No PvP-Specific Gear, Wizard Budget Guide - MP10 for Under 1 Million, Blue Posts, Project Blackstone

No PvP-Specific Gear
Jay Wilson just tweeted that there will be no PvP-specific gear. PvP tokens are in the game files though, as we've previously shown, so what they might be used for is still unknown.





Wizard Budget Guide - MP10 for Under 1 Million
Wizards are getting some love with yet another guide. This time around Archon InfernoFriday builds a rather nice gear set for only 1 million gold. All the items bought have standard stats for their gold range, so no waiting on for a lucky bid.

The stats in this video allow the Wizard to easily farm MP 2-3, while being able to 100% survive mp10 (though not able to farm). This is a great gear set for fresh 60's or those who want to play with friends in higher MP to help stunlock everything.





Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

#1 Feature You'd LIke to See
I always find it interesting seeing what features appeal to each player and their different preferences and playstyles. Even in this thread alone, there are quite a variety of different answers and ideas and some of these are very much on our radar. We definitely appreciate the continued feedback, and aim to make Diablo III the best game it can possibly be. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Reminder on Key Drop Rates
As other players have noted, the drop rate of keys and the plans is 5% on MP0, 10% on MP1, and 20% on MP2, all the way up through a 100% drop rate on MP10. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Choosing a Monster Power Level
It’s very rare that I have a chance to do more than one run in any given play session, so I prefer to do it on the highest Monster Power I can reasonably handle. I know on a lower Monster Power I could kill more monsters in that single run but I also have to factor in Keywardens. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




Project Blackstone
Blizzard has apparently registered two domains recently, one of which has been named ProjectBlackstone.com. There is currently no information about its possible future content. The other domain purchased last month is WarcraftBattles.com for which there is also no known information.

Comments

  • #1 Dhaern
    yeeees! no PVP gear! hahahaha, give me more profit from RMAH!!!
  • #2 zeroRooter
    Quote from Dhaern

    yeeees! no PVP gear! hahahaha, give me more profit from RMAH!!!


    lmao
  • #3 DesmondTiny
    Blacksoulstone=Expansion? O_O
  • #4 overneathe
    Quote from DesmondTiny

    Blacksoulstone=Expansion? O_O


    All speculation is welcome, but remember that it's "Blackstone". ^^
  • #5 Jaetch
    Thank God. I might (just might) flip a table if I realize there's PvP specific gear and my current gear will be allocated to splashing around demon blood all day.
  • #6 Mastodon
    Well, I was pretty sure there was no PVP gear. (Would of been surprising if there was). I can't wait for the PVP blog, and I never had been so excited for a blog. :P
  • #7 Ducha
    Yeah same here Mastodon
  • #8 Babuli
    No pvp specific gear = pay to win. Kids with daddys visa owning pvp... sooo im going to skip the pvp totally if its that way.
  • #9 Ducha
    Quote from Babu

    No pvp specific gear = pay to win. Kids with daddys visa owning pvp... sooo im going to skip the pvp totally if its that way.
    No problem, we won't be asking where you are!
  • #10 XerXcho
    He's right though. Money = win.
  • #11 DarkVillain
    Quote from Babu

    No pvp specific gear = pay to win. Kids with daddys visa owning pvp... sooo im going to skip the pvp totally if its that way.

    Quote from XerXcho

    He's right though. Money = win.


    Eeeuuuh nah? People who earned cash trough RMAH and made bnet balance that way , wont spend a euro on gear... They would just spend bnet balance which isnt real money....Ofc there are some exceptions .... but w/e , if thats is keeping u from doin pvp ... KK..
  • #12 Sigma
    No specific PVP ? Fantastic :D
    how would you gain the PVP gear if it was in game ? Dropped off mobs meaning even more crap to search through for a semi decent item ? No thanks

    I have no problem with PVP gear being avalible in game, but it needs to be done in such a way that it is still random, and in no way dilutes the normal dropped items. One solution would be to have something similar to NV stacks in PVP arenas, on reaching a set amount of stacks (eg 5) any further kills in the PVP arena (since its death match from what I gather) would drop PVP gear for anyone getting DPS on the target.

