Itemization patch. Is it console only?

  • Cee
    As per the recent interview with Blizzard about the console version of the game this quote stood out in my eyes quite a bit:

    "The PC version of D3 might get updated with some of the console features"

    Now does this mean that the itemization patch (which will come "soon" after Blizzcon) is for the console version only and some of the features will be ported over to the PC?

    I'm asking since all Blizzard is talking about, as of late, is the console version, and really, the itemization patch really wasn't confirmed for the PC 100%.
  • No need to worry: The itemization changes Travis introduced in the Developer Journal were intended for the PC version all along, and that hasn't changed. It is true that itemization on the console has been adjusted, too, but these adjustments are made to better tailor the experience to the platform.

    For example, you'll see less items drop on console and those that drop will typically be of higher quality overall. Also, when a white or grey item drops, there is a chance it gets automatically converted into gold. These changes are made to manage the flow of gameplay and give console players the opportunity to focus on combat as much as possible, and spend less time managing their inventory.

    Again, these are console-specific adjustments, not to be confused with the itemization revamp that is in the works for the PC version.