August 28, 2014
April 25, 2014
Is it luck? Is it random? Why do they have what I want? All question we may ask as we plow through monsters scouring for our loot. When we find ourselves looking for answers some times we create our own. Several ideas about Diablo’s RNG have cropped up and I have to admit it’s hard not to get sucked into them.
November 10, 2013
Here are some details about new monster abilities, modified monster behaviors, larger champion packs, and the two new Elite Affixes I saw in my play time on the Reaper of Souls demo at Blizzcon this weekend. This article does not include behaviors and info on the new Act Five enemies. I’ll put those in a separate article about Act 5, coming soon™.
November 9, 2013
The Diablo 3 Gameplay Systems and Crusader panel was held earlier today and much was revealed receiving a good reception from the crowd. Our report from Flux is incoming but in the meantime here are key slides from the presentation showing off some of the new skills and examples of loot 2.0 changes.
Expect the unexpected as you step through the Nephalem Rifts.
October 23, 2013
Lots more datamining from the latest Reaper of Souls patch. There’s a bunch of new info about added game modes, Nephalem Orbs powerups, plus a giant list of changes to the Barbarian’s skills. We’ll post equally huge lists of skill changes for the other
four five classes later today, since there’s just a ton of content and spreading it into different posts makes for easier/better absorption.
September 12, 2013
An early build of Reaper of Souls has been hacked and datamined, and there are spoilers galore. It’s not known where the info came from but it seems like an inside job; perhaps an embittered Bliz employee leaked it, or maybe someone at Gamescom snagged a demo and there was a bunch of extra game info on it? It’s hard to imagine Blizzard not attempting some legal action, and we can only hope the hacking and dissemination of the data doesn’t create a situation like they had with Half Life 2 back in the day, where the security breach considerably delayed the game’s release.
August 22, 2013
Thanks to Nobbie for sending word that German site Gamona.de has posted a new video interview with Diablo 3 Game Director Josh Mosqueira and Art Director Christian Lichtner. Good questions in this one and the guys explain thoroughly a number of new game systems, including the shared Paragon system, the new totally-randomized Loot Runs game mode, Crusader details and play style, improvements and changes to monsters and Elite Affixes, release date hints, and more.
August 21, 2013
Diablo III Expansion: Reaper of Souls Confirmed at Gamescom this morning. Videos and new Crusader class included.