Help me catch up on the changes...

  • #1
    So I took a break from playing D3 last fall... sometime after patch 1.0.4, when they added the Paragon levels. I was thinking of getting back into it, but it seems like there have been a lot of changes and the amount of stuff I have to catch up with is sorta overwhelming.

    Can anyone give me an idea of the major changes I need to learn about, stuff that's been put in over the last 6 months or so?
  • #2
    nothing overwhelming
    Working with adobe and/or java is like pushing a paper clip against a building and expecting it to move...


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  • #3
    Unless you're a monk. In which case two-handers are now the budget dps option, and bells crit for a million with 50k dps.
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  • #4
    They introduced some Bind on account crafting recipies. Did a lot of rebalancing and shifting around skills, bzut you will see that when you log in.

    Game got easier yet again, more and better loot drops. The biggest difference for you will be prices in the AH. If your gear is still worth one 10th of what you payed for it originaly, you will be lucky. But that also means that you will be able to gear up fast.
  • #5
    Hmmmm, where to start.... There have been two significant patches since then. 1.05 and 1.07. Here is patch 1.05


    Patch Features
    New System: Monster Power
    Similar to the "Players X" command in Diablo II, Monster Power is a system designed to give players more control over how challenging enemies are in each difficulty. With this system, players can choose to increase the health and damage of monsters according to different "power levels" and in return they’ll receive scaling bonuses to experience as well as boosts to Magic Find and Gold Find which will stack above the 300% cap. The option to increase Monster Power will be available to all players starting at level 1 in the Quest Selection window, and can be adjusted separately for Normal, Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno difficulties.
    For more information on how to enable and use Monster Power, click here
    New Event: Infernal Machine
    The Infernal Machine is a device that will allow level 60 players to battle "uber" versions of some of Sanctuary’s most nefarious bosses. While the rewards for defeating these bosses will be great, some assembly is required. Only the most powerful Nephalem can unlock the secrets to building the Infernal Machine, but once forged the device can be used to open portals to special encounters featuring not one, but two bosses which have been augmented from their original versions, both in terms of difficulty and appearance. Defeating each boss pair will provide players with extra items and gold, as well as a chance to find components for a new Legendary ring.
    For more information on the Infernal Machine event, click here
    General
    • Resplendent Chests will now operate similarly to Elite packs in Inferno difficulty:
      • When players open a Resplendent Chest, they will receive a reward based on how many Nephalem Valor stacks they have active at the time
      • Opening a Resplendent Chest will grant one stack of Nephalem Valor
    • Major in-game events will now grant one stack of Nephalem Valor when completed by a level 60 character in Inferno difficulty
      • If completed in a multiplayer game, all eligible characters in the party will receive the buff regardless of whether they participated in the event or were close to the event's location
    • Major in-game events in Inferno difficulty that involve a special chest or Unique monster will now also drop additional loot for every stack of Nephalem Valor a player has active at the time of the event’s completion
      • Several events have had Unique monsters added to them for this purpose
    • Experience Shrines can now appear in Inferno difficulty
    • Two new shrines have been added to all difficulty levels:
      • Empowered Shrine – Increased resource regeneration and reduced cooldowns
      • Fleeting Shrine – Increased movement speed and pickup radius
    • Followers, pets, and summoned creatures will no longer attack enemies that are in an idle state unless the player is within 10 yards of the enemy (note: Hydra heads and Sentry turrets are not affected by this change)
    • The Watch Tower spawn has been moved from the Northern Highlands to the Southern Highlands
    • The reduction of snare effects against Elite monsters has been reduced (in the player’s favor):
      • Normal: 20% to 0%
      • Nightmare: 30% to 15%
      • Hell: 40% to 25%
      • Inferno: 40% to 25%
    • Crowd control effects will now be affected by diminishing returns. To learn more about how diminishing returns will work in Diablo III (and why these changes are an overall buff to player CC), click here
    Auction House
    • Search parameters will now save when switching between the gold and real-money auction house
    • An option to display Auction House toasts including sales and expirations has been added to the Social options menu
    • Players can now search for +Damage on off-hand items
    • User Interface
      • An additional sortable column has been added which will allow players to sort returned results by one of their indicated Preferred Stats
      • To switch between Preferred Stats, right-click on the column and choose from the available drop-down menu
      • The Preferred Stat list is now sorted alphabetically
      • An "X"-out button has been added to allow players to quickly reset individual Preferred Stat filters
      • A "Search for Similar" option has been added for items in the Sell tab
      • Right-clicking on items in the tab and selecting “Search for Similar” will automatically populate the Search tab with that item’s stats as well as perform a search for all items currently up for auction that have similar stats
    • Bug Fixes
      • When claiming stackable items from the auction house, the claimed items will always attempt to fill out partial stacks completely before moving to an open slot in the stash
      • The color-coding for the "Quality" drop-down menu for Pages & Recipes has been updated to match the color-coding for all other categories
      • Fixed a bug that was causing the minimum value for the Spirit Regen affix to not filter items correctly
    Battle.net
    • The "Friend of Friend" feature for finding and adding Real ID friends is now available for Diablo III
    • A new item delivery system has been added that will allow Blizzard to send license-based items directly to players (for example, Collector's Edition rewards)
    • Achievements
      • An Achievement button has been added to the in-game navigation tray
      • Players can now link Achievements in chat
    • Banners
      • Players can now customize their banner in-game while in town
      • Each banner reward type now has sub-categories organized by the content they were rewarded from (Hardcore, Crafting, Challenges, etc.)
