[Datamined] Patch 2.0.6 Class Changes & Strings, Josh: 'Ladders at E3... Confirmed', Blizzard Aiming For More Item-Based Builds

UPDATE: The PS E3 conference ended and there weren't any Ladders mentioned.


[Datamined] Patch 2.0.6 Minor Class Changes and Strings

IMPORTANT!!! REMEMBER: THIS IS ALL DATAMINED, NOT OFFICIAL, NOT CONFIRMED!!!

Patch 2.0.6 was deployed to the live servers tonight. The patch is pretty small, but contains one or two curious strings. Due to the small size it won't be separated in several sections.

Monk

  • Momentum : Moving 25 yards (down from 30) increases your damage by 20% (up from 15%) for 6 seconds (up from 4)

Powers.txt

  • ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_724_x1_name : Sunwuko's Clone
  • ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_725_x1_name : Lightning Storm

HeroDetails.txt

  • DamageTypeBonusPhysical: Physical Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusFire: Fire Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusLightning: Lightning Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusCold: Cold Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusPoison: Poison Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusArcane: Arcane Damage Increase
  • DamageTypeBonusHoly: Holy Damage Increase
  • TipDamageTypeBonus:
    • {s1} Damage Increase: {s2}
    • *Increases Damage dealt by skills using this element.
    • *{s3} Damage: {s4}.
  • SkillBonus: {s1} Damage Increase
  • TipSkillBonus:
    • {s1} Damage Increase: {s2}
    • *Increases Damage dealt by this skill.

Josh Mosqueira: 'Ladders at E3... Confirmed'

Yet another one of Josh's teasing tweets appeared today: 'Ladders at E3... Confirmed' with this image attached:


[E3] PS4 Ultimate Evil Edition Exclusive In-Game Content

A special 'Last of Us' themed dungeon will be available in the PS4 Ultimate Evil Edition.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Original Source)

Get ready to endure and survive, nephalem! #ComingSoon #UltimateEvilEdition @PlayStation @Naughty_Dog


Ultimate Evil Edition Q&A at E3

And while we're on the topic of E3, a Q&A is coming soon!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hello, everyone!

As some of you may or may not know, we'll be showcasing Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4™ all this week at E3. If you're attending the convention, definitely swing by Booth #4522 in the West Hall and say "Hi!". We'd love to mercilessly slaughter a few thousands demons with you, and of course answer any questions you might have about the game.

This Wednesday, a few of us community managers will also be taking some time to sit down and chat with our console developers at the show. What will we talk about? Well, that's entirely up to you! We'll be treating our interview time as a community Q&A, where all the questions we ask will be submitted by you, our players. We'll follow up with the answers later this week, once the convention has concluded. 

So! What do you want to know about the Ultimate Evil Edition? Submit your question below, or feel free to tweet it to @Diablo using the #D3E3 hashtag. While there's no limit on the number of questions you can ask, we can't guarantee that all questions will be answered. We’ll certainly do our best to answer as many as possible, though.

Blizzard Aiming For More Item-Based Builds

An official forum user made a thread asking for other class sets to be buffed, and for the Witch Doctor not to be nerfed. Nevalistis replied to reassure the player base that they're constantly analysing end-game class balance and feedback, and will be making changes and adding items to make sure other classes are as compelling.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We've seen a ton of feedback lately about the relative power levels between classes, and it seems a good time to explain a bit behind our philosophy of where we'd like to see each class go from here.

The Witch Doctor is currently very strong. That is awesome, and we're happy to hear Witch Doctor players are having a blast with their characters and that players who have never considered playing the Witch Doctor before are giving it a whirl. 

The Witch Doctor's current level of power comes largely from the powerful items they have available. Ideally, we'd like all classes to have fun and powerful item builds and that means taking a look at what equipment is available. This is something we’re actively pursuing, and while some of the other classes are almost there, others have some additional room for growth. We've already mentioned some of the upcoming Monk set changes we have on the way, but they aren't the only class we’re keeping a watchful eye on. Ultimately, we'd like to strive for a place where each class has an equal crack at end game success, especially with Seasons and Tiered Rifts on the near horizon. It’s likely each class will accomplish that in different ways, because they are inherently so different from one another, and that’s okay!

