Against the Burning Hells: Diablo III's Road to Redemption with Reaper of Souls
I had the pleasure to attend a talk by Josh Mosqueira; a Lead Game Designer for the Blizzard Diablo team. He wanted to give the folks at GDC a candid look at his journey since he was hired by Blizzard in 2012.
I'll do my best to paraphrase his key points and topics. Be sure to leave any thoughts in the comments below.
The atrocious feedback from the players left the Blizzard devs in a state of depression. The office was similar to a funeral home as the team honestly did not care about the sales records, they wanted the users to love the game they had been working on for 10+ years. The servers were overwhelmed and error 37 became an internet meme. Their BETA test w…
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What does everyone think of Whimsyshire? Rainbows, unicorns, pegasi, and all that?Read more >
What pc Requaraments needed fo diablo 1,2,3.Read more >
Today is a great day.
ALL, every single Unique and Super-Unique monster in Diablo III and Reaper of Souls received as much info as available.
531 total monster. I am frightened to think how long it has been...
Anyway, we are the best Diablo wiki in the world, and are one step closer to staying that way forever.
Regarding the said monsters: there is never a release. Some of them did not get screenshots. Some got screenshots, but did not receive extra info. Some are so rare that nobody even knows what type of monsters they are.
Want to help? Take a look at the list below, and if you see those bastards, before you kill them, take a second and write down what it was all about :P
Details and / or Screenshots of Unique monsters: Snoglatch Grimwield (Hig…Read more >
This guide is meant to address minor issues I've seen on the Diablo Wiki. I may write more of these in the future, it depends on the quality of articles I come across, I suppose.
The subject for today is the overuse of things on the wiki; going beyond that which is helpful, into the realm of redundancy and messiness.
The purpose of this is not to reprimand, but to explain the correct method of doing things. If you've been doing things wrong, don't feel ashamed, just start doing them right.
Stub is the most used maintenance template on the wiki. As of writing this blog, there are 518 pages under Article stubs. Yes, 518 pages. The wiki could certainly use more content, I do not contend this fact, but with such a massive quantity of pages there, …
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I hate to admit it, but apparently I need some help here ) While the Unique Monster pages for Acts I-IV for Diablo III are finished (well, almost, just a few pages need confirmation or could use extra screenshots), I really need some help with UM from Act V. Some of them are rare (so I can't verify their affixes and take extra screenshots). Besides, I am temporarily limited in time, and could use help of someone to assist me in making pages for monsters I already know of. And yes, I too grow lazy sometimes... Considering how many edits I already made.
If you want to offer some help, comment here or on my talk page. Whoever helps, I promise you milk and cookies, or whatever you prefer :)Read more >
While the formatting is a bit b0rked (due to being copied from WordPad and a lack of preamble for certain sections, I think it's possible to tidy it all up into one article and eliminate the others without losing relevant information.
To increase the replay value of the Diablo franchaise, Blizzard made a few simple changes to offer a new challenge to players. Players can accept to play the game in another tier, featuring penalties for their character while making the monsters are more difficult to defeat. The result of adventuring in these tiers not only greater challenge, but also the possibility of greater rewards. This is voluntary and players can choose to return to an easier difficulty level should they so choose. The subsequent ga…
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I would like to invite anyone with Diablo 3 Reaper of souls to add me as friend on PSN and run rifts and bounties for better gear. Level 70 wizard.demon hunter and monk. Please no hacked players i will delete you. PSN name is: Schwaby_Schwab19. Please add me!!Read more >
It's among us, almost there. When it goes live, we will have a LOT of work to do. PTR patch summaries are available, so the approximate list is clear.
Unless someone does anything before me, I will go in the following order: Skill changes (Wiz-DH-random order), Minor changes in gameplay, New items, LGems, other additions and changes.
Any help is appreciated :) Good luck, ladies and gentlemen. Let's not keep our readers waiting for updates, shall we?Read more >
Hello, just another question to anyone who knows of this.
