Scaling Damage in GR
Quite a few players say that the scaling damage in higher GR levels doesn't make a very interesting progression barrier. Grimiku pointed out in a thread today that while the system is working as intended, the devs will analyze possible adjustments for scaling damage in the future. He also mentioned the future removal of perma crowd-control. Read more below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)Hey guys! Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback about scaling damage in Greater Rifts. One of the key goals of Greater Rifts is that they serve as a form of measuring stick for a characters power growth, and we feel that scaling damage is a very important element of their ability to function in this way. That said, we’re currently looking at our options for some possible adjustments to how this damage scales in the future.
We’re looking to disable permanent Crowd Control in an upcoming content patch to create more interaction with monsters at higher Greater Rifts levels. To complement that change, we will be also be evaluating how much damage monsters are dealing to players in that environment. One of our goals in the next major patch is to provide a more consistent Greater Rift experience while making sure that defensive Legendary items still matter.
D2 Ladder Reset
For those who still play the good old Diablo 2 and take part in the ladder, be aware that a reset is incoming next Tuesday, May 26. Read the details below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)It’s that time again! On the morning of Tuesday, May 26, we’ll be conducting maintenance in order to reset the Diablo II ladder. We anticipate the realms could be down for up to six hours, and during that time all existing ladder characters will be converted to non-ladder. All characters and items being converted to non-ladder will remain intact, but once converted these characters will no longer have access to ladder content such as ladder-only rune words.
This ladder reset, like all those before it, creates a clean slate where all ladder characters begin at level 1 with no previous items to help them. To participate, simply wait until the Diablo II realms return to service on May 26, log in to Battle.net, and select the “Ladder Character” checkbox when creating a new character. You can track ladder character leveling progress by clicking on the Ladder button from the main Diablo II in-game Battle.net interface.
For more information on ladder characters please visit the Arreat Summit athttp://classic.battle.net/diablo2exp/basics/charactertypes.shtml