Will Patch 2.1 Define Diablo III: Reaper of Souls?

Here's a quick look at all of the features that you can expect in the first major patch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls.

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DuaIFace
DuaIFace

I feel sorry for people who are still playing this, or haven't stopped playing this....on PC. I can only imagine how irked most of them must feel. Course I usually stop feeling bad for them within a couple seconds. You all should've known not to EVER have spent money on this POS when it showed up with the DMCA bullshit and online-only BS.


Which is why, I've been very content to wait for this, including 2.1, to show up on CONSOLE (PS4), where it belonged in the first place, as it's pretty obvious now, that's what Blizzard's ultimate goal with this game was in the first place.


BTW readers, I'm a gamer who also plays games, on PC. Don't get it twisted. ^_^

severus92985
severus92985

For all those complaining... I played D2 for about a decade and I for one and glad that theres these semi randomized instances and extra hoops to jump through instead of "Time to kill the boss in each act.. Sweet not much dropped! LETS DO IT AGAIN! Awesome I got a pair of boots for a class other than what I'm playing!! MORE MORE! RUN EM AGAIN! So suprised I'm not sick of this yet *sarcasm*.  I think people let nostalgia get in the way looking at a game objectively and with an open mind.  I mean cmon... Did D3 have its problems? Hell yeah. I like how they've changed stuff with the expansion. Does it still have problems? Probably but none that I care to complain about.  Will it have problems (or.. things people dont like) Yup. News flash! Not evey game is tailored for you! It's designed to have something for everyone. Blizzard is awesome like that. Wanna be a hardcore-(non casual)-compare-yourself-to-everyone-else-while-stroking-your-master-race-ego type player SWEET! you can do that! Wanna not give a $H!T and just have fun killing stuff! Awesome play D3!!! Suck at video games and want a easy difficulty so you just play w/o getting reemed all the time?! WOOT PLAY D3!!!


Get the point? If not.. quit gaming... seriously... You're doing it wrong. 

Xanitra
Xanitra

Zzzz. WoWzzzz. Zzzzz.

vadagar1
vadagar1

so basically its becoming more like D2

dani_i89
dani_i89

The fact that you think Diablo is best experienced on a controller invalidates any argument you have. Period. I love consoles, but releasing Diablo on a console is gaming blasphemy.

darkxsul
darkxsul

where the arena 3v3 ? next expansion ?

horosavinXX
horosavinXX

diablo who, reaper of what?

just let it go, guys, seriously.

TheLeftHandDoom
TheLeftHandDoom

how about this.  Just let everybody create whatever items they want.  then nobody needs to play the game.

ditronus
ditronus

Some good changes, but even more horrible changes. Any decent Wizard with mediocre gametime can tell the Wizard changes--among others--are disgusting, and that it implies the dev. team has no clue what's going on at times.

Also, items like the Monk's new seasonal leg. gloves indicate Blizzard does not know what makes items useful and appealing; their design outcomes are often random and inconsistent.

Vexov
Vexov

Yeah, a video for these changes?, these changes aren't anything that will save its broken pathetic ass. The game has been out for how long?, and they still have not fking fixed the items in this game.


Loot is terrible, there is weak amount of creatures, itemization is crap, the whole random map shit is lies really as all it does is use campaign maps and a few other maps thrown in. Crafting is a real joke, its shit. Item rarities are stupid as stupid gets; rares that drop like commons would, legendaries drop like rares should(or drop even more). Set items are the best items?, so every little kid can wear the same pajamas?, i guess it has transmog, but its still all the same; should have went white, blue, rare, set, uniques(legendaries), rares with an addition property(orange coloured) and have chance at higher stats then uniques, and remove special effects from unique items(they have broken others that don't have a special effect anyhow). 


Removing stats and putting them on items pretty much broke stuff as well, its ruined a lot of items because they just didn't have primary + stam. Really, the whole game is a balanced wreck, should have stuck to same character building as D2(stats wise).


I played a ton of D2 hardcore and i still wouldn't play HC in D3 if i can't go the highest difficulty, because I would need a very staple survivor build and yet probably still die to the possible BS of their creatures elites(cause eventually, everything would just click for the creatures and you go boom). If you can't play HC like you want to then what is the point?, anyone can survive as some tanky build.


But forget the whole HC thing. Just about everything about the game is poorly done, the game is a master piece of pretty much how to build a boring, repetitive, piece of lying BS hype train. Lies?, yep there was videos before even beta came out showing crazy awesome stuff for the game.


Good job on ROS, but its barely changed anything. I'm sorry about going on and venting about this shit, I just can't understand how people can cheer this game on and claim it better then even Diablo 1. This ship just needs to be sunk and left, but never forgotten.



IMO, they should just make Diablo 4, and take 20 years if thats what it takes to do things right, .. lol maybe some of use will still be playing games. Just totally unacceptable game from Blizzard, more so when you had 2 prequels to build this 3rd installment of off. They took it and "made it their own game".



