I'm still not convinced that the overall level of difficulty in inferno has increased or decreased. All we know is that Acts 3 and 4 are more difficult than 1 and 2 right now. Maybe they tweaked it to be harder and then decided it was too hard for the whole game, but wanted the end to be even more difficult than originally planned.
Personally, I was fine with the static difficulty and was a fan of it as well. But I actually prefer the later acts to be more difficult.
Hopefully you're right about not being sure if the difficulty is increased or decreased.
Sorry for quoting this again but:
We made Act III and Act IV really, really brutally hard, for the most elite players only. It felt wrong to make ALL of Inferno that brutally hard.
The "that" does in my opinion confirm that the other acts was as hard as the last act is now, but they've been decreased.
This is stupid logic. They never said a decrease, all I read is that they made Acts 3 and 4 now BRUTALLY hard. AKA, they wanted to increase the difficulty even more to give a ladder effect on the progressing acts difficulty.
Let's remember. All monster in inferno are 61+. How would they lower the monster level in acts 1 to make it harder than hell if they had to go to level 60 or lower for inferno. Doesn't make sense.
I approve the change, haters gonna hate.
See you at release lol.
It's not stupid logic, you're seemingly just incapable of reading.
There’s a wide variety of players out there and we wanted to make sure everybody had something to sink their teeth into. We expect that anybody with enough time and dedication will reach level 60. But the jump in difficulty to Inferno needed to be different amounts for different people. For the crazy people they need a HUGE ramp in difficulty, for a more “casual but still hardcore” audience you want an obvious but milder increase in difficulty. So for the crazy people who play non-stop they’ll hit Act I and get a challenge, but 1 month later they’ll still have something to work on (Acts II, III and IV). For the “hardcore-casual” they will reach level 60 later and not get brick walled when they reach Inferno. They can experience some “small victories” working on Act I with the dream of maybe someday reaching the later acts."
This clearly states that they're nerfing the earlier acts of Inferno. So the hardcore-casuals (weird fucking term) gets a "milder increase in difficulty" and "doesn't get brick-walled" in Inferno.