PTR: Patch 1.0.8 Notes Updates

PTR: Patch 1.0.8 Notes Updates
Blizzard just released the 4/15 Updates for Patch 1.0.8 on the Public Test Realm. While there are a few known ones like the fact that Nekarat The Keywarden will drop random keys, there are also a few class specific changes that seem interesting, but there sure is more to come.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Updates to patch notes can be found in red. Last updated April 15 at 5:30 p.m. PDT.

Below you'll find the preliminary PTR patch notes for 1.0.8. Please note that this isn't the final version of the 1.0.8 notes and that some changes may not be documented or described in full detail.

To provide feedback on these changes, please visit the PTR Feedback forum. To report any issues you experience while playing, please visit the the PTR Bug Report forum. Additional information about the PTR can be found in the PTR FAQ.


PTR PATCH 1.0.8 – v.1.0.8.15858
These notes will be updated through the course of the testing process. Please be aware some changes may not go live until a new PTR build is released.

Table of Contents

PTR SPECIFIC CHANGES
  • Certain areas in Act I and Act II have received further adjustments to Monster Density
CLASSES
  • Demon Hunter
    • Active Skills
      • Rapid Fire
        • Base weapon damage increased from 276% to 438%
        • Hatred cost while channeling has been reduced from to 6 (down from 10)
        • Skill Rune - Bombardment
          • Weapon damage increased from 345% to 414%
          • Explosion radius increased to 8 yards (up from 4)
        • Skill Rune - Fire Support
          • ​Weapon damage of Homing Rockets increased from 35% to 145%
        • ​Skill Rune - Withering Fire
          • ​Now reduces the initial Hatred cost to 10 (up from 5)
  • Wizard
    • Active Skills
      • Arcane Torrent
        • Base weapon damage increased from 210% to 285%
        • Skill Rune - Arcane Mines
          • Weapon damage increased from 180% to 340%
        • Skill Rune - Cascade
          • Weapon damage of bonus missiles increased from 210% to 285%
      • Disintegrate
        • Base weapon damage increased from 170% to 220%
        • Skill Rune - Entropy
          • Weapon damage increased from 196% to 253%
        • Skill Rune - Intensify
          • Maximum damage increased from 221% to 286% weapon damage
  • Witch Doctor
MONSTERS
  • General
    • Players should now encounter more monsters in Acts I, II, and IV in Inferno difficulty when playing at Monster Power 1 or greater
    • In multiplayer games, the increase in monster hit points per additional player has been reduced to 50% (down from 70%)
    • Tormented Stingers and Stygian Crawlers have had their experience reduced by 75%
    • Damage dealt by Tormented Stingers has been reduced by 75%
    • Experience granted by Shadow Vermin has been reduced by 50%
    • The chance for Shadow Vermin to drop loot has been reduced by 50%
    • Keywardens
      • Nekarat the Keywarden now has a chance to drop a random Key (of Destruction, Hate, or Terror) in addition to the Infernal Machine plans
      • All Keywardens will now only appear in Inferno difficulty

Comments

  • #1 Ducha
    oh hooray, now I won't have to spend forever trying to kill the key wardens when levels my lower level characters.
  • #2 Mehsiah
    Nerfed Realm of Shadow? Saw that coming. :(
  • #3 Tybudd
    Quote from Mehsiah

    Nerfed Realm of Shadow? Saw that coming. :(


    Yeah, so this zone will not be farmed at all, except for Barbs and their Tornado Sprint
  • #4 MrWood
    Buff barbs
  • #5 Venomrules
    Quote from MrWood

    Buff barbs


    ^This
  • #6 Rhye
    Quote from Venomrules

    Quote from MrWood

    Buff barbs


    ^This


    Or, buff inferno. Add MP 11-15! :D Yay!
  • #7 Nuvian
    • Experience granted by Shadow Vermin has been reduced by 50%
    • The chance for Shadow Vermin to drop loot has been reduced by 50%
    That was a good change.
  • #8 MrWood
    Quote from Rhye

    Quote from Venomrules

    Quote from MrWood

    Buff barbs


    ^This


    Or, buff inferno. Add MP 11-15! :D Yay!

    What I'm saying is that WW build is fucking booring as shit, they need to give us something else.
  • #9 bruteMax
    Quote from MrWood

    Quote from Rhye

    Quote from Venomrules

    Quote from MrWood

    Buff barbs


    ^This


    Or, buff inferno. Add MP 11-15! :D Yay!

    What I'm saying is that WW build is fucking booring as shit, they need to give us something else.


    Well, you could try a HOTA build, or a REND/WW build. They also gave you 4 other classes.
  • #10 FuriousBalls
    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...
  • #11 Nuvian
    Quote from FuriousBalls

    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...