It is possible for Characters to give weapons that you have in your stash and give them to your follower?
Ex. Giving a powerful crossbow to a scoundrel.Read more >
Everyone check out http://tengrade.com/tornado/DiabloIII and rate these topics and share with your friends. Enter Gamers as a referral code for a chance to win a monthly $100 Raffle sponsored by Tengrade.Read more >
Hi, I'm knew to Diablo 3, I was wondering about followers, you can recruit them when you meet them. Then at anytime you can dismiss them, but can you rehire them at any time?Read more >
Working together, we completed all Legendary and Set items in game! Patch 2.1 will add more, but as of now, this is it.
Thank you all who helped me shape it, format it, corrected my mistakes, and supported me.
Now, let's go onward with a new quest: time to show these Super Unique and Unique monsters who're the bosses here!Read more >
After over 2 months, I am about to take a short break from Wiki editing.
I am not sure when I come back, most likely by July 26th. Maybe I can do some minor editing, but overall, starting tomorrow night, I am taking a break.
Seems like I miss the 2.1 launch, or at least a new PTR build. So good luck starting the respective articles :)
Also, for 2.1 items, please check out this sample I made: User:Pryamus/Sorrowful Countenance. Need ideas to improve it. So far it has 3 seasonal indicators: the first paragraph, the note below the item type, and the separate line in the template box.
See ya all in 2 weeks ) or maybe earlier.Read more >
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I've been putting this off for a long time, but I've create a quote template for epigraph use. An example of internal and external sourcing can be found on the Demon Hunter and Exorcist pages respectively. Before you say anything, yes, this was ported from the SC wiki (of which I'm also an admin), and I've been putting off using it due to the different styles of the two. However, I would like to contend the following points:
- Use of a template will standardize how epigraphs appear. There's been too much inconsistancy.
- It looks better (personal preference, but I'd rather deal with a small "src" than a small no. sticking out).
- Flavor text for items and manuscript transcriptions remain as is (e.g. for items the text still remains at the bottom of…
Many of the monster articles are still missing lore entries.
Is there any place on the Internet where one can access all of them? Except for, of course, listening to it in-game and then typing manually.Read more >
After all this time, I DID get that Bottomless Potion of the Leech. It shiny ) and fashionable. Pink in color.
To celebrate this, I want to create a brand-new article on whatever topic we miss. If anyone proposes, I will do it. If no one will, I promise to click a 'Random Article' button until I find a stub kitty, then write it no matter what would that be.
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Dunno why, but every time in try to do something with the game or with the wiki in the last couple of days, I am performing as poorly as I never did before. Usually that does not happen.
So please, forgive me for any mistakes I make in that period, hopefully it will be over soon.
I wonder what's in the movies tonight...Read more >
There was a time when Diablo was one of my favorite things. Diablo 2 was the *perfect* game: it aged better than all of its contemporaries, and most of the games that came after it, too.
In the process of sequel-making, there's always this risk of failing to duplicate whatever it was that made you a success to begin with. Diablo 2 succeeded; but its successor, Diablo 3, did not.
I did my due diligence, though: I played through the game once. I endured the stupidity of the new storyline, the crass money-making scheme built into the game by its twin demons of shoddy random drop generation and "auction house." I was one of the ones who sat on day one and waited endless hours just to play this flawed, always-online game that dared lay claim to …Read more >
I noticed that in Diablo I they were everywhere: crosses on shrines, temple with crosses, crosses on graves; demonic pentagrams etc. Even the icon of the Holy Bolt spell.
In Diablo II, it was to a lesser degree, but still there, including the said icon.
In Diablo III, crosses are replaced with abstract symbols, and pentagrams with hexagrams.
Why do you think it happened? Were Zakarum symbols canceled when it became corrupted? ))Read more >
This blog is just to answer a few questions about the Great Evils, they are both Prime Evils and Lesser Evils. They each have an aspect. Does that make them an embodiment of those aspects?
