The Hellgates Have Opened on Console, How Soon is Soon for the Itemization Patch, Best Class for Console

The Hellgates Have Opened on Console

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The forces of the Burning Hells march anew, as Diablo III invades console systems around the world.

Pick up a copy, rally your friends, and prepare for the fight of your lives—because with Diablo III on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, up to four players can work as a team and smite evil together on one big screen. Just add pizza and a frosty beverage, and that could be one hell of a party.

How Soon is Soon for the Itemization Patch
Yesterday Josh Mosqueira did what turned out to be a mistake by tweeting a reference to 'Game of Thrones' (or so it is said to have been), but with a little tweak - 'Loot 2.0 is coming...'.
This had a snowball effect and Lylirra had to get the situation in her hands in order to cool the steaming crowd passion.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Oh man. Josh is such a tease. :)

We've no additional info to share about Loot 2.0 right now, including when those changes will be released, but we'll definitely be revealing more and more in the coming weeks/months--so stay tuned! As the developers have noted, we'll likely have more details to discuss at BlizzCon, as well.

(I know, I know. I'm a party pooper, but I didn't want rumors to go a-flyin'.)

Okay, so! Just followed-up with Josh regarding the context for that tweet (since all the links seemed to be lacking exactly what he was responding to).

The tweet was in response to whether or not the loot improvements/changes seen in the console version of Diablo III would be coming to PC. The answer is yes, that many of those improvements/changes will be coming with Loot 2.0 (which actually inspired a lot of the updates to itemization for console). As for the tone of Josh's tweet, think Game of Thrones! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I didn't miss the point, but thanks! I was just clarifying the question Josh was attempting to respond to (and the meaning behind the response itself) since his tweet was being shared out of context.


TL;DR: Because Loot 2.0 (which is made up of up a variety of different features and changes) is still in development.

Something to keep in mind is that, not only does Loot 2.0 encompass a larger number of changes than those made for the console version, but it's also intended to complement other system updates that will likely have an affect on the item game, things like skill re-balancing, Paragon 2.0, and the addition of features like Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials (which are still in development, too). While we could implement some things here and there in a very piecemeal fashion, in the end it makes more sense--to us, at least (we understand if you might disagree)--that all the components of Loot 2.0 ship together, since they're so closely connected and are ultimately intended to support and build off one another. This does mean more of a wait, which we know isn't the perfect scenario for a lot of players, but it also means that, when Loot 2.0 does ship, it should be a much more fleshed out and complete experience than if various features were implemented on their own.

Totally reasonable question, but locking up this thread since there's a lot of yelling. :( If you want to recreate the conversation and keep things all civil-like, that's totally welcome! Please feel free to post another thread (but I definitely recommend checking out these quick guidelines before you do: ). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

What does the Game of Thrones line mean?
Lylirra already explained the meaning behind Josh's tweet, and the fact that many of the improvements/changes seen in the console version of Diablo III will be coming to PC with Loot 2.0. That's it. There's nothing more to read in it. Josh's tweet was simply meant to emulate the cadence of a popular quote ("Winter is Coming") from Game of Thrones.

If you're interested in the Game of Thrones series specifically, you're welcome to pursue discussion of it in our Books and Comics forum or Movies, TV, and Entertainment forums.

. . . . .Hodor?

Bad day ma'am? You usually play along gleefully rather than an outright shut it down. I guess since there's nothing more to read into it you should /threadend this?
A great day, actually! I just want to make sure folks aren't reading into a quote more than they ought to. :)

(As a personal aside: I fully and completely support indulging in all things Game of Thrones.)

Let US and Lylirra speak for ourselves!
Hodor. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Best Class for Console
A few members of the Official forums decided to not waste their time experimenting with the different classes in the console version and to straight out ask what the 'best' class is. If you are among the players who got their hands on the console version on the first day of its release and already had the chance to try it out, give us your opinion as well! Which class feels most natural and seems to be the best in the console version?

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hey everyone I'm going to be picking up D3 on console after classes today and seeing as people have had a bunch of play time already I was wondering if I could get some opinions on this question?
So far what seems to be the best class for Console? I don't mean like most op class, but what is the easiest class to adjust from the PC version over to console control wise. I was thinking wizard since it's mostly just aim in a general direction and cast spells.
I'll be playing the game with 1 other person if that has any say in it.
I've tried all of the classes at this point, and I feel like they all have relatively the same learning curve when you're transitioning from the PC version. Personally, I think the "right" class is the one you have the best visceral combat experience with. I've been having a lot of fun with the Wizard as my primary alternate, but I ended up playing a Monk as my main.

Yeah I play a witch doctor on hardcore for PC and I feel like it would be probably the hardest to control. Barb/monk does seem like a pretty choice to start out with.
I know what you mean about some spells being a little tricky to aim (like Grasp of the Dead, and Arcane Torrent), but it gets easier with practice. I quickly formed a habit of holding down the Left Trigger (target lock) as soon as I see my intended target light up, and that has helped a bunch.


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