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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches 166

Today Blizzard released the first expansion to Diablo 3, titled Reaper of Souls. The expansion continues the story with Act 5, which includes trips to Westmarch and Pandemonium. The level cap goes up to 70, there's a new class: the Crusader, and a new crafting NPC: the Mystic. The Mystic lets players reroll specific stats on their gear and change how the gear looks. The loot system has seen a drastic revamp, and Blizzard recently shut down the game's controversial auction house so they could have players find better and more interesting gear by fighting monsters. There's a new type of gameplay called Adventure Mode, which unlocks all waypoints and lets players go wherever they want, unrestricted by the campaign progression. This includes completely randomized dungeons, which can pull art and monsters from almost anywhere in the game. They've combined Adventure Mode with the Bounty system, which opens up randomized objectives scattered throughout the world. Blizzard has confirmed that the first major content patch after the expansion will bring ladders and leaderboards.
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

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  • no thanks (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 25, 2014 @02:44PM (#46576259)

    still online only and 3 more expansions at 40 to 60 bucks a pop coming to up level to 100

    sorry not interested

  • Nope. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by TFlan91 ( 2615727 ) on Tuesday March 25, 2014 @02:45PM (#46576275)

    Avid Ex-Diablo fan.

    Never again, you killed the franchise Blizzard.

  • Re:Nope. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by beheaderaswp ( 549877 ) * on Tuesday March 25, 2014 @02:46PM (#46576293)

    How about on expanding your comments as to why?

    I'd be interested in why you made that choice.

  • by Anubis IV ( 1279820 ) on Tuesday March 25, 2014 @03:38PM (#46576829)

    So if a developer listens to valid criticism, fixes the game, and charges you the price of a full game for the fix, then screw them?

    FTFY. And yes, especially when it's not up to the level of quality we expect from companies that are known for saying "we'll release it when it's done".

    I'm an old-time Warcraft, Starcraft, and general Blizzard fan, but Blizzard started burning various bridges with their fans a few years ago, maybe a year or two after the Activision merger, and for awhile the pace of their doing so seemed to be accelerating, what with the real money auction house (or pretty much anything related to D3, for that matter), the real name ID system, dropping LAN support in their games, and various other smaller things. As a company that used to be known for putting quality and their customers first, those things ran completely contrary to what attracted me to Blizzard in the first place.

    It seems like they're finally getting some sense back, but they'll need to re-earn my trust before I start throwing money their way again. I haven't purchased anything from Blizzard since World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, and I currently don't have any plans to do so in the foreseeable future. And because most of my friends are feeling just as burned by the company, the peer pressure we used to apply on each other to pick up the latest Blizzard game has simply evaporated. We've moved on to other games from other companies.

    Blizzard's not dead to us, but it certainly isn't anything special any longer.

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