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Diablo 3 Coming to Switch Official Announcement

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Yesterday's leak proved correct and we now have all the info regarding the Diablo 3 Switch port! There's more cosmetics to be had in addition to the Ganondorf transmog, including wings, a portrait frame and Cucco pet!

And we can now finally see the Zelda themed transmog set, pet and portrait frame:

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And the aforementioned co-op functionality:

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Check out the full details on the official page.

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Wow! A brand new and relevant game from Blizzard made just for the Switch! I'm going to rush right out and buy one now!

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As one with almost 3000 hours played in Diablo 3 so far and have been a huge fan since the series started decades ago, this is possibly the worst outcome of what Blizzard considered "Development" for the series.

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I never liked Diablo 3 once finished the story did a few rifts the game got boring and selling the Necromancer separate was very EA move of Blizzard

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2 hours ago, Arkpit said:

As one with almost 3000 hours played in Diablo 3 so far and have been a huge fan since the series started decades ago, this is possibly the worst outcome of what Blizzard considered "Development" for the series.

Especially since they are going to sell the game for $60...

1 hour ago, Lissianna said:

I never liked Diablo 3 once finished the story did a few rifts the game got boring and selling the Necromancer separate was very EA move of Blizzard

I wouldn't say "EA" of Blizzard. RoS was out for 4 years until the announcement of the Necro. If anything it was reasonbly priced for what it gave you. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the character pack to gain the funds needed to start D4 or whatever projects they are working on.

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22 minutes ago, Rhondis said:

Especially since they are going to sell the game for $60...

I wouldn't say "EA" of Blizzard. RoS was out for 4 years until the announcement of the Necro. If anything it was reasonbly priced for what it gave you. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the character pack to gain the funds needed to start D4 or whatever projects they are working on.

wow €20 is a reasonable price for one character and they really needed to funds to make another Diablo game.

And not to mention the game itself cost $60 on launch and the expansion that was clearly not worth another 40$ that barely added anything into the game.

And let me guess the switch port is going to cost another $60 on launch what a rip-off for a 6 year old game.

Blizzard is good at coping methods of EA and Todd Howard.

Because they know some people are stupid enough to pay full price for a port 

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30 minutes ago, Lissianna said:

wow €20 is a reasonable price for one character and they really needed to funds to make another Diablo game.

And not to mention the game itself cost $60 on launch and the expansion that was clearly not worth another 40$ that barely added anything into the game.

And let me guess the switch port is going to cost another $60 on launch what a rip-off for a 6 year old game.

Blizzard is good at coping methods of EA and Todd Howard.

Because they know some people are stupid enough to pay full price for a port 

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What? Lol. The expansion actually saved the game from ruins and is probably the reason why there's a fanbase/playerbase at all. Just take a look at the enormous patches that D3 received after RoS.

As for the Necro it was reasonably priced for what it was. Just another character. There was no addition to the story or any of the sort, otherwise most of the fan base would have been livid. Would it be nice to have the character for free? Maybe. But at the same time we all understand that D3 isn't a money maker like the other titles. At least they don't force you to buy it. Besides it played similar to the WD considering the builds so it wasnt a game changer.

I will agree with you on the fact that they are trying to sell for $60. That's really absurd considering the age of the game and the fact there are barely any major updates. I feel they should sell it at $20 considering how many ports they already done and how old the game is.

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Mhhh, i see a big problem...what age rating will D3 have and what is the age of a Nitendo Switch player? Think it wont match 😄

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I would really like to know a official statement whether we will have to create brand new characters or we might port some of our progress from the PC.

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12 hours ago, Rhondis said:

What? Lol. The expansion actually saved the game from ruins and is probably the reason why there's a fanbase/playerbase at all. Just take a look at the enormous patches that D3 received after RoS.

As for the Necro it was reasonably priced for what it was. Just another character. There was no addition to the story or any of the sort, otherwise most of the fan base would have been livid. Would it be nice to have the character for free? Maybe. But at the same time we all understand that D3 isn't a money maker like the other titles. At least they don't force you to buy it. Besides it played similar to the WD considering the builds so it wasnt a game changer.

I will agree with you on the fact that they are trying to sell for $60. That's really absurd considering the age of the game and the fact there are barely any major updates. I feel they should sell it at $20 considering how many ports they already done and how old the game is.

Well that's your opinion but I think you're looking at the game through nostalgia glasses.

if you look at the PC Metacritic you can see that the players don't like the game anymore and last year with blizzcon they have nothing to show for they only had like 30 minutes of time and there was a nothing was dedicated for diablo.

