that the pandemonium buff reduced a 5k paragon witch doctor’s GR clear by 10 GRs.

5K Paragon “Average” Player Barb Crusader DH Monk Necro WD Wizard
Non-season/Era 12 130 138 125 130 123 130 130
Season 19 135 136 124 134 118 120 130
Benefit of Pandemonium Buff +5 GRS -2 GRs -1 GRs +4 GRs -5 GRs -10 GRs +0 GRs

Or why their data (DH vs. WD = 5 GR difference) conflict with your claim of similar.

Anyone know what time the Super Bowl kicks off?

US time is fine, I’ll try and do a conversion. I’ll be at work for the 8 hours the game takes to play anyway, just want to know when I can try and stream it :joy:

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Google reckons 10:30 am on Feb 3 AEDT :+1:

What state are you living in, Phoenix?


Google says 3:30pm PST, too late for me to get a bigger TV now :sweat:

On a side note, I was watching Lakers today, really hope they could win this game, at least to honor Kobe. Guess LBJ has more work to do to keep his promise.

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NSW, so 10.30 it will be for me too.


As a Victorian, I think we’re morally obligated to argue now :joy:

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Wait! What?!?!

I knew we were supposed to argue with the Queenslanders, but I didn’t know we had beef with the Vic’s.

Oh well, so be it :joy::joy::joy:


In this thread, there were so many who claimed that the seasonal buff was incredibly powerful (a view that is held by almost everyone with decent game knowledge), yet the “official response” showed that their model 5K paragon witch doctor are clearing 10 GRs LOWER in season in comparison to non-season.

COMMON SENSE dictates an acknowledgment that something is off (the scaling method used and/or problems with their filtered dataset).