Rollback Policy Updated for the US and EU, Legendary Revamp Might Bring New Items, Diablo 3 on Xbox?, Itemization Could Bring Ch

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    Rollback Policy Updated for the Americas and Europe
    The Rollback Policy from Asia has made its way to the US and EU!

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Last December, we made some changes to our regional account rollback policy for players in our Asia region. We implemented this update to protect the in-game economy from the noted rise of false compromised account claims by players attempting to gain duplicate items.

    This policy has proven very effective in helping reduce the number of duplicate items in the game while still allowing us to assist legitimately compromised players, and now we’re ready to roll it out for our Americas and European regions.

    [What's Changing]

    Starting on Tuesday, April 2, all character equipment including weapons and armor restored via the Diablo III rollback service will become bound to the restored account. This means restored items cannot be traded with other players or posted on the auction house, but that they can still be shared with other characters on the account and sold to merchant NPCs.

    As always we are committed to continuing to monitor the overall health and economy of the game and make additional tweaks if necessary.

    [Protecting Your Account]

    Considering that the rollback service is intended to help players whose accounts have been compromised, we obviously wish that no one ever needed to use it. The best way to help protect yourself from account compromise is to secure your PC and Battle.net account, for example by adding a Battle.net Authenticator. While no security measure is completely foolproof, we've often found that many accounts are compromised a second time simply because players do not take any action to protect themselves after being compromised the first time.

    To learn more about the Battle.net Authenticator and some best practices for securing your PC against viruses and malware, check out the links below. How about gold and other commodities?
    Gold and other commodities will not be bound, only wearable items. When implementing policy changes like this that can affect the in-game economy as well as a player's experience, it's really important to us to take a measured approach.

    That said, binding wearable items is a first step. We'll be monitoring how/if this policy change improves the issues we've had with false compromise reports in the Americas and Europe, and are totally open to making additional changes as needed (which may include adjusting how commodities are restored during rollbacks as well).

    I wonder why, if they did this on the Asia server last December, did it take 3 more months to do it on the America's server
    Account compromise issues were particularly pronounced in our Asia region, much more than the Americas or Europe, so we decided the policy change would make the most sense to roll out in that region first and then monitor how it affected false compromise claims.

    We saw really good results after this policy was implemented there, and now we're really happy to be bringing the same policy update to our players in NA, LatAM, ANZ, and EU. :)




    Legendary Revamp Might Bring New Items
    While this is yet to be talked about it is also not out of the question.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    I think Blizzard is getting ready to introduce a lot of new legendaries and generally improve drops.
    Pretty much this, and I am pretty sure the game will feel quite different to play once you get your hands on one of those game changing legendaries :-)

    Vaneras one simple question, new or reworked ones ?
    That's a good question, but unfortunately one I cannot answer yet. More information on this will be posted once it becomes available though.




    Will There Be Diablo 3 on Xbox?
    Not quite yet.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Yup, there are a lot of rumours about Diablo III being released for the Xbox right now, but we have made no announcements of that actually happening - and we still do not have any announcements to make at this time btw.




    Itemization Could Bring Changes to Monster Power
    If Monster Power becomes too easy - it will be buffed.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Travis Day talks about optional challenge through Monster Power in this post, and (for reference) here is the Itemization blog that mentions the future of Legendary items. I think it’s difficult to anticipate how those future updates to Legendary items will affect the challenge in higher Monster Power settings without knowing what other updates might be made to the game, but viable optional challenge is important to Diablo III. If players find those higher settings too easy, then we will be sure to let the developers know.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #2
    Can't wait to start seeing alot of these changes.
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  • #3
    really like the direction they're heading at :) hope we'll get the improved legendaries/itemization etc. soon!
  • #4
    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.
  • #5
    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.


    So if they said nothing and did nothing what would you be saying right now ? I think its better if we have at least have an idea of wtf they plan on doing than nothing at all until they just randomly put out the PTR.
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    Quote from Zeel

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.


