Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for 1.0.7. Please note that this isn't the final version of the 1.0.7 notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.
To provide feedback on these changes, please visit the PTR Feedback forum. To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum. Additional information about the PTR can be found in the PTR FAQ.
PTR Patch 1.0.7 - v.184.108.40.20661
These notes will be updated through the course of the testing process. Please be aware some changes may not go live until a new PTR build is released.
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New Feature: Dueling
For those who wish to test their mettle against fellow Nephalem, your time has come. Players will now be able to duel one another in a new zone designed specifically for this style of combat. This zone can be accessed by speaking with Nek the Brawler located at the inn in New Tristram, and supports 2 to 4 players in a Free-For-All format.
To learn more about dueling, click here!
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)
Cancelled PayPal auctions will now display a UI error
Stash Tab Art will now properly update when viewed in the Auction House
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
The Battle.net UI now displays how many players are online
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
Patch 1.0.7 is currently in development and now available for testing on the PTR. To learn about all the latest changes, please see the official PTR patch notes. For information on how to participate and copy over characters, read on below!
How to Participate:
To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached your Battle.net account that’s in good standing (i.e. it hasn’t been suspended or banned). While the 1.0.5 PTR is only available in English, French, German, and Korean languages, accounts from all regions are eligible to participate.
Step 1: Create a PTR account by logging in to your Battle.net Account Management page. Select your Diablo III game license, and then click "Create a PTR account."
Step 2: Download the client from the Diablo III landing page, or from your Games Download page in Account Management.
Step 3: To play on the PTR, simply launch the PTR client and log in normally. You will be connected to the PTR server automatically.
If you've installed a PTR client already, you should be able to patch up to the most recent build. Patching up to the PTR client will not effect your retail client.
The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will be available and can be done directly through the PTR client. However, only one region per account can be copied at a time. So, if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
Step 1: Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you're done, return to the main character screen.
Step 2: Click on the "PTR Copy" button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
Step 3: Select your region.
Step 4: Click "Copy." This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
Step 5: You will be disconnected from the PTR client.
Step 6: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
Please note that you can only copy characters over to your PTR account once every 72 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is upwill result in Error 395000.
Further details on how to access the PTR and use the Character Copy system can be found in the FAQ. Once you've had the chance to try things out, be sure to visit the Public Test forums to discuss the patch.
As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance, and note that restarts and downtime may occur without warning. We'll provide information regarding extended downtimes, should they occur, in the PTR Feedback forum.
Still wish they would put a notification on legendary drops in your chat box instead of (or in addition to) a ping on the mini-map. I rarely ever look at my mini-map and I never play with the in-game sound on.
This will definitely help WW Barbs and any other class that does speed runs in MP0-1.
For me at least i like the changes.I want to try the dueling factor with my WD(even thought i know i will get my butt kicked ) .It is also nice to see that now we can have more reasons to farm some bosses that we have...erm...forgotten that they exist(spider Queen anyone?).I dont know how good is the change about buffing the experience bonus from Monster Power levels but..meh..Still a welcoming change.Also nice to know about the change about the followers item ilvl.Not only most of the tiem they ahd crap stats,but also they were under-ilvled that they didnt even seemed worthy to salvage em(vendoring is OK but sometimes,u need crafting materials :P )