Stan

Blue Posts Round-up: Jan 12

Sign in to follow this  

1 post in this topic

KzdgeUn.jpg

Rainbow Portrait is coming to consoles with the patch that brings Seasons, The rest blue posts deal with The BarberThe Barber, Juggernaut affix and the duration of the Darkening of Tristam event.

Rainbow Portrait on Consoles

The rainbow portrait isn't currently available on consoles. The implementation of portraits will come with the patch that brings Seasons to consoles (Season 10 maybe). Until then, you can earn portraits through the Darkening of Tristam event.

Blizzard LogoNevalistis

So, with the 1.15/1.16 patch, will this portrait drop now on the consoles?

Sorry for the delay in response, but I had to do some digging on this one. On console, Sir William does not currently drop the Whimsyshire portrait. The reason why is because full portrait integration isn't actually active yet for the Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4/XB1, though a couple of portraits can be earned through the Darkening of Tristram event (see here for more information on that). Full integration will be coming with the patch where Seasons become available on console.

If this is something you guys would like to see in the future once portrait integration is in, I'll be happy to pass along that feedback to our console development team!

(Source)

The Darkening of Tristam Event Duration

Another posts informs that the Darkening of Tristam event will last until the end of January and will return every January from here on out.

Blizzard LogoNevalistis

When does the Darkening of Tristram event end?

Just to confirm, The Darkening of Tristram event will last until the end of this month (January), and will return every January from here on out.

(Source)

The BarberThe Barber Nerfs

A player has submitted photographic evidence that The BarberThe Barber has been nerfed. Here's a blue post related to it.

Blizzard LogoTyvalir

I'm using it with a build I'm working on and I like it even though it's not doing insane amounts of godly damage like on the ptr.

Glad you're liking the revamped Barber! As more people play with this item, there will doubtless be interesting new builds they create that are worth trying out.

It's also worth noting that with the changes to certain items in patch 2.4.3, we've seen players talk about how these compare to the most powerful Legendary and Set items available in the game. 

To clarify, our goal when updating Legendary items is to open up new build opportunities for players to explore. Along with this, it's important to note that not every item is designed to push the current best Greater Rift level. Some will be better for speed farming builds, and others will simply be a means to create fun novelty builds (like Manajuma's Way, for instance).

There's more than one way to compare an item's relative worth, and more than one way to incorporate it into various builds. Even so, I'm glad to see people trying the new items out and sharing their experiences. It helps, for sure!

Is it really not guaranteed elemental damage though?

As for the weapon not rolling the additional damage modifier, that does seem buggy - I will pass this on, and thanks for reporting it!

(Source)

Juggernauts in Greater Rifts

They now have lots of health and resistance to damage, intended? The information below was taken from the latest patch notes.

Blizzard Logo2.4.3 Patch Notes - Juggernaut

Juggernaut
  • New enemy affix
    • Juggernaut monsters are permanently immune to crowd control effects, but move more slowly than normal monsters
    • Along with this change, enemies with this affix take 30% more damage from all sources
    • Only a rare Elite enemy can be a Juggernaut

(Source)

There may even be a visual indicator for affixes on elites in the works!

Blizzard LogoTyvalir

OK I got it - immunity to cc means a whole bunch of procs that raise damage or debuff won't work.

Just wanted to clarify for those who haven't seen the new Juggernaut affix in-game or read our recent patch notes that this is correct. As with all enemy affixes, some will be easier for certain builds to handle while the inverse is true for others. 

One of our goals when adding new enemy affixes is to broaden the types of enemy variety you see in the game and the kinds of challenges you'll face. This helps achieve both of those goals while (hopefully) encouraging you to think more tactically in certain cases as a CC-dependent character.

Damn! Will have to actually look at affixes now - it would be nice to have a visual indicator on the elite.

Totally fair feedback! I'm happy to pass this on and thanks for sharing it.

(Source)

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

      Diablo didn't have any announcements at last year's BlizzCon and many wonder what's next in store for the franchise. Back in December, we wrote about analysts at Goldman Sachs predicting a new Diablo title by 2020. Redditor Leviathan111 recently released an interesting speculation video, where he explains how a PTR item hints at the iconic Druid class from Diablo 2.
      Diablo Game Designer Sean White tweeted about a PTR secret that nobody found back when Patch 2.6.1 was playtested. In a series of tweets, it was revealed that the secret was related to Djank Miem, the set vendor on PTR. Leviathan bought an item from said vendor that usually contains items for non-Necromancer classes. Instead, he got a Muddied Parchment with the following flavor text: 
      The words are illegible from the elements and what appear to be claw marks.

