Using Banners As Town Portals, Diablo II Ladder Reset, Blue Posts, Diablo Collectibles

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    Using Banners As Town Portals
    A suggestion was recently introduced to the forums where Banners could perhaps be used as Town Portals, but Blizzard's plans don't involve characters reviving 10 yards from where they died. Instead the devs have confirmed that the death penalty to characters will no longer scale beyond 3 seconds! In a future patch, of course.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    As some players have pointed out, allowing characters to revive at their banner's location does create some complications and could lead to certain kinds of gameplay that we'd prefer to avoid in Diablo III (this is actually why we don't allow players use Town Portals in the same way that you could in Diablo II). We definitely appreciate the feedback, though, and will continue to consider how we might be able to accommodate this suggestion -- or at least something similar -- in the future.

    That said, we completely agree that banners in their current form are pretty boring and we'd love to make them more useful. If you have other ideas for banner uses, please share them!

    (On a note that's somewhat related to respawning, we also happen to agree that incremental resurrection timers are overkill -- especially given the other penalties you incur when dying -- and are looking to change it so that players can always revive at the last checkpoint five seconds after death in an upcoming patch.)

    I'd like to plant my banner on the ground and dance around it while frogs fall from the sky.
    http://us.battle.net...plague-of-toads ?

    Make that 3 seconds please... otherwise it's a negative patch to players who rarely die.
    Noted!

    Completely agree!
    Turns out we do, too. I followed up with our designers, and they asked me to clarify that the "5 seconds" accounts for 2 seconds for the "You have been killed!" window appears and then the standard 3-second wait to resurrect. So, we're not actually increasing the timer at all; we're just looking to no longer increment the timer for players who die multiple times.

    Also, awesome suggestions! Keep'm coming. :)




    Diablo II Ladder Reset
    Tomorrow Diablo II servers will be going into maintenance which will bring a Ladder Reset.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    It’s that time again! On the morning of Tuesday, November 6, we’ll be conducting maintenance in order to reset the Diablo II ladder. We anticipate the realms could be down for up to six hours, and during that time all existing ladder characters will be converted to non-ladder. All characters and items being converted to non-ladder will remain intact, but once converted these characters will no longer have access to ladder content such as creating ladder-only rune words.

    This ladder reset, like all those before it, creates a clean slate where all ladder characters begin at level 1 with no previous items to help them. To participate, simply wait until the Diablo II realms return to service on November 6, log in to Battle.net, and tick the “Ladder Character” checkbox when creating a new character. You can track ladder character leveling progress by clicking on the Ladder button from the main Diablo II in-game Battle.net interface.

    For more information on ladder characters please visit the Arreat Summit at http://classic.battl...ctertypes.shtml




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Map Hacks in Diablo 3
    Using the type of programs or "hacks" you mentioned could potentially violate our Diablo III Exploitation Policy. I highly encourage you to check it out and familiarize yourself with it, because players found to be in violation of it may have their accounts actioned. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Vendored Items
    Just wanted to jump back in and say thank you for all the constructive posts! This particular thread is a great example of what forum discussions can be, and as a result I was able to pass on a lot of detailed feedback to our developers. You guys rock. :)

    /respekt knucks (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Thanks for your feedback!

    As Lylirra mentioned here, we're definitely aware of the frustration vendoring the wrong item can cause for players (I've done it, myself). We strongly urge players to use caution whenever selling items to a vendor, and to take advantage of the Buyback tab in instances where an oversight occurs, but beyond that, we have no immediate plans for an additional layer of protection. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    I don't know how you "accidentally" sell your gear and then like 10 more items so you can't buy it back.
    It happens. That doesn't make someone an idiot, though. It just makes them human (because, hey, we all make mistakes).

    At present, we feel that the Buyback system is a good safeguard and don't have any immediate plans to add any additional preventative features. That said, we're still open to your feedback about other options, and we especially encourage constructive discussions debating what those other options might be.

    Like this thread: http://us.battle.net...opic/7004693267

    It's an awesome thread, so feel free to chime in. Just...please try not to belittle anyone in the process simply because you disagree with them. That's a quick way to having your post removed. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Most Hated Affix
    Depending on which hero I'm playing at the time, there are quite a number of affixes that can give me pause. Vortex and Molten are probably the top contenders. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Memorable Quotes From Diablo 3
    When I first heard Haedrig say in Act I “…and if you see my fool apprentice out there, tell him to get back to town…” I was expecting to find that his underling had been slain and turned into some nasty undead. I’d even prepared to come back with a one liner like “Trust me! You didn’t want him back the way he was.” For whatever reason, it has remained a memorable line for me even though that’s not how it pans out. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Maghda Sound Bug
    Unfortunately, the fix for this will require a client change, which means it needs a patch.

    Thanks for the feedback though! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




    Diablo Collectibles
    Today Vaelflare decided to remind the community that Diablo does in fact have quite a number of collectibles, some of which pretty rare and awesome.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    In addition to the variety of Diablo-themed products we currently sell on the Blizzard Store, we've actually released a number of Diablo-related statues and collectable action figures over the years.

    There were a variety of action figures released in association with both Diablo I and Diablo II, and we partnered with Sideshow collectables a few years ago to release a really incredible (and massive!) Diablo III Barbarian Diorama. As far as I know, we no longer sell any of these items straight-away, and the limited edition diorama is sold out, so you'd need to search for second-hand sellers for such rare treasures.

    You may be pleased to know, however, that we recently revealed a new Sideshow Diablo statue, so make sure to keep an eye out for future updates on how you can get your hands on this striking piece of Diablo collectable art.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #2
    Wewt ladder reset! :)
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  • #3
    it says 5 seconds, not 3, fwiw
  • #4
    Quote from foladar

    it says 5 seconds, not 3, fwiw


    "I followed up with our designers, and they asked me to clarify that the "5 seconds" accounts for 2 seconds for the "You have been killed!" window appears and then the standard 3-second wait to resurrect."

    The timer is 3 seconds. :)

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #5
    Maybe they can make the banners act as self placed checkpoints. They can limit it to like 1 checkpoint per area so lets say in stonefront act 3, you can place one checkpoint and then in the bridge of korsik you can place another one, etc...
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  • #6
    Quote from Jamoose

    Maybe they can make the banners act as self placed checkpoints. They can limit it to like 1 checkpoint per area so lets say in stonefront act 3, you can place one checkpoint and then in the bridge of korsik you can place another one, etc...


    They're still too afraid of it being exploited. While I agree, however, that it sure could be useful for farming entire areas and saving back tracking ... and if it doesn't save between games I don't really the exploit.
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