I think path of Exile has a lot more to offer and the game is free to play and i has better score.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lissianna said:

Well that's your opinion but I think you're looking at the game through nostalgia glasses.

if you look at the PC Metacritic you can see that the players don't like the game anymore and last year with blizzcon they have nothing to show for they only had like 30 minutes of time and there was a nothing was dedicated for diablo.

I think path of Exile has a lot more to offer and the game is free to play and i has better score.

 

 

It's not nostalgic glasses, it's facts. RoS brought a lot of updates that actually saved the player base back then. But now, not so much. Even I admit I don't play it anymore because I pretty much poured every last bit of entertainment out of it.

Also, I tried PoE, not in my liking. Just because a game has better score doesn't mean everyone will like the game. It's all about preferences. But of course, that's your opinion and you too could be looking through nostalgic glasses of PoE. 

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3 hours ago, lChronosl said:

I would really like to know a official statement whether we will have to create brand new characters or we might port some of our progress from the PC.

It's almost definitely going to be new characters, as it's the same with the xbox and playstation versions.

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2 hours ago, Lissianna said:

Well that's your opinion but I think you're looking at the game through nostalgia glasses.

if you look at the PC Metacritic you can see that the players don't like the game anymore and last year with blizzcon they have nothing to show for they only had like 30 minutes of time and there was a nothing was dedicated for diablo.

I think path of Exile has a lot more to offer and the game is free to play and i has better score.

 

 

The RoS part really isn't nostalgic at all. Now, we can argue whether RoS brought the game back FINANCIALLY (since vanilla sols 12 million copies before the expansion) but it 100% saved the game in terms of gameplay, replayability and longevity. The state D3 was in prior to RoS (even if we ignore the RMAH fiasco) was an unmitigated disaster for Blizz, as people just played it a little then saw how pointless it all was and stopped. Now sure, RoS isn't perfect, or even good atm, but back then it was lightyears better than what came before.

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6 hours ago, Starym said:

The RoS part really isn't nostalgic at all. Now, we can argue whether RoS brought the game back FINANCIALLY (since vanilla sols 12 million copies before the expansion) but it 100% saved the game in terms of gameplay, replayability and longevity. The state D3 was in prior to RoS (even if we ignore the RMAH fiasco) was an unmitigated disaster for Blizz, as people just played it a little then saw how pointless it all was and stopped. Now sure, RoS isn't perfect, or even good atm, but back then it was lightyears better than what came before.

you need to stop looking through those rose colored glasses and you need to accept that Diablo 3 is garbage the only people that are playing it right now in my friends list have no time to play anything else.

Nobody plays the game anymore Blizzard has not done anything to the game to make it more appealing too new players that is why the game is dead.

and charging people for one character €20 is ridiculous people have paid full price for both the game and expansion all that Blizzard has done is add 1 character over the pas six years and porting to consoles.

The difference between Diablo 3 and path of Exile one you have pay for and one is free

 

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Nobody plays the game anymore Blizzard has not done anything to the game to make it more appealing two new players that is why the game is dead.

Not every game should be a "live service" as they call them nowadays. There is nothing wrong with a game having a limited lifespan. The Call Of Duty from 6 years ago isn't played today either.

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18 minutes ago, Brutalis said:

Not every game should be a "live service" as they call them nowadays. There is nothing wrong with a game having a limited lifespan. The Call Of Duty from 6 years ago isn't played today either.

I have no problem with that either sadly Diablo 3 had a lot of potential they let it go to waste.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Lissianna said:

you need to stop looking through those rose colored glasses

You're missing the point of Starym's argument. He's not looking through any "rose tinted" glasses. He's stating a fact, and that's that. You're rather clueless on what "rose tinted glasses" mean. 

7 hours ago, Lissianna said:

you need to accept that Diablo 3 is garbage the only people that are playing it right now in my friends list have no time to play anything else.

Your opinion. Just because you think the game is garbage, doesn't mean another person thinks that way too. We all have preferences. Just like how someone out there probably dislikes PoE.

Also, I don't understand why you're basing the whole D3 community on what your friends do. Sometimes I get on to play through the season and that's it. This argument is rather weak.

 

7 hours ago, Lissianna said:

Nobody plays the game anymore Blizzard has not done anything to the game to make it more appealing too new players that is why the game is dead.

Actually, there's still an active community believe it or not. And didn't you just say your friends play the game and nothing else? Did you just contradict your other weak argument?

And how does Blizzard not make the game more appealing to new players? Them porting the game to differing consoles actually makes it appealing to new players who do not have the specs or the money to get a computer to play D3. I have a friend who's going to buy the Switch Port because he looks forward to introducing the game to his wife. I say that's a pretty good way of appealing to new players. And who know's how many new players have joined since the Xbox and PlayStation ports. 
 

