The testing of Ladders/Seasonal characters is continuing on the PTR and this afternoon Blizzard ended season one and began season two, giving them a chance to test out all of the issues involving resetting leaderboards, transferring equipment, gold, paragon points, achievements, etc from seasonal character to the main account. Here are the Blue posts, with excellent answers to a lot of those nagging questions about things like Inventory space going from seasons to normal. Diablo 3 Ladders Info:
After PTR Season 1 has ended, the Season roll-over will begin. During the roll-over, your Seasonal heroes, inventory, shared stash, and Paragon experience will be transferred to your non-Seasonal profile.
Normal heroes, inventory, shared stash, and Paragon experience will transfer to your Normal non-Seasonal profile. Similarly, Hardcore heroes, inventory, shared stash, and Paragon experience will transfer to your Hardcore non-Seasonal profile.
If you experience any issues with the roll-over, please let us know in this thread, and provide as many details as possible. The more information we have, the better weâ€™ll be able to identify and address the core problem.
PTR Season 2 Pre-Season:
Approximately 2 hours after PTR Season 1 concludes (around 4:00 p.m. PT), we’ll take the PTR down for a short maintenance. This maintenance is anticipated to last for roughly 1 to 2 hours.
Once maintenance ends and the PTR is brought back online, PTR Season 2 will be in what’s called “pre-season.” During this pre-season phase:
PTR Season 2 Begins:
After approximately 5:30 p.m. PT, PTR Season 2 will begin and all PTR participants will receive an in-game notification. At this time, Seasonal heroes and Seasonal games can be created. In addition, the Seasonal shared stash, Paragon experience, achievements, leaderboards, and Personal Best records will all be reset.
If you didn’t have the chance to participate in PTR Season 1, click here to learn how to create a Seasonal character for PTR Season 2:
Please note that all times provided are estimate and subject to change.
Please note that Season duration on the PTR will not be indicative of Season duration in the live game. 🙂
Please, can you explain what is going to happen if we already have all characters slots full in the normal roster? The seasonal character its going to be added in a new character slot?
In order to create a Seasonal hero, you’ll need to have an empty character slot in your roster. If you do not have an empty character slot at the start of a Season, you will need to first delete one of your active heroes.
Will achievements earned in season mode also be rolled over to non-season and granted there (if you didnt previously have them in non-season)?
Under current design, if you unlock an achievement on a Seasonal hero that you haven’t already unlocked on a non-Seasonal hero, you’ll gain credit for both at the same time.
1. Does gold count as “inventory” and will also be transferred?
1. Gold will be automatically transferred from your Seasonal profile to your non-Seasonal profile. Ditto for Blood Shards.
2. Other progress such as artisan levels or crafting plans your artisans have learned will not be transferred/refunded in any way, right?
2. If your Seasonal Artisan is higher level, its level should transfer at the end of the season. Any recipes you have on your Seasonal Artisan that are not on your non-Season Artisan are transferred as well.
3. I second one of the questions above – what happens if your normal roster stash doesn’t have enough space for all the items in your seasonal stash?
3. All items within the Seasonal stash will be mailed to your non-Seasonal profile at the end of the season. These items aren’t automatically placed in your non-Seasonal stash, so you can wait and make room first before claiming them (if needed). Under current design, mailed items from your Seasonal stash will remain available for 30 days after a Season has ended.
Note: Seasonal heroes will be separated by mode, i.e. Normal and Hardcore. Normal Seasonal heroes will become Normal non-Seasonal heroes, and Hardcore Seasonal heroes will become Hardcore non-Seasonal heroes. Paragon experience, Artisan levels, items, gold, etc earned by Seasonal heroes will transfer to the appropriate non-Seasonal mode.
I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that a seasonal character already takes up one of the slots and thus it will simply stay in that slot, but have its seasonal tag removed.
Quick note about Blood Shards and Season roll-overs:
When transferring over your Blood Shards from your Seasonal profile to your non-Seasonal profile, we will temporarily ignore the 500 cap.
For example, let’s say my Seasonal profile has 200 Blood Shards and my non-Seasonal profile has 400. At the end of a Season, the 200 shards from my Seasonal profile will combine with the stack of 400 from my non-Seasonal profile, giving me 600 shards total (not 500, the normal cap). This is deliberate.
The caveat here is that players will be unable to pick up any more Blood Shards until they drop below 500.
Update: Lylirra added a few more replies late in the evening, as the expected technical difficulties in the Season Two switchover began to manifest.
Under current design, you’ll have two of such gems.
wat about non-season can we get item wipe and ladder reset there are still 2 sockets weapon in game…and people use furnace for ladder etc..
We will be performing a PTR-wide wipe for all Leaderboards this evening as well. This wipe will be global (i.e. it’ll affect Seasonal and non-Seasonal Leaderboards).
Copying this here just in case it was missed:
Quick heads up regarding a known issue with Seasons and Leaderboards:
Seasons and Leaderboards
Please note that there is a temporary workaround in place for the following Leaderboard issue:
Following the steps below will allow you to view the Season 2 leaderboard standings:
Please note that selecting Season 1 to view the previous season’s rankings will cause you to have to repeat these steps to view the new season’s rankings again.
what if it is the same level and the seasonal artisans have different recipes or new recipes, will it transfer? because you kinda linked to if it is only higher level.
The recipes will transfer no matter what.