Athene Sets World First Naked MP10 Diablo Kill, Life on Kill, Enemy Hit Points Bug, Blue Posts

Athene Sets World First Naked MP10 Diablo Kill
Athene has managed to defeat Diablo on Monster Power 10 with his naked Demon Hunter (only weapon and off-hand equipped). This is likely a world first and is a great achievement indeed! Warning: The video is very long.





Life on Kill
A player on the forums was curious if Life on Kill returns hit points to the player if he only damaged a monsters, but at the end a party member killed it.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

No, you don't receive a return in HP.

On a larger scale, this is something we've been discussing how to improve. We definitely realize the way Life on Kill works right now isn't very co-op friendly. When you're playing with a group of people and sharing your killing blows, the affix just doesn't have as much value as it does in solo games, and that can be a really poor user experience. We also recognize the same applies to various skills, such as the wizard's Archon ability.

We still want players to feel like they can gear/build their characters differently for solo vs. co-op, of course, and we think there will always be some affixes and skills that are better in one more or the other. But, at the moment, the degree of advantage seems like too much of a swing (I imagine a lot of players would agree). We've been discussing possible solutions for how we can bring LoK/Archon/etc into better balance between the two game types, but haven't settled on the best course of action just yet. This issue is absolutely on our radar, though, and we're certainly open to your feedback in the meantime.




Enemy Hit Points Bug
There is currently a bug going around, that spawns monsters with less than maximum hit points.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Thank you for posting about this! We’ve also noticed this issue while we were playing and looked into it. We found there was a bug (mostly with Monster Power) where monster hit points were not always scaling correctly when they spawned and resulted in creatures running around with less than maximum health without anyone or anything having damaged them. We plan to fix this issue in a future patch, but since it’s not a critical bug we don’t have an ETA to share just yet.




Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Selling Gold
You are not allowed to sell, trade or somehow transfer Loot, characters or any other Diablo III content outside of Diablo III or the Auction House.

Diablo III auction house terms of use, point 14, c:
http://eu.blizzard.c...d3rmah_tou.html (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




Blizzard at Dreamhack
Blizzard has announced that the company will be present at this year's Dreamhack Winter in Sweden. There will be contests, rewards and of course meeting some of the team live!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We’re delighted to announce our presence at DreamHack Winter 2012, taking place November 22-25 in Jonkoping, Sweden. We’ll be providing plenty of entertainment and hosting various fun activities that you can take part in, and we’ll also have several prizes and goodies you can win, like for an example World of Warcraft Action Figures, StarCraft II Mega Bloks Battlecruisers, Collector’s Edition boxes, and much more. Check out some of the things we will be doing at the event below.

StarCraft Academy
In addition to watching StarCraft II Tournament at the event, eSports fans will have the opportunity to attend StarCraft Academy and learn how to play StarCraft II from professional gamers.

Jade Serpent Challenge
World of Warcraft players at the event will be able to participate in a challenge mode dungeon contest, requiring the highest skill and teamwork. Those who accept the challenge will be able to use their own computers to compete, and we’ll select the fastest groups to battle it out on stage for glory and cool prizes.

Hang Out with Blizzard
All visitors at DreamHack Winter 2012 are welcome to meet up with us at the StarCraft II Tournament Area any time during the event. If you’d like to chat with members of the European Community Team, or simply have some fun with our friendly Pandaren Monk, come and say hi! We’ll gladly spend some time with anyone who wants to hang out with us.

Roundtable Discussions
We’ll host three discussion sessions, one each for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III, taking place November 23 and 24 in a closed conference room at the event. We’re interested in hearing the thoughts and opinions of players on a number of different topics that will be discussed during the sessions. There are only a limited number of seats available, so the sooner you sign-up for these discussion sessions, the higher your chances are for a seat.

The discussions will take place at the following hours:

World of Warcraft:
  • Friday at 12:30 CET – 14:00 CET
  • Saturday at 16:30 CET – 18:00 CET
StarCraft II:
  • Friday at 16:30 CET – 18:00 CET
  • Saturday at 14:30 CET – 16:00 CET
Diablo III:
  • Friday at 14:30 CET – 16:00 CET
  • Saturday at 12:30 CET – 14:00 CET
If you’d like to sign up in advance for the Roundtable Discussions, please send us an email at [email protected] with [DHW12] included in the subject line. Let us know your name and indicate which discussion session you’d like to attend. Please note that you must be at least 16 years old to attend the Diablo III discussion.
It will also be possible to sign up for these activities during DreamHack Winter, as long as spots are still available.
The fun takes place November 22-25 at the Elmia in Jonkoping, Sweden, and we hope to see you there!
To find out more about DreamHack Winter 2012, visit the official site.

