Diablo II Ladder Reset, Diablo III Hotfixes: April, Still No Date for 1.0.8, Maintenance is Breaking the Report Spam Feature, No

Diablo II Ladder Reset May 14th
A ladder reset is upon us!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

It's that time again! On the morning of Tuesday, May 14, we'll be conducting maintenance in order to reset the Diablo II ladder. We anticipate the realms could be down for up to six hours, and during that time all existing ladder characters will be converted to non-ladder. All characters and items being converted to non-ladder will remain intact, but once converted these characters will no longer have access to ladder content such as creating ladder-only rune words.

This ladder reset, like all those before it, creates a clean slate where all ladder characters begin at level 1 with no previous items to help them. To participate, simply wait until the Diablo II realms return to service on May, log in to Battle.net, and tick the “Ladder Character” checkbox when creating a new character. You can track ladder character leveling progress by clicking on the Ladder button from the main Diablo II in-game Battle.net interface.

For more information on ladder characters please visit here.




Diablo III Hotfixes: April (Updated 4/30)
Another exploit has been hotfixed.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

APRIL 30
  • Bug Fixes
    • Players and pets no longer have the chance to drop loot in the Scorched Chapel




Still No Date for 1.0.8

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Beetlejuic---! I mean... we haven't yet announced a release date for patch 1.0.8 yet, but we're working on it just as quickly as we can.




Maintenance is Breaking the Report Spam Feature
It seems after each maintenance the Report Spam feature breaks. Blizzard is investigating the issue.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Thanks for the reports, guys! I bumped this up to QA and they're taking a look at it currently.

Your team does realize this isn't the first time this has happened? I can think of at least 2 other maintenance Tuesdays where the spam report has broken.....you would think the same exact thing would stop being broken once a month under the same circumstances.
Yup. It's something we're aware of and trying to troubleshoot. We're taking a look at previous reports, bug fix implementations, and maintenance processes to see if we can identify where the revert is happening/what's causing it.





No Controller Support for PC
Same goes for a mouse/keyboard combo on the console version.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

In terms of allowing an analog controller hookup for the PC, we don’t have any plans for that kind of support right now. Similarly, since Diablo III for console was designed with a controller in mind, the PlayStation version of Diablo III will not support USB mice or keyboards.

Comments

  • #1 Niddro
    This news kind of makes me want to start up D2 again. I always used to lover the ladder reset =D
  • #2 knivves777
    i love you blizz, but this whole 1.0.8 thing is getting old. stop teasing us with what will happen with it and give us a date for it already. it wouldn't be so bad if they would at least give us something instead of..... nope, not this week, but here's more stuff we're THINKING about doing.
  • #3 Ryude
    Quote from knivves777

    i love you blizz, but this whole 1.0.8 thing is getting old. stop teasing us with what will happen with it and give us a date for it already. it wouldn't be so bad if they would at least give us something instead of..... nope, not this week, but here's more stuff we're THINKING about doing.


    You should know by now that patches require a minimum of 1 month PTR testing. If it's a small patch, then it requires 2 months internal testing.
  • #4 Enkeria
    Diablo 2 = offline. Gonna play it when I cant play Diablo 3. :)
  • #5 Ducha
    Ah yes the old ladder reset. Feels like some sort of race when the reset has taken place haha.
  • #6 insanetrasher
    Give me at least 2008 graphics and I'd trade D3 for D2 anytime. I'd even pay 60$ for it, nothing changed to gameplay (except maybe potions spamming removed) just updated graphics (and not even today's graphics).
  • #7 Bisso
    Quote from insanetrasher

    Give me at least 2008 graphics and I'd trade D3 for D2 anytime. I'd even pay 60$ for it, nothing changed to gameplay (except maybe potions spamming removed) just updated graphics (and not even today's graphics).


    Personally, I am suprised no one came up with some kind of patch that would basicly just upscale the whole game via a post processing shader. Just enough so it can smooth pixels out to be a bit easier on the eyes. À-la- SNES emulators upscale filters.
  • #8 insanetrasher
    Quote from Bisso

    Quote from insanetrasher

    Give me at least 2008 graphics and I'd trade D3 for D2 anytime. I'd even pay 60$ for it, nothing changed to gameplay (except maybe potions spamming removed) just updated graphics (and not even today's graphics).


    Personally, I am suprised no one came up with some kind of patch that would basicly just upscale the whole game via a post processing shader. Just enough so it can smooth pixels out to be a bit easier on the eyes. À-la- SNES emulators upscale filters.


    I doubt it would do the trick to make it acceptable to play again. But on a side note there are already custom patches that enables higher resolution, but it doesnt scale with the action bar so it looks weird.

    Anyways, beside some limited gameplay features, D2 was so amazing in terms of art style (for its time indeed) and the environments were always fun to play over and over (and more randomized than D3 linear acts/lacks of dungeons). I'm so underwhelmed by D3 in those aspects... too bad Blizz North didn't live to make D3.
  • #9 gran0ls
    Quote from insanetrasher

    Quote from Bisso

    Quote from insanetrasher

    Give me at least 2008 graphics and I'd trade D3 for D2 anytime. I'd even pay 60$ for it, nothing changed to gameplay (except maybe potions spamming removed) just updated graphics (and not even today's graphics).


    Personally, I am suprised no one came up with some kind of patch that would basicly just upscale the whole game via a post processing shader. Just enough so it can smooth pixels out to be a bit easier on the eyes. À-la- SNES emulators upscale filters.


    I doubt it would do the trick to make it acceptable to play again. But on a side note there are already custom patches that enables higher resolution, but it doesnt scale with the action bar so it looks weird.

    Anyways, beside some limited gameplay features, D2 was so amazing in terms of art style (for its time indeed) and the environments were always fun to play over and over (and more randomized than D3 linear acts/lacks of dungeons). I'm so underwhelmed by D3 in those aspects... too bad Blizz North didn't live to make D3.


    Try Torchlight 2, if you haven't already. Dam, if i was paid more attention to that game, then than D3...

    To topic: seems they're preparing 0.8 for anniversary.
  • #10 Ryude
    It is my belief that we are in the second game crash. This first was in the late 70s/early 80s, then the NES and arcades made a big come-back. Now we have an over-saturation of games due to the monetization of it (just like the internet is over-monetized). What made it great has been replaced by what makes it profitable.
  • #11 Orlandu

    Maintenance is Breaking the Report Spam Feature
    It seems after each maintenance the Report Spam feature breaks. Blizzard are investigating the issue.


    *Blizzard is
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