    This way PVP items stay in PVP and dont dilute the PVE pool of items any further.
  • #13 Freezard
    I hope the tokens are used for trading in and receiving exp/gold/items in return, or to strengthen crafting somehow. Also an easy solution to preventing pay-to-win in PvP is to hold one league for those who have bought on RMAH and one for those who haven't... honestly it would be dumb NOT to do that because it's such a huge difference on perfect gear compared to good-for-not-having-bought-on-RMAH gear.
  • #14 Hjelpen
    They have said over 100 times already that you will be matched against players with similar gear as your own, so how can it be pay2win?
  • #15 Freezard
    No they haven't, they've said they MIGHT use such a system. The only thing they've said as far as I know is that they'll use the Elo rating system.
  • #16 overneathe
    They should introduce Resilience!




    I kid, I kid. :>
  • #17 Benegesserit
    Quote from Hjelpen

    They have said over 100 times already that you will be matched against players with similar gear as your own, so how can it be pay2win?


    the funny thing is that the people who will buy their gear (why do some people think it's always kids with their parents' money?) will end up getting stomped because usually people who have amazing gear through the legit way (playing the game a ton) are a lot more skilled
  • #18 Nanodoubleshock
    It is insanely amusing seeing how stupid all of you still are. You bitched and moaned about PvP before the game came out and all dick rode Jay Wilson so hard back then, now when your beloved PvM failed to entertain because Jay Wilson is a complete dumbass you all flock to PvP like you wanted it in the first place haha.

    Also I loved how you all claimed PvP would come out within a few months of release while I said we were lucky if this year at all, and what do we have? Oh it is the end of the year..and no PvP?

    For the dumbass who said people who play legitly and kill monsters will be more skilled over people who bought items...wrong. Dumbass clearly doesn't know Diablo PvP if he thinks killing easy mode monsters will transfer over to PvP skill. Go back to WoW you little faggot.

    For you rejects counting on Blizzards awesome match making system? Their system is a fucking joke, they can't even match SC2 properly and yet you somehow think they will get Diablo right? They have failed at every aspect of this game thus far why the fuck would the PvP which is something they don't even want be successful?

    Face it little dick suckers, you ruined Diablo franchise with your gay lover Jay Wilson, all your nagging and crying because you suck dick at the game and couldn't handle it has ruined what should of been best game of 2012. What a joke.
  • #19 Nanodoubleshock
    I love how much this site has died too. Ha, it used to gross hundreds of comments on each newsletter, now this shit is lucky to hit 20. What a piece of shit. You guys all fail big time.
  • #20 Nanodoubleshock
    Oh no no no kiddies. You cannot just easily run from this you little dick suckers. You must face the fact you all are fucking retarded.

    It is insanely amusing seeing how stupid all of you still are. You bitched and moaned about PvP before the game came out and all dick rode Jay Wilson so hard back then, now when your beloved PvM failed to entertain because Jay Wilson is a complete dumbass you all flock to PvP like you wanted it in the first place haha.

    Also I loved how you all claimed PvP would come out within a few months of release while I said we were lucky if this year at all, and what do we have? Oh it is the end of the year..and no PvP?

    For the dumbass who said people who play legitly and kill monsters will be more skilled over people who bought items...wrong. Dumbass clearly doesn't know Diablo PvP if he thinks killing easy mode monsters will transfer over to PvP skill. Go back to WoW you little faggot.

    For you rejects counting on Blizzards awesome match making system? Their system is a fucking joke, they can't even match SC2 properly and yet you somehow think they will get Diablo right? They have failed at every aspect of this game thus far why the fuck would the PvP which is something they don't even want be successful?

    Face it little dick suckers, you ruined Diablo franchise with your gay lover Jay Wilson, all your nagging and crying because you suck dick at the game and couldn't handle it has ruined what should of been best game of 2012. What a joke.
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