Even More 1.0.5 Information, Whirlwind Demon Hunter Build, Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls Ebook

Even More 1.0.5 Information
It looks like even more interviews are showing up around the web. This time d.163.com translated another interview with a few bits of new information.
  • According to the Translation, it looks like we will need to set Monster Powers to level 2 or 3 to be at the same level that Inferno is at now.
  • The PTR Button that we saw light up on the client is no indication that anything will be up on the PTR any time soon.
  • Speaking about Inferno - " most people believe it is too difficult, and a small number of people think that is too easy."
  • They are still working on PvP
  • The rest goes on with information we already know - Higher Monster Powers, the better the loot...ect



Whirlwind Demon Hunter Build
TheBirdOfPreyRoG has posted a fun Whirlwind build for Demon Hunters. You can check out his post for all the information you need to make this spec work for you, and with Patch 1.0.5 around the corner, it may be a good time to look for new specs that are not using Trail of Cinders. Check out his thread here and leave any feedback!

The video below is made by another player by the name of PhobosDiablo who enjoys showing off the some of the different builds out there. People should keep in mind this build was made to be different and aimed at players who want to have fun trying something new and don't need "The best or most effective build".






Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls Ebook
People are reporting that a new Digital Ebook is now available for pre-order. You can find this title over on amazon, as well as I-tunes via a google search. (However the I-tunes version currently does not show up when clicking the link)

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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Comments

  • #1 MasterFischer
    Inferno is too hard?

    WUT :P
  • #2 twogirlz
    Inferno too hard..... It is suppose to be too hard, and even harder for noobs, since most of the population is noob then most of them think it is too hard, this is not an indication to make it easier.
  • #3 twogirlz
    And that ww dh build is funny but slooooow and weak.
  • #4 overneathe
    I'm not one to question Blizz's authority on anything, being the fanboy that I am, but how exactly do they determine what the majority of players think? I mean, you'd think they create like polls on Bnet or something, but I don't recall any such. What ARE their sources?!
  • #5 phatosen
    Quote from overneathe

    I'm not one to question Blizz's authority on anything, being the fanboy that I am, but how exactly do they determine what the majority of players think? I mean, you'd think they create like polls on Bnet or something, but I don't recall any such. What ARE their sources?!

    Thousands upon thousands of crying children on the b.net forums.
  • #6 UberMey
    This is not a game for casual players, I play it everyday and found it too difficulty, after spending a lot of time farming gold to buy items from AH now I can farm and kill diablo in act4 inferno...

    I used to farm act1 and 2 but never found goods to go up from it, again just after farming gold and buying item from AH, that is why I say this is not for casual players and even hardcorers found the game pretty annoying but because of loot rate, so hard to get yout own item that you have to loot gold to buy it from another one ...

    oh yea the AH again ...

    Conversation with a friend

    Me: Cmon I killed Diablo last night
    Friend: I killed it before the nerf
    Me: Well you bot act3 Hell for gold during much time, IF I had the gear you got before NErf I would kill too
    Friend: So? you farmed inferno and still bad
    Me: Yeah, gold farm >>>> then item farm
    Friend: Still is

    Yes it is true, I kille dit only last night heh but was farming act3 since the 1.0.4 patch, dying a lot in the start but after a few gold upgrades on AH I found my way easy

    Oh the AH playing? not for casual as the good gear to go into inferno will not drop in other difficulties because this system is a little failed, in other worlds, how to gear up yourself without gold? spent million years on act4 hell to get a good rare?

    thats something you should consider before flame ppl who still think the game is diff, for me is not anymore, it is way to easy now with my ww barb...

    Remember that Im not saying what is right or wrong, just sharing how I made my way to finish the game, now Im pretty bored that I never find a good rare, have no head to a new char due to paragon lvlin so Ill stick in barb forever and very frustrated about farming again, never saw a legendary and all rares are trash, so unluck
  • #7 Nightblaze1
    I am so glad they are making it easier! This is how D3 should be! =)
  • #8 phatosen
    Quote from UberMey

    This is not a game for casual players, I play it everyday and found it too difficulty, after spending a lot of time farming gold to buy items from AH now I can farm and kill diablo in act4 inferno...

    Inferno is not (or was not, rather) intended for casual players. This is something a lot of casual players find hard to comprehend.

    Quote from UberMey

    Oh the AH playing? not for casual as the good gear to go into inferno will not drop in other difficulties because this system is a little failed, in other worlds, how to gear up yourself without gold? spent million years on act4 hell to get a good rare?

    Exaggerating a point only kills it. If you're not prepared to farm to enter a harder difficulty, then that difficulty is not for you. Stay in Hell then. ;) Oh, you want all the shiniest of shinies? Then earn it. ;)
  • #9 LeChokeJames
    They're making it both easier and harder at the same time by offering options to select your own play difficulty.