7 hours ago, Lissianna said:

The difference between Diablo 3 and path of Exile one you have pay for and one is free

What? You're just stating the obvious. Just because PoE is free doesn't make it "good" by any means. I've tried it, and I failed to see the appeal to the game. But I am not going around telling people that the game is absolute garbage just because I didn't like it. 

We get it. You hate the game. Now can you stop whining about how much you hate D3 and go back to PoE? I don't understand D3 or PoE players who go out of their way to bash either game and state how superior their game is. I really don't. It's all about preferences and that's that. These kind of arguments really lead to nowhere because you're so hell bent on hating the game and going out of your way to prove it with weak arguments.

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Just my thoughts on PoE:

Personally, I played quite a few Hack and Slay, most with friends in coop.

Van Helsing 1-3, Victor Vran, Torchlight

Some of them had quite an interesting setting and characters. Others I just played because it Coop is useful if you have friends in other countries. You talk about this or that and you play a game during that. Solo I'd never have played Torchlight.

 

Path of Exile was / is quite hyped how good is it supposed to be. Frankly, I didn't get it. We played it on a LAN for maybe 3 or 4 hours. After that I never touched it again. Personally, IMO it had absolutly nothing. No interesting stories, no interesting characters. And the gameplay was way worse then the gameplay in D3.

 

I am quite mixed about my feelings on D3.

On the one hand I have played several hundred hours. Because personally, I love the gameplay. As stated above I have played a lot of Hack n Slay. There is not one single game that is close to D3 regarding Gameplay. How you have 100% control of your character all the time, how the skills flow... Every other game was much weaker. Sometimes you stuck there, skills didn't went off as smoothly, your character didn't do exactly what you were expecting, a skill didn't go off as expected...

Considering the gameplay, D3 is great IMO.
 

But on the other hand I agree that D3 is a horrible game.

If you take a look at the characters, storytelling, atmosphere.

It starts halfway decent with Act 1, gets worse at it goes on and is a total disaster when you reach Act 4. Not to speak of Act 5.

If you take a drunken homeless from the street and let him right the story and the dialogue it can't get any worse then D3 actually is.

 

If you compare that to D1 or D2 you can just weep.

 

Same is true for Starcraft 2. The first campaign is ok. But Heart of the Swarm is that badly told that I didn't even bother to buy Legacy of the Void.

Again, the gameplay of HotS is good. But the characters and storytelling, the dialogue is that horrible that it is hard to imagine that this was from the same company that made SC1 + BroodWar.

 

In the past Blizzard was a great company that made great games - regarding every aspect of the game.

Today they have at least good gameplay. Which is more then can be said of most other companies like Ubisoft e.g.

But the "soft skills" - dialogue, story, characters - is disastrous.
Cinematics used to be great - very emotional, with a lot of heart and sould in it. Today most of the cinematics are just boring as hell action sequenzes with stuff blowing up.

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Whenever a new Diablo 3 related announcement is coming, you can always be certain that people are bashing their heads in the comment sections.

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On 8/18/2018 at 8:03 AM, Rhondis said:

You're missing the point of Starym's argument. He's not looking through any "rose tinted" glasses. He's stating a fact, and that's that. You're rather clueless on what "rose tinted glasses" mean. 

Your opinion. Just because you think the game is garbage, doesn't mean another person thinks that way too. We all have preferences. Just like how someone out there probably dislikes PoE.

Also, I don't understand why you're basing the whole D3 community on what your friends do. Sometimes I get on to play through the season and that's it. This argument is rather weak.

 

Actually, there's still an active community believe it or not. And didn't you just say your friends play the game and nothing else? Did you just contradict your other weak argument?

And how does Blizzard not make the game more appealing to new players? Them porting the game to differing consoles actually makes it appealing to new players who do not have the specs or the money to get a computer to play D3. I have a friend who's going to buy the Switch Port because he looks forward to introducing the game to his wife. I say that's a pretty good way of appealing to new players. And who know's how many new players have joined since the Xbox and PlayStation ports. 
 

What? You're just stating the obvious. Just because PoE is free doesn't make it "good" by any means. I've tried it, and I failed to see the appeal to the game. But I am not going around telling people that the game is absolute garbage just because I didn't like it. 

