A fan asked the common question about Paragon levels. I always wonder how it’s common, though? I mean where did the idea come from that Paragon levels are just added across characters? Everyone who plays notices that you need more exp per level as your levels get higher. So why would anyone expect that (as I’ve often seen asked) 10 paragon 10 chars would give you Paragon 100 for the account?
It’s a little confusing, but Paragon 2.0 adds up your total Paragon experience to determine your new Paragon level, and not your total number of current Paragon levels.
Conveniently, Blizzard has posted a new First Look article covering the Paragon 2.0 system. If you’ve not played with it yet or been soaking it up in our articles since it debuted last year, you will learn a thing or two. Quote from the start:
While the original version of the Paragon leveling system achieved its many goals, with time players would max out at level 100 and no longer feel rewarded for vanquishing evil. With patch 2.0.1, we’re making three big changes to the Paragon system that are aimed at giving you greater control over your hero, promoting variety in build options, and offering more character customization than ever before.