Key Diablo 3 Patch 1.08 Infos


A collection of short Blue replies on various essential questions about the new patch and Diablo 3 in general. First up, you’d do well to check the compiled list of known issues, as I’ve seen numerous comments about things listed thereon. That list doesn’t include “no itemization fixes” (other than the Murlocket being removed) since those aren’t in this patch:

So I take it from the patch notes that the patch in regards to rare items and legendary isn’t the 1.08?
Lylirra: Correct. We’ve said from the beginning that the itemization changes Travis discussed were planned for beyond patch 1.0.8. We don’t have a timeline to share right now (no ETAs or anything like that), but we’ll definitely be keeping players in the loop as we continue working on those changes.

Another thread got into complaints about the scorpion exp adjustment, but since that’s a dead issue (no one can seriously argue those monsters didn’t award *way* too much exp for their difficulty and fecundity), I’ll just quote this bit with the actual exp multiplier adjustment formula.

Nephalem Valor stacks are now multiplicative, not additive. The simple calculation is: [ 100%(base) + bonus from MP + helm ruby + ring] * [1 + Up to 0.75 from NV + Up to 0.30 for multiplayer]

Since math is hard, here’s an attempted explanation with words. You just add up all the bonuses from DiabloWikiMonster Power and gear, and then multiply it by the DiabloWikiNephalem Valor + multiplayer bonuses. (1.75 for 1p, 1.85 for 2p, 1.95 for 3p, and 2.05 for 4-.) This is how people are rolling over 1000% exp on the PTR now, since you get say 500% from a high MP + gear, and that bonus can be more than doubled in a 4 player game once you’re stacked up. Teamwork! Or at least cooperative exp-loiting.

Another thread asked for basic info about the benefits/requirements of Nephalem Valor, and got it.

Playing on Inferno with a full five stacks of Nephalem Valor is required in order for the keys, plans, and demonic organs to drop. Assuming you have five stacks of Nephalem Valor, the drop rate of keys, plans, and demonic organs is 5% on MP0, 10% on MP1, and 20% on MP2, all the way up through a 100% drop rate on MP10.

“Plans” in that quote refers to the Hellfire Ring plan dropped by DiabloWikiNekarat the Keywarden, which you only need to find once. The Blue does not mean the other hundreds of DiabloWikiPlans and DiabloWikiDesigns, or the new crafting options added in v1.07. Those drop semi-randomly, and more often when you’ve got higher MF, but 5 stacks aren’t required for those; only for the plan and keys and organs associated with the DiabloWikiInfernal Machine event.

Finally, a fan wanted a picture of Lylirra.

I want to see her photo, I’ve heard she is really pretty. Lylirra what do you think to post a photo to us.
Lylirra: A) Off-topic post is off-topic.
B) Google, man!
C) No.

Posting guidelines, they are your friend: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3074647446#2 🙂

She locked the thread there, but as we aim to be more full service than Bliz, here’s some pics. A prime example came from PAX East just a couple of weeks ago, courtesy of the ever-vigilant Fmulder. He found a shot of Lylirra and Vaeflare with some Diablo cosplayers posing as Leah and the Demon Hunter, and you can see it in our gigantic Diablo cosplay gallery… or by clicking through.

CM Lylirra, Leah, female Demon Hunter, and CM Vaeflare, at PAX East 2013.

CM Lylirra, Leah, female Demon Hunter, and CM Vaeflare, at PAX East 2013.

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  1. Bla Bla Bla Soon Bla Bla Bla We don’t know what to do Bla Bla Bla

    • yeah, and then we get questions like (assume 5-year old whiney tone): “So I take it from the patch notes that the patch in regards to rare items and legendary isn’t the 1.08?”

      The reason I don’t work in client relations is because my answer would be “Yes dumba$$, if you read the million posts we made, you would have know that.”

  2. Why did they get rid of the murlocket? Something to do with the “summon a creature from the depths”?

  3. I’ll try to leech in MP as a walking Mantra if possible then.
    Also, the SP MP0 Alk run should become less profitable exp-wise now.

  4. She is cute. Can’t wait for D3 expansion. It is my forlone hope!

  5. Damn, Lylirra is hot. I am so glad I have a job that doesn’t require me to wear something like that around my neck.

  6. Each patch/iteration does improve the product. She’s a big step up from that scruffy hipster doofus Micah Whipple.

  7. I am not sure posting pictures of woman on the internet is “more full service” … going by the comments here, it is more an opportunity for strangers to judge them.

    • True, but strangers judging is what the internet is all about these days. And it’s not like some TMZ stalker photo; it’s Vaeflare and Lylirra posed with cosplayers at PAX in photos they knew would be released. And they work in a PR position and are thus visible in the public eye. Still, if anyone made comments too rude we’d have deleted them. (And yes, you could argue that every comment by Solomon qualifies for that. It’s always a fine line with tolerating the trolls for their occasional moments of amusement.)

  8. They both look cute but I bet that is just me

  9. You could clarify one thing above:

    “Plans” in that quote refers to the Hellfire Ring plan dropped by Nekarat the Keywarden, which you only need to find once. The Blue does not mean the other hundreds of Plans and Designs, or the new crafting options added in v1.07. Those drop semi-randomly, and more often when you’ve got higher MF, but 5 stacks aren’t required for those; only for the plan and keys and organs associated with the Infernal Machine event.

    In actuality, certain bosses have a very high drop rate for the 1.07 crafting plans, and only with 5 stacks of nephalem. These bosses are: Skeleton King, Spider Queen, Maghda, Zoltun Kulle, Ghom, Cydaea, Izual, and Rakanoth. The drop rates with 5 stack valor are:

    MP 0: 20%
    MP 1: 23.2%
    MP 2: 26.912%
    MP 3: 31.218%
    MP 4: 36.213%
    MP 5: 42.007%
    MP 6: 48.728%
    MP 7: 56.524%
    MP 8: 65.568%
    MP 9: 76.059%
    MP 10: 88.228%

    • True, but it’s not 100%, and you don’t need any stacks to have a chance for those crafting plans to drop from those bosses or any others. And I linked the sentence to the very thing you quoted from the v1.07 patch notes.

  10. ““Plans” in that quote refers to the Hellfire Ring plan dropped by Nekarat the Keywarden […]”

    He drops the ‘Infernal Machine’ plan required to transmute the 3 keys into a portal device, you buy the Hellfire Ring plan from Squirt the Peddler (A2 vendor).

  11. I’m confused… It says the multiplayer bonus for 1 player is 1.75… So I get a 1.75 exp bonus just for being in a game by myself and having it open to the public? And by 1 player, I assume it doesn’t mean 1.75 for 1 EXTRA player, because then that would also mean that you get 2.05 for 4 extra players, which is obviously impossible.

    • if you have 5 stacks and are in a solo game yes, you take all your xp bonuses you currently have, and then multiply it by 1.75. each player that joins the game afterwards adds a .1 to that multiplier. so in a 4 person game, you add up all the OTHER forms of xp you have, (gear, follower, MP), and then multiply that by 2.05.

  12. thought leah and the dh woulda been cuter in real life lol… but anyways, is monster density included in mp0, or is it only for mp1 or greater?…i thought i read that somehwere…

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