Comments

  • #1 Keiser
    Impressive, and funny video to boot (the 2 minutes of the 2+ hours I actually watched). Congrats Athene.
  • #2 Benegesserit
    Let life on kill proc on the death of any mob you've damaged (regardless of whom gets the KB and as long as you are in XP range). If that's too OP then have it give a % of life on kill based on the total damage you did to the mob regardless of who kills the mob and as long as you are in XP range.
  • #3 Jaetch
    Man, I brought up the topic about Archon and Life After Kill in co-op games way back in August in the BNet forums. Looks it finally made it onto the devs' to-do list. Too bad I don't run LAK anymore.

    As for Athene's thing... yet another "world's first" video. Next they should have "World's First MP10 Azmo Kill Without Using a Keyboard or Gaming Mouse" or "World's First MP10 Diablo Kill Blindfolded with Full NV Stacks" or maybe "World's First MP10 Solo Ubers Using Only Your Tongue and a Rubber Chicken."
  • #4 lalaurentide
    Gratz to Athene for answering his own challenge. At least one person is listening to you.
  • #5 Ducha
    Well I'm impressed now. Maybe he's not such a douchebag he makes himself out to be?.....naaah
  • #6 Aldoran
    gj cheating with shadow twins
  • #7 kroolik
    Quote from Jaetch

    Man, I brought up the topic about Archon and Life After Kill in co-op games way back in August in the BNet forums. Looks it finally made it onto the devs' to-do list. Too bad I don't run LAK anymore.

    As for Athene's thing... yet another "world's first" video. Next they should have "World's First MP10 Azmo Kill Without Using a Keyboard or Gaming Mouse" or "World's First MP10 Diablo Kill Blindfolded with Full NV Stacks" or maybe "World's First MP10 Solo Ubers Using Only Your Tongue and a Rubber Chicken."

    Rubber Chicken? You sir, are underestimating the power of rubber.
  • #8 Bestakes
    The naked diablo kill was 3 days ago and I had the pleasure to watch it live. To have that much dedication and also focus for almost 3 hours is something that not many can do. +rep for Athene.
  • #9 Rhodair
    I rarely care what's going on with Athene, but I'll certainly give him respect for this.
  • #10 Ultragrisen
    i wonder why commenting is disabled on youtube for this video ;)
  • #11 Rezuel
    Interesting but cannot give a click for a person who represents the bottom scum of gaming society.
  • #12 Diablofan0815
    Man, is that guy ugly.
  • #13 Norz
    Checked the video at 10 or 12 different moments (obv not gonna watch it all) and all i could see was Athene running arround never shooting an arrow, yelling jelly haters, and being obviously high on not sure what

    did i miss much ?
  • #14 lyx
    K, now do it as melee ;)
  • #15 cura
    Quote from Diablofan0815

    Man, is that guy ugly.


    Are you gay? You want to watch beautiful boys play the game? That's gay, man. Not that I have anything against you guys.
  • #16 Diablofan0815
    Quote from Lixo

    Quote from Diablofan0815

    Man, is that guy ugly.


    Are you gay? You want to watch beautiful boys play the game? That's gay, man. Not that I have anything against you guys.


    I mean his whole appearence, personality/soul and so on, ya know?
  • #17 Nensec
    Very well done of Athene and damn he got seriously lucky at the very end there. Look when Diablo is already in his '1st stage of death' one of the meteors falls ontop of Athene and he dodges. I don't know how much damage it does on someone completely naked but I reckon it would kill him ;p
  • #18 Babuli
    Athene is... well.. blaaaah...
  • #19 gutpik
    Boss don't enrage, don't have hp regen. Are Paragon lvl100 naked kill that much of a event? No, you can kill diablo mp10 inferno even with level 1 character with lvl 1 ranged weapon, you just need few days of clicking non-stop. Zero perfomance here.
    ps. oh forgot - no character skills matter on this, you can do that with just basic attack (which DoucheA not done)
    pps. he actually said that he Practicied using sentries, what a m*
  • #20 BlacKcuD
    Quote from Ultragrisen

    i wonder why commenting is disabled on youtube for this video ;)


    It says so in the description of the video. Athene is one giant troll and I am not a real fan of him, but I think games need crazy machos like him who provide stuff to talk about, some trolling and some charity. All three things that I value very much!
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