Bashiok’s been replying to a lot of tweets about D3 stuff this week, just like @Diablo used to do before Bashiok and the various not-Bashiok CMs running it lost interest and started spending all their time on their own twitter feeds.
Maybe the most interesting tidbit is about the new and mysterious “Nephalem Valor” system. It’s not enabled in the patch now, and details are few since we know of it only from one string of datamined info, which says that “Defeating an Elite/Champion pack has increased your Magic Find and Gold Find.” Players are expecting this to be Inferno-only, and likely to have some time duration to it, but it’s just speculation at this point. Happily, we are going to find out the details soon enough.
We’re working on gathering up details and writing up a nice post about it, since it’s pretty cool. –Bashiok
Hey Bash, can you ask the dev guys to add a gameplay option to block white item pickups? My bags are always unintentionally full! –DaytonThomas
Yeah I think the /nopickup option from D2 is on a short list of options to add. –Bashiok
Skeletons with 1hp will just sit there and laugh at you. I sense many challenges to come that we have yet to witness –redditdiablo
With their shambling, rattling lives so close to an end, I applaud them for having a sense of humor about it. –Bashiok
Can holding back the arena affect the price of D3 produts? –Kross_D3
And then we charge you for it later? Nah. It’ll be a free patch. –Bashiok
think hes asking if it will be cheaper since your selling an unfinished product –dougy321
PLEASE! Will D2 resets still be happening once D3 is live? I want to play both and I’m sure many do! –AOCGUY1
We don’t plan to stop resetting the ladder. –Bashiok
no EU servers for diablo, so this will kinda sucks like WoW… big lag queues… etc –DiabloFan25
? There will be EU servers (and there are for WoW). We just don’t have any beta hardware there. –Bashiok
Will the beta launcher update to the Release version or will we have to uninstall just to reinstall? –JustinDoss1
They’re different clients. I don’t know if you’ll need to uninstall beta, but I don’t think it will be used for retail. –Bashiok
Finally, there’s a week long “press event” coming up this week at Bilzzard, with the NDA ending March 19th, but it’s for the upcoming WoW Panda Pack. It’s not Diablo 3. I’s understandable that people are confused about this, (we’ve had several fans submit the tweet as news) since 90% of Bashiok’s tweets are about D3, and there’s nothing in his tweet to specify which game it’s about.
We have a press event this week but all the info will be dropping the 19th. –Bashiok