Blizzard has taken the Reaper of Souls beta down for a day to implement the new patch and character wipe.
At present, we anticipate that we’ll be keeping the beta offline until our patch and character wipe can be completed. This means that once the beta is brought back online, a new patch should be available and all beta characters should be wiped.
We apologize for the short notice and would like to thank everyone for their feedback thus far!
What’s going to be in the patch? They haven’t said much about it, but word of a new/returning/renamed feature was sneaked into another reply about end game content. Here’s the new bit:
It doesn’t sound like that’s coming in the patch tomorrow, if they’re talking about sharing details when it draws closer. Which means the Reaper of Souls beta patch contents are still put-near a total mystery. We shall unwrap them like surprise Christmas prezzies! As for Cursed Chests, I’m taking that as good news because, 1) randomly-spawning Jar of Souls style “waves of attackers” events sounded like a lot of fun, and 2) Blizzard bowed to popular sentiment and changed the name to not include the overused word, “Nephalem”.
Click through for the full blue post defending their ongoing collection of End Game feedback.
Nevalistis: We’re asking for endgame feedback for a number of reasons — most notably because it’s one of the features we’ve received the most community inquiry about (and something we know is important to good chunk of our players). While we may not be able to implement some of the more grandiose ideas we’ve seen shared on fan sites and these forums during the course of our beta, we still want to know how you feel our current systems and features can be improved. And we’re still interested in exploring options for the future! Development doesn’t stop at launch with any Blizzard game, and Reaper of Souls will be no exception.
Similarly, while a big focus of the any Blizzard beta is polish and refinement, that doesn’t mean the only thing we intend to do during beta is remove content. As an example, we’ve taken the bulk of content that was once Nephalem Trials and converted them into a new style of event called Cursed Chests. These events should be available in the next phase of testing and on the PTR, and we’ll be able to share a bit more about them as that draws nearer.
Based on your track record with D3 why should I have faith my concerns will be addressed?
Nevalistis: That’s for you to decide. What I can do is provide as much information as possible and as it becomes available, so that you can make an informed choice and provide us your feedback. Contrary to what’s been presented in this thread, we are listening, and we’re super eager to hear what you have to say. In particular, we are ever grateful to those who have taken the time to productively and constructively present their concerns or ideas, and we encourage you to continue doing so. I promise it’s not going into the void!