August 15, 2015
May 22, 2015
March 9, 2015
Josh Mosqueira’s GDC presentation on all the ways that RoS fixed D3’s mistakes brought up the original D3’s “Seven Design Pillars.” What were those 7 pillars and why did the game largely fail to achieve them? Plus more PTR testing and Natalya’s Set debate. Featuring N3rdwards, MJNspace, and Flux.
March 3, 2015
January 6, 2015
December 24, 2014
August 11, 2014
Fascinating and very long article by a self-confessed Diablo 3 Auction House botter, talking about how he made over 100k Euros in a year, entirely through buying low and selling high on the AH and RMAH. The article is huge and goes into great detail about everything, including the scripts he used, the multiple machines he had running, and how easy it was to avoid Blizzard’s very lacking anti-botting measures.
June 24, 2014
June 18, 2014
News from Blizzard that the powerful and controversial Monk passive, One With Everything, is going to be removed entirely from the game in Patch 2.1. A new passive called Harmony will take its place, which will grant 30% of all single-elemental resistances as All Resistance. (Currently, OWE grants 100% of your biggest single elemental resistance as All Resistance.)
April 4, 2014
Golden Resplendent chest drops are bugged, and a big buff to their drops is coming in a future patch. Rejoice and prepare for loot-splosions?
March 18, 2014
It’s the The Last Day of the Diablo 3 Auction House with the shutdown coming up later tonight. It’ll go offline for Americas players during the regular early morning Tuesday maintenance time, and you should check the Auction House FAQ for full details. Now that we’re here, how do you guys feel about this end of an era? The AH has been controversial since it was announced, and while many players have used it extensively and enjoyed it, others feel it’s a terrible game feature (the whole thing and/or especially the Real Money aspect).
March 15, 2014
March 13, 2014
It’s an interesting time in the Diablo 3 community. Not only is the Reaper of Souls expansion coming in less than two weeks, but the Auction House is closing in one week, and Diablo 3 version 2 has been live for a couple of weeks. Any of these factors would create shifts in the economy, and when you throw all three together, weird stuff happens. We’ve seen crazy price swings for materials and gems, value added or subtracted from existing gear (formerly very pricey weapons with life steal are now being almost given away), and more.
March 6, 2014
Some posts in the B.net forums illustrate common misconceptions about the new difficulty system and Paragon system.
March 3, 2014
There’s a new interview on PC Gamer with Diablo 3 / Reaper of souls developers. Lead Content Designer Kevin Martens and Level Designer Laura Paolilli field questions cover D3’s rough launch, Loot 2.0 changes, Reaper of Souls features, the shutdown of the Auction House, and lessons learned from D3 that led to the many improvements we see in D3v2 and will see many more of in Reaper of Souls.