2.0 finally here. What are your impressions thus far?

  • #21
    Good things:
    Pre-loading assets now. No more of that stagger fest when you first start D3.

    +% damage to [skill X], I like this, you can make some cool new twinks.

    Reset quest chain + guarantied legendary drops from bosses and mini bosses. This I like very much. Makes it fun to not just farm 1 super good spot all the time, but actually makes it not half bad to just go through the entire quest chain.

    Bad things:
    Reset keybindings, why?

    You now have to pick up MORE junk items... not LESS as was part of main points with Loot 2.0. Why more? Cause you now need to pick up ALL white AND blue items to get all crafting mats needed (and you will want to craft, asap). I did my old standard loot run through half of act 1. I usually almost fill half to all of my inventory on this run. With Loot 2.0 I filled it 5 times... WTF!

    Dots and crit chance are even worse them before... Not only does it decide if ALL ticks will crit or not on it's application... but it's also decided individually between targets. So there is no way to knowing if it's worth recasting You Pestilence Locust Swarm or not (as crit hits from dots still don't show up on floating combat text, but they can still crit). As it is now, when you get to the part of the game where you are running around with 30%+ crit chance ALL dots become useless in any decent spec.

    Some legacy items will be crazy valuable... as you can use TWO of the same now (hot tip: buy every cheap SoJ you can find, and sell a few days before AH closes) >.>

    Nerf to pickup radius... seriously?

    My new favorite monster affix... reflect damage. It's a joke, I tried spamming my AoE skills on several groups, with almost 0 life on hit, I still only dropped to 90% of my health when they died... it's completely harmless now. Feel free to make suicidal cookie cutter builds in softcore again.
    Last edited by Nausicaa: 2/26/2014 11:50:40 AM
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  • #22
    I love it. Can't wait to get home and play more. Happy in a clan & several communities, good to see the chatter in game as well as the various items dropping. Feels like a "full" world. It's great.
  • #23
    Quote from Doez

    The crafting recipes now require those common junk materials along with the essences, etc. In all of my playtime yesterday, I only saw 2 of those things drop. Do I need to pick up gray crap to salvage?


    Yeah, white/grey will D/E into common junk (or whatever it's called). I was annoyed about it at first, but the drop rate is so much lower now I don't mind hoovering everything up. You get a good amount, too - I've seen stuff D/E into 8 or 9 common junks.



    Quote from Talyn_Rahl

    Love it, love EVERYTHING about it...



    except Odeg :p


    I fucking love Odeg. He is such a jerk, it's like just killing him is reward enough in itself I don't even need a drop. He is the kind of villain who just makes you go, "This motherfucker's gon' die" under your breath, even if you're normally a pretty relaxed dude.
    Last edited by daisychopper: 2/26/2014 12:07:53 PM
  • #24
    Right on, thanks for the info! +1
  • #25
    Not a huge fan of constant crashes in Mac land, so I'm installing it in boot camp now. How is it possible that instant crashes on clicking the AH button went un-noticed?! I just want to get my gear out of there and be done with it, but that's not possible until I finish installing in windows world. Nice one.
  • #26
    Love it! I already knew i would though, after playing the PTR the past few months I couldn't stand playing live anymore. It's just that much better. And it's not just one particular thing, it's a culmination of all these changes working together that just completely changes the game for me, and in a very positive way.

    My only problem now is I'm at work for another 4 hours, and I only got 1 hr in last night due to the extended maintenance . Argg today is going so slow, need a FF button! I suppose continuing to read the forums all day isn't helping my situation though, any probably not help my work performance either. haha
  • #27
    Quote from Nausicaa

    Reset quest chain + guarantied legendary drops from bosses and mini bosses. This I like very much. Makes it fun to not just farm 1 super good spot all the time, but actually makes it not half bad to just go through the entire quest chain.

    Can you clarify this? So if you reset the quest chain you get guaranteed legendary drops from all the bosses?

    I was just doing keep/ghom runs last nite.

    If that is true what quest would you recommend?
  • #28
    Quote from daisychopper
    Quote from Doez

    The crafting recipes now require those common junk materials along with the essences, etc. In all of my playtime yesterday, I only saw 2 of those things drop. Do I need to pick up gray crap to salvage?

