Diablo 3 Season One Ending: February 3, 2015


season oneBlizzard has finally announced a date for the end of Season One and the start of Season Two. The target date is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, though Blizzard has that listed as the earliest possible date, with the potential for sliding back a day or three later, if unforeseen delays occur.

Season One began back on 29 August, 2014, which means Season One is on pace to run for just over 5 months. Longer than most of us were expecting, and long enough that those “it might go a while since there’s really only one season a year in SoCal” jokes I made to have come mostly true.

There will be a short period of time between when a Season ends and the next begins. During this time, you’ll be able to sort through your rollover rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards. It’s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments you’ve made and enjoy the culmination of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!

So when can you expect the end of Season 1? The earliest the Season will end is February 3, 2015. While it’s possible this date may shift, we will do our utmost to adhere to it. If any scheduling changes occur, we will be sure to provide an update.

Click through for the full Blue article, which repeats all the details about how gear, paragon levels, achievements, blood shards, etc, merge from season one back into the normal “era” accounts. And hit the comments to engage in the ritual airing of grievances over how this took much too long/short a time, and how it’s all somehow Jay Wilson’s fault.

Diablo 3 Season One Ending: February 3, 2015

End of Season: What to Expect

The time draws near, nephalem. New heroes have come and gone, Conquests have been conquered, Greater Rift levels have been crushed, and Leaderboards have been filled to the brim.

As our very first Season comes to an end, you might find yourself wondering what’s next. Today, let’s cover what the end of Season 1 will mean for you and what to expect as you prepare for Season 2.

The Season Rollover:

Seasonal players know there has been no shortage of gold, gear, or Paragon levels to grind. So what happens to all that hard earned progress when a Season ends? In short, you get to keep just about all of it.

Here’s a list of all the rewards from this Season you can expect your non-Seasonal heroes to enjoy:

Heroes

  • Seasonal heroes will be converted to either non-Seasonal Normal or Hardcore mode heroes, as appropriate. There’s no need to delete any characters to make room for them; your Seasonal heroes will continue to use the same slot they currently occupy in your roster after the rollover.
  • Gold

  • Any gold you earn during the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes.
  • Paragon Experience

  • The total amount of Paragon experience earned is the amount that rolls over, not your raw total amount of Paragon levels gained.
  • For example, if your Seasonal heroes reached Paragon 300, but your current non-Seasonal heroes are already Paragon 400, your new non-Seasonal Paragon level will still be less than Paragon 700 since higher Paragon levels take more experience to earn.
  • Blood Shards

  • Similar to gold, any Blood Shards you have available at the end of the Season will transfer to your non-Seasonal heroes.
  • If your non-Seasonal heroes are currently at the Blood Shard cap, any Blood Shards you earn once the Season ends will temporarily ignore the cap. You can spend these at your leisure; however, note that you cannot pick up any additional Blood Shards untill you are below the current cap.
  • Items

  • Items that are currently equipped on a hero or in its inventory will stay on that hero as it moves to a non-Seasonal game mode.
  • Items that are in your Seasonal stash will be sent through the in-game mail system to your non-Seasonal heroes. These items can be claimed by any non-Seasonal hero for up to 30 days from the time you first log in after the Season ends. To access these items, enter a game and hit the Mail icon located in the lower-left corner of your screen to open up your inbox.
  • Artisan Progress and Recipes
  • If your Seasonal Artisans are a higher level than your non-Seasonal Artisans at the end of the Season, their level will transfer to your non-Seasonal Artisans.
  • Any recipes you have on your Seasonal Artisans that are not available to your non-Seasonal Artisans will be transferred as well.
  • Shared Stash

  • Any Shared Stash slots or tabs you purchase during a Season that are not currently available to your non-Seasonal heroes will be transferred accordingly.
  • Achievements

  • Any Achievements or Achievement progress made during the Season is automatically applied to your non-Seasonal Achievement profile. This happens in real time and does not require the Season to end first. Your Achievement point total is also updated appropriately throughout the Season.

    Season 1 Rewards

  • All players who reach level 70 on a hero in Season 1 will unlock an exclusive Helm and Shoulder transmogrification appearance. These appearances will unlock immediately upon hitting level 70 on a Seasonal hero, and will be available on Seasonal and non-Seasonal heroes alike (even before the Season concludes). To access your new appearances, simply visit Miriam and open the Transmogrification tab.
  • Note that all heroes, rewards, and progress will convert to the appropriate non-Seasonal game mode. Any items, gold, Paragon experience, Achievements, Artisan levels or recipes, Stash space, and Blood Shards earned on Normal Seasonal heroes with transfer to your Normal non-Seasonal heroes when the season is over. Similarly, anything you’ve earned on Hardcore Seasonal heroes will transfer to your Hardcore non-Season heroes instead.

    Season 1 Conquests

    season one conquestsUnlike other rewards, Conquests do not roll over at the end of the Season (because they aren’t available to non-Seasonal heroes). This also means that your non-Seasonal Achievement point total will not be affected by any Conquests you earn during a Season.

    Worry not; your mighty deeds will still be chronicled in the Records page of your profile for you to view at any time!

    Season 1 Leaderboards

    Once the Season ends, all Seasonal Leaderboards will be wiped and you will be unable to attain new Leaderboard ranks until the next Season begins. The results of the previous Season’s Leaderboards will remain available for viewing in-game. Once the new Season begins, a handy drop-down menu will allow you swap between the current and previous Season records.

    season one leaderboardsDon’t forget that you can also view current and past Leaderboards right here on our website.

