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Community Highlights 8/18

Westmarch Workshop

This week's episode of the Westmarch Workshop covers the new patch notes and what other features we could see in this PTR.

 

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Diablo Development Theories

Rhykker talks about the recent new hires for the Diablo development team, and what this could mean for the future.

 

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Zhanji's 4-Man Clear

Zhanji made a push for the top 4-man spot this past week, and the speed of the Boss...

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Challenge Rift Weekly - Unhallowed Essence Multishot Demon Hunter

Greetings, nephalem! Leviathan here! In this weekly column, we'll be taking a deep dive into the Challenge Rift for the Americas. We'll compare this Challenge Rift to previous ones for the class (as well as previous Challenge Rifts in general) while providing you with tips on how to beat the original time, and tactics to help you climb the Leaderboard. Let's get started!

Build Breakdown

This week's Challenge Rift sports a Demon Hunter rocking the classic Unhallowed Essence setup with...

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PTR Patch Notes 2.6.1 - v2.6.1.46946

Official Notes

Blizzard has posted the updated patch notes for the 2.6.1 PTR

 

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums) CLASSES Monk Skills Tempest Rush Flurry Reduced the maximum number of stacks from 500 to 100 Wizard Skills Arcane Orb Frozen Orb Create an orb of frozen death that shreds an area with ice bolts, dealing 393% 950% weapon damage as Cold Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue where your pets would double dip from the damage bonus granted by Wolf Companion

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Blizzard Gamescom teaser video forgets Diablo exists

With Gamescom now kicking off in Cologne, Blizzard is getting ready to show their stuff and this video teases what’s coming up. Guess what? Diablo doesn’t even get a look in. That’s pretty damn sad.

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Why are the Nephalem So Powerful?

Why are the Nephalem So Powerful?

The Curse video team has created a new Diablo video focusing on the strength of the Nephalem.

 

D&D Beyond Launch

D&D Beyond, the official 5th edition toolset for Dungeons & Dragons, has now officially launched. Check it out here.

 

 

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Diablo 3 PTR 2.6.1 Patch Notes

Blizzard is now experimenting with changes for the 2.6.1 update on the PTR and patch notes are available. A list of issues has also surfaced.

The lengthy 2.6.1 patch notes can be found on Blizzard’s Diablo 3 site and there’s also a list of known issues in this PTR update.

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Patch 2.6.1 PTR! Below you will find the Known Issues list. Please do not report bugs that you see on this list, as we already know about them, and help out other players...

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Blizzard at Gamescom 2017

Gamescom kicks off next week and Blizzard is gearing up to showcase their titles. It’s no surprise there’s not much for Diablo players.

Blizzard is heading back to Cologne, Germany next week for gamescom 2017! The leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture is taking place from August 22–26, and we’ll be there to put on our best show yet.

We’ll kick things off by releasing a special preview video of all the playable content we’ll be showcasing at the event. Be...

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Patch 2.6.1 PTR Notes - New Items and Significant Item Changes

Patch 2.6.1 PTR Notes

A new patch has hit the PTR. We'll update as we have more information.

New and Changed Item Passives
DiabloFans Quote: ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_528_x1 Reduces the Fury cost of Seismic Slam by {c_magic}[{VALUE1}*100]%{/c_magic} and increases its damage by 125%. ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_594_x1 Reduces the Spirit cost of Wave of Light by {c_magic}[{VALUE1} * 100]%{/c_magic}. and increases its damage by 30%. ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_607_x1 The damage of Explosive Blast is...

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Would you buy a Diablo 2 Remaster?

Last night Blizard released the StarCraft Remaster and it’s now listed on the Battle.net client. We’ve seen hints in job postings that perhaps Blizzard is looking at a Diablo 2 remaster but there’s no concrete confirmation on that as yet.

Now I know that many of you here are huge Diablo 2 fans, still play Diablo 2 regularly, and have been with us here on Diabloii.Net for many, many years. The question is, would you be willing to stump up cash for a Diablo 2 Remaster?

Note: There is a...

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Blizzard keep Battle.Net name – Long Live Battle.Net

Remember that strange decision made by Blizzard to ditch the Battle.Net name and move over to the Blizzard App? Well, Blizzard has had a change of heart.

The only difference now is the new Battle.Net logo which includes the Blizzard name.

When we announced that we’d be transitioning away from the Battle.net name for our online-gaming service, we suspected that the shift would be challenging. We understood that Battle.net stood for something special—it represents years of shared...