Ex. Diablo's Aspect is The Lord of Terror, does that make him a representation or personification of Terror?Read more >
Goddammit, I just got the recipe!
And of course it took 23 MILLION gold and all my supply of the armorplates to craft bracers. Now I need shoulders... Where am I supposed to get another 23 million gold and bunch of reagents from rare-spawn wraiths?
Well, I hereby promise I will fill in articles on Aughild's Authority set as soon as I get my shoulderpads )Read more >
If you're a console gamer and you have yet to jump on the Diablo III bandwagon, August 19th is the date to keep an eye on -- Blizzard announced today that it plans to release Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The expansion will feature everything from the original release, in addition to the expansion Reaper of Souls, available on consoles for the first time. We're not sure what makes the version so "evil" (maybe the jewel case animates in the night and loots your home or attacks your pets), but we'll take Blizzard's word for it.
If you've already been playing through the original Diablo III on your home console of choice, fret not -- legacy players will have no trouble transferring t…
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Just got the datamined info for Wizards:
Force Weapon : Increase the damage bonus of Magic Weapon to 20% damage. (No longer has a chance to Knockback)
Molten Impact : Greatly increases the size and increases the damage of the Meteor impact to 1648% weapon damage as Fire and the molten fire to 549% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds. / Adds a 15 second cooldown. (Now also increases size of Meteor)
Slow Time : Archon form can cast a Slow Time that follows you. / Archon abilities deal Cold damage instead of Arcane. (Damage element now specified)
Pure Power : Decrease the cooldown of Archon to 100 seconds. / Archon abilities deal Lightning damage instead of Arcane. (Damage element now specified)
Combustion : An explosio…Read more >
I will hardly rest until the wiki is complete (will it ever be?), and will do as many contributions as I can. However, since I am not omnipowerful, and I have many more things to do, I will focus on Wizard-related items, mechanics etc. for now. Once I am done with it, we'll see what happens next. After all, it's my primary class and I at least have some idea on how the mechanics work...
Generally, I am formatting the existing articles to have more or less same appearance, and adding new ones, mostly those that are missing since the introduction of RoS.
Please do not remove clarifications (everything that is not a copy-paste or rephrasements of the official Game Guide information), unless it is contrary to Wiki rules, speculation, or you thin…Read more >
Okay, this is gonna be fun.
Never expected myself to write so much... Well, I apologize in advance for:
- Inaccuracies (normally I am trying to check the information, but it's not always possible, curse you Belial!)
- Spelling mistakes and typos (English is not my native language, in particular, I have trouble figuring out past tenses and adding 'a' / 'the' before nouns)
- Speculation (many of the plot-related details are only implied, and while quite blatant, they may be too theoretical)
- Poor citations (well... problem for everyone, it's hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if it's not there)
Good luck to everyone reviewing my contributions! You're going to need it...Read more >
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Diablo 3: phoenix costumes
Mystic's exclusive suite. Including deputies, gloves, legs, head, shoulders, torso, legs, total 7. Four sets of results for the CD300S rebirth skill, a kind of slick feeling. Six sets of results provide very good AOE damage, professional brush map, playing Diablo 3 gold gold,
(2) pieces: +500 Intelligence (4) parts: When you die, a meteorite will fall from the sky makes you alive. This effect has 300 seconds cooldown (6) Parts: Was killed by enemy fire damage would be an explosion and fire at nearby enemies, causing 300% weapon damage over 5 seconds
BlizzCon 2014 has been announced. Tickets now on sale.Read more >
What's up guys?! This Warmachine here and I would like to know if there was a possibility of a spin-off series of Diablo. After watching Diablo III: Wrath video, that got me thinking if there might be a series based from this very awesome game we have played today. If there was really a series, its animation might be anime-styled much like Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Might be a very good show in my mind if that ever really happened like that.
