Loot 2.0 - Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Diablo III game director, Josh Mosqueira explains the revamped loot system in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Juicy loot stats are included within.

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142 comments
PinchySkree
PinchySkree

It's a start.


Lock the builds then you have an improvement.

keith21uk
keith21uk

If they are shutting the AH down in March 2014 Does that mean we have an approx date for the expansion? Will they implement loot 2.0 before they shut down the AH? Hmmm...

DaGamer24-7
DaGamer24-7

I wonder if gold will still be worth anything after this. Although even at the moment the gold economy due to AH is ridiculous. I mean cmon...millions sometimes billions of gold for a legendary?! im sure d3 will go to a barter system just as d2 did and gold will be worthless. Stone of Jordan anyone?

Gorke47
Gorke47

Say what You want, but I will return to this game, even if will be forced to spend some more money. Why? Because besides the brilliant idea of AH, the game is still fun to play. Because of story, music, grapchic (but if atmosphere was a little bit more darker i would appreciate it more), voice acting etc. And RoS is looking... Promising :) To all haters- i don't love the all changes, that Blizzard made to D3, but admit, game isn't that bat at all. So what it isn't like D2? When D2 came out, people was complaining abut it too :P
I hope now, that i will get response on level, not like, and sorry for language, "You fuc***g idiot", or "morro"...- That is immature

CharmanderGod
CharmanderGod

How is an item build changer, there are no builds.

NervoZa
NervoZa

They can eat a D , no matter how much they sugarcoat it this remains a flawed product....flawed to the core . New this...new that...for the first time we ad...I know you add it for the first time motherfckr I`ve been playing the game for longer than you have probably...so stfu and make soma actual changes that matter !

hampton2003
hampton2003

once loot 2.0 gets patched into vanilla D3 i might actually play D3 again. im kinda excited/hopeful, if it works like they say it will. they really should try to release a feature like this sooner than the expansion though, people they already burned can try it out and if they love D3 again the expansion is right around the corner.

carlitoqc
carlitoqc

WOW, just missing runes and a cube but that's ok it will be for 2nd expnasion ;) exactly what I wanted to hear from Blizzard!

Seifer24
Seifer24

You forgot 1 more class.

And the total randomization feel.

But of course you are not Blizzard North and you will never be.

maitkarro
maitkarro

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!

diskotheque
diskotheque

I'm liking all of the changes so far, though I'm not sure how I feel about the increase in frequency of legendaries... I don't want them to become so easy to get that I lose interest. Part of the reason I play Diablo III is the anticipation of those 1 or 2 legendary items I will find during a gameplay session. If they're dropping too frequently then I feel they'll lose their selling point, which is that they're extremely rare... and that chances are if you have one not a lot of other people do.

NervoZa
NervoZa

On one hand Im happy they are making improvements to the game...on the other I feel that said improvements should have been in the game since release...you greedy bastards!

retsmot
retsmot

SOLD! where do i preorder? :D

ulgk
ulgk

Addressing the problems of Diablo 3 at a games conference, just to show you how bad or damaged this game already is.

Grbonjic
Grbonjic

A good start .... I wasted time on selling those worthless items ( yeah!, I'm greedy ).

Brazucass
Brazucass

They still didnt understand what players really want.

Armoured_Mage
Armoured_Mage

meh, i might get it if its cheap enough but not for a few months after its release.

Kooken58
Kooken58

Auction House Tycoon 2.0

PesmergaYuber
PesmergaYuber

Honestly If you have to devote this much time and effort into the loot dropping system, why bother? How many other features could they have included in this expansion if they had actually made the game correctly in the first place? Customers shouldn't pay for fixes to the core gameplay mechanic, plain and simple. I haven't played Diablo III since my first playthrough, this is certainly not going to make me come back. Pathetic

Atheosis
Atheosis

It's a step in the right direction.  I still don't see myself going back to play this game again.

