Realbookwurm

Diablo Patch 2.4.1 PTR Now Live, FARMABLE COSMETICS!

Sign in to follow this  

4 posts in this topic

16392-diablo-patch-241-ptr-now-live-farm

Well, China made my day. For more on how that statement makes sense, read this!

 

The first step to recovery is supposed to be admitting that you have a problem. The truth is, I have a problem.

 

It's just that I cannot stand romping through Sanctuary looking like a hot mess. There is some primal part of my being that cringes each time I swap new gear on and it throws off my Feng Shui. Luckily, my wife and closest friends understand this, and never mind affording me the extra time in town. Usually they're also busy picking out new looks. 

 

That makes this news all the more exciting for us. Not only is the 2.4.1 PTR live, but it previews a surprising new addition to the game, farmable cosmetics! 

 

The idea was teased with Lachdanan's Stormshield, a cosmetic item which is found in the Patch 2.4 addition, the Royal Quarters. Getting the shield unlocked a Transmog, and while many just assumed it was a one-off in Diablo nostalgia, it turned out to be a prophet of things to come. 

 

Now to bring the header line into context, it would seem that players in the West are benefiting from the recent Asian Free-To-Play release of Diablo III, which is supported by an in-game store featuring cosmetics.

 

It is also important to note that Blizzard is sticking to their vow to keep the store exclusive to the Asian market, and we are seeing the items added to the game in the form of free content. Well I was actually for the idea of implementing a cosmetics store-

 

with purchasable stash space-

giphy.gif

 

I really applaud the way that the content is being delivered to us. For the small price of two box games, I have had thousands of hours of enjoyment, and the content continues to flow almost four years later. 

 

Thank you Blizzard, and I suppose thank you to the Chinese market as well!

 

Oh, and there was a cornucopia of balance changes too. Hit this link for more on the changes which are listed in the Patch Notes. I guess I was a bit carried away by the cosmetics. 

 

Last item of interest for now is this thread over on Battle.net forums, which is documenting these changes via community effort. Thank you to Lumamaster for getting the ball rolling over there. 

 

In the meantime, go nuts on the PTR! Also, don't forget to comment below and tell us your thoughts! 

 

 

Edited by Realbookwurm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any sign of getting more stash space state-side without having to put in hundreds of hours of seasonal play for a single tab?  That kind of play time is just not an option for many of us with lives outside of Diablo, and the lack of storage space is a constant frustration...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any sign of getting more stash space state-side without having to put in hundreds of hours of seasonal play for a single tab?  That kind of play time is just not an option for many of us with lives outside of Diablo, and the lack of storage space is a constant frustration...

 

Sadly, there are no plans to bring stash space to players in the West via a shop, or methods other than seasonal play. I know they would dig a hole into my pocket if they offered it as the only paid add-on to the game. 

 

Don't let the seemingly daunting season task list scare you, I only have the ability to play on weekends, between writing articles and wrangling my 9 month old daughter, and I was able to complete the journey in well below 100 hours of game time. I only had the assistance of one other friend who was level in paragons to me at the time I completed the journey.

 

I recommend checking out the in-game communities, there are plenty with players who will happily assist in getting you through the journey steps too! This is a great way for those on a time budget to get the tab! 

 

I do agree with the size of the stash being frustrating, however this has always been the case in Diablo games. To bad we cannot store things in Kanai's cube the way the Diablo II Horadric cube allowed... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a good point--getting help from the community.  I nearly always play single-player, so it hadn't occurred to me.  Thanks!

 

And in Diablo 2, since I played single-player and not on Battle.net, my profile was stored on my computer.  I used a third-party program that could swap things in and out of my cache outside of the game, so I had unlimited storage.  :D  Ok, I'm a hoarder...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      Blizzard confirmed they're working on multiple new Diablo projects and they will share more details later this year (probably at BlizzCon).
      In the latest video about Diablo released on Youtube, Associate Community Manager Brandy "Nevalistis" Camel confirmed that the team's working on more Diablo projects and they'll have more information to share later this year. She also briefly mentions Themed Seasons and it's likely they'll come up with a new theme for Season 15.
    • By Stan
      Save up to 50% off on select Diablo digital products until July 23, 2018. 
      Season 14 is in full swing and there's an ongoing sale through July 23. All digital versions of the game can be purchased at a 50% discount. If you want to introduce a friend to the game, now's a good time do so (gifting option available). For recommended builds, check out Deadseat's Season 14 Compendium.
      Americas
      Title Price Links Diablo III USD 9.99 19.99 Buy // Gift Diablo III: Reaper of Souls USD 9.99 19.99 Buy // Gift Diablo III: Battle Chest USD 19.98 29.99
      Buy // Gift Rise of the Necromancer DLC USD 9.99 14.99 Buy // Gift Europe
      Title Price Links Diablo III EUR 9.99 19.99 Buy // Gift Diablo III: Reaper of Souls EUR 9.99 19.99 Buy // Gift Diablo III: Battle Chest EUR 19.98 29.99
      Buy // Gift Rise of the Necromancer DLC EUR 9.99 14.99 Buy // Gift
    • By Blainie
      Don't miss out on your chance to grab one!
      The only thing more elusive than a Rainbow Goblin in game is a Rainbow Goblin in real life, but here's your chance to grab one!
      To celebrate the Season of Greed, we are releasing a robust and thorough Goblin farming guide for your murderous, loot-craving pleasure! It will take you through a tried-and-tested goblin farming route, suggest some suitable builds and equipment adjustments for the purpose, and even shed some light on goblin farming metagame and etiquette.
      But enough talk - it's your turn to take blade and spell to their mischievous hides! While using our route (or your own!), take a screenshot with your Season 14 character and a double goblin spawn - and post it in the comments below. Your post will act as an entry in a random raffle to win one of the 20 plush toys we will be giving away.

      For the general rules of our giveaways, please refer to this post. The post-specific rules for this giveaway are as follows:
      You need to be on a Seasonal character. Make sure we can see your character and the goblins in the screenshot. (Console players, do your best with the pause screen, if necessary - we understand it is slightly more difficult to do this than on PC.) The giveaway will end on July 2, 2018 at 23:59 CEST. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Winners will be chosen at random after the contest ends. Grab your guide, grab your nephalem and get finding! You might even be lucky enough to find a Rainbow Goblin in-game and outside - as Abd Al-Hazir put it - a ludicrous notion, truly!
      This contest has now ended - winners will be contacted via PM once we have filtered spam entries, multiple entries and so on. Please note that this can take some time, but we will post here once everyone has been contacted.
    • By positiv2
      This thread is for comments about our Demon Hunter Multishot Build with Marauder Set guide.
    • By positiv2
      This thread is for comments about our Goblin Farming Guide.