    Yet somehow, some way, people will find a way to complain about it catering to one specific subset of players that they don't believe they belong to.
  • #10 UberMey
    Quote from phatosen

    Quote from UberMey

    This is not a game for casual players, I play it everyday and found it too difficulty, after spending a lot of time farming gold to buy items from AH now I can farm and kill diablo in act4 inferno...

    Inferno is not (or was not, rather) intended for casual players. This is something a lot of casual players find hard to comprehend.

    Quote from UberMey

    Oh the AH playing? not for casual as the good gear to go into inferno will not drop in other difficulties because this system is a little failed, in other worlds, how to gear up yourself without gold? spent million years on act4 hell to get a good rare?

    Exaggerating a point only kills it. If you're not prepared to farm to enter a harder difficulty, then that difficulty is not for you. Stay in Hell then. ;) Oh, you want all the shiniest of shinies? Then earn it. ;)


    So you're saying that its better for me to stop then? I know we all should stop complaining and stop comparison, but casual players could have a lot of fun in D2, it was not that harder to get good items not the godly, but the good to help you it was not hard, and you could even mf in hell meph or andy with not the BiS gear ...

    if you cant drop good gear in other difficulties to help in inferno, I assume that it is better for gold farm then ... IF I would use only items that I got from farm I think I would be killing butcher even after 3 months of playing, glad all my items are from AH, feels very rewarded game and I made the search and buyout on my own .. lol

    I like the nerfs, it makes possible for me to beat the game, this should not fun for you, but for me and a few friends that were stuck forever in act1 was good =)


    and now they are nerfin a lot for casual and adding the option to be challenge harder for the hardcorers ones, its good for both of us dont you think?
  • #11 LeChokeJames
    My girlfriend plays at most 3 hours a week and has beaten Diablo on Inferno and farms acts 1 and 2 comfortably and act 3 with a bit of a struggle. She has done this without ever paying more than 100k for any single item, which is a choice she makes because she is stingy and doesn't like spending much gold.

    Please stop this casuals can't enjoy D3 argument. It is nothing more than people stretching to find one more thing to complain about because they are so jaded.
  • #12 phatosen
    Quote from UberMey

    So you're saying that its better for me to stop then? I know we all should stop complaining and stop comparison, but casual players could have a lot of fun in D2, it was not that harder to get good items not the godly, but the good to help you it was not hard, and you could even mf in hell meph or andy with not the BiS gear ...

    I'm not saying it's better for you to do anything. All I'm saying is, if you find Inferno too hard, that's fine. Don't play on Inferno then. :) Oh, and by the way. This isn't Diablo 2. ;) And finding good items in Diablo 3 is not as hard as you make it out to be. Sure, it takes time, but so does everything worth doing. :)
    Quote from UberMey

    if you cant drop good gear in other difficulties to help in inferno, I assume that it is better for gold farm then ... IF I would use only items that I got from farm I think I would be killing butcher even after 3 months of playing, glad all my items are from AH, feels very rewarded game and I made the search and buyout on my own .. lol

    and now they are nerfin a lot for casual and adding the option to be challenge harder for the hardcorers ones, its good for both of us dont you think?

    ... but that's just the thing. Act 3+4 Hell DOES drop rares that will allow you to enter Inferno Act 1. If you think they don't, you probably didn't give it enough of a try. I agree, before the Act 2 and 3 Inferno nerfs, I found Inferno to be extremely frustrating. But finally killing Belial before the nerf was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in the game.

    I'm not really sure how I feel about them adding a casual option for Inferno. I just don't see the point. Casual players already have a place, it's called Hell (I mean the difficulty, I certainly don't mean to imply that being a casual player is "Hell" ;) ). It's not like they can't play the game, just because they aren't prepared to put in the hours/have the skill level to farm in Inferno.

    Edit: The whole thing just stinks to the High Heavens of Blizzard going back on their word of Inferno being impossibly hard, because too many people are moaning on the b.net forums. And I feel uncomfortable about that.
  • #13 UberMey
    Quote from phatosen

    Quote from UberMey

    So you're saying that its better for me to stop then? I know we all should stop complaining and stop comparison, but casual players could have a lot of fun in D2, it was not that harder to get good items not the godly, but the good to help you it was not hard, and you could even mf in hell meph or andy with not the BiS gear ...

