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Dev Stream Info Summary

Today was the first Theorycraft Thursday Live stream with D3's Game designer Travis Day and one of our own mods - MrMonstrosity! Angzt collected the more interesting and important info from while watching the live stream, since the VOD will be available tomorrow at the earliest or on Monday.

  • Old Legendaries are going to get revamped in 2.1, but not retroactively, so hoarding them now is pointless
  • No ETA for 2.1 yet, but some information about the patch will be shared 'pretty soon'
  • Details about Legendary Gems are coming 'very soon' in a blog post
  • The aforementioned Legendary gems will most probably fit into Rings and Amulets
  • The devs are currently looking at how the Infernal Machine events can be improved (both as process and reward structure)
  • The so-called "Hellfire Amulet" will come with 2.1
  • Hellfire Amulet will unlock a randomly rolled Passive for your class
  • Tiered Rifts are not going to be static dungeons: they are random - same as Nephalem Rifts, but the devs are working on toning down the amount of randomness that can impact the time for finishing a Rift
  • Reduction of Conduit Pylon's power is being tested internally for Tiered Rifts, because the devs don't want players at the top of the Leaderboards to be there just because of luck
  • The monsters in Tiered Rifts will drop no loot, but the bosses at the end will compensate with huge amounts of loot, including a very high chance for Legendaries, gems, crafting plans, and so on
  • Cindercoat used to be even stronger internally and already was tuned down, but Blizzard is aware that it is still REALLY strong; no plans to nerf it though
  • Invoker Set was originally intended to be a Crusader set as Thorns was a larger theme for Crusaders
  • The devs are working on a new Crusader set that will buff Phalanx or Shield Bash
  • Kadala is supposed to have a more positive attitude, but there's a bug that causes her to only speak the lines associated with getting Blue items, while she would be much nicer if you get a Legendary item: she should say stuff like "Have fun with your paperweight" when you get a Blue item while she should congratulate you on getting a Legendary

  • Travis Day Quadboxes Crusaders, sometimes while watching TV and playing Hearthstone at the same time
  • The Theorycraft Thursday tends to not feature the current high Torment builds because they're already well known
  • New Theorycraft Thursday streams will be conducted every 6 weeks or so

[T6] INVIS' Monk Pure Dashing Strike

INVIS uploaded a video to youtube where he demonstrates the improved Raiment of a Thousand Storms Monk set on a Torment 6 Rift, using just Dashing Strike. He clears it on his own in about 5 minutes and 30 seconds. HaxD3 also posted an even faster run @4min20sec with a similar build (but not using only Dashing Strike). Check them out!


Diablo Inspired Hearthstone Cards

Redditor Fulla2 shared his thoughts and some really well crafted ficticious cards base on Lord of Terror hero in a Diablo version of Hearthstone. Check some of the cards below, or visit the full gallery.


Witch Doctor DoTs Mythbusting

FrozenCure posted a video where he analyses commons myths regarding some of the Witch Doctor's damage-over-time abilities. The main focus is showing how attack-speed in general has no effect on how hard (or how fast) the skills hit.


Elemental DPS Shown in Character Sheet

Just in case someone missed it, if you hover over an elemental damage type (in the detailed section of a character's profile sheet), the game will calculate your average DPS taking into account the bonus elemental damage from your gear!

Comments

  • #1 Malcanthet
    *Sigh* time to stack them uber keys.
  • #2 Angzt
    We don't know if the same keys will be used for the amulet, so I'd wait with farming tons of them until the PTR.
  • #3 Elendiro
    Travis day is using Multiboxing? Ooooh, so now I see why they haven't been banning people...
  • #4 knightofthorns
    Blizzard doesn't ban people for multiboxing, because that is not Blizzard's policy. It is not in WoW, and it is not in Diablo.
    Last edited by knightofthorns: 6/13/2014 2:39:32 AM
  • #5 TheLordOfTerror
    Ladders, legendary gems, hellfire amulet, legendary revamps and more.... Is it just me, or does the 2.1 patch look really promising?

    Also, if 2.1 is the first "content patch", I wonder what other awesome stuff are they going to add in other big patches? Have to give it to Diablo devs - they may be slow and they may have screwed up a bit with vanilla, but ever since they've been really commited to improving the game and if you compare D3 at launch to RoS as it is now, the game has really improved a lot.
  • #6 mannercookie
    I hope hellfire amulets aren't useless.

    and those gems better be super amazing if they're going to be exclusive to sockets on rings/amulets
  • #7 psyanide_l227
    Does that mean that the legendary set items such as Firebirds Finery won't be retroactive anymore? I remember Grimiku stating recently that they were going to be...

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12675107469?page=51#1001
  • #8 Angzt
    Quote from psyanide_l227

    Does that mean that the legendary set items such as Firebirds Finery won't be retroactive anymore? I remember Grimiku stating recently that they were going to be...

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12675107469?page=51#1001

    The set bonus changes will be retroactive, the changes to the items themselves not. Does that make sense to you?
    Edit: So as it happened with the Monk Sets now, the new bonus will work with your current Set items, but if Blizzard decides to change Goldskin (for example), only Goldskins that dropped after 2.1 will have the new stats.
    Last edited by Angzt: 6/13/2014 4:45:43 AM
  • #9 psyanide_l227
    Aaaah ok great, thanks for your reply. That makes sense :)
  • #10 Truth

    Hellfire Amulet will unlock a randomly rolled Passive for your class



    Yeah i don't think that amulet is going to be useless,
  • #11 yuhanz
    holy S. that hellfire amulet.

    but the 4-2 thing might be an obstacle.

    looking forward to 2.1 although it seems it's still at least 2 months away. hope i'm wrong.
  • #12 Andarus
    "Old Legendaries are going to get revamped in 2.1"

    What are Old Legendaries? Like Level60 Legendaries or what?
  • #13 ScorchHellfire
    Skeleton King would be a legenadry, not a rare. That "hellspawn" is a flamewalker from WoW.
  • #14 Azrael100
    Hellfire Amulet will unlock a randomly rolled Passive for your class

    make it a charm instead and add charm item slot
  • #15 CaptainBelenus
    "The devs are working on a new Crusader set that will buff Phalanx or Shield Bash"
    They can't make a set that will buff Bash... first they need to FIX THE DAMN SKILL cause it's still missing as @#%&/!!!!
    Last edited by CaptainBelenus: 6/13/2014 9:30:14 AM
  • #16 user_561378
    I wonder if those passives on the amulet will stack, for example if you have the wd thing that allows you to get another doggie and then you specc into in, you get 2 doggies from the same talent.
  • #17 yuhanz
    Quote from CaptainBelenus
    "The devs are working on a new Crusader set that will buff Phalanx or Shield Bash" They can't make a set that will buff Bash... first they need to FIX THE DAMN SKILL cause it's still missing as @#%&/!!!!

    I agree to this. there's something iffy about this skill that makes it clunky. but it's very strong coupled with piro marella shield so you can throw off a bunch. just needs a little tweak and it can be viable in higher torments. i made it up until t2 :D
  • #18 Thornagol
    Quote from Elendiro
    Travis day is using Multiboxing? Ooooh, so now I see why they haven't been banning people...

    Multiboxing is okay because you have to buy a license for each instance running.
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