    The non-Seasonal Greater Rift Leaderboard will be unaffected by the end of Season and you’ll still be able to compete on them with your non-Seasonal heroes (including those who have just rolled over). These Leaderboards will be reset at a later date; we’ll have more information available as the end of the Era draws nearer!

    Between Seasons

    There will be a short period of time between when a Season ends and the next begins. During this time, you’ll be able to sort through your rollover rewards and review your progress on the Leaderboards. It’s a great time to reflect on the accomplishments you’ve made and enjoy the culmination of your pre- and post-Season loot hunts!

    So when can you expect the end of Season 1? The earliest the Season will end is February 3, 2015. While it’s possible this date may shift, we will do our utmost to adhere to it. If any scheduling changes occur, we will be sure to provide an update.

    Ready for the End?

    How have you fared during Season 1? What was the highest Greater Rift you reached? How many Conquests did you complete? Any other exciting accomplishments from this inaugural Season?

    Let us know in the comments and prepare yourself! Season 2 is just around the corner.

    Most of the comments I’ve seen feel this was overdue and are very ready for Season Two to get started. I have to agree, and wish they’d timed it so Season Two began in early 2015, shortly after Patch 2.1.2 went live. I guess the Holidays screwed that up, with the patch delayed due to everyone at Bliz going on vacation, and then Bliz probably wanting a couple of weeks to make sure the patch is running okay once it goes live before they roll over into the Season Two goldrush.

    Anyone really ready for S2 to get started? Or at least ready for S1 to end?

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    1. So much for the short seasons they promised us in the beginning. These 6 month seasons are way too long and hopefully their numbers show the player fall off that occurred after the 3 month mark and will make changes for the future seasons.

      • I don't think the length of the season was responsible for the players falling off. It's more that the game still hasn't reached the state in longevity of gameplay that D2 had obtained and excelled in with its expansions release. D3 is still lacking so much on enticing secondary gamesystems (player driven character developement, for example) and metagames (for example PvP), to have left the necessity of fresh content to keep the players interested in playing. And the freshness of RoS content has simply worn off that fast.

      • don't the d2 seasons run about six months?

        • They were erratic until 2005 since almost everyone at bliz north had left the company or was working on d3. Once bliz north closed, the d2 seasons ran until someone in Irvine was like, "wait, we still have d2 servers?"

    2. Haven’t seen any info on whether the patch will be deployed with Season 1 still in effect or if they’ll wait to season 2. Assume the former so hopefully someone will fill us(me) in.

      • They haven't said, but I think you're right. They'll roll out the patch a week or 3 before the season to give some adjustment time on the new stuff before S2 starts.

        From what I've heard, the next patch is content complete on the PTR, and could have gone up in late December but they wanted to wait until techs were back from vacation. (For instance, I was told the Conduit pylon is locked in for v2.1.2 at the current PTR very nerfed levels, but will be buffed up considerably in a subsequent mini-patch.)

    3. I thought the seasons would coincide with icehouse Earth/greenhouse Earth periods. Glad I was wrong (it seems, since the next greenhouse Earth period will start "soon").

      On january 30 or something I'll salvage almost everything, so I'll have to move only mats to my stash.

      I'm more developed on seasonal HC (compared to NS HC), so I had some new info on the announcement (my lvl 12 artisans will be avaliable on NS, i.e.) anyway.

      Not trying to sound needy or anything like that, but I would like to see a patch date (like jan 2, next tuesday…)

    4. "[…] and then Bliz probably wanting a couple of weeks to make sure the patch is running okay […]"

      I know bitter cynicism when I see it! 😉

    5. "Blizzard has finally announced a date for the end of Season One and the start of Season Two. The target date is Tuesday, February 3, 2015"

      Don't forget there's also a "short period" between the end of S1 and the start of S2, which they don't explicitly state how long that'll be. So it's Feb 3rd (at the earliest) for end of S1, then a 'short' duration, then start of S2. Hopefully that short duration will only be a couple of days.

      But yes I'm very much waiting around for S2 to start.

    6. Given the significant set changes therein, I'd be surprised to see patch 2.1.2 drop before the end of season 1. I assume this announcement means we'll be waiting until at least Feb 3 for the patch, even if the PTR ends soonish.

    7. I wonder what will happen to LGems on current seasonal characters. I can’t help but think it would be rather convenient to have a second set ready for alternate characters in HC. Would also be nice to prevent switching gear for those that don’t focus on only one class.

    8. so no update until that time? blah over a month there 🙁 i dont care for seasons bah just give us the update which is more or less ready long ago 🙁

    9. At this point, I'd personally rather they just wait for the changes they've talked about for 2.2. If we already have to wait another month and some change, why not wait another month and release the revised original class sets (Tals, IK, etc) and the new ones before starting the new season.

    10. I'd like to level a WD to make a new build. I tested it on the PTR and it is fun to play. Season are a nice bonus to leveling new characters and I am rather impatient to see the start of season two.

    11. " There’s no need to delete any characters to make room for them; your Seasonal heroes will continue to use the same slot they currently occupy in your roster after the rollover."
      Right but I will have to delete someone when new Season arrive…
      I call It an delayed lie.

      • True, but in theory when the season ends and your accounts merge, you'll have duplicate characters of the same class who differ only in their gear. And you can save both sets of gear, or combine it for one super-set.

        So you'll have plenty of character slots. You'll just be out of stash space!

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