We get it. You hate the game. Now can you stop whining about how much you hate D3 and go back to PoE? I don't understand D3 or PoE players who go out of their way to bash either game and state how superior their game is. I really don't. It's all about preferences and that's that. These kind of arguments really lead to nowhere because you're so hell bent on hating the game and going out of your way to prove it with weak arguments.

it is your opinion but as I mentioned before people have paid over $130 for this game isn't good.

path of Exile has a higher score on Metacritic and on Steam by users so I know what I'm talking about Diablo 3 is it that game at least for me and a friend of mine we don't play the game anymore,

I gave this game many chances in the past including with the necromancer I paid the €20 but unfortunately the game is not for me and does not provide enough content for me to stay besides from doing rifts all day i would rather play Warframe.

 

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5 hours ago, Lissianna said:

it is your opinion but as I mentioned before people have paid over $130 for this game isn't good.

path of Exile has a higher score on Metacritic and on Steam by users so I know what I'm talking about Diablo 3 is it that game at least for me and a friend of mine we don't play the game anymore,

I gave this game many chances in the past including with the necromancer I paid the €20 but unfortunately the game is not for me and does not provide enough content for me to stay besides from doing rifts all day i would rather play Warframe.

 

Again. Scores on metacritic don't mean jack. And that doesn't prove that you know what you're talking about. So far, all you have been doing is whining about how bad the game is with rather vague and poorly structured arguments. Everyone knows how bad D3 is (despite there being good things about it), but if someone wants to enjoy the game then let them. Don't be a baby and whine about how much you hate it and how much better PoE. You're forcing your own opinions down other's people's throats.

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27 minutes ago, Rhondis said:

Again. Scores on metacritic don't mean jack. And that doesn't prove that you know what you're talking about. So far, all you have been doing is whining about how bad the game is with rather vague and poorly structured arguments. Everyone knows how bad D3 is (despite there being good things about it), but if someone wants to enjoy the game then let them. Don't be a baby and whine about how much you hate it and how much better PoE. You're forcing your own opinions down other's people's throats.

Almost 10000 people bothered to create an account and write a review on Metacritic means jackshit TO YOU.

And when compared with path of Exile there are over 62000 reviews written on Steam are very positive and recent not and to mention the additional 1600 on Metacritic.

I'm not forcing anybody everybody can have their own opinion but you are the one that is denying the numbers.

and Blizzard knows that Diablo is bad because free to play games like path of Exile and Warframe are doing much better why do you think they put so much effort all of a sudden into Diablo because everybody stop playing it.

last year with blizzcon there was not a single space dedicated to Diablo and the only time they had was 30 minutes that is how sad it was.

and I'm done discussing it with you obviously we both share different opinions on this subject.

and if you still don't believe the numbers of metacritic you can always checked Twitch Tracker compare Diablo 3 with path of Exile and Warframe how many people are watching and streaming

I would like it if Activision Blizzard to allow users write reviews in their stores displayed in their store.

And I would love to hear it from other players what they think about their games

 

 

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9 hours ago, Lissianna said:

Almost 10000 people bothered to create an account and write a review on Metacritic means jackshit TO YOU.

And when compared with path of Exile there are over 62000 reviews written on Steam are very positive and recent not and to mention the additional 1600 on Metacritic.

Reviews don't mean anything. A review is a reflection of what that person enjoyed out of the game. They can help persuade you if the review is at all conducive to helping the individual decide if they want to try it or not. But in the end, it comes down to personal preference. I tried PoE. I didn't like it. Yet, it has positive reviews, so somehow I am supposed to like it? Your logic is flawed. Stop using reviews as a basis of an argument to decide if the game is good or not. Someone can play PoE and think it's terrible where as someone will think it's great. 

Also, it doesn't take much to create an account on metacritic. Literally takes 5 minutes or so.

 

 

9 hours ago, Lissianna said:

I'm not forcing anybody everybody can have their own opinion but you are the one that is denying the numbers.

Of course you're not. *Insert sarcasm here*

"path of Exile has a higher score on Metacritic and on Steam by users so I know what I'm talking about"
"you need to stop looking through those rose colored glasses and you need to accept that Diablo 3 is garbage the only people that are playing it right now in my friends list have no time to play anything else."



If this doesn't show the fact that you're forcing your opinion down people's throat. Then I dunno what is.

 

9 hours ago, Lissianna said:

last year with blizzcon there was not a single space dedicated to Diablo and the only time they had was 30 minutes that is how sad it was.

Ok? Your point? We all know this.

 

9 hours ago, Lissianna said:

and if you still don't believe the numbers of metacritic you can always checked Twitch Tracker compare Diablo 3 with path of Exile and Warframe how many people are watching and streaming

Diablo 3 doesn't get anymore large updates. It's 6 years old, with limited replayability. Of course Diablo 3 is barely going to be watched on stream. I don't doubt PoE gets streamed more, the game is regularly updated. When a game is kept up to date and keeps people doing new things of course there going to be more players, which could lead to more streamers. You're not exactly a genius on this my friend. 
 

