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MrHat
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on: June 23, 2015, 02:44:36 PM

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/19802338/patch-230-ptr-preview-6-23-2015

Horadric cube
Tons of new crafting
New area content
No more rift trials
Torment 10

My wrist is ready.
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Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 04:16:57 PM

gimme
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Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 05:45:59 PM

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players will be able to discover this powerful ancient relic and utilize its incredible potential, including the ability to break down Legendary items and equip their special effects as passive skills (which are separate from your other passive skills)
Oh my tits.
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Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 07:14:01 PM

Aww yea.
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Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 05:30:01 AM

Welp, I was just getting used to understanding WTF was going on  why so serious?

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Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 06:49:37 AM

Welp, I was just getting used to understanding WTF was going on  why so serious?
Oh, don't worry. With their track record for "speedy" patch releases, you'll only have to wait till next year.

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Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 03:51:57 AM

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Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 09:29:22 AM

"Hey guys, please test our new content."

...7 hour queue because they don't spin up enough hardware to handle the testing.

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Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 10:17:36 AM

REALLY liking those patch notes.
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Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 11:05:47 AM

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Extract Legendary Power: Destroy an item to add its Legendary power to your catalogue of collected powers. Once a power has been extracted, it can be equipped to your character without the need to equip the item. Players may have one Weapon, one Armor, and one Jewelry power equipped at a time. Players may only equip powers from items that their characters can normally equip and use.

This is my new favorite thing ARPGs:

Permanent Puzzle ring because I'm a tool.
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Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 11:16:01 AM

Wow, this should be called "Fuckit, give them what they wanted since day 1" Patch.
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Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 12:07:55 PM

Wow, this should be called "Fuckit, give them what they wanted since day 1" Patch.

Seriously, this patch is everything.
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Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 12:08:48 PM

I'll be playing again as soon as it goes live.
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Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 01:00:54 PM

Jenny and I are SO excited.
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Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 03:39:06 PM

It'll probably be 8 weeks before this goes live so keep your index finger in your pants.
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Reply #15 on: July 02, 2015, 03:01:26 AM

Oh wow, Phrasing.

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Reply #16 on: July 02, 2015, 05:05:26 AM

I like the idea of the box that gives you legendary stats.

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Reply #17 on: July 06, 2015, 05:54:51 AM

I might start this game back up from scratch. I played with game briefly at launch and again with the expected. I played a wd, monk and crusader to various levels.

Might pick up a different class. How do seasons work in this game.
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Reply #18 on: July 06, 2015, 06:02:03 AM

Seasons work just like you said.  You start from scratch and play for a certain amount of weeks/months.  At the end, the seasons characters are rolled into normal.

It's actually way more fun that it should be to do that. 
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Reply #19 on: July 06, 2015, 06:27:39 AM

Yeah after I posted that I realized that was just a ladder setup.

I guess I should just wait.
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Reply #20 on: July 06, 2015, 03:16:44 PM

I really wish there was some way to exp lock your character.  I would  love to be able to EXP lock a toon at level  60 so i could farm the crap out of the level appropriate gems for that stupid achievement.  Trying to get them otherwise is just a monumental pain in the ass.

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Reply #21 on: July 07, 2015, 05:57:19 AM

I really wish there was some way to exp lock your character.  I would  love to be able to EXP lock a toon at level  60 so i could farm the crap out of the level appropriate gems for that stupid achievement.  Trying to get them otherwise is just a monumental pain in the ass.

That shouldn't be an issue anymore. this patch is removing most of the gems below level 60 and compressing them all into just a few tiers.
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Reply #22 on: July 07, 2015, 07:25:42 AM

Again?
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Reply #23 on: July 07, 2015, 10:08:19 AM

Must note that Seasons provide unique equipment, from what I've read.  They seem to be a conservative version of Path of Exile's league system.

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Reply #24 on: July 07, 2015, 12:46:04 PM

Some unique equipment.  8 unique legendary items (out of hundreds normally available), or at least that's my understanding of it.
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Reply #25 on: July 07, 2015, 12:47:50 PM

I did say conservative. Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #26 on: July 07, 2015, 01:32:20 PM

Wow, this should be called "Fuckit, give them what they wanted since day 1" Patch.
20 times this.  There has not been a game in history that has turned around this drastically from its fucked up release state.  I don't know who the fuck is running things for D3 now, but he deserves a medal, as well as what ever exec was willing to admit they fucked up so badly and signed off on backing down from everything they pushed.  Blizzard has lost a lot of credibility and good will I had towards them with a number of decisions they've made the last few years, but the way they handled D3 has given me hope they still have people who know how to make fun games.

