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Diablo III Changes Based On Beta Info

Diablo III is definitely coming to consoles, so we're covering news and updates for the game. No, it isn't official but I mean...come on. How many more Blizzard employees have to confirm the console version it before it's "official?"

Anyway, based on beta feedback, the team is prepared to make some significant changes. According to an update over at the Diablo III Blog, we're looking at a few system changes: first up is the disappearance of Scrolls of Identification. Now, all you'll have to do is right click (not sure what button that'll be on the PS3 or 360 controller), wait a few seconds, and the stats of an item will be revealed. They're also taking out the Cauldron of Jordan and the Nephalem Cube, because keeping them wouldn't give players enough incentive to return to town. To go back to town, just use the Stone of Recall.

Blizzard is also making changes to the core character attributes, the Mystic Artisan has been removed, and the blacksmith will be able to salvage items for players. These new alterations will be seen in an upcoming patch, so beta testers will be able to try out the new and improved Diablo III. As for a release date... 'sigh' Still hoping.

Related Game(s): Diablo III

Tags: diablo iii, diablo iii ps3, diablo iii development, blizzard

1/20/2012 10:10:25 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

SmokeyPSD
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:01:33 AM
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Console releases and the changes really make me feel Blizzard aren't the developers that can do no wrong anymore...

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Hynad
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 12:02:31 PM
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Are people going to call doom and gloom on this game, like they're doing for FF VS XIII?

After all, it's been in development for at least as long as Versus, been "delayed" countless times... And since StarCraft 2 wasn't met with the same acclaim as the original, why should we give that game any slack, compared to Versus?

Hum...

(personally, I don't care about the wait for either games, but it's funny to see how Japanese devs get all the crap these days while western devs get free passes all the time...)

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:33:33 PM

If you knew about blizzard, the only thing they say about a games timeframe is 'when its ready'. It hasn't been delayed countless times as no set date was ever put on the game by the devs themselves

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___________
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 1:22:37 AM

simple.
blizzard have never made a bad game, unlike $E!
also blizzard dont try to turn their games into something their not, unlike $E!

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Hynad
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 6:55:35 AM

That's debatable.

I remember a game called WarCraft 3...

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Geobaldi
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7:32:19 AM

Warcraft 3 sold more then any of the previous Warcraft titles and had higher review scores of any of Blizzard's other games up to that point.

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Hynad
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7:34:08 AM

@aaronisbla

The same for Versus. No set date was given. ¬_¬

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Neo_Aeon666
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 2:46:47 PM
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There is nothing wrong with this game. Don't know what you are talking about (you two up there). I am a beta tester. It is true that once I had the cube I nearly NEVER went to town and pretty much did not bother with selling my things. Only wanted more materials.

Sad they are removing the ID scrolls. They could do something like: Sorceress and Wizard (and maybe Witch doctor) can ID but other classes need scrolls. Loved to hear the sound of the ID scroll hoping for the item to be a top tier Unique or a crazy rare lol.

And I fail to see how this game coming to consoles makes Blizz in the wrong. I played D1 on PS1. Long loadings but was still fun.

Personnally, even though I can only do the first chapter, I find the game pretty addictive. Played last night... Only wanted to mess around for 15-30mins and when I checked the clock again... 3hrs had passed XD. So far it looks very promising and I am pretty eager to get my hands on the full release!!!

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Qubex
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 7:58:17 PM

Visually, is it up there with the best games?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Neo_Aeon666
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:51:21 PM

id say.. No lol (And I run it maxed out at 1080p on a 32 inch led.). It is pretty. But I don't think their goal is to make an *Uncharted* pretty game. Simply is alot of fun and the graphics work very well to bring up the atmosphere. Like the graphics are perfect for what they intended to do with the game but they do not rival the likes of BF3/UC/GoW.

I would only point out that I think the character models are pretty low res. (Not many polygons and not much detail) Also, you can't look at your character in the menu (like spin around him to see gear) Looks good when you play since you are far from your character but when you look at it in title screen... They couldve done prettier models. At least put it as an option for stronger pcs.


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CrusaderForever
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 4:22:49 PM
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It's not a big deal to get rid of the id scrolls. When I played DII for over a 100 hours my tome's were always full of town portal and id scrolls. I never had to worry so I can see why they are removing them.

But what's funny is that you have to right click on them and see details. Why not just have every item's details show right away?

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Neo_Aeon666
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 10:54:49 PM

Think it has to do with trades. I used to show some Unid uniques or rares to people. And sometimes they are worth more that way :P Unless you do not mind risking to ID it and get a bad one haha.

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aaronisbla
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 11:38:13 PM

yeah i remember dealing in trades for extremely rare items i would collect during countless mephisto runs, and just magic find runs in general. Eventually id run into some traders who didn't want their stuff to be id'd for some reason. Not sure if the roll of the item was on kill or on id

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Robochic
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 6:54:11 PM
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i would like it on console as i'm not a big PC player but as long as it's good and done correctly but i believe blizzard can do this they don't rush their games.

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Stabs88
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 6:38:54 PM

All you need for your PS3 is a keyboard (USB) and a mouse (USB) and BAM! feels like your playing on the PC. This could be a very good money maker

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___________
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 1:21:13 AM
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no ones ever confirmed it all they have said is there looking into it.
thats FAR from a confirmation!
i absolutely loved the beta, so i cant wait till it comes out!
put my preorder on the CE yesterday my god it comes with some awesome kit!
$ony could learn allot from blizzard!
it comes with a sh*t load more content then $ony CEs.
it comes with a sh*t load better content then $onys CEs.
AND its actually limited, unlike the GT5 sig edition which was so mass produced every JB in the country is selling it for 100 bucks!
AND its a sh*t load cheaper!
140 opposed to the ridiculous 250+ $ony normally charges!

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Naksy
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 3:56:06 AM
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right click for PS3? R3! duh! whats the xbox got?

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Slime
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7:45:06 AM
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Day one purchase for me on pc as that's the first thing it will probably be released on then i won't have to buy another game for at least a year if its anything like d2 :-)

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