P.S.: However it's just a crazy idea of mine, so feel free to comment about it. Thanks!Read more >
Continuing on the discussion of demons post-D3:
- The Heavens seem to be in a better position than the Hells in that for all the damage done, they at least possess strong leadership.
- My guess is that the Reapers will collapse, as comparatively few Reapers seem to be self-aware (mostly, if not only its angelic members), and they've lost both Malthael and Urzael. And with the Black Soulstone destroyed, Malthael's plan is kinda shattered (pun intentional).
- I doubt the Nephalem will lead them. I...really dunno what'll happen post-RoS. They may pull another Dark Wanderer on us, but I doubt it.
- Malthael won't be reborn. There'll be a new Aspect of Wisdom, but reborn angels are still different individuals. It's iffy if there'll ever be an Aspect of Wis…
In true April Fool's fashion, Blizzard has come out swinging.
Though truth be told, I never heard of any rumors concerning Wirt being Belial. 0_0Read more >
UPDATE: We have a winner!
Congratulations to Hpshout, who won our random drawing from all the eligible candidates! A big thanks to everyone who entered, and have fun with Reaper of Souls!
Greetings, Diablo Wiki members!
As I'm sure you saw, we're running a little contest today to find the very best Diablo III Class build out there. We're talking about the most ruthless, OP, Min/Max build you can think of, the kind of build a Diablo 3 speedrunner (do those exist?) would use. The winner will receive a copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for the PC/Mac.
Unfortunately this contest is only open to citizens of the UK because of legal reasons. If you're not from the UK and would still like to pitch in, please do, but please make a note that you're no…
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On March 25, 2014, the first expansion to Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, went live. Death awaits...Read more >
As some of you might have noticed, I left a blurb in the Talk section of Difficulty. It seems that someone just casually added the relevant information for Diablo III with no regard for the fact it was written up for Diablo II. The first Diablo seems to have been omitted altogether.
There's three roads we can take and I'd like to see which one it is before I rebuild it to find out it should have been another road. First, we fix the main Difficulty article by concisely describing each one for all games and then give a link to a "main" article for each difficulty type, which can have sections for each game, describing how much the game changes from its previous difficulty. Second, merge it all into one article and hope that the index at th…Read more >
At the moment, I'm working, so there's little I can do for the next few days.
I've been trying to get those skills done when I realized that the template on the Character Pages for Diablo III doesn't have the kind of formatting that I'd like. Partly because just trying to put the entire chart with the levels and runes will turn that into something which dominates the article rather than simply listing the relevant skills, but I like the way the table breaks the sections for those skills a bit better.
I don't think it would hurt to have a separate article just dealing with the skills for each class, as putting it into the overview page makes that article cumbersome. While I could just come back when I have time and horse around, I think I'd…
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I am stuck on Duriel in Diablo II. I have a Level 23 Necromancer. I use a sword. The problem is that my hireling + my minions (I summon) keep getting slaughtered. I have been considering getting a wand.Read more >
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now has a release date—March 25, 2014. The game is available to pre-order, including a digital deluxe edition and retail-exclusive collector's edition.Read more >
I am sure that everyone here knows that the maximum possible block chance for shields in Diablo II is 75%.
On paper, at least. Unless shields do not always make the "ding" noise whenever a block activates, I'm noticing that (missed hits aside), enemies are hitting me rather than my shield far more than 25% of the time.
My question is: is the 75% value accurate? I know that hit percentages aren't with certain attacks, wondering if the same thing is true here.Read more >
I find not only in the World of Warcraft but in also the Starcraft and Diablo Community that Blizzard is attacked by it's fans because it isn't listening to it's audience. Well I'm here to state that Blizzard is listening to us and some people are acting ignorant to the whole situation. I'm upset to see that they are under seige because of simple mistakes and yet the people state as if they aren't doing enough.
