More Paragon 2.0 Clarifications, More on "Create a Legendary", Community Commentary: Quality of Life, Curse Weekly Roundup

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More Paragon 2.0 Clarifications
A few more clarification on Paragon 2.0 have been given, including information on the distribution across tabs of your Paragon points.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Note: All the examples I've provided below are as of current design and may change before Paragon 2.0 goes live.

Don't make the same mistake again by telling players what stat to take.
Just to be super clear, when you earn a Paragon Point, that point will only be restricted to a specific category, NOT to a specific stat. Within each category (Core Stats, Offene, Defense, and Utility), there are four different stats, and you will have the freedom to choose which stat that point will be assigned to.

So, for example, if you've just earned a point in Offense, you'd have the opportunity to assign it to Attack Speed, Critical Hit Chance, Critical Hit Damage, or Cooldown Reduction. If you've just earned a point in Utility, you could assign it to Maximum [Resource], Magic Find, Movement Speed, or Gold Pick Up Radius.

Again, the round-robin style only limits which category you earn Paragon Points in; it doesn't restrict which stat within that category you can assign that particular point to.

The removal of innate doesn't need to suck. As long as they can provide enough point per level. For example, as we can only put 1 point to MF every 4 lvl, if that point increase the MF by at least 10% then it is OKish. We would still have our MF as now, just a little bit later that is all.
I really wish Lylirra would confirm the details of the change.
The bonus granted by each Paragon Point currently varies per category, and sometimes per stat. For example, all the Core Stats options grant +5 per point and all the Offense options grant +0.20% per point. Meanwhile, the options in Defense and Utility grant different bonuses per point. To use Utility as an example again, each point spent in Maximum [Resource] will grant +1.00, while each point spent in Movement Speed will grant +0.50%.

Keep in mind that, while the bonus increments you're able to earn through Paragon 2.0 may differ from the current system, we're also making fairly notable changes to items, monsters, hero skills, and game difficulty. Paragon 2.0 numbers are being balanced with those changes in mind (rather than how the game plays right now), which makes a significant difference.

(Again, none of this is final and totally subject to change before release. We may decide to change what bonuses we give out or how much the bonuses are worth. This is just to give you an idea.)

thanks for your answer. You are right, most people will probably be aiming for mainstat + vitality. But don't forget, that there is a cap for these stats, so you can't dump all of your paragon points into one single stat.
As noted by Travis Day in his sticky thread, there is a cap to the total number of Paragon Points players can earn in the Offense, Defense, and Utility categories; however, there is no cap for the Core Stats category.This means that after you've capped Offense, Defense, and Utility (which will currently occur at Paragon 800), any Paragon levels you gain after that will award you a Paragon Point in the Core Stats category.

At present all categories other than Core Stats (Str, Int, Dex, Vit) have a cap on the number of points that can be allocated to them, which also means there is a cap to the total number of points that 3 of the 4 categories can have. If you reach Paragon 800, you will have maxed the number of points that can be allocated to the Offensive, Defensive, and Utility categories and all future Paragon levels will grant you a point in the Core Stat category instead.

More on "Create a Legendary"
Lylirra gave some explanation on what the new Create a Legendary project is and how you can get in on the action!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I believe this is the article you're referencing:

The goal of this particular project is to give interested players a more in-depth look into how Legendary items are made, particularly under our new "Loot 2.0" philosophy. By using a single Legendary item as a point of reference and sharing interviews with the artists/developers responsible for designing and implementing it, we can (hopefully) provide players with a better, more direct understanding of item design in Diablo III and Reaper of Souls.

To makes things a bit more interactive, we're also giving the community the ability to contribute to different parts of the design process for this particular Legendary item. We'll be using polls, podcasts, and contests to facilitate this. This certainly isn't a new idea, and it definitely isn't groundbreaking, but we think it'll be fun (and ideally educational).

We'll see how it goes!

Community Commentary: Quality of Life

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

It's time for another Community Commentary, and this week we'd like to highlight a discussion created by Tulki over on Reddit Diablo which asks:

So we know [Reaper of Souls] is bringing lots of big changes. What small quality of life changes would you want as well?

Quality of life updates are usually small changes that make navigating the game a little more convenient for everyone -- like highlighting numbers in green when it's an upgrade in the Quick Comparison window, for example, or marking the mini-map with a star icon whenever a Legendary item drops.

If you're having trouble narrowing down exactly what kind of changes qualify as "quality of life," here are a few more examples of things already in Diablo III to help get the creative process rolling:
  • Artisans can now craft items with materials in your stash
  • You can disable the confirmation box when salvaging Rare items
  • Combat notifications for party members
Join in with your own ideas (or just read along) in the original discussion thread onReddit Diablo, and please feel free to leave us your thoughts in the comment section below!

Curse Weekly Roundup
In this week's roundup Jess talks about the announcement of Heroes of the Storm, Watch Dogs, Pokemon X and Y and more! Check out the video below.


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