Allow me to caveat the above with the fact we won't get there overnight. This is an overarching development goal, and a continuing journey rather than a destination. Our work is never truly done, especially because we have every intention of continuing to make awesome items. On our way through this ongoing process, we appreciate your feedback.

Comments

  • #1 Tybudd
    Holy Crap, The Last of us Theme!!!



    I'm def buying
  • #2 Catalept
    Exclusive content makes my trousers grumpy.
  • #3 Arthmost
    Even though many claim WD is overpowered, I'd rather say it's the only well-balanced class at the moment. Only by playing WD have I achieved the goal of ACTUALLY having fun while playing Diablo 3 and at the same time reaching higher Torment as opposed of cursing every now and then as a Monk on a lower Torment.
  • #4 krypplingur
    Quote from Arthmost
    Even though many claim WD is overpowered, I'd rather say it's the only well-balanced class at the moment. Only by playing WD have I achieved the goal of ACTUALLY having fun while playing Diablo 3 and at the same time reaching higher Torment as opposed of cursing every now and then as a Monk on a lower Torment.

    You're right.

    People just can't see it, I mean if for example Jade WD wouldn't do so much dmg by soul harvest, he would waste too much time on elites and bosses that he will become shit and will be down to the lvl of monks. Jade has insane burst, but it isn't even the best build out there. Pet doctor, I mean it's self explanatory, of course you want your pets to do their things. I mean why would Blizzard add 10 game changing items to WD pets if they didn't want WD to play pet builds? I mean if they would be much slower on T6 they could just go back to T5 and T4, and why would T6 be there if we shouldn't farm it? T6 should be farmable.



    I still think some classes need more survival changes. For example I have a decent gear on my crusader, but I still get absolutely wrecked on T6, I have the dmg but I'm like a little butterfly that gets crashed on in T6, T5 is fine though rare deaths. I can't figure out where to get more survival except from gems, which I'm actually doing. I have 2 78 allres gems in my pants to make up for my boots and pants.
  • #5 Venaliter
    Well, there is *literally* ladders at e3. That said, I'm not particularly amused.
  • #6 Promethean
    People all of a sudden playing the witch doctor class isn't a good thing, it also isn't fair to all the witch doctors who were witch doctors when wizards were "overpowered" it's not like if wizards get buffed to oblivion or any class for that matter would cause me to leave my witch doctor... Ever... And that's what makes me unique, and that's why I will always be a better witch doctor then all the nerds playing only what's overpowered.
  • #7 roflaren
    Quote from Promethean
    People all of a sudden playing the witch doctor class isn't a good thing, it also isn't fair to all the witch doctors who were witch doctors when wizards were "overpowered" it's not like if wizards get buffed to oblivion or any class for that matter would cause me to leave my witch doctor... Ever... And that's what makes me unique, and that's why I will always be a better witch doctor then all the nerds playing only what's overpowered.

    I and everyone else, payed not for 1 class, but for all of them. I do not belong to one class in some weird ass reason to become unique and special. I play the entire game, all the builds, all the classes. When they buff or fix my monk, I will be superhappy.
  • #8 Henno
    Quote from krypplingur

    Quote from Arthmost

    Even though many claim WD is overpowered, I'd rather say it's the only well-balanced class at the moment. Only by playing WD have I achieved the goal of ACTUALLY having fun while playing Diablo 3 and at the same time reaching higher Torment as opposed of cursing every now and then as a Monk on a lower Torment.

    You're right.

