Blizzard has taken to the Diablo 3 website
to outline just what players can expect from Reaper of Souls' upcoming 2.1.0 patch, including a new "Seasons" mode that brings a number of unique quests and challenges to the game.
The new Seasons mode will work similarly to Diablo 2's Ladders, whereby players will roll back to level 1 at the start of each season as they work toward earning mode-specific achievements called Conquests. They will also gain exclusive rewards and unique Legendaries depending on their progress, and will also get to compete across a new leaderboard system that will track progress across each specific Season.
Reaper of Souls version 2.1.0 will also introduce Greater Rifts, which are more challenging versions of Nephalem Rifts that can be unlocked via random Rift Guardian drops. The previously mentioned leaderboards for Seasons will also be available for these new Greater Rifts. A new area is also planned for the patch, titled The Cesspool, which was originally planned for launch with Reaper of Souls but had been pushed back for further development time.
Posted 11:35am 19/6/14
They need to do something to make it beneficial to do Acts 2, 3, 4 and 5, and maybe add a multiplier/bonus for doing all of them.
Posted 11:40am 19/6/14
Also what isn't talked about above is the cost of rifts. Instead of one player throwing in 5 tokens to open one, every player needs 1 each in 2.1.0
Posted 12:00pm 19/6/14
Another notable thing in there is "[legandary gems] can only be socketed into Rings and Amulets, and can be upgraded by completing additional Greater Rifts" - presumedly meaning you are going to have roll a socket (and give up some other damage stat) onto these items.
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Posted 06:09pm 19/6/14
I'll probably give 'Greater Rifts' a run or 2 when they come out though, but D3 play time has pretty much fallen off to nothing for me.
Posted 07:15pm 19/6/14
do you know why people are doing that?
bounties are just a means to get to rifts where the higher chances for legendary drops are*
*apart from act 1 bounties which people split farm on normal to get this: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/ring-of-royal-gran
i've got 700 - 800 rift keystones trying to get that f*****g ring
Posted 08:28pm 19/6/14
If they wanted to get more buy in on the bounties they should really up the reward chance on the horadric caches (they supposedly have done it but I've not seen a single legendary from one since the last patch), the XP and gold rewards for completing bounties need a 2-3 fold increase, and actually make them interesting and not just that clear this, kill that etc.
How about some timed quests of new world bosses laying siege to new towns or fortresses. To complete the quest you go in, have to save a minimum number of inhabitants (soldiers, civilians etc) and then fight your way through the siege to kill the boss. Complete it in under X minutes and your reward doubles/triples or whatever and you get an increased chance of finding legendaries for the next hour or so with every additional bounty you complete.
I guess it's just a question of whether Blizz would actually put that kind of effort in...
Posted 08:57pm 19/6/14
As i said bounties are just there to get rift keystones and really aren't main focuss of the end game content
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2: If you can fit pull-in/pushback into your build, roll bracers until you get Strong Arm Bracer for the up to 30% damage increase for 5 secs after pull/push.
See, your gear is about right, it's just undergeared in general. You're kinda on the right track.
I'm gonna be smashing content that would suit your level of progression this arvo for a few hours. Join up because I can guarantee you that the noobs you're playing with in pubs aren't running content anywhere near as fast. I'l especially friendly if you have lots of rift tokens. :) - If pave stops being such a sader introvert, he'll come too.
I got a massive dump on the bake atm. I thought you should know that part.
Posted 04:04pm 23/6/14
I have about 150 RTs stacked. Need something to do with them all :( Mostly just running adventure mode to get RTs, takes about 6 minutes a run.
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Posted 06:39pm 23/6/14
some dude in china posted on the forums saying that wizards basically get kicked from games pretty often because they just slow down groups haha dem cut throat chinese
Posted 08:18pm 26/6/14
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Posted 08:23pm 26/6/14
pretty sure you can copy your toon over, you could on the pre 2.0 update so I'm assuming you still can now.
it's worth noting that this patch is probably gonna be in ptr for quite some time, so if you are keen on seeing the changes anytime soon this is your best bet.
Posted 08:47pm 26/6/14
Posted 01:23pm 28/6/14
it is a diablo 3 hardcore challenge, basically it's randomised character class / sex / name / skills / runes challenge and you see how far you can get before dying
Posted 01:55pm 28/6/14