legendary item workshop dec 2014Next Tuesday Blizzard is going to follow up the Legendary Item workshop from Blizzcon with a Legendary Workshop Livestream.

    Next Tuesday, December 9 at 11 a.m. PST, we’ll be hosting a Legendary Workshop livestream on our official Diablo Twitch channel featuring lead technical artist Julian Love, associate game designer John Yan, and community manager Brandy “Nevalistis” Camel.

    In addition to talking more about our design team’s goals for the Legendary Workshop at BlizzCon, Julian and John will also discuss how they selected the final community idea to use for a new Legendary power, which ideas for Legendary powers were viable and which weren’t (and why), and what ideas from the community players may see in the game in the future.

    At the end of the discussion, Julian and John will also take questions from community members via Twitch chat. If you watched the Legendary Workshop at BlizzCon and still have questions for our designers, this is the stream for you!

    Our coverage of that panel from Blizzcan, including the full video, can be seen here, and Blizzard posted a follow up blog after the show, with this as the last official word on the new community-suggested legendary power:

    When the dust had settled and the team had narrowed their choices down, one idea stood above the rest. For our designers, the best idea from the community was an item that buffs different elements in a predetermined rotation. While the initial idea was meant to only benefit the Wizard — and it certainly would, especially for players using the Tal Rasha set — it could also benefit other character classes. This flexibility was icing on the proverbial power cake.

    From here, our design team will take the Legendary power from the panel and decide on the item type, how it will look, the lore behind it, and the specific stats it will have. While we don’t have an exact date for when it will appear in the game, be sure to keep an eye out for it in a future patch!

    Next Tuesday we should find out more about this, and I’m curious to see how they work that “rotates elemental damage buff” into a game where almost every current build is focused on a single type of damage. We’ll be watching the stream next week and posting up a transcript/analysis as soon as possible, for those of you without an hour to spend watching the livestream. Has legendary excite?

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