VdarklordV
VdarklordV

Your Crusader?!

new class or what?

jyml8582
jyml8582

Auction House 3: Reaper of Wallets

LEWT 2.0: All your current shit are now useless, again! WOOT!!

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

Can i now get a ladder that doesn't have access to AH but brining back an oldschool trade system?

Because then i might play again =<

PrplMnkyDshwsr7
PrplMnkyDshwsr7

too little too late, the inferno difficulty rape fest ruined the game for me...RMAH/AH didnt help though.

DIGN
DIGN

Hmm Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2... I think we all know which one is the REAL Diablo successor. 

Karchy
Karchy

So they basically admit, that the current loot system is bullshit.. Pathetic !!
Give me back my money i wasted last year!

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

If only this was there when I first played the game... Now is a bit too late, I like the changes a lot, but I do not feel like going into this game again, especially if I have to pay like $40 in the expansion, if its free or something below $15 I might try it.

openop
openop

THEY FIXED IT!!!

evofire2007
evofire2007

welcome to World Of Diablo... thanks n00bs for destroying diablo III with your want's and needs of making the game too easy....

aovannor
aovannor

@keith21uk I think they will. I'm guessing they'd give current PC owners a chance at the experience the console owners are currently getting. that alone will be enough to convince a lot of people that D3 really has changed for the better... and make them realise that buying the expansion would be a good choice.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Gorke47 You won't, because there is little else to be said aside for personal point of views. Well... you earned a "thanks" for posting a mature comment.

And of course the game is not bad. People here are complaining because they want the exact same Diablo II they played 12 years ago and that just doesn't work anymore.

Excalibus
Excalibus

@CharmanderGod A build is a set of skills that work right together for a specific character. In Diablo 3 they are not set in stone, but they definitely exist.

Plazmoid
Plazmoid

@NervoZa lol your experience with the game is amazing I'm sure. What was your experience with the entire series? How bout with the atari 2600 or commodore 64? How many quarters did you drop on dragon's lair? Have you been playing those longer than any of us? Again, your gaming experience is epic...  In other words snuffy you're most likely a kid and have no practical gaming experience compared to most of us who have been gaming for over 35 years. Keep that in mind when you want to shoot your mouth off about your "gaming experience"

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@hampton2003 Fully agree. I for one enjoy Diablo III, but after some time for now I find no motivation at all to keep going. Will watch this one closely.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Seifer24"the total randomization feel"

Because a hand crossbow that gives you +300 int is not random at all. Its unbounded randomization what destroyed the loot system.

ecs33
ecs33

@diskotheque If you look in the auction house though, you will see that the market is already flooded with them. As of now, the only legendaries worth anything are those with the best rolls. If anything, this will just reduce the value of those legendaries, depending on how Blizz decides to randomize the rolling of stats. 

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@ulgk True! they should be like 80% of the companies, never aknowledge their mistakes and never try to fix them because "hey, it's perfectly fine for us"

Great logic.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Brazucass They did. That is why they keep Diablo II on their online store for those that wanted to keep playing the same game 13 years later.

ulgk
ulgk

@Brazucass Addressing the problems of Diablo 3 at a games conference, just to show you how bad or damaged this game already is.

CrySyS2013
CrySyS2013

@PesmergaYuber how pathetic YOU are? they said they will release EVERYTHING (except new act and new class) for EVERYONE CANT YOU DO SOME RESEARCH?Or you just see some video on a site and start into /rant mode? So fcking lame

Sampawende
Sampawende

@Karchy Well that became pretty obvious to anyone who played untill the end of Hell.

What they didn'y (and still don't) want to admit is that, like everyone was sating, the AH/RMAH was a totally failure and a damn bad idea that screwed almost everything to the end game.

Sampawende
Sampawende

@evofire2007 They actually lowered the difficulty so that we can reach Act III inferno... You prove how extensively you played.

FYI normal, nightmare and hell are not were the true end game starts. So no, the game was actually too hard. The only point (and it's a big one) were they messed out was with the AH and RMAH.