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blizzard Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Anniversary Contest!

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Blizzard have decided to create a contest to celebrate the Two Year anniversary of the Diablo 3 Expansion, Reaper of Souls.


For those who care not what the contest is, and simply want to enter, you may do so here
 
For the rest of us who are interested in the what, and why, there is a full blog post from Diablo Community Manager Nevalistis which outlines the rules and prizes. 
 
While anniversaries for games are usually celebrated in the game, it is always great to see a company like Blizzard utilize real world celebration of their products. It certainly gives you the impression that they are proud of their products, and in this case they really should be.

Diablo 3 had a rocky start for many, but the game always had a strongly beating heart. The combat was fluid and fun from day 1 (ok, after error 37) and visiting Sanctuary again had many excited. However, there were many complaints surrounding certain aspects of the game, and sadly the stigma of Diablo 3 was not a good one for some time.
 
Fast forward to March 25, 2014. 
 
Malthael descended into madness, and downloaded onto our hard drives. While the former Aspect of Wisdom lost his mind, many of us did too. The difference? We were losing our minds at the sweeping changes and improvement which came to Diablo 3 with the expansion, and it was a positive thing. The Real Money Auction house was shut down. The largest two features, Adventure Mode and Loot 2.0 addressed some of the largest complaints leveled at the game, and successfully re-invigorated a dampened community.
 
To this day, and still moving forward, Reaper of Souls is doing great things for the Diablo franchise. Consider all the features we have since had included into this expansion without any further purchase:
 
Kanai's Cube
Greater Rifts (including Legendary Gems)
Seasons
Torments VII-X
Tons of New Goblins
Complete Item and Set Reworks
Farmable Cosmetics (Upcoming in 2.4.1)
New Zones
Set Dungeons
Empowered Rifts
 
Just to name a few off the top of my head. Looking at that list and thinking that none of those things were even part of the expansion, and simply content that was delivered after-the-fact is quite astounding. 
 
Now that is something to celebrate Blizzard!

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