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As many of you know, Patch 2.4.3 has been available for testing on the PTR (Patch Test Realm) since the week after BlizzCon 2016. Many excellent changes are already slated for this patch along with some things that are still finding their footing. Several items that were pre-existing with no Legendary powers have received one in this patch. These powers were showcased at BlizzCon 2016 and the hope is that they will open up some new builds/playstyles once the patch goes live. As such, the community is rather concerned with how well they perform throughout the PTR. Currently, some are doing better than others. If you need a refresher, here are the items and the new powers they’ve gained: Barbarian Saffron Wrap The damage of your next Overpower is increased by 40-50% for each enemy hit, up to a maximum of 20 enemies Crusader Faithful Memory Each enemy hit by Falling Sword ...

 

Jay Wilson’s Twitter Q&A

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Former Game Director, Jay Wilson took some time yesterday to answer questions about the development of Diablo 3 on his Twitter account. He mentioned some features that were cut and he also talked about the art style. They went with a more colorful and vibrant art style with the absence of pentagrams and burning crosses to make the game world feel more unique. Source He likes the “dark and gritty” art style but also prefers to be able to tell whats going on and chose more colors for gameplay reasons. Source There was a dynamic weather system in place during development but it was scrapped for better quality art. Source Diablo 3’s engine is the same one that was being used for Blizzard North’s game back in 2003, even with some concepts and creature designs being carried over. Source His development team had a lot of creative freedom during development ...

Episode 105 – Aren’t You Thankful… Again?! Neinball and Leviathan celebrate all of things to be thankful for in Diablo. We cover the last few tidbits from BlizzCon and the newest updates to the PTR. We also take a few moments to address a lot of the negativity going on within the Diablo community and focus on the more positive aspects. As always, we read through your comments and showcase your epic loot! We love hearing from our fans so drop us an email with your feedback and items at westmarchworkshop@blizzpro.com...

Similar to last week, another suite of changes have recently gone up on the PTR (Patch Test Realm) for Patch 2.4.3. It looks like many of the known issues and bugs were addressed with this latest pass, but overall, the biggest changes seemed to be reserved for the new Legendary gem, the Red Soulstone Shard. It received several pushes in the positive direction to potentially make it more useful, but it doesn’t seem like it will end up being effective beyond leveling a character from 1-70. Proceed below for the full details:...

Last night, the Patch Test Realm (PTR) for Patch 2.4.3 opened up the gates for Season 9 testing. As is common with each new season, the rewards for each classes’ Haedrig’s Gift set rotates along with the five Conquests available for completion. I hopped into the PTR to see what we would be in store for in Season 9 and, surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), some things have stayed the same while other things have changed. Haedrig’s Gift Sets The Haedrig’s Gift sets for each class are as follows: Barbarian – Might of the Earth Crusader – Thorns of the Invoker Demon Hunter – Shadow’s Mantle Monk – Monkey King’s Garb Witch Doctor – Jade Harvester Wizard – Firebird’s Finery Similar to the most recent seasons, the gifts are tied to completion of Chapters II, III, and IV of the Seasonal Journey. The sets that contain seven pieces will supply you with two ...

 

Known Issues for Patch 2.4.3 PTR

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With tests of patches comes bugs. <squish> The Patch Test Realm (PTR) for Patch 2.4.3 is no different, so before you hop into the forums to complain about something not feeling quite right with  your Grenades, check out this post below for the current known issues and bugs that are affecting interactions on the PTR, courtesy of Community Manager Nevalistis....

Moments ago, the Patch Test Realm (PTR) was updated for changes to Patch 2.4.3. Last week, we covered all of the initial details of the patch, but below, you will be able to find the isolated changes that are specific to this November 14 update. Have you been on the PTR testing the new Legendary powers or the Anniversary event? Let us know how your experience has been so far!...

Just in case all of this nostalgia has gripped you and won’t let you go or if you want to try the Necromancer from Diablo II in preparation for its arrival in Diablo III, a good reason to do so is coming up next week. On November 22, 2016, Diablo II‘s ladder is set to reset. What better time to jump in and slay some old-school enemies? Here’s the official post:...

 

Update To Live Client & Diablo Pet

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In perusing the forums, a post from Community Manager Tyvalir seems to have been lost in the excitement of the PTR and post-BlizzCon hype. A quick update went live on November 9th that saw stability improvements for Windows 10 users on the live servers and the update also provided a facelift for the Diablo anniversary pet as well as a volume decrease on his noise levels. Here’s the blue post:...

The hosts of the Westmarch Workshop, Leviathan and Neinball, had the opportunity to sit down with Senior Designer Matthew Berger and Lead Producer Julia Humphreys on the second day of BlizzCon 2016. During this interview, many topics ranging from the Necromancer, the Darkening of Tristram, and even the new zones, the Shrouded Moors and the Temple of the Firstborn, were discussed....

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