Again, please forgive for my venting... i did buy the collectors edition after all -_-

darkmoney52
darkmoney52

This is exactly the sort of thing that should be an article, not a video. Just give me a quick list I can read for the changes.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

The butthurt is so strong for Diablo 3. Even two years later, Damn guys, move on with your lives if you don't like the game.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

I just hate how they spoiled everything for the treasure realm in this vid... Cant wait for RoS + this patch release in august on console.

grin89
grin89

no skill tree update? no thanks, also look at all that gold that you'll never use because no more auction house.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

As i dont play d3 every day..Ive played it more in the last six months since launch..Im glad there finally bringing diablo back from the dead..Its about time fellahs..Now if you can improve the stupid skill tree..I think maybe diablo will be the game we always wanted..This new phaze seams interesting..Ros was a fun mode although one character class was stupid..Hopefully the next expansion will have at least 2 or 3 characters...

ageekylink
ageekylink

So much gold at the end... What are we going to do with all that ? Can't wait to try it ^^.

dani_i89
dani_i89

This game is really turning into Farming Simulator.

electro57
electro57

Sweet. Game has been a big improvement since RoS. 

AzatiS
AzatiS

Diablo 3 shaping up thats for sure ... Too bad we had to play the game in BETA phase for more than 2 years ( i quit first 20 days personally and i was playing every patch since release for less than 10 days )  ... Biggest Blizzard fail the last 10 years or so but its getting there ... I will play.

soilworker651
soilworker651

Looks like all they've done was take everything out of Diablo II LoD, and then place only a few of the features back into what they've falsely entitled Diablo 3 and called it an "expansion."

Hell, why not just update the graphics in LoD and re-release that?


rawkstar007
rawkstar007

No thanks. Get back to me when they make Diablo 3. No. That was not a typo.

Auriken
Auriken

I would probably download and play it again, but Divinity Original Sin comes out in two days so...that's not going to happen anytime soon.

edinsftw
edinsftw

I played this game 1 year before it was released at blizzcon, it was so much better at that time than release or now even. It was actually like diablo 2 just better, and then they messed it up. With how blizzard has been changing all their games for the worse im surprised they still have a loyal fan base.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@DuaIFace I feel sorry for you taking so much pride on playing on a particular system and wasting some time in a failed attempt to call people's attention. (First asnwer in a month, wow, congrats)

Now, back to my Diablo III on PC. Sadly I have that bad habit of playing whatever I consider entertaining while not caring what self-entitled immature kids like you may think of it :)

There you go, answer if you want but I provably won't read it ^_^

maitkarro
maitkarro

@vadagar1 Are you a moron, it's going away from D2 with every patch, you can't just farm the bosses for legs anymore, it's way easier just to do rifts, and with the Tiered Rifts I got more double and triple leg drops, also there is zero drops while in the tier run, when you beat it the rift boss will drop screenfull of loot. The only 1 to 1 copy here is the point and click mechanic, everything else works way differently. Anything below Rare is crap, rare becomes crap pretty fast, except for rings and amulets and maybe the glove for a while is useful as a rare. In D2 everything could be useful in some way with the cube, kind of like in PoE with stones.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@vadagar1 So basicly they are adding nothing new and nothing interresting.

severus92985
severus92985

@dani_i89  Got news for you bro... Diablo 1 was on PSOne not long after if came out on PC and Blizzard made console games before they were a big name company.  Take your Master Race attitude someplace else Jack.

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

@dani_i89 You obviously haven't played the console version. I used to think it sounded ridiculous as well, but you really can't spout out self righteous nonsense like that without even trying it. The fact of the matter is that Diablo 3 plays beautifully on controller. It was purchased for me as a gift for PS3 and I almost immediately found myself enjoying the console version move than PC. 

maitkarro
maitkarro

@dani_i89 It's entirely different beast on a console, it's much more casual, another developing team is on it, so stop bitching, it won't affect your pc gaming experience, and you can laugh at the console gamers when they have to play with the modders and hackers, on D3 they don't exist in the D3 official game, only in private servers.

thrombosis45
thrombosis45

@darkmoney52 The first thing I thought when I opened this link was, "Why is there a video for this?"

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

@grin89 Someone never crafted gems / rerolled stats on items. That's why you need gold.

MadKeloo
MadKeloo

@grin89 Really? Is that so mandatory ? You can't play the game if it doesn't have "skill tree", does that make such a big difference ?

I mean each character has like 21 active skills, each skill has five different runes, also there are like 20 passive skills, and since you can use only 6 active skills at once and 4 passive(in RoS), well...do the math.

Plus many items that alter you skills. Seriously I don't get this obsession with skill trees. The game isn't so limited as people say it is.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@rawkstar007 Except the console version is amazing and it will get even better in august once they release the expansion along with this patch. 

maitkarro
maitkarro

@vadagar1 Oh and Leaderboards, but the seasonal stuff isn't what D2 had, in D2 you had always the same stuff in Leaderboards that could be carried over to the normal game after it ended, in here the season stuff become available to be found in normal after a season ends.

dani_i89
dani_i89

Your beliefs are seriously misled. I've played all 3, and I've probably played D2 a hell of a lot more than you. My point is that it's sad that dedicated looting gaming modes have been introduced. Loot drops in Diablo were most satisfying when trawling through the campaign hoping for sweet drops. Now, there are modes dedicated to loot. Diablo was at its best when it was a solid action rpg big loot to play incentives. Now it has just become a farming simulator. It has a shit story, worse gameplay, a Fucking action house (which I called out as a rerrible idea when it was announced), childish voice acting and cartoon graphics. People like it because of loot though... Absolutely shameful.