    So if they said nothing and did nothing what would you be saying right now ? I think its better if we have at least have an idea of wtf they plan on doing than nothing at all until they just randomly put out the PTR.

    It's good to have an idea, however all the Blizzard praising that usually happens after one of these posts is ludicrous (Blizz made it so bad in the first place, now they're backpeddling on their decisions)
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    I don't see any Blizzard praising. All people are saying is they want to see how these changes look like, i.e. more information.

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    Like any other AAA title development team, Diablo 3's team is slow to implement simply because they are very bureaucratic and have to spend a lot of time on things such as localization that arent as prominent for indie companies.

    So even though all these changes sound good, its going to take six months to a year for some of these itemization changes to be implemented.
  • #9
    It won't do much to help curb duplication if blizzard doesn't track down who gets it and remove the original that doesn't get bound to an account. I mean you at least get a dupe out of it, for the average player this is cool, you get to sell your awesome 6L awesome weapon and keep it for your character at the same time.
  • #10
    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Quote from Zeel

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.


    So if they said nothing and did nothing what would you be saying right now ? I think its better if we have at least have an idea of wtf they plan on doing than nothing at all until they just randomly put out the PTR.

    It's good to have an idea, however all the Blizzard praising that usually happens after one of these posts is ludicrous (Blizz made it so bad in the first place, now they're backpeddling on their decisions)


    They're backpedaling on the bad decisions, i.e. making good decisions. It sucks that they had to get it wrong to learn these lessons, but I think it's praise-worthy that they're willing to make so many huge sweeping changes to get things back on track.
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    Quote from Zeyk23

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Quote from Zeel

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.


    So if they said nothing and did nothing what would you be saying right now ? I think its better if we have at least have an idea of wtf they plan on doing than nothing at all until they just randomly put out the PTR.

    It's good to have an idea, however all the Blizzard praising that usually happens after one of these posts is ludicrous (Blizz made it so bad in the first place, now they're backpeddling on their decisions)


    They're backpedaling on the bad decisions, i.e. making good decisions. It sucks that they had to get it wrong to learn these lessons, but I think it's praise-worthy that they're willing to make so many huge sweeping changes to get things back on track.

    And yet they're leaving out one of the most called for things, Offline Mode.

    Face it, they're doing the bare minimum to entice people into buying the inevitable expansion.
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    If this is the bare minimum what's the average? Or the maximum?

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #13
    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Quote from Zeyk23

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Quote from Zeel

    Quote from BaronVonBeef

    Still means nothing until they actually implement things, all this talk is getting boring.


    So if they said nothing and did nothing what would you be saying right now ? I think its better if we have at least have an idea of wtf they plan on doing than nothing at all until they just randomly put out the PTR.

    It's good to have an idea, however all the Blizzard praising that usually happens after one of these posts is ludicrous (Blizz made it so bad in the first place, now they're backpeddling on their decisions)


    They're backpedaling on the bad decisions, i.e. making good decisions. It sucks that they had to get it wrong to learn these lessons, but I think it's praise-worthy that they're willing to make so many huge sweeping changes to get things back on track.

    And yet they're leaving out one of the most called for things, Offline Mode.

    Face it, they're doing the bare minimum to entice people into buying the inevitable expansion.


    Everybody has their own opinion about the single most important thing D3 is missing. Offline mode isn't happening, and I would guess that the large majority of the people dedicated enough to still be following the game don't care at all since they only play online.

    Face it, Blizzard actually cares about the game and wants it to be good. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best one.
  • #14
    Quote from overneathe

    If this is the bare minimum what's the average? Or the maximum?
    I would say the info/patches should be done much much more faster.
    Patch 1.07 did not change anything for me - there was nothing why I should be loging to the game.

    I`m looking for these game-changing legendaries, but let`s be honest, it is more than 5 months (october 2012?) when the legendaries were updated last time. I don`t expect patches every week (like PoE), but 1 patch, even small one, per month seems reasonable to me (12 patches per year).
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