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Reply #27 on: July 07, 2015, 01:52:01 PM

20 times this.  There has not been a game in history that has turned around this drastically from its fucked up release state.
FF XIV? EQ II? Marvel Heroes?
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Reply #28 on: July 07, 2015, 02:02:50 PM

20 times this.  There has not been a game in history that has turned around this drastically from its fucked up release state.
FF XIV? EQ II? Marvel Heroes?

I recently got FF XIV and tried to play it for a month.  I don't know what it's starting state was, but it's still mostly a bland boring MMO I couldn't make it more than a few weeks playing, so no.  :p

I only played EQ2 at the beginning, but find it hard to believe they actually made something fun out of it.  I'll take your word on it (though please explain, never followed what happened to it).

Was the Marval Diablo clone really that terrible at release?

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Reply #29 on: July 07, 2015, 02:07:47 PM

Was the Marval Diablo clone really that terrible at release?
It was terrible, and I am not sure how much of a clone of Diablo it is, unless you think all games with an isometric view are Diablo clones.

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Reply #30 on: July 07, 2015, 02:14:36 PM

20 times this.  There has not been a game in history that has turned around this drastically from its fucked up release state.
FF XIV? EQ II? Marvel Heroes?

Will never know. Trash. Trash.
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Reply #31 on: July 07, 2015, 11:02:14 PM

Marvel Heroes in its current state is decent.
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Reply #32 on: July 08, 2015, 12:43:35 AM

Was the Marval Diablo clone really that terrible at release?
It was terrible, and I am not sure how much of a clone of Diablo it is, unless you think all games with an isometric view are Diablo clones.
I only played it a little, but uh, it's exactly the same sort of game play (ARPG).  I run around with my dude clicking a bunch to endlessly spam certain abilities at waves of critters who drop confetti.

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Reply #33 on: July 08, 2015, 05:39:51 AM

Was the Marval Diablo clone really that terrible at release?
It was terrible, and I am not sure how much of a clone of Diablo it is, unless you think all games with an isometric view are Diablo clones.

It was terrible, it was a TOTAL Diablo clone then and now and it has turned itself around Enormously.

It's only problem is endgame stickiness, but that's the same, I find, with All these games.

As many of you know, my contempt for Blizzard and, in particular Diablo III early release, knows no bounds, but I have to agree big time that they fixed it.  Kudos.

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Reply #34 on: July 08, 2015, 05:42:41 AM

20 times this.  There has not been a game in history that has turned around this drastically from its fucked up release state.  I don't know who the fuck is running things for D3 now, but he deserves a medal, as well as what ever exec was willing to admit they fucked up so badly and signed off on backing down from everything they pushed.  Blizzard has lost a lot of credibility and good will I had towards them with a number of decisions they've made the last few years, but the way they handled D3 has given me hope they still have people who know how to make fun games.

I'm thinking this all stemmed from when Steve Parker left the game. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Activision-Blizzard-Diablo-3-Steve-Parker-Senior-Producer,14539.html

In that article it notes that:

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As specified in his update last week, the team is making changes to Diablo 3's core systems based on feedback by internal testing and those participating in the closed beta test. These changes include removing the Scroll of Identification, removing the Mystic artisan, removing the Cauldron of Jordan and the Nephalem Cube, and more. Thanks to the update, all previous speculation that the game was nearing completion was suddenly kicked out the door.

The ideas of a Mystic artisan and the Cube were around in 2012 before the thing even came out, and things started to get scrapped. Then about 7 months after it comes out and it's a clusterfuck, Jay Wilson gets fired, whom I think you can hang a lot of the problems on. Because after he leaves, things start getting turned around. Basically 6 months after that, they announced that the Auction Houses are getting shut down.

Josh Mosqueira takes over as the game director in June 2013, right before they announce the AH is coming down. Basically, if you wanted to credit a guy with why this game started taking a different direction, it all started when he came online.

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