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9 hours ago, Lissianna said:

Almost 10000 people bothered to create an account and write a review on Metacritic means jackshit TO YOU.

And when compared with path of Exile there are over 62000 reviews written on Steam are very positive and recent not and to mention the additional 1600 on Metacritic.

I'm not forcing anybody everybody can have their own opinion but you are the one that is denying the numbers.

and Blizzard knows that Diablo is bad because free to play games like path of Exile and Warframe are doing much better why do you think they put so much effort all of a sudden into Diablo because everybody stop playing it.

last year with blizzcon there was not a single space dedicated to Diablo and the only time they had was 30 minutes that is how sad it was.

 and I'm done discussing it with you obviously we both share different opinions on this subject.

and if you still don't believe the numbers of metacritic you can always checked Twitch Tracker compare Diablo 3 with path of Exile and Warframe how many people are watching and streaming

I would like it if Activision Blizzard to allow users write reviews in their stores displayed in their store.

 And I would love to hear it from other players what they think about their games

 

 

Also, The D3 team wasn't making large updates because of Warframe nor PoE. It was mainly due to the Expansion, and a large amounts of angry players such as I who were upset with the direction they took Vanilla D3. Albeit the game is tolerable when the Expansion came out, and even till now. But still has it's issues.

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      Beginner's Guide to Crusaders - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Roland  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Crusader with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Akkhan - Condemn Endgame Build - This build is the embodiment of the melee spellcaster fantasy, exerting powerful crowd control over monsters and decimating them in waves of holy destruction. Akkhan - Blessed Shield Endgame Build  -  This build plays on the archetype of using the shield as a weapon, charging it with holy might and reaping an entire field of demons with a single, mighty toss. Akkhan - Holy Shotgun Endgame Build  - The Holy Shotgun Crusader is a tanky, impenetrable bulwark of steel that absorbs blows and retaliates in blasts of pure, radiant vengeance.  Blessed Hammer Seeker of the Light - The reigning champion of many Seasons, the Hammerdin build is still a beast in terms of AoE damage and solo GR pushing potential. Thorns Invoker  - Likely the tankiest build in the game that is able to push into GR110+. Tough, focused and dead simple, this build almost Thorns itself to the absolute endgame. Sweep Attack Rolands  - This Crusader build revels in high-density rifts, shredding demons to pieces with the highest attack speed possible to the class. Bombardment Legacy of Nightmares  - The Bombardment Crusader spec takes assorted legendary items into a highly mobile, auto aiming and visually spectacular Thorns combination. Shield Bash Crusader - your best bet if you want to pound demon heads in Greater Rifts, if a bit on the clunky side. Demon Hunters
      Beginner's Guide to Demon Hunters - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Unhallowed Essence  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Demon Hunter with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Natalya/Marauder Sentry Endgame Build - This build focuses solely on the Sentries, providing Demon Hunters with a cold, calculating playstyle cloaked behind a wall of turrets and animal companions. Unhallowed Essence - Multishot Endgame Build  - This build embodies the lone, brooding archer that reaps entire screens worth of demons in massive, fiery bursts of arrows. Marauder - Multishot Endgame Build - the Sentry-based mirror of the multishotting AoE love, this is a timing-intensive, but hugely rewarding build. Marauder - Cluster Arrow Endgame Build  - Requiring a deep understanding of DHs - the need for positioning and strategic companion placement - this build rewards you with great GR potential. Natalya - Rain of Vengeance Endgame Build  - This build transforms the elegance of Strafe into a potent tool that resets the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance, resulting in a potent, bursty playstyle. Shadow - Impale Endgame Build  - The Impale build emphasizes on singling out and bursting down priority targets, resulting in a ninja-like, elite hunting playstyle. Grenades Unhallowed Essence  - A deceptively simple build, whose sustained grenade damage and tanking potential outdoes many of its flashier counterparts. Fan of Knives Legacy of Nightmares  - One of the more exotic specs in the game, the LoN FoK build thrives at low health values and turns them to its own advantage - playing with permanent crits. Chakram Demon Hunter - the ninja star-throwing counterpart to multishotting builds, with comparable AoE and more fun visuals. Monks
