Inferno Revealed

  • #1

    At gamescom, Blizzard has finally revealed their plans for end game in DiabloWiki.com - Diablo III Diablo III. Called DiabloWiki.com - Inferno Inferno, we first got a hint about this in the beta interview where it was said that players would have more difficulties to face in the "Hell and Inferno" difficulties. While at the time we did not know exactly what inferno was, we do now.


    Inferno will be a fourth and even harder difficulty that unlocks after beating the game through the Hell difficulty and getting your character to level 60. Designed as an end game objective for players, monsters faced in this difficulty will all be at least level 61. Designed with more HP, damage, resistances, and more aggressive AI, the monsters pose to face players with the most difficult challenge of the game. Along with this, some monsters and bosses will even have extra skills at their disposal that you will only see in Inferno.



    The objective of the Inferno difficulty is to give players something to do once capped but would avoid running the same bosses over and over again like the Baal runs of Diablo II. The entire game will plateau in this difficulty meaning that there will be no one particular place that would be best to farm for items. Blizzard is hoping that this will give the players an incentive to repeat the entire content of the game while looking for the best items and not just one section repeatedly. Even if players find a particular area that maximizes results for their efforts, Blizzard said they will add incentives to run through the entire content.


    Official Blizzard Quote:



    The idea was that we wanted a difficulty mode where the entire game was viable. So you don't have to pick and choose key areas [to replay].

    We do expect there to be a certain amount of... runs to get items, but we wanted players to do it over a lot more content. We're trying to make sure that there's a lot more opportunities for players to see a lot more variety.
    Now for the incentive to put yourself through this challenge of Inferno. Blizzard has said that only the best of the best gear will drop in Inferno. Both statistically and visually, if players want to find the best gear for their characters, they will have to make their way through Inferno multiple times. Along with armor and weapons, other high-end items like top ranked DiabloWiki.com - runestones runestones will only drop in Inferno.

    With end game finally revealed, and Beta beginning in a "little while" what else could gamescom hold in store for Diablo III. Stay tuned on Saturday when Diablo's two performances and interview are being held for some more possible news.

    There was also 14 new screen shots that were shown as well that you can find on our wiki.

    You can also check out force's video covering this news as well.


    And in case you did miss it:

    Official Blizzard Quote:



    As a side note, any rumors you may have heard about a gate to Diablo’s Burning Hells opening in Cologne are completely unfounded. Seriously, nothing is happening at Rudolfplatz from the evening of August 16 — especially nothing to do with demonic invasions.
    It turns out that Diablo, himself (herself?) did indeed open the gates of Hell at Rudlofplatz on the 16th.




    A special thanks to Lorgarn for sharing the pictures and evilenginen9 for informing on the Inferno news and hicksology for starting the discussion on the topic.

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  • #2
    This is exactly what most people, or so it seemed, suspected Inferno would be like. And I think it's definitely a good change. Not only will the entire game, as Wilson said, be more viable once you reach lvl 60, but here's to hoping that it will be hard as well :)
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  • #3
    Couldn't get the quote thing to work >.>

    Are they saying in so many words that you'll be just as well off farming random x mobs in act 1 first area than that of diablo himself? :o

    Guess I'm going too far but I'd hate to think how hard he's gonna be with his entourage if those first mobs in act1 gonna be level 61 :[
  • #4
    ROFL, I love how the DiabloWiki.com - Inferno Inferno link goes to the ol' Sorc spell. Couldn't help but chuckle there.
    "All generalizations are false, including this one." -Mark Twain
  • #5
    wiki is working on it ;)

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  • #6
    Huh,

    Real cool. I was actually wondering about this today.

    I got to Hell difficulty for the first time today, and I was wondering... Is this the end? I hope not! :D (don't get me wrong it is hard as is)

    I always wondered why there were all these special pandemonium and uber bosses in D2. (never got there though)

    Great news to hear! It is also good that they are making all areas of equal level once your reach that inferno difficulty, it should be more fun that way.

    -ZTZaorish :d3d:

    P.S: Now I understand why Blizz Replied "ORLY" when someone mistaked D3's accessibility for easiness.
  • #7
    I'm going to take this time to say I called it a long time ago that there was going to be a new difficulty level after hell for end game. (yes before inferno was ever mentioned)


    ALL BOW TO MY FORESIGHT!

  • #8
    Yea, inferno will be cool. I love the idea that there will be stuff that is very hard.

    Now we'll just have to wait for what info the "press conference" will give us. 8 mins left! Do we have a rep. from diablofans there ?

