Artisans






November 26, 2013

Crafting Materials in Reaper of Souls are Unbalanced?

A fan brings up one of the obvious problems with the Reaper of Souls economy at this point; the imbalances of crafting mats and costs, and the fact that all current Diablo 3 materials are without value in Reaper of Souls. (You find Demonic Essences and Tomes of Secret frequently at low levels, Fiery Brimstone comes from low level legendaries you salvage, and none of them are required for high level crafting in RoS.)

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October 26, 2013

The Mystic Was *Not* That Act One NPC After All?

Most fans know that the Mystic was revealed along with the other two Artisans and was functional in Diablo 3 during much of the development cycle. The devs shelved her shortly before release since they felt her talents at the time were non-essential and largely replicated by gem socketing. Dropping the third Artisan wasn’t that hard in terms of losing her talents (which had evolved over time, but were ultimately Identify All and Item Imbuing), but did require some story/quest revising.

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October 24, 2013

Reintroducing the Mystic: Enchanting and Transmog Illustrated

Blizzard has posted a nice article showing off the Mystic NPC Artisan, who will be returning to the game in Reaper of Souls. She provides sage advice and monster lore in-game, along with item enchanting and transmogrification services. The Blizzard post goes a little into her clan lore, but mostly focuses on the enchant and transmog functions, with lots of screens showing off the new interfaces and functions.

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September 4, 2013

Can the Mystic Enchant/Upgrade Current Gear in RoS?

Interesting question from a fan about item levels and Mystic enchants. Since monster and item levels are increasing up to 70 in Reaper of Souls, and we’re going to see new and bigger affixes above those in the game today, there’s a question how that’ll work with existing gear. Can you reroll anything you own now and get a potentially bigger stat than you could today, in RoS? Such as via the Mystic?

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August 28, 2013

Judge Hype’s Diablo 3 Gamescom Interview Highlights

The French D3 fansite Judge Hype has done great work over the years and provided us with all the Crusader skills a few days ago. The Judge has now posted a write up about his interview with Josh Mosqueira and Christian Lichtner from Gamescom and it’s got good stuff as well. There’s no audio or video alas, just a bullet point list of the key details, but there are some new facts that I hadn’t heard in other interviews. Here are some quotes of the Google translation, and thanks to Koko for the tip and his own useful translations in the forum.

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August 22, 2013

More Details on Shared Paragon and other RoS News

The Diablo CMs haven’t made many forum posts since the Reaper of Souls announcement, but they’ve answered some key questions, and Lylirra has been blowing it up on Twitter, though there’s only so much value anyone can manage with just 140 characters of explanation. From what the CMs have told us via email, they’re not going to be answering every last question just yet, to leave space for media interviews from Gamescom to have their moment. The show runs through the weekend after all, and we can’t expect to know everything just yet.

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