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Diablo 3 Podcast #207: S6 Power Creep + Botters Beaten?


Posted 27 May 2016 by at 07:07 GMT

Season Six marches on with fewer botters and tons of power creep. Can D3 sustain players going 10-15 GRs higher every season? Also, Diablo 3’s fourth anniversary thoughts. Featuring Captain Goldfish, James, N3rdwards, and Flux.

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Diablo 3 Podcast #207: PALs Advance Access


Posted 26 May 2016 by at 07:07 GMT

news-podcast-207The newest installment of the Diablo 3 podcast is now online with an exclusive 24 hour preview for our Site PALs. Our beloved site supporters can check out the podcast right now, in the PAL forum.

Diablo 3 Podcast #207: S6 Power Creep + Botters Beaten?

  • 2:00 — Season Six play stories, all of which segue into power creep.
  • 13:30 – Do fans really want this kind of power creep every season? Apparently…
  • 21:00 — Different/new builds in Season Six? Variety yields rewards? Plus errors in class gender selection.
  • 29:00 — Visual treats and cosmetics in Season six.
  • 41:00 — Botting bans last season paying dividends with fewer cheaters this season?
  • 47:00 — Endless reward for higher Paragon levels is the cause of botting? Caps on Paragon use in Grifts would help?
  • 52:00 — Still sorrow for the lack of any ranged build for the Wizard? Plus weird bugs enabling Wizard to dominate the Leaderboard.
  • 1:01:00 — Diablo 4’s anniversary just passed. Memories or mementos?
  • The podcast will go live tomorrow for everyone, but if you can’t wait and want to become a Site PAL, it’s easy and will only set you back a few bucks a month.

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    Diablo 3 Hotfixes: Grotesques and Others Fixed


    Posted 22 May 2016 by at 19:35 GMT

    On Friday May 20th Blizzard deployed hotfixes to fix certain mobs with special effects like Grotesques and others that would occasionally bug out and could not be killed.


    The following hotfix is now live:

    General

    • Fixed an issue where monsters with special death effects, such as Grotesques, could occasionally not be killed (5/20)

    I’ve not encountered this but I have seen animated gifs on the diablo subreddit showing annoying situations especially with bugged unseen Grotesques attacking players. That had to be very dangerous in HC.

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    Diablo 2 ladder reset and patch 1.14c released


    Posted 18 May 2016 by at 00:49 GMT

    Diablo

    Blizzard has kicked off a new ladder for Diablo 2 and released a new patch for everyone’ favourite Diablo.

    We are releasing 1.14c and resetting the ladder for Diablo II today. We will take the servers down at 1000 Pacific and expect the maintenance to last 3 hours. Patch notes:

    Specific Changes & Improvements

    • Fixed 3 more bugs that cause Mac client crashes on “Save & Exit”
    • nGlide will now load on PC

    Known Issues

    • Spammers still making us all sad. We’re working on it.

    The servers should be back up and running now. Don’t forget to check the Diablo 2 community and trading forums. If you are looking for any help then check the Diablo 2 Wiki.

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    Diablo 3: 4th Anniversary


    Posted 16 May 2016 by at 04:00 GMT

    It’s amazing how the years go by so fast. From the error 37’s to the Auction House and then the dabbling hell that was Inferno. So much has changed since then and the game is so much better off for it. Just as Lord of Destruction made Diablo 2 great. So too did Reaper of Souls for Diablo 3.

    Four years ago, we began a journey across Sanctuary that would forever alter the tide of the Eternal Conflict. In that time, millions of nephalem have stormed the gates of the High Heavens, taken down the Prime Evil, and collected more loot than a treasure goblin could hope to collect.

    Art by ChaoyuanXu.

    It’s been one hell of a journey, and we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for being with us every step of the way. Diablo III would not have become the game it is today without the support of our players, and we’re so thrilled to share the horrors, magic, and Legendary goodies Sanctuary has to offer with our community.

    Here’s to four years of adventure, heroes!

    What’s your fondest memories and or nightmares from Diablo 3?

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    Diablo Fan Art Watch #298: A Barbarian, Monks & More


    Posted 12 May 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

    Diablo Fan Art: MonkWelcome all to the newest Diablo Fan Art Watch. This week we feature 6 more pieces of fan art in various styles from around the community.

    This time around we feature art for a couple of Monks, a Barbarian, a parody of Diablo and Adventure Time in epic fashion. Then to finish it all off we have the Gargantuan with a dash of Super Awesome Sparkle Cake.

    Featuring artwork by Denstarsk8, Tsu-la, Morkt, ForrestImel, HillaryWhiteRabbit, and Amare.


    Monk Revival Diablo Time! Gargantuan
    Barbarian Rage Super Awesome Sparkle Cake


    Click the thumbnail to see a larger version of the image.


    If you enjoy Fan art and want to contribute to this growing community, please stop by the Fan Creations Forum. Many artists visit frequently, posting works in progress looking for feedback and conversation. You don’t have to be “arty” to join in. If you have any questions, comments or have some fan art related news on the web please send me a PM or on twitter with @Holyknight3000 and I’ll get back to you. Also check out the wiki page for more art from the archives.

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    Watch David Brevik’s full GDC Diablo postmortem


    Posted 12 May 2016 by at 02:05 GMT

    Watch David Brevik’s full GDC Diablo postmortem

    Back in March David Brevik took to the GDC stage to present his Diablo postmortem in which he shared some fun facts about the original game including what inspired Blizzard North to create the franchise.

    An overview transcript was posted at the time but now you can watch the full presentation with all the visuals. Check it out after the break.

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    Seasonal [6] Greater Rift Video Watch #11: Season Start


    Posted 10 May 2016 by at 08:00 GMT

    Greetings all and welcome to the next installment of the Seasonal [6] Greater Rift Video Watch. With the new season already underway and the meta shift with some builds better than others let’s see where we stand as of May 9th.

    Featuring videos by Desolacer, Quin69, wudijo, Joebo444, and Empyriangaming.


    Desolacer: [Diablo 3] S6 HC – Demon Hunter – GR81 (Rank 1 EU) – LoN FoK


    Check below for the other videos.

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