    ETA:
    Let's HYPE SOME MOAR! BETA starts in 2 mins !
    Attention gamescom goers: a portal to Diablo’s Burning Hells has been sighted at Rudolfplatz in Cologne! To celebrate this terrifying development, Blizzard is giving those witnessing the event a chance to win access to the beta phase for one of an upcoming games.


    Given out beta keys ! (although the "...of an upcoming games" kinda ruins that quote)
  • #9
    Quote from ScyberDragon

    wiki is working on it ;)

    haha, come on Wiki Elves, get to work!

    Anyway, this was so predictable with all the evidence out there, this was absolutely no surprise to me.
    "All generalizations are false, including this one." -Mark Twain
  • #10
    Quote from Simpy7

    Yea, inferno will be cool. I love the idea that there will be stuff that is very hard.

    Now we'll just have to wait for what info the "press conference" will give us. 8 mins left! Do we have a rep. from diablofans there ?


    yes we do.

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  • #11
    Awesome, glad that they are putting something sizable for end game content...I always felt D2 was lacking in that area. Great idea to have those items specific to Inferno only; except that people can just buy them off the AH, though I imagine they are going to be ultra rare.
  • #12
    Not sure if this has been posted already but here, enjoy:

    http://www.videogamer.com/videos/diablo_iii_gamescom_2011.html
    I love all loot fest kind of game! I will be playing all of them for the next few years. Loot fest games I'm looking forward to: LotR: War in the North, Torchlight 2, Borderlands 2 and of course Diablo 3.
  • #13
    Inferno looks badass :olddiablo:
  • #14
    Quote from CrusaderGT

    Not sure if this has been posted already but here, enjoy:

    http://www.videogame...escom_2011.html


    lol that video is 4min long with only 2min of content.

    Old video. The DH has mana and the talisman. Is it really from gamescome 2011?

  • #15
    Quote from akainu

    Quote from CrusaderGT

    Not sure if this has been posted already but here, enjoy:

    http://www.videogame...escom_2011.html


    Old video. The DH has mana and the talisman. Is it really from gamescome 2011?


    Not an old video but it is an old build (blizzcon 2010 build). I could be wrong but it was just posted today ;)
    I love all loot fest kind of game! I will be playing all of them for the next few years. Loot fest games I'm looking forward to: LotR: War in the North, Torchlight 2, Borderlands 2 and of course Diablo 3.
  • #16
    This is amazing news!
    First, that the whole "inferno" slip wasn't just a miss type (didn't really think it was any way)
    And second, having a super crazy insnane difficulty level is just what the doctor ordered IMO.

    This does raise some interesting questions though. Like, if the difficulty is "flat" through out Inferno, but you get better (the best?) items in inferno, wouldn't it stand to reason that by the end of inferno you would be deystroying everything again? Because you have upgrades?

    I mean, of course, you want to feel powerfull with your new items, but to me the conundrum of a 4th (flat) difficulty has always been "how to keep it flat, but still give rewards?"

    Any way, I am super excited and I'm sure these questions will be answered in time! (even if its not till release)
  • #17
    Inferno's going to be so. . . EPIC!

    I don't think we all realize how difficult it's going to be with increased resistances and more aggressive AI. I look forward to the challenge and hope to see you all there.
  • #18
    Does it seem strange that the 3 page topic in General about this was closed so that traffic could be routed to a news post put up 2 hours later? Just seems like it interrupts the flow of discussion. Haven't been around here long so just wondering if that's normal.
  • #19
    Quote from CherubDown

    ROFL, I love how the DiabloWiki.com - Inferno Inferno link goes to the ol' Sorc spell. Couldn't help but chuckle there.

    Due to disturbances in the quantum communications network of the staff caused by unknown reasons the usual edit contingencies could not be activated in time for the publication of this news post. Our staff is currently at work to try and rectify this unfortunate event.
    DiabloWiki.com - PlugY PlugY for Diablo II allows you to reset skills and stats, transfer items between characters in singleplayer, obtain all ladder runewords and do all Uberquests while offline. It is the only way to do all of the above. Please use it.

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  • #20
    Inferno Hardcore. :ph34r:

    Achievements galore in Inferno I bet.

    Quote from nuvas

    Does it seem strange that the 3 page topic in General about this was closed so that traffic could be routed to a news post put up 2 hours later? Just seems like it interrupts the flow of discussion. Haven't been around here long so just wondering if that's normal.


    Yes that's how we get everyone in the same place discussing it. Also easier to find discussion of it in the future when it needs to be referenced.
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