Blizzard outlines Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls clans and communities

New features coming in Diablo III patch 2.0.1 will allow players to more easily chat about their lives and stuff.

Blizzard has unveiled two new features designed to get Diablo III in tip-top shape before the release of expansion Reaper of Souls: Clans and Communities.

Both features will be officially added in Diablo III patch 2.0.1, but are currently available on the test realm and the ongoing Reaper of Souls beta.

Blizzard says the two features provide "practical tools for finding and communicating with like-minded individuals who share a passion for demon slaying, loot hunting, experience farming, as well as other interests," and by other interests the developer probably doesn't mean complaining about the soon-to-be-killed Auction House.

Clans are designed to be tight-knight groups, can only feature 120 members, and entry is available by invitation only. Communities, on the other hand, are designed to be a bit more general purpose, although snootier types can still make them invite-only if they desire.

You can form communities based on shared interests, such as peanut butter, ties, or a group that pledges to never, ever forget about the time the Auction House existed. If you want to know what that sounds like in jargon, Blizzard has you covered: "They're all about fostering relationships between like-minded people, with a keen focus on socialization," the developer explains.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls will be released for PC and Mac on March 25. A version of Reaper of Souls will eventually make its way to PlayStation 4 as part of the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition.

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seeensi
seeensi

SInce my bro has got this game from www.kingun.net he can't leave his PC. FortunatelyI've got my own cause the other way I couldn't heve checked even my msgs hee hee. Anyway it has to be a good game : P

gracek90
gracek90

I knew that I'm gonna buy Reaper of souls, but had no idea where I'm gonna do it. Then my friend came with helping hand. He send me a link to kinguin.net and I bought it there.

kimiraczek
kimiraczek

tomorrow is the premiere of Diablo 3 .Reaper of souls from kinguin.net. My friend told me about this site and now I consider buying all games from there.

gracek90
gracek90

Can't wait to already play it. Personally, I ordered it at kinguin.net and I can't say a bad word about them. This great game in great price only at this site.
 

tightwad34
tightwad34

O.K. Is my comment going to go through? I hope so.

elletts
elletts

Ok, the new "Loot 2.0" system is not going to change it enough.


The problem is most items have about 6-7 different stats that you want on the item, so making 1 guaranteed main stat and just 1 changeable stat is not going to be enough to fix the problem that the grind is just too high for little to no reward.


A better system in my opinion would be to include in the disassemble item process, an item that retains 1 stat of choice from that item, also based on the rarity of the item, so a legendary item needs a stat that was obtained from a legendary disassemble. the rolls on that stat can still fluctuate when applied to the new item, but at least this way you can get the gear you desire, and then grind for better stat rolls.

majere613
majere613

I wasn't interested, but now I sort of want to join a 'tight-knight' group.

Damn, those knights are tight.

Hakkology
Hakkology

Not gonna pay a new game price for 20 new creatures, 1 act, 1 class with 15-20 skills and a new loot system which they should have implemented in the first place

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Holding thumbs that they're finally fixing D3, will wait for 2.0 release on vanilla before I get the expansion. Everything looks promising though.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"tight-knight groups" Tight-knight, lol? Don't you mean tight-knit, or is tight-knight some kind of reference to the new Crusader class, which reminds me of the Diablo 2 Paladin which is basically a knight.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

This expansion seems to fix a lot of stuff, Worth a try I would say.

IncisionX
IncisionX

Whilst I know plenty of people were disappointed by D3 ( and for good reason... ) - I actually really enjoyed my playthrough and I'm certainly looking forward to this expansion ^^

Suaron_x
Suaron_x

I'm still waiting for the Offline (i.e. internet is unnecessary) Clan before I consider spending any money on this game.  My idea of like minded individuals is none at all.

Assimilat0r
Assimilat0r

Diablo 3 and SWTOR  worst wasted money in history of gaming at all, i am so sad for 50 $.

beetfunchic
beetfunchic

@vadagar1  Blizzard died along with Arthas. The corpse was later raped by pandas and a GIANT HEAP of unbelievably bad and retarded writing on games such as Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. I didn't believe anyone could somehow manage to completely ruin ingenious worlds and writing but Blizzard managed to pull it off. It's really hard for me to muster courage to take a plunge into another one of these steaming crap-a-thons because after all i really DID care about the stories and the worlds before. Starcraft at least partly retained it's former strategy glory even though the plot is one of the worst i have ever seen (not as bad as in Diablo 3 though) but Diablo 3 totally butchered the plot, the setting, the characters and most important of all: the gameplay. First three difficulty levels are boring as HELL - (maybe that's why they did it? truly takes me to Hell to see such moronic, idiotic writing)

NX75
NX75

@Hakkology  Well to be fair, the new loot system is coming to the vanilla game free of charge, so there's that.

stan_hg
stan_hg

@Daemoroth  Why wait, you can play Path of Exile, which has a lot more features even considering D3 exp

IncisionX
IncisionX

@Hurvl  Yeah I think it's a cheeky play on words... but I'd hardly say 120 people is a Tight group XD

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Suaron_x So do I. I'm interested in playing the game, but without internet access required and without "socializing" with others. Offline Singleplayer or go to hell.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Assimilat0r Come on, it's not that terrible. X Rebirth was a far greater disgrace (Diablo III at least is functional)

NX75
NX75

@stan_hg @Daemoroth  You know, there's something about Path of Exile that I just can't get into. I've tried to go back to it a few times, but it's just not grabbing me for some reason.

simc1
simc1

@Hurvl @Suaron_x This might sound delusional but you might as well stop playing pc games right now.. Does'nt seem like the online requirement trend is going to stop... you could pass on some good games in the next decades...

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@NX75 @stan_hg I play that on-and-off, it scratches a totally different itch though, more strategic and careful play required (And hell trying to plan out what you want to do with your character can take hours! :P Which I love about it, no question). And the shop-selling recipes!

For mindless gameplay of loot-pinata thwacking, Torchlight II is closer to D3, PoE if I'm in the mood for "serious business". :)

stan_hg
stan_hg

@NX75 Mini expansion is coming in the beginning of March, maybe you should give it another shot

Hurvl
Hurvl

@simc1 No, I won't have to stop playing PC games, not when I have a backlog that will take me years to get through. As it is, the always-online singleplayer games are quite few and I think and hope it will stay that way. Steam can be run in offline mode and all of CD Projekt's games will be released on GoG, so I'm not worried.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Assimilat0r Just arguing with your "worst wasted money in history of gaming". IMHO It is still an exageration