      • New unlocked banner rewards are now highlighted so they can be found more easily
    • Chat
      • Players can now change font color (per channel) and size
      • Clicking on items linked in chat will now provide a comparison tooltip based on what you are currently wearing
      • Several additional improvements have been made to in-game chat to increase usability
    • Multiplayer
      • Leaving a multiplayer game will no longer remove you from the party
        • This means that players can leave the game to browse the Auction House or switch characters without being removed from the group (picking a hardcore character or a character not eligible to go back into the game, however, will disable the "Resume Game" button)
        • To leave a party while in-game, right-click on your hero portrait and select "Leave Game & Party"
        • To leave a party while in the hero screen, right-click on your hero and select "Leave Party"
    Bosses
    • General
      • Bosses will now drop improved loot the first time they are killed in each difficulty
        • All characters have had their "first kill" status reset for all bosses in the game
    • Azmodan
      • Bug Fixes
        • Azmodan should no longer be able to cast Flame Meteors or continue channeling his Laser attack while stunned
    Classes
    • General
      • Defensive bonuses provided by certain class skills have been reduced. To learn more about these changes and why they were made, click here
    • Barbarian
      • Active Skills
        • Battle Rage
          • Duration increased from 30 seconds to 120 seconds
        • Hammer of the Ancients
          • Increased Critical Hit chance is now based on the amount of Fury the player has when Hammer of the Ancients is activated:
            • For every 5 Fury a player has, Hammer of the Ancients has a 1% increased Critical Hit chance
          • Skill Rune – Smash
            • The radius of Smash has been slightly increased to help resolve an issue that caused Hammer of the Ancients to occasionally miss targets immediately in front of the player
          • Skill Rune – The Devil's Anvil
            • Movement speed reduction increased from 60% to 80%
        • Leap
          • Skill Rune – Iron Impact
            • Now grants 100% bonus armor per enemy hit for 3 seconds
        • Overpower
          • Cooldown reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds
        • Rend
          • Rend should now more reliably hit enemies that are running away
          • Skill Rune – Mutilate
            • Mutilate has been redesigned to slow enemies by 60% for the duration of Rend
        • Sprint
          • Skill Rune – Run Like the Wind
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.2 to 0.08
        • Threatening Shout
          • Cooldown reduced from 15 seconds to 10 second
          • Skill Rune – Grim Harvest
            • Now also has a chance to drop a health globe
        • War Cry
          • Cooldown reduced from 30 seconds to 20 seconds
          • Fury generated reduced from 30 to 20
          • Skill Rune – Charge!
            • Fury generated reduced from 60 to 40
          • Skill Rune – Impunity
            • Bonus resistance reduced from 50% to 20%
        • Whirlwind
          • Fury cost from 16 to 10
          • Attack speed no longer influences the cost of Whirlwind. The end result is that the cost discrepancy between slow weapons and fast weapons has been greatly reduced.
          • Skill Rune – Blood Funnel
            • Healing increased from 1% to 2% of Maximum Life per Critical Hit
      • Passive Skills
        • Animosity
          • Bonus Fury regeneration increased from 10% to 20%
        • Inspiring Presence
          • Healing increased from 1% to 2% Maximum Life per second
        • Unforgiving
          • Fury regeneration has been quadrupled, increased to 2 Fury every 1 second (up from 1 Fury every 2 seconds)
    • Demon Hunter
      • Active Skills
        • Bola Shot
          • Explosion radius increased from 7 yards to 14 yards
          • Skill Rune – Volatile Explosives
            • Explosion radius increased from 14 yards to 20 yards
        • Chakram
          • Chakram will now always fire a projectile, regardless of distance or if an enemy is targeted
        • Companion
          • Added a 30-second cooldown
          • Reduced each Companion's attack cooldown from 1.5/2 seconds to 1 second
          • Weapon damage increased from 30% to 38%, but they can no longer critically hit
          • Companion's damage now scales with attack speed
          • Skill Rune – Wolf Companion
            • Wolf Companion has been redesigned to be a more durable pet:
              • Now has comparable durability to one Zombie Dog
              • New attack: 120-degree Cleave with a 10-yard radius that hits for 94% weapon damage
          • Skill Rune – Spider Companion
            • Spider Companion has been redesigned to be a more durable pet:
              • Has slightly more durability than the Wolf Companion
              • New attack: 120-degree Cleave with a 10-yard radius that hits for 38% weapon damage and Slows every enemy it hits by 60% for 2 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Boar Companion
            • Boar Companion has been redesigned to be a more durable pet:
              • Has more durability than the Spider Companion
              • New attack: Single-target attack that hits for 38% weapon damage
              • Provides (155 @ 60) Life per second and a 15% bonus to all resistances for the Demon Hunter
        • Evasive Fire
          • Skill Rune – Shrapnel has been renamed "Hardened"
            • Hardened increases your Armor by 25% for 3 seconds and replaces the backflip
          • Skill Rune – Parting Gift
            • Weapon damage increased from 45% to 55%
            • Poison bomb delay reduced from 1.2 seconds to 0.6 seconds
        • Sentry
          • Cost changed from 10 Discipline to 30 Hatred
          • Increased from weapon damage from 55% to 175%
          • Players can now have two turrets active at once, but an 8-second cooldown has been added to compensate
          • Sentry can no longer critically hit
          • Skill Rune – Spitfire Turret
            • Weapon damage increased from 8% to 30%
          • Skill Rune – Vigilant Watcher
            • Vigilant Watcher has been redesigned and now reduces the cooldown of Sentry by 2 seconds instead of increasing the duration
          • Skill Rune – Chain of Torment
            • Weapon damage increased from 80% to 125%
        • Shadow Power
          • Base spell changed from 20% Life Steal for 3 seconds to 15% Life Steal for 5 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Night Bane
            • Changed from 4 Hatred per second for 3 seconds to 3 Hatred per second for 5 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Blood Moon
