Polygon reports that Blizzard is currently surveying registered Diablo 3 players about the pricing of the upcoming expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, and about a possible Special Edition. The upcoming expansion will add a fourth Act to the campaign, add a new Crusader character class, an increased level cap to 70, a new artisan and more.
"Consider two versions of the expansion: a Standard Edition for $29.99 and a Collector's Edition for $49.99," the survey reads. "The Standard Edition includes the Reaper of Souls expansion; the Collector's Edition includes the expansion, exclusive in-game content, and other bonus items."
The company is also quizzing Diablo III gamers about their knowledge of the expansion pack, and to rank the new features in order of performance. In addition to the ones mentioned above, these include the new loot system, the Nephalem Trials, gear transmogrification, the new Paragon level and point system, and so on.
"Our goal at Blizzard Entertainment is to make the most epic gaming experiences possible, so we want to get your feedback as a registered user of Diablo III," according to the email sent out to gamers. "We invite you to participate in an online survey where your responses will help us determine which areas to focus our attention in the coming months."
Meanwhile, Blizzard has launched the open beta of its new desktop launcher app for Battle.net. This allows gamers to log in once every 30 days and have access to Diablo III, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft and other Blizzard titles without the need to log into each separate game. This app also keeps these games up-to-date by automatically downloading and installing the latest patches, if permitted.
"In the months ahead, the game launchers for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III will be automatically updated to our new desktop app for Battle.net, designed to improve the launcher experience and streamline your ability to play Blizzard games—but if you're interested in upgrading now, you can!" reads the download page.
Blizzard said that players will be auto-updated in waves, so the exact date players will receive the update will vary from person to person. When the time comes, the upgrade will download and install on its own the next time a player starts up the launcher for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, or Diablo III. As long as the desktop app is installed, players won't be able to use the standard launchers provided in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Diablo III.