Category Archives: Diablo III

Diablo 3 :Friends and Family Beta Test now in Progress

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Players can be happy now because there is a good news from the official site that diablo iii reaper of souls friends & family beta test is now underway. This time is different from past. Blizzard planned to invite valued media contacts, key members of the Blizzard community and the most active 3000 d3 players from worldwide to join this beta. That’s really a pioneering behavior.

Participants need not to sign NDA and they are allowed to share what they experienced in the beta. But all they see are part of the expansion and many contents have the chance to be changed before the final release.

If you’re disappointed that you didn’t get an invite to the Reaper of Souls Friends and Family beta, don’t fret. Closed beta for Reaper of Souls is expected by the end of the year. Invitations to the closed beta however will be extremely limited since all content in the expansion will be available, excluding the final boss fight.

So if you’re interested in beta testing Reaper of Souls, make sure you’ve opted-in with your Battle.net account. Around the same time that closed beta kicks off, Blizzard will be launching the Public Test Region (PTR) for Patch 2.0.1. That patch will include Paragon 2.0, Loot 2.0, the new difficulty system, additions of Clans and Communities in addition to balancing and tuning for all five classes. If you are looking for a full guide on all professions and a complete leveling guide for Diablo 3 then check out

Square Enix and Blizzard collaborate to release Diablo 3 Japanese Version

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Square Enix has announced that they will launch a console version of Diablo III in Japan. The Japanese version will be sold on PlayStation 3 platform in 2014 and the price has not been decided. At that time, Square Enix will collaborate with Sony Computer Entertainment to make Japanese text and voice.

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While Square Enix is best known for their RPGs, they also have a second label called Extreme Edges that localizes Western games for Japan. Most of the Extreme Edges games are Activision titles like Call of Duty or Eidos games. Add Diablo III to that list because Square Enix announced they will publish the console version in Japan.

Diablo III is localized and sold on the PC in a number of other Asian markets, but the game has not been available in Japanese. The Extreme Edge division of Square Enix has published other Western games, and will be providing a full localization effort for Diablo III.

This Japanese localization is scheduled to be released only on the PlayStation 3 console. The Xbox 360 console has not sold well in Japan, so it may not be worth it to bring a localized version to that console.

According to the official Diablo III Console FAQ, the console version of Diablo III will eventually be available in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia.

Diablo 3 new systems and features in pre-expansion patch for free to all players

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Before a Poland community manager said that part of the function will be provided free for pre-expansion players. Now the information got Community Manager Grimiku confirmation from American War Forums.

We want to implement a lot of the new systems and features in a pre-expansion patch for free. That should include Paragon 2.0, Loot 2.0, Loot Runs, and Nephalem Trials. For now, you’ll need to purchase the expansion to play as the Crusader, explore Act V, unlock the Mystic, and level up to 70. These details may change as development moves along, but we want some of the core gameplay improvements to be available for everyone.

The new Paragon system will remove the Paragon level cap (meaning you’ll be able to, well, infinitely level your toon), which is good news for the few and proud that have reached the max paragon level. There’ll also be other changes Paragon 2.0 will bring, and we’ll get those then too.

The Loot 2.0 vision for Diablo 3 will be especially important for those that want to get characters ready for the expansion. Loot 2.0 means that the gear drops you get will be more focused on your current character, which means that in general, gearing up should be easier; and that there should be more ‘reward’ for playing the game.

The other features Grimuku talks about, the Loot Runs and the Nephalem Trials, are end-game modes/activities. Blizzard seems to be taking a new direction with Diablo 3, addressing some of the fan complaints.

Blizzard registered a new property Trademark for The Dark Below

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Blizzard registered a new trademark The Dark Below caused the Blizzard community hot discussion. The trademark (via Massively) does not give any further detail regarding what The Dark Below may pertain to and a company representative was not immediately available to comment.

A Gamescom invitation sent to media last month said, “We’re making a special announcement that’s sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells, and all the shadowed places that lie between.”

So what does this mean? If we break it down, it could be an expansion for World of Warcraft, Diablo III, or Starcraft. Blizzard has a tendency to break out new content after a while and stagger releases, so most recently they released Mists of Pandaria for WoW and Heart of the Swarm for Starcraft. By process of elimination, Diablo III needs some expansion loving.

During an earnings call earlier this month, Blizzard Entertainment president and cofounder Mike Morhaime said the company’s Gamescom announcement would be related to Diablo. Additionally, it is said that Blizzard may be releasing more information at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 21st to 25th this year. We could be hearing more information on both The Dark Below and Project Titan.

