The armies of the Burning Hells are about to become a lot more hellacious. In patch 1.0.5, we’ll be introducing DiabloWikiMonster Power, a new system designed to give players more control over how challenging enemies are in each difficulty setting. Similar to the “Players X” command in Diablo II, Monster Power gives Diablo III players the option to increase the health and damage of monsters according to different “power levels” — and in return, they’ll receive scaling bonuses to their adventure stats (including experience, Magic Find, and Gold Find) as well as more drops.
The option to adjust Monster Power will be available to all players starting at level 1 through the Quest Selection window, and can be adjusted separately for DiabloWikiNormal, DiabloWikiNightmare, DiabloWikiHell, and DiabloWikiInferno difficulties.
Additionally, IncGamers notes that the first Hardcore character to reach the end-game objective of Paragon 100 is a Wizard, as played by EU gamer Azimuth. A celebratory video of his achievement can be watched below.