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Firebird's Finery Future, GR NS 120 Clear
Firebird's Finery will see some changes after Season 6. Quantum Warriors managed to clear GR 120 with their non-seasonal characters!
The Future of Firebird's Finery
Blizzard isn't satisfied with Firebird's Finery, because of its bugs. They decided not to punish players that made use of the unintended bugs and the whole set will undergo an overhaul in the next patch. The set will remain unchanged until Season 6 ends.
Firebird's Finery has been the focus of a lot of community discussion since the launch of Patch 2.4.1. As the patch and current Season settle in, we want to take a moment to share development insight on what's coming for this powerful class set in the future.
Firebird’s Finery has come a long way since its original implementation. We’re really happy with its theme. It’s the Fire set for Wizards and puts you in a place where you can burninate all the things. That’s awesome, we like that, and we want to preserve that feeling. On the other hand, we’re not happy with the bugs we’ve encountered and it’s become clear we need to take a new approach. We’re working on a fix that will be introduced in a future patch.
So, what does that mean for Season 6? There are a lot of players who have pushed hard and reached high ranks with these unintended bugs. However, we don’t want to punish players for working within the parameters given to them. To that end, the current functionality will remain intact for the duration of Season 6. Once these bugs have been resolved, you can expect that the power level of Firebird’s will be much more in line with other sets.
GR NS 120 Clear
Quantum Warriors <WQW> managed to clear a Greater Rift 120 in just 13:38 on the European server with their non-seasonal characters. Chewingnom explained on reddit how they made it and pointed out the differences between their and other 4-player groups. The composition includes an Energy Twister Wizard and three support characters. What's interesting is they used a healing support Crusader build.
Quin69 Clears GR93 For Rank 1 World
After the previous record holder managed to clear a GR93, it looks like Quin69 has managed to get back on top of the ladder with a clear only 13 seconds faster than the old record. Check out the full clear video!
The previous record holder was Michael (https://www.twitch.tv/rajimike) who also managed to clear a GR93, but only completed it in 14m 24.30s. Quin managed to clear the rift only slightly faster, completing it in a time of 14m 11.333s.
Quin used the Uliana's Exploding Palm build to clear the rift, as Michael did. If you want to check out our version of it by Deadset, you can view it here.
If you want to check out the video, you can view it below from his YouTube channel:
If you'd like to see more of Quin, you can check out his stream.
Note: For those of you wondering why Quin sometimes pauses the game, it is due to the huge amount of mobs that need to be pulled. It can sometimes take the game time to process what is happening, so to avoid lag he pauses the game and allows it to catch up.
Diablo 3 Chinese Microtransactions Detailed
East, Always... into the East. -Marius in Diablo II
Well an interesting piece of Free-to-Play Diablo culture has just crept into our collective laps!
I would imagine that many Diablo 3 players, such as myself, are extremely curious about the "other" Diablo. The other Diablo is the totally Free-to-Play version made for China. Many of us have heard the tales of being able to buy Stash space, or a set of crazy Wings. Well, Reddit user Apspd has managed to provide the Diablo community with some detailed pictures of the mythical shop.
What will probably strike many readers is the radically different look that most of the cosmetics have from those we have here in our Diablo. The wings and pennants and portrait frames look foreign (sorry) and interesting. Always the allure of what you cannot have I suppose.
The original Reddit thread can be found here and I have linked the albums containing all the images below.
Stash and XP Boost
Pets, Pennants and Portraits Oh My!
So what do you, the reader, think about these transactions being offered? Would you happily throw money at the screen to have this option? Let us know in the comments below!
Diablo Team Members Have Their Five-Year Anniversary Swords Made Into 2.4.1 Transmogs
What do you get for five years of service at your job?
I have often praised Blizzard for being a company with an outstanding culture. Not just you, the great community that have formed around the company, but also their internal culture. One great example of this is their years of service program which rewards long-term employees with unique and iconic items.
In 1996, we began a long-standing Blizzard tradition. For those who don’t know, Blizzard awards Legendary swag to employees for their years of service. The most iconic of these awards is the 5-Year Sword, an honor that many members of the Diablo team have earned in their long tenure. (Source)
The Diablo team have managed to make this particular tradition even more epic, and have committed two unique transmogs to the Diablo game in Patch 2.4.1. Those two unique transmogs are modelled on the swords given to members of the Diablo team.
The transmogs seem quite rare according to the post, and sound like they only drop from the person who was actually given the sword in real life. Considering the entire Diablo team can be slayed in game, it is easy to figure out where to get the drops, if you're lucky enough.
You can head over and read the full post here.
What do you think about this tradition, or the idea of the Transmogs that are now a part of Diablo? Let us know in the comments below!