Diablo 3 design team is considering the Possibility of Open World Mode

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In Diablo 2 era, when we completed a chapter can through the station return to the previous scene again farm or kill BOSS. But In Diablo 3, you must exit the current game and choose the new task then start. Many players complain that this design causes Farm inconvenient.

Wyatt Cheng later in talking about the future of Diablo 3 interview also said he was very pleased to offer and see no transitions, no story line, open worldfor players to Farm and play games. Now the community manager Grimiku response to the players that the game designers and players at this time the focus is the same.

Just this If we got to act 2, and we join a fresh act 2 game, we can join any area we’ve visited prior to that and all bosses are there again.

If we have finished the game on act 4, we can move across all acts as we want and re-opening a game re-fresh everything. No bound-on-quest. The story-line shouldn’t restrict us from farming as we want.

I don’t really see the problem in switching in between acts. Hell, elites drop the best loot. If someone just loves to slain bosses, he can do so. All bosses available! If someone likes to farm keys, he can do so. Get 5 stacks anywhere across the 4 acts, and then search for all the different key wardens! Why not?

This will increase the replay ability a LOT as you are not forced to re-open games, be restricted to ONE quest to play onward from and not loose all stacks! If you love act 1 but also act 4, you open a game, go to anywhere in a1 and farm your favourite spots, maybe kill the butcher, you love to fight kulle? Then jump to kulle and then straight to act 4 because it is one of your favourite acts! Don’t like every area of act 4 ? You are not forced to play straight through the questline again!

I don’t see much sense in the quest-system as we have it atm but restricting player experience and choice. Maybe I’m a bit oldschool there but I’m quite sure many people would agree on that case.

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Wyatt Cheng talked a little bit about making the world of Sanctuary more open in his interview with ArchonTheWizard, but it’s to early to have more details on how it would work. I think this all comes back to having more choices in content (something Travis Day talks about), and that’s something we’re definitely interested in providing more of.

I know a lot of you would like more concrete details on dates, or even a time frame estimate, but I don’t have any to share right now. We’d still prefer to talk about things we’re working on as early as possible rather than remaining silent (caveat: I know there are some of you who may disagree with this approach). That said, I think what Wyatt is talking about sounds pretty awesome, and we’ve seen a bunch of posts from the community on this topic. A lot of you mentioned it would be cool if there was a mode where there was an open world mode with no story, and I think it’s good for you to know that there are senior developers on the same page.For more information you can visit the official site.

More detailed information about Diablo 3 Console Hotkey

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The Community Manager Vaeflare tells us more about the hotkeys on console and how some features that stop gameplay affect the coop experience.

1. Does the game pause when my friends (local) trying to change his skill or anything?

1.) If there are only local players in the game, the game will pause when the inventory or skill screens are up. If remote players are also present, the game will not pause.

2. Does stash sharable in local?

2.) If you are signed into your own profile/user for a local game, you get access to your own stash and do not have to share!

3. What are R3/L3 button do?

3.) In gameplay, R3 places a beacon of light over the player’s head. This is particularly useful when coordinating in multiplayer as a way to visually indicate “Over here!” to your group.

L3 has no dedicated function in gameplay – We felt it would be pretty awkward to click down when you also use it for movement.

4. What are D-pad button do?

4.) Pressing the D-pad up while in game will allow you to Fast Equip items. Pressing the D-pad right will cast your Town Portal, and pressing the D-pad down will allow you to access your full-screen map.

5. Can I pause the game without being attacked by anything?

5.) If there are only local players in the game, then yes, the game pauses when the START button is pressed or when the inventory/skill screens are up. If remote players are also present, the game will not be paused.For more information you can visit the official site.

Diablo 3 host version will include all content of 1.07

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As we know the current PC version number of Diablo 3 is 1.0.8. Although the community manager has given several answers for the content of Diablo 3 host version, but still the official community players are curious on the motherboard what version when it’s on sale. Community manager Lylirra made answer to this, and let us know some new about the content of host version

When showing the PS3 version of diablo 3 for the first time I find is 1.0.7 content, but I don’t remember clearly. Maybe just an expectation – I like 1.0.8 h. in the buff. Host’s version of “diablo 3” will include 1.0.7 so far all the content (including Paragon level that is to say, monster intensity, a duel, purgatory, and our game objects, systems and skills make the adjustment). There also some 1.0.8 content, such as online rewards – will also come on.

Density of host version of monster special done adjust, that is to say this point and PC version is different, but when you play to purgatory difficulty monster density will increase gradually.For more information  about game you can visit the official site.