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?

    I was under the impression that if you are on the live version of the game with a paragon level 19 toon and a paragon level 20 toon that your paragon level in the new system would be a total between all of your paragon levels before the new system launches, which in my case is a paragon level of 39. So where did 29 come from? Or did I have the wrong understanding?
    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:

    paragon 2.0

    The initial implementation of the Paragon system introduced in patch 1.0.4 was designed to provide players with additional end-game progression, offering bonuses for experience gained past the standard level cap. This system was created to accompany and complement the more innate item-based progression in Diablo III, which is all about finding powerful artifacts and putting them to use against the demonic legions of the Burning Hells.

    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.

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