Redesigned Firebird's, New PTR Build Tomorrow, Demon Hunter Feedback, INVIS vs Greater Rift 100

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Redesigned Firebird's

Nevalistis gave a preview of what might be in store for the Firebird's Set rework. Check it out.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

There's some interesting ideas in here - thanks for sharing them! It's great to see the constructive discourse and reasoning behind these idea threads.

We are, indeed, redesigning the 6-Piece Set Bonus for Firebird's Finery. In this case, it's been completely redesigned, though we do want to keep Fire thematically appropriate to the set. We've removed the on-death qualifier from the set bonus, and dealing Fire damage will now cause enemies to start burning for the same amount of damage over 3 seconds, stacking up to a total of 3000% weapon damage as Fire per second. Once that cap is reached, enemies will instead burn until they die.

You'll be able to give this new set bonus a try in the next PTR patch, which we should be looking at arriving pretty soon. As always, be sure to let us know what you think when you give it a whirl!

New PTR Build Tomorrow

There was a small maintenance today, and it looked like there was going to be a new build deployed on the Public Test Realm, which did not happen. Apparently there will be another (short lasting) maintenance tomorrow, and a new build to be deployed. Keep your eyes open!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Posted by WARRADA
Is a new build comming with this maintenance?
I believe the maintenance tomorrow will, not the one today.

Demon Hunter Feedback

There were quite a few blue posts about changes to Wizards, Barbarians and Monks since the 2.1 PTR started, but Demon Hunter players have noticed a lack of blue posts about their own class. Grimiku took the blame for that, and wanted to assure everyone all feedback is being read, and properly forwarded to the developers. So, for those helping test the 2.1 changes, and posting their thoughts on class balance - great job so far, and keep it up!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

07/03/2014 10:39 PMPosted by KirusAlufras
Monk, Barb, and Wiz all got some new information release, for good or bad. They get blue response. Us are still in the dark. I would blame ourselves especially those that seek to nerf the set power of Marauder...
Really the only one that can be blamed for a lack of blue response is myself. I've been reading Demon Hunter feedback (every class, really), but I never dropped a simple message saying "hey guys, we're paying attention". So, I don't think it's really your fellow community members fault when it's actually just a bad goatman's. However, I have been reading a lot of Demon Hunter feedback threads, and passing your feedback along. 

I'll say hello in one of the Demon Hunter threads on the PTR Feedback forum to help consolidate the feedback, and keep the conversation rolling. We've got a new build on the way (no ETA, but soon!) to the PTR, and we'll have to see where things stand after you've had a chance to test things out. It's a very iterative process that can feel slow sometimes, but we definitely have not forgotten about Demon Hunters.

INVIS vs Greater Rift 100

The legendary Monk INVIS has recorded a video of him clearing a Level 100 Greater Rift solo. You can also check his thread on our forums. It is an interesting watch for those not familiar with the current issues with Monks and Greater Rifts - which are not restricted to gear swapping and The Furnace.

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