New patch contents Seasonal only?

  • Am I correct to assume that all the new contents meant for 2.1.2 will only be implemented for seasonal only, specifically season 2? i.e. Ancient legendary, New set items, New legendary etc?

    Is there anything for people who doesn't like or play seasonal to look forward to for the new patch?
  • Some of the new content coming in patch 2.1.2 - including new Treasure Goblins and Ancient Items - will be available to all heroes, regardless of whether they're Seasonal.

    In addition, when Season 2 begins, Seasonal heroes will have a first crack at brand new Seasonal Legendary items (as well as a few existing Legendary items which have been updated with shiny new powers). The two new Legendary Gems that were announced at BlizzCon will also be Season-only, at least to start.

    Just as a reminder: At the end of Season 2, all Seasonal Legendary items (including the new Legendary gems) will be rolled over into the non-Seasonal loot pool, at which point non-Seasonal heroes will also have access to them. The only items which are truly exclusive to Seasons are the Seasonal transmog appearances, new Conquests, and new banner rewards.

    For more info on Season 2, you can check out our Season 2 preview blog here. Hope that answers your question, Irvin!
  • 11/17/2014 08:50 PMPosted by Kallizk
    Does it mean the new wizard slow time set is also season only?

    The new Set items shown during our BlizzCon panel are currently designed to be available to all heroes, regardless of whether they are Seasonal. That said, I do want to clarify that these items will not be coming in patch 2.1.2; they’re scheduled to arrive in a later patch (no date to share just yet).

    11/17/2014 08:25 PMPosted by smokeypoo
    So to clarify, older legendaries that are getting changes (Wormwood, Gungdo Gear) aren't getting retroactively changed, like The Furnace did?

    Correct. For any Legendary items in patch 2.1.2 that are getting a new Legendary power, the old version will not retroactively have the new powers added.
  • 11/19/2014 07:25 AMPosted by Blayze
    Please give us some clarity here - existing legendaries that are getting changes (Wormwood, etc)... will they be available to non seasonal players or not? Do non seasonal players have to wait until the end of season 2? Your posts on this have NOT been clear.

    11/18/2014 06:30 PMPosted by Tolgeros
    But will the new Wormwood and Gungdo be exclusive to seasons?

    Now that I reread it, I can see how my answer was confusing. Let me clarify a bit:

      In patch 2.1.2, we'll be adding new versions of several existing Legendary items that do not currently have a unique power to the game. Some of these new Legendary items are Seasonal, available only to heroes who participate in Season 2 (until the Season ends), and some are not. As soon as the patch hits, two things will happen:
        The old, no-power versions of these Legendary items will stop dropping (in both Seasonal and non-Seasonal games) The new versions of these Legendary items that are non-Seasonal will start dropping (in both Seasonal and non-Seasonal games)
      The new versions of these Legendary items that are now Seasonal will not drop until Season 2 begins.

    To find out more about which of these new items are Seasonal or non-Seasonal, be sure to visit our patch notes here.

    Hope that makes more sense!

    11/18/2014 07:17 PMPosted by D2ModPlayer
    So apparently the new areas AND the new sets will all be in a future patch and this new patch will be:
    rift balance
    /treasure goblins
    /ancient items
    /3 new season only legendary items (old legs redone)
    /all other announced season 2 content
    /new rift maps
    /and two new legendary gems that are for season only to start.

    That's looks correct.

    Please keep in mind that the new Seasonal Legendary items (including the three new Legendary gems) will only appear in Season 2, and we are looking to start Season 2 sometime after patch 2.1.2 goes live. As a result, players won't begin to see these items drop right away.

    11/19/2014 12:01 AMPosted by Zen
    What about the Raiment of a Thousand Storms set for Monks? The redesign isn't in the PTR, but that's the set I was most excited about testing out.

    The change to the Raiment of a Thousand Storms Set will be coming in a later patch, along with the introduction of the new Set items shown at BlizzCon.