      Another hint at Druids are the Fiacla-Géar wings rewarded from Season 12. Their flavor text reads as follows:
      Don't let a druid see you wearing these wings, as they may think you killed one of their brethren. (Source)
      At some point during the development, they were known as Seraphim Wings according to Diablo Wiki, not Fiacla-Géar. We don't know if Druid was or still IS planned for Diablo 3 as a DLC (similar to the Necromancer), but these facts sure are interesting! Let us know what you think in the comments!
      Props to @Deadset for bringing this up!
      Tweets
      Placeholder for tweet 901205066958258176 Placeholder for tweet 917479576179154944 Placeholder for tweet 923623319076683776 Speculation Video
    • By Stan

      Blizzard is currently working on some behind-the-scenes updates for Diablo 3. While there is no new content on this PTR, there's a fair amount of risk to deploy them to live servers without testing. The chance to find Legendary items has been increased by 2,000% for testing purposes on the PTR.
      Blizzard (Source)
      We are working on some behind-the-scenes updates. Since some of these involve a fair amount of risk, we need your help testing them before we deploy them to the live servers!
      Join us starting today, January 16, for a special PTR that includes these updates. Along with this, we are looking for reports of issues that occur when players attempt to start or join a multiplayer game, or communicate with other players through in-game chat.
      We encourage players of all types to participate, so what are you waiting for? Download that PTR and hop right in!
      A few important notes:
      There is no new content included on this PTR. While you will be able to copy your existing characters, we will also be activating the 2000% Legendary Find buff to encourage participation. As a reminder, any progress made on the PTR does not transfer over to your live account. Since this PTR is exclusively focused on identifying and fixing bugs related to the issues noted above, we will only be opening the Bug Report forum during the testing period. Over the course of the PTR, server performance may vary. This PTR will only be available for a limited time, and we’d greatly appreciate all the help we can get in testing it quickly and with as many participants as possible! We hope you have some time to help us out. If you need more information on how to participate on the PTR, visit our FAQ or see below for details.
      How to Participate PTR Character Copy Thank you, nephalem, and we’ll see you in Sanctuary!
      HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
      To participate in the public test, you must have a Diablo III game license attached your Battle.net account in good standing (i.e. it hasn't been suspended or banned). In addition, you will also need to download and install the Battle.net desktop app if you have not already done so.
      Step 1: Create a PTR account. To create a PTR account, log in to Battle.net Account Management and double-click on your Diablo III game license; this will bring you to the game management page. On this page, click "Create a PTR account." 
      If you've participated in any previous Diablo III PTR (including the Reaper of Souls beta), the "Create PTR account" button may not appear. This is because you've already created a PTR account and can therefore skip this step.
      Step 2: Once you have created a PTR account, installed the Battle.net desktop, and logged in with your Battle.net credentials, select "Diablo III" from the main menu on the left-hand side of the application.
      Step 3: On the Diablo III screen, there is a drop-down menu right above the "Play" button (note that this may say "Install" if you do not have Diablo III currently installed). Select "PTR: Diablo III" from this drop-down menu before proceeding.
      Step 4: You should now have the option to install and play the PTR.
      The PTR is available in all supported languages, and accounts from all regions are eligible to participate.
      PTR CHARACTER COPY:
      The option to copy your existing Diablo III characters from your live account to the PTR will be available and can be done directly through the PTR client. However, only one region per account can be copied at a time. So, if you choose to copy characters from your account in a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost.
      Step 1: Log into the live game and then log out.
      Step 2: Log into PTR client and create a level 1 character. After you're done, return to the main character screen.
      Step 3: Click on the "PTR Copy" button located in the upper right-hand corner. (The PTR Copy button will not appear in-game until you have created a new level 1 character.)
      Step 4: Select your region.
      Step 5: Click "Copy." This will copy all characters on your account from the selected region.
      Step 6: You will be disconnected from the PTR client.
      Step 7: Log back in. Your copied characters will be available for play.
      Please note that you can only copy characters from one gameplay region at a time. If you choose to copy characters from a different region, any previously copied PTR characters will be lost. In addition, you can only copy characters over to your PTR account once every 24 hours. Attempting to copy characters before this cooldown is up will result in an error.
      As this is a test server, please anticipate uneven game performance, and note that restarts and downtime may occur without warning.
    • By TipeaPeti
      Hi all!
      New set item is better than the old one or the item's sinergy don't work well with the old set items? I know, my question is strange, but what is the common opinion? I know all the patch notes have info for set item changes, old ones have the new set stats, all set item is up-to-date in normal.
      But my Akkhan Crusader build is not working well. I have a new  Frydehr's Wrath & Blade of Prophecy . I have 1892paragon, have a good gear, good stats, right skills+passives, high leg.gems, cube is ok, caldesans etc. My dps is almost 4mill, but the solo 104 is my maximum (in a very good gr map).
      New ones is better like old ones? This is possible? Anyone in same feeling?
    • By Stan

      An exploit involving the Legendary item Bone Ringer was recently discovered and as a result, Blizzard has temporarily disabled its Legendary power until a hotfix goes live and corrects the issue.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Hey all,

      We recently investigated reports of an issue involving Bone Ringer. As a result, we will be temporarily disabling the item’s Legendary power until a hotfix can be prepared to correct the issue. We will update this thread once the hotfix is live.

      Special thanks to the players who reported this, and to everyone for their patience as we work on a fix.
    • By Stan

      Blizzard fixed an issue with the crafting recipe for Wirt's Leg, which is available from the anniversary event. Using the recipe will correctly produce a Legendary item which yields a unique material when salvaged.
      The portal to Old Tristram is now open and the event ends January 30. Don't forget to check out Deadset's detailed anniversary guide.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Hey all,

      We recently hotfixed a bug affecting the crafting recipe for Wirt's Leg. With this change, using the recipe will correctly produce a Legendary (rather than Magic) item which yields a unique material when salvaged. Old versions of the item will salvage into Arcane Dust instead.

      If you’ve already given the Wirt’s Leg recipe to Haedrig, it will still appear to be a Magic item in your crafting list, but crafting a new one will yield a Legendary item as intended.

      Thanks for your patience while we investigated this issue!