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Diablo III has been out for a few weeks now, and Blizzard is now talking about tweaking the Demon Hunter, Monk, and Wizard classes. The studio is tempering those comments by saying that they won't be adjusting class balance unless it determines that a particular skill is game-breaking.
Regarding the changes to Lingering Fog, Boon of Protection, and Force Armor: "We determined these skills were simply more powerful than they should be, and we felt their impact on class balance and how each class was perceived warranted hotfixes as soon as we were able," Blizzard wrote in a post on the official Diablo III forums. "However, we don't want you to be worried that a hotfix nerf is lurking around the corner every day. If a skill is strong, but isn't really breaking the game, we want you to have your fun. Part of the enjoyment of Diablo is finding those super-strong builds, and we want players to be excited to use something they discovered that feels overpowered. A good example of this is the monk Overawe rune, which many players have identified as being quite good. We agree it's good, but we don't think it's so far out of line that we're going to swoop in and hotfix it out of existence."
Blizzard says that the first hotfix, version 1.0.2, is coming next week, and will address server issues. The following patch, 1.0.3, is designed to focus on class balance.
In addition to talking about the upcoming changes in class balance, Blizzard released a series of Diablo III facts. Here are some highlights; check out the post for the complete list.
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Well this is interesting. I can't wait to see what they have in store.
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It really shocks me how players complain about that game being way too easy, while also complaining about all these nerfs to OP skills that are making it easy cuz it screws up their builds.
What i would like to know is...what exactly did they change?
Thank you Blizzard, for putting up with all these raging assholes who want to bad mouth your game. I love every ounce of Diablo 3, keep up the good work.
The game is alright in my oppinion. I think in D2 Act 2 was decently hard and the boss was pretty difficult by yourself since hes so fast and freezes you if your close. In D3 its sorta progressive in terms of difficulty, i like it when you forgot how hard the boss was if you weren't prepared then found out the hard way :P
But D3. still a decent game
that's just my oppinion though.
I don't think I should have a problem with my Hardcore Monk on Normal because I don't think I really died playing through the first time. Nightmare is a different story...
when will they release a Mac FPS fix? they said "soon" on D3 message boards. "soon" is what I tell girls when they ask to hang out but I don't want to see them. So if Blizzard is at all like me I don't think I'm gonna be able to play on my Mac