    Yeah, white/grey will D/E into common junk (or whatever it's called). I was annoyed about it at first, but the drop rate is so much lower now I don't mind hoovering everything up. You get a good amount, too - I've seen stuff D/E into 8 or 9 common junks.



    Quote from Talyn_Rahl

    Love it, love EVERYTHING about it...



    except Odeg :p

    I fucking love Odeg. He is such a jerk, it's like just killing him is reward enough in itself I don't even need a drop. He is the kind of villain who just makes you go, "This motherfucker's gon' die" under your breath, even if you're normally a pretty relaxed dude.

    lmfao my exact reaction when he one shot my 60 DH. Going through on HC last night we ran into him, and man it was a blast dancing around him and eventually killing him, even if he did just drop two blues >.<
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  • #29
    I've been loving it for a while, however I just hit the best for me. I never had a hellfire ring I just could not get the keys or plans to drop being as I could only play on about mp 1-2. Last night i was doing key runs and I got both the Infernal Machine plan AND a key off the warden of act 4 from the same kill. That was awesome I literally cheered.

    Also is Dfans a clan or a community, if its a community I would love to join it.
    Last edited by DocSun: 2/26/2014 2:28:57 PM
  • #30
    Quote from Nausicaa

    You now have to pick up MORE junk items... not LESS as was part of main points with Loot 2.0. Why more? Cause you now need to pick up ALL white AND blue items to get all crafting mats needed (and you will want to craft, asap). I did my old standard loot run through half of act 1. I usually almost fill half to all of my inventory on this run. With Loot 2.0 I filled it 5 times... WTF!

    The materials themselves drop in pretty large quantities from Goblins, Chests, etc. Trying to get them from common items is probably counter-productive, and if you do pick them up, they DE into several pieces, not just one.
    Last edited by eman41: 2/26/2014 2:30:50 PM
  • #31
    Quote from eman41
    Quote from Nausicaa

    You now have to pick up MORE junk items... not LESS as was part of main points with Loot 2.0. Why more? Cause you now need to pick up ALL white AND blue items to get all crafting mats needed (and you will want to craft, asap). I did my old standard loot run through half of act 1. I usually almost fill half to all of my inventory on this run. With Loot 2.0 I filled it 5 times... WTF!

    The materials themselves drop in pretty large quantities from Goblins, Chests, etc. Trying to get them from common items is probably counter-productive, and if you do pick them up, they DE into several pieces, not just one.

    They don't drop in large quantities for me. I ran out of them 5min after I got 100. In my old loot run, I got maybe 5-10 mat drops, but I got around 30 from DEing white and gray items... so yeah, you need to pick those up. it's sad that a weapon stand > chest atm :P

    Ofc in a bit, you will be full of legendaries and crafting will probably not be needed again. Maybe it's just supposed to be used for leveling. And then there are different crafting mats you need at level 61+. But atm... this sucks balls, but it's a temporary issue... I hope.

    P.S. Still not buying the expansion though. But looking forward to ESO beta weekend with my friend ^^!
    Winter is coming...
  • #32
    Most lengendaries still suck. Density is too sparse - still isnt right. Crafting disappointing so far. They really hit it out of the park with the difficulty changes though.
  • #33
    My legendary is awesome
  • #34
    This is an irrelevant question. If you preorder RoS or have already, can you play the crusader as of now?
  • #35
    Quote from Zekeus

    This is an irrelevant question. If you preorder RoS or have already, can you play the crusader as of now?

    No, none of the RoS content is available until RoS actually releases on March 25.
  • #36
    Ok thank you!!
  • #37

    I love it. Every change I've seen so far I either like or I understand why it was made. Unfortunately, farming story mode in vanilla areas is still boring but a lot of these features were designed around adventure mode, so it's forgiving. It's a shame that all these nice legendaries I've been finding are level 60 and will become obsolete soon, but again that's not something I hold against Blizzard.

  • #38
    I am not impressed so far.
  • #39
    I enjoyed it so much last night it actually brought me to post on forums I've been lurking on for...well, years. I played my wizard for a short amount of time, but spent most of the evening leveling from scratch some characters with RL friends, and it feels like it's Diablo 2 all over again. We picked up 4 legendaries total in a little under 2 hours of gameplay.

    We started on Hard, and it was not "hard" enough. Planning on going back tonight and trying Expert.
  • #40
    So far the patch is amazing! Can't wait for RoS to make everything 100x more epic! :)
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