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Blizzard's Diablo III Legendary Item Improvements in 1.0.4

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August 16, 2012 1:28:47 AM

omg Tom`s Blizzard has started to advertisement again...
August 16, 2012 1:34:01 AM

Oh a article about a patch for Diablo 3!

Where were the articles for the patches for Rift, BF3, Mass Effect 3, Shogun 2, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, etc.

Articles about patches on a site like Tomshardware is stupid.
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August 16, 2012 1:48:55 AM

Next article will be about how WoW has gone free to play, you just need a battle net account and you can play for free. (until level 20) Huge news for the tech world!

Oh wait they just did that, but remove WoW and replace with Diablo. Totally news worthy...
August 16, 2012 2:00:51 AM

So they all glow now... cool
August 16, 2012 2:24:09 AM

Kami3kOh a article about a patch for Diablo 3!Where were the articles for the patches for Rift, BF3, Mass Effect 3, Shogun 2, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, etc.Articles about patches on a site like Tomshardware is stupid.


diablo 3, a VERY major game that was what, 10 or so years sense the last one. yea... keeping up with the early game patches is a waste of time...

patches that are major changes in a game that sold as well as this... it broke pc only records didnt it, is to be expected.
August 16, 2012 2:33:08 AM

still a boring game...
August 16, 2012 3:16:41 AM

I was done with diablo 3 after about 2 1/2 weeks after it was released. I was really dissapointed with the game. If they want us to come back to it, tell them to stop tweaking the stats and nerfing everything (other than the infamous error 37, I preferred the game the way it was at release), and actually make new content. Until then, I feel no need to reinstall the game and play more. Unfortuntely Blizzard got my money for diablo 3, but i will remember this experience next time a Blizzard game is released and choose not to buy it. Oh, and I thought Diablo the boss looked retarded
August 16, 2012 3:18:05 AM

alidanpatches that are major changes in a game that sold as well as this... it broke pc only records didnt it, is to be expected.

Unfortunately, number of sales doesn't equate to game quality.
August 16, 2012 4:17:55 AM

People actually still play this game? after beating it 4 dozen times its old news...... no new content...... this really should have been a stand alone game with an online portal.
August 16, 2012 5:19:03 AM

alidandiablo 3, a VERY major game that was what, 10 or so years sense the last one. yea... keeping up with the early game patches is a waste of time...patches that are major changes in a game that sold as well as this... it broke pc only records didnt it, is to be expected.


Look at the URL of this site.

What does it say? HARDWARE. The recent apple spam actually makes sense.

Good job at also not countering my point. Failure.
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August 16, 2012 5:41:24 AM

Haha, check out the related stories...
August 16, 2012 6:20:08 AM

so how many hours until somebody figures out how to dupe these and you'll be able to find 50 of them on the AH?
August 16, 2012 6:28:42 AM

teamcarlisleI was done with diablo 3 after about 2 1/2 weeks after it was released. I was really dissapointed with the game. If they want us to come back to it, tell them to stop tweaking the stats and nerfing everything (other than the infamous error 37, I preferred the game the way it was at release), and actually make new content. Until then, I feel no need to reinstall the game and play more. Unfortuntely Blizzard got my money for diablo 3, but i will remember this experience next time a Blizzard game is released and choose not to buy it. Oh, and I thought Diablo the boss looked retarded

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought this. But really though, I thought the whole game looked retarded as it was basically Diablo: WoW
August 16, 2012 6:53:29 AM

Kami3kLook at the URL of this site.What does it say? HARDWARE. The recent apple spam actually makes sense.Good job at also not countering my point. Failure.

wow, there is a whole section of this site that is specifically for gaming, and in almost everything benchmark a game is brought in.

tell me, do you think that cpus and graphics cards, hell even sound cards (now mostly integrated) got to where they are today just because of professional interests?

mortsmi7Unfortunately, number of sales doesn't equate to game quality.


i think people expected to see god when they played the game, than failed to look at blizzards current business model.

wow has major expansions you pay for, but content and tweaks happen all the time in the game and its just expected at this point.

as a hack and slash game, i dont think its bad, the problem is its not as good as everyone wanted it to be. some complain about the games graphics, which arent bad, and are made to be played on MANY rigs, not just the people who will sli 4 high end cards to get 30fps at even 800x600. the game was made a bit simpler because it really sucks when you get to a high level in the game only to relise that your build sucks and you have to restart.

i can see good and bad with everything they did. the problem is they didnt have that carrot like the many other hack and slashes do. its not great, but its not the pinnacle of that genre any more.
August 16, 2012 7:27:08 AM

alidandiablo 3, a VERY major game that was what, 10 or so years sense the last one. yea... keeping up with the early game patches is a waste of time...patches that are major changes in a game that sold as well as this... it broke pc only records didnt it, is to be expected.

theres another blizzard game that was made 11 years since the last one...has more major patches (like ones that rework how the whole UI works), has still sold more than diablo 3, has been out 6x longer and still has more active users that diablo 3, got more favorable reviews than diablo 3 and is an actual national sport where you can watch it by just turning on the TV at any time and see athletes earn a million dollars yearly for playing it. but hey, i guess diablo 3 is somehow a more "Major" game.
August 16, 2012 8:22:00 AM