    Minor changes? "real content" you will get in an expansion, not in these patches, this isn't a subscription based game like WoW where you get content updates every few months.
  • #12 Willey1986
    • Certain areas in Act I and Act II have received further adjustments to Monster Density
    What does this mean? Did they buff other areas or did they nerf f.e. The Weeping Hollow? Has anyone already tested this?
  • #13 bruteMax
    Quote from Nuvian

    Quote from FuriousBalls

    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...

    Minor changes? "real content" you will get in an expansion, not in these patches, this isn't a subscription based game like WoW where you get content updates every few months.


    True enough, but D3 was fundamentally broken upon release. Blizzard has (finally) acknowledged that and new content needs to be added to shore up what has proven approximately a month after release to be a rather shallow game in certain aspects.

    They also promised team deathmatch and then took it away, so I do think Blizzard owes us "real content" prior to the next expansion. I imagine they will introduce some form of an endless dungeon in 1.10. One thing you can say about Blizzard is that they do stand behind their games, and D3 is no exception despite several shaky months of denial last year.
  • #14 ReSaH
    Quote from bruteMax

    Quote from Nuvian

    Quote from FuriousBalls

    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...

    Minor changes? "real content" you will get in an expansion, not in these patches, this isn't a subscription based game like WoW where you get content updates every few months.


    True enough, but D3 was fundamentally broken upon release. Blizzard has (finally) acknowledged that and new content needs to be added to shore up what has proven approximately a month after release to be a rather shallow game in certain aspects.

    They also promised team deathmatch and then took it away, so I do think Blizzard owes us "real content" prior to the next expansion. I imagine they will introduce some form of an endless dungeon in 1.10. One thing you can say about Blizzard is that they do stand behind their games, and D3 is no exception despite several shaky months of denial last year.
    just another go no where patch ...

    Sure hope they give the expansion away free ...because their sales will be very low ....

    would never buy it ...after the fail they have already created ...
  • #15 Willey1986
    Quote from ReSaH

    Quote from bruteMax

    Quote from Nuvian

    Quote from FuriousBalls

    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...

    Minor changes? "real content" you will get in an expansion, not in these patches, this isn't a subscription based game like WoW where you get content updates every few months.


    True enough, but D3 was fundamentally broken upon release. Blizzard has (finally) acknowledged that and new content needs to be added to shore up what has proven approximately a month after release to be a rather shallow game in certain aspects.

    They also promised team deathmatch and then took it away, so I do think Blizzard owes us "real content" prior to the next expansion. I imagine they will introduce some form of an endless dungeon in 1.10. One thing you can say about Blizzard is that they do stand behind their games, and D3 is no exception despite several shaky months of denial last year.
    just another go no where patch ...

    Sure hope they give the expansion away free ...because their sales will be very low ....

    would never buy it ...after the fail they have already created ...


    I will buy it. Yeah the game didn't match my expectations has no endgame and has the worst lootsystem in the world BUT it's my most played game since CounterStrike Source and it's the most playable H&S since D2 (And I played many: Nox, Sacred, Sacred 2, Titan Quest, Dungeon Siege 1 + 2, Torchlight, Path of Exile). So yeah definitely gonna buy the expansion and looking forward to 1.0.8 for more farming places!!
  • #16 FuriousBalls
    Quote from Nuvian

    Quote from FuriousBalls

    Makes me feel sad knowing that we are waiting for patch with minor changes for 2 months. Makes me feel wonder how long will we wait for some real content patches...

    Minor changes? "real content" you will get in an expansion, not in these patches, this isn't a subscription based game like WoW where you get content updates every few months.


    I've been playing diablo 1 and 2 for 15 years almost and no one said I want dragons in diablo nor 5 expansions.
    This game is broken and half empty. It needs more random dungeons, more bosses, more viable builds and much much more. Not sure why did you mention WoW at all, I m really sick hearing about WoW lately on DiabloFANS forum.
  • #17 overneathe
    He mentions WoW because there content is made bimonthly. The reason for that is because players are paying for the game every month, thus more developers can be hired that actively bring new content. People have began to feel used to having content updates from the major MMOs out there, but that happens because their companies earn more money and can bring new blood into projects.

    Diablo is not a monthly paying game and just like any other such doesn't bring any "real content". It follows the "expansions" route for content like all games outside MMOs.
  • #18 Ryude
    I think the reason so many people are upset is that the game didn't require any changes in 2008, the game as presented to us in the very first teaser video was pretty much exactly what we wanted D3 to be.

    Slowly, patch by patch, the game is returning back to the state it was in back in 2008.
  • #19 MrWood
    Quote from bruteMax

    Quote from MrWood

    Quote from Rhye

    Quote from Venomrules

    Quote from MrWood

    Buff barbs


    ^This


    Or, buff inferno. Add MP 11-15! :D Yay!

    What I'm saying is that WW build is fucking booring as shit, they need to give us something else.


    Well, you could try a HOTA build, or a REND/WW build. They also gave you 4 other classes.

    What there is other builds???? and classes WTF!! I will try this out thank you F-nut
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