Diablo III Loot Comparison - PC vs Console

Erick played through Diablo III on both PC and Console to compare the quality and frequency of the loot drops.

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picuic1911
picuic1911

That's Blizzard's way to fuck with PC people... you know, the people that played their games for more than 20 years. Thanks Blizzard, you're the fucking best... NOT!

jasongm
jasongm

Having a blast with my 360!

sheikweight
sheikweight

Lost all my Legendary Bows and Crossbows..on my PS3. After playing Multiplayer. Gahd..jealous people out there. =\ 

nikolai4os
nikolai4os

Hope The exansion isnt suppose to be bought :_) Since they fucked up the game so much

ferna1234
ferna1234

i played diablo 2 for about 10 years on the pc and i barely got any legendary loot, nor did i complete any set.

jacyp
jacyp

Funny. When this pathetic excuse of a game called Diablo 3 came out on PC with all the ridiculous stuff Blizzard shoved into everybody's faces I came to this very comment space and said some truths about it. I've almost got banned for that while getting offended by several fanboys. Now I see gamespot video demonstrating how abusive was Blizzard towards PC players and I see people massively agreeing and saying "Blizzard isn't the same". That's exactly why more and more traditional gaming companies do not respect players anymore.

zenstrata
zenstrata

I have been saying since day 1 how Blizzard screwed up Diablo 3.  This is a big part of that.  The auction house was a blatant money grab by Blizzard, they were trying to turn Diablo into their new cash cow.  It turned out they basically wrecked the game instead.  The console version is what the PC version should have been from the start.  It is sad that PC Diablo fans were terribly abused by Blizzard.  At least they are finally moving in the right direction here.  Too bad it took them years to make this change.

ShadowB86
ShadowB86

With the cancer that's the Auction House extirpated and the Loot "2.0" update in the future, we might be seeing a decent overhaul on PC... next year.

SKErwin
SKErwin

Enjoying the game in PS3!!

Slyde
Slyde

Played the PC version since day 1, and I found 3, MAYBE 4 legendaries in total.  1 I found twice, the other(s) were unique.  The only found one I still have is weak compared with others of it's kind, but it's the best helm for my DH that I've found in all my time playing.  All other legendaries I own were bought from the GAH at rock bottom prices (except my bow: that was given to me by a friend)! 

With almost a quarter million kills and a little shy of 9000 elite kills, I think I've tried.  And now, I think I will be getting the XBox version since it seems so much more loot friendly, and I have friends who will actually play it...  no-one I know plays the PC version anymore.  It was fun while it lasted!

dbb00kw0rm
dbb00kw0rm

From Erick's comments, it almost seems like the reason the console gets better drops is because it's harder to play the game on a console and you need the look to compensate for that. He stated it gave him loot "when he was struggling", while he said that on the PC "It felt easy, even though [he] didn't have that many rares."

Therefore, from this experiment, it seems the real takeaway is that the PC has better controls or balancing or something while the consoles have better loot to make up for it.

Naswari
Naswari

and sheeps still wana play it on PC,.... a very big slap on the face of PC users,.... 1st it was online (which make it MMO) and now loot comparison make it worst.

skeleton47
skeleton47

I agree ,i ve played about 150-200 hours on PC version ,and i got only one legendary item WTF???????After that i quit it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

IevildirkI
IevildirkI

lol what a slap in the face to those of us that play their games and have on PC, blizzard blows.

BLaverock
BLaverock

The loot SUCKS in PC. In the other Diablo games, you can actually use grey stuff once in a while. PC -- hell no, all grey is trash. Why even put it in the game? Now I play Path of the Exile, and it's way better, and it was free. WTF Blizzard :/

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

The game was geared towards making users use the auction house take out the auction house what do u get just some light adventure thats linear bah I may get this on console when its twenty bux but other then that not worth sixty dollars...

aaplul
aaplul

fuck you blizzard

halo-freak
halo-freak

I own the PC version and i am not satisfied (atm) with it.so all i need now is a medallion that gives me +500% patients.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I have this on both PC and PS3 and I must say the loot system in the PS3 version is much better!

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

I have this on PC and I'll admit I had fun with it.  However, when I played online with characters that were at my level (lvl 30), they were a thousands times more powerful than me.  Point is, for them to be that powerful (and still only lvl 30) they had to have purchased their gear at the AH.  If they grinded for that stuff, they wouldn't have only been a level 30. 

I then downloaded the D3 demo for PS3 and I gotta say, I would take that any day.  Just the control scheme worked so much better.  Endless clicking seems like a really stupid way to control a character.  It reminds me of when Doom first came out and we controlled the character entirely with the mouse.  Anyone remember pushing the mouse forward over and over and over again to make the character move forward?

I'll just say it, D3 works so much better on consoles with better loot.  In fact, I'm not really sure what the point of grinding is.  If I have to beat the same boss 100 times to get one legendary item, by the time I get it, I'm bored of the game. 

I guess I'm not a "Diablo purist".  Flame me if you want, I've got better ways to spend my time than endlessly grinding.

Sharkspawn80
Sharkspawn80

Ive been grinding for weeks with my 60 (11) Monk and not a single legendary dropped on PC... its pretty amazing.. lol but when a legendary drops its the best feeling ever... except for when the random stats sucks so bad that it's not even an upgrade...

