Blizzard’s Reaper of Souls Prep List


Blizzard has posted an article advising fans how best to prepare for the imminent launch of Reaper of Souls. The check list is all business, with info about buying the game, getting it added to your Battle.net account, upgrading your B.net App and client, etc.

If you guys have been playing Diablo 3 version 2 you’ve already covered most of the issues, but if you’ve been away for months, or you have friends who are just returning for Reaper of Souls, poke them in advance so they’re not stuck for an hour or two upgrading their B.net client and other stuff that can be done well in advance of Reaper of Souls going live.

Diablo III will be available the night Reaper of Souls goes live and there will be no need to patch or exit the game once the clock strikes GO!

We advise logging in ahead of time to reduce potential queue times. Once you’re in-game and the Reaper of Souls has launched in your region, you’ll see a server broadcast message letting you know that the expansion is now available to play. This means you can continuously play Diablo III all night long and jump straight into Act V the moment it’s available!

Note: In order to access Act V once Reaper of Souls is live, you will need to exit your current game and select Act V from the Quest Select window. If you want to avoid having to recreate your game, we recommend that you set up your game so that you’re killing Diablo after your gameplay region’s launch time. This way, you can naturally transition into Act V without any additional effort.

A really clever fan would Reset Quests in advance and play through the whole game to reach Act 4 just about the time that RoS was going live in your region. You could then pop Diablo, get the guaranteed legendary drop, and proceed on to get another one from Malthael when you finished Act Five. (In theory; this worked when they patched the last one. So players who had already killed Leoric and gotten the guaranteed drop from him got another one for killing Diablo in the same Act 1-4 game.)

Also, while the Blizzard Prep List covers technical issues, I’ve heard a lot of fans asking for strategy advice for the transition from level 60 in Diablo 3 to level 70 in Reaper of Souls. What items will you need to upgrade first? What enemies are most dangerous in Act Five? All good questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them with our Beta Test knowledge…. in an article on Monday. 😉

Patience, Grasshopper. All will soon be within your grasp.

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  1. Super helpful advice, as that BNet client is a hefty download in its own right!

  2. My plan is plain and simple – roflstomp act V (without skipping story content of course) on normal and then jump straight into adventure mode.

  3. My plan is to wait a few hours, maybe a day, before I log in to RoS. I have no confidence that it would run smoothly from the start.

    • no it will not, most like it will be like d3 launch u cant even log in i dont care how much servers they have it will i think be not possible at all.

  4. going to play a Crusader

    so have to wait and start from lvl 1 Act 1 at midnight anyway

  5. First thing you need to prepare is to play hardcore mode well in real life.

    If you RUP, no ROS for you.

  6. I have pre-ordered a physical copy of the game. Does anyone know if you can still download the game online, instead of installing whats on the DVD and use the code that comes with the DVD?

    I suppose the download is not yet available to those who hasn’t purchased an online copy, or has it already background downloaded the RoS data?

    • Yeah – you need to enter the CD-key you get in the physical copy on your Battle.net account management page to unlock the downloadable copy.

      Having said that – I don’t know how much extra data the game needs going from D3v2.0 to RoS – so if you have D3 installed already, when you add your CD-key, restart the Battle.net desktop app and it’ll probably start updating your existing files with just the extra RoS specific stuff (cinematics?) which would be MUCH faster than redownloading the whole thing or probably installing from disc.

    • I believe that RoS data has downloaded with D3v2 stuff. So no need to download more data. If I’m wrong, then I’m gonna be sad 25th 🙂

    • Cheers.

      Come to think of it, the splash screen says Reaper of Souls and icons etc has changed, except the icon in the launcher still reads Diablo III.

  7. I prefer to hit lvl 70 first THAN LOL-mower over Act V a few times (cinematics = on) THAN be all ready for ‘venture mode and craftaholic (if it’s worth it).

  8. Since I haven´t played the RoS beta, I am gonna play through act 5 very slowly and not skip anything. I´ll most likely start out with my main class WD and lvl him out and begin farming after that.

    When I got the items I want for him, I´ll make a palad..I mean a crusader 😀

  9. According to the prep-guide, you can login ahead of time, and don’t even need to log back out again to access the RoS content. Of course that probably only applies to those with a digital copy. I’ve tried contacting my local Gamestop about getting a code to apply to my battle.net account, or even purchasing the game today, but they couldn’t do that. But to quote the prep-guide:

    Diablo III will be available the night Reaper of Souls goes live and there will be no need to patch or exit the game once the clock strikes GO!

    We advise logging in ahead of time to reduce potential queue times. Once you’re in-game and the Reaper of Souls has launched in your region, you’ll see a server broadcast message letting you know that the expansion is now available to play. This means you can continuously play Diablo III all night long and jump straight into Act V the moment it

  10. Checklist for RoS
    1) Comfy clothes
    2) Easy to reach caffeinated beverages.
    3) A well practiced cough and stuffy nose sound for calling in sick
    4) Remembering to /nod at the wife to let her know I am still alive
    5) Tissues- in case I am crying because super lag takes out one of my HC toons
    6) Food- non greasy and reachable with my left hand so that I do not take up time with my right that is on the mouse.

  11. There were a couple of images I saw last week of desks full of junk food and fizzy drinks apparently prepared for ROS. Diabetes waiting to happen.

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