      Beginner's Guide to Monks - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Raiment - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Monk with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Sunwuko - Wave of Light Endgame Build  - This unique ranged Monk playstyle blows demons up in screen-wide, incinerating beams of searing light. Support Monk  - Group-oriented build that the entire team depends upon for healing, short-range monster pulls and damage reduction from regular attacks. Uliana - Seven-Sided Strike Endgame Build  - Widely regarded as the most satisfying build of the class, Uliana enriches the Seven-Sided Strike visual with Exploding Palm detonations. Raiment Shenlong - Generator Endgame Build  - The Monk's bread and butter, this build pummels enemies into the ground with the sheer might of the primary fist attacks. Sunwuko - Lashing Tail Kick Endgame Build  - Building on the classic Monk image, this spec jump in, whirlwind kicks the demons' teeth in, and jump to the next pack of monsters. Tempest Rush Monk - a fun and under-appreciated build that balances the fluidity of rushing through enemies with some carefully timed bursts. Exploding Palm/Mystic Allies Inna  - In this Monk take on a summoner build, you rally spiritual fighters at your side that burst entire groups of enemies with Exploding Palms. Necromancers
      Beginner's Guide to Necromancers - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Rathma - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Necromancer with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Pestilence or Trag'Oul - Corpse Lance  - This build alternates long scouting sessions while waiting on cooldowns with the utter devastation once Devour meets Land of the Dead. Rathma - Skeletal Mage - If you like to keep a tight rein on your minions with precise commands, leading the menagerie of undead at your side in a resource-fueled frenzy, this build is the one for you. Command Skeletons Inarius  - Turning the skeleton warriors into a vicious, unrelenting superior to Bane of the Stricken, this build is a Necromancer's one-way ticket to the absolute endgame heights. Generator Necromancer - a unique take on Inarius gameplay, focusing on lightning-fast scythe attacks and intensive resource interplay. Skeletal Mages Trag'Oul  - This is the alternate take on the Mages build, specializing in extreme speed farming, while still offering capable GR pushes. Bone Storm Inarius  - While it took an undeniable nerf, this build is still one of the most relaxing, farming-appropriate melee builds of Necromancers. Corpse Explosion Inarius  - An underappreciated offshoot to the close range Inarius variants, this build is among the most visually appealing and satisfying Necromancer builds out there. Witch Doctors
      Beginner's Guide to Witch Doctors - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Helltooth  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Witch Doctor with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Arachyr - Firebats Endgame Build  - Requiring minimal upkeep, this build spins a circular, no-aiming-required wave of Firebats obliteration around you. Simple, neat, and utterly effective. Helltooth - Gargantuan Endgame Build  - This staple summoner build offers laid-back playstyle with automated minions, excellent sustain and protective options, and even some space for crowd control. Jade Harvester Endgame Build  - One of the oldest examples of interesting set execution, this melee spellcaster trades the safety of range and hexes for aggressive dives and DoT consumption. Zunimassa Gargantuan Endgame Build - This build thrives behind a thick wall of Fetish summons and is accompanied by lumbering, destructive Gargantuan brutes in a pure minion playstyle. Legacy of Nightmares Spirit Barrage Endgame Build  - Emerging from a convergence of obscure mechanics, this build offers a unique, spell-heavy, bursty playstyle that produces some of the most spectacular visuals of the class. Grasp of the Dead Witch Doctor - a no-cooldown, no-resource take on making corpses rain from the sky; Wizards
      Beginner's Guide to Wizards - Levels 1-70 and Guide with the Starting Set, Tal Rasha  - A guide that will take you through the leveling process efficiently and optimize your Season 15 Wizard with the Haedrig's Gift free set. Firebird (or Tal Rasha) - Meteor - Reaching for the heartstrings of Meteor lovers, this build channels torrents of arcane energy to conjure destructive, burning meteorites into a pure visual feast. DMO - Frozen Orb - Combining the Frozen Orb nostalgia of sorceresses past with the forgotten power of Slow Time wizardry, this build leaves enemies helpless, watching their frozen death creep ever closer. Energy Twister Wizard - a surprisingly undervalued, but horrifyingly potent on the time-bending, whirlwinding destruction from seasons of yore. Vyr Archon - The oldest devotees to the Archon playstyle: Vyr and its complementary Chantodo sets got an awesome boost of power in Patch 2.6.1. Tal Rasha - Explosive Blast - Aside from its distinct cannonade of arcane blasts, this build is very attractive to Wizards due to its ability to include Sage's set for materials farming. Arcane Torrent Tal Rasha - Spawning off the addition of Manald Heal this guide offers not one, but three very fun, tanky, non-Archon lightning variants to build around. Conclusion
      Despite the lack of changes over the past few months, Patch 2.6.1 remains one of the best states of Diablo 3 of all time, with multiple perfectly viable and endgame-worthy builds. Have fun and good luck in Season 15 - I leave you with my hour-long overview of some of my favorite builds in the latest patch!
    • By Stan
      Diablo's Season 15 starts on September 21 and in the second Themed Season, all Horadric Caches earned from bounties will be doubled.
      Cosmetics
      Rewards include new Portrait frames and a pet named Belphegor.