            • Changed from 30% Life Steal for 3 seconds to 25% Life Steal for 5 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Gloom
            • Changed from 65% damage reduction for 3 seconds to 35% damage reduction for 5 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Shadow Glide
            • Changed from 40% movement speed increase for 3 seconds to 30% movement speed increase for 5 seconds
        • Spike Trap
          • Skill Rune – Sticky Trap
            • Explosion radius increased from 8 yards to 16 yards
          • Skill Rune – Bandolier has been renamed "Echoing Blast"
            • Echoing Blast gives your Spike Traps three charges with a minimum delay of 1 second between each explosion, and deals damage as Poison
        • Strafe
          • Movement speed increased from 65% to 75%
          • Hatred cost reduced from 16 to 12
          • All rune variants now allow you to walk through enemies while active
          • Skill Rune – Equilibrium has been renamed "Emberstrafe"
            • Emberstrafe leaves behind fire trail that deals 65% weapon damage per second for 2 seconds
        • Vault
          • Can now be used while under the effect of roots, including Jailer (and will break the effect)
          • Skill Rune – Trail of Cinders
            • Reduced damage from 1500% to 300% weapon damage over 3 seconds
            • Trail can now stack
          • Skill Rune – Acrobatics
            • Cooldown reduced from 15 seconds to 10 seconds
      • Passive Skills
        • Custom Engineering
          • Adds the ability to have a third Sentry turret out a time
          • Now also increases the maximum number of Spike Traps you can have out to 6
        • Numbing Traps
          • Damage reduction reduced from 25% to 20%, but now also works with Grenades and Sentry
        • Perfectionist
          • Now also increases Life, Armor, and Resistances by 10%
        • Thrill of the Hunt
          • Thrill of the Hunt has been redesigned:
            • Every 7 seconds, your next Hatred spender roots all targets hit by it for 2 seconds. Enemies can only be rooted once every 7 seconds. (This does not affect Sentry.)
          • Now displays a buff icon when ready to use
      • Bug Fixes
        • Active Skills
          • Rapid Fire
            • Starting a channel at maximum range will no longer cause the channel to interrupt itself and attempt to close towards the mouse cursor
          • Fixed a bug that caused Companion attack and Multishot to sometimes fail to hit targets that were at a different elevation than the player
    • Monk
      • Active Skills
        • Breath of Heaven
          • Skill Rune – Infused with Light
            • Bonus Spirit regeneration increased from 6 to 8 additional Spirit per hit for 5 seconds
        • Dashing Strike
          • The strike animation after dashing now scales with attack speed
        • Mantra of Evasion
          • Skill Rune – Wind Through the Reeds
            • Run speed bonus increased from 5% to 8%
      • Passive Skills
        • Beacon of Ytar
          • Cooldown reduction increased from 15% to 20%
        • Near Death Experience
          • Cooldown reduced from 90 seconds to 60 seconds
        • Pacifism
          • Now also works on Freeze and Immobilize effects (note: the tooltip will not say Freeze, because Freezes are classified as a Stun)
        • Resolve
          • Damage reduction reduced from 25% to 20%
        • Seize the Initiative
          • Conversion of Dexterity to Armor reduced from 100% to 50%
      • Bug Fixes
        • Active Skills
          • Mystic Ally
            • Skill Rune – Earth Ally
              • Earth Ally will now actively follow players
          • Dashing Strike
            • Players can no longer become stuck if they die to a damage-over-time spell while casting Dashing Strike
    • Witch Doctor
      • Active Skills
        • Firebats
          • Reduced Mana cost by 20% (from 122 to 98 per period at level 60)
        • Haunt
          • Weapon damage increased from 575% over 12 seconds to 575% over 6 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Resentful Spirit
            • Weapon damage increased from 287% to 383% over 2 seconds
          • Spirit Barrage
            • Skill Rune – Well of Souls
            • Will now seek out targets up to 40 yards (up from 25 yards)
        • Wall of Zombies
          • Cooldown reduced from 25 seconds to 20 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Pile On
            • Changed from 745% weapon damage with a 25-second cooldown to 550% weapon damage with a 10-second cooldown and the radius has been slightly increased
      • Passive Skills
      • Bug Fixes
        • Active Skills
          • Haunt
            • Damage now benefits from Intelligence and other skill bonuses
    • Wizard
      • Active Skills
        • Archon: Slow Time
          • Slow increased from 30% to 60%
        • Blizzard
          • Arcane Power cost reduced from 45 to 40 (Snowbound cost will remain the same at 20 Arcane Power)
        • Disintegrate
          • Arcane Power cost reduced from 20 to 18 per period
          • Weapon damage increased from 155% to 170%
          • Skill Rune – Chaos Nexus
            • Weapon damage increased from 40% to 44%
          • Skill Rune – Entropy
            • Weapon damage increased from 178% to 196%
          • Skill Rune – Intensify
            • Weapon damage increased from 202% to 221%
        • Energy Armor
          • Armor bonus reduced from 65% to 35%
          • Skill Rune – Prismatic Armor
            • Resistance bonus reduced from 40% to 25%
        • Energy Twister
          • Skill Rune - Storm Chaser
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.5 to 0.125
        • Familiar
          • Skill Rune – Ancient Guardian
            • Health threshold increased from 35% to 50%
          • Skill Rune – Dartling has been renamed "Vigoron"
            • Vigoron regenerates Life every second for the wizard
        • Ice Armor
          • Now reduces damage from melee attacks by 12%
          • Skill Rune – Crystallize
            • Armor bonus per stack reduced from 30% to 20%
        • Magic Missile
          • Weapon damage increased from 110% to 125%
          • Skill Rune – Charged Blast
            • Weapon damage increased from 143% to 162%
          • Skill Rune – Split
            • Weapon damage increased from 50% to 56%
            • Angle of damage reduced from 30 degrees to 20 degrees
          • Skill Rune – Seeker
            • Weapon damage increased from 121% to 138%
          • Skill Rune – Penetrating Blast
            • Pierce chance increased from 70% to 100%
        • Meteor
          • Delay between cast and impact reduced from 2 seconds to 1.25 seconds
          • Arcane Power cost reduced from 60 to 50
          • Proc coefficient (base skill + runes not listed) reduced from 0.25 to 0.125
          • Skill Rune – Star Pact
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.25 to 0.10625
