Dumbed Down Diablo 3

April 24, 2015

No Crafting Materials Interface Under Development

In the months ago, fan requests for auto-pickup of crafting materials and a better interface received some Blue replies suggesting that they might integrate crafting materials into the UI and make them account-wide, much as…

By: Flux

November 3, 2014

Life After Kill vs. Life on Hit

A couple of related questions about healing mechanics and item modifiers drew down a Blue voice this weekend. Useful info, and useful to remember that not everyone is a long time expert who has been…

By: Flux

July 18, 2014

There is no more Theorycrafting in Diablo 3

This week Blizzard changed the name of their “Theorycrafting Thursday” project. It’s now called “Play It Your Way Thursday.” and there’s a short blog post explaining the change. I’ll quote it, but I’m posting it…

By: Flux




February 21, 2013

Diablo 3 Console Feature and Fan Reactions

Yesterday’s announcement that a Diablo 3 Console was coming (soon?) to the Playstation 3 and the future Playstation 4 was big news, but not surprising news. After all, Blizzard has repeatedly confirmed that they were…

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January 29, 2013

Diablo 3’s Seven Design Pillars

When announced his departure from Diablo 3 I read over a bunch of old interviews with him, both to update the wiki article and to refresh my memory on Diablo 3’s development. This interview with…

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December 7, 2012

Billion Gold Items: What Are People Paying For?

You hear a lot of player comments and gossip about crazy Auction House prices, and I’ve heard players believably claim to have sold items for 50m, up to 100m. How about the higher prices, though?…

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September 2, 2012

Elemental Damage: How Does it Work?

One of the non-intuitive functions in Diablo III is how elemental damage works. During development we saw stats for Arcane, Cold, Poison, Fire, Lightning and other types of damage, and most fans thought the game…

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June 28, 2012

Diablo 3 Nerdrage

A rather long and uncannily accurate article has popped up giving voice and perspective on the rampant Diablo 3 nerdrage seen in recent weeks. The author nails the heart of it, starting with the definition…

By: VictusMetuo

May 19, 2012

Diablo 3 News Round-Up

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There’s such a glut of Diablo III news around the ‘net these days that you guys wouldn’t have time to read it all even if we took the time to post it all. So instead…

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