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It seems the fact that only Crusaders and Monks are getting new sets is bothering a fair amount of people and Nevalistis has replied to a forum thread titled "2 out of 7 classes are getting love!?", which is a pretty ironic title considering Barbarians are getting quite some affection this season as well (I suppose it's only love if there's sets involved... typical materialists!!1).

The explanation goes into why this way of releasing updates to the classes was chosen and what other ways were planned and then scrapped (although the reason behind the initial limitation is clearly because there aren't that many devs working on D3, as is to be expected - and hopefully the rest are all on D4):

Blizzard LogoSeason 19 New Additions (source)

This is pretty good summary as to why. We really had two approaches we could have taken to bringing new stuff to the game:

  • Release smaller patches that have something for everyone
  • Release larger, more focused (and ideally better balanced) patches for 1-2 classes at a time

We’ve opted for the latter because we think it makes a lot more sense on a lot of levels; we can focus on a particular art style, gameplay is more consolidated, and we’re at less risk of breaking more things at a time while we work. We knew this approach could be divisive, which is why we called it out in the blog from August. We didn’t want it to be a surprise.

Class Sets in Diablo III greatly impact skills and gameplay style. Each needs room to breathe (and be thoroughly tested) as they’re implemented. And if we need to make changes to the ones we’re adding after your feedback, we need time to do that, too.

Trying to juggle seven all at once was just outside scope, especially as supplemental Legendary powers need attention too. I won’t pretend we’re going to get it all right, but pacing ourselves accordingly makes that at least a little more likely.

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Entirely sensible. And, frankly, I’m pleasantly surprised we’re getting any new sets at all. So, this feels like a bonus.

If they hold up to one or two new sets each season for the next few seasons, it’ll make some nice variety for those of us who like to focus on a different class each season.

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Honestly, i'm really glad to see that Monk and Crusader are the first classes to receive the new sets, not too mention the the love the Barbarian will be getting this season, finally means i have something new to look forward to over the monotony of always playing either a Demon Hunter or Wizard depending on how I felt.

Honestly can't wait to see what the new sets and legendary powers will do to the rankings leader board, and the overall power of these 3 classes with the Barbarian needing a huge amount of love since about season 5 or 6

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