It can be fun to play some duels from time to time (unless you are playing against legeacy natalia set DH) but its boring for me after few kills/deaths.
Its unbalanced, "for fun" feature so don't even try to look for competitive deep gameplay, yup its still just Diablo.
The new crafting looks pretty pointless just like the old one. The items we crafted were as shit as the everyday vendor drops, the difference is that you have to pay for it.
Seems like the amulets are only items worth crafting.
Nice buff on red gems.
So to sum it up:
Duels are not bad if you're not expecting something more than you should.
The rest of the added content is not interesting enough for me.The game don't need something like this and i don't see the point in adding new yellow crafting plans because its not solving the crafting problem.
It can be good gold sink (just like the marquis gems) but i'd add some kind of item modifiers to fix the itemization and crafting.
I'm dissapointed and waiting another months for 1.08.
Edited by TehAdi, 16 January 2013 - 12:22 AM.