Ancient Items









January 16, 2015

Are Ancient Weapons Changing Everything?

Now that Ancient Items are live in Patch 2.1.2, I’ve been talking to players to gauge their impact. Most people don’t test on the PTR and lots of players don’t really follow the news about coming soon features, but it seemed like pretty much everyone had at least heard about Ancient Weapons before the patch went live. Lots of people hadn’t absorbed the strategic implications though, which is why we keep getting forum posts and questions in chat about ancient jewelry.

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By: Flux




January 5, 2015

Why Players Quit Diablo 3, and What Brings Them Back?

Former MVP and well-known community member DrothVader posted a thread in the B.net forums seeking player comments/complaints about what caused players to quit playing Diablo 3. Of course no one ever quite quits a Diablo game… players just take breaks of varying duration, and half the posters in the thread say they’re going to leap back in for Season 2. Still, the thread has grown quite large, and with most of the comments/complaints more “constructive criticism” than “FJW rants,” it’s an interesting and sometimes thoughtful read.

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By: Flux

December 19, 2014

John Yang Diablo 3 Livestream Transcript

The final Play Your Way livestream of the year went off this afternoon, hosted by CM Nevalistis and D3 developer John Yang, along with players Neinball and Abachio, whose non-Marauder DH was the featured build on the show. It was a Demon Hunter fest, with all four players running that build, and much of the conversation focused on recent and upcoming changes for the Demon Hunter, including skills that have been tweaked (Nightstalker), current changes to Marauder’s Set, upcoming changes to Natalya’s Set, DH items, and more.

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By: Flux