          • Skill Rune – Meteor Shower
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.1 to 0.05
          • Skill Rune – Liquefy
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.125 to 0.10625
        • Ray of Frost
          • Movement speed reduction increased from 30% to 60%
          • Duration of slow increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds
          • Arcane Power cost reduced from 20 to 16 per period
          • Skill Rune – Numb
            • Movement speed reduction increased from 60% to 80%
          • Skill Rune – Cold Blood
            • Arcane Power cost reduced from 12 to 10 per period
          • Skill Rune – Sleet Storm
            • Weapon damage increased from 215% to 280%
            • Proc scalar reduced from 0.25 to 0.1875
          • Skill Rune – Black Ice
            • Weapon damage increased from 193% to 387% over 3 seconds
        • Slow Time
          • Cooldown reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
          • Movement speed reduction increased from 30% to 60%
          • Skill Rune – Time Shell
            • No longer reduces the size of Slow Time
          • Skill Rune – Perpetuity
            • Now reduces cooldown to 12 seconds (from 16 seconds)
        • Spectral Blade
          • Weapon damage increased from 135% to 165%Angle of damage increased from 60 degrees to 90 degrees
          • Range increased from 10 yards to 15 yards (range of Thrown Blades will remain at 20 yards)
          • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.222 to 0.14
          • Skill Rune – Deep Cuts
            • Weapon damage from Bleed increased from 35% to 45% over 3 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Healing Blades
            • Removed Critical Hit requirement
            • Heal amount reduced from 8% to 5%
          • Skill Rune – Thrown Blades
            • Proc coefficient reduced from 0.111 to 0.08
        • Storm Armor
          • Ability has been redesigned to periodically deal 100% weapon damage as Lightning to nearby enemies
          • Now triggers much more frequently
          • Skill Rune – Reactive Armor
            • Redesigned to deal 70% weapon damage as Lightning to ranged and melee attackers
          • Skill Rune – Strike Back has been renamed "Thunder Storm"
            • Thunder Storm increases your periodic damage to 130% weapon damage
          • All other runes remain unchanged
        • Teleport
          • Now breaks roots
          • Skill Rune – Reversal
            • Now ignores line of sight when returning to the casting location
        • Wave of Force
          • Cooldown reduced from 15 seconds to 12 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Force Affinity
            • Cooldown from 12 seconds to 9 seconds
      • Passive Skills
        • Unstable Anomaly
          • Increased health threshold from 20% to 30%
          • Now heals the player to 45% of Maximum Life and slow targets that are knocked back by 60% for 3 seconds
      • Bug Fixes
        • Active Skills
          • Archon
            • It is no longer possible to bypass the cooldown of Archon by combining Arcane Orb, Diamond Skin, and Archon
            • Archon: Teleport
              • Now properly breaks roots when cast
          • Hydra
            • All runes now properly benefit from Arcane Dynamo's five-stack damage buff
            • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the heads of the Hydra to become separated from the base when cast near a wall
          • Magic Weapon
            • Skill Rune – Blood Magic
              • Blood Magic should now work with damage over time spells (such as Archon: Disintegrate, Ray of Frost, etc)
        • Passive Skills
          • Illusionist
            • Illusionist should now reset the cooldown of Archon: Teleport when it procs
    Crafting
    • Crafting materials can now stack to 500
    • Jeweler Designs that drop in the world will now show up as Rare quality (yellow) to make them more visible on the ground
    • Crafting reagents can now be converted up to the next highest level at the Blacksmith at a ratio of 10:1
    • Tomes of Training can be converted up to the next highest level at the Blacksmith and Jeweler at a ratio of 10:1
    • Salvage now uses the required equip-level of the item instead of the base item level to determine what components the item will be salvaged into
      • Example: If an item is an iLevel 60 and has a reduced level requirement of 52, the item will salvage into Hell crafting materials instead of Inferno crafting materials
      • This is being done to accommodate the change of item affixes rolling at the monster's level rather than the item's level (detailed further in the Items section below)
    • Bug Fixes
      • Fixed a bug where crafted items were not displaying the correct Required Level to equip them
    Followers
    • Templar
      • Skills
        • Heal
          • Now heals both the Templar and the player when cast
          • Can now be cast when the player is below 75% health (up from 50%)
        • Inspire
          • Mana regeneration bonus increased from 2 to 4 Mana per second
        • Intervene
          • Cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
          • Affected radius increased from 6 yards to 10 yards
          • Removed the health threshold for when Intervene can be cast:
            • Spell will now cast whenever the player is hit and off cooldown, regardless of the player's currently health %
        • Intimidate
          • Now also reduces the movement speed of enemies that the Templar hits by 60% for 3 seconds
    • Scoundrel
      • Basic ranged attack weapon damage increased from 25% to 40%
      • Skills
        • Hysteria
          • Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 5 seconds
        • Poison Bolts
          • Weapon damage of initial hit increased from 40% to 100%
          • Poison now deals 40% weapon damage over 2 seconds (instead of over 3 seconds)
    • Enchantress
      • Skills
        • Disorient
          • Affected radius increased from 4 yards to 6 yards
          • Cooldown reduced from 45 seconds to 25 seconds
        • Mass Control
          • Cooldown reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
        • Powered Armor
          • Armor bonus reduced from 15% to 5%
        • Reflect Missiles
          • Reflect Missiles has been replaced with Missile Ward:
            • Missile Ward reduces incoming damage from ranged attacks by 6%
    • Bug Fixes
      • Magic Find and Gold Find values inherited from Followers should now respect the 300% cap
      • Followers will no longer run in place or run slowly when players perform abilities that augment their movement (ex: Leap, Teleport, Vault, etc.)
      • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause followers or quest NPCs to attack idle creatures (such as treasure goblins) if they were the closest target
    Items