Moonlord518
Moonlord518

The loot was so common on console that the game became ridiculously easy. Inferno was actually easier than normal.  That is no exaggeration.  Console would make any veteran player of the PC version sick. 

commander1122
commander1122

uninstalled this piss of shit long time ago...and will never ever buy another game from this new blizzard

aesir05
aesir05

its not about getting loot

its about getting loot relevant to your character

Kisalon
Kisalon

All i heard was PC has to work for their loot while consoles get it handed to them on a silver plate... Think i'll stick to the PC loot.

Shinteikun
Shinteikun

It's insane... rare loot is like regular loot... at the beginning it's a bit pricey, but in few hours you're so rare equipped it's great! And legendaries drop not as often as he made it look... in first wizard play-through on normal-medium I got less than 10 legendaries total... some were actually crap... >.<

But, people who exploit the console duplicating system, you can duplicate legendaries BEFORE you identify them... so with 50 unidentified legendaries in the inventory, you're bound to get amazing ones (since their status are randomized upon identification) , other you either refine for rare materials or send to other characters if you decided to play multiple times with other characters as well.

Yes... I do use duplicating exploit on x360... I'm a lowlife miserable jerk, I know, but I don't care... the duplicating system allows me to play on master 5... I love to lvl up fast!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Thanks for spoiling all the bosses. 

remieres
remieres

your master V is equal to Monster Power 10.  I've been there done that thanks.

RyuRanVII
RyuRanVII

Grim Dawn > Torchlight II > Path of Exile > Diablo III PC.

I hope the game gets better with Riper of Souls, Loot 2.0 and without the AH.

Naswari
Naswari

@jacypThey realised world is full of sheeps, so they don't need to hear the fools coz they're genius and they proved it, respect word is insult for them, but the time will come when they'll show the sainity like beggers.

i don't see anymore the real players, now a days the players are "Mom Mom i want diablo 3 game" mom: "but son you don't know how to play" son: "whatever, i just want it" game companies make cash by such kiddos, in such situation i don't think they ever passed beside of RESPECT.

dbb00kw0rm
dbb00kw0rm

@Naswari Some people don't have consoles and can't afford to buy a console. Personally, I bought it for PC when it first came out and while I never got a legendary, I had plenty of rares drop.

jasongm
jasongm

@GH05T-666 i enjoy it more for consoles myself after playing the pc version.

majere613
majere613

@93ChevyNut I recently finished Inferno on the PC version, then picked up the Ps3 one. You're dead right. I'll be playing Reaper of Souls on Ps3, ta very much.

mikepp83
mikepp83

@Sharkspawn80 The problem for me is that all legendary sucks, I get normally 3 to 5 legendary in 2 to 3 hours of game, but all of them sucks. some not even worth to sell.

halo-freak
halo-freak

@commander1122 when march the 14th hits just pretend you have a new game to play :P.

And as far as RTS goes SC2 still wears the crown proudly.

somahound
somahound

@Kisalon You are SO wrong. I have played with a monk LvL 60 paragon 18 and guess what? Never had anything good and i have work the shit out of it. Why nothing? go buy something on the market you idiot. That's what the game is saying. A friend of mine had a mage like, LvL 50 and stronger/better than mine cause he spend 50$ in the market. PC's version is pure garbage. And the console version have a better interface, can make your character dodge roll with the second joystick, can play offline, 2-4 players on the same screen...  Fuck PC's version so much.

ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

@Shinteikun theres a console dupe cheat!?! dammit i should stop playin for a bit and start readin a little. 

i have to admit that console loot is a bit much. but the PC loot doesn't sound very fun at all.  but when you try to higher master levels, you begin to appreciate why lower difficulty loot is as such.  

my take on it, Blizzard struck gold with target audience.  why? because casual players will most likely enjoy their first few romps pickin up bling left and right whilst those who are using their first 4 runs from normal hard to inferno hard as preparation for the master difficulties will also appreciate that the game didn't consume 60 hours of their lives for nothing.
 

i'm on inferno hard. hopefully i can gear up enough for my first trip to inferno master 1. i happen to like what i have but im not where i want to be yet. hopefully i can archon wiz up sooner

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

@RyuRanVII A game that isn't even out and has been in development for a stupidly long time (complete with outdated graphics/UI) is somehow at the top of your chart?

I'll go ahead and assume Diablo 2 is too old for you to play anymore.

Personally, I didn't enjoy TL2 that much. Aside from the fact that it had no right-click driving, a key part of Diablo 2 (which I need nowadays to prevent RSI), I just didn't like the theme of the game and the lack of the old barbarian-esque class kinda ruined it for me.  Played through the story once and gave it up.


I enjoyed Path of Exile far more than TL2. It is the true Diablo 3 (which I refer to as DIablo 2.5),

As for Diablo 3, there is no denying that the actual combat (ignoring the severely limited amount of skills) is very fun due to its explosive, visceral nature.  That's probably the only redeeming factor D3 has. It's a far worse game in every other way than Diablo 2.

Naswari
Naswari

 @dbb00kw0rm PC players are elite, whatever they get that become a walk in the park for pc players, but my points are GREED & INEQUITY.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@somahound @Kisalon Since you started off with the name calling i'll go on... All i heard there was Uhh im an idiot.... I was talking BESIDE the AH which will be gone soon anyways.. and why the fuck would i want to dodge roll? you suck so much you NEED to use evade? Learn to cap your stats mate.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@dhayter  really when? console version of Diablo 3 just shows even more how NOOB friendly consoles need to be compared to PC's