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Diablo 3 v2.7 item and set revamp wishlist

The Diablo 3  patch 2.6 has been out for a while now as has the Necromancer so what can Blizzard do now to improve the game in 2.7? Forum visitor XelNagaIvan dropped an extensive post with videos and PDFs which take a look at some of the possible things Blizzard could do to improve items and sets in the next patch.

XelNagaIvan has spent some time putting these together, so if you’re playing Diablo 3, check these out and leave him some feedback. It’s always great to see the community...

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Community Highlights: Perfect Jesseth Scythe, Fan Art Wallpaper

Bigdaddyden76 Perfect Jesseth Scythe

Bigdaddyden76 hit the RNG jackpot when crafting some 1-Handed Scythes for his Necromancer.

 

Shrouded Moors Wallpaper

Longtime fan art contributor Holyknight3000 recently released a new wallpaper celebrating the new Act II zone: The Shrouded Moors. Find the full size image and more at his DeviantArt account here.

 

 

Additional News How Blizzard Saved Diablo III From Disaster

Kotaku published an excerpt from the upcoming the upcoming book, BLOOD,...

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Pink Smoke Effect, Westmarch Workshop, Necromancer Cosplay

Pink Smoke Effect

In a recent blue post, we learned that Blizzard is looking to tone down the pink smoke weather effect in a future patch. The image below, created by u/_KRYPT_, demonstrates what the map could look like with a less aggressive effect. 

 

Westmarch Workshop

In the latest episode of the Westmarch Workshop podcast, Leviathan and Neinball check in on Season 11.

 

Necromancer Cosplay

With only three weeks to prepare for PAX South, DeviantArt user JAFantasyArt created this...

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How Blizzard Saved Diablo 3

We all know the problems Diablo 3 had at launch, remember the good old Error 37 message when the game launched? That caught Blizzard and the community off guard. We also know that early days of Diablo 3 were not great when it came to items and drops. Then there was the Auction House.

An article on Kotaku looks at what happened with the game and how Blizzard wanted to turn it around with Josh Mosqueira and the Diablo 3 team.

Diablo 3 was far from perfect when it launched but most games...

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20 Years of Diablo Retrospective talks to numerous Diablo team members

The team at IGN has put together a 20 year retrospective article which includes comments from the different Diablo teams. Rob Foote, Joe Shely, Julian Love, Russell Brower, Erich Schaefer, and David Brevik all took part to provide some historical commentary.

The article is a couple of pages and there are some interesting quotes from people involved in all the Diablo games. Here are a couple of snips as a primer:

“I think that over the years we’ve just gotten better and better at taking...

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Saddest Stories in Diablo Lore

Saddest Stories in Diablo Lore

The Curse video team has put together a video detailing the Saddest Stories in Diablo Lore!

 

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Diablo 3 Pets That Don’t Want to Fight Issue is Being Looked at

If you’ve been wondering why pet classes such as the Necromancer and Witch Doctor are having a hard time with summoned creatures not wanting join in the combat, then you’re not alone. Blizzard is on the case though.

The update on this issue from Blizzard reads:

We’ve certainly noticed this issue (not only with the Necromancer, but with other pet classes as well). We’re currently investigating the underlying cause, and we’re aiming to address this issue in a future patch.

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Blizzard explains how Challenge Rift builds are selected

As a new Challenge Rift hit this week Blizzard has been watching feedback from the community. Blizzard has posted to clarify how the builds are chosen when a new Challenge Rift goes live and that they plan on tweaking the system.

Hey all, we’ve been seeing some great feedback on this week’s Challenge Rift build and the featured builds in general. There’s also been some confusion about how builds are chosen each week, so I wanted to offer some clarity on that.

The build chosen is...

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Season 11: Everything You Need to Know

First Look: Season 11

With Season 11 only a couple of weeks away, Blizzard has updated their Official Blog with everything you need to know about cosmetics, journey rewards, conquests, and Haedrig's Gift.

 

Originally posted by Blizzard (Official Blog)



Our next Season begins soon! For those among you who enjoy the fresh start a Season brings, we want to give you a glimpse of what to expect before you race out the gate in Season 11. Read on for the details on Seasonal rewards, Conquests,...

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2.6.0 Hotfixes, Legendary Gem Level Rollback, Double XP Event this Weekend!

2.6.0 Hotfixes

A round of hotfixes that were scheduled to go live last week and were subsequently delayed are now live! Details below.

 

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)

Items

Fixed an issue which caused the six-piece bonus on the Grace of Inarius set to proc the effect of Mirinae and other on-hit effects too frequently Adjusted the Bones of Rathma six-piece set bonus based on player feedsback The six-piece bonus will now grant 625% (up from 250%) damage to your minions and...

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