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Looks like it's official for tomorrow!!!!! ;)

Scheduled Maintenance - August 21 - Forums - Diablo III

(patch note link does not work, but scroll down.... ;) ).

edit: And holy cwap that's a ton of both bug fixes and hard tweaks.
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Nice info man, seems im going to play that thing again !
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Old August 20, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Well, that should be a game changer.
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I am not very excited for the paragon level thing... Honestly I want more content not to grind the same content for longer if every act was the length of act I, I would be pretty happy.

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Old August 20, 2012, 07:39 PM
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I am not very excited for the paragon level thing... Honestly I want more content not to grind the same content for longer.
That's probably going to have to wait until an X-Pack. I suppose a lot depends on how a person enjoyed playing DII.

I was fine with the neverending grind while hoping to find a better drop and slowly improving stats on the way to lvl 99. I'm sure I spent a good 1 - 2 yrs where that was the great majority of my gaming (LoD), and then the occasional 2 - 3 month stretch revisiting the game when a new/major patch came out which changed gameplay. Other folks not so much.
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That's probably going to have to wait until an X-Pack. I suppose a lot depends on how a person enjoyed playing DII.

I was fine with the neverending grind while hoping to find a better drop and slowly improving stats on the way to lvl 99. I'm sure I spent a good 1 - 2 yrs where that was the great majority of my gaming (LoD), and then the occasional 2 - 3 month stretch revisiting the game when a new/major patch came out which changed gameplay. Other folks not so much.
I enjoyed the DII item hunt because I enjoyed the boss runs... However this play the whole act repeatedly for best results bores me.

Also having a specific item you are looking for was fun unlike rolling the dice every drop.

Also looking at the comments all I see is "good job Blizzard! Now I will come back and play"... All they did was add more levels so your characters can get stronger. There is no point grinding until your eyes bleed because at the end of the day there is only 1 thing to do in the game which is grind. You push to reach an objective and once you get there, there isn't anything to do the fact is that the game ends once you hit level 60 (really for me the game ends once you hit level20 or 30 something and clear normal mode). Now grind isn't all bad but once players hit paragon 100 AKA level 160 there is still only one thing to do. There is no progression after you hit the level cap and there is still nothing that isn't mindless to do. At the end of the day completionists will hit 160 and then be just as disappointed with the game as when they hit level 60.

In DII you had specific goals to work for once you beat the game, whether it was getting that 1 special item, dueling people or starting again with a completely new character. I remember making smiter pally's hammerdins, trap assassins and they could all work but in D3 all the builds feel the same. You can have a completely different skill bar from someone else but at the end of the day your characters will function very similarly.

P.S I saw someone call the paragon system innovative... I almost pooped my pants it only exists in every F2P MMO ever.

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nothing in there about a fix for all the choppiness and lag either. Unless i missed it. That was one of the biggest reasons i quit playing
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Servers are up, but the AH is still grayed out so I wouldn't be surprised if they go back down again. :)

Just played about 10 minutes and it's gratifying to be able to see movement on leveling up even if it's only by a small amount.
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Just played about 10 minutes and it's gratifying to be able to see movement on leveling up even if it's only by a small amount.
How fast do you go up? is it anything like lvl 59-60? or did they really crank up the exp you need so the grind lasts longer?

Edit: checked out a stream and the guy is p3 already and he has gotten about 30% in less than 10 mins (he is fully decked out though farming act III). Seems like only champion packs give worthwhile exp.

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How fast do you go up? is it anything like lvl 59-60? or did they really crank up the exp you need so the grind lasts longer?

The grind is MUCH longer. XP is about triple for your first paragon level versus 59-60 (2.5 mill vs 7.5 mill, give or take)

Final level 100 is 330 million-ish.
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