Exclusive Content for PS3/PS4, Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Stage Demo Kadala's Improved Set Item Ratios, Bracer Crafting Costs

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Exclusive Content for PS3/PS4

The official Diablo twitter revealed today that the Ultimate Evil Edition of Reaper of Souls on PS3 and PS4 will be getting an exclusive transmog set, based on Shadow of the Colossus.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blizzard Tracker/Original Source)

Prepare your couch and gather your closest friends, because on August 19, Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ - Ultimate Evil Edition™ will unleash Death itself on console systems around the world. Today, we're also excited to announce that players who take the fight for Sanctuary to their big screen TV on the PS3™ or PS4™ will enjoy exclusive content based on two popular PlayStation® games!*

The Last of Us™ Nephalem Rift:

Get ready to endure and survive! We've teamed up with Naughty Dog to create a unique Nephalem Rift for the Ultimate Evil Edition inspired by the award-winning PlayStation® 3 title, The Last of Us™. Featuring hand-picked environments from the Diablo III universe and an ominous yellow spore effect, this randomized dungeon level (available only on PS3™ or PS4™) is sure to awaken the survivor in us all.
Oh! And did we mention the monsters? The Last of Us™ Nephalem Rift is teeming with a series of ravenous creatures modeled after the infamous Stalker, Clicker, and Bloater infected. 

Shadow of the Colossus™ Transmog Set:

Raise thy sword by the Light! In addition to The Last of Us™ Nephalem Rift, the Ultimate Evil Edition will also include a PlayStation® exclusive that pays homage to a gaming classic.

Players who choose to join the crusade against death on the PS3™ or PS4™ will be rewarded with the "Guise of the Colossi," a unique set of transmogrification plans that unlocks six armor appearances inspired by the influential PlayStation®2 title, Shadow of the Colossus™. These striking appearances will be available to each of Sanctuary's larger-than-life classes.

The fate of humanity rests in your hands, heroes. Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ - Ultimate Evil Edition™ will be out before summer's end, so make sure to place your preorders with your local retailer today!
*Please note that this exclusive content cannot be transferred to other platforms and will require you to connect to the PlayStation® Network to redeem.

 Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Stage Demo

Gamespot's youtube channel has a posted a preview of the console version of Reaper of Souls straight from E3, with game director Josh Mosqueira. Check it out!


 Kadala's Improved Set Item Ratios

Some players have been asking if the new ratios for class Set items are also applied to the Gambling Vendor, Kadala. Grimiku stated that the new ratios apply to Kadala as well.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I'd really like to get my last marauders piece some time this year and was wondering if the buff will apply to her as well?
This change does affect Kadala, and every other available source that you can find a class-specific Set item from (monsters, chests, and destructibles included). For those of you who are interested in checking out the 2.0.6 patch notes on item changes you can follow this link. 

Who's feeling ready to go kill some demons in Sanctuary?

Bracer Crafting Costs

Quite a few players have been taken by by surprise with the increased Arcane Dust cost to craft Bracers (up to 120), and were wondering if it was a bug or intended. Omrakos made a post clarifying that is actually an intended change.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Is it supposed to be 120 arcane dust when other items are 12 and 6?
Popesickle,
Yes, the higher amount of Arcane Dust is intentional. It's not a bug.
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And what are the reasons behind the insane cost of them ? I can understand Reapers but the others ? No reason to be soo expensive !
Sakuria,
It's a design decision I'm afraid. You'd want to post in the General Discussion forum to voice any questions, comments, suggestions, or feature requests. The game's developers are much more likely to see them there.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/3354739/

Comments

  • #1 Arthmost
    Taken by surprise? They have always cost so much and it's insane.
  • #2 QuiSiLoR
    Bracers are one of the items which have always had a high mat cost. Prob due to main stat, chd, %ele etc. I dont mind personally, just means picking up a little more crap along the way.

    I really dislike the PS3/PS4 Xmog set ... not that its bad but why the hell didnt PC users get something also? After all Diablo is a PC based game and as PC users we have had to put up with a lot of bugs, some since the release of the game
  • #3 overneathe
    Quote from QuiSiLoR »
    Bracers are one of the items which have always had a high mat cost. Prob due to main stat, chd, %ele etc. I dont mind personally, just means picking up a little more crap along the way.

    I really dislike the PS3/PS4 Xmog set ... not that its bad but why the hell didnt PC users get something also? After all Diablo is a PC based game and as PC users we have had to put up with a lot of bugs, some since the release of the game

    We did get the Reaper transmog weapons and pet.

  • #4 Makeleth
    Bracers have a high mat cost but low gold cost. If you look at chests and shoulders, It's the opposite. 216k and 172k with low mat costs
  • #5 Crowlands
    Presumably the logic behind the bracers is that if you get luck with drops then plenty of the other crafted items could be ignored, but a lot more people will use crafted bracers even over other options.
  • #6 Firstbornchicken
    Quote from Crowlands
    Presumably the logic behind the bracers is that if you get luck with drops then plenty of the other crafted items could be ignored, but a lot more people will use crafted bracers even over other options.

    Kinda.

    You should really only use crafted bracers as part of a set. Reapers are only decent for progression, but falls completely flat at mid to end game.

    If i am crafting bracers, you can bet on me also crafting, either shoulders, chest, or head, as part of the aughilds set. other crafted bracers are not really that viable.
  • #7 Daveismyhero
    I don't believe I'll get anywhere near the PS3/4 versions, but I hope they do well and I hope that people enjoy them. More quality D3 is good for everyone!

    I am surprised at the huge blue cost for bracers, and I'm glad it was mentioned it here so I can prepare accordingly. Thanks for the heads up!
  • #8 b3x
    It doesn't seem likely but are pc and console players going to be coalesced?
  • #9 Pewpewblast
    I'm surprised no one else is outraged by the fact that the console port of a game that's ALWAYS been on PC is suddenly getting exclusive content. I was okay when it was just the TMog set, but now they're getting ACTUAL content, and I'm really miffed about that.
  • #10 Truth
    I am pissed i think its Bullshit, They put so much effort to making D3 on consoles look amazing yet what the point? We have all seen it. Like 99.8% of the console player base cheat. Dupes and hacked godly items galore. Can't get a game in MP without 2 dudes coming in a droping max damage set weapons etc everywhere.

    Watch. RoS PS4 comes out people with 1,000,000,000+ paragon level with insane gear the 1st day. I was right about Vanilla D3. quite sure i am spot on here.

    Instead of working so hard on console.they really need to take that and apply it to the PC version. For exp, How the camera moves and dodge rolls. Stuff that should be in the PC game. Instead we get a shitty camera placement that's stuck and we are forced to have at lease 1 movement skill because we cant dodge roll. That's fair.
    Last edited by Truth: 6/12/2014 6:46:44 PM
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