We’ve just made some improvements to the Diablo 3 Community Forum that should create better conversations for everyone. Our main page news posts have long been paralleled into our Diablo 3 community forum. This is useful since lots of site readers mainpage the forums instead of the news page, and since all the news posts on juicier issues can live on as forum discussion topics longer than they would on the main page, where things scroll down pretty fast. (Though that’s less of an issue these days with our new and shiny layout.)

    The drawback to that “export to forum” system was that news posts were drowning out the actual forum posts since comments made via the main page bumped the forum thread version of the post up to the top of the forum page. This was especially an issue for guests or members using the default “10 per page” forum display settings. (It’s a lot easier if you log in and set your user options to show 20 or 30 or 50 posts per page.)

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    Moderators see all the weird behind the scenes stuff!

    To address this issue, we’ve opened up a new Diablo 3 News Discussion forum as a sub-forum of our Diablo 3 community forum. From now on, the forum post versions of the news items will appear in that sub-forum, instead of the main D3 community forum. Unleash the Hound! So, the main Diablo 3 Community Forum will carry on with user forum conversation, and no news posts elbowing in. (Hopefully we’ll still get thirty spam posts a night promising Indian Black Magic love potions. Forum tools make them very easy to erase, and one of our many excellent mods purges them all before many of you visitors see them, but they’re so weird I’m actually coming to expect and anticipate their near-nightly reappearance.)

    Weird spam aside, there are plenty of good threads in the Community Forum, which you can see now that the Hounds won’t be drowning them all out. For instance:

  • DarkRealm wants to know how you guys feel about BoA. I’m not a huge fan, but it’s essential in order to enjoy high drop rates for self-gearing… or is it?
  • Fizoo thinks that ladders and leaderboards and Tiered Rifts will make Diablo 3 awesome, but there are some counter opinions in this animated debate.


  • Benzedrine found an item with the longest name I’ve ever seen in RoS.
  • StreetChicken discovered an oddity of Internet forums, in that if you include too many topics in one post, you get hardly any feedback since people don’t want to reply to just one thing, and covering everything is too much work. Whereas if you just post one thing, you’ll get 20 replies. I thought his points about gold scarcity in the game were the most interesting.
  • Jaydenz fell victim to the same “too much to reply to it all” fate a couple of weeks earlier.
  • Artemis glories in some good luck on Pools of Reflection. Others ask if PoRs could do more for players who had the max bonus already stacked up. Random shrine/pylon effect?
  • Wurmer misses the special legendary properties from Diablo 3 vanilla gear and wishes they were available in RoS. Others are less nostalgic.
  • DarkRealm tries something that he’s pull back a stump for on the B.net forums. He asks everyone to nomination their favorite Diablo 3 things!
  • There are lots of others, so join in the conversation.

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