1.13 in the New Year

After the excessive hype build-up over the last year and its release this previous December, news on the PTR's progress and possible updates on patch 1.13 have ceased. However, Bashiok made a quick mention of the direction of the patch and their hopes for it before it goes live which, as is Blizzard's tradition, is going to be "soon" (c):


Official Blizzard Quote:



The legacy team met late last week to decide how to proceed on the 1.13 patch and the decision was made to go back into development to incorporate a few additional changes. While this patch has already seen its fair share of delays we still want to ensure we're releasing a patch that hits some key community issues. I do want to stress though that while we did look at feedback and responses we're obviously not going to be able to include everything requested. Our hope is to hit at least a decent portion of what we saw people discussing and correct some of the more severe issues while keeping additional development time as brief as possible.

We don't have a current estimate for release, and because work is only just beginning on these new changes we won't be announcing their details. We'll be keeping everyone updated as to the progress of the patch though, and we hope to see this update on the PTR as soon as possible and then off quickly to a release and ladder reset.

Whether "not [...] includ[ing] everything requested" means that we will see some sincere, useful changes in the patch before its release or not is still up for speculation. Hopefully, in the face of the growing indifference towards the patch from long-time fans, they will take suggestions to a higher concern when reworking the patch.

Comments

  • #1 Nektu
    Quote from "Seth" »
    they will take suggestions to a higher concern when reworking the patch.

    So, does this mean then that they will look into actually doing a bigger stash size? This was one of my disappointments when they said they would not increase the stash size. When they said that, I was like 'Then what was the point of asking us, the users, what we wanted when you weren't going to give it to us?'.
  • #2 ScyberDragon
    My question is where is the content in this supposed content patch.
  • #3 Raggnarokh
    Quote from "Nektu" »
    So, does this mean then that they will look into actually doing a bigger stash size? This was one of my disappointments when they said they would not increase the stash size. When they said that, I was like 'Then what was the point of asking us, the users, what we wanted when you weren't going to give it to us?'.



    I don't believe it'll be a bigger stash.

    --

    Anyways, any minute now !!! :thumbsup:
  • #4 Magistrate
    In my opinion: probably not. As it is, their Legacy Team had to work with the increased stash size for "months" to come up with the conclusion that it wasn't possible due to server constraints.
  • #5 RoTaN
    I think they will fix TPPK for sure.

    What I think they *might* fix or look into:

    Hammerdin's power in classic
    Bring back a weak version of IM
    Fix the new Ubers Plvl
    Increase Rune drop rate
    More skill rebalance

    What I think they won't look into:

    Dupe methods
    Spam bots
    Warden Bot Detection on current running bots/apps
    and the majority of bugs and issues that have always been around.
  • #6 Nekrodrac
    Do you all remember when people joked after the 1 month delay(we were in May 2009 then), that Blizz was speaking of April 2010 and not April 2009 release?

    Just a little more than a couple of months now and you will see how the joke became true.
  • #7 SNowfreak
    I think they need to fix...

    TPPK (even though i have never ran into it)

    Some skill balancing (Paladin is just plain better than barb and druid. Bows suck. Lighting Sorc isn't as good as the others IMO, and more)

    Make some items rarer and some easier to find. Most low level uniques are found way too late and then who cares because they suck. Some of the already very rare items need to be rarer IMO. Oh and it would be kind of cool to have a BoE style implemented to make the ec
  • #8 Nektu
    Quote from "RAGGNAROKH" »
    I don't believe it'll be a bigger stash.

    They've already said they weren't going to do a bigger stash. That would involve shutting down Bnet for probably most of a day. But why ask the users what they want when they weren't going to give it to them.

    @Scyber, I agree. Where is this "content"? They gave the runes color. Big deal. Rune rate drops increased. Really? I haven't noticed any difference in the rate drop. New rune words. Most of which, IMO, suck. I'm not happy as of yet about the new patch. Seems like pretty much all for nothing.
  • #9 DesmondTiny
    They need to add alot moe stuff. So far all they really did for the classic side was give respec and the gambling thing. lol WOOOPTY DOOOO
  • #10 pgmek
    I'm not able to post on Battle.net board, so I have a request for you.
    Please post there, that they should take into account spam bots problem.
    Now when I join a game I cannot see anything on the screen. There is just spam spam spam and more spam messages sent by bots. 20 seconds in game and its slots are taken by bots. It's so annoying and sad that it's not fixed. This problem demotivates me to play d2 :(
  • #11 Hapuga
    people come to your created game for three sole purposes

    Trade
    Baalrun
    spam

    That's where 90% of the "gameplay" ends. That is why I stopped playing D2 back in the day.

    Things were a bit different in 2002-2003. I want that back.
  • #12 Raggnarokh
    Quote from "DesmondTiny" »
    and the gambling thing.


    A gambling thing???

    Ps. I don't believe they'll nerf the hammerdin either, since they already did what they thought is "necessary", lol.

    Ps2. I'm so happy they'll make Real Content for D2 !!! Too bad it'll be years from now :rolleyes:
  • #13 PhrozenDragon
    Quote from "Nektu" »
    They've already said they weren't going to do a bigger stash. That would involve shutting down Bnet for probably most of a day. But why ask the users what they want when they weren't going to give it to them.

    I think that might actually be because the Legacy Team simply didn't know when development started that implementing a bigger stash would be impossible in the current game structure. So they worked with the stash, tried to figure out how to get it to work, only in the end they coulnd't do it. That probably wasn't something they knew from the onset.

    They'er not going to fix TPPK. I either think we'll get some new items, or they're rebalance some skills. And by that I mean more drastic things than boosting Immolation Arrow.
  • #14 luc1027
    Quote from PhrozenDragon »

    they're rebalance some skills. And by that I mean more drastic things than boosting Immolation Arrow.

    My hope was too high, Now I given up. I don't expect a real balancing. I think they laugh of us or they just too poor to see that too many skills are useless and too many need only 1 point to be extremely usefull. Bad design and they will never fix it. :(
  • #15 Raggnarokh
    Quote from "luc1027" »
    My hope was too high, Now I given up. I don't expect a real balancing. I think they laugh of us or they just too poor to see that too many skills are useless and too many need only 1 point to be extremely usefull. Bad design and they will never fix it. :(


    Yeah, they definitely laugh at us. ;)
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