    • Affixes on items will now roll their level based on the level of the monster killed rather than the item's level (this applies to all items including random affixes on Legendary and set items)
    • The location of Legendary items will now be marked by a column of light as well as a ping on the mini-map the first time they drop, and a new sound has been addedClass-specific items will now drop more often
    • The chance for Legendary and set items to drop has been doubled
    • Items below iLevel 58 no longer drop in Inferno difficulty
    • Square-quality gems no longer drop in Inferno difficulty
    • The cast time for identifying Rare items has been reduced to 1 second
    • The cast time for identifying Legendary items has been increased to 4 seconds
    • Lore books will now appear light blue instead of green when dropped on the ground
    • Monk class Skill bonuses can now roll on shields
    • "Extra Health From Globes" now also benefits health potions
    • Bug Fixes
      • The order in which you equip gear with a Legendary affix to add bonus Elemental Damage will no longer cause your damage output to change
      • Mara's Kaleidoscope can now correctly roll 3 random affixes in addition to its 3 fixed affixes
      • Fixed a bug with Nagelring and Unity legendary rings which caused them to not drop
      • Fixed a bug where Mempo of Twilight could not roll 170-200 of a primary stat
      • Fixed a bug where several +X damage item affixes were not correctly applying to skills
        • These affixes include "Cold skills deal X% more damage", "Increase damage against elites by X%", and "+X% damage to beasts"
        • NOTE: This bug fix will apply to all existing items and will not require new items to drop.
    Monsters
    • Additional health per monster in multiplayer games has been reduced from 75% to 70%
    • Damage and health of monsters levels 50-63 have been reduced to coincide with the addition of Monster Power
    • Elite modifiers have been changed slightly at higher levels:
      • The minimum stun duration required for most Elites is now 0.65 seconds (up from 0.5 seconds); stuns less than 0.65 seconds will have no effect
      • The minimum stun duration required for Rares and bosses is now 0.85 seconds (up from 0.5 seconds); stuns less than 0.85 seconds will have no effect
    • Sand Shark AI has been improved:
      • Sand Sharks can now use an “Under Sand Attack” while burrowed, which causes the Sand Shark to charge to the player and do a 10-yard radius earthquake-like attack for low damage
      • Sand Sharks can now walk toward you while above ground, which gives players more time to DPS them
    • Skeleton Fire Mage fire pools, Wood Wraith spore clouds, and Oppressor fire breath attacks should now do reduced damages to pets and followers
    • Two-handed skeleton executioners have had their escape radius reduced
    • The "coolup" has been increased on the Fallen Lunatic's suicide power from 1-3 seconds to 2-5 seconds, giving players a more predictable time to kill them (or run away) before they explode
    • Lacunis now have a cooldown on their combo attack
    • Treasure Goblins will now play a sound whenever they become aware of a player
    • Bug Fixes
      • Damage caused by the Reflects Damage affix can no longer be dodged
      • Fire Chains monsters should no longer link with burrowed monsters (if a monster burrows while linked with Fire Chains, the link will be removed)
      • The explosion effect of a dying Molten monster and the damage done by the effect should now always occur at the same time
      • Monsters with the Desecrator affix will no longer occasionally cast desecrator pools on players more than 50 yards away
      • Damage done by the Arcane Sentry beam attack should now properly sync with the beam graphic
      • Heralds of Pestilence will now abort their ranged attack if the player uses a power to make themselves un-targetable while the attack is casting (or "winding up")
      • Rare Heralds of Pestilence will now spawn minions
      • Arcane Enchanters will now properly reduced their damage based on a players Damage Reduction Against Elites modifier
      • Flying Moloks can no longer go invisible and become untargetable
      • The following monster types can now spawn as Rares and Champions, allowing certain achievements to be completed:
        • Mallet Lord
        • Skeletal Sentry
        • Skeletal Raider
        • Skeletal Marauder
        • Armaddon
        • Armored Destroyer
        • Subjugator
        • Dust Imp
    User Interface
    • You can now change the icon for each tab in the shared stash
      • The intent of this feature is to allow players the option to visually customize their stash tabs to better reflect its contents
    • Bug Fixes
      • Switching from a weapon to a shield in your off-hand will no longer cause your Damage stat to display less damage than your character actually deals in combat
    Bug Fixes
    • Shrines will now buff all players that are within the shrine’s radius or in the same level area
    • Nephalem Valor stacks are now restored whenever a player rejoins the last multiplayer game he/she was disconnected from
    • The damage stat in the Hero page should now display the appropriate values when switching main and off-hand weapons with a shield
    • Fixed a bug where buffs on other players weren’t displaying correctly in the party UI
    • Fixed a bug that was causing players to not be able to rejoin a multiplayer game if they switched to a character that was saved to a difficulty level not yet unlocked by the other party members
    • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when mousing over the tooltip for crafting materials
    • Removed the initial tick of damage from fire trenches in Keep Depths and slightly reduced the radius
    • Installing and patching the PTR will no longer overwrite and reset the Diablo III retail preferences files (D3Prefs.txt); it is now saved as a separate file (D3PrefsPTR.txt)
    • Acts:
      • Act I
        • Act I - Realm of Chaos: The cut-scene no longer hangs on a black screen when you begin the Realm of Chaos encounter
        • Act I - Defiled Crypt: Loot can no longer fall inside the chest upon completion of the "Matriarch's Bones" event
        • Act I - The Festering Woods: It is no longer possible for loot to fall inside the broken pillar bases.
      • Act III
        • Act III - Stonefort: It is no longer possible for the first soldier during the event "Protect and Serve: Protect the soldiers raising the catapult" to be killed by monsters before reaching the winch
        • Act III - Rakkis Crossing: Captain Haile can no longer be killed during "Blaze of Glory: Talk to Captain Haile"
      • Act IV
        • Act IV - The Pinnacle of Heaven: Tyrael is now present in the cutscene during "Prime Evil: Climb to the Pinnacle of Heaven in the Silver Spire"
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #6
    And here is 1.07...