    I'm not saying it's better for you to do anything. All I'm saying is, if you find Inferno too hard, that's fine. Don't play on Inferno then. :) Oh, and by the way. This isn't Diablo 2. ;) And finding good items in Diablo 3 is not as hard as you make it out to be. Sure, it takes time, but so does everything worth doing. :)
    Quote from UberMey

    if you cant drop good gear in other difficulties to help in inferno, I assume that it is better for gold farm then ... IF I would use only items that I got from farm I think I would be killing butcher even after 3 months of playing, glad all my items are from AH, feels very rewarded game and I made the search and buyout on my own .. lol

    and now they are nerfin a lot for casual and adding the option to be challenge harder for the hardcorers ones, its good for both of us dont you think?

    ... but that's just the thing. Act 3+4 Hell DOES drop rares that will allow you to enter Inferno Act 1. If you think they don't, you probably didn't give it enough of a try. I agree, before the Act 2 and 3 Inferno nerfs, I found Inferno to be extremely frustrating. But finally killing Belial before the nerf was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in the game.

    I'm not really sure how I feel about them adding a casual option for Inferno. I just don't see the point. Casual players already have a place, it's called Hell (I mean the difficulty, I certainly don't mean to imply that being a casual player is "Hell" ;) ). It's not like they can't play the game, just because they aren't prepared to put in the hours/have the skill level to farm in Inferno.

    Edit: The whole thing just stinks to the High Heavens of Blizzard going back on their word of Inferno being impossibly hard, because too many people are moaning on the b.net forums. And I feel uncomfortable about that.


    glad blizz dont think that way and is trying to balance things ... I like diablo I like to play, but the statement that casual should stay in hell is just a unhappy statement ... even casual wants to beat and farm on the best places ...

    like the friend said that the gf could done act1 and 2 alone, but after 300 hours of play you feel a little bored of being stucked ....

    well anyways .. after 1.0.4 im very happy with the game, and also my friends are... still a little frustrated about the drops but the game is a lot better imo ..and I have a lot of faith in the new patch and the new nerfs and also the option to be harder =)
  • #14 deadrap
    Stupid changes are stupid (Inferno nerf), but they're a business firstly and game developers after that.

    I wish I ran to the b.net forums after killing Diablo on my WD within 4 weeks of release to tell them it was too easy even as a broken class at the time, maybe things would have turned out differently.... wait, who am I kidding.
  • #15 Erevos79
    Quote from deadrap

    Stupid changes are stupid (Inferno nerf), but they're a business firstly and game developers after that.

    I wish I ran to the b.net forums after killing Diablo on my WD within 4 weeks of release to tell them it was too easy even as a broken class at the time, maybe things would have turned out differently.... wait, who am I kidding.


    if its too easy for you then set the difficulty to 10 when 1.0.5 comes out and then come back and cry that it is too hard.
  • #16 Eisenhorn
    I realize that some people enjoy being the elite of something but because of RNG, having "noobs" and "non-elite" players does deepen the item pool. I was recently in a public multiplayer game in Act III where a Vile Ward with perfect Intelligence roll dropped for the weakest player we had (he was a level 2 Paragon WD who kept dying) -- he had no Magic Find gear on him -- just the NV stacks and the Paragon bonus. He was so happy because he planned to sell it to get better items. I really hope he got a big sum for it.

    Also, there are no "elite" players if there are no "noobs." Think of it this way -- Blizz decides to remove all the noobs and leave only the "elite" players based on DPS/Survivability Balance (or some other criteria). In that scenario, the weakest "elite" player effectively becomes the new "noob." Or, as some economists say: "in a world where everyone is rich, everyone is poor."
  • #17 Roger
    Before 1.0.4 I thought Inferno was too hard and was fighting my way through it just having reached ACT 3. Suddenly in 1.0.4 I could solo the whole Inferno by myself or faceroll it with a equivalent melee partner.

    Now you say it is too difficult right now?

    Inferno is the new Hell, Normal is the new Practice Mode.
  • #18 Kronc
    I still think the root issue is that Nightmare and Hell are too easy in that they are readily overgeared via the AH. Since players level cap at Inferno demand for those max level items peaks, gear is upgraded/recycled through the AH more slowly, and the AH is no longer the cheap crutch that worked all the way through Hell. Not that I think it would be wise to revamp everything now, but it is understandable for players to be disheartened when difficulty/progression goes from near horizontal to near vertical. Too many lines intersect at the one vertex that is Inferno Act I.
  • #19 MojoJsyn
    Quote from LeChokeJames

    They're making it both easier and harder at the same time by offering options to select your own play difficulty.

    Yet somehow, some way, people will find a way to complain about it catering to one specific subset of players that they don't believe they belong to.


    This comment isn't getting any love.

    Exactly my thoughts. Couldn't have said it better myself.
  • #20 MyNameIsNate
    If current inferno = 2-3 on the future inferno scale, and item drops increase by quantity and quality by difficulty level, does that mean default inferno drops are getting nerfed?
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