Dyes for Legendaries Not in Patch 1.0.8, Coop Updates Coming, Blue Posts, News for Korean players, The Warhound is Back in StarC

Dyes for Legendaries Not in Patch 1.0.8
The much anticipated dyes for legendary items are being worked on, but won't be coming with patch 1.0.8.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Dyes for Legendaries are still being worked on, but they will not be coming with patch 1.0.8.

As I mentioned previously, our artists actually have to go back and redo the textures on all the Legendaries in order to make them dye-compatible, which is why it isn't a quick-fix.

Coop Updates Coming
Grimiku addresses a player's concern about Public Games giving better experience than Single player, saying there is no such thing. In a few days though there will be news on this exact topic.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

There haven’t been any changes to the amount of experience you gain while in a multiplayer game yet, but this week we’ll have some interesting updates on that subject. Maybe they’ll be the sort of updates you can read about, and even test before they go live.

Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

No Diablo-Related April Fools
Give us a joke plz. It's April 1st.
To quote Grumpy Cat, I'm going to have to go with "No." ;) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Community Managers' Presence Discussion
We're very much around, just like we are most every weekday. ;)

We definitely appreciate those who offer constructive criticism in a clear and civil manner, and we're constantly reading threads and passing information along to and from developers on a plethora of topics that interest the player community.

We can't respond to every post and we don't have answers to every question asked or suggestion offered, but as always we are working to make Diablo III the best possible game it can be. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

News for Korean players
The Korean Diablo players were the only ones that got big and interesting announcement today. People who are confident of their Korean language skills can check the news right away.

The Warhound is Back in StarCraft
The other Blizzard games got huge additions today. The Warhound is back in StarCraft after being removed from the game during early Heart of the Swarm public beta test. Now it's coming for all three races: Terran, Zerg and Protoss!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

As you may know, the Warhound was removed very early in the Heart of the Swarm public beta test because we felt that its role overlapped with the Marauder a bit too much. Mechanically, these two units were virtually identical, but were produced from two different buildings. It’s never an easy decision to remove a unit, but this decision was particularly tough because we absolutely loved the Warhound’s art.

After watching the MLG Winter Championship, we noticed that Life was able to beat Flash a little too easily in the finals. Had Flash been able to build Warhounds, our favorite race (Terran) may have won the tournament. As usual, we made a spur-of-the-moment decision based on this match and immediately set about rebalancing the game.

Accordingly, we reintroduced the Warhound into our internal builds for testing purposes. It felt great to have the Warhound back when we played as Terran, but when we played against them using our favorite race (Zerg), it somehow felt very wrong. Obviously, we couldn’t have that, so we decided that we must also give the Warhound to Zerg.

After putting some more thought into it, we realized that our favorite race (Protoss) was getting the short end of the stick because it was the only race without the Warhound. That’s when it came to us: Protoss should have it as well, since one of our main goals in StarCraft II was to create as much symmetry as possible amongst all three races.

So after considering every angle, here’s what’s changing:
  • The Warhound has been added for Terran because robots are cool and the art is amazing
  • The Warhound has been added for Zerg to remain competitive with Terran.
  • The Warhound has been added for Protoss to keep Protoss players from whining about them on the forums.
While we know these changes are drastic, we encourage everyone to log in and spend some time playing before rushing to judgment. We welcome you to share your thoughts, but this time around we’re not going to be listening to feedback.

For more information on the story behind the Warhound please check out the Warhound Q&A and the latest entry in our StarCraft short story series “Command Performance”.


Crabby is Now Helping Battle.net Visitors
Crabby - the cute little crustacean companion that Blizzard promised the WoW community 2 years ago, is now a fact! Being helpful in the classic Clippy way, Crabby is greeting visitors of the World of Warcraft Battle.net page with useful tips and suggestions.


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