    Patch Features
    New Feature: Brawling
    For those who wish to test their mettle against fellow Nephalem, your time has come. Players will now be able to battle one another in a new zone designed specifically for this style of combat called "The Scorched Chapel." This zone can be accessed by speaking with Nek the Brawler in any of the four Act hubs, and supports 2 to 4 players in a Free-For-All format.
    General
    • Nephalem Valor stacks will now persist through Acts
    • Base pick-up radius for all characters has been increased from 1.5 yards to 3 yards
    • The resurrection timer will no longer increase if a player is killed multiple times in a row
    • Players should no longer play a flinching animation (causing them to briefly lose control of their character) if they are hit by multiple monsters at the same time
    • The experience bonus rewarded for killing monsters on Monster Power levels 1-10 in Inferno has been increased:
      • MP 1: 25% (up from 10%)
      • MP 2: 50% (up from 20%)
      • MP 3: 80% (up from 30%)
      • MP 4: 120%(up from 45%)
      • MP 5: 165% (up from 60%)
      • MP 6: 215% (up from 75%)
      • MP 7: 275% (up from 95%)
      • MP 8: 340% (up from 115%)
      • MP 9: 420% (up from 135%
      • MP 10: 510% (up from 160%)
    • When resuming a game, players will now be placed in town instead of at the last known checkpoint (a portal will be available to take you to your last known checkpoint, if desired)
    • Characters will no longer have their movement restricted when being vote kicked from a Public Group
    Achievements
    • Bug Fixes
      • Subjugators now count towards the achievements "We are Champions" and "Champion's Collection"
      • Rare Colossal Golgors will now count towards the “Rare Kill” achievements
      • The Rockworm criteria has been removed from Hardcore monster slaying achievements
      • Players can once again access the “Victory” dialogue option through Covetous Shen
    Auction House
    • User Interface
      • Cancelled PayPal auctions will now display a UI error
    • Bug Fixes
      • Stash Tab Art will now properly update when viewed in the Auction House
    Battle.net
    • General
      • A new PvP chat channel has been added
      • Monster Power is now available for Public Games
        • Players can now select their desired Monster Power level from a drop-down when joining Public Games provided that the "Enable Monster Power" box has been checked in the Options menu
      • "Report Botting" has been added to the right-click > report player menus
    Bosses
    • General
      • Izual is now included in the list of bosses that grant an extra reward when you have 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor, and the overall reward for killing him has been increased
    Brawling
    • General
      • Brawls can be initiated by speaking with Nek the Brawler, a new NPC located in each Act hub
        • Speaking with Nek will transport you and your party to the Scorched Chapel, a new zone featuring four different areas: the church, the graveyard, the river, and the lake
        • The Scorched Chapel currently supports up to four players in a Free-For-All format, which means you can battle your friends either one-on-one, three-player FFA, or full four-player FFA
        • Death is not permanent in the brawling world (not even for Hardcore characters) nor will players take any durability damage from PvP combat
        • To leave the Scorched Chapel, players can take the exit portal or use their Town Portal ability
      • Demon Hunters, Witch Doctors, and Wizards receive a 30% damage reduction while in the Scorched Chapel
      • Barbarians and Monks receive an additional 5% damage reduction (in addition to the 30% they inherently receive, for a total of 35%) while in the Scorched Chapel
    Classes
    • Barbarian
    • Demon Hunter
      • Bug Fixes
        • The Reflects Damage affix will now properly reflect damage caused by Bola Shot
    • Monk
      • Active Skills
        • Cyclone Strike
          • Weapon damage increased from 100% to 313%
        • Dashing Strike
          • Weapon damage increased from 160% to 303%
        • Exploding Palm
          • Explosion damage increased from 30% to 50% of the target’s maximum health
        • Inner Sanctuary
          • Radius increased from 8 yards to 11 yards
          • Skill Rune – Forbidden Palace
            • Damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%
          • Skill Rune – Sanctified Ground
            • Now reduces enemy movement speed by 80% (up from 60%)
        • Lashing Tail Kick
          • Weapon damage increased from 235% to 470%
        • Mystic Ally
          • The amount of damage a Mystic Ally can take from a single hit is now capped
            • The cap scales with the player's level, and is further reduced by the player's Armor and Resistance
          • Skill Rune – Eternal Ally
            • Weapon Damage increased from 40% to 60%
            • The Eternal Ally now has a 100% chance to be reborn after 3 seconds (up from 50% and down from 5 seconds)
          • Skill Rune – Fire Ally
            • The cooldown of the Fire Ally’s special attack has been reduced from 8 seconds to 4 seconds
          • Skill Rune – Water Ally
            • The Water Ally’s special attack now reduces enemy movement speed by 60% (up from 30%)
            • The cooldown of the Water Ally’s special attack has been reduced from 8 seconds to 4 seconds
        • Sweeping Wind
          • Base weapon damage increased from 15% to 20% per stack
          • Skill Rune – Blade Storm
            • Weapon damage increased from 20% to 26% per stack
          • Skill Rune – Cyclone
            • Weapon damage increased from 20% to 26% per stack
        • Tempest Rush
          • Weapon Damage increased from 85% to 155%
        • Wave of Light
          • Weapon damage increased from 390% to 829%
          • Follow-up weapon damage (dealt to all enemies in a line) increased from 45% to 96%
          • Skill Rune - Explosive Light
            • Weapon damage increased from 430% to 914%
          • Skill Rune - Pillar of the Ancients
            • Now deals 595% weapon damage followed by an additional 595% weapon damage after 2 seconds (up from 280% weapon damage)
      • Passive Skills
      • Bug Fixes
        • Fixed an issue where Sweeping Wind was not actively updating its damage and attributes from the player
        • Cyclones generated by Sweeping Wind should now travel roughly in the same direction that the player is facing
    • Witch Doctor
      • Active Skills
        • Spirit Barrage
          • Skill Rune – Well of Souls
            • The secondary missiles fired by this rune can now hit the primary target
    • Wizard
      • Active Skills
        • Arcane Orb
          • Weapon damage increased from 175% to 200%
          • Skill Rune – Obliteration
            • Weapon damage increased from 228% to 260%
        • Blizzard
          • Weapon damage increased from 210% to 510% over 6 seconds
          • Proc coefficient increased from 0.01 to 0.0125
          • Skill Rune – Grasping Chill
            • Proc coefficient increased from 0.01 to 0.0125
          • Skill Rune – Frozen Solid
            • Proc coefficient increased from 0.01 to 0.0125
          • Skill Rune – Stark Winter
            • Proc coefficient increased to from 0.005 to 0.0125
          • Skill Rune – Snowbound
            • Proc coefficient increased to from 0.01 to 0.0125
          • Skill Rune – Unrelenting Storm
            • Weapon damage increased from 280% to 680%
        • Shock Pulse
          • Weapon damage increased from 105% to 150%
          • Proc coefficient increased from 0.667 to 0.8
          • Skill Rune – Fire Bolts
            • Weapon damage increased from 152% to 195%
            • Proc coefficient increased from 0.667 to 0.8
          • Skill Rune – Explosive Bolts
            • Weapon damage increased from 70% to 105%
            • Proc coefficient increased from 0.5 to 0.8
          • Skill Rune – Lightning Affinity
            • Proc coefficient increased from 0.667 to 0.8
          • Skill Rune – Living Lightning
            • Weapon damage increased from 37% to 52%
      • Passive Skills
        • Critical Mass
          • Critical Mass now affects the cooldowns of Archon: Teleport and Archon: Slow Time while in Archon Form
        • Temporal Flux
          • Now reduces enemy movement speed by 60% for 3 seconds (up from 30% and 2 seconds)
        • Unstable Anomaly
          • Now activates upon receiving fatal damage (changed from when a player is reduced below 30% Life)