They obviously didn't beta test the game very well. And the fact it didn't ship with PVP already was a big no no. End game boring. Same bosses over and over again boring. RMAH mind as well get rid of the GAH because inflation took place to the point where the RMAH looked like a better deal then the 2000+ hours you'd have to put in just to get that amount of gold for one piece of gear. Take out the random drops, and the gear being the same name with different stats and you just might have a game worth coming back to. In the mean time for your next game release don't make these mistakes, because DB3 was bloody boring, was hoping inferno would be hard and take skill but it just required gear and tedious amounts of time that honestly this sounds bad but I just signed up back for wow because at least to me that was way more fun then DB3.
August 16, 2012 1:30:47 PM

After a couple of weeks of Launch, I got pretty tired of the game. Looking forward to Guild Wars 2...
August 16, 2012 2:18:10 PM

I played through the Starter Edition of Diablo 3 and un-installed it right away. I felt like after all this time they would have released something that was would revolutionize gaming as we know it. It felt like more of the same with a little bump in graphics. I'd been holding off because of the online all the time requirements but now after playing through the first act I feel like I can pass this up altogether.
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August 16, 2012 3:17:45 PM

@tinmann
wtf... if that was the same as d2 with a little bit of graphics there wouldnt have been any complaints, especially from the die hard fans.

d3 is a failure whos success is only attributed to Diablo 2 sucess.

August 16, 2012 3:25:19 PM

too late? Yes. It was pretty obvious after Hell the path through Inferno was through the AH. Not interested in grinding the gold just to see more of the same content.
Anonymous
August 16, 2012 5:07:27 PM

D3 attempted to throw daggers at all of D2s accomplishments, proclaiming that this time around would be "so much better" and so many aspects of D2 were "so very poor".

This turned out to be nothing but clever marketing and mass self-delusion on their part.

This patch is more of the same: Set the right numbers, and the game will suddenly become good.

Wrong. No amount of patching can correct the fundamental missteps this false Diablo team conjured up.


August 16, 2012 9:24:53 PM

kohvitasstheres another blizzard game that was made 11 years since the last one...has more major patches (like ones that rework how the whole UI works), has still sold more than diablo 3, has been out 6x longer and still has more active users that diablo 3, got more favorable reviews than diablo 3 and is an actual national sport where you can watch it by just turning on the TV at any time and see athletes earn a million dollars yearly for playing it. but hey, i guess diablo 3 is somehow a more "Major" game.


yea, starcraft, if i remember right news on that was covered here too, but i cant remember if patch news was covered for any amount of time.

and starcraft only got insanely popular in korea, i believe toms ins america and europe, without anything in korea, if there was we would probably see news all the time.
August 18, 2012 3:16:47 AM

CHOO CHOO ... ALL ABOARD THE BUFF TRAIN!!!
August 19, 2012 5:42:14 AM

Problem is that with the iLVL changes from 61 to 63 both of the items will be dropping a lot less. To the average player that doesn't bot this means you won't see them and you won't be able to afford them. Lose - lose on blizzards part. That did nothing for the game.

The idea of Legendary items being crappy wasn't all that big of a deal, tons of items are crappy.

The first and biggest flaw of this game is for average players being able to get themselves into gear that can complete inferno without tagging along with supercharged characters who got their wealth/items early on or buy them or bot or whatever.

The second flaw and almost just as big is the fact that once you actually do get gear that can get through inferno without it being like pulling teeth then you have nothing left to do but try to accumulate more wealth or gear your character(s) better and better.

The story got boring to me after the second play through and I've done about 7 so far. Farming is boring. Playing under geared is painful and makes the boring storyline so much worse.

Now with hyperinflation the gold auction house is something that is of little to no help. You either farm hundreds of hours to MAYBE get something good or gather enough gold to buy something (which gold is devaluing so fast it's not even funny) or you spend real money (and lots of it) on items.

PvP might bring some players back, but I doubt it will really do anything long term. Blizzard needs to some how create an end game for Diablo 3 and fix the fact that there is such a huge separation of wealth in the game. Without the average players being able to feel "progression" through the game and feel that their time put in is reflecting in some type of advancement people will quit until all that are left will be botters, hackers, people with too much money and the small percent who got rich early and legitly.
August 19, 2012 5:51:20 AM

I guess what it all comes down to is the fact that the average gamer does not and will not spend hundreds of hours on the same game. The shame of it all is that hundreds of hours in this game can still get you pretty much nowhere. They need to sit down and figure out how much "effort" and player needs to put into this game to be able to feel like they are "getting somewhere".

Right now you can't "win". You couldn't "win" on diablo 2 either but you always really felt like you were making progress even if you didn't have a crazy strong character. You could make a cheap necromancer that could pretty much solo anything through most if not all of the game and if you found a few decent/good items then you were set. In 40 hours the legit player who didnt know about or couldn't "grush" or regular rush through the game could be in hell and really feel like the time invested so far was worthwhile.

In diablo 3 almost all of the average players time feels wasted as they get wrecked time and time again in hell or inferno. Diablo 3 was designed to me "more of the same" in relation to Diablo 2 but they did it worse. They failed on the few cool things they promised like "random maps" which aren't random. They KILLED the social system of the game. They put out a rushed product which is just sad considering they worked on this for over 7 years (they started from scratch in 2005) and the project has been going on for over 10 years now.

For the players who can and want to spend thousands of hours/dollars this is a great game. For those of us who won't or really can't then D3 was a big let down.
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