A Lot of Paragon 2.0 Clarifications, Blue Posts, Community Commentary: Sanctuary Around You

A Lot of Paragon 2.0 Clarifications
Paragon 2.0 is still one of the hottest topics on the official forums and Travis Day popped up again to add a few words on the concept. In the meantime Lylirra made several clarifications on the topic in the thread that was started last week.

[blizzquote author='Blizzard']Paragon experience is only earned when you are playing a character who is max level. If you are level 60 and paragon 100, when the expansion launches you will continue earning paragon experience in the new system. Once you have the expansion enabled your experience earned will take you from level 60-70 at which point it will again be added to your paragon level instead of character level. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I think I added a sufficient number of caveats to my previous post, but let me go ahead and reiterate: Paragon 2.0 is still very much in development, and nothing is set in stone at this point. The system will likely undergo several changes (based on testing and feedback) before it ships.

So, on that note. For those of you who've voiced a dislike of the Paragon 2.0 mechanics quoted below, what kind of functionality would you prefer to see instead? (And most importantly, why would you prefer that functionality over the one currently being considered?)

- What category a Paragon Point can be spent in will be determined by what Paragon level you earn. Paragon level 1 gives you a point to spend in "Core Stat," Paragon level 2 gives you a point to in "Offensive," Paragon level 3 gives you a point to spend in "Defensive," and Paragon level 4 gives you a point to spend in "Utility" (or "Adventure"). Each Paragon level past that follows the same pattern.

- All categories other than Core Stats (DEX, INT, STR, VIT) have a cap on the number of points that can be allocated to them, which also means there is a cap to the total number of points that 3 of the 4 categories can have. At present, this means if you reach Shared Paragon 800, you will have maxed the number of points that can be allocated to the Offensive, Defensive, and Utility categories and all future Paragon levels you earn will grant you a point in the Core Stat category instead.
While simply saying "yes, I like this" or "no, I don't like this" is totally legit feedback, digging a little bit deeper into the details helps us get a better feel for what kind of experience you're really looking for.

Thanks!

including the low level characters who have not even reached lvl 60?
suppose my account's shared paragon level IS 100.
Does even the level 30 character get 100 paragon Points to spend???
Under current design, yes. Using your example, if your account's Shared Paragon level is 100, all Normal characters on your account would have access to 100 Paragon points, even if they're not at max level (i.e. sub-60).

Again, all subject to change prior to ship, etc etc. :)

Also, some more information from Travis. I'll be sure to add it to the compiled list in just a bit:

Posted by Travis Day
Paragon experience is only earned when you are playing a character who is max level. If you are level 60 and paragon 100, when the expansion launches you will continue earning paragon experience in the new system. Once you have the expansion enabled your experience earned will take you from level 60-70 at which point it will again be added to your paragon level instead of character level.
For clarity (since I saw some confusion in the other thread):

- After Paragon 2.0 goes live, if you are level 60 and do not have the expansion enabled on your account, you will continue to earn Paragon experience in the new system. This is because you are still technically at the level cap.

- However, if you are level 60 and decide to enable the expansion on your account, you will stop earning Paragon experience. This is because the expansion increases the level cap to 70. Once you reach level 70, you will start to accrue Paragon experience again from where you left off.

So, basically: Only max-level characters will be able to earn Paragon experience. If you don't have the expansion, max-level = 60. If you have the expansion, max-level = 70. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




Blue Posts
[blizzquote author='Blizzard']AH Conspiracy Theories
Yep Blizzard knows people will not buy their expansion based on how terrible D3 was overall. So they decide to hype it up with removing the AH before the release of RoS so that people will think well they are removing the AH maybe ill give it another shot. So they cash out on bigger sales for the expansion then they re-add the auction house about a month later once people have bought the game
While I can respect a good conspiracy when I see one, I'm going to shut this one down. We have no plans to add either the gold or real-money auction house back into the game after they are removed. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

No New Followers in RoS
When D2 exp. LoD released, new mercenaries added to the game, the barbarians. Why don't we get new follower on RoS? A dps type, two-hander melee follower would fit pretty well imo. What do you think?
We have no plans to introduce any new followers in Reaper of Souls. Instead, we will be delving deeper into the existing followers, and we'll find out more about their personal motivations in their expanded story lines.(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

RMAH Error Being Worked On
anyone else not receiving payout from RMAH for transaction since the 17th? seems to be a recurring/same old problem for the RMAH, likely to be caused by the maintenance on the 17th.
Hi all, just wanted to drop in and let you know that we are aware of this issue and it is currently being investigated. Although I don't have much more to share right at this moment, I will continue to update the thread as information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience in the meantime! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




Community Commentary: Sanctuary Around You
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/271162-community-commentary-sanctuary-around-you/' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/11020559/community-commentary-sanctuary-around-you-9-19-2013']While the world of Sanctuary is fictional, its characters, monuments, heroes, and villains get to live on through the hearts and minds of players. For those who’ve made frequent visits, it can be a difficult place to forget! And something as simple as a phrase, a food item, or even a voice you hear in passing can evoke the memory of your Nephalem on the battlefield.

For this week's Community Commentary, Monty11 wants to know: what events in your real life remind you of Diablo?

In his thread in General Discussion, Monty11 talks about how he was reminded of his Wizard's arcane prowess when learning about “nephelometry” in one of his classes. But what about you? Maybe you were on a quick shopping trip to the grocery store, yet you heard the bustling markets of Caldeum. Or maybe the old man with the kind smile you passed on the street the other day reminded you of a certain Horadrim. Or maybe you caught yourself wondering if the jewelry store downtown carries that last perfect ring you've been meaning to upgrade.

Head on over to Monty11's thread in General Discussion or comment below with your memory of a moment in the real world you couldn't help but view through the eyes of your hero!

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