680% Magic Find Cap in 1.0.8
The current Magic Find cap is still a mystery for many players and Vaeflare clarified today that right now it's 625%, but in Patch 1.0.8 it's increased to 680% through various gameplay changes.
Currently in patch 1.0.7, the hard cap on Magic Find is 625% (300% soft cap + 75% NV stacks + 250% MP 10 on Inferno).
Starting in patch 1.0.8 however, the Magic Find bonus from shrines will be able to exceed the “soft cap” of 300% that players can achieve from a combination of their own gear and their follower’s gear. In patch 1.0.8 we’re also adding a buff to multiplayer games called “Strength in Numbers” which allows for a 10% bonus to Magic Find, Gold Find, and experience per additional player in a multiplayer game, up to a maximum of 30% in a four-player game. The Magic Find and Gold find bonuses of this multiplayer feature can exceed their respective 300% cap as well.
So after patch 1.0.8, if you have 300% Magic Find from your gear and your followers, have 5 stacks of NV (+75% MF), are playing on Inferno at MP10 (+250% MF), have a Fortune Shrine buff active (+25% MF), AND are playing a four player multiplayer game (+30% MF), you can hit the maximum of a 680% bonus to Magic Find. Shiny!
Keep in mind that this cap will be lower for if you aren’t playing on Inferno and/or aren’t using Monster Power level 10, etc.
Inspiring Presence Back to 2%
Barbarians' passive skill Inspiring Presence got buffed to 4% in the current PTR, but evidently it's going back down to 2% since players report it makes every kind of life regeneration obsolete.
Thanks for the feedback! Based on discussions we’ve seen from players testing Inspiring Presence on the PTR, we’re going to go ahead and change Inspiring Presence back to its previous values. In a future PTR build, it will return 2% of your maximum Life per second instead of 4%. This is being done to keep it in line with other Life regeneration skills.
Diablo III Soundtrack Now Available
You don't have to be at home playing Diablo III to get the D3 feel since now you can download all the music tracks of the game.
We’ve updated the Blizzard Music section of our site with the full Diablo III soundtrack. Visit the page to read liner notes from the soundtrack’s composers, listen to songs, and download albums or individual tracks through iTunes!
BlizzCon Tickets on Sale Wednesday
The first date for buying BlizzCon 2013 tickets is very close and Blizzard posted a reminder about it today.
Just a reminder that the first batch of BlizzCon 2013 tickets will be going on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24) at 7 p.m. PDT through the online Blizzard Store—visit the ticket sales page at that time for the chance to buy yours.
If you don’t get tickets tomorrow, a second batch will go on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. In addition, tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. PDT (BlizzCon admission included). Don’t forget that if you want to attend the StarCraft II 2013 World Championship Series Global Finals in-person, you’ll need a ticket to BlizzCon. For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—further details will be announced at a later date.
BlizzCon 2013 will take place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $175 USD each. Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $500 USD each and include BlizzCon admission. For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.
So the MF bonus from multiplayer isn't multiplicative? Then it's still more efficient to farm solo...
Dude, baby steps. You cannot expect Blizzard Developers, the best of the best of all game developers with years of experience making Diablo 3 one of the best PC games of all time, with a record number of sales and pre-orders in the first week, and probably voted the best game of the decade and possibly century, to release all of the best content and requested features to make the game better for group play and encourage friends to play together. That would be taking away resources from...all the other Blizzard projects because the 3 monkeys doing the development for Diablo 3 all circle jerk one another and have no clue what makes a good game, let alone a good ARPG.
Stop dicking around and just kill MF off. It is not interesting, it is not fun, it is a seed of chaos which mangles so many aspects of the game. Work on monsters, work on skills, work on PvP, work on crafting, STOP WASTING EVERYONE'S TIME TRYING TO FIX MF.
Well then this is crappy. Changed IP back to 2% , Which normally i would be gald but we all know they are nerfing WoTB ToC rune. That 4% Made up for it due to the fact that alot of people use WoTB to Survive MP10. Instead - they should have gave us 4% and remove the "Grants to all party"
Spent the last 2 days playing around with builds without WoTB in and still be able to farm MP 10, Have a decent build i am enjoying right now so hopefully it will hold up. I die sometimes and i have quite crazy gear. ( 407K dps , 81K hp ) Feeling bad for the people that dont have a 3 billion + gear set