      Boon of the Horadrim Theme
      Season 15 is the second Themed Season in Diablo 3. While Season 14 doubled all Treasure Goblin spawns, Horadric Caches earned from bounties will be doubled in Season 15.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Season 15 begins on September 21! For those among you who enjoy the fresh start a Season brings, we wanted to give you a glimpse of what to expect before you race out the gate as we continue to evolve and bring new things to Themed Seasons!

      New Season Theme
      Season 15 will continue the experiment we began last season with a new seasonal buff. This time, for the duration of Season 15, all Horadric Caches earned from bounties will be doubled. This means that each time you complete a full set of five bounties in an Act, you will receive not one, but two Horadric Caches, for twice the bounty rewards!
      There are a few things to keep in mind with this effect:
      The bonus cache does benefit from difficulty level; it is essentially as though you completed twice the bounties. The rewards inside the Horadric Caches are otherwise unaffected; drop rates or the amount of individual rewards have not been altered. The bonus cache earned from Challenge Rifts is not affected; this is a separate type of cache. Need a refresher on the rewards contained inside a Horadric Cache? Check out our Game Guide for a list of bounty-exclusive Legendary items and more information on the Bounty system.
      In addition to doubling up your Horadric spoils, other celebrations may spring up across the globe that celebrate the nature of this theme! Be sure to keep a close eye on Twitter and Facebook for more information as we move into Season 15!
      New Cosmetic Rewards
      As per tradition, Season 15 will introduce new cosmetic rewards, obtainable by progressing through the Season Journey.
      In addition to the Chest and Glove slots of the exclusive Conqueror Set, a brand-new series of portrait frames themed around the struggle of the Eternal Conflict will be available. For the eager cosmetic pet collectors, we thought you could use a hand. Belphegor is eager to keep a grip on your coin as it accompanies you on your adventures across Sanctuary!
      Season Journey Rewards
      If you’ve been diligently slaying demons for the past few Seasons and reached Conqueror in the Season Journey each time, you’ve surely accrued a few extra stash tabs by now. But players who have not yet earned a total of four stash tabs via the Season Journey can still unlock an additional one by completing the following tasks at the Conqueror tier:
      Finish a level 70 Nephalem Rift on Torment XIII difficulty within 5 minutes Level three Legendary Gems to level 55 Complete 2 Conquests this Season Kill Malthael at level 70 in 1 minute and 30 seconds on Torment XIII difficulty Slay Greed on Torment XIII difficulty Reach Greater Rift level 60 Solo Use Kanai’s Cube to augment an Ancient Legendary item with a level 50+ gem Use Kanai’s Cube to reforge a Legendary item Seasonal Conquests
      Speaking of Conquests, we’re rotating those, too! Returning for Season 15 is Sprinter/Speed Racer, where you’re challenged to complete all of Diablo III’s campaign from Act I to Act V at level 70 in under 1 hour! Next, we have Avarice/Avaritia, where all that glitters is gold—that is, if you can complete a 50 million gold streak outside of The Vault or its Inner Sanctum. Boss Mode/Worlds Apart is a different kind of race; destroy all the bosses in Diablo III at max level on Torment X before your 20-minute timer ends! A fan-favorite for those who enjoy unconventional builds, The Thrill/Superhuman requires completion of a Greater Rift level 45 to be completed Solo, but without any Set items equipped. Finally, Masters of the Universe/Masters of Sets stretches your class set knowledge by requiring a Mastery Rank completion of 8 different Set Dungeons; get ready to start collecting!
      Haedrig’s Gift
      Finally, the Class Sets available for completing certain chapters in the Season Journey courtesy of Haedrig’s Gift have rotated once more. We’ve listed the available Sets below. For those new to Seasons, here’s how it works:
      Completing Chapters 2, 3, and 4 of the Season Journey will reward you with three of Haedrig’s Gifts. Each Gift contains a few pieces from one of your Class Sets. Players can only unlock one Class Set in this manner per Season across Hardcore and Non-Hardcore, so choose wisely!
      The set you will receive depends on the Class of the character you’re playing when you open each Haedrig’s Gift. To collect a full Class Set, you’ll need to open all three on the same character.
      Here are the sets granted by Haedrig’s Gift in Season 15:
      Barbarian – Wrath of the Wastes Crusader – Roland’s Legacy Demon Hunter – Unhallowed Essence Monk – Raiment of a Thousand Storms Necromancer – Bones of Rathma Witch Doctor – Helltooth Harness Wizard – Tal Rasha’s Elements
      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q: When does Season 15 start?
      A: Season 15 begins Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For time zone conversion, see this site.
      Q: When do Seasons go live for players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4?
      A: Seasons go live for all console players globally at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, regardless of which regional version of the game you may have. Please note that Seasonal Leaderboards for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are still separate by hardware platform.
      Q: When will Season 15 end?
      A: We currently anticipate that Season 15 will be ending on Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. PDT in North America, 5:00 p.m. CEST in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia.
      Q: Why is the Season end date an estimate?
      A: Traditionally, we have given players two weeks’ notice prior to the ending of a Season. However, we’ve heard the community’s feedback, so going forward, we’ll be providing more comprehensive Season details in the Season First Look blogs. Please bear in mind that this date is an estimate and there is always a chance it may shift. While we will do our best to hit these target dates as closely as possible, we will continue to verify the Season end date at the two-week warning mark.
      Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?
      A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras,” each of which lasts about 6–12 months. The most recent era began November 9. For more information on Eras, please see this post.
      Q: What will happen to older Seasonal and Era records?
      A: Starting with Season 10, we removed old personal bests from Season 1. When Season 15 arrives, we will remove old personal bests from Season 6, and so on. We will be doing the same for personal bests from the previous Era when the next one goes live.
      Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared and will remain archived both in game and on our website.
      Season 15 is almost here! What are your goals for this Season? What do you think of our next Seasonal theme? How will you change your approach to your Season Journey now that you have access to more Kanai’s Cube crafting mats, recipes, and bounty-exclusive Legendaries?
    • By Stan
      Finally we've got the release date of Diablo 3 on Switch! The Eternal Collection will be available on November 2 and can be pre-ordered for $59.99.
      The Eternal Collection includes the Diablo 3 game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack.
      Here's a six-minute long video showing off Switch gameplay.
      Pre-Purchase Diablo 3 Eternal Collection
      Blizzard (Source)

