Diablo 3 Seasons: End of Season Item Transfer FAQ

The testing of DiabloWikiLadders/Seasonal characters is continuing on the DiabloWikiPTR and this afternoon Blizzard ended season one and began season two, giving them a chance to test out all of the issues involving resetting DiabloWikileaderboards, 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:

PTR Season 1 Roll-Over:

After PTR Season 1 has ended, the Season roll-over will begin. During the roll-over, your Seasonal heroes, inventory, shared stash, and DiabloWikiParagon 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.

  • Heroes: At the end of a Season, your Seasonal heroes will become non-Seasonal heroes. They will appear in your normal roster. Any items, equipped or in the hero’s inventory, will roll-over with the hero itself.
  • Shared Stash: Items in your Seasonal heroes’ shared stash will be mailed to your Normal/Hardcore non-Seasonal profile. These items can be retrieved by entering a game on any non-Seasonal hero and clicking on the mail icon located in the lower left of your screen.
  • Paragon Experience: Paragon experience earned during a Season will transfer over directly without any additional involvement required from players. All Paragon experience will transfer, with experience gained by Normal Seasonal heroes going to the account’s Normal non-Seasonal profile, and experience gained by Hardcore Seasonal characters going to the account’s Hardcore non-Seasonal profile. (Note: Non-Paragon experience will not transfer.)
  • 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 we’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:

  • Heroes: You will not be able to create Seasonal heroes or play Seasonal games.
  • Achievements: All PTR Season 1 achievements will be wiped. However, you will still be able to view your Seasonal achievement point total and completed Conquests in your hero Profile.
  • Leaderboards: All Leaderboard and Personal Best records from PTR Season 1 will still be viewable in both the Profile and Leaderboard screens.
  • 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.

    what-year-is-thisThat seems to cover everything, and common sense answers to all points. I have nothing to add or complain about? What year is this?

    Update: Lylirra added a few more replies late in the evening, as the expected technical difficulties in the Season Two switchover began to manifest.

    What will happen to legendary gems? Will their levels add to those of the same non-seasonal legendary gems? Will you have two of such gems? Or will it simply end up being the higher level gem becomes the non-seasonal gem?
    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:

  • PTR Season 1 has successfully closed and maintenance has concluded. PTR Season 2 is now live. A server-wide message will appear once new Seasonal heroes can be created (so keep your eyes peeled).
  • In addition, we will be wiping all Leaderboards and Personal Best Records in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Quick heads up regarding a known issue with Seasons and Leaderboards:

    Seasons and Leaderboards

  • The leaderboard is not repopulating with new standings when changing between the current and previous seasons in the Seasons drop-down filter
  • Note: See the post below for a workaround to view Season 2’s rankings.
  • The “New Seasons” UI that appears when a new season is initiated currently contains incorrect/placeholder items and art assets.
  • Please note that there is a temporary workaround in place for the following Leaderboard issue:

  • The leaderboard is not repopulating with new standings when changing between the current and previous seasons in the Seasons drop-down filter
  • Following the steps below will allow you to view the Season 2 leaderboard standings:

  • Open up the leaderboard and browse to the specific category you wish to view the standings for.
  • You will notice that the season dropdown above the ranking list will be blank.
  • Click the drop-down menu and select “Season 2 (Current)”.
  • Close the leaderboard and log out of the game completely.
  • Log back into the game and return to the leaderboard section you were attempting to view rankings for.
  • The rankings you are viewing now will be Season 2 rankings.
  • 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.

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    1. As I've already said under the vote: There's a need for more character slots. Design changes since release are responsible, thus slot ammounts should be balanced without fuzz accordingly. My personal, subjective estimation was for 2-4 additional slots. But I'd totally forgotten seasons while estimating, so it's more in the 4 to 6 additional character slots being needed to just adjust their number accordingly to design changes made and upcoming. Comfort slots would come afterwards only. (And that is the soonest point, where talks about slots bought via real currency could imho be taken seriously. Before it would just be akin to hitting the players faces… hard.)

    2. I think there might have been some people that were hoping that after the season roll-over, their non-season stash would double in size.

      • Perhaps. But merging both accounts at the end of the season does not logically imply additional space for the additional gear getting available. On the contrary it does logically imply a good possibility of not having enough space left for all the gear farmed over the season. But whatever. Logical reasoning is overrated anyways.

    3. Mail, that's nice idea.

    4. You should be able to 'earn' a character slot at the end of a season for having achieved a level 70 character in that season.

      • Good idea. But what about the other character achievements: Two lvl 70 characters of different types a new stash slot with basic two rows? Two of the same an additional row on top? All different characters played to max level another character slot? All twelve up to max in sc/hc only or both with a full set of each? I really like your idea, but stopping at this one slot seems to me like good potential wasted.

    5. Blizzard DID provide additional character slots – for those who bot the deluxe edition of Reaper. I haven't been playing but I felt compelled to buy the deluxe partly because I know how important those slots are.

      • I remember something really overprized to regarding additional content provided for explicit D3 enthusiasts, though not a good bargain for fans of series and genre, more rooted into its predecessor. And still not delievering enough slots to compensate for even just the changes made to itemization, gameplay and – There was trade? In a Diablo game? *surprisemuffled* Cantbeneverheardof *mumbles*

      • Me too, that was the only reason.. because that trash transmog and pet dont worth, even the murlock pet is better, almost a ninja murlock…

    6. Would it really kill them to add 12 slots for seasonal heroes?

    7. Yay, I love that they will 'mail' everything from a season stash and give it a 30day time limit. GG.

      I don't get it…People will pay real money for stash tabs and character slots, where is the downside here?

      Seasons have some appeal with starting over but this character slot and storage space stuff is just ridiculous. I could create hundreds of accounts in D2 and pack them all full over a decade ago…

      • Completely agree with you, the mail system is a good idea to give a bit of leeway in between seasons. Paying for extra character slots and more stash space is ridiculous and greedy on Blizzard's part. Diablo 3 has already sold 20 million copies according to ActiBlizz's press release the other day. By my crude estimation ($60 * 20,000,000 = 1,200,000,000 BILLION) and that is not even factoring in RoS and whatever the future expansion will be.

        Blizzard if you ever read this…know that you are being greedy and that we the players don't owe you anything. The company and team that created Diablo 2 poured their hearts and souls into the game and never asked for anything. Clearly the company and development philosophy has changed in the past decade, but has it really been for the better? I think not.

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