Focused Feedback: The Darkening of Tristram

  • Welcome, nephalem, to the Patch 2.4.3 PTR!

    This upcoming patch includes a slew of new features and items for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. For more information on the scope of Patch 2.4.3, please check out our latest patch notes here.

    In order to help guide your testing efforts, we are currently looking for focused feedback discussions on a variety of topics.


    To help keep feedback organized, we ask that you post your thoughts in the appropriate thread where applicable. If you have feedback that does not fall into one of the above categories, feel free to make a new thread!
  • This Focused Feedback thread is dedicated to The Darkening of Tristram 20th Anniversary event, a re-imagined homage to the events of the original Diablo game.

    Here 's a rundown of what the new, limited-time event entails:
    • A mysterious group of Cultists is stirring up trouble! Hunt them down in Adventure Mode to uncover clues that reveal a portal into Tristram’s past, and rediscover the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago…
    • This event is only available in January
      • Please note that the anniversary event features a pre-cursor event
      • This will start a few hours before the rest of the event is available on the PTR

    Features for this event include:
    • A custom-built 16-level dungeon filled with monsters, bosses, and mini-quests that have been updated or recreated to represent the events of the original Diablo game
    • Retro-Vision Graphics Filter
    • Retro-style sound effects and animations
    • Throwback cosmetic and collectible items
    • Several new achievements and rewards

    For more details on what changes have been made in Patch 2.4.3, please see our PTR Patch Notes.

    Here are a few questions to get you started:
    • How many times have you played The Darkening of Tristram?
    • What kind/level of character did you play this event with? If you'd like to include a build, feel free to link your Armory page or use a service like D3 Planner.
    • What do you like most about The Darkening of Tristram?
    • What areas of the event do you feel could use improvement?

    With that said, thank you to all our PTR participants. Your feedback is appreciated and continues to be integral to our design and iteration process. Happy testing!

    Please Note: In order to facilitate focused feedback, posts in this thread that are not relevant to the topics listed above will be deleted. Please create a new thread for your concerns if they are outside the above topics. Thank you!
  • I think it's worth reiterating that, during our BlizzCon presentations, we probably should have been more clear that this event is a reinterpretation rather than a true 1:1 recreation. The event overall is meant more as an homage and an opportunity for players to delve into a unique experience reminiscent to the original game while still taking advantage of the tech and combat systems of Diablo III.

    11/25/2016 03:37 AMPosted by FunkTion
    Again not sure what the above is referring to. Did I miss the pre-cursor event and that is why I couldn't find a starter quest?


    Correct; the pre-cursor event was only live on PTR for a couple of hours. The primary reason for its inclusion on PTR was to ensure the event rolled over properly.