      Raise Some Hell
      Ages ago, angels and demons birthed your world in a forbidden union. Now they've come to claim it. Stand tall among Sanctuary's meek and wicked to battle walking corpses, horrifying cultists, fallen seraphs, and the Lords of Hell. When the High Heavens and the Burning Hells war, humanity must be its own salvation.

      Unholy Trinity
      The Diablo III game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack are all part of the Eternal Collection: 7 classes, 5 acts, and seasons' worth of demon-smashing.

      Nintendo Switch™ Exclusives
      Discover pieces of Zelda's world in Sanctuary. The Eternal Collection on Switch™ includes the Cucco companion pet, a Triforce portrait frame, and an exclusive transmogrification set that will let your heroes sport Ganondorf's iconic armor. You'll also receive unique cosmetic wings.

      Defy the Darkness
      You're a surrounded world's only defense against Heaven and Hell. Arm yourself with a Joy-Con™ or the Pro Controller, and choose from 7 dark fantasy classes, each with its own way to slay.

      Eternal Replayability
      Evil is never vanquished forever. Whether you're testing yourself against new difficulty settings, playing through the epic story campaign, searching for the perfect skill combo, expanding your collection of gear, racing through random dungeons, or traveling Sanctuary anew each season, you'll always have a fresh challenge to seek out.

      Assemble the Perfect Arsenal
      As you charge through Diablo III's five story acts, you'll collect gear from Sanctuary's furthest reaches, including legendary items that change your entire playstyle and armor sets that provide dynamic bonuses as you uncover more pieces.

      Your Path to Power
      Diablo III's power-building system is flexible enough for an afternoon or a full season. Push back the Burning Hells with spears, storms, and zombie dogs—over 800 unique abilities to unlock and master. Turn fire into lightning, split your magic blasts, and change your skills to create devastating power combinations.

      It's Dangerous to Go Alone
      Jump into local, action-RPG multiplayer with up to three friends, and crush demons from your comfiest couch cushions, no internet required—or fill out the ranks of your party online. You can play Diablo III shared-screen on a single Nintendo Switch™, remotely on up to four Nintendo Switch ™ consoles, or combine TV and handheld play.

    • 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!
      We have contacted all winners and the prizes have been sent. If you received a message and did not reply in time, your win is now void and no longer valid. All winners were given an appropriate amount of time to respond and you can no longer claim the prizes if you did not reply, as they have been re-rolled to another entrant.
      Thank you all for taking part!