Patch 17 Information

Update: added official Patch notes

Beta Coming to a Close
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Official Patch 17 Notes

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Diablo III Beta Patch 17 – v.
Released 4/17/12

All characters have been wiped. Items, gold, auctions, achievements, followers, and artisans have also been wiped, and Beta Bucks have been reset to 50.
  • Cross-game chat is available! Beta participants can now keep in touch with their Real ID and BattleTag friends, no matter which Blizzard game they're playing.
    • Please note that some restrictions do apply for BattleTag chat:
      • You can only send BattleTag invites while logged into the Diablo III beta client
      • You can only receive BattleTag invites while logged into the Diablo III beta client
Bug Fixes

For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Beta Bug Report forum
  • Players should no longer be desynced from the server after watching or skipping a cut-scene
  • Projectile spell effects should no longer be invisible when casting them
  • The Auction House should no longer lag and generate ERROR_1 when attempting to switch currencies
  • The Auction House should no longer display your amount of Beta Bucks as 0 unless you actually have 0 Beta Bucks

Starter Edition Updates.
A good point was made, that the string could just mean a character has reached max level for the starter edition, and then becomes locked.

DiabloFans Quote:

  • StarterEditionLockedHero - This hero cannot be used with a starter edition license.
  • Please create a new hero.
  • StarterEditionLockedQuests - This quest is unavailable with a Starter Edition license.
  • Please change your quest or create a new hero.
  • HeroSelectCantCreateHeroWhileInParty - Unable to create a hero while in a party.

Boss Name Change
We already knew this, but its in the strings now so just pointing it out

DiabloFans Quote:

  • The Mistress of Pain is now The Maiden of Lust
  • Encounter changed from Defeat the Mistress and destroy the final Demon Heart! to Defeat the Maiden and destroy the final Sin Heart!

Unofficial Class Changes
VERY small patch today.

DiabloFans Quote:

  • - Weapon Throw Weapon Throw Cost: 10 Fury / Hurl a throwing weapon at an enemy for 100% (down from 120%) weapon damage and Slow the movement of the enemy by 60% for 2 seconds.
    • - Mighty Throw Mighty Throw : Increase thrown weapon damage to 130% (down from 156%) weapon damage.
    • - Throwing Hammer Throwing Hammer : Hurls a hammer with a 50% chance (down from from 75%) to Stun the target for 2 seconds
  • - Paralysis Paralysis Lightning damage dealt to enemies now has up to a 8% (up from 5%) chance to Stun the target for 3 seconds (changed from 2).


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