Noted by fans, but also now a comment by Bashiok:

    As an FYI people are being kicked out of games, we’re going to verify all game servers are down, then take down everything. We’ll push the patch, you’ll be able to update and patch but character/game creation will be unavailable until the reset is complete. We’re still estimating it all to be finished by 3:00 PM PDT, but updates will be posted in the Battle.net Status forum on timing.

    That would be about 22:00 UK time, or 23:00 in central Europe (or 10pm, if you’re not used to the 24 hour clock).

    With the ladder reset Patch 1.13 will also be released. Check after the break for the Patch Notes.

    (Thanks Bandreus)

    Diablo II Version History

    DiabloWikiPatch 1.13c

    A new Mystery has been revealed!

    – Adventurers of DiabloWikiSanctuary are hereby warned once again, that a new challenge
    awaits you. Within Diablo’s Bosses, spanning across the world from the
    ancient Monastery DiabloWikiCatacombs to the DiabloWikiThrone of Destruction, is where you’ll
    find what you seek…

    Major Bugs

    – Fixed an item DiabloWikidupe bug.
    – Video improvements for Intel Mac machines with OS 10.5 or greater.
    – Fixed an issue where some players could kill other players while in town
    – Fixed an issue where some players could disconnect other players when
    they had too many active states.
    – Fixed two issues where players could stack auras in an unintended way.

    Minor Bugs

    DiabloWikiUber Mephisto now checks for both DiabloWikiUber Baal and DiabloWikiUber Diablo to be killed
    before spawning summoned minions (Before he would only check for Uber Baal).
    – The game will no longer stop and then restart the game music after the
    window loses and then regains focus.
    – Fixed an issue where the game window would minimize when running in
    windowed mode when it lost focus.
    – Fixed an issue where the game window wouldn’t center properly when it
    was created.
    DiabloWikiFangskin should now properly drop loot in DiabloWikiHell difficulty.
    – Fixed an issue where auras were not re-applied to your mercenary after
    it was resurrected.
    – Fixed an issue where if you had two items which provided auras to
    a DiabloWikimercenary and you unequipped one, the aura from the remaining
    item never became active.
    – Fixed an issue where the DiabloWikiPaladin class DiabloWikirunewordDiabloWikiPrinciple‘ wasn’t
    having all of its stats applied properly.
    – Fixed an issue where the Paladin’s DiabloWikiCharge ability would become locked
    out if DiabloWikiHoly Shield faded while charging.
    – Fixed an issue where the DiabloWikiBarbarian‘s DiabloWikiLeap ability could become locked
    out if they were hit when they started to leap.

    Specific changes/improvements

    DiabloWikiRespecialization is now possible! Completing the ‘DiabloWikiDen of Evil‘ quest
    will now additionally reward 1 free respec which can be saved. Players
    who have already completed this quest should receive 1 free respec in
    Hell difficulty.
    – Increased the drop rate of high DiabloWikirunes.
    – Support for blit scaling in windowed mode. The game can now be
    maximized to the largest 4:3 resolution supported (hooray widescreen users).
    – Some rare drop items now have an orange color. i.e. Runes and items
    required for DiabloWikiUber Tristam.
    – Modified the gold bank limit to be a flat cap not bound by level.
    – Removed the requirements to create a DiabloWikihardcore character.
    – Greatly reduced the explosion damage dealt by Fire Enchanted monsters.
    – Uber Mephisto and Uber Baal’s summoned minions no longer give DiabloWikiexperience.
    – Removed DiabloWikiOblivion Knight‘s DiabloWikiIron Maiden curse.
    – Hellfire Torch Firestorm proc rate has been reduced to 5%.
    – Users can now toggle the display of text over the Health and Mana
    globes by clicking on the bottom area of each orb.
    – When creating a single player game, each difficulty button is now bound
    to a unique key: Normal ‘R’, Nightmare ‘N’, and Hell ‘H’.
    – The ‘Enter Chat’ Button in the battle.net waiting room is now
    bound to the ‘Enter’ key.
    – Added the windows system buttons to the game window (MIN, MAX, CLOSE).
    – Added new command line parameter ‘-nofixaspect’ which allows users to
    not fix the aspect ratio to 4:3 when maximizing in windowed mode.
    This lets the game ‘stretch’ to fill your monitor.
    – Added support for ‘-sndbkg’ command line switch. This enables sound
    in background.
    – Added the following aliases for pre-existing command line options,
    ‘-nosound’, ‘-window’, and ‘-windowed’.

    Revised Skill balance for Player Character classes


    DiabloWikiImmolation Arrow – Increased radius of Explosion effect by 33% and
    Immolation effect by 50%.
    – Immolation Arrow – Explosion effect damage increased by 20%.
    – Immolation Arrow – Increased base duration by 33%.


    DiabloWikiDragon Claw – Synergy receives 4% additional damage per point of DiabloWikiClaw Mastery.
    DiabloWikiDragon Talon – The bonus to DiabloWikiAttack Rating per point has been increased to 35.
    DiabloWikiShadow Master – Increased resistance range per point from 5-80 to 5-90.
    – Combo points awarded by combo moves now last 15 seconds, up from 9.


    DiabloWikiWhirlwind – Reduced initial mana cost by 50%.
    – Masteries – Changed critical strike chance from 0-25 to 0-35.


    DiabloWikiBlessed Hammer – No longer ignores resistances of DiabloWikiundead and DiabloWikidemons.


    DiabloWikiWerebear – Damage bonus increased by 15% across all ranks.
    – Werebear – Increased health by 25% and armor by 1% per point.
    DiabloWikiShockwave – Synergy from DiabloWikiMaul adds 5% damage per point.


    DiabloWikiBlood Golem – Removed negative shared life effect (player no longer
    loses life when the golem takes damage).
    DiabloWikiCorpse Explosion – Increased base damage dealt from 60% – 100%
    to 70% – 120% of corpses health.
    DiabloWikiPoison Nova – Increased base damage by 15%.


    DiabloWikiFirewall – Synergy receives 1% damage per point of DiabloWikiInferno and
    4% per point of DiabloWikiWarmth.
    DiabloWikiBlaze – Synergy receives 1% damage per point of DiabloWikiFirewall
    and 4% per point of Warmth.
    DiabloWikiHydra – Increased base damage by 15% per rank.
    – Hydra – Increased base speed of Hydra projectile.
    – Hydra – Reduced DiabloWikicooldown by 25%.

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