    People just can't see it, I mean if for example Jade WD wouldn't do so much dmg by soul harvest, he would waste too much time on elites and bosses that he will become shit and will be down to the lvl of monks. Jade has insane burst, but it isn't even the best build out there. Pet doctor, I mean it's self explanatory, of course you want your pets to do their things. I mean why would Blizzard add 10 game changing items to WD pets if they didn't want WD to play pet builds? I mean if they would be much slower on T6 they could just go back to T5 and T4, and why would T6 be there if we shouldn't farm it? T6 should be farmable.



    I still think some classes need more survival changes. For example I have a decent gear on my crusader, but I still get absolutely wrecked on T6, I have the dmg but I'm like a little butterfly that gets crashed on in T6, T5 is fine though rare deaths. I can't figure out where to get more survival except from gems, which I'm actually doing. I have 2 78 allres gems in my pants to make up for my boots and pants.

    Wrong, Jade Harvester is the best. It cant get better than oneshotting
  • #9 Kronc
    Very misleading tweet. While it can be reasonably assumed there is more than just one ladder there, the evidence does not confirm the presence of multiple ladders.
  • #10 Truth
    WD Not OP? Holy fucking shit, So its okay for 1 class to walk around and 1 shot Gobs with 3 other players in T6 MP with a skill that only has a 10 sec cool down? ( Soul harvest ) WD are not OP but can totally facemelt T6 Elite's by themselves with a 1 button push? I don't know what your guys definition of OP is but if i was you i would re-look up the term overpowered.

    Try and Argue :) , Its all good because i know you know i am right, Only fools try to defend a losing cause. I am doing it right now with my WD. Stack CD reducion and spam soul harvent to win. Grave injustice is your friend. It's so easy i go into T6 with just 2 skills on my bar and watch everyone -.- yet cant even come near my DPS.
  • #11 Deamia
    They are OP, but I'm not really sure what Bliz could do at this point. Nerf the set bonus, WD's go nuts. I mean did they even beta test this game? Could they not have foreseen that these combinations of skills/setbonuses and cd reductions what would create this kind of end game? It's almost like pre-nerf attack speed in vanilla D3. It's not just Jade Harvester WD that are OP, its classes like monks that are horribly UP. Barbs are pretty much forced to 4 piece Earth + Socks EQ build to stay competitive, DH are stuck with 6 Marauder sentry builds (Krider thrown in there), Cru have holy shotgun + Darklight or Combustion fire specs (luckly a few that are viable), not sure what Wiz have (I haven't really looked into them in detail), and then you have monks are the bottom of the barrel as the almost sole support class =S. I mean I'm not favoring monks here or anything, my main is a holy shotgun crusader and I absolutely love her to death, but I would love to see more builds like this WD build on other classes.
  • #12 Arthmost
    Quote from Promethean
    People all of a sudden playing the witch doctor class isn't a good thing, it also isn't fair to all the witch doctors who were witch doctors when wizards were "overpowered" it's not like if wizards get buffed to oblivion or any class for that matter would cause me to leave my witch doctor... Ever... And that's what makes me unique, and that's why I will always be a better witch doctor then all the nerds playing only what's overpowered.

    I have played Monk for 300 hours, yet I'm ONLY able to BARELY handle T3 with half of my abilities being defensive. I cannot go full offensive as I'd be wrecked in a few seconds in the first elite encounter. That with 120% lightning damage and 7-8m toughness. I love the class I have chosen, and its voicing and style. But I have got ABSOLUTELY fed up with having NO PLEASURE while playing it as it only consisted of cursing and constantly thinking on how to survive this and survive that on intermediate difficulty. I have started a WD just to see how other class works (I didn't even know it had been considered OP, which i think is now an overrated assumption - it's just WELL-balanced) and to rest from playing my Monk. I was having a blast levelling 1-70 (I don't take advantage of boosting) and playing through torments and clearing high difficulty torments now. And that's how the game should work and how it should bring pleasure to the gamer. I do want to return to my loyal Monk but I have no desire to do so until it gets fixed (=buffed).
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