A Monk build has been gaining some popularity on our Builds tool, by Bigfluf. It focuses on high resource cost reduction, near infinite and ultra fast Dashing Strikes. If preferred, you can also watch the video guide below by Natsuma Z, where he goes over every important aspect of the skill and item build. Check it out!
Blizzard will be present at this year's E3, at a press conference called PC Gaming Show on June 16th, sponsored by AMD and PC Gamer. According to the official website this is an opportunity for "press and fans come together to celebrate PC gaming and see what lies in store" - who knows, maybe there will be some Diablo related news. The event will also be streamed on Twitch, so keep an eye out for it.
mlpiceking shared an amazing Barbarian cosplay over at reddit. The actual cosplayer is Jessica Meads from Australia, and the costume is absolutely incredible - very detailed and faithful to the source material. Check out the screenshot below - click it for a larger version!
Wizard vs GR 60
Reiko Zockt uploaded a video showing his point of view while clearing a Greater Rift level 60 with his Aether WalkerTal'Rasha Wizard. Rank #1 EU on Season 3 at the time he posted it. Gear, build and stats are shown at around the 15 minute mark. Check it out!
A hotfix has been pushed out earlier today to fix a bug where receiving fatal damage at the end of Akarat's Champion would make the buff last forever. On a similar note, there's currently an issue with WDs that prevents Fetishes from shooting even when you have a Carnevil equipped - they're working on a solution. Read below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
Patch 2.2.1 Hotfixes Below you will find a list of hotfixes recently applied or coming soon that address various bugs or mechanic tweaks.
These hotfixes should not require you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented while others may require restarting the game to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch. Also note that changes to certain abilities will not be reflected in its tooltip until a patch is issued. Last updated May 21. Hotfixes are denoted by the date they were applied to live servers. Previous Hotfixes:[2.2.0]
[UPCOMING HOTFIXES] There are no upcoming hotfixes to report at this time.
[LIVE HOTFIXES] Crusader
Fixed an issue where if a player received fatal damage at the exact moment Akarat's Champion (Prophet) ended, the buff would be maintained permanently (5/21) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Carnevil Bug We're currently looking into an issue where Fetishes sometimes forget to shoot despite the fact the Witch Doctor has a Carnevil equipped. We'll be sure to give you all an update once we have more details to share, but we're not there just yet. Thank you all for the reports, and good hunting out there! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
MHM has done another quick and short Legendary Gem video guide - this time going over the attributes and interactions of Iceblink with skills like Cull the Weak and items like Bane of the Trapped. Check it out!
I had the same issue just now. I imagine it is a bug.
This is correct. There is a bug with tornado behavior, and you'll see this somewhat confused wandering with any Rift Guardian that summons tornadoes (Sand Shaper and Saxtris included). We're currently investigating this issue.
To clarify, the tornadoes aren't attempting to stay close to their summoner; they're just changing directions too quickly. As a result, they won't travel very far from their spawn point. The behavior of the enemies themselves should be unchanged so, in the meantime, kiting the Rift Guardian away from a cluster of tornadoes should yield more desirable results.
Reporting Hacks and Bugs
Tsarnis, from Blizzard's quality assurance, has posted some guidelines on how to properly report bugs and exploits to the developers. He goes over a few common mistakes when bringing these up and what can be done to make the most out of this type of feedback. We have quoted a small preview of his posts below, but for those interested in contributing with these, check out the full post on bugs and on exploits.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
Welcome to Diablo III Bug Report Forums!
I am very much looking forward to working with all of you to get any bugs that you may find during your travels through Sanctuary reported to our development team. To get started on this forum, please read through this guide as it explains some Do's and Don't's for bug testing and reporting.
Feedback is NOT a bug. Anything related to feedback, class balance, boss suggestions, etc. belongs in another forum.
My team and I read every single thread that is posted on this forum. However, I will not always respond to every thread. If you do not get a blue response, please DO NOT bump posts. I will ignore and possibly delete any post that simply says "Bump" or demands a response from a Blizzard poster. (continues...)
I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of our forum policies regarding reporting issues involving exploits, hacks, and cheating:
According to the Forums Code of Conduct, under NO circumstances should a hack or exploit be reported on the public forums. Because of the sensitive nature of hacks/exploits, posting on forums only ensures that other people are going to attempt to use them. Any poster who breaks this rule will have his/her thread deleted immediately and may be reviewed for a forums suspension.
8-bit Diablo Characters
Drothvader has tweeted a cool little image of an 8-bit version of Tyrael and Imperius, as well as a gif of the Demon Hunter Valla from Heroes of the Storm. While not the traditional drawn fanart, it's still an awesome depiction of these characters! Check them out.
A small patch went live earlier today, meant just to fix a couple bugs. Still, do check the patch notes and list of other known issues to be aware of other issues you may find in your farming sessions. Read more below.
Diablo III patch 2.2.1 is now live in the Americas for PC! Check out the full patch notes below to learn all about the latest changes.
Important: Please note that you will not be prompted to download patch 2.2.1 until the patch is live in your home region. If you are logging in from a European or Asian client, you will need to wait for this patch to release in that region before it can be installed. Additionally, if your home region is in the Americas, you will be unable to log into Europe or Asia using Global Play after patch 2.2.1 is live until those regions have also patched.
If you are experiencing technical issues with the patching process, connecting to Battle.net after installing the patch, or errors while playing a newly-patched game, please visit our support site or post in the Technical Support forum for assistance.
Fixed an issue that prevented some players from receiving the BlizzCon 2014 cosmetic items
Skill Rune - Dust Devils
Reduced the visual noise caused by these tornadoes
Fixed an issue that prevented Channeling Pylon from removing the cost of Dashing Strike with the Raiment of a Thousand Storms set equipped
Fixed an issue that prevented belts from being able to roll bonus Armor as an affix
Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Locust Swarm from refreshing the duration of the Zunimassa's (6) Set bonus
Fixed an issue that allowed players to equip and use unidentified Legendary Potions
Fixed an issue that prevented Josh Mosqueira (the rift guardian) from dropping loot
Fixed an issue that allowed The Butcher and Mancarver's spear attack to be reflected, or slowed
Fixed an issue that prevented players with Illusory Boots equipped from passing through walls created by Orlash
The recently added social button will now display how many friends you have online and any clan or communities notifications
Fixed an issue that prevented the Greater Rift Completion screen from being closed using the Close All Windows hotkey
Seasonal tabs will no longer incorrectly show up on the Achievement and Leaderboard screens when no season is active
More Stash on Chinese Realm
Kontora has shared with us over at Reddit how apparently on the chinese realm players can have up to 10 stash tabs and those can be bought with "white gold", which may be Platinum. Check out the source and the screenshot he shared below!
Mutilation Guard Guide
MHMikhail has made a video talking about how Mutilation Guard, the new seasonal only Legendary Gem, works and interacts with other items. An interesting watch if you're playing Season 3 and haven't checked the new gem yet!