Diablo 3 Loot 2.0 is Coming… but not too soon.


Some excite was briefly stirred yesterday by Josh Mosqueira’s twitter account:

Loot 2.0 is coming…

Release day!!! Welcome to Hell console players… stay a while and button mash. Fret not PC loyalists, lots of surprises inbound… soon.

The ambiguously-DiabloWikisoon™ish nature of the first tweet drew some forum comment which Lylirra had to swoop down upon:

josh mosq tweet loot 2.0 “is coming” omg omg omg omg its coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! isnt this exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lylirra: Oh man. Josh is such a tease. 🙂

We’ve no additional info to share about DiabloWikiLoot 2.0 right now, including when those changes will be released, but we’ll definitely be revealing more and more in the coming weeks/months–so stay tuned! As the developers have noted, we’ll likely have more details to discuss at BlizzCon, as well.

(I know, I know. I’m a party pooper, but I didn’t want rumors to go a-flyin’.)

…Okay, so! Just followed-up with Josh regarding the context for that tweet (since all the links seemed to be lacking exactly what he was responding to).

The tweet was in response to whether or not the loot improvements/changes seen in the console version of Diablo III would be coming to PC. The answer is yes, that many of those improvements/changes will be coming with Loot 2.0 (which actually inspired a lot of the updates to itemization for console). As for the tone of Josh’s tweet, think Game of Thrones!

The Game of Thrones reference isn’t exactly reassuring, as it refers not to the title of the first episode of the HBO series, but to the Starks’ grim motto, which is far from a cheerful sentiment.


Update: Lylirra made a longer reply in another thread when some guy was about to turn blue holding his breath and waving his wee tiny fists in fury:

WHEN DO WE GET THE FIX THAT WE NEED, NOW THAT CONSOLE HAD SOME OF THEM. THEY EVEN HAVE SHARED PARAGON ALREADY, WHY NOT PATCH THAT IN OUR GAME NOW.
Lylirra: TL;DR: Because Loot 2.0 (which is made up of up a variety of different features and changes) is still in development.

Something to keep in mind is that, not only does Loot 2.0 encompass a larger number of changes than those made for the console version, but it’s also intended to complement other system updates that will likely have an affect on the item game, things like skill re-balancing, Paragon 2.0, and the addition of features like Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials (which are still in development, too). While we could implement some things here and there in a very piecemeal fashion, in the end it makes more sense–to us, at least (we understand if you might disagree)–that all the components of Loot 2.0 ship together, since they’re so closely connected and are ultimately intended to support and build off one another. This does mean more of a wait, which we know isn’t the perfect scenario for a lot of players, but it also means that, when Loot 2.0 does ship, it should be a much more fleshed out and complete experience than if various features were implemented on their own.

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  1. “The tweet was in response to whether or not the loot improvements/changes seen in the console version of Diablo III would be coming to PC. The answer is yes,”

    really?!! we already knew they were, that’s WHAT loot 2.0 is….
    she types that long answer about how they don’t have any more info BUT we’ll say more at blizzcon [ oh wow we already knew that] my god how’d she get a job there…?

    • but can you imagine having to constantly reply to comments like this ?

      “josh mosq tweet loot 2.0 “is coming” omg omg omg omg its coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! isnt this exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

      I could never be a CM
      I’d be fired after my first tweet reply

      “hey moron, you seriously think it coming ‘soon’? it OBVIOUSLY won’t be out b4 BlizzCon in November; OMGOMGOMG, idiot”

      I feel so sorry for the CMs having to constantly put up with this kind of nonsense

      no wonder Blizzard never says anything
      they say one thing and fanboys go nuts

      and according to the “solve media answer”, I’m an
      Entertainment Authority
      so I know what I’m talking about LOL

      • Exactly my thought. You should see some of the email threads we get for fansite stuff, where some other fansite people (for some reason) CC everyone in the diablo fansite program on their petty complaints, which Lylirra has to write a soothing response to. Recent spate of begging for Hearthstone beta invites to give away has been LOLable.

        How any Bliz CM does not hate everyone and everything on the Internet six weeks into the job, I have no idea.

    • What you gain from her statement is the rather bold suggestion that ‘Loot 2.0’ is going to be an ‘improvement’.

      Sorry Lyls, but the people responsible for the rather regressive gameplay developement from D2 to D3 would do well to leave that appraisal to what is left of their audience. ‘Changes’ is a far more accurate term to use, until we know for certain what your core system overhaul really brings, hm?

  2. lol Terrible use of that line. The worst time of our lives is coming! Just be patient. Gosh, loot 2.0 sounds absolutely devastating. It’s like, if you thought D3 was bad, you just wait!

    😛

    • Terrible use of that line, loot 2.0 will be devastaing, D3 sucks and ROD will be worst. Your life as you know it will end. Now go cry in your corner.

  3. “Stay drunk and tweet”…
    I mean, Josh’s excitement must come from the Diablo 3 console release celebration party. Well, cheers then.

  4. Josh also said that RoS is coming. ^^

  5. Looks like Josh havent learned the Jay Wilson lesson yet.

  6. Still some poor soul out there that gets excited when Blizzard says “soon”. It would be amusing if it wasn’t so damn sad.

  7. Soon Blizzard will have to learn that half-assed statements regarding their now half-assed games won’t be enough to keep their company going. The credit they built upon the Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo predecessors (and by “they”, I mean not them, but Blizzard North) is slowly but surely fading. They are taking the shape of a faceless and shallow games producer like EA more and more.

    • Sorry man, but imo Blizzard still delivers the most amazing games in their respective branches – MMO, H&S (PC and console), RTS and soon card games, too.

  8. “The tweet was in response to whether or not the loot improvements/changes seen in the console version of Diablo III would be coming to PC. The answer is yes, that many of those improvements/changes will be coming with Loot 2.0 (which actually inspired a lot of the updates to itemization for console).”

    I hope that doesn’t mean crazier numbers -_-.
    If so, my expectations for RoS aren’t looking so good!

  9. The first big mistake of Josh Mosqueira?

  10. so.. console port released 1½ year after initial release is actually further in development than the pc version? and we’re supposed to what ..buy the consolole version while we wait several months to get the same content?
    are they serious?

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