Blizzard is underway to create multiple games that are new to them such as Hearthfire and Heros of the Storm. A big statement that Blizzard is listening to us is that they are creating WoD to gain it's old original population back and I'm excited for that! Diablo is getting their expansion as well! I'm intrested in grabbing both game…
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In addition to the interview with Jesse McCree and John Hight for Reaper of Souls, we also managed to secure an interview with Julia Humphreys, Senior Producer of the console version!
Miguel (M): Do you consider the console to be on equal footing with the PC?
- Julia Humphreys (JH): I definitely think so. One of our major goals when bringing it to the console was we believed there were legions of console players out there who might want to play Diablo but, for whatever reason, never picked it up for the PC. They weren't PC gamers or they didn't have a PC to play it on; they just had their preferred platforms. I think we've done a tremendous job of reaching those people and giving them an opportunity to experience the Diablo franchise and Blizz…
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Hello, Diablo fans! We were lucky enough to snag an interview with Jesse McCree (Senior Level Designer) and John Hight (Production Director) at this year's BlizzCon. We sat down and talked with them about the upcoming expansion, Reaper of Souls.
Miguel (M): Seems the biggest thing in Reaper of Souls (RoS) is the adventure mode so far. Can you speak to what you were trying to solve with the adventure mode?
- Jesse McCree (JM): We look at what the players are doing and how they're playing the game. We like to be efficient and get the rewards in the quickest way possible. The current way to do that is to find a spot you think is good and play it over and over again. That's not necessarily the most fun thing to do. How do I break myself out of that…
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The Grandfather (D3)
Doombringer (D3)Read more >
With BlizzCon fast approaching, we're interested in any questions players might have about Diablo III (Reaper of Souls or the console). We'll have some one-on-one time with the powers that be for the game, so if there's anything you've been wanting to ask, something you're wondering about, or even some constructive criticism, we'll be happy to pass it along.
Feel free to post your questions here and, come interview time, we'll pull from them and post the responses by Sunday.Read more >
As of the October 29th update, Wikia will be storing its images in a new location. While it updates, you may notice that uploading has been disabled for a short period of time. The time for this period is not known.
"Later this week, Wikia will begin transferring images to a new file storage system. This will be done on a wiki-by-wiki basis, with the smaller, older wikis getting updated first. When the script is transferring the images on your wiki, uploads on your wiki will be disabled. This process will be done quietly on the backend and there will be no major disruption to your wiki other than the disabled uploading. Uploads will be disabled for a small period of time, usually less than an hour."
Just a short message in case you'…Read more >
Blizzard is having a design a legendary contest. Over the next few months, staff take players through the all the different design stages behind bringing a single Legendary item to life, from concept to creation to iteration, all the way through animation and implementation. Leading up to release of Reaper of Souls, players will have the opportunity to not only weigh in, but help guide development on a Legendary item that will be implemented and playable.Read more >
So apart from the two paladins, what other character have I been building on? I have three more, but there are only two that I've been spending any time on.
Level 68 Sorceress: Enchantress
She's made it, albeit with some trouble to the Inner Cloister of Hell difficulty, and she's a bit difficult when facing bosses in Nightmare. I still don't think this is bad because I haven't put points in much outside of Enchant and Warmth. I've dropped a single skill point in both Teleport and Static field, but she's a pretty solid character considering I have 28 skill points left over. I was thinking of choosing Frozen Orb as her secondary attack, and given that Lightning has three synergies and that's not including Lightning Mastery, I think I'll be…Read more >
Hello everyone! Just a public announcement to say that the Read More section of the wiki (usually at the bottom of each article) has been disabled after I chased up staff about it. If you disagree with this change, please mention it to myself or another admin and we'll discuss the benefits of the feature.Read more >
Apparently wikis have two default emoticons. I have replaced these and added five more.
These are small templates to be used on talk pages, blogs, or forums topics.
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