          • Dying will now reset the cooldown
      • Bug Fixes
        • Blizzard Critical Hits now correctly have a chance to proc Arcane Power on Crit
    Crafting
    • General
      • A new crafting reagent, Demonic Essence, has been added to the game
        • This reagent is account-bound and can be acquired from Elite monsters, Treasure Goblins, and bosses in Inferno difficulty
          • Major in-game events that grant a stack of Nephalem Valor when completed also have a chance to drop Demonic Essence
          • Note: Nephalem Valor will not be required in order for Demonic Essences to drop
        • Each level of Monster Power will increase the drop chance of Demonic Essence from Elites and bosses according to the following values:
          • MP 0: 15.0000%
          • MP 1: 16.5000%
          • MP 2: 18.1500%
          • MP 3: 19.9650%
          • MP 4: 21.9615%
          • MP 5: 24.1577%
          • MP 6: 26.5734%
          • MP 7: 29.2308%
          • MP 8: 32.1538%
          • MP 9: 35.3692%
          • MP 10: 38.9061%
      • The drop rate for Blacksmithing Plans and Jeweler Designs has been increased by 400%
    • Blacksmith
      • Four Rare recipes have been added to the Blacksmith: Archon Spaulders (Shoulders), Archon Gauntlets (Gloves), Archon Armor (Chest Armor), Razorspikes (Bracers)
        • Each crafted item will have the following characteristics:
          • iLevel 63
          • 6 Affixes
          • Account-bound
          • Similar to the Hellfire Ring, it will have four variants, each guaranteeing a fixed core stat which will have the highest range available in the game
      • Crafting the item will require 1 Demonic Essence (other reagent costs will vary per recipe)
    • Jeweler
      • A new Rare recipe has been added to the Jeweler for an Amulet
        • This amulet will have the following characteristics:
          • iLevel 63
          • 6 Affixes
          • Account-bound
          • Similar to the Hellfire Ring, it will have four variants, each guaranteeing a fixed core stat which will have the highest range available in the game
        • Crafting the item will require the 1 Demonic Essence as well as:
          • 100,000g
          • 1 Perfect Square Gem (varied depending on which core stat you select)
          • 1 Fiery Brimstone
    • A new tier of account-bound gems of has been added to the game: Marquise
      • Marquise Gems stats are as follows:
        • Marquise Emerald
          • Weapon: Increased Critical Hit Damage by 110%
          • Helm: +33% Extra Gold from Monsters
          • Armor: +62 Dexterity
        • Marquise Topaz
          • Weapon: Melee attackers take 2500 per hit
          • Helm: 33% Better chance of finding magical items
          • Armor: +62 Intelligence
        • Marquise Amethyst
          • Weapon: Each Hit adds +700 Life
          • Helm: +19% Life
          • Armor: +62 Vitality
        • Marquise Ruby
          • Weapon: +160 Minimum and +160 Maximum Damage
          • Helm: Increases Bonus Experience by 33%
          • Armor: +62 Strength
      • These gems can only be created at the Jeweler and will require the following reagents:
        • 3 Radiant Star Gems
        • 20 million gold
        • 10 Demonic Essence
      • Un-socketing Marquise gems will cost 5 million gold
      • The designs for the Marquise gems will drop randomly from all level 63 monsters
        • Note: The designs are not account-bound
    • All ruby gems have had their weapon bonuses increased (these changes will apply to both existing rubies, as well as new rubies):
      • Chipped Ruby: +3 minimum damage/+3 maximum damage (up from +2/+2)
      • Flawed Ruby: +6 minimum damage/+6 maximum damage (up from +4/+4)
      • Ruby: +9 minimum damage/+9 maximum damage (up from +8/+8)
      • Flawless Ruby: +12 minimum damage/+12 maximum damage (up from +10/+10)
      • Perfect Ruby: +15 minimum damage/+15 maximum damage (up from +11/+11)
      • Radiant Ruby: +18 minimum damage/+18 maximum damage (up from +12/+12)
      • Square Ruby: +21 minimum damage/+21 maximum damage (up from +13/+13)
      • Flawless Square Ruby: +25 minimum damage/+25 maximum damage (up from +14/+14)
      • Perfect Square Ruby: +30 minimum damage/+30 maximum damage (up from +15/+15)
      • Radiant Square Ruby: +40 minimum damage/+40 maximum damage (up from +16/+16)
      • Star Ruby: +60 minimum damage/+60 maximum damage (up from +17/+17)
      • Flawless Star Ruby: +80 minimum damage/+80 maximum damage (up from +18/+18)
      • Perfect Star Ruby: +100 minimum damage/+100 maximum damage (up from +19/+19)
      • Radiant Star Ruby: +130 minimum damage/+130 maximum damage (up from +20/+20)
      • These rubies have also had their bonus damage calculations changed, and will now add damage flatly to both the minimum and maximum values on weapons
        • For example, if you have a weapon that does 150-200 damage and you socket a Perfect Square Ruby (which adds +30 minimum damage/+30 maximum damage), your weapon will do 180-230 damage
        • For more information, please click here
    Items
    • General
      • Crafting Plans and Jeweler Designs have been added for all of the new Rare recipes listed above
        • These plans (excluding the chest piece) will drop randomly in the world and have a chance to drop off the following bosses when you have 5 stacks of Nephalem Valor:
          • Skeleton King
          • Spider Queen
          • Maghda
          • Zoltun Kulle
          • Ghom
          • Cydaea
          • Rakanoth
          • Izual
        • The drop rate from the above bosses will also scale according to your Monster Power level:
          • MP 0: 20%
          • MP 1: 23.2%
          • MP 2: 26.912%
          • MP 3: 31.218%
          • MP 4: 36.213%
          • MP 5: 42.007%
          • MP 6: 48.728%
          • MP 7: 56.524%
          • MP 8: 65.568%
          • MP 9: 76.059%
          • MP 10: 88.228%
        • The Archon Armor recipe can be purchased from Squirt the Peddler for 1.5 million gold each
        • Please note that neither the Crafting plans nor the Jeweler Design are account-bound
      • Holding shift while buying health potions will attempt to purchase 5 potions at once
      • Follower items below iLevel 60 will now no longer drop in Inferno
      • Goldskin now has a limit on the number of times it can proc on a single target
      • Vanishing Dye and All-Soap’s Miraculous Dye Remover can now be used on Legendary items
      • Hellfire Rings now salvage into Legendary crafting materials
    • Vendors
      • Squirt the Peddler no longer sells Dyes, but (as noted above) will now sell the plans for the Archon Armor recipe for 1.5 million gold each
    • Bug Fixes
      • Goldskin will no longer proc when attacking monsters that drop no loot
      • Plans: Staff of Herding can now be dropped on the ground, or sold to a vendor for 0 gold
      • All Staves of Herding can now be sold to a vendor for 0 gold
    Monsters
    • General
      • The Reflects Damage affix has been redesigned:
        • It will now apply a short duration buff to the monster and will only reflect a percentage of damage dealt back to the player while that buff is active
        • A visual effect will display whenever the durational buff is active
      • Damage dealt by pets to monster with Reflects Damage affix will no longer be reflected back to the player
      • Damage dealt by the Molten affix has been reduced by 40%
      • Damage dealt by the Plagued affix has been increased by 120%
      • Fallen Lunatics should now detonate in a more consistent manner
      • The Triune Berserker before Alcarnus should no longer swing faster after a few attacks
      • Keywardens:
        • The Act II Keywarden (Sokahr) should now only use its mortar ability in Inferno difficulty
        • The Act III Keywarden (Xah’Rith) should now only use its rain of corpses ability in Inferno difficulty
        • The Act IV Keywarden (Nekarat) should now only use its earthquake and charge abilities in Inferno difficulty
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #7
    There are tons of extras in there and I suggest you read through it thoroughly but the best parts of the patches are crafting, brawling and monster power. The change to the XP gains was huge too for those of us that want to level up faster. There is a lot to catch up on bud so get gaming!
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #8
    If you could perhaps put these in spoiler tags so people don't scroll for minutes. :P
  • #9
    Quote from overneathe

    If you could perhaps put these in spoiler tags so people don't scroll for minutes. :P


    Wall-o-text has been spoilerfied. :cheers:
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #10
    Quote from Syronicus

    There are tons of extras in there and I suggest you read through it thoroughly but the best parts of the patches are crafting, brawling and monster power. The change to the XP gains was huge too for those of us that want to level up faster. There is a lot to catch up on bud so get gaming!

    All you NEED to know is brawling is gay, monster power = harder hits, more life, more loot. I haven't played since you did.
  • #11
    Skill Changes
    If you're a Monk, be happy, otherwise ignore.

    Item overhaul
    Many Legendaries are much, much better now, almost fitting their name.

    Monster Power
    The game gets incredibly easier on lower settings, pretty tough on the higher settings. Not really motivating imo though, as getting better gear only enables you to do the same stuff with longer fight durations and much less efficiency (if you care about that)

    Uber Bosses
    Nice idea from D2: You can farm certain mobs for keys, use those keys to fight said uber bosses for organs, which combined provide you with a ring that gives you 35% more exp.

    High lvl craft recipes
    A try to generate more useable items outside of the AH. Potential BiS Amulets

    Brawling
    FFA PvP mode, no rules or anything, I think, haven't tried that though, didn't play for quite some time.
    I apologize for any formating issues in my posts, I just can't use the new editor.Currently playing Magic 2014, see my thread:http://www.diablofans.com/topic/97565-magic-2014/
    Also, if you like Classics, try:Dungeons and Dragons Anthology ( http://www.gamersgat...ster-collection )
  • #12
    Quote from FattyXP

    Quote from Syronicus

    There are tons of extras in there and I suggest you read through it thoroughly but the best parts of the patches are crafting, brawling and monster power. The change to the XP gains was huge too for those of us that want to level up faster. There is a lot to catch up on bud so get gaming!

    All you NEED to know is brawling is gay, monster power = harder hits, more life, more loot. I haven't played since you did.


    Listen here mr. puss-pants, your post makes no sense... That is all YOU need to know.
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #13
    Quote from FattyXP


    All you NEED to know is brawling is gay.


    FattyXP is being serious. Brawling is LITERALLY gay. As in, when you join a brawl, your character appears in the arena naked and several homosexual barbarians have at your backside for hours.
    BurningRope#1322
  • #14
    Quote from ruksak

    Quote from FattyXP

    All you NEED to know is brawling is gay.


    FattyXP is being serious. Brawling is LITERALLY gay. As in, when you join a brawl, your character appears in the arena naked and several homosexual barbarians have at your backside for hours.


    Is this "code talk" for somebody going to prison or are we actually talking Diablo 3? My barb is still a virgin and I would hate to have his manhood violated.
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #15
    Kinda hard to filter the useful information out of the pvp-hater-whining... Wasnt Ruksak the guy who startet the AH-whining thread too ? Why are you still playing the game if it's so bad ?
  • #16
    Quote from Twoflower

    Wasnt Ruksak the guy who started the AH-whining thread too ? Why are you still playing the game if it's so bad ?


    It wasn't a "whining thread" .......uggghhh

    Wilson acknowledged publicly that the AH was problematic and he stated that Blizz regretted it. This was MAJOR news, warranting an organized discussion at our little round-table.

    I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT MY FELLOW PLAYERS THOUGHT ABOUT IT.

    I didn't choose biased poll options. I did it as fair and unbiased as I could possible manage, wanting only to know what other players thought.

    We got over 215 votes last I checked. Everyone seemed to have 2 cents to throw in, and for the most part, it was a fluid and productive discussion. 10 full pages of discussion says the community wanted to discuss this. You lose on that front, guy.


    By the way, big fella, I voted to keep the AH's and I have always said the game is fun. I have never claimed the game was dead etc, I never said I'd quit for good, just took a few breaks waiting for better patchwork.

    I've always said I support Diablo 3 and I know it has tremendous potential.

    BTW: My comments about gay barbarians was a damn joke. I really have nothing useful to say about PvP. I was just